Members of the Board of Education individually and collectively welcome their responsibilities for listening to comments and suggestions from residents. The Board of Education encourages parents to resolve educational problems concerning an individual student with the teacher involved and if not resolved to proceed to the next levels of responsibility, i.e., building Principal, and then Superintendent, in that order.
Since individual Board of Education members cannot respond for the Board as a whole, they will refer suggestions, compliments and concerns regarding educational and operational matters to the Superintendent for appropriate consideration. Concerns expressed to individual Board of Education members will be considered by the Board only after the Superintendent has studied and responded to the matter and it has been referred to the Chairperson of the Board of Education by the Superintendent. Eventual placement on an agenda is the sole discretion of the Board Chairperson.
A procedure for processing and responding to criticism of approved instructional materials shall be established and followed. This procedure shall include a signed complaint and an appointed committee to re-evaluate the material in question.
(cf. 1200 - Citizens' Advisory Committees)
(cf. 4118.21 - Academic Freedom)
(cf. 5145.2 - Freedom of Speech/Expression)
(cf. 6144 - Controversial Issues)
(cf. 6161 - Equipment, Books, Materials: Provision/Selection_)
Litchfield Board of Education
Policy Adopted: 4/12/1983
Policy Revised: 8/25/1998, 8/24/2004
Policy Reviewed: 11/5/2008, 2/1/2017