Each student will ascend

Addressing Your Questions & Concerns

The Morris School District strives to create and maintain open, inclusive, two-way communication with families.  To facilitate this goal and to ensure we can address your needs as quickly and efficiently as possible, we have outlined the following steps for communication. We have found our dialogue with families to be particularly productive and mutually beneficial when all parties adhere to these recommended principles: 

principles for a productive dialogue


WHOM SHOULD I CONTACT
ABOUT MY SPECIFIC QUESTION OR CONCERN?

Click on the panel below that corresponds to your area of concern and follow the steps indicated.  Your first contact will be the staff member listed in Step 1, as that person will usually have the most information.  If you feel further discussion is warranted to resolve an issue, please contact additional personnel according to these guidelines.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/TITLE IX

STEP 1: Building Principal; if not resolved…
STEP 2: Director of Human Resources; if not resolved…
STEP 3: Superintendent of Schools 

ATHLETICS (FMS & MHS)

STEP 1: Coach; if not resolved…
STEP 2: Director of Athletics (FMS or MHS); if not resolved…
STEP 3: Building Principal; if not resolved…
STEP 4: Superintendent of Schools

BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL CARE (SUNRISE & SUNSET)

STEP 1: On-site program administrator; if not resolved...
STEP 2: Building Principal; if not resolved...
STEP 3: Community School Director; if not resolved...
STEP 4: Superintendent of Schools

BUDGET & BUSINESS OPERATIONS, OPRA REQUESTS, BOARD OF EDUCATION

STEP 1: Business Administrator, if not resolved…
STEP 2: Superintendent of Schools

BULLYING/HIB

STEP 1: Classroom Teacher; if not resolved…
STEP 2: Building Principal; if not resolved…
STEP 3: District Coordinator for HIB; if not resolved…
STEP 4: Superintendent of Schools 

CLASSROOM PROCEDURES, GRADES, SCHEDULE, YOUR CHILD'S BEHAVIOR

For Grades PreK-5:
STEP 1: Classroom Teacher; if not resolved…
STEP 2: Building Principal; if not resolved…
STEP 3: Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction; if not resolved…
STEP 4: Superintendent of Schools 

For Grades 6-12:
STEP 1: Classroom Teacher; if not resolved…
STEP 2: House Supervisor (FMS) or Assistant Principal (MHS); if not resolved…
STEP 3: Building Principal; if not resolved…
STEP 4: Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction; if not resolved…
STEP 5: Superintendent of Schools

CLUBS & OTHER EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

STEP 1: Advisor/Instructor; if not resolved…
STEP 2: Building Principal; if not resolved…
STEP 3: Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction; if not resolved…
STEP 4: Superintendent of Schools

CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION: Subjects taught, teaching strategies, textbooks & materials

For Grades Pre-K - 5:
STEP 1: Classroom Teacher; if not resolved…
STEP 2: Building Principal; if not resolved…
STEP 3: Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction; if not resolved…
STEP 4: Superintendent of Schools

For Grades 6-12:
STEP 1: Classroom Teacher; if not resolved…
STEP 2: Building Principal; if not resolved…
STEP 3: Curriculum Supervisor in the subject area; if not resolved...
STEP 5: Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction; if not resolved…
STEP 6: Superintendent of Schools

EMPLOYMENT & CERTIFICATION

STEP 1: Director of Human Resources; if not resolved…
STEP 2: Superintendent of Schools

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS

STEP 1: Staff Member; if not resolved…
STEP 2: Building Principal; if not resolved…
STEP 3: Director of ELL/Bilingual Programs; if not resolved...
STEP 4: Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction; if not resolved…
STEP 5: Superintendent of Schools

MEDICAL CONCERNS

STEP 1: School Nurse; if not resolved…
STEP 2: Building Principal; if not resolved…
STEP 3: Director of Pupil Services; if not resolved…
STEP 4: Superintendent of Schools

RESIDENCY

STEP 1: Building Principal; if not resolved…
STEP 2: Supervisor of SEL & Information Management; if not resolved…
STEP 3: Superintendent of Schools

SAFETY & SECURITY

STEP 1: Building Principal; if not resolved…
STEP 2: Manager of Safety & Operations; if not resolved…
STEP 3: Superintendent of Schools

SCHOOL COUNSELING, MENTAL HEALTH, RELATED CONCERNS

STEP 1: School Counselor, Social Worker, School Psychologist; if not resolved…
STEP 2: Building Principal; if not resolved…  
STEP 3: Director of Pupil Services; if not resolved…
STEP 4: Superintendent of Schools

SCHOOL PERSONNEL

STEP 1: Staff Member; if not resolved…
STEP 2: Building Principal; if not resolved…
STEP 3: Director of Human Resources; if not resolved…
STEP 4: Superintendent of Schools 

SPECIAL EDUCATION, 504 PLANS, IEP

STEP 1: Teacher, Specialist, or Child Study Team Member (Psychologist, Counselor, Social Worker, Speech and Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist); if not resolved…
STEP 2: Case Manager; if not resolved…
STEP 3: Building Principal; if not resolved…
STEP 4: Supervisor of Special Education (PreK-5 or 6-12)
STEP 5: Director of Pupil Services; if not resolved…
STEP 6: Superintendent of Schools

TRANSPORTATION: bus stop location, bus route problems, schedule

STEP 1: Supervisor of Transportation; if not resolved
STEP 2: Business Administrator; if not resolved…
STEP 3: Superintendent of Schools

TRANSPORTATION, OTHER ISSUES: behavior, bullying

STEP 1: Building Principal; if not resolved…
STEP 2: Supervisor of Transportation; if not resolved…
STEP 3: Business Administrator
STEP 4: Superintendent of Schools

USE OF BUILDING/FIELD REQUESTS

STEP 1: Building Principal; if not resolved…
STEP 2: Facilities Use Coordinator; if not resolved…
STEP 3: Business Administrator; if not resolved…
STEP 4: Superintendent of Schools 

MSD Norms

Contact Information

Contact information for Central Office administrators and staff can be found here:

central office administrator & staff DIRECTORY

Contact information for each of our schools can be found here:

school OVerviews

Contact information for all district employees can be found here:

MSD Staff Directory.