Communication is the Key
Regular communication with your child’s teachers is vital to student success. It is important that you get the phone numbers and e-mail addresses of your child’s teachers and principals at the beginning of each school year. If you have a problem in communicating with your child’s teacher or team, try to address it as soon as possible. Different opinions are not necessarily a sign of a problem. They can show that staff is truly concerned about your student. Listen and communicate your input calmly and clearly.
Suggested steps to take:
- Your first step should be scheduling a meeting with your child’s teacher to identify the problem and look for a solution.
- The school counselor, social worker, psychologist or teacher consultants are all staff persons who you can contact in trying to resolve a problem.
- If your student has an Individualized Education Program (IEP), the Director of Special Education can be contacted at 313-203-3176, if there is no resolution with the building administrator.
- If you have tried all of the above and you still have concerns, you may contact Wayne County RESA Special Education and Early Intervention Services at (734) 532-1494.