CLASS - A Parent & Student Advocacy Program
Community Liaison for Achieving Student Success (CLASS)
CLASS is an advocacy program designed to assist families attempting to negotiate, mediate, or reconcile their child's school-related problems. CLASS is a free service to all parents/guardians/students.
CLASS Program Coordinator - Sharon Troupe
Phone - 927-9000 ext.31113
Hours - 8:00a.m.-4:30p.m., Monday-Friday
What parent concerns does CLASS respond to? CLASS will respond to concerns about promotion, retention, discipline, suspension, expulsion, ESE placement, school relations, academics, and other educational issues and decisions.
Who is your advocate? The CLASS advocate is trained in Sarasota County School District disciplinary procedures, Sarasota School Board academic requirements, Student Code of Conduct, and the rights of parents, guardians, and children, as well as services available to meet the needs of your child.
What does the advocate do? The CLASS advocate is there anytime you feel you need assistance in resolving a school-related problem. By calling the CLASS advocate and describing the problem, you and your child are one step closer to success. The CLASS advocate will:
- listen carefully to parent/guardian/student concerns and assist in achieving the most satisfactory solution to your child's problem
- accompany you to school meetings, interpret policies and procedures, and help you ask the right questions so that you can make good decisions
- accompany a parent/guardian/student to any conference or hearing deemed necessary and review with the parent/guardian/student any documentation, information, or presentation relating to the conference or hearing
- at the conference or hearing, ask questions on behalf of the parent/guardian/student when necessary and assist in achieving the best solution to the concerns regarding your child and their future