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Chain Of Command

Woodland Hills School District

How to Effectively Communicate with School Officials

 

Parents can sometimes be discouraged when they attempt to communicate with central office administrators and/or school board members and they are asked to speak to building-based officials in order to resolve a problem his or her child may be experiencing at school. In order to prevent possible frustration, parents can become informed about the District's "chain of command," or where to begin the communication sequence regarding their problem or concern.

Many parent and community questions are easily and completely answered by communicating directly with the educator in charge of the class or program. Each situation should first be addressed at whatever level the initial action was taken with appeals moving on to the next level of the chain of command. The easiest way to communicate is via email, a phone call is the next preferable way, and then a scheduled face-to-face meeting is the next step when necessary.

 

Communicating Effectively with School Officials

 
On Matters Involving Student Discipline & Instruction/Curriculum
1. Classroom teacher
2. Assistant Principal / Principal
3. Assistant to the Superintendent
4. Superintendent
5. Board of Education

 

 
On Matters Involving Personnel/Staff
 
1. Staff Member
2. Principal / Assistant Principal / Supervisor
3. Assistant to the Superintendent/Chief of
Staff
4. Superintendent
5. Board of Education

 

 

On Matters Involving Athletics
 
1. Coach
2. Director of Athletics and Activities
3. Principal
4. Assistant to the Superintendent
5. Superintendent
6. Board of Education

 

 

On Matters Involving Activites: (Non-Athletic)
 
1. Sponsor
2. Director of Athletics and Activities
3. Principal
4. Assistant to the Superintendent
5. Superintendent
6. Board of Education

 

 

On Matters Involving Transportation: Discipline/Behavior
 
1. Principal / Assistant Principal
2. Business Manager
3. Superintendent
4. Board of Education

 

 

On Matters Involving Transportation: Operations
 
1. Bus Company / Bus Driver
2. Supervisor of Transportation & Food Service
3. Principal / Assistant Principal
4. Business Manager
5. Superintendent
6. Board of Education

 

 

On Matters Involving Facilities & Grounds
 
1. Principal
2. Supervisor of Facilities OR Facilities
Administrative Assistant
3. Business Manager
4. Superintendent
5. Board of Education

 

On Matters Involving Food Service
 
1. Kitchen Manager
2. Supervisor of Transportation & Food Service
3. Principal / Assistant Principal
4. Business Manager
5. Superintendent
6. Board of Education