Research demonstrates that parent involvement is essential for student success. Although you may not become involved in all committees and support organizations in the school, we encourage the following activities for your parental support:
To volunteer for a one-day school event, such as a Book Fair or Picture Day, ask your school's office for a Volunteer Request Form. Complete the form and return it to the school office.
All other volunteers follow the process for becoming a Fort Knox school volunteer which includes:
Note: State pupil transportation regulations, which the bus contractor must follow, do not allow for a one-day event exception for those interested in chaperoning a study trip or field trip. Such trips, aboard buses, require submitting the FKCS Volunteer Packet and having background checks performed.
Note to volunteer coaching applicants: Please phone the Fort Knox High School Athletic Director at 502-624-5332 to make an appointment for a meeting before you complete the volunteer application packet.
Parents who have questions and/or concerns are requested to resolve them at the most appropriate and immediate level. For typical classroom matters, the following procedures should apply in order as needed:
These procedures follow the correct chain-of-command/line of authority from teacher to principal to superintendent and focus on resolution at the lowest level. Parents are encouraged to seek immediate resolution of problems. Prompt action can frequently prevent complications and more serious problems later on.
Being a DoDEA Americas school board member is a serious responsibility but one that offers significant rewards - the primary reward being the opportunity to actively participate in the process of educating our children.
However, unlike the school boards in the Local Education Authority (LEA), DoDEA Americas school boards act purely in an advisory capacity, providing input to the Superintendent and administrators in the areas of fiscal, personnel and educational policies, procedures and programs. The DoDEA Americas school district superintendent makes final decisions on matters affecting the school district. Read more about the responsibilities of a DoDEA Americas School Board.