Board Communications

Concerns and Feedback

Let us know what you are thinking

Part of providing a high-quality education to our students means offering exceptional service to all of our customers. As a district committed to personal relationships, offering a high-quality customer service experience is an essential part of our mission.

We recognize, however, that at times we may not meet all of your expectations. We welcome your feedback, and encourage you to let us know if you have concerns. We’ll do our best to answer your questions and work with you to find a reasonable solution to any problems.

How to work with us to address concerns and solve problems:

  1. Share your concerns with the person most directly involved (ie. classroom teacher, coach/activity advisor, etc.). Many times a concern is a result of misinformation or a misunderstanding and can be solved at the classroom or building level.
  2. If after that meeting there is still an issue, bring your concerns to the building principal or appropriate supervisor.
  3. If an issue remains, you may direct your concerns to the superintendent or her administrative designee.
  4. If there is still an issue after speaking with the superintendent/designee, you may bring your concern to an opening forum, which is held as part of the school board’s regular business meeting.

Our district is committed to continuous improvement, and we are always seeking to enhance the experience for our students, families and community members. We value your feedback.

Open Forum Expectations

If you wish to speak to the School Board, you will be able to do so at the start of the school board meeting during Open Forum. You may sign in only for yourself, not other individuals or groups, and only in person. The sign in sheet is made available 30 minutes prior and up to the start of the meeting. Due to time limitations, we will limit the number of speakers to 12. If you spoke at the last meeting, please consider allowing others to sign in before you.

After you address the Board, please leave the podium.

Stillwater Area School District welcomes input from citizens as community involvement fosters better decision making and improved learning experiences for all students. While comments and questions are welcome during Open Forum, law prohibits the Board from discussing concerns about individual employees or students in a public meeting. We will stop the proceedings immediately if employee or student privacy issues are raised and direct the speaker to forward comments regarding individual employees or students to the superintendent.

Because we are modeling civil discourse for our community, speakers must present their testimony in a respectful manner. Vulgarity, character attacks, malice or specific complaints identifying staff or students by name or implication will not be permitted.

The Board will not deliberate, discuss, or engage in conversation with speakers during open forum.

However, the Board may ask administration to review the concern(s) presented.