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Parent Liasion
PARENT LIAISON:

Somerset Prep Academy at North Lauderdale
Somerset Prep Charter HS

Marla Devitt
(305) 796-5710
mdevitt@academica.org


http://www.academica.org/contact



DISPUTE RESOLUTION:

Somerset Prep at North Lauderdale has a zero tolerance policy with regard to the use of illegal drugs by anyone associated with Somerset Prep at North Lauderdale. We will follow the Broward County Discipline Matrix when dealing with issues related to drug use and our students.

Resolving a Dispute or Complaint:

If you have a dispute or complaint, use this hierarchy order of personnel to  assist you in getting your concerns resolved:

1.  Meet with your child’s teacher(s).
2.  Meet with the guidance counselor (ESE specialist).
3.  Meet with the assistant principal.
4.  Make an appointment to see the principal.
5.  If your concerns have not been resolved put them in writing, along with the measures you took to resolve them, and send it to Academica, 6361 Sunset Dr. Miami, Florida 33143 Phone: 305-669-2906/Fax: 305-669-4390.
6. If necessary, depending on the severity of the issue, contact the Chairman of the Board to request an emergency meeting.

Board of Directors:

The Board of Directors of Somerset Prep at North Lauderdale meets on a quarterly basis. Persons needing to contact the Board of Directors to resolve a complaint at the school must have followed the protocol for resolving a dispute or complaint outlined in this handbook. Thereafter, a letter addressed to the Board of Directors outlining your concerns and the measures you took to resolve them should be placed in writing and sent to: 

Chairman of the Board, Somerset Prep at North Lauderdale, 7101 Kimberly Blvd., North Lauderdale, Florida 33068 Phone: 954-718-5065/Fax: 954-718-5066.

Somerset Prep at North Lauderdale, Inc. a non-profit organization, will comply with chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes, relating to public records, and s.286.011, relating to public meetings and records, public inspection, and penalties the Florida Statutes relating to public records and public meetings.

Anyone who wishes to add an item to the agenda must file a written request with the corporation no more than 10 days before the meeting date. Board meeting dates are posted in the front office during the school year. All requests may be faxed to (305) 669-4390.

Academic Progress
Your child is in a constant state of development. This progress is most intense during the preschool and elementary school years. Furthermore, itis usual for developmental changes to occur in spurts; sudden, often remarkable, accelerations followed by plateaus which may have frustratingly long durations. 

Experienced
teachers are well aware of the process, know what to look for, and can effectively nurture the child along from one state to the next.

Conferencing, we feel, is another highly effective way to keep parents apprised of a child’s progress in all grade levels. A child’s performance is not nearly as significant as the interpretation of that performance. if a child’s performance is on target for his or her immediate stage of development, we will advise the parents. if there is a problem, the parent/guardian will be advised in a special conference if need be, and remedial.