When a serious conflict or concern at school arises, do your part to help reach a resolution that works for everyone. If the issue isn’t cleared up immediately, try the following steps:
Informal Dispute Resolution
- Ideally, student conflicts or concerns are resolved directly with the teacher or other responsible staff person involved.
- If the problem is not cleared up after speaking with the person most directly involved, speak with the school principal.
- If the problem still is not resolved, speak with staff at the school district office for their assistance with other informal resolution methods.
- After all efforts to resolve the situation using this process have been exhausted, an official appeal may be filed.
Two levels of appeal are available after informal methods have not worked:
- Contact your local Board of Education.
- If the issue remains unresolved, contact a superintendent of achievement.