Communicating with the FCS Board

Faculty, parents, and other third parties wishing to communicate information to the Furlow Governing Board outside of regular public address are asked to email a completed "Information or Concern Form" to the Board Chair.  Upon receipt, the Chair will forward the completed form to the full Governing Board (or ask for more information if necessary), and will respond based on the type of information provided. In some cases, the Chair may request referring a concern to specific faculty, administration, or other personnel before seeking Board action, in order to respect the proper chain of command.

This form requirement does not apply to communication between faculty, parents, and individual board members for matters being handled by subcommittees or along other established lines of communication beneath the full Board level. It is solely for matters that are intended to be brought before the Board as a whole. 

'Information Item': Relays general observations about what is happening at Furlow, or regarding specific personnel.  This can also include faculty requests to have items put on the Board's formal (or long-term) agenda. Upon receipt of this information, the Chair will confirm receipt within 96 hours, and forward to the full Governing Board. Unless circumstances require, there will be no expected follow-up with the sender.

Examples: Events that the Board should be aware of; items that faculty would like on the agenda; student success stories; faculty recognition; general (or specific) communication regarding the needs or preferences of faculty, parents, and students, etc.

'Concern': Relays general and potentially actionable concerns about what is happening at Furlow, or regarding specific personnel.  Upon receipt of this concern, the Chair will confirm receipt within 96 hours and forward to the full Governing Board.  While all attempts will be made to deal with any time-sensitive matters as quickly as possible, a follow-up message summarizing the Board's response should be expected in approximately 30 days.

Examples: Any problems that potentially require action, for legal, compliance, or personal reasons. This might include concerns about any aspect of performance, rules and procedures, personnel, maintenance, a recent event, legal compliance, employee rights, Title IX, disciplinary appeals or request for tribunal, or any specific observation that one finds troubling. 

Please complete the below form and email it to the FCS Governing Board Chair, Dr. John LeJeune, at jlejeune@furlowcharter.org