Understand that they are going to investigate the complaint thoroughly and that it may take them several days before they get back with you. They should provide you with a follow up call/meeting to discuss the situation further. It is essential to note that they will not be able to discuss the specifics if teacher discipline was warranted. There is an excellent chance that the teacher was placed on a plan of improvement, however. They should provide details of a resolution as it pertains directly to your child. It is beneficial – again - to document the details of the initial meeting and any follow-up calls/meetings. The good news is that 99% of perceived teacher problems are handled before getting to this point. The next step would be to go through a similar process with the superintendent in case you are not satisfied with the way the principal handled the situation. If the teacher and the principal absolutely refuse to cooperate with you in handling the problem, only take this step. Give them all the details of your situation including the results of your meetings with the teacher and principal. Allow them plenty of time to resolve the issue.

Address a concern to your child's teacher

You may take the complaint to the local board of education in case you still believe the situation is unresolved. Be sure to follow the district policies and procedures for being placed on the board agenda. In case you have not, you will not be allowed to address the board if you have not. The board expects administrators and teachers to do their jobs. It can force the superintendent and principal to take matter more seriously than they had previously when you do bring a complaint before the board. Going before the board is the last opportunity to have your problem resolved. You can decide to seek a change of placement in case you still are unsatisfied. You can look to have your child placed in another classroom, apply for a transfer to another district or homeschool your child. More than 1.5 million children in the United States are homeschooled according to many different websites. Homeschooling is a highly debated school choice topic. Parents choose to homeschool their children for a myriad of reasons. Some of these reasons are based on religious beliefs, others are for medical reasons, and some just want complete control of their child’s education. It is important for parents make an informed decision regarding homeschooling. Even advocates of homeschooling will tell you that it is not the right placement for every family and child. The pros and cons of homeschooling should be carefully weighed before making that decision. Parents must examine the entire process of homeschooling instead of focusing the idea of homeschooling. Homeschooling allows children to learn on their own time. Parents control how much time each day and how often their children complete their lessons. They are not boxed in to the typically 8:00-3:00, Monday-Friday time in which traditional schools operate.