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For learning and school concerns:

For more information about what is happening in the classroom, go back to the main page of this site and click on the teacher pages

For more information about problems your child may be having in school, see the information on this page or click the links in the buttons below.

Who should we contact if we have questions about what our children are doing in school?
It’s best to start with your child’s teacher first to see if what you think/hear/see is the same as what the teacher thinks/hears/sees. If that doesn’t help answer your questions, there are other people who might help you to get answers. The recommended order for requesting assistance is:
  • Your child’s teacher
  • Other teachers who work with your child
  • The principal and or/Assistant Principal
  • District School Administration
  • Other agencies that might be appropriate for your question (Tennessee PIRC, State level employees in appropriate departments (Department of Education, Division of Early Learning Divison of College and Career Readiness, Division of School Safety, local educational agencies, etc). Some agencies and contacts are listed and links are provided in the Explore button.

 

For other concerns:


For more information about where to go for other help (not just school-related), visit these sites:

One of the easiest ways to find help is by dialing 2-1-1, Tennessee's community services help line. When you call, you'll get a real person, once who is trained to help you sort out your needs, and then give you phone numbers and addresses of the closest places where you can get help. You may also click this link to view a directory of help centers!

United Way Resources for Parents

Other helpful agencies are Tennessee Voices for Children

Tennessee Parent Information and Resource Center


Tennesee's Early Intervention System (TEIS
) is a voluntary educational program for families with children ages birth through two years of age with disabilities or developmental delays. TEIS links families with supports and services to help them work with their child who has a disability or developmental delay. It is the right of every infant and toddler referred to TEIS to receive an eligibility evaluation at no cost to the family. Please call Tennessee’s Early Intervention System if you have any questions or would like to make a referral.

 

National PTA - information for parents about guiding your children to success.

  

STEP: Support and Training for Exceptional Parents

Improves the lives of families of children with disabilities by guiding them through challenges they face accessing education and community programs. Provides services that promote working together with school staff to resolve issues often faced by children with disabilities at school such as harassment, bullying, low expectations, and social isolation. Believes every child matters; every child should have access to an education that leads to self sufficiency, employment, and meaningful community involvement.

 


Literacy Mid-South Family Literacy program provides new books, resources, and training to more than 800 low-income Memphis families each year. Click here to visit their comprehensive list of family literacy websites.