One of the key assets of our program is our many helping hands and contributing minds. Between teachers, Wellington staff, committees, board members and parents, we have well over 100 adults working together to enrich our children’s education.

So, where do you go with a problem/suggestion?

It is important that we appropriately direct an issue to the person who can do something about it. It is also critical that we leave school time to the children – teacher interruptions and discussions during the day must be kept to an absolute minimum.

The Wellington PACE Problem Resolution Procedures flowchart is a tool to help you in determining the appropriate resource to assist in resolving a problem. Please feel free to call any board member if you have a question about it.

Here are some sample problem scenarios:

Scenario One:
I’m concerned that Judy isn’t working to her capacity in math. She already knows this and needs to be put in a different group.
GOES TO THE TEACHER. Write a note or schedule some time before or after school with the teacher. Remember – be flexible – this is not a completely individualized learning program.

Scenario Two:
The math program doesn’t fit in with a multiple intelligences approach to learning. I’d like to see more of this.
WRITE UP YOUR SUGGESTION ON THE ENRICHMENT IDEA FORM and submit to your enrichment coordinator. If you’re really interested in seeing it happen, put some time into it and make a proposal. Ideas are well and good, but we need help turning them into action. If you have a suggestion for a way to make the curriculum better – GREAT! Think it through first. Be willing to help. Be flexible.

Scenario Three:
I disagree with a decision the board made about _______________.
If you think the issue is important and should be re-visited by the board to reverse the decision, TALK TO YOUR ROOM REP, THE CHAIR OR THE CO-CHAIR. They will bring it up at the next board meeting. Otherwise, let it go.