There's actually a policy that directly addresses Public Complaints in Fox C-6's School Board Policies and Regulations. A member of the community DOES NOT have to follow the same chain of command when addressing a complaint or a grievance directly to the Fox C-6 Board of Education that the public does when making a complaint involving instruction, discipline, or learning materials.
I've posted several of Fox's Policies and Regulations that should be of great interest to the Fox C-6 community below to make it easy for you to review. I've also included Policies and Regulations for the Role of the Superintendent of Schools.
Fox's Policies and Regulations can be downloaded in it's various forms from the district website or from one of the district attorney's Missouri Consultants for Education (MCE) website. MCE has the latest revision of the Policies and Regulations posted on it for the community and staff to review. The community is part of the development process of our school district's Policies and Regulations.
The copy posted on MCE's website is the copy that Superintendent Critchlow told the community and staff to review at the February school board meeting. Superintendent Critchlow is asking for feedback and comments on the updated Policies and Regulations before the school board votes to approve them. She said they would be posted online for review for the next 30 days.
Did Superintendent Critchlow inform the public very well about the updated Policies, Regulations and Forms that were posted for review?
Below are some links for where you can download Fox's School Board Policies and Regulations:
Fox's Draft of new Board Policies and Regulations from 2012 on Fox's Website
Fox's Current Board Policies and Regulations on Fox's Website
Below are some of Fox C-6's Policies and Regulations for you to review. I have emphasized some of the text in the Policies and Regulations to bring them to your attention. After reading them, you may discover that Superintendent Critchlow and the Board of Education don't always follow our Policies and Regulations. Superintendent Critchlow will most likely disagree with my conclusions, but there is plenty of documentation to prove otherwise.
It's up to you, the patrons and taxpayers of the Fox C-6 community to express your concerns or Public Complaints directly to our elected Board of Education. That is THE ONLY WAY to make our school board members aware of the problems in our school district and show that the community really does care about how our school district operates. Be forewarned that you may receive an email from the district informing you that you have to follow the "proper chain of command" similar to the email I received last month.
See my article from last month titled: Why Does Fox C-6 Have a School Board?
2. Consult with parents about how the school can work with parents to achieve the program's objectives.
3. Provide to parents timely information concerning program evaluations.