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Series 100 - School District

CLSD Policies

 

100                  Legal Status of the School District

101                  Educational Philosophy of the School District

102                  Equal Educational Opportunity

     102.E1              Annual Notice of Nondiscrimination

     102.E2              Continuous Notice of Nondiscrimination

     102.E3              Notice of Section 504 Student and Parental Rights

     102.E4              Complaint Form

     102.E5              Witness Disclosure Form

     102.E6              Disposition of Complaint Form

     102.R1              Grievance Procedure

  1. Long-Range Needs Assessment

     103.R1              Long-Range Needs Assessment

  1. Anti-Bullying/Anti-Harassment

     104.E1              Anti-Bullying/Anti-Harassment Complaint Form

     104.E2              Witness Disclosure Form

     104.E3              Anti-Bullying/Anti-Harassment Disposition of Complaint Form

     104.R1              Anti-Bullying/Anti-Harassment Investigation Procedures

105.1               Sex Offenders

     105.1 R1           Registrant Request Form    


Code No. 100

LEGAL STATUS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT

Iowa law authorizes the creation of a Common Schools System.  As part of this Common Schools System, this school district is a school corporation created and organized under Iowa law.  This school district is known as the Central Lyon Community School District.

This school corporation is located in Lyon County, and its affairs are conducted by elected school officials, the Central Lyon Community School District Board of Directors.  This school corporation has exclusive jurisdiction over school matters in the territory of the school district.

 

Legal Reference:          Iowa Code §§ 274.1, .2, .6, .7; 278.1(9); 279.8; 594A (2013).

Cross Reference:         200      Legal Status of the Board of Directors

Approved      5/8/95                       Reviewed      11/14/16            Revised     5/8/95           


Code No. 101

EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT

As a school corporation of Iowa, the Central Lyon Community School District. acting through its board of directors, is dedicated to promoting an equal opportunity for a quality public education to its students.  The board’s ability may be limited by the school district's ability and willingness to furnish financial support in cooperation with student’s parents and school district community.  The board is also dedicated to providing the opportunity to develop a healthy social, intellectual, emotional, and physical self-concept in a learning environment that provides guidance to, and encourages critical thinking in, the students for a lifetime.

The board endeavors, through the dedication of the school district's resources, to encourage students, who come to the school district from a variety of backgrounds, to look forward to the time when they will have jobs, homes, families, places in the school district community, and attain recognition as individuals.  In order to achieve this goal, the board will seek qualified employees dedicated to development of their professional skills for the betterment of the education program and for the expertise for educational productivity.

Instruction and curriculum are the key elements of a public education.  Critical thinking and problem solving skills that will assist the students' preparation for life is instructed as part of a sequentially coordinated curriculum.  The school district strives to prepare students for employment, to discover and nurture creative talent and to prepare them to meet and cope with social change in an atmosphere conducive to learning.

The support and involvement of the home and the school district community are essential to achieve educational excellence in the school district.  The school district strives to maintain an active relationship with the home and the school district community to create within the students an awareness of dignity and worth of the individual, civic responsibility and respect for authority.

 

Legal Reference:          Iowa Code §§ 256.11 (2013).

Cross Reference:         102      Equal Educational Opportunity

                                    103      Long-Range Needs Assessment

                                    209      Board of Directors' Management Procedures

                                    600      Goals and Objectives of the Education Program

                                    602      Curriculum Development

Approved       5/8/95                Reviewed      11/14/16                Revised    9/14/98        


Code No. 102

EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY

It is the policy of the Central Lyon Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact David Ackerman, Superintendent, Central Lyon CSD, 1010 S. Greene St., Rock Rapids, IA  51246, phone number:          712-472-2664 e-mail address dacker@centrallyon.org.

The board requires all persons, agencies, vendors, contractors and other persons and organizations doing business with or performing services for the school district to subscribe to all applicable federal and state laws, executive orders, rules and regulations pertaining to contract compliance and equal opportunity.

NOTE: The language utilized above is consistent with Iowa Department of Education guidance released in the School Leader Update on September 1, 2015. The classes listed are all mandatory.  

 

Legal Reference: 20 U.S.C. §§ 1221 et seq.  
                          20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.
                          20 U.S.C. §§ 1701 et seq.
                          29 U.S.C. § 206 et seq.
                           29 U.S.C. § 794
                           42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e.
                           42 U.S.C. §§ 12101 et seq.
                           34 C.F.R. Pt. 100.
                           34 C.F.R. Pt. 104.

Iowa Code §§ 216.6;  216.9; 256.11; 280.3.
                    281 I.A.C. 12.

Cross Reference:      101      Educational Philosophy of the School District

                               401.1   Equal Employment Opportunity

                                500      Objectives for Equal Educational Opportunities for Students

                                506.1   Student Records

 

Approved     5/8/95                         Reviewed     11/14/16              Revised    11/14/16       


Code No.  102.E1

ANNUAL NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION

The Central Lyon CSD offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:

            FACS, BUSINESS, VOCATION AG, INDUSTRIAL ARTS

It is the policy of the Central Lyon Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact David Ackerman, Superintendent, Central Lyon CSD, 1010 S. Greene St., Rock Rapids, IA  51246, phone number:  712-472-2664 e-mail address dacker@centrallyon.org.


Code No. 102.E2

CONTINUOUS NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION

It is the policy of the Central Lyon Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact David Ackerman, Superintendent, Central Lyon CSD, 1010 S. Greene St., Rock Rapids, IA  51246, phone number:               712-472-2664 e-mail address dacker@centrallyon.org.

NOTE: A school district may have a different coordinator for each law or consolidate the responsibilities under one employee. The Iowa Department of Education encourages districts to have no more than two (2) coordinators: one for employment and one for programs. If the district has more than one coordinator, publications of this policy and notifications must include the name, contact address, contact phone number and email address for each coordinator.


Code No. 102.E3

 

NOTICE OF SECTION 504 STUDENT AND PARENTAL RIGHTS

The Central Lyon Community School District does not discriminate in its educational programs and activities on the basis of a student's disability. It has been determined that your child has a qualifying disability for which accommodations may need to be made to meet his or her individual needs as adequately as the needs of other students. As a parent, you have the right to the following:

  • Participation of your child in school district programs and activities, including extracurricular programs and activities, to the maximum extent appropriate, free of discrimination based upon the student's disability and at the same level as students without disabilities;
  • Receipt of free educational services to the extent they are provided students without disabilities:
  • Receipt of information about your child and your child's educational programs and activities in your native language;
  • Notice of identification of your child as having a qualifying disability for which accommodations may need to be made and notice prior to evaluation and placement of your child and right to periodically request a re-evaluation of your child;
  • Inspect and review your child's educational records including a right to copy those records for a reasonable fee; you also have a right to ask the school district to amend your child's educational records if you feel the information in the records is misleading or inaccurate; should the school district refuse to amend the records, you have a right to a hearing and to place an explanatory letter in your child's file explaining why you feel the records are misleading or inaccurate; and
  • Hearing before an impartial hearing officer if you disagree with your child's evaluation or placement; you have a right to counsel at the hearing and have the decision of the impartial hearing officer reviewed.

It is the policy of the Central Lyon Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact David Ackerman, Superintendent, Central Lyon CSD, 1010 S. Greene St., Rock Rapids, IA  51246, phone number:  712-472-2664 e-mail address dacker@centrallyon.org.


Code No. 102.E4

COMPLAINT FORM

(Discrimination, Anti-Bullying, and Anti-Harassment)

Date of complaint:

 

_____________________________________________________

Name of Complainant:

 

_____________________________________________________

Are you filling out this form for yourself or someone else (please identify the individual if you are submitting on behalf of someone else):

 

_____________________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________

Who or what entity do you believe discriminated against, harassed, or bullied you (or someone else)?

 

_____________________________________________________

Date and place of alleged incident(s):

_____________________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________

 

Names of any witnesses (if any):

 

_____________________________________________________

Nature of discrimination, harassment, or bullying alleged (check all that apply):

 

Age

 

Physical Attribute

 

Sex

 

Disability

 

Physical/Mental Ability

 

Sexual Orientation

 

Familial Status

 

Political Belief

 

Socio-economic Background

 

Gender Identity

 

Political Party Preference

 

Other – Please Specify:

 

Marital Status

 

Race/Color

 

 

National Origin/Ethnic Background/Ancestry

 

Religion/Creed

 

In the space below, please describe what happened and why you believe that you or someone else has been discriminated against, harassed, or bullied. Please be as specific as possible and attach additional pages if necessary.

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

I agree that all of the information on this form is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge.

Signature: _____________________________________      Date:  ___________________________


 

Code No. 102.E3

NOTICE OF SECTION 504 STUDENT AND PARENTAL RIGHTS

The Central Lyon CSD does not discriminate in its educational programs and activities on the basis of a student's disability. It has been determined that your child has a qualifying disability for which accommodations may need to be made to meet his or her individual needs as adequately as the needs of other students. As a parent, you have the right to the following:

  • Participation of your child in school district programs and activities, including extracurricular programs and activities, to the maximum extent appropriate, free of discrimination based upon the student's disability and at the same level as students without disabilities;
  • Receipt of free educational services to the extent they are provided students without disabilities:
  • Receipt of information about your child and your child's educational programs and activities in your native language;
  • Notice of identification of your child as having a qualifying disability for which accommodations may need to be made and notice prior to evaluation and placement of your child and right to periodically request a re-evaluation of your child;
  • Inspect and review your child's educational records including a right to copy those records for a reasonable fee; you also have a right to ask the school district to amend your child's educational records if you feel the information in the records is misleading or inaccurate; should the school district refuse to amend the records, you have a right to a hearing and to place an explanatory letter in your child's file explaining why you feel the records are misleading or inaccurate; and
  • Hearing before an impartial hearing officer if you disagree with your child's evaluation or placement; you have a right to counsel at the hearing and have the decision of the impartial hearing officer reviewed.

 

It is the policy of the Central Lyon Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact David Ackerman, Superintendent, Central Lyon CSD, 1010 S. Greene St., Rock Rapids, IA  51246, phone number:  712-472-2664 e-mail address dacker@centrallyon.org.

 


Code No. 102.E6

DISPOSITION OF COMPLAINT FORM

Date:

 

_____________________________________________________

Date of initial complaint:

 

_____________________________________________________

Name of Complainant (include whether the Complainant is a student or employee): 

_____________________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________

 

 

Date and place of alleged incident(s):

_____________________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________

 

Name of Respondent (include whether the Respondent is a student or employee):

­­­­­­­­­­­

_____________________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________

 

 

 

Nature of discrimination, harassment, or bullying alleged (check all that apply):

 

Age

 

Physical Attribute

 

Sex

 

Disability

 

Physical/Mental Ability

 

Sexual Orientation

 

Familial Status

 

Political Belief

 

Socio-economic Background

 

Gender Identity

 

Political Party Preference

 

Other – Please Specify:

 

Marital Status

 

Race/Color

 

 

National Origin/Ethnic Background/Ancestry

 

Religion/Creed

 

Summary of Investigation: _____________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

I agree that all of the information on this form is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge.

Signature: _________________________________      Date:  __________________