Reimagining Education

WatchDogs for Educational Progress

Education is influenced by much more than the classroom. Decisions that impact your child are made every week in school board meeting rooms in your district and at the state level. CEAM’s WatchDogs for Educational Progress work to make sure those decisions are fair and in the best interest of students.

The purpose of WatchDogs for Educational Progress is to ensure the state of Missouri, as well as each district, is held accountable for the actions they take on behalf of the community.

CEAM WatchDogs pay special attention to:

  • Any unusual decisions
  • Teacher layoffs
  • Student transfer decisions
  • Accreditation status
  • VICC program
  • Charter school decisions
  • Major budget changes
  • Changes in board members

This effort is to ensure transparency and accountability so that every parent has access to accurate information about the education of their child.

Keep failing districts honest

Help CEAM by attending board meetings at: Normandy Schools Collaborative, Riverview Gardens, St. Louis Public City Schools (Special Administrative Board), and Kansas City Public Schools. We are looking for at least one WatchDog in each of these districts.

By becoming a WatchDog you will assist in tracking the decision making of boards at the state and local level. This will be accomplished by going to board meetings, recording the meeting on an audio device or your phone and filling out the WatchDog Tracker form.

I want to be a WatchDog!

For more information contact Cici Tompkins at cici@ceamteam.org.