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Resources for parents to navigate Fairport Schools
Read about Graphic Sex Depicted in Book at Fairport Elementary Schools
STEP 1A: Contact school Principal
In accordance with District Policy 8330, concerned parents are advised to contact the school principal. Use our LETTER TEMPLATE to begin the process.
STEP 1B: Contact members of the school district
Calling or emailing members of the school district is a good place to start. Often parents will start with teachers and then escalate their concerns to higher authorities. Routinely these situations escalate all the way to the board of education and superintendent. Ask questions such as:
Board of Education Contacts:
Emailing the board of education president, Peter Forsgren and CC'ing the rest of the board members is an effective way to share your concerns. These are elected officials are typically responsive to the concerns of parents.
Simply copy and paste into the TO: Field of your email program
email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; WightBOE@gmail.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Use the links below to find the contacts for the library of each school and search the online catalog of materials.
STEP 2: Attend (and speak) at Board of Education Meetings
Showing up in person is important at School Board meetings, but speaking during Public Comments is the more impactful. Check out some past speeches during Public Comments.
These meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month, at Fairport High School, 1 Dave Paddock Way, in Room 512. The meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. To view the schedule visit fairport.org
To get on the list of speakers during Public Comments, simply email Pam Alexander one week before the meeting and tell her you'd like to speak.
Phone: (585) 421-2010
STEP 3: Demand Special Meeting with school principal and librarian
Demand a special meeting that will give parents an opportunity to ask questions of district leaders and those accountable for allowing sexually explicit materials to be in educational settings throughout all the schools in the district. After the meeting, complete the challenge form.
STEP 4: Demand Acknowledgement and Public Apology
Contact Superintendent Brett Provenzano and all the members of the board of education and demand they acknowledge the existence of these materials and apologize for allowing inappropriate, sexually explicit materials to be in our schools.
STEP 5: Demand Transparency with Parent-Led Independent Audit
Contact Superintendent Brett Provenzano and all the members of the board of education and demand the formation of a parent-led independent audit committee. The committee would conduct an investigation to review existing materials in the schools to determine appropriateness; and recommend criminal and/or disciplinary action for individuals who are responsible for exposing children to sexually explicit materials.
STEP 6: Demand Accountability for FCSD Policies and Procedures
Contact Superintendent Brett Provenzano and all the members of the board of education and demand there be accountability and oversight regarding the adherence to District policies and procedures. For example, Board Policy 8310R Instruction Materials, or 8330R Objection To Instructional Materials. To read all the policies, visit boarddocs.com
We have parent advisors that can assist families who are concerned about Fairport schools and need help navigating the district bureacracy.