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How to find answers and handle concerns
Students learn best in a setting that makes them feel safe and supported. At Marcellus Central Schools, we value the well-being and academic success of every student and strive to provide a learning environment that fosters both.

An important aspect of any safe space is a clearly marked path that students and parents can follow if problems or concerns arise. With that in mind, we’ve created the following step-by-step procedures to answer questions, solve problems or make suggestions. We ask you to start by reaching out to the individual who knows the most about the specific issue at hand. Please do not hastily “jump over” people to advance the matter to a supervisory level prematurely. The district observes due process for each and every concern.

If you have any questions pertaining to the school district or about your child’s work, please do not hesitate to call. We encourage any and all questions from parents and residents concerning school matters. If you have gone through the steps below and still have a concern, please feel free to call Superintendent of Schools Michelle L. Brantner at 673-6000.

Medical concerns (K-12)
Step 1: Contact the nurse in your child’s building. If the concern is not resolved…
Step 2: Contact Director of Special Education & Grants Kara Lux.

Special Education concerns/special needs (K-12)
Step 1: Contact the special education teacher. If not resolved…
Step 2: Contact Director of Special Education & Grants Kara Lux.
Response to Intervention (RTI) and Academic Intervention Services (AIS) concerns
Step 1: AIS teacher (math, reading, etc.). If not resolved…
Step 2: Robert Montgomery (grades K-4), Janet O’Mara (grades 5-8) or John Durkee (grades 9-12). If not resolved…
Step 3: Director of Special Education & Grants Kara Lux.
Curriculum concerns (class or course) 
Step 1: Teacher and/or school counselor. If not resolved…
Step 2: Katherine Cook (K-12 STEM coordinator) or K-12 humanities coordinator (TBD). If not resolved…
Step 3: Building principal.

School Difficulty (marks, classroom behavior, etc. K-12)
Step 1: Classroom teacher or counselor. If not resolved…
Step 2: Building principal.
Transportation concerns (pick-up, route problems, etc.)
Step 1: Transportation supervisor. If not resolved…
Step 2: Business Administrator Anthony Sonnacchio.
Other Transportation concerns (behavior on bus, etc.)
Step 1: Bus driver. If not resolved…
Step 2: Building principal.
Athletic concerns
Step 1: Team coach. If not resolved…
Step 2: Program/varsity coach. If not resolved…
Step 3: Athletic Director Michael Free. If not resolved…
Step 4: Building principal.
Co-curricular concerns (student clubs)
Step 1: Faculty adviser. If not resolved…
Step 2: Building principal

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