NOTICE OF REGULAR BOARD MEETING

A Regular Board meeting of Plato Academy Board has been scheduled for:

Friday, June 14, 2019 at 12:30 P.M.

Meeting Location:

Plato Academy Clearwater
2045 Palmetto Street, Clearwater, FL 33765

The teleconference number for use by board members and the public is
(605) 475-4758 – Access 813840

Out of Field Teachers

Grievance Policy

Step 1

If the complaint involves a situation in the classroom, parents should seek to resolve the issue with the Classroom Teacher ​in a manner that is not disruptive to the learning environment via email or a scheduled meeting. Please be sure to have all the facts.

Step 2

a. If a resolution with the classroom faculty is not possible, or if the complaint is with a school-wide policy or procedure, the parent should seek to resolve the issue with the Assistant Principal or Principal via email or a scheduled meeting.

b. Contact the School Representatives.

Step 3

If resolution is not possible with any of the parties above, parents should contact parentsupport@platoacademy.net and provide details of the grievance.

Step 4

If after Step 3 the matter is still unresolved, you can contact the Plato Academy Chairman of the Board of Directors

Please follow the procedures in the order listed above. Steps 1 and 2 above must be attempted in good faith. Please note a complaint based on hearsay (second-hand conversation), made on behalf of another parent or family, or sent anonymously will not be addressed. Individual school employees will be notified about complaints brought against them. Parents may request that they are not personally identified as the party bringing the complaint, but, a thorough investigation and complete resolution of the issue requires, in most cases, that all parties communicate with one another. (See Citizenship Policy). If a parent complaint is not addressed to their satisfaction under the above scenario, parents have the right to address the matter with the Plato Academy Board of Directors by contacting them via your school’s appointed Charter School Representative, emailing them directly via their email provided on the Plato Academy website under Plato Academy School Board link (platoacademy.net/school-board/), or stating your concerns at a regularly scheduled Plato Academy Board Meeting. All charter school representative, board contact information, and meeting dates are provided at the Plato Academy main website (PlatoAcademy.net) at the Plato Academy School Board link (platoacademy.net/school-board/) or you may call your school for the information.

This Grievance Policy is not designed to supersede or supplant federal law and parent rights under The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) as amended, 1996, or section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act. (Plato Academy Parent and Teacher Handbook, p.22)

Charter School Representatives

Please note: Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact us by phone or in writing.

Plato Academy Largo

The governing board of directors has appointed Mr. Adam Beard as its representative for the Plato Academy Largo Charter School to facilitate parental involvement, provide access to information, assist parents and others with questions and concerns, and to resolve disputes. Mr. Beard can be reached at 2045 Palmetto Street, Clearwater, FL 33765, Telephone: 727-793-2400.

Contact the school representative:

9 + 11 =

Plato Academy Tarpon Springs

The governing board of directors has appointed Mr. Stephen Donnelly as its representative for the Plato Academy Tarpon Springs Charter School to facilitate parental involvement, provide access to information, assist parents and others with questions and concerns, and to resolve disputes. Mr. Donnelly can be reached at 7100 142nd Ave N. Largo, FL 33771, Telephone: 727.228.9517.

Contact the school representative:

9 + 12 =

Plato Academy Palm Harbor

The governing board of directors has appointed the Assistant Principal Mrs. Jill Keller as its representative for the Plato Academy Palm Harbor Charter School to facilitate parental involvement, provide access to information, assist parents and others with questions and concerns, and to resolve disputes. Mrs. Keller can be reached at 1601 Curlew Rd Palm Harbor, 34683, FL, Telephone: 727.228.6850.

Contact the school representative:

10 + 13 =

Plato Academy Pinellas Park

The governing board of directors has appointed Ms. Michelle West as its representative for the Plato Academy Pinellas Park Charter School to facilitate parental involvement, provide access to information, assist parents and others with questions and concerns, and to resolve disputes. Ms. West can be reached at 3901 Park Street North St. Petersburg, FL 33709, Telephone: (727) 521-7258.

Contact the school representative:

14 + 10 =

Plato Academy Trinity

The governing board of directors has appointed Mrs. Hayley Harris as its representative for the Plato Academy Trinity Charter School to facilitate parental involvement, provide access to information, assist parents and others with questions and concerns, and to resolve disputes. Mrs. Harris can be reached at the phone number: (727) 877.2437

Contact the school representative:

7 + 7 =

Plato Academy Seminole

The governing board of directors has appointed Mr. Adam Beard as its representative for the Plato Academy Seminole Charter School to facilitate parental involvement, provide access to information, assist parents and others with questions and concerns, and to resolve disputes. Mr. Beard can be reached at 2045 Palmetto Street, Clearwater, FL 33765, Telephone: 727-793-2400. 

Contact the school representative:

2 + 15 =

Plato Academy Clearwater

The governing board of directors has appointed Mrs. Karen Staab as its representative for the Plato Academy Clearwater Charter School to facilitate parental involvement, provide access to information, and assist parents and others with questions and concerns. Mrs. Staab can be reached at 10888 126th Ave Largo, FL 33778, Telephone: 727.228.9950.

Contact the school representative:

10 + 5 =

Plato Academy Saint Petersburg

The governing board of directors has appointed Mrs. Tonia Cunningham as its representative for the Plato Academy Saint Petersburg Charter School to facilitate parental involvement, provide access to information, and assist parents and others with questions and concerns. Mrs. Cunningham can be reached at 9200 49th Str. Pinellas Park, FL or on the phone number: (727) 521 7260.

Contact the school representative:

13 + 6 =

Plato Academy Tampa

The governing board of directors has appointed Mrs. Danielle Turro as its representative for the Plato Academy Tampa Charter School to facilitate parental involvement, provide access to information, and assist parents and others with questions and concerns. Mrs. Turro can be reached at 2795 Keystone Rd. Tarpon Springs, FL 34688, telephone: (727) 939-6413. 

Contact the school representative:

3 + 9 =

PLATO ACADEMY SCHOOLS Governing Board

Dr. Elias M. Kolettis – Chairman

As a physician in Osteopathic/Internal Medicine and as a medical researcher, Dr. Kolettis has been able to provide his considerable knowledge in data collection and analysis, as well as his support in school fundraising and community events to the Plato North School Board. His contributions to the development of our Plato Academy’s mind, body, and wellness programs have been invaluable, especially in our mutual belief towards the education of the whole child. His extensive medical service and support network of community provider contacts contribute towards our efforts to access any needed clinical or therapeutic services. Dr. Kolettis is a parent of three Plato Academy Clearwater graduates.
EMAIL: EKolettis@PlatoAcademy.net

Ms. Dagmar Ortiz

Ms. Ortiz is a highly successful businesswoman. Ms. Ortiz provides support and knowledge in the area of community outreach and development. Her ideas and assistance in the areas of community need and education will assist Plato Academy in meeting the needs of the community. Ms. Dagmar has children and family graduated and attending.

EMAIL: DOrtiz@PlatoAcademy.net

Mr. John Petalas

John Petalas is a successful entrepreneur in various business fields, especially in catering and restaurant management. He is a strong advocate of Plato Academy. Whenever needed, he is there to provide voluntary support to the school. Mr. Petalas’ involvement with the community and expertise in fundraising has assisted with growth in other areas. He is an advocate for student achievement and the Socratic Method of teaching. Mr. Petalas continues to be immersed in ensuring a high quality education for all students.
EMAIL: JPetalas@PlatoAcademy.net

Mr. Louis Kokkinakos

Mr. Kokkinakos is a local businessman with extensive involvement in philanthropic societies and organization. He is the President and CEO of Foodservice Links that manages the Florida Restaurant Purchasing Group and is the owner of the popular Widow Brown’s Restaurant in Largo, Florida. In the past, he has served as President of the Saint Stephanos’ Greek Orthodox Church at Saint Petersburg, Florida. He is an advocate of Plato Academy Schools and he offers his services whenever it is necessary.
EMAIL: LKokkinakos@PlatoAcademy.net

Mr. Chris Alahouzos

Mr. Alahouzos is currently serving as Mayor of Tarpon Springs. He is a U.S. Marine Corp. Reserve Veteran, an active Rotary Club member, and is a community activist and supporter of quality educational programs. He has extensive knowledge in the area of telecommunications and holds an electrical engineer’s license. He is a strong supporter of the mission of Plato Academy and understands the relationship between critical thinking skills and academic success. Mr. Alahouzos is currently employed in the Southeast United States Verizon Fiber Optics Department Manager.
EMAIL: CAlahouzos@PlatoAcademy.net

Public Records Custodian

The mission of Plato Academy Charter Schools is to assist students in achieving their full potential by requiring and nurturing high academic and behavioral standards in a safe, supporting, challenging and enthusiastic environment fostered by a commitment and cooperative effort between the school, students, parents, and community.

Plato Academy Schools are all fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and schools as managed by AdvancED. SACS provides nationally recognized accreditation, the purpose of which is continuous school improvement focused on increasing student performance. To earn accreditation, schools must meet SACS CASI’s high standards, be evaluated by a team of professionals from outside the school and implement a continuous process of school improvement.

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