Friday, July 5, 2013

Document & Document & Document.

One of the single most important things we can do to help in this fight (in addition to attending the July 11th Board Meeting AND future BOE meetings until this is resolved) is to document, document, document.
It is clear that the Board of Education has no interest in investigating the concerns that both teachers and parents have repeatedly brought to them so it is now imperative for us to bring the evidence of Dr. Henkel's incompetence and demand action. Many children at our school have been denied services they are legally entitled to.
  • If your child has an IEP and was NOT provided remedial reading by a certified reading teacher AND/OR your child went months without RtI, please write down any conversations you had with the school regarding these matters, include dates and a description of the conversation, as well as anyone else who may have been in attendance along with any email exchanges.
  • If your child's teacher told you that they could not release your child's reading level or test scores please document this.
  • If you were denied access to BOE members or asked to not attend Board of Education meetings please document this.
In addition to bringing this to the BOE meeting, you can also file a complaint with the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Education using this link: While you may not be able to have anything prepared for the July 11th BOE meeting, there is always next month and the month after that and so on. The complaint process can seem overwhelming but there are many resources available and community members who are happy to help.

Please contact us if you have questions. We may not be able to answer them but can hopefully guide you in the right direction.