500 STUDENTS

500 OBJECTIVES FOR EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS

This series of the board policy manual is devoted to the board's goals and objectives for assisting the students of the school district in obtaining an education.  Each student shall have an opportunity to obtain an education in compliance with the policies in this series.

It is the goal of the board to develop a healthy social, intellectual, emotional, and physical self-concept in the students enrolled in the school district.  Each student attending school will have the opportunity to use it and its education program and services as a means for self-improvement  and individual growth.  In so doing, the students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that assures each student the same opportunity.

The board supports the delivery of the education program and services to students free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, marital status, national origin, religion or disability.  This concept of equal educational opportunity serves as a guide for the board and employees in making decisions relating to school district facilities, employment, selection of educational materials, equipment, curriculum, and regulations affecting students.

In the delivery of the education program, students shall treat the employees with respect and students will receive the same in return.  Employees have the best interests of the students in mind and will assist them in school-related or personal matters if they are able to do so.  Students should feel free to discuss problems, whether school-related or personal, with the guidance counselor or other employees.

Board policies, rules and regulations affect students while they are on school district property or on property within the jurisdiction of the school district; while on school owned and/or operated school or chartered buses; while attending or engaged in school activities; and while away from school grounds if misconduct will directly affect the good order, efficient management and welfare of the school district.

This section of the board policy refers to the term "parents" in many of the policies.  The term parents for purposes of this policy manual shall mean the legal parents.  It shall also mean the legal guardian or custodian of a student and students who have reached the age of majority or are otherwise considered an adult by law.

Inquiries by students regarding compliance with equal educational opportunity and affirmative action laws and policies, including but not limited to complaints of discrimination, shall be directed to the Affirmative Action Coordinator by writing to the Affirmative Action Coordinator, Tipton Community School District, Tipton, Iowa 52772; or by telephoning (563)886-6121.

Inquiries by students regarding compliance with equal educational opportunity and affirmative action laws and policies, including but not limited to complaints of discrimination, may also be directed in writing to the Director of the Region VII office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 10220 N. Executive Hills Blvd., 8th Floor, Kansas City, Mo. 64153-1367, (816) 891-8156 or Iowa Dept. of Education, Grimes State Office Bldg., Des Moines, IA. (515) 281-5294.  This inquiry or complaint to the federal or state office may be done instead of, or in addition to, an inquiry or complaint at the local level.

Further information and copies of the procedures for filing a complaint are available in the school district's central administrative office and the administrative office in each attendance center.

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501 STUDENT ATTENDANCE

501.1 RESIDENT STUDENTS

Children who are residents of the school district community will attend the school district without paying tuition.

The residence of a student means the place, abode, or dwelling of the student.  Generally, the legal dwelling of minors is the same as their parents.  However, a student may establish a dwelling with someone other than the parents and attend public school in the school district without paying tuition if the primary purpose for residing in the school district is not for the purpose of obtaining a free public education. Further, students who have reached the age of majority and who are still eligible to attend an Iowa secondary school may declare their residence independent of the residence of the parents.

Each case involving the bona fide residence of a student will be decided upon its individual merits by the superintendent.

 

Legal Reference:   Lakota Cons. Ind. School v. Buffalo Center-Rake Comm. School, 334 N.W.2d 704 (Iowa 1983).

                               Mt. Hope School Dist. v. Hendrickson, 197 N.W. 47 (Iowa 1924). Oshel v. Creston Comm. School Dist., DPI Admin. Doc. 570 (1981).

                               33 D.P.I. Dec. Rule 80 (1984).

                               Iowa Code ßß 257.6; 282.2, .6, .7; 285.4 (1995).

                               1956 Op. Att'y Gen. 185.

                               1946 Op. Att'y Gen. 197.

                               1938 Op. Att'y Gen. 69.

                               1930 Op. Att'y Gen. 147.

Cross Reference:   501  Student Attendance

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501.2 NONRESIDENT STUDENTS

Students who are eligible to attend an Iowa public school but who are not legal residents of the school district may be admitted into the school district at the discretion of the superintendent upon application and payment of tuition.  The tuition rate shall be the current per-pupil cost of the school district as computed by the board secretary and as authorized by the Iowa Department of Education.

Resident students whose families move from the school district after the start of a semester and who wish to complete the semester in the school district may be permitted to attend without the payment of tuition at the discretion of the superintendent and approval of the board.  Students who plan to open enroll to the nonresident district may complete the school year without approval of the superintendent or board.  These students, other than students in grades eleven and twelve, must have the recommendation  of the principal, as well as an adult who resides in the school district, identified for purposes of administration.

Students in grades eleven or twelve who are no longer residents of the school district, but were residents in the preceding school year, may continue to attend school until they graduate without the payment of tuition.  These students must have an adult, who resides in the school district, identified for purposes of administration.

Nonresident students who are eligible to attend an Iowa public school and who have evidence they will become legal residents of the school district prior to the third Friday in September may be allowed to attend without the payment of tuition.

 

Legal Reference:               

Lakota Cons. Ind. School v. Buffalo Center-Rake Comm. School, 334 N.W.2d 704 (Iowa 1983).

Mt. Hope School Dist. v. Hendrickson, 197 N.W. 47 (Iowa 1924). Oshel v. Creston Comm. School Dist., DPI Admin. Doc. 570 (1981). Iowa Code ßß 257.6; 282.1, .2, .6, .7, .24 (1995).

Cross Reference:              

501  Student Attendance

 

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501.3 COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE

Parents within the school district who have children over age six and under age sixteen by September 15, in proper physical and mental condition to attend school, shall have the children attend the school district at the attendance center designated by the board.  Students shall attend school the number of days school is in session in accordance with the school calendar.  Exceptions to this policy include children who:

  • have completed the requirements for graduation in an accredited school or have obtained a high school equivalency diploma;
  • are attending religious services or receiving religious instruction;
  • are attending an approved or probationally approved private college preparatory school;
  • are attending an accredited nonpublic school; or,
  • are receiving competent private instruction.

It is the responsibility of the parent of a child to provide evidence of the child's mental and physical inability to attend school or of the child's qualifications for one of the exceptions listed above.

 

Legal Reference:               

Iowa Code ßß 259A; 279.10-.11; 299.1-.1A; 299A (1995).

1978 Op. Att'y. Gen. 379.

 

Cross Reference:              

501        Student Attendance

601.1  School Calendar

604.1  Competent Private Instruction

 

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501.4 ENTRANCE - ADMISSIONS

Children in the school district community will be allowed to enroll in the school district's regular education program beginning at age five.  The child must be age five on or prior to September 15 to participate in

the school district's kindergarten program.  The child must be age six on or prior to September 15 to begin the first grade of the education program.

The board shall require evidence of age and residency in the form of a birth certificate or other evidence before the student may enroll in the school district's education program.  It shall be within the discretion of the superintendent to determine what is satisfactory evidence for proof of age.

Prior to enrollment, the child must provide the administration with their health and immunization certificate.  Failure to provide this information within the time period set by the superintendent shall be reason for suspension, expulsion or denying admission to the student.

 

Legal Reference:               

Iowa Code ßß 139.9; 282.1, .3, .6 (1995).

1980 Op. Att'y Gen. 258.

 

Cross Reference:              

501        Student Attendance

507.1  Student Health and Immunization Certificates

 

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501.5 ATTENDANCE CENTER ASSIGNMENT

The board shall have complete discretion to determine the boundaries for each attendance center, to assign students to the attendance centers, and to assign students to the classrooms within the attendance center.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to make a recommendation  to the board annually regarding the assigned attendance center for each student.  In making the recommendation,  the superintendent shall consider the geographical layout of the school district, the condition and location of the school district facilities, the location of student population, possible transportation difficulties, financial condition of the school district and other factors deemed relevant by the superintendent or the board.

 

Legal Reference:               

Iowa Code ßß 279.11; 282.7-.8 (1995).

 

Cross Reference:                                            

501  Student Attendance

 

 

 

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501.6 STUDENT TRANSFERS IN

Students who transfer into the school district must meet the immunization and age requirements set out for students who initially enroll in the school district.

The school district shall request the student's cumulative records from the previous school district.  If the student cannot offer proof of grade level, the superintendent will make the grade level determination.  The superintendent may require testing or other information to determine the grade level.

The superintendent shall determine the amount of credits to be transferred.  If the student has not previously attended an accredited school, it is within the superintendent's  discretion to accept or reject credits or grades.

The board may deny admission if the student is not willing to provide the board with the necessary information.

 

Legal Reference:               

20 U.S.C. ß 1232g (1988).

Iowa Code ßß 139.9; 282.1, .3; 299A (1995).

 

Cross Reference:              

501        Student Attendance

505.3  Student Honors and Awards

507        Student Health and Well-Being

604.1  Competent Private Instruction

 

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501.7 STUDENT TRANSFERS OUT OR WITHDRAWALS

If the student's parents wish to withdraw or transfer the student from school prior to completing and graduating from the education program, they shall notify the building principal in writing as soon as possible of the decision to withdraw or transfer the student from the education program.  The student or parent should present this written notice at the office and receive instructions regarding the return of textbooks, library books, locker equipment, hot lunch tickets, etc.

The notice shall state the student's final day of attendance.  If the student is not enrolling in another school district, the school district shall maintain the student's records in the same manner as the records of students who have graduated from the school district.

If the parents wish to have the student's cumulative record sent to the new school district, the parents shall notify the building principal in writing.  This notice shall include the name of the school district and the person at the new school district to whom the student's cumulative records should be sent.  If the new school district requests the student's cumulative records, the school district will forward the cumulative records and notify the parents the records have been sent.  The notice shall inform the parents of their right to review the records sent.

If the student is of compulsory education age and not transferring to another public school district or an accredited nonpublic school, the parents shall notify the building principal that the student is receiving competent private instruction and file the necessary competent private instruction reports.

 

Legal Reference:               

20 U.S.C. ß 1232g (1988).

Iowa Code ßß 274.1; 299.1-.1A (1995).

 

 

Cross Reference:

501

Student Attendance

 

506

Student Records

  604.1  Competent Private Instruction

 

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501.8 STUDENT ATTENDANCE RECORDS

As part of the school district's records, the daily attendance of each student shall be recorded and maintained on file with the permanent records of the board secretary.

It shall be the responsibility of the principals to ensure that such reports are filed with the board secretary, the custodian of school records.

 

Legal Reference:               

Iowa Code ßß 294.4; 299 (1995).

281 I.A.C. 12.2(4).

 

 

Cross Reference:              

501  Student Attendance

506  Student Records

 

 

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501.9 STUDENT ABSENCES - EXCUSED

Regular attendance by students is essential for students to obtain the maximum opportunities from the education program.  Parents and students a like are encouraged to ensure an absence from school is a necessary absence.  Students shall attend school unless excused by the principal or attendance center.

Student absences approved by the principal shall be excused absences.  Excused absences shall count as days in attendance for purposes of the truancy law.  These absences include, but are not limited to: illness, family emergencies, recognized religious observances, and school sponsored or other approved activities.

Students whose absences are approved shall make up the work missed and receive full credit for the missed school work.  Students shall be granted a reasonable time period, to be determined by the classroom instructor, in which to make up this work. It shall be the responsibility of the student to initiate a procedure with the student's teacher to complete the work missed. Any make up work not completed by the student within the reasonable time period shall receive no credit.

Students who wish to participate in school sponsored activities must be in attendance by noon of the day of the activity unless permission has been given by the principal for the student to be absent.

It shall be the responsibility of the parent to notify the student's attendance center as soon as the parent knows the student will not be attending school on that day or by a written note when the student returns to school. In the event that an absence is not deemed excused within a reasonable time period, said absence will be determined truant.  The principal may request evidence or written verification of the student's reason for absence.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the principal, to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.

 

Legal Reference:               

Iowa Code ßß 294.4; 299 (1995).

281 I.A.C. 12.2(4).

 

Cross Reference:              

501  Student Attendance

503  Student Discipline

504  Student Activities

506  Student Records

 

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501.10 TRUANCY

Regular attendance by the students at school is essential for students to obtain the maximum opportunities from the education program.  Parents and students alike are encouraged to ensure an absence from school is a necessary absence.  Students shall attend school unless excused by the principal of their attendance center.

A student absent without prior parental notification or parent notification upon return to school shall be called truant. To be truant means the student willfully failed to attend school regularly even though the student is required to attend. Truant students may be reported to the local law enforcement officers.

Students are subject to disciplinary action for truancy. Students who are truant will receive no credit for daily work due or daily assignments given during the time the student was considered truant.

The principal or designee shall investigate the cause for a student's truancy.  If the principal or designee is unable to secure the truant student's attendance, the principal or designee should discuss the next step with the county attorney.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the principal, to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.  The administrative regulations shall indicate the disciplinary action to be taken for truancy.

 

 

Legal Reference:  Iowa Code ßß 294.4; 299 (1995).

                              281 I.A.C. 12.2(4).

Cross Reference:  206.3  Secretary

                              410.3  Truancy Officer

                              501        Student Attendance

                              503        Student Discipline

                              504        Student Activities

                              506        Student Records

 

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501.10a STUDENT ABSENCES - UNEXCUSED

Regular attendance by the students at school is essential for students to obtain the maximum opportunities from the educational program. Parents and students alike are encouraged to make sure that any absence from school is a necessary absence. Students shall attend school unless excused by the principal of their attendance center.

Absences, including tardiness, which are not approved by the administration shall be non-exempt absences. non-exempt absences are absences that could have been avoided. These absences shall include, but not be limited to: shopping, hunting, parties and other celebrations, and gainful employment. Non-exempt

absences will not be tolerated by the board.

Students are subject to disciplinary action for non-exempt absences. It shall be within the discretion of the principal to determine, in light of the circumstances, whether a student may make up work missed because of a non-exempt absence.

It shall be within the discretion of the principal to investigate and determine whether disciplinary or special action is necessary for students who are absent repeatedly. It shall be within the discretion of the principal to determine "absent repeatedly" on a cases-by-case basis.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the principal, to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy. The administrative regulations shall indicate the disciplinary action to be taken for the non-exempt absence or absences.

 

 

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501.11 STUDENT RELEASE DURING SCHOOL HOURS

Students will be allowed to leave the school district facilities during school hours only with prior authorization from their parents, unless the parent appears personally at the student's attendance center to arrange for the release of the student during school hours, or with the permission of the principal.

Approved reasons for release of a student during the school day shall include, but not be limited to: illness, family emergencies, medical appointments, religious instruction, classes outside the student's attendance center, employment for which the student has been issued a work permit and other reasons determined appropriate by the principal.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the principal, to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.

 

Legal Reference:   Iowa Code ß 294.4 (1995).

                              281 I.A.C. 12.2(4).

Cross Reference:  501  Student Attendance

                              503  Student Discipline

                              504  Student Activities

                              506  Student Records

 

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501.12 PREGNANT STUDENTS

The board encourages pregnant students to continue to attend the education program as long as they are physically able to do so.  The pregnant student may notify the principal or the guidance counselor as soon as she is aware of the pregnancy.  The school may require that a pregnant student provide the principal with a written note from her doctor relative to special conditions that might exist and specific suggestions as to how long the student may continue to attend classes.  If the student is unable to attend school because of her physical condition, the student may be excused and arrangements made to continue her studies during her absence.  The student shall resume classes upon the recommendation  of her physician.

 

 

 

 

Legal Reference:    Iowa Code ßß 216; 279.8; 280.3 (1995).

Cross Reference:   501     Student Attendance

                               604.2  Individualized Instruction

 

 

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501.13 STUDENTS OF LEGAL AGE

Students who have attained legal age may continue the education program without payment of tuition as long as they are eligible to attend an Iowa public school and are residents of the school district.

Parents will be allowed to access and view the student's records without written permission from the student if the student is still a dependent for tax purposes.  In most cases, with the discretion of the principal or the superintendent, the student will be able to make decisions and sign documents rather than requiring parental permission or signature.

 

 

Legal Reference:   20 U.S.C. ß 1232g (1988).

                               Iowa Code ßß 22; 282.2, .6, .7; 285.4; 599.1; 622.10 (1995).

                               281 I.A.C. 12.3(6).

Cross Reference:   501  Student Attendance

                               506  Student Records

 

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501.14 OPEN ENROLLMENT TRANSFERS - PROCEDURES AS A SENDING DISTRICT

The school district will participate in open enrollment as a sending district.  As a sending district, the board will allow resident students who meet the requirements to open enroll to another public school district.

Parents requesting open enrollment out of the school district for their student will notify the sending and receiving school district no later than March 1 in the school year proceeding the first year desired for open enrollment.  The notice is made on forms provided by the Department of Education.  The forms are available at the central administration office.

Parents of children who will begin kindergarten in the school district are exempt from the open enrollment January 1 deadline.  Parents of children who will begin kindergarten will file in the same manner set forth above by September 1.  Parents who have good cause as defined by law for failing to meet the   March 1 deadline may make an open enrollment request by the third Thursday in September unless another deadline applies.

The receiving district will approve open enrollment requests according to the timelines established by law.  The parents may withdraw the open enrollment request prior to the start of the school year.  The receiving district’s superintendent will notify the parents and sending school district by mail within five days of the school district’s action to approve or deny the open enrollment request.

The board will not approve a student's request to allow the receiving district to enter the school district for the purposes of transportation.

An open enrollment request out of the school district from parents of a special education student is reviewed on a case-by-case basis.  The determining factor for approval of such an open enrollment request will be whether the special education program available in the receiving school district is appropriate for the student's needs.  The area education agency director of special education serving the receiving district will determine whether the program is appropriate.  The special education student will remain in the school district until the final determination is made.

It is the responsibility of the superintendent to maintain open enrollment request applications and notice forms.  It will also be the responsibility of the superintendent to develop appropriate office procedures and administrative regulations necessary for open enrollment requests.

NOTE:  This policy reflects Iowa's open enrollment law.  The option addresses the issue of transportation of open enrolled students.  The board needs to establish by policy whether it will or will not allow a receiving district to enter the district to pick up open enrolled students.  This option is on the bottom of the first page of this policy.

Legal Reference:   Iowa Code §§ 139.9; 274.1; 279.11; 282.1, .3, .8, .18; 299.1 (2005).

                               House File 882, 2005 General Assembly

                               281 I.A.C. 17.

                               1990 Op.  Att'y Gen. 75.

Cross Reference:

501

Student Attendance

 

506

Student Records

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501.15 OPEN ENROLLMENT TRANSFERS - PROCEDURES AS A RECEIVING DISTRICT

The school district will participate in open enrollment as a receiving district.  As a receiving district, the board will allow nonresident students, who meet the legal requirements, to open enroll into the school district.  The board will have complete discretion to determine the attendance center of the students attending the school district under open enrollment.

The board  will take action on the open enrollment request no later than June 1 in the year preceding the first year desired for open enrollment.

The superintendent will notify the sending school district and parents within five days of the school district’s action to approve or deny the open enrollment request.  The superintendent will also forward a copy of the school district’s action with a copy of the open enrollment request to the Iowa Department of Education.

Open enrollment requests into the school district will not be approved if insufficient classroom space exists.  Open enrollment requests into the school district will also not be approved for students who have been suspended or expelled by the administration or the board of the school district the student is or was attending until the student has been reinstated into the school district from which the student was suspended or expelled.  Once the student is reinstated, the student's open enrollment request will be considered in the same manner as other open enrollment requests provided the required timelines are met.

Open enrollment requests into the school district that, if denied, would result in students from the same nuclear family being enrolled in different school districts, will be given highest priority.  The board, in its discretion, may waive the insufficient classroom space reason for denial for students of the same nuclear family to prevent the division of a nuclear family between two school districts.  Other open enrollment requests into the school district are considered in the order received by the school district with the first open enrollment request given a higher priority than the second open enrollment request and so forth.

Generally, students in grades nine through twelve open enrolling into the school district will not be eligible for participation in interscholastic athletics, at the varsity level, during the first ninety days of open enrollment into the school district.

Parents of students whose open enrollment requests are approved by the (board or superintendent) are responsible for providing transportation to and from the receiving school district without reimbursement. The board will not approve transportation into the sending district.

An open enrollment request into the school district from parents of a special education student is reviewed on a case-by-case basis.  The determining factors for approval of such an open enrollment request will be whether the special education program available in the school district is appropriate for the student's needs and whether the enrollment of the special education student will cause the class size to exceed the maximum allowed.  The area education agency director of special education serving the school district will determine whether the program is appropriate.  The special education student will remain in the sending district until the final determination is made.

OPEN ENROLLMENT TRANSFERS - PROCEDURES AS A RECEIVING DISTRICT The policies of the school district will apply to students attending the school district under open enrollment.

It is the responsibility of the superintendent to develop appropriate office procedures and administrative regulations necessary for open enrollment requests.

NOTE:  This policy reflects Iowa's open enrollment law.  The board needs to determine whether it will delegate authority to the superintendent to approve timely filed open enrollment requests.  This option is the first set of options on page one of the policy.  There are three options available to the board:

board retains all approval authority over timely filed requests.

•board delegates all approval authority over timely filed requests.

•board delegates only some approval authority over timely filed requests.

After the board makes its decision, the policy needs to be edited to reflect the board's decision.

The second option on page two addresses the issue of transportation of the receiving district to pick up open enrolled students.  The board needs to establish by policy whether it will go into the sending district to pick up open enrolled students.

Legal Reference:   Iowa Code §§ 139.9; 274.1; 279.11; 282.1, .3, .8, .18; 299.1 (2005).

                               281 I.A.C. 17.

                               1990 Op. Att'y Gen. 75.

Cross Reference:   501.6     Student Transfers In

                               501.7     Student Transfers Out or Withdrawals

                               501.14  Open Enrollment Transfers - Procedures as a Sending District

                               506        Student Records

                               507        Student Health and Well-Being

                              606.9     Insufficient Classroom Space

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501.16 HOMELESS CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Code No.  501.16

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HOMELESS CHILDREN AND YOUTH

The Tipton CSD believes all students should have access to a free, appropriate public education. The district will ensure that homeless children and youth have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education as other children and youth. 

The term “homeless children and youth” means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. The term includes: 

•    Children and youth who are: 

  • Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason (sometimes referred to as “doubled up”)
  •  Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations; 
  •  Living in emergency or transitional shelters; or
  • Abandoned in hospitals. 
  • Children and youth who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings; 
  • Children and youth who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and
  • Migratory children who qualify as homeless because they are living in circumstances described above. 

To help ensure that homeless children and youth have a full opportunity to enroll, attend, and succeed at school, the board shall:

  •  Designate the Jill Hesse, Counselor as the local homeless children and youth liaison; 
  • Provide training opportunities for staff so staff may help identify and meet the needs of homeless children and youth; 
  •  Remove barriers, including those associated with fees, fines, and absences, to the identification, enrollment, retention, attendance and/or success in school for homeless children and youth; 
  • Ensure collaboration and coordination with other service providers; 
  • Ensure transportation is provided in accordance with legal requirements; 
  • Provide school stability in school assignment according to the child’s best interests; 
  • Ensure the privacy of student records, as provided by applicable law, including information about a homeless child or youth’s living situation; 
  • Engage in the dispute resolution process for decisions relating to the educational placement of homeless children and youth as provided by applicable law; and 
  • Prohibit the segregation of a homeless child or youth from other students enrolled in the district

The superintendent may develop an administrative process or procedures to implement this policy. 

NOTE: The United States Department of Education and the Iowa Department of Education have additional information about implementation of the policy. For additional information, please visit: 

The “Homeless Education” section of the Iowa Department of Education’s website, located at: https://www.educateiowa.gov/pk-12/title-programs/title-x-part-c-homeless-education

Legal Reference:    20 U.S.C. § 6301.

                               42 U.S.C. § 11302. 

                               42 U.S.C. §§ 11431 et seq.     

                               281 I.A.C. 33.

Cross Reference:    501    Student Attendance

                                503.3    Fines - Fees - Charges

                                506    Student Records

                                507.1    Student Health and Immunization Certificates

                                603.3    Special Education

                                711.1    Student School Transportation Eligibility

 

 

Approved           2/10/97           

Reviewed      1/8/2018            

Revised          1/8/2018   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

501.17 SHARED-TIME STUDENTS

Students enrolled in private school may attend public schools on a shared-time basis, provided that (1) courses to be taken in the public school are not offered in the home institution; and (2) any prerequisites for such courses have been satisfied.

The Board of Directors has the authority to govern and regulate the attendance of shared-time students in the public school.

 

 

Approved  2/10/97                         Reviewed   1/9/2018                        Revised

 

502 STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

502.1 STUDENT APPEARANCE

The board believes inappropriate student appearance causes material and substantial disruption to the school environment or presents a threat to the health and safety of students, employees and visitors.

Students are expected to adhere to standards of cleanliness and dress that are compatible with the requirements of a good learning environment.  The standards will be those generally acceptable to the community as appropriate in a school setting.

The board expects students to be clean and well-groomed and wear clothes in good repair and appropriate for the time, place and occasion.  Clothing or other apparel promoting products illegal for use by minors and clothing displaying obscene material, profanity, or reference to prohibited conduct are disallowed. While the primary responsibility for appearance lies with the students and their parents, appearance disruptive to the education program will not be tolerated.  When, in the judgment of a principal, a student's appearance or mode of dress disrupts the educational process or constitutes a threat to health or safety, the student may be required to make modifications.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the principals, to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.

Legal Reference:               

Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier, 484 U.S. 260 (1988).

Bethal School District  v. Fraser, 478 U.S. 675 (1986).

Tinker v. Des Moines Ind. Comm. Sch. Dist., 393 U.S. 503 (1969). Bystrom v. Fridley High School, 822 F.2d 747 (8th Cir. 1987).

Torvik v. Decorah Community School, 453 F.2d 779 (8th Cir. 1972).

Turley v. Adel Community School District, 322 F.Supp. 402 (S.D. Iowa 1971). Sims v. Colfax Comm. School Dist., 307 F.Supp. 485 (Iowa 1970).

Iowa Code ß 279.8 (1995).

Cross Reference:              

500  Objectives for Equal Educational Opportunities for Students

502  Student Rights and Responsibilities

Approved  2/10/97                         Reviewed  1/9/2018                        Revised

 

502.2 CARE OF SCHOOL PROPERTY/VANDALISM

Students shall treat school district property with the care and the respect they would treat their own property.  Students found to have destroyed or otherwise harmed school district property may be required to reimburse the school district.  They may be subject to discipline under board policy and the school district rules and regulations.  They may also be referred to local law enforcement authorities.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the principal, to develop administrative rules regarding this policy.

 

Legal Reference:               

Iowa Code ß 279.8; 282.4, .5; 613.16 (1995).

 

Cross Reference:                                            

502        Student Rights and Responsibilities

802.1  Maintenance Schedule

 

 

Approved  2/10/97                         Reviewed  1/9/2018                        Revised

 

502.3 FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

Student expression, other than student expression in student-produced  official school publications, made on the school district premises or under the jurisdiction of the school district or as part of a school- sponsored activity may be attributed to the school district; therefore, student expression must be responsible.  Student expression must be appropriate to assure that the students learn and meet the goals of the school activity and that the potential audience is not exposed to material that may be harmful or inappropriate for their level of maturity.

Students will be allowed to express their viewpoints and opinions as long as the expression is responsible. The expression shall not, in the judgment of the administration, encourage the breaking of laws, cause defamation of persons, be obscene or indecent, or cause a material and substantial disruption to the educational program.  The administration, when making this judgment, shall consider whether the activity in which the expression was made is school-sponsored  and whether review or prohibition of the students' speech furthers an educational purpose.  Further, the expression must be done in a reasonable time, place, and manner that is not disruptive to the orderly and efficient operation of the school district.

Students who violate this policy may be subject to disciplinary measures.  Employees shall be responsible for insuring students' expression is in keeping with this policy.  It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.

Legal Reference:               

U.S. Const. amend. I.

Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier, 484 U.S. 260 (1988). Bethel School District v. Fraser, 478 U.S. 675 (1986).

New Jersey v. T.L.O., 469 U.S. 325 (1985).

Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, 393 U.S. 503 (1969). Bystrom v. Fridley High School, 822 F.2d 747 (8th Cir. 1987).

Iowa Code ßß 279.8; 280.22; 282.3 (1995).

Cross Reference:  

502   Student Rights and Responsibilities

505 Student Activitis

603.9  Academic Freedom

903.5 Distribution of Materials

Approved  2/10/97                         Reviewed  1/9/2018                        Revised

502.4 STUDENT COMPLAINTS AND GRIEVANCES

Student complaints and grievances regarding board policy or administrative regulations and other matters should be addressed to the student's teacher or another licensed employee, other than the administration, for resolution of the complaint.  It is the goal of the board to resolve student complaints at the lowest organizational level.

If the complaint cannot be resolved by a licensed employee, the student may discuss the matter with the principal within 5 days of the employee's decision.  If the matter cannot be resolved by the principal, the student may discuss it with the superintendent within   5 days after speaking with the principal.

If the matter is not satisfactorily resolved by the superintendent, the student may ask to have the matter placed on the board agenda of a regularly scheduled board meeting in compliance with board policy.

 

 

 

Legal Reference:               

Iowa Code ß 279.8 (1995).

Cross Reference:                                            

210.8  Board Meeting Agenda

213        Public Participation in Board Meetings

307        Communication Channels

502        Student Rights and Responsibilities

504.3  Student Publications

 

Approved  2/10/97                         Reviewed  1/9/2018                        Revised

502.5 STUDENT LOCKERS

Student lockers are the property of the school district.  Students shall use the lockers assigned to them by the school district for storing their school materials and personal belongings necessary for attendance at school.  It shall be the responsibility of each student to keep their assigned lockers clean and undamaged.

To ensure students are properly maintaining their assigned locker, the principal of the building may periodically inspect all or a random selection of lockers.  Either students or another individual will be present during the inspection of lockers.  Student lockers may be searched, at any time and without advance notice, in compliance with board policy regulating search and seizure.

Legal Reference:               

Iowa Code ßß 279.8; 280.14; 808A (1995).

 

Cross Reference:                                            

502  Student Rights and Responsibilities

 

Approved  2/10/97                         Reviewed  1/9/2018                        Revised

502.6 WEAPONS

Code No.  502.6

WEAPONS

The board believes weapons, other dangerous objects and look-a-likes in school district facilities cause material and substantial disruption to the school environment or present a threat to the health and safety of students, employees and visitors on the school district premises or property within the jurisdiction of the school district.

School district facilities are not an appropriate place for weapons, dangerous objects and look-a-likes. Weapons and other dangerous objects and look-a-likes will be taken from students and others who bring them onto the school district property or onto property within the jurisdiction of the school district or from students who are within the control of the school district.

Parents of students found to possess weapons, dangerous objects or look-a-likes on school property are notified of the incident.  Possession or confiscation of weapons, dangerous objects or look-a-likes will be reported to law enforcement officials, and students will be subject to disciplinary action including suspension or expulsion.

Students bringing firearms to school or knowingly possessing firearms at school will be expelled for not less than one year.  The superintendent has the authority to recommend this expulsion requirement be modified for students on a case-by-case basis.  For purposes of this portion of this policy, the term "firearm" includes, but is not limited to, any weapon which is designed to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive, the frame or receiver of any such weapon, a muffler or silencer for such a weapon, or any explosive, incendiary or poison gas, or otherwise defined by applicable law.

Weapons under the control of law enforcement officials or other individuals specifically authorized by the board are exempt from this policy. The superintendent may develop an administrative process or procedures to implement the policy. 

NOTE:  This is a mandatory policy. 

NOTE: The board may specifically authorize individuals to be armed with, carry, or transport a firearm on school grounds under limited circumstances outlined in law. Reasons for this authorization may include, conducting instructional programs regarding firearms or for conducting an Iowa Department of Natural Resources approved hunter education course or shooting sports activities course on school property. 

Legal Reference:        18 U.S.C. § 921 

                                    Iowa Code §§ 279.8; 280.21B; 483A.27(11), 724 

                                    281 I.A.C. 12.3(6)

Cross Reference:        502    Student Rights and Responsibilities

                                    503    Student Discipline

                                    507    Student Health and Well-Being

Approved            2/10/97          

   Reviewed           1/8/2018     

Revised    1/8/2018               

 

502.7 SMOKING - DRINKING - DRUGS

The board prohibits the distribution, dispensing, manufacture, possession, use, or being under the influence of beer, wine, alcohol, tobacco, other controlled substances, or "look alike" substances that appear to be tobacco, beer, wine, alcohol or controlled substances by students while on school district property or on property within the jurisdiction of the school district; while on school owned and/or operated school or chartered buses; while attending or engaged in school activities; and while away from school grounds if misconduct will directly affect the good order, efficient management and welfare of the school district.

The board believes such illegal, unauthorized or contraband materials generally cause material and substantial disruption to the school environment or present a threat to the health and safety of students, employees, or visitors.

Violation of this policy by students will result in disciplinary action including suspension or expulsion.  Use, purchase or being in possession of cigarettes, tobacco or tobacco products for those under the age of eighteen, may be reported to the local law enforcement authorities.  Possession, use or being under the influence of beer, wine, alcohol and/or of a controlled substance may also be reported to the local law enforcement authorities.

Students who violate the terms of this policy may be required to satisfactorily complete a substance abuse assistance or rehabilitation program approved by the school board.  If such student fails to satisfactorily complete such a program, the student may be subject to discipline including suspension or expulsion.

The board believes the substance abuse prevention program shall include:

  • Age-appropriate,  developmentally-based drug and alcohol curriculum for students in grades kindergarten through twelve, which address the legal, social, and health consequences of tobacco, drug and alcohol use and which provide information about effective techniques for resisting peer pressure to use tobacco, drugs or alcohol;
  • A statement to students that the use of illicit drugs and the unlawful possession and use of alcohol is wrong and harmful;
  • Standards of conduct for students that clearly prohibit, at a minimum, the unlawful possession, use, being under the influence of or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students on school premises or as part of any of its activities;
  • A clear statement that disciplinary sanctions, up to and including suspension or expulsion and referral for prosecution, will be imposed on students who violate the policy and a description of those sanctions;
  • A statement that students may be required to successfully complete an appropriate rehabilitation program;
  • Information about drug and alcohol counseling and rehabilitation and re-entry programs available to students;
  • A requirement that parents and students be given a copy of the standards of conduct and the statement of disciplinary sanctions required; and

Notification to parents and students that compliance with the standards of conduct is mandatory. It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the principal, to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.

Legal Reference:               

34 C.F.R. Pt. 86 (1993).

Iowa Code ßß 124; 279.8, .9; 453A (1995).

281 I.A.C. 12.3(9); .5(3)(e), .5(4)(e), .5(5)(e), .5(21).

Cross Reference:              

502  Student Rights and Responsibilities

503  Student Discipline

507  Student Health and Well-Being

 

Approved  2/10/97                       Reviewed  1/9/2018                      Revised

 

 

 

502.7a DRUG-FREE SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES

No student shall distribute, dispense, possess, use or be under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or fortified wine or other intoxicating liquor or unlawfully manufacture, distribute, dispense, possess or use or be under the influence of any narcotic drug, hallucinogenic drug, amphetamine, barbituate, marijuana, anabolic steroid or any other controlled substance, as defined in schedule I through V or section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. #812) and as further defined by regulation at 21 C.F.R. 1300.11 through 1300.15, before, during or after school hours at school or in any other school district location as defined below.

 

"School district location" means in a school building or on school premises; in a school-owned vehicle or in other school-approved  vehicles used to transport students to and from school or school activities; off school property at a school-sponsored  or school-approved  activity, event or function, such as a field trip or athletic event, where students are under the jurisdiction of the school district.

 

A student who violates the terms of this policy shall satisfactorily complete a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program approved by the school board. If such student fails to satisfactorily complete such a program, the student shall be suspended or expelled from school, at the discretion of the board.

 

 

 

 

Legal reference:                

Drug free schools & communities Act of 1986 (P.L. 99-770) as ammended in 88 & 89 (P.L. 101-226) 34 C.F.R. Part 86

Ia Code 204, 279.8, .9 (1989)

281 Ia Admin Code 12.3(9), 12.5(3) (e), 12.5 (4) (e)

 

 

 

 

Approved:  2/10/97                                                            Reviewed:       1/9/2018                                                 Revised:

502.7r1 TOBACCO - ALCOHOL - DRUGS REGULATIONS

A student involved with drug abuse which involves the school  shall be dealt with in the same manner as any other suspension or expulsion as to procedure. Involvement with the school is defined as in a school building or on school premises; in a school-owned vehicle or in other school-approved  vehicles used to transport students to and from school or school activities; off school property at a school-sponsored  or school-approved  activity, event or function, such as a field trip or athletic event, where students are under the jurisdiction of the school district.

 

Guidelines for use and/or possession include:

 

  1. First offense; automatic 5 day suspension.
  2. econd offense; suspended from school for a minimum of ten days or a maximum of the remainder of the semester with no credit granted for the semesterduring which the offense occured.
  3. Third offense; expelled from school.

Guidelines for distribution include:

  1. First offense; suspended for a minimum of ten days or a maximum of the remainder of the rest of semester with no credit for the  semester during which the offense occured.
  2. Second offense; automatic expulsion.

 

Any student suspected of being addicted to drugs by the building principal and who is otherwise eligible to return to school, may return only after being declared able by medical authority.

 

 

 

Approved:    2/10/97                                                          Reviewed:   1/9/2018                                          Revised:        1/13/03

502.8 SEARCH AND SEIZURE

School district property is held in public trust by the board.  School district authorities may, without a search warrant, search students, or protected student areas based on a reasonable and articulable suspicion that a school district policy, rule, regulation or law has been violated.  The search shall be in a manner reasonable in scope to maintain order and discipline in the schools, promote the educational environment, and protect the safety and welfare of students, employees and visitors to the school district facilities.  The furnishing of a locker, desk or other facility or space owned by the school and provided as a courtesy to a student, even if the student provides the lock for it, shall not create a protected student area and shall not give rise to an expectation of privacy with respect the locker, desk, or other facility.

School authorities may seize any illegal, unauthorized or contraband materials discovered in the search. Items of contraband may include, but are not limited to, nonprescription controlled substances, marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, barbituates, apparatus used for controlled substances, alcoholic beverages, tobacco, weapons, explosives, poisons and stolen property.  Such items are not to be possessed by a student while they are on school district property or on property within the jurisdiction of the school district; while on school owned and/or operated school or chartered buses; while attending or engaged in school activities; and while away from school grounds if misconduct will directly affect the good order, efficient management and welfare of the school district.  Possession of such items will be grounds for disciplinary action including suspension or expulsion and may be reported to local law enforcement officials. The board believes that illegal, unauthorized or contraband materials may cause material and substantial disruption to the school environment or presents a threat to the health and safety of students, employees, or visitors on the school district premises or property within the jurisdiction of the school district.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the principals, to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.

 

Legal Reference:               

U.S. Const. amend. IV.

New Jersey v. T.L.O., 469 U.S. 325 (1985).

Cason v. Cook, 810 F.2d 188 (8th Cir. 1987), cert. den., 482 U.S. 930 (1987). Iowa Code ch. 808A (Supp. 1997).

281 I.A.C. 12.3(8).

Cross Reference:              

502  Student Rights and Responsibilities

503  Student Discipline

Approved  2/10/97                         Reviewed  1/9/2018                        Revised  9/17/97

 

502.8E1 SEARCH AND SEIZURE CHECKLIST

I.           What factors caused you to have a reasonable suspicion that the search of this student or the student's effects or automobile would turn up evidence that the student has violated or is violating the law, school rules or policy?

 

  1. Eyewitness account.
    1. By whom:
    2. Date/Time:
    3. Place:
    4. What was seen:
  2. Information from a reliable source.
    1. From whom:
    2. Time received:
    3. How information was received:
    4. Who received the information:
    5. Describe information:
  3. C.        Suspicious behavior.  Explain.
  4. Student's past history.  Explain.
  5. Time of search:
  6. Location of search:
  7. Student told purpose of search:
  8. Consent of student requested:

 

II.          Was the search you conducted reasonable in terms of scope and intrusiveness?

 

A.

What were you searching for:

 

 

B.

 

Sex of the student:

 

C.

 

Age of the student:

 

D.

 

Exigency of the situation:

 

E.

 

What type of search was being conducted:

 

F.

 

Who conducted the search: Position:

 

 

Sex:

 

G.

 

Witness(s):

 

 

 

 

III. Explanation of Search.

 

A.              Describe the time and location of the search:

B.               Describe exactly what was searched:

C.             What did the search yield:

D.               What was seized:

E.              Were any materials turned over to law enforcement authorities:

F.              Were parents notified of the search including the reason for it and the scope:

502.8R1 SEARCH AND SEIZURE REGULATION

I.           Searches, in general.

 

A.              Reasonable Suspicion:  A search of a student will be justified when there are reasonable grounds for the suspicion that the search will turn up evidence that the student has violated or is violating the law or school policy or rules.

Reasonable suspicion may be formed by considering factors such as the following:

(1)        eyewitness observations by employees;

(2)            information received from reliable sources;

(3)            suspicious behavior by the student; or,

(4)            the student's past history and school record although this factor alone is not sufficient to provide the basis for a reasonable suspicion.

 

B.              Reasonable Scope:  A search will be permissible in its scope or intrusiveness when the measures adopted are reasonably related to the objectives of the search.  Reasonableness of scope or intrusiveness may be determined based on factors such as the following:

(1)  the age of the student;

(2)  the sex of the student;

(3)  the nature of the infraction; and

(4)  the emergency requiring the search without delay.

 

II.  Types of Searches

A.              Personal Searches

(1)  A student's person and/or personal effects (e.g., purse, backpack, etc.) may be searched when a school official has reasonable suspicion to believe the student is in possession of illegal or contraband items or has violated board policies, school rules or the law.

(2)  Personally intrusive searches will require more compelling circumstances to be considered reasonable.

 

(a) Pat-Down Search:  If a pat-down search or a search of a student's garments (such as jackets, socks, pockets, etc.) is conducted, it will be conducted in private by a school official of the same sex as the student and with another adult witness of the same sex present, when feasible.

 

(b) A more intrusive search, short of a strip search, of the student's person is permissible in emergency situations when the health and safety of students, employees, or visitors are threatened.  Such a search may only be conducted in private by a school official of the same sex as the student, with an adult of the same sex present unless the health or safety of students will be endangered by the delay which may be caused by following these procedures.

 

B.              Locker and Desk Inspections

 

Although school lockers and desks are temporarily assigned to individual students, they remain the property of the school district at all times.  The school district has a reasonable and valid interest in insuring the lockers and desks are properly maintained.  For this reason, lockers and desks are subject to unannounced inspections and students have no legitimate expectations of privacy in the locker or desk.   Periodic inspections of all or a random selection of lockers or desks may be conducted by school officials in the presence of the student or another individual.   Any contraband discovered during such searches shall be confiscated by school officials and may be turned over to law enforcement officials.

 

The contents of a student's locker or desk (coat, backpack, purse, etc.)  may be searched when a school official has reasonable and articulatble suspicion that the contents contains illegal or contraband items or evidence of a violation of law or school policy or rule.  Such searches should be conducted in the presence of another adult witness when feasible.

 

C.             Automobile Searches

 

Students are permitted to park on school premises as a matter of privilege, not of right. The school retains authority to conduct routine patrols of the student parking lots.  The interior of a student's automobile on the school premises may be searched if the school official has reasonable suspicion to believe that illegal, unauthorized or contraband items are contained inside.

 

Approved:  2/10/97                                                            Reviewed:   1/9/2018                                                  Revised:

502.9 INTERVIEWS OF STUDENTS BY OUTSIDE AGENCIES

 

Students may be interviewed in school by other than school personnel only as outlined below:

  1. Educational information is involved with the interview being under the jurisdiction of the building principal or the student's parent(s).
  2. Interviews with police officers and other officials.
    1. In school-connected  offenses which, in the opinion of the building principal, requires the assistance of a public law enforcing official - such an official may be contacted. A school staff member and/or the student's parent(s) shall be present at the interview. It shall be the policy of school personnel to contact parent(s), if possible, and to invite the parent(s) to be present at the interviews. If school officials can't contact the parent(s) immediately - a report will be made to the parent(s) as soon as reasonably possible.
    2. In incidents not directly involving the school, it would be preferred that the law enforcing official should contact the student and the parent(s) outside of school - the school officials are not to grant interviews for the outside-of-school  incidents unless:
      1. the court so orders
      2. parents are present or have consented to the interview in their absence.
    3. The parents may designate a person to "substitute" for them in case the parents are not available.

If the topic of the interview is child abuse and the investigator determines that the child should be interviewed independently of his or her parent(s) and the school is the most appropriate setting for the interview, school officials will allow the investigation without contacting the parents. It shall be the responsibility of the investigator in abuse cases to determine who will be present during the interview.

 

 

Legal Reference:               

Iowa Code ß 232; 280.17 (1995).

281 I.A.C. 102.

441 I.A.C. 9.2; 155; 175.

1980 Op. Att'y Gen. 275.

Cross Reference:              

402.2   Child Abuse Reporting

502.8   Search and Seizure

503          Student Discipline

Approved  2/10/97                         Reviewed  1/9/2018                      Revised

 

502.10 STUDENT-TO-STUDENT HARASSMENT

Harassment of students by other students will not be tolerated in the school district.  This policy is in effect while students are on school grounds, school district property, or on property within the jurisdiction of the school district; while on school-owned and/or school-operated  , vehicles; while attending or engaged in school activities; and while away from school grounds if the misconduct directly affects the good order, efficient management and welfare of the school district.

 

Harassment prohibited by the district includes, but is not limited to, harassment including bullying, on the basis of race, sex, creed, color, national origin, religion, marital status or disability.  Students whose behavior is found to be in violation of this policy after an investigation may be disciplined, up to and including, suspension and expulsion.

Sexual harassment means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:

  • such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a student's performance or creating an intimidating, offensive or hostile learning environment.

Sexual harassment as set out above, may include, but is not limited to the following:

  • verbal or written harassment or abuse;
  • pressure for sexual activity;
  • repeated remarks to a person with sexual or demeaning implications
  • unwelcome touching;
  • suggesting or demanding sexual involvement, accompanied by implied or explicit threats concerning

Harassment as set forth above may include, but is not limited to the following:

  • verbal, physical or written harassment,  bullying or abuse;
  • repeated remarks of a demeaning nature;
  • implied or explicit threats concerning one's grades, achievements, etc.;
  • demeaning jokes, stories, or activities directed at the student.

The district will promptly and reasonably investigate allegations of harassment.  The building principal will be responsible for handling all complaints by students alleging harassment.

Retaliation against a student because the student has filed a harassment complaint or assisted or participated in a harassment investigation or proceeding is also prohibited, however, the superintendent has the right to discipline students who knowingly file false harassment complaints.  A student who is found to have retaliated against another in violation of this policy will be subject to discipline, up to and including, suspension and expulsion.

It  will also be the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the investigator and principals, to develop administrative rules regarding this policy.  The superintendent will also be responsible for organizing training programs for students and employees.  The training will include how to recognize harassment and what to do in case a student is harassed. It will also include effective harassment prevention strategies. The superintendent will also develop a process for evaluating the efectiveness of the policy by reducing harassment in the school district. The superintendent shall report to the board on the progress of reducing harassment in the school district.

Legal Reference:                               

20 U.S.C. ßß 1221-1234i (1994).

29 U.S.C. ß794 (1994).

42 U.S.C. ßß 2000d-2000d-7  (1994).

42 U.S.C. ßß12001 et. seq.  (1999).

Iowa Code ß216.9; 280.3  (2003).

281 I.A.C. 12.3(6).

Cross Reference:                              

403.6 Harassment

502        Student Rights and Responsibilities

503        Student Discipline

506        Student Records

Approved  2/10/97                         Reviewed  1/9/2018                       Revised        9/20/04

 

501.E2 WITNESS DISCLOSURE FORM

Name of witness:

Position of witness:

Date of testimony, interview:

Description of incident witnessed:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Any other information:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Date:

 

502.10E1 HARASSMENT COMPLAINT FORM

Name of complainant:

Position of complainant:

Date of complaint:

Name of alleged harasser:

 

Date and place of incident or incidents:

Description of misconduct:

Name of witnesses (if any):

 

 

 

 

Evidence of harassment, i.e., letters, photos, etc. (attach evidence if possible):

 

 

 

 

Any other information:

 

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

 

Date:

 

502.10R1 STUDENT-TO-STUDENT HARASSMENT INVESTIGATION

PROCEDURES Students who feel that they have been harassed should:

· If the student is comfortable doing so, the student should Communicate to the harasser that the student expects the behavior to stop.  If the student  wants assistance communicating with the harasser, the student should ask a teacher, counselor or principal to help.

· If the harassment does not stop, or the student does not feel comfortable confronting the harasser, the student should:

  • tell a teacher, counselor or principal; and
  • write down exactly what happened, keep a copy and give another copy to the teacher, counselor or principal including;
    • what, when and where it happened;
    • who was involved;
    • exactly what was said or what the harasser did;
    • witnesses to the harassment;
    • what the student said or did, either at the time or later;
    • how the student felt; and
    • how the harasser responded.

 

COMPLAINT PROCEDURE

A student who believes that the student has been harassed  will notify the building principal, the designated investigator.  The alternate investigator is the building counselor.  The investigator may request that the student complete the Harassment Complaint form and turn over evidence of the harassment, including, but not limited to, letters, tapes, or pictures.  Information received during the investigation is kept confidential to the extent possible.

 

The investigator, with the approval of the principal, or the principal has the authority to initiate a harassment investigation in the absence of a written complaint.

 

INVESTIGATION PROCEDURE

 

The investigator will reasonably and promptly commence the investigation upon receipt of the complaint. The investigator will interview the complainant and the alleged harasser.  The alleged harasser may file a written statement refuting or explaining the behavior outlined in the complaint.  The investigator may also interview witnesses as deemed appropriate.

 

Upon completion of the investigation, the investigator will make written findings and conclusions as to each allegation of harassment and report the findings and conclusions to the principal.  The investigator will  provide a copy of the findings of the investigation to the principal.

 

PROCEDURES RESOLUTION OF THE COMPLAINT

Following receipt of the investigator's report, the principal may investigate further, if deemed necessary, and make a determination of any appropriate additional steps which may include discipline, up to and including, suspension and expulsion.

 

Prior to the determination of the appropriate remedial action, the principal may, at the principal's discretion, interview the complainant and the alleged harasser.  The principal will file a written report closing the case and documenting any disciplinary action taken or any other action taken in response to the complaint.  The complainant, the alleged harasser and the investigator will receive notice as to the conclusion of the investigation.

 

POINTS TO REMEMBER IN THE INVESTIGATION

  • Evidence uncovered in the investigation is confidential.
  • Complaints must be taken seriously and investigated.
  • No retaliation will be taken against individuals involved in the investigation process.
  • Retaliators will be disciplined up to and including suspension and expulsion. CONFLICTS

If the investigator is a witness to the incident, the alternate investigator shall be the investigator.

 

Approved  2/10/97                         Reviewed       1/1/2010                       Revised        9/20/04

503 STUDENT DISCIPLINE

503.1 STUDENT CONDUCT

The board believes inappropriate student conduct causes material and substantial disruption to the school environment, interferes with the rights of others, or presents a threat to the health and safety of students, employees, and visitors on school premises.  Appropriate classroom behavior allows teachers to communicate more effectively with students.

Students will conduct themselves in a manner fitting to their age level and maturity and with respect and consideration for the rights of others while on school district property or on property within the jurisdiction of the school district; while on school owned and/or operated school or chartered vehicles; while attending or engaged in school activities; and while away from school grounds if misconduct will directly affect the good order, efficient management and welfare of the school district.  Consequences for the misconduct will be fair and developmentally appropriate in light of the circumstances.

Students who fail to abide by this policy, and the administrative regulations supporting it, may be disciplined for conduct which disrupts or interferes with the education program; conduct which disrupts the orderly and efficient operation of the school district or school activity; conduct which disrupts the rights of other students to participate in or obtain their education; conduct that is violent or destructive; or conduct which interrupts the maintenance of a disciplined atmosphere.  Disciplinary measures include, but are not limited to, removal from the classroom, detention, suspension, probation, and expulsion.

A student who commits an assault against an employee on school district property or on property within the jurisdiction of the school district; while on school-owned or school-operated chartered vehicles; or while attending or engaged in school district activities will be suspended by the principal.  Notice of the suspension is sent to the board president.  The board will review the suspension and decide whether to hold a disciplinary hearing to determine whether to impose further sanctions against the student which may include expulsion.  In making its decision, the board shall consider the best interests of the school district, which shall include what is best to protect and ensure the safety of the school employees and students from the student committing the assault.  Assault for purposes of this section of this policy is defined as, when, without justification, a student does any of the following:

  • an act which is intended to cause pain or injury to, or which is intended to result in physical contact which will be insulting or offensive to another, coupled with the apparent ability to execute the act; or
  • any act which is intended to place another in fear of immediate physical contact which will be painful, injurious, insulting or offensive, coupled with the apparent ability to execute the act; or
  •  intentionally points any firearm toward another or displays in a threatening manner any dangerous weapon toward another.

The act is not an assault when the person doing any of the above and the other person are voluntary participants in a sport, social or other activity, not in itself criminal, when the act is a reasonably foreseeable incident of such sport or activity, and does not create an unreasonable risk of serious injury or breach of the peace.

Removal from the classroom means a student is sent to the building principal's office.  It is within the discretion of the person in charge of the classroom to remove the student.

Detention means the student's presence is required during non-school hours for disciplinary purposes.  The student can be required to appear prior to the beginning of the school day, after school has been dismissed for the day, or on a non-school day.  Whether a student will serve detention, and the length of the detention, is within the discretion of the licensed employee or the building principal, disciplining the student.

Suspension means; either an in-school suspension, an out-of-school suspension, a restriction from activities or loss of eligibility.  An in-school suspension means the student will attend school but will be temporarily isolated from one or more classes while under supervision.  An in-school suspension will not exceed ten consecutive school days.  An out-of-school suspension means the student is removed from the school environment, which includes school classes and activities.  An out-of-school suspension will not exceed ten consecutive school days.  A restriction from school activities means a student will attend school and classes and practice but will not participate in school activities.

Probation means a student is given a conditional suspension of a penalty for a definite period of time in addition to being reprimanded.  The conditional suspension will mean the student must meet the conditions and terms for the suspension of the penalty.  Failure of the student to meet these conditions and terms will result in immediate reinstatement of the penalty.

Expulsion means an action by the board to remove a student from the school environment, which includes, but is not limited to, classes and activities, for a period of time set by the board.

Discipline of special education students, including suspensions and expulsions, will comply with the provisions of applicable federal and state laws. 

It is the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the principal, to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.

NOTE:  This is a mandatory policy and outlines the school district's basic student conduct.  Details of how this policy will be implemented should be included in the student handbook.  The paragraph regarding assault of school district employees is Iowa law.   For more detailed discussion of this issue, see IASB's Policy Primer, October 10, 2002.

Legal Reference:    Goss v. Lopez, 419 U.S. 565 (1975).

    Brands v. Sheldon Community School District, 671 F. Supp. 627 (N.D. Iowa 1987).

    Sims v. Colfax Comm. School Dist., 307 F. Supp. 485 (Iowa 1970).

    Bunger v. Iowa High School Athletic Assn., 197 N.W.2d 555 (Iowa 1972).

    Board of Directors of Ind. School Dist. of Waterloo v. Green, 259 Iowa 1260, 147   

      N.W.2d 854 (1967).

    Iowa Code §§ 279.8;282.3, 282.4, 282.5; 708.1.

    281 I.A.C. 12.3(6)

Cross Reference:    

    501    Student Attendance

    502    Student Rights and Responsibilities

    504    Student Activities

    603.3    Special Education

    903.5    Distribution of Materials

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503.1R1 STUDENT SUSPENSION

Administration Action

 

A.          Probation

  1. Probation is conditional suspension of a penalty for a set period of time.  Probation may be imposed by the principal for infractions of school rules which do not warrant the necessity of removal from school.
  2. The principal will conduct an investigation of the allegations against the student prior to imposition of probation.  The investigation will include, but not be limited to, written or oral notice to the student of the allegations against the student and an opportunity to respond. Written notice and reasons for the probation will be sent to the parents.

B.          In-School Suspension

  1. In-school suspension is the temporary isolation of a student from one or more classes while under administrative supervision.  In-school suspensions may be imposed by the principal for infractions of school rules which are serious but which do not warrant the necessity of removal from school.
  2. The principal shall conduct an investigation of the allegations against the student prior to imposition of an in-school suspension.  The investigation will include, but not be limited to, written or oral notice to the student of the allegations against the student and an opportunity to respond.  In-school suspension will not be imposed for more than ten school days.  Written notice and reasons for the in-school suspension will be sent to the student's parents.
  3. A Saturday suspension means a student is required to appear at school on Saturday under the supervision of school district personnel and shall not to exceed ten Saturdays. A restriction from school activities means a student will attend school and classes but will not attend or participate in school activities. A restriction from activities will not exceed ninety days.

C.          Out-of-School Suspension

  1. Out-of-school suspension is the removal of a student from the school environment for periods of short duration.  Out-of-school suspension is to be used when other available school resources are unable to constructively remedy student misconduct.
  2. A student may be suspended out of school for up to ten school days by a principal for a commission of gross or repeated infractions of school rules, regulations, policy or the law, or when the presence of the student will cause interference with the maintenance of the educational environment or the operation of the school.  The principal may suspend students after conducting an investigation of the charges against the student, giving the student:
  1. Oral or written notice of the allegations against the student and
  2. he opportunity to respond to those charges.

At the principal's discretion, the student may be allowed to confront witnesses against the student or present witnesses on behalf of the student.

  1. Notice of the out-of-school suspension will be mailed no later than the end of the school day following the suspension to the student's parents and the superintendent.   A reasonable effort shall be made to personally notify the student's parents and such effort shall be documented by the person making or attempting to make the contact.  Written notice to the parents shall include the circumstances which led to the suspension and a copy of the board policy and rules pertaining to the suspension.

D.          Suspensions and Special Education Students

  1. Students who have been identified as special education students may be referred for a review of the student's Individual Education Program (IEP).  The IEP may be revised to include a continuum of intervention strategies and programming to change the behavior.
  2. Students who have not been identified as special education students may be referred for evaluation after the student's suspension to determine whether the student has a disability and is in need of special education.

 

 

 

Approved:  2/10/97                                               Reviewed:         1/9/2018                                                 Revised: 

503.1a STUDENT BEHAVIOR RULES

An attitude of respect and proper manners for a public building are expected at all times, whether at school, a school sponsored activity or on a school owned or operated vehicle. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. Examples of inappropriate behavior include:

  1. Disruptive behavior such as fighting, too much noise or activity, non-compliance,  disrupting a classroom, etc.
  2. Disrespectful behavior such as using profanity; refusing directions; harassment of others' sex, race, creed or disability; threats to students or staff; inappropriate public affection, etc.
  3. Violation of Iowa Law such as possession of weapons, tobacco, drugs, alcohol, creating false emergencies; vandalism; threatening school employees or students, etc.

Consequences for the behaviors listed above whether they occur in a classroom, study hall, hallway, school bus, or at a school activity range from communication with parents, detention, suspension, and loss of privileges for all misbehavior to suspension, expulsion, loss of privilege, and reporting incidence to law enforcement agencies for behaviors which violate Iowa Law or are dangerous or excessive. Students will pay for damage done as a result of vandalism.

Repeated or extreme misbehavior will result in more severe and immediate consequences.

 

 

 

Approved:  2/10/97                                                       Reviewed:  1/9/2018                                                  Revised:

503.2 EXPULSION

Only the board may remove a student from the school environment.  The removal of a student from the school environment, which includes, but is not limited to, classes and activities, is an expulsion from school.

Students may be expelled for violations of board policy, school rules or the law.  It shall be within the discretion of the board to discipline a student by using an expulsion for a single offense or for a series of offenses depending on the nature of the offense and the circumstances surrounding the offense.

It shall be within the discretion of the superintendent to recommend to the board the expulsion of a student for disciplinary purposes.  Only the board may take action to expel a student and to readmit the student.  The principal shall keep records of expulsions in addition to the board's records.

When a student is recommended for expulsion by the board, the student shall be provided with:

  1. Notice of the reasons for the proposed expulsion;
  2. The names of the witnesses and an oral or written report on the facts to which each witness testifies unless the witnesses are students whose names may be released at the discretion of the superintendent;
  3. An opportunity to present a defense against the charges and provide either oral testimony or written affidavits of witnesses on the student's behalf;
  4. The right to be represented by counsel; and,
  5. The results and finding of the board in writing open to the student's inspection.

In addition to these procedures, a special education student must be provided with additional procedures. A determination should be made of whether the student is actually guilty of the misconduct.  A staffing team should determine whether the student's behavior is caused by the student's disability and whether the conduct is the result of inappropriate placement.  Discussions and conclusions of this meeting should be recorded.

If the special education student's conduct is not caused by the disability, the student may be expelled or suspended for a long-term period following written notice to the parent and pursuant to the school district's expulsion hearing procedures.  If the misconduct is caused by the disability and a change in placement is recommended, the change must be made pursuant to the placement procedures used by the school district.

 

Legal Reference:               

     Goss v. Lopez, 419 U.S. 565 (1975).

     Wood v. Strickland, 420 U.S. 308 (1975).

     Southeast Warren Comm. School District v. Dept. of Public Instruction, 285 N.W.2d 173 (Iowa 1979).

     Iowa Code ßß 21.5; 282.3, .4, .5 (1995).

     281 I.A.C. 12.3(8).

Cross Reference:              

     502  Student Rights and Responsibilities

     503  Student Discipline

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503.3 FINES - FEES - CHARGES

The board believes students should respect school district property and assist in its preservation for future use by others.  Students may be assessed fines, charges, or fees for the materials needed in a course, for overdue school materials, for participating in activities, or for misuse of school property.

The superintendent shall inform the board of the dollar amount to be charged to students or others for fines, charges, or fees annually.  It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the principal, to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.

Legal Reference:               

     Iowa Code ß 279.8 (1995).

     1982 Op. Att'y Gen. 227.

     1980 Op. Att'y Gen. 532.

Cross Reference:              

     501.16  Homeless Children & Youth

     502          Student Rights and Responsibilities

     503          Student Discipline

 

Approved:  2/10/97                                                     Reviewed: 1/9/2018                                               Revised:

503.3r1 STUDENT FEE WAIVER AND PARTIAL WAIVER PROCEDURES

The board recognizes that while certain fees charged students are appropriate and authorized, certain students and their families are not financially able to pay the fees. The school district will grant either full waivers, partial waives depending upon the circumstances and the student or student’s parents’ ability to meet the financial criteria.

  1. Waivers
    1. Full Waivers -- a student will be granted a full waiver of fees charged by the school district if the student or student’s parents meet the financial eligibility criteria for free meals under the Child Nutrition program, Family Investment Program, Supplemental Security Income guidelines, or transportation assistance under open enrollment. Students in foster care are also eligible for full waivers.
    2. Partial Waivers -- a student will be granted a partial waiver of fees charged by the school district if the student or the student’s parents meet the financial eligibility criteria for reduced price meals offered under the Child Nutrition program. A partial waiver shall be based on the same percentage as the reduced price meals (40%).
  2. Application -- Parents or students eligible for a fee waiver shall make an application on the form provided by the school district. Applications may be made at any time but must be renewed annually.
  3. Confidentiality -- The school district will treat the application and application process as any other student record and student confidentiality and access provisions will be followed.
  4. Appeals -- Denials of a waiver may be appealed to the Superintendent & then to the Board of Education.
  5. Fines or charges assessed for damage or loss to school property are not fees and will not be waived.
  6. Notice -- the school district will annually notify parents and students of the waiver. The following information will be included in registration materials and printed in the school district newsletter:

    Students whose families meet the income guidelines for free and reduced price lunch, the Family Investment Program (FIP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), transportation assistance under open enrollment, or who are in foster care are eligible to have their student fees waived or partially waived. This waiver does not carry over from year to year and must be completed annually.

 

Legal Reference:               

     Iowa Code §§ 256.7(20); 279.8; 280.10, .11; 282.6; 285.1; 301.1 (1995).

     281 I.A.C. 18.  1994 Op. Att’y Gen. 23., 1990 Op. Att’y Gen. 79., 1982 Op. Att’y

     Gen. 227., 1980 Op. Att’y Gen. 532.

 

Approved:  1/9/2018                                                       Reviewed: 1/9/2018                                             Revised:

503.4 GOOD CONDUCT RULE

Participation in school activities is a privilege. School activities provide the benefits of promoting additional interests and abilities in the students during their school years and for their lifetimes.

Students who participate in extracurricular activities serve as ambassadors of the school district throughout the calendar year, whether away from school or at school. Students who wish to have the privilege of participating in extracurricular activities must conduct themselves in accordance with board policy and must refrain from activities which are illegal, immoral or unhealthy.

Students who fail to abide by this policy and the administrative regulations supporting it may be subject to disciplinary measures. The principal will keep records of violations of the good conduct rule.

It is the responsibility of the superintendent to develop rules and regulations for school activities. Students wanting to participate in school activities must meet the requirements set out by the school district for participation in the activity.

 

Legal Reference:

     Bunger v. Iowa High School Athletic Assn., 197 N.W.2d 555 (Iowa 1972).

     In re Jason Clark, 1 D.P.I. App. Dec. 167 (1978).

     Iowa Code §§ 280.13, .13A (2013).

     281 I.A.C. 12.3(6); 36.15(1).

Cross Reference:

     502 Student Rights and Responsibilities

     503 Student Discipline

     504 Student Activities

 

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503.5 CORPORAL PUNISHMENT

Corporal punishment is defined as the intentional physical punishment of a student and is prohibited.  It includes the use of unreasonable or unnecessary physical force or physical contact made with the intent to harm or cause pain.  No employee is prohibited from:

  • Using reasonable and necessary force, not designed or intended to cause pain, in order to accomplish any of the following:
    • To quell a disturbance or prevent an act that threatens physical harm to any person.
    • To obtain possession of a weapon or other dangerous object within a pupil's control.
    • For the purposes of self-defense or defense of others as provided for in Iowa Code section 704.3.
    • For the protection of property as provided for in Iowa Code section 704.4 or 704.5.
    • To remove a disruptive pupil from class or any area of school premises or from school-sponsored  activities off school premises.
    • o protect a student from the self-infliction of harm.
    • To protect the safety of others.
  • Using incidental, minor, or reasonable physical contact to maintain order and control.

Reasonable physical force should be commensurate with the circumstances of the situation.  The following factors should be considered in using reasonable physical force for the reasons stated in this policy:

  1. The size and physical, mental, and psychological condition of the student;
  2. The nature of the student's behavior or misconduct provoking the use of physical force;
  3. The instrumentality used in applying the physical force;
  4. The extent and nature of resulting injury to the student, if any;
  5. The motivation of the school employee using physical force.

Upon request, the student's parents shall be given an explanation of the reasons for physical force.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.

 

Legal Reference:               

     Ingraham v. Wright, 430 U.S. 651 (1977).

     Goss v. Lopez, 419 U.S. 565 (1975).

     Tinkham v. Kole, 252 Iowa 1303, 110 N.W.2d 258 (1961). Lai v. Erickson, PTPC Admin. Doc. 83-12 (1983).

     Iowa Code ßß 279.8; 280.21 (1999).

     281 I.A.C. 12.3( 6); 103.

     1980 Op. Att'y Gen. 275.

Cross Reference:              

     402.3  Abuse of Students by School District Employees

     502        Student Rights and Responsibilities

     503        Student Discipline

Approved:  2/10/97                                                            Reviewed:  1/9/2018                                                     Revised:  4/10/00

504 STUDENT ACTIVITIES

504.1 STUDENT GOVERNMENT

The student council provides for student activities, serves as a training experience for student leaders, promotes the common good, gives students a share in the management of the school, develops high ideals of personal conduct, acts as a clearinghouse for student activities, seeks to interest students in school district affairs and helps solve problems that may arise.  Members of the council are student representatives who have direct access to the administration.

The principal, in conjunction with the students and licensed employees, shall set forth the guidelines for the student government's elections, operations, and other elements of the government.

 

Legal Reference:  

     Iowa Code ß 279.8 (1995).

 

Cross Reference:              

     502  Student Rights and Responsibilities

     504  Student Activities

 

Approved:  2/10/97                                                           Reviewed:  1/9/2018                                           Revised:  

504.2 STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

Secondary school student-initiated,  noncurriculum-related groups and student curriculum-related  groups, upon receiving permission from the principal, may use school facilities for group meetings during non- instructional time.

Non-instructional  time shall mean any time before the first period of the day and after the last period of the day in which any student attends class.  Meetings shall not interfere with the orderly conduct of the education program or other school district operations.  It shall be within the discretion of the principal to determine whether the meetings will interfere with the orderly conduct of the education program or other school district operations.  Activities relating to and part of the education program shall have priority over the activities of another organization.

Curriculum-Related  Organizations

It shall also be the responsibility of the principal to determine whether a student group is curriculum- related.  One or more of the following questions will be answered affirmatively if the group is curriculum- related:

  • Is the subject matter of the group actually taught in a regularly offered course?
  • Will the subject matter of the group soon be taught in a regularly offered course?
  • Does the subject matter of the group concern the body of courses as a whole?
  • Is participation in the group required for a particular course?
  • Does participation in the group result in academic credit?

Secondary school curriculum-related  student organizations may use the school district facilities for meetings and other purposes before and after the instructional school day.  Employees shall be assigned to monitor approved meetings and may interact with curriculum-related  organizations.

Noncurriculum-Related Organizations

Student-initiated,  noncurriculum-related organizations shall be provided access to meeting space and school district facilities.

Only students may attend and participate in meetings of noncurriculum-related groups.  Such attendance shall be strictly voluntary and student-initiated.   As a means of determining whether a student's attendance is voluntary, the principal may require parental consent for the student to attend the meetings.

Employees will be assigned to monitor approved meetings.  Employees shall not participate in the meeting or assist in planning, criticizing, or encouraging attendance.  Only students may be involved in and attend the noncurriculum group's meetings.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the principal, to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.

 

Legal Reference:               

     Westside Community Board of Education v Mergens, 496 U.S. 226 (1990).

     Bender v. Williamsport Area Community School District, 741 F.2d 538 (3d Cir.

     1984), vacated and remanded on other grounds, 475 U.S. 534 (1986).

     20 U.S.C. ßß 4071-4074 (1988).

     Iowa Code ßß 287.1-.3; 297.9 (1995).

 

Cross Reference:              

     502  Student Rights and Responsibilities

     504  Student Activities

 Approved: 2/10/97                                             Reviewed:  1/9/2018                                                 Revised:

504.3 STUDENT PUBLICATIONS

Students may produce official school publications as part of the curriculum under the supervision of a faculty advisor and the principal.  Official school publications include material produced in the journalism, newspaper, yearbook, or writing classes and distributed to the student body either free or for a fee.

Any expression made by students, including student expression in official school publications, is not an expression of official school policy.  The school district, the board, and the employees or officials are not liable in any civil or criminal action for any student expression made or published by students unless the employees or officials have interfered with or altered the content of the student speech or expression. The liability, if any, is only to the extent of the interference or alteration of the speech or expression.

Official school publications are free from prior restraint by employees or officials except as provided by law.  A faculty advisor shall supervise student writers to maintain professional standards of English and journalism and to comply with the law including, but not limited to, the restrictions against unlawful speech.  The production of official school publications shall be guided by the law and by the ethical standards adopted by professional associations or societies of journalism.

Persons, other than students, who believe they have been aggrieved by student expression in a student- produced official school publication shall follow the grievance procedure outlined in board policy 214. Students who believe their freedom of expression in a student-produced  official school publication has been restricted shall follow the grievance procedure outlined in board policy 502.4.

The superintendent shall be responsible for developing a student publications code.  This code shall include, but not be limited to, reasonable rules including time, place, and manner of restrictions.  The superintendent shall also be responsible for distributing this policy and the student publications code to the students and their parents.

 

Legal Reference:               

     Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier, 484 U.S. 260 (1988).

     Bystrom v. Fridley High School, 822 F.2d 747 (8th Cir. 1987).

     Iowa Code ß 280.22 (1995).

Cross Reference:

     502   Students Rights and Responsibilities

     504   Student Activities

Approved:  2/10/97                                                        Reviewed:  1/9/2018                                                   Revised:

504.3R1 STUDENT PUBLICATIONS CODE

A.          Official school publications defined.

An "official school publication" is material produced by students in the journalism, newspaper, yearbook, or writing classes and distributed to students either free or for a fee.

B.          Expression in an official school publication.

1.              No student shall express, publish or distribute in an official school publication material which is:

a.              obscene;

b.              libelous;

c.              slanderous; or

d.              encourages students to:

1)           commit unlawful acts;

2)           violate school rules;

3)           cause the material and substantial disruption of the orderly and efficient operation of the school or school activity;

4)           disrupt or interfere with the education program;

5)           interrupt the maintenance of a disciplined atmosphere; or

6)           infringe on the rights of others.

2.              The official school publication shall be produced under the supervision of a faculty advisor.

C.             Responsibilities of students.

1.              Students writing or editing official school publications shall assign and edit the news, editorial and feature contents of the official school publications subject to the limitations of the student publications code and the law.

2.              Students shall strive to achieve professional standards of accuracy, fairness, objectivity and thoroughness in each and every aspect of official school publications.

3.              Students shall strive to achieve professional standards of grammar, usage, punctuation and spelling for clarity and accuracy of official school publications.

D.             Responsibilities of faculty advisors.

Faculty advisors shall supervise student writers to maintain professional standards of English and journalism and to comply with the law including, but not limited to, the restrictions against unlawful speech.

E.          Liability

Student expression in an official school publication shall not be deemed to be an expression of the school district.  The school district, the board, and the employees or officials are not liable in any civil or criminal action for any student expression made or published by students unless the employees or officials have interfered with or altered the content of the student expression.  The liability, if any, is only to the extent of interference or alteration of the speech or expression.

F.          Appeal procedure.

1.              Students who believe they have been unreasonably restricted in their exercise of expression in an official student publication shall seek review of the decision through the student grievance procedure, under board policy 502.4.

2.              Persons who believe they have been aggrieved by a student-produced  official student publication shall file their complaint through the citizen grievance procedure, under board policy 214.

G.         Time, place and manner of restrictions on official school publications.

1.              Official student publications may be distributed in a reasonable manner on or off school premises.

2.              Distribution in a reasonable manner shall not encourage students to:

a.              commit unlawful acts;

b.              violate school rules;

c.              cause the material and substantial disruption of the orderly and efficient operation of the school district or school activity;

d.              disrupt or interfere with the education program;

e.              interrupt the maintenance of a disciplined atmosphere; or

f.         infringe on the rights of others.

 

 

Approved:  2/10/97                                                    Reviewed:   1/9/2018                                                       Revised:

504.4 STUDENT PERFORMANCES

Students, as part of the education program, may participate in contests or other public and private events approved by the superintendent that will be of benefit to the student and the education program. Performance at such events is a privilege.

Students, who perform at such events, serve as ambassadors of the school district and must conduct themselves in the same manner as required in the regular school day.  Students who fail to abide by this policy and the administrative regulations supporting it may be subject to disciplinary measures.

Students will be allowed to perform in these events only with proper permission and supervision and when the events do not disrupt the education program or other school district operations.  The events must be approved by the superintendent, unless it involves unusual travel and expense, in which case the board must approve of the performance.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the principal, to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy. In developing the administrative regulations, these guidelines should be followed:

  • Performances by student groups below the high school level should be allowed on a very limited basis;
  • All groups of students should have an opportunity to participate; and,
  • Extensive travel by one group of students should be discouraged.

It shall be within the discretion of the superintendent to determine whether the event will benefit the education program and the participating students.  Contests or other performances by students unapproved by the superintendent shall be the responsibility of the parent and the student.

Legal Reference:               

      Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier, 484 U.S. 260 (1988).

      Iowa Code ßß 280.13-.14 (1995).

      281 I.A.C. 12.6.

Cross Reference:              

     502        Student Rights and Responsibilities

     503.4  Good Conduct Rule

     504        Student Activities

     904        Community Activities Involving Students

 

Approved: 2/10/97                                                    Reviewed:  1/9/2018                                                          Revised:

504.5 STUDENT FUND RAISING

Students may raise funds for school-sponsored  events with the permission of the principal.  Fund raising by students for events other than school-sponsored  events is not allowed.  Collection boxes for school fund raising must have prior approval from the principal before being placed on school property.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the principal, to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.

 

Legal Reference:               

     Senior Class of Pekin High School v. Tharp, 154 N.W.2d 874 (Iowa 1967).

     Iowa Code ß 279.8 (1995).

Cross Reference:

     502      Student Rights and Responsibilities

     503      Student Discipline

     504      Student Activities

     704.5  Student Activities Fund

     904.5  Advertising and Promotion

 Approved:  2/10/97                                                        Reviewed:  1/9/2018                                                      Revised:

504.5R1 Other School-Based Activities to Promote Student Wellness

Foods Sold Outside the Meal

Foods and beverages sold individually outside the reimbursable meal programs (including a la carte) during the school day should meet the following nutrition and portion-size standards:

Beverages that are encouraged: Water, seltzer, water without added caloric sweeteners, fruit and vegetable juices, fruit drinks containing 100% fruit juice, unflavored or flavored low-fat or fat-free milk.

Beverages that are to be discouraged:  Sports drinks, beverages with caffeine excluding low-fat or fat-free chocolate milk.

Food items should have

  • No more than 35% of its calories from fat (excluding nuts, seeds, peanut butter and other nut butters)
  • No more than 35% of its weight from added sugars

                                                               

Fundraising Activities

To support children’s health and school nutrition-education efforts, school fundraising activities will be encouraged to promote physical activity and healthful eating choices and will comply with the Healthy Kids Act (No bake sales, unless meet HKA and Smart Snacks dietary guidelines from midnight until 30 minutes from the last bell).

Rewards

The school district will encourage staff to not use foods or beverages, especially those that do not meet the nutrition standards for foods and beverages sold individually, as rewards for academic performance or good behavior, and will not withhold food or beverages as a punishment.

Food Marketing in Schools

School-based marketing will be consistent with nutrition education and health promotion. The district will encourage school marketing of brands promoting healthy foods, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy products and market activities that promote healthful behaviors.

Classroom Snacks/Parties

Snacks served in the classroom should be fresh fruit/vegetables or prepackaged items (Prepackaged:  items that are prepared in a licensed facility).  No home prepared food products.  The School district will encourage non-food items as treats.  Beverages offered in the classroom or as a snack should be water, milk or 100% fruit/vegetable juice.

Communication with Parents

 The school district will:

  • Send home nutrition information and post nutrition tips on school web sites
  • Encourage parents to pack healthy lunches, snacks and beverages and to refrain from foods that do not meet the established nutrition standards for individual foods and beverages
  • Provide a list of foods that meet the school district’s snack standards and ideas for healthy celebrations/parties, rewards and fundraising activities

Sharing of Foods

The school district discourages students from sharing their foods or beverages with one another during meal or snack times, given concerns about allergies and other restrictions on some children’s diets.

Plan for Measuring Implementation

Monitoring

The superintendent or designated staff member will ensure compliance with established school district-wide nutrition and physical activity wellness policies.  The district will

  • Ensure compliance with health and wellness policies in the school
  • Ensure compliance with nutrition policies within food service areas and will report on this matter.
  • Report on the most recent USDA School Meals Initiative (SMI) review findings and any resulting changes. 
  • Report annually to the board of education on the status of the health and wellness of the school and district-wide compliance with the established nutrition and physical activity wellness policies.

In each school:

  • The Principal will ensure compliance with those policies in the school and will report on the school’s compliance to the superintendent; and,
  • Food service staff, at the school district, will ensure compliance with nutrition policies within food service areas and will report on this matter to the superintendent or principal.

 The Wellness Committee shall be appointed each year.  Membership will include:

  • 1 building principal
  • Curriculum director
  • Food service representative
  • 1 PE/Health instructor
  • School nurse
  • Board member
  • Representatives from the Student Council (students)
  • Persons that would give representation of parents

 

Policy Review

Program review will be completed every 4 years. This will include but not limited to review policy compliance, assessing progress toward school goals and determining areas in need of improvement.  As part of that review, the school district will review the nutrition and physical activity policies and practices and the provision of an environment that supports healthy eating and physical activity.  The school district will revise the wellness policies and develop work plans to facilitate their implementation.

 

 

Approved:        9/17/97                                                  Reviewed:      1/9/2018                                                        Revised:     10/12/15

504.6 STUDENT ACTIVITY PROGRAM

Participation in school activities is a privilege.  School activities provide the benefits of promoting additional interests and ability in the students during their school years and for their lifetime.

Students will have an opportunity to participate in a school activity unless the activity is not offered or the student cannot participate for disciplinary reasons.  If the activity is an intramural or interscholastic athletic activity, students of the opposite sex will have a comparable opportunity for participation. Comparable opportunity does not guarantee boys and girls will be allowed to play on each other's teams when there are athletic activities available that will allow both boys and girls to reap the benefits of school activities, which are the promotion of additional interests and abilities in the students.

Student activity events must be approved by the superintendent unless it involves unusual travel expense, in which case the board will take action.  The events must not disrupt the education program or other school district operations.

A high school student who participates in school sponsored athletics may participate in a non-school sponsored sport during the same season with approval of the superintendent.

Such outside participation shall not conflict with the school sponsored athletic activity.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to develop administrative regulations for each school activity.  These regulations shall include, but not be limited to, when physical examinations will be required, how and when parents will be informed about the risk of the activity, academic requirements, and proof of insurance on the student participating in certain activities.  Students wanting to participate in school activities must meet the requirements set out by the school district for participation in the activity.

Legal Reference:                            

20 U.S.C. ßß 1681-1683; 1685-1686 (1994).

34 C.F.R. Pt. 106.41 (1993).

Iowa Code ßß 216.9; 280.13-.14 (1997).

281 I.A.C. 12.6., 36.15

Cross Reference:                           

501  Student Attendance

502  Student Rights and Responsibilities

503  Student Discipline

504  Student Activities

507  Student Health and Well-Being

Approved  2/10/97                         Reviewed  1/9/2018                     Revised  12/14/98

504.6E1 ATHLETE APPROVAL FORM

I (approve)   (disapprove) of the transfer of my son/daughter                                                                                to the

                                                  squad.

 

 

 

 

 

Parent’s Signature

 

 

 

 

 

Athlete’s Signature

 

 

 

 

 

Athletic Director’s Signature

 

 

 

 

 

Principal’s Signature

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Reference:                None

 

 

Cross Reference:              

503.4 Good Conduct

503.4A Transfer  and Eligibility

507        Student Health and Well-Being

 

 

Approved:      5/13/02                                                     Reviewed:  1/9/2018                                                          Revised:

504.6R1 Criteria to be considered before “moving up” a student-athlete.

We believe that “moving up” a freshman athlete has significant implications for the overall participation and involvement levels in our interscholastic sports program.  We also believe that the impact of such a move on a student/athlete’s  personal, mental, social, academic, and athletic development should be considered very carefully.

 

Students involved in programs identified as 9-12 (programs that do not have distinctive 9th, 10th and JV schedules) are not affected by this policy, however, communication with parents in these programs is needed. The Eastern Iowa Hawkeye Conference does not recognize a separate 9th, 10th, or JV schedule in the following sports:  Swimming, Wrestling, Cross Country, Track and Golf.  Students involved in team sports where the school offers a distinctive opportunity for the separation of classes will be affected by this policy. Freshmen may participate in varsity Volleyball, Football, Basketball, Softball, and Baseball with the recommendation  of the coach/sponsor, approval of the athletic director/principal,  and consultation with the parents or guardians. A freshman is defined as a student who has not started his/her sophomore year of school. The criteria listed below should be used when making that decision.

 

Process/Steps – to move a freshman up a level to a Varsity Team Sport

 

  1. Head coach makes request to Athletic Director (Athlete/parents  will not be approached until approval by building principal & athletic director).
  2. Approval by Building Principal & Athletic Director.
  3. A.D. talk to parents & arrange a meeting with student athlete, parents, coach, and A.D.
  4. Written approval by parents(s).
  5. Head coach meet with varsity athletes and lower level coaches.

 

Criteria to be considered – when moving a freshman up a level to a team sport.

 

  1. Will their presence make a significant positive impact on the Varsity Team
  2. Impact on lower level team’s chemistry and ability to be competitive after losses of recommend players.
  3. Player’s demonstrated physical skill/attributes demonstrated in interscholastic competition:
    1. Athlete is markedly better than upper classmen.
    2. Physical maturity & toughness comparable to other varsity athletes.
    3. Player’s record of demonstrated leadership.
    4. Anticipated impact on academics.
    5. Medical History.
  4. Evidence of mental and emotional readiness.
    1. Understanding of the “upside” and downside” of such a move
    2. Friendships and peer relationships
    3. Increased pressure to perform
    4. ntensity of practices and before school/after school commitment
  5. Number, performance levels, and anticipated reactions of athlete(s) whose playing time will be affected by “moving up” recommended athlete.
  6. Extenuating circumstances if most of the above criteria are met:
  1. Injuries to varsity athletes
  2. Ineligibility issues at varsity level
  3. Filling tournament rosters
  4. Other

 

 

 

 

LEVELS FOR PROGRAMS

 

Individual (9-12 on Varsity)

 

Swimming

 

 

 

V

Team

 

Football

 

 

 

9/10 (V-11-12)

Cross Country (B& G)

V

Volleyball

9, 10 (V-11-12)

Wrestling

V

Basketball

9, 10 (V-11-12)

Golf (B& G)

V

Baseball

8, 9/10 (V-11-12)

Track (B& G)

V

Softball

8, 9/10 (V-11-12)

Dance

V

 

 

Cheerleading

V

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Reference:                None

 

 

Cross Reference:              

503.4 Good Conduct

503.4A  Transfer and Eligibility

507        Student Health and Well-Being

 

 

Approved:  5/13/02                                                    Reviewed:        1/9/2018                                                      Revised:

504.7 ATTENDANCE AT EVENTS OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL

Events in which students participate during school hours or as representatives of the school but at places outside of the school must be sponsored and supervised by professional school personnel. Rules of behavior shall be the same as at any in-school activity or event.

The Board of Directors has no responsibility or accountability for any school child when the child is in the custody and control of his/her parents or other agencies.

 

Approved  2/10/97                         Reviewed  1/9/2018                          Revised

 

 

505 STUDENT SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT

505.1 STUDENT PROGRESS REPORTS AND CONFERENCES

Students shall receive a progress report at the end of each nine-week grading period.  Students who are doing poorly, and their parents, shall be notified at midterm in order to have an opportunity to improve their grade.  The board encourages the notification of students who have made marked improvement prior to the end of the semester.

Parent-teacher conferences will be held semi-annually.

Parents, teachers, or principals may request a conference for students in  grades kindergarten through twelve in addition to the scheduled conference time.  Parents and students are encouraged to discuss the student's progress or other matters with the student's teacher.

 

Legal Reference:               

Iowa Code ßß 256.11, .11A; 280 (1995).

281 I.A.C. 12.3(6), .3(7); .5(16).

Cross Reference:              

505  Student Scholastic Achievement

506  Student Records

 

Approved  4/14/97                         Reviewed  1/9/2018                     Revised

505.2 STUDENT PROMOTION - RETENTION - ACCELERATION

Code No. 505.2

STUDENT PROMOTION - RETENTION - ACCELERATION

Students will be promoted to the next grade level at the end of each school year based on the student's achievement, age, maturity, emotional stability, and social adjustment.

The district shall adhere to the following: 

  • Retention/Promotion in kindergarten – eighth grade: The retention of a student will be determined based upon the judgment of the district’s professional staff. When it becomes evident a student in grades kindergarten through eight may be retained in a grade level for an additional year, the parents will be informed prior to making the retention decision.  It is within the sole discretion of the district to retain students in their current grade level and to deny promotion to a student.
  •  Retention/Promotion in ninth – twelfth grade: Students in grades nine through twelve will be informed of the required course work necessary to be promoted each year. When it becomes evident a student in these grades will be unable to meet the minimum credit requirements for the year, the student and parents will be informed. It is within the sole discretion of the district to retain students in their current grade level and to deny promotion to a student.
  •  Acceleration in kindergarten – twelfth grade: Students in grades kindergarten through twelve with exceptional talents may, with the permission of the principal and parents, take classes beyond their current grade level. Enrichment opportunities outside the school district may be allowed when they do not conflict with the school district's graduation requirements.
  • Retention or Acceleration in kindergarten – twelfth grade may also occur in additional instances as provided by law. 

Any student or parent who is not satisfied with the decision of the district’s professional staff my seek recourse through policy 502.4 – Student Complaints and Grievances. 

NOTE: School districts that use specific steps or processes for determining retention or acceleration should reference the applicable criteria or where to locate the criteria in the bulleted information above. 

Legal Reference:    Iowa Code §§ 256.11, 279.8.

    281 I.A.C. 12.5(16).

 

Cross Reference:    501    Student Attendance

    505    Student Scholastic Achievement

    603.2    Summer School Instruction 

 

Approved 10/12/2015    Reviewed  1/9/2018     Revised           10/09/2017       

 

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505.3 STUDENT HONORS AND AWARDS

The school district will provide a program that establishes honors and awards including, but not limited to, academic letters, scholarships and good citizenship awards for students to assist students in setting goals. Students will be made aware of honors and awards and the action necessary on the part of the student to achieve them.  It is possible that students who have not attended the school district for their entire education or have not attended an accredited public or private school will not be eligible for honors and awards.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to develop the administrative regulations regarding this policy.

Legal Reference:               

Iowa Code ß 279.8 (1995).

Cross Reference:                                            

501.6  Student Transfers In

504        Student Activities

505        Student Scholastic Achievement

 

Approved  2/10/97                        Reviewed  1/9/2018                     Revised

505.4 TESTING PROGRAM

Code No.  505.4

 

TESTING PROGRAM

A comprehensive testing program is established and maintained to evaluate the education program of the school district and to assist in providing guidance or counseling services to students and their families.

No student is required, as part of any applicable program, funded by the Unites State Department of Education, to submit to a survey, analysis or evaluation that reveals information concerning:  political affiliations or beliefs of the student or student’s parent:

  •  mental or psychological problems of the student or the student's family;

           sex behavior or attitudes;

  •  illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating or demeaning behavior;
  •  critical appraisals of other individuals with whom respondents have close family relationships legally recognized, privileged and analogous relationships, such as those of lawyers, physicians and    ministers;
  • religious practices, affiliations or beliefs of the student or student’s parent; or income,(other than that required by law to determine eligibility for participation in a program or for receiving financial assistance under such program); without the prior consent of the student (if the student is an adult or emancipated minor), or in the case of an unemancipated minor, without the prior written consent of the parent.

It is the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the principal, to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.

It is the responsibility of the board to review and approve the evaluation and testing program.

 

Legal Reference:    20 U.S.C. § 1232h 

                                Iowa Code §§ 280.3

Cross Reference:    505    Student Scholastic Achievement

                                506    Student Records

                                607.2    Student Health Services

Approved         2/10/97            

Reviewed        1/8/2018           

Revised    1/8/2018         

 

505.5 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Students must successfully complete the courses required by the board and Iowa Department of Education in order to graduate.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to ensure that students complete grades one through twelve and that high school students complete required credits prior to graduation.  The following credits will be required:

 

 

Current:

Increased:

Language Arts

6 credits/3 units

8 c r e d i t s / 4 u n i t s

Science

4 credits/2 units

6 c r e d i t s / 3 u n i t s

Mathematics

4 credits/2 units

6 c r e d i t s / 3 u n i t s

Social Studies

6 credits/3 units

6 credits/3 units

Physical Education

4 semesters

4 semesters

Health

1 credit

1 credit

Electives

33 credits

2 7 c r e d i t s

The required courses of study will be reviewed by the board annually.  The increased credit requirements for graduation from Tipton High School will begin with the graduating class of 2011.

Graduation requirements for special education students will be in accordance with the prescribed course of study as described in their Individual Education Program (IEP).  Prior to the special education student's graduation, the IEP team shall determine whether the graduation requirements have been met.

All students must be enrolled in approved course work or approved school programs each period of each school day.

Students wishing to meet the Tipton Community School's graduation requirements by transferring credit to Tipton from correspondence agencies, must meet the following criteria:

  • All coursework must be from an accredited correspondence agency.
  • No more than a total of 5 credits (5 one semester courses) may be transferred to Tipton
  • Community High School. Exceptions to the credit limit allowed for transfer must be approved by the high school principal.
  • No more than 2 credits may be transferred to meet required credits in any one of the following areas; science, english, mathematics, and social studies.
  • Transfer credits for required coursework will be accepted only for those courses which a student has attempted at an accredited high school but has received a failing grade.
  • Completion of correspondence coursework and credit notification must be provided to the high school guidance councelor by the seniors last regular day of high school attendance in order to participate in graduation ceremonies.
  • Students who have not completed their coursework or if the guidance counselor has not been notified must have notification of completion to the guidance office no later than the end of the second week of June in order to receive a high school diploma from that year.

 

Students transferring to Tipton High School from other accredited high schools or approved high school programs must meet with the guidance counselor for the purpose of documenting transferable credits and determing the number of credits needed for graduation.

All credits for courses which meet the Post-Secondary Options Act will be accepted toward elective credit totals.

All credits accumulated at the New Directions Alternative High School program and the Kirkwood Learning Center Tipton Diploma Program will be accepted and count toward graduation.

Legal Reference:               

Iowa Code ßß 256.11, .11A; 279.8; 280.3, .14 (1995).

281 I.A.C. 12.2; .3(7); .5; 41.10(9).

Cross Reference:              

505        Student Scholastic Achievement

603.3  Special Education

Approved  2/10/97                         Reviewed  1/9/2018                         Revised 2/12/07

 

505.6 EARLY GRADUATION

Generally, students will be required to complete the necessary course work and graduate from high school at the end of grade twelve.  Students may graduate prior to this time if they meet the minimum graduation requirements stated in board policy.

A student who graduates early will no longer be considered a student and will become an alumnus of the school district.  However, the student who graduates early may participate in commencement exercises.

 

 

Legal Reference:               

Iowa Code ßß 279.8; 280.3, .14 (1995).

281 I.A.C. 12.2; .3(7); .5.

Cross Reference:              

505  Student Scholastic Achievement

 

 

Approved  2/10/97                         Reviewed  1/9/2018                         Revised

 

505.7 COMMENCEMENT

Students who have met the requirements for graduation will be allowed to participate in the commencement proceedings provided they abide by the proceedings organized by the school district.  It shall be the responsibility of the principal to solicit input from each graduating class regarding the proceedings for their commencement.

Failure of a student to participate in commencement will not be a reason for withholding the student's final progress report or diploma certifying the student's completion of high school.

 

Legal Reference:               

Iowa Code ßß 279.8; 280.3, .14 (1995).

281 I.A.C. 12.2; .3(7); .5.

 

Cross Reference:              

505  Student Scholastic Achievement

 

Approved  2/10/97                         Reviewed  1/9/2018                         Revised

505.8 PARENT AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

Parent and family engagement is an important component in a student’s success in school.  The board encourages parents and families to become involved in their child’s education to ensure the child’s academic success.  In order to facilitate parent and family involvement, it is the goal of the district to conduct outreach and implement programs, activities and procedures to further involve parents and families with the academic success of their students.  The board will:

(In each of the following six items, the board must describe in policy how it will accomplish each of the items.)

(1)    Involve parents and families in the development of the Title I plan, the process for school review of the plan and the process for improvement;  Jointly developing and agreed-upon written policy that is distributed to parents and family members of participating Title I children through the Elementary Parent/Student Handbook which is made available to every family.

(2)    Provide the coordination, technical assistance and other support necessary to assist and build the capacity of all participating schools in planning and implementing effective parent and family involvement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance by:  Providing technical assistance and support in planning and implementing effective parent and family engagement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance through professional development regarding parent and family engagement.  The district will partner with community groups as a means to engage families more creatively and successfully.  (ESSA section 116(a)(2)(B))

(3)    To the extent feasible, coordinate and integrate parent and family engagement strategies under Title I with parent and family engagement strategies outlined in other relevant Federal, State, and local laws and programs by:  Working to find ways to work cooperatively with other Federal, State and local programs.  The Title I program will work with local public preschool programs, Headstart programs, local library programs, and special education programs (IDEA).  Our homeless education program coordinates with the local backpack program to offer support to students that are food insecure, especially over the weekends.  (ISSA Section 1116(a)(2)(C))

(4)    Conduct with the involvement of parents and family members, an annual evaluation of the content and effectiveness of the parent and family engagement policy in improving the academic quality of the school served including identifying barriers to greater participation by parents in Title I activities (with particular attention to low-income parents, Limited English Proficient (LEP) parents, parents of any racial or ethnic minority, parents with disabilities and parents with limited literacy);  needs of parents and family to assist their children's learning; and strategies to support successful school and family interactions by:  Conducting an annual evaluation of the content and effectiveness for the Parent and Family Engagement Policy.  The evaluation includes parents in a meaningful manner.  In addition to surveys, the district uses advisory groups for this evaluation.  Parents and families have a voice.  The evaluation tools and methods identify the type and frequency of school-home interactions and the needs of parents and families have to better support and assist their children in learning.  The evaluations will target at least three key aresa; barriers, ability to assist learning, and successful interactions.  (ESSA Section 1116(a)(2)(D)(iiii))

(5)    Use the findings of the annual evaluation to design strategies for more effective parent and family involvement and to revise, as necessary, the parent and family involvement policies by:  Using the findings for the annual evaluation to design evidence-based strategies for more effective parent and family engagement.  The evaluation results will help uncover best practices thar are working and adapt those ideas to the district and individual school needs.  (ESSA Section 1116(a)(2)(E))

(6)    Involve parents and families in Title I activities by:  Involving parents and family members in the activities of the school.  The district has established a school improvement advisory committee comprised of a sufficient number and representative group of parents or family members to adequately represent the needs of the population, revised, and reviewed the Parent and Family Engagement Policy.  (ESSA Section 1116(a)(2)(F))

The district shall involve parents in determining how to allocate reserved Title I funds in accordance with applicable laws

The board will review this policy annually.  The superintendent is responsible for notifying parents and families of this policy annually or within a reasonable time after it has been amended during the school year.  The superintendent may develop an administrative process or procedures to implement this policy. 

Legal References:         20 U.S.C. §6318

Cross References:         903.2   Community Resource Persons and Volunteers

 

 

Approved         1/9/2018            

Reviewed    11/12/19               

Revised   11/12/2019                

 

506 STUDENT RECORDS

506.1 EDUCATION RECORDS ACCESS

EDUCATION RECORDS ACCESS

The board recognizes the importance of maintaining education records and preserving their confidentiality as provided by law.  Education records are kept confidential at collection, storage, disclosure and destruction stages.  The board secretary is the custodian of education records.  Education records may be maintained in the central administration office or administrative office of the student's attendance center.  

Definitions

For the purposes of this policy, the defined words have the following meaning: 

  •  “Education Record” means those records that contain information directly related to a student and which are maintained by an education agency or institution or by a party acting for the agency or institution. 
  •  “Eligible Student” means a student who has reached eighteen years or attends a postsecondary institution. Parents of an eligible student are provided access to education records only with the written permission of the eligible student unless the eligible student is defined as a dependent by the Internal Revenue Code. In that case, the parents may be provided access without the written permission of the student.  

An education record may contain information on more than one student.  Parents will have the right to access the information relating to their student or to be informed of the information.  Eligible students will also have the right to access the information relating to themselves, or be informed of the information.

Parents, eligible students, and other individuals authorized in accordance with law will have a right to access the student's education records upon request without unnecessary delay and in no instance more than forty-five calendar days after the request is made.  Parents, other than parents of an eligible student, may be denied access to a student's records if the school district has a court order stating such or when the district has been advised under the appropriate laws that the parents may not access the student records.  Parents, an eligible student or an authorized representative of the parents will have the right to access the student's education records prior to an Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting or hearing.

Copies of education records will be provided if failure to do so would effectively prevent the parents or student from exercising the right to access the education records.  Fees for copies of the records are waived if it would prevent the parents or student from accessing the records.  A fee may not be charged to search or retrieve information from education records.  

Upon the request of parents or an eligible student, the school district will provide an explanation and interpretation of the education records and a list of the types and locations of education records collected, maintained or used by the school district.

If the parents or an eligible student believes the information in the education records is inaccurate, misleading or violates the privacy of the student, the parents or an eligible student may request that the school district amend the education records.  

Education records may be disclosed in limited circumstances without parental or eligible student's written permission.  This disclosure is made on the condition that the education record will not be disclosed to a third party without the written permission of the parents or the eligible student.  This disclosure may be: 

  • To school officials within the school district and AEA personnel whom the superintendent has determined to have a legitimate educational interest, including, but not limited to, board members, employees, school attorney, auditor, health professionals, and individuals serving on official school committees;
  • To officials of another school district in which the student wishes to enroll, provided the other school district notifies the parents the education records are being sent and the parents have an opportunity to receive a copy of the records and challenge the contents of the records unless the annual notification includes a provision that records will automatically be transferred to new school districts;
  • To the U.S. Comptroller General, the U.S. Attorney General, the U.S. Secretary of Education or state and local educational authorities;
  • In connection with a student’s application for, or receipt of, financial aid; 
  • To organizations conducting studies for, or on behalf of, educational agencies or institutions for the purpose of developing, validating, or administering predictive tests, administering student aid programs, and improving instruction, if such studies are conducted in such a manner as will not permit the personal identification of students and their parents by persons other than representatives of such organizations and such information will be destroyed when no longer needed for the purpose for which it was conducted; 
  • To accrediting organizations;
  • To parents of a dependent student as defined in the Internal Revenue Code;
  • To comply with a court order or judicially issued subpoena;
  • [Consistent with an interagency agreement between the school district and juvenile justice agencies]
  • In connection with a health or safety emergency; 
  • As directory information; or
  • In additional instances as provided by law. 

The superintendent will keep a list of the individuals and their positions who are authorized to view a special education student's education records without the permission of the parents or the eligible student.  Individuals not listed are not allowed access without parental or an eligible student's written permission.  This list must be current and available for public inspection and updated as changes occur.

The superintendent will also keep a list of individuals, agencies and organizations which have requested or obtained access to a student's education records, the date access was given and their legitimate educational interest or purpose for which they were authorized to view the records.  The superintendent, however, does not need to keep a list of the parents, authorized educational employees, officers and agencies of the school district who have accessed the student’s education records.  This list for an education record may be accessed by the parents, the eligible student and the custodian of education records.  

Permanent education records, including a student's name, address, phone number, grades, attendance record, classes attended, grade level completed and year completed may be maintained without time limitation.  Permanent education records will be kept in a fire-safe vault or they may be maintained electronically with a secure backup file.

When personally identifiable information, other than permanent education records, is no longer needed to provide educational services to a special education student, the parents or eligible student are notified.  This notice is normally given after a student graduates or otherwise leaves the school district.  If the parents oreligible student request that the personally identifiable information be destroyed, the school district will destroy the records, except for permanent records.  Prior to the destruction of the records, the school district must inform the parents or eligible student the records may be needed by the parents or eligible student for social security benefits or other purposes.  For purposes of policy, “no longer needed to provide educational services” means that a record is no longer relevant to the provision of instruction, support, or related services and it is no longer needed for accountability and audit purposes. At a minimum, a record needed for accountability and audit purposes must be retained for five years after completion of the activity for which funds were used. 

[The school district will cooperate with the juvenile justice system in sharing information contained in permanent student records regarding students who have become involved with the juvenile justice system.  The school district will enter into an interagency agreement with the juvenile justice agencies (agencies) involved.

The purpose of the agreement is to allow for the sharing of information prior to a student's adjudication in order to promote and collaborate between the school district and the agencies to improve school safety, reduce alcohol and illegal drug use, reduce truancy, reduce in-school and out-of-school suspensions, and to support alternatives to in-school and out-of-school suspensions and expulsions which provide structured and well supervised educational programs supplemented by coordinated and appropriate services designed to correct behaviors that lead to truancy, suspension, and expulsions and to support students in successfully completing their education.

The school district may share any information with the agencies contained in a student's permanent record, which is directly related to the juvenile justice system's ability to effectively serve the student.  Prior to adjudication information contained in the permanent record may be disclosed by the school district to the parties without parental consent or court order.  Information contained in a student's permanent record may be disclosed by the school district to the agencies after adjudication only with parental consent or a court order.  Information shared pursuant to the agreement is used solely for determining the programs and services appropriate to the needs of the student or student's family or coordinating the delivery of programs and services to the student or student's family.  

Information shared under the agreement is not admissible in any court proceedings, which take place prior to a disposition hearing, unless written consent is obtained from a student's parent, guardian, or legal or actual custodian.

Confidential information shared between the school district and the agencies will remain confidential and will not be shared with any other person, unless otherwise provided by law.  The school district may discontinue information sharing with an agency if the school district determines that the agency has violated the intent or letter of the agreement. 

Agencies will contact the principal of the attendance center where the student is currently or was enrolled.  The principal will then forward copies of the records within a reasonable time following receipt of the request.

The school district will provide training or instruction to employees about parents' and eligible students' rights under this policy.  Employees will also be informed about the procedures for carrying out this policy.  

It is the responsibility of the superintendent to annually notify parents and eligible students that they have the right to:

       1.  Inspect and review the student's education records; 

       2. Seek amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes to be inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in                     violation of the student’s privacy rights; 

       3. Consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that the law                         authorizes disclosure without consent; and 

        4. File a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the district to comply with the law.

The notice is given in a parents' or eligible student's native language.  Should the school district collect personal information from students for the purposes of marketing or selling that information, the school district will annually notify parents of such activity.

The notice will include a statement that the parents have a right to file a complaint alleging the school district failed to comply with this policy.  Complaints are forwarded to Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, Washington, DC. 20202-8520.

NOTE: For districts that include the option language regarding the interagency agreement, please ensure that the policy is included in the student handbook in accordance with law. 

 

Legal Reference:     20 U.S.C. § 1232g, 1415, 34 C.F.R. Pt. 99, 300, .610 et seq., Iowa Code §§ 22; 279.9B, 280.24, .25, 622.10, 281 I.A.C. 12.3(4); 41 

            1980 Op. Att'y Gen. 720, 825.

Cross Reference:    

            501    Student Attendance

            505    Student Scholastic Achievement

            506    Student Records

            507    Student Health and Well-Being

            603.3    Special Education

            708    Care, Maintenance and Disposal of School District Records

            901    Public Examination of School District Records

Approved 2/10/97              Reviewed  1/9/2018                Revised 8/14/2017

506.1E1 REQUEST FOR NONPARENT FOR EXAMINATION OR COPIES OF EDUCATION RECORDS

Code No.  506.1E1

REQUEST OF NONPARENT FOR EXAMINATION OR COPIES OF EDUCATION RECORDS

 

The undersigned hereby requests permission to examine the                                        Community School District's official education records of:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Legal Name of Student)

 

 

(Date of Birth)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The undersigned requests copies of the following official education records of the above student:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The undersigned certifies that they are (check one):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(a)

An official of another school system in which the student intends to enroll.

(  )

 

 

 

(b)

An authorized representative of the Comptroller General of the United States.

(  )

 

(c)

An authorized representative of the Secretary of

the U.S. Department of Education or U.S. Attorney General

 

(  )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(d)

A state or local official to whom such is specifically allowed to be reported or disclosed.

 

(  )

 

 

 

(f)

A person connected with the student's application for, or receipt of, financial aid (SPECIFY DETAILS ABOVE.)

 

(  )

 

[(g)

A representative of a juvenile justice agency with which the school district has an interagency agreement. ]

(  )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The undersigned agrees that the information obtained will only be redisclosed consistent with state or federal law without the written permission of the parents of the student, or the student if the student is of majority age.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Signature)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Title)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Agency)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPROVED:

 

 

Date:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address:

 

 

Signature:

 

 

City:

 

 

Title:

 

 

State:

 

ZIP:

 

Dated:

 

 

Phone Number: 

 

 

Approved 8/2017         Reviewed  1/9/2018        Revised

506.1E2 AUTHORIZATION FOR RELEASE OF EDUCATION RECORDS

Code No.  506.1E2

AUTHORIZATION FOR RELEASE OF EDUCATION RECORDS

 

The undersigned hereby authorizes 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School District to release copies of the following official education records:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

concerning 

 

 

 

 

(Full Legal Name of Student)

 

(Date of Birth)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

from 20          to 20        

(Name of Last School Attended)

 

(Year(s) of Attendance)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The reason for this request is:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My relationship to the child is:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copies of the records to be released are to be furnished to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(  )  the undersigned

 

 

 

 

 

(  )  the student

 

 

 

 

 

(  )  other (please specify) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Signature)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State: 

 

 

ZIP 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phone Number:

 

 

 

 

 

506.1E3 REQUEST FOR HEARING ON CORRECTION OF EDUCATION RECORDS

Code No.  506.1E3

 

 

REQUEST FOR HEARING ON CORRECTION OF EDUCATION RECORDS

 

 

To:

 

Address:

 

 

Board Secretary (Custodian)

 

 

 

 

I believe certain official education records of my child,                                               , (full legal name of student),                                      (school name), are inaccurate, misleading or in violation of privacy rights of my child.

 

 

 

The official education records which I believe are inaccurate, misleading or in violation of the privacy or other rights of my child are:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The reason I believe such records are inaccurate, misleading or in violation of the privacy or other rights of my child is:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My relationship to the child is: 

 

 

 

 

 

I understand that I will be notified in writing of the time and place of the hearing; that I will be notified in writing of the decision; and I have the right to appeal the decision by so notifying the hearing officer in writing within ten days after my receipt of the decision or a right to place a statement in my child's record stating I disagree with the decision and why.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Signature)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State: 

 

 

ZIP 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phone Number:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

concerning                                                                                                                                          

(Full Legal Name of Student)                                                                              (Date of Birth)

 

from 20               to 20 (Name of Last School Attended)                                                                                                                             (Year(s) of Attend.)

 

The reason for this request is:

 

 

 

 

 

 

My relationship to the child is:                                                                                                                                               

 

Copies of the records to be released are to be furnished to:

 

(  )  the undersigned

(  )  the student

(  )  other (please specify)

 

 

 

 

 

(Signature)

 

Date:                                                                           Address:

City:                                                         State:             ZIP:                                    Phone Number:           

506.1E4 REQUEST FOR EXAMIATION OF EDUCATION RECORDS

Code No.  506.1E4

 

 

REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION OF EDUCATION RECORDS

 

 

To: 

 

 

 

 

Address: 

 

 

Board Secretary (Custodian)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The undersigned desires to examine the following official education records.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

of

 

,

 

 

 

(Full Legal Name of Student)

 

(Date of Birth)

         (Grade)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Name of School)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My relationship to the student is:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(check one)

 

 

 

 

 

I do

 

 

 

 

 

 

I do not

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

desire a copy of such records.  I understand that a reasonable charge may be made for the copies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Parent's Signature)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPROVED:

 

Date:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address:

 

 

 

Signature:

 

 

 

City:

 

 

 

Title:

 

 

 

 

State: 

 

 

ZIP 

 

 

Dated:

 

 

 

 

Phone Number:

 

 

Approved:                     Reviewed:                                         Revised: September 2017

 

 

506.1E5 NOTIFICATION OF TRANSFER OF EDUCATION RECORDS

Code No.  506.1E5

 

 

NOTIFICATION OF TRANSFER OF EDUCATION RECORDS

 

 

To:

 

 

 

Date:

 

 

Parent/or Guardian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Street Address: 

 

 

 

 

 

City/State

 

 

ZIP: 

 

 

Please be notified that copies of the                                           Community School District's official education records concerning                                        , (full legal name of student) have been transferred to:

 

 

 

 

School District Name

 

 

Address

 

upon the written statement that the student intends to enroll in said school system.

 

If you desire a copy of such records furnished, please check here            and return this form to the undersigned.  A reasonable charge will be made for the copies.

 

If you believe such records transferred are inaccurate, misleading or otherwise in violation of the privacy or other rights of the student, you have the right to a hearing to challenge the contents of such records.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Name)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Title)

 

Approved:       Reviewed:         Revised:  September 2017

 

506.1E6 LETTER TO PARET REGARDING RECEIT OF A SUBPOENA

 

Code No. 506.1E6

 

 

LETTER TO PARENT REGARDING RECEIPT OF A SUBPOENA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

 

 

 

Dear     (Parent)    :

 

This letter is to notify you that the                              Community School District has received a      (subpoena or court order)     requesting copies of your child's education records.  The specific records requested are                                                     .

 

The school district has until   (date on subpoena or court order)   to deliver the documents to   (requesting party on subpoena or court order).  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at   (phone #)    

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

 

(Principal or Superintendent)

Approved:      Reviewed:       Revised:     September 2017

506.1E7 JUVENILE JUSTICE AGENCY INFORMATION

 Code No. 506.1E7

Page 1 of 2

JUVENILE JUSTICE AGENCY INFORMATION SHARING AGREEMENT

 

Statement of Purpose:  The purpose of this Agreement is to allow for the sharing of information among the School District and the Agencies prior to a student's adjudication in order to promote and collaborate to improve school safety, reduce alcohol and illegal drug use, reduce truancy, reduce in-school and out-of-school suspensions, and to support alternatives to in-school and out-of-school suspensions and expulsions which provide structured and well supervised educational programs supplemented by coordinated and appropriate services designed to correct behaviors that lead to truancy, suspension, and expulsions and to support students in successfully completing their education.

 

Identification of Agencies:  This agreement is between the TIPTON Community School District (hereinafter "School District") and   (agencies listed) (hereinafter "Agencies")   .

 

Statutory Authority:  This agreement implements Iowa Code § 280.25 and is consistent with 34 C.F.R. 99.38 (2012).

 

Parameters of Information Exchange:

 

    1.    The School District may share any information with the Agencies contained in a student's permanent record which is directly related to the juvenile justice system's ability to effectively serve the student.

    2.    Prior to adjudication information contained in the permanent record may be disclosed by the school district to the Agencies without parental consent or court order.

    3.    Information contained in a student's permanent record may be disclosed by the School District to the Agencies after adjudication only with parental consent or a court order.

    4.    Information shared pursuant to the agreement is used solely for determining the programs and services appropriate to the needs of the student or student's family or coordinating the delivery of programs and services to the student or student's family.

  1. Information shared under the agreement is not admissible in any court proceedings which take place prior to a disposition hearing, unless written consent is obtained from a student's parent, guardian, or legal or actual custodian.

6.    Information obtained by the school from other juvenile justice agencies may not be used as the basis for disciplinary action of the student.

    7.    This agreement only governs a school district's ability to share information and the purposes for which that information can be used.  Other agencies are bound by their own respective confidentiality policies.

 

Records' Transmission:  The individual requesting the information should contact the principal of the building in which the student is currently enrolled or was enrolled.  The principal will forward the records within a reasonable time following receipt of the request.

 

Confidentiality:  Confidential information shared between the Agencies and the school district will remain confidential and will not be shared with any other person, unless otherwise provided by law.  Information shared under the agreement is not admissible in any court proceedings which take place prior to a disposition hearing, unless written consent is obtained from a student's parent.  Agencies or individuals violating the terms of this agreement subject their entity represented and themselves personally to legal action pursuant to federal and state law.  

 

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JUVENILE JUSTICE AGENCY INFORMATION SHARING AGREEMENT

 

 

Amendments:  This agreement constitutes the entire agreement among the agencies with respect to information sharing.  Agencies may be added to this agreement at the discretion of the school district.

 

Term:  This agreement is effective from   (September 1, 20    or other date)  

 

Termination:  The School District may discontinue information sharing with an Agency if the School District determines that the Agency has violated the intent or letter of this Agreement. 

 

APPROVED:

 

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Approved:     Reviewed:     Revised:    September 2017

Note:  This agreement is optional and can only be used if the board has adopted a policy approving of its use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

506.1E8 ANNUAL NOTICE

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age ("eligible students") certain rights with respect to the student's education records.  They are:

(1)         The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day the district receives a request for access.

Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal (or appropriate school official) a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect.  The principal will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.

(2)         The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate or misleading or in violation of the student's privacy rights.

Parents or eligible students may ask the school district to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading.  They should write the school principal, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading.

If the district decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the district will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment.  Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.

(3)         The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.

One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests.  A school official is a person employed by the district as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the school board; a person or company with whom the district has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, AEA employees, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee or student assistance team, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.

A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.

[Upon request, the district discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.  (Note:  FERPA requires a school district to make a reasonable attempt to notify the parent or eligible student of the records request unless it states in its annual notification that it intends to forward records on request.)]

(4)         The right to inform the school district that the parent does not want directory information, as defined below, to be released.  Any student over the age of eighteen or parent not wanting this information released to the public must make objection in writing by September 1 to the principal.  The objection needs to be renewed annually.

 

NAME; ADDRESS; TELEPHONE LISTING; DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH; E-MAIL ADDRESS; GRADE LEVEL; ENROLLMENT STATUS;  MAJOR FIELD OF STUDY; PARTICIPATION IN OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED ACTIVITIES AND SPORTS; WEIGHT AND HEIGHT OF MEMBERS OF ATHLETIC TEAMS; DATES OF ATTENDANCE; DEGREES AND AWARDS RECEIVED; THE MOST RECENT PREVIOUS SCHOOL OR INSTITUTION ATTENDED BY THE STUDENT; PHOTOGRAPH AND LIKENESS AND OTHER SIMILAR INFORMATION.

 

(5)         The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the district to comply with the requirements of FERPA.  The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:

Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, DC, 20202-4605.

 

[The School District may share any information with the Parties contained in a student's permanent record which is directly related to the juvenile justice system's ability to effectively serve the student.  Prior to adjudication information contained in the permanent record may be disclosed by the school district to the Parties without parental consent or court order.  Information contained in a student's permanent record may be disclosed by the School District to the Parties after adjudication only with parental consent or a court order.  Information shared pursuant to the agreement is used solely for determining the programs and services appropriate to the needs of the student or student's family or coordinating the delivery of programs and services to the student or student's family.  Information shared under the agreement is not admissible in any court proceedings which take place prior to a disposition hearing, unless written consent is obtained from a student's parent, guardian, or legal or actual custodian.  Information obtained from others shall not be used for the basis of disciplinary action of the student.  This agreement only governs a school district's ability to share information and the purposes for which that information can be used.

The purpose for the sharing of information prior to a student's adjudication is to improve school safety, reduce alcohol and illegal drug use, reduce truancy, reduce in-school and out-of-school suspensions, and to support alternatives to in-school and out-of-school suspensions and expulsions which provide structured and well supervised educational programs supplemented by coordinated and appropriate services designed to correct behaviors that lead to truancy, suspension, and expulsions and to support students in successfully completing their education.

The party requesting the information will contact the principal of the building in which the student is currently enrolled or was enrolled.  The principal will forward the records within 10 business days of the request.

Confidential information shared between the Parties and the school district will remain confidential and will not be shared with any other person, unless otherwise provided by law.  Information shared under the agreement is not admissible in any court proceedings which take place prior to a disposition hearing, unless written consent is obtained from a student's parent, guardian, or legal or actual custodian nor can it be used as the basis for disciplinary action of the student.]

Approved:  September 2017                                Reviewed:                                                            Revised:

506.1R1 USE OF STUDENT RECORDS REGULATION

Parents and eligible students will have a right to access a student's education records upon request without unnecessary delay and in no instance more than forty-five calendar days after the request is made. The intent of this regulation is to establish procedures for granting requests from eligible students and parents to access a student’s education records.  

Education records mean those records that contain information directly related to a student and which are maintained by an education agency or institution or by a party acting for the agency or institution. These may include, but are not necessarily limited to: dates of attendance; academic work completed; level of achievement (grades, standardized test scores); attendance data; scores on standardized intelligence, aptitude, and psychological tests; interest inventory results; health data; family background information; teacher or counselor ratings and observations; and verified reports of serious or recurrent behavior patterns.

  1. A.    Access to Records
  1. 1.    Parents, eligible students, and other individuals authorized in accordance with law will have access to the student's education records during the regular business hours of the school district. Parents and eligible students will have a right to access the student's education records upon request without unnecessary delay and in no instance more than forty-five calendar days after the request is made. An eligible student or parent, upon written request to the board secretary, shall receive an explanation and interpretation of the education records. A student, eighteen years or older, has the right to determine who, outside the school system, has access to the records.  Parents of students who are 18 years or older but still dependents for income tax purposes may access the student's records without prior permission of the student.
  2. 2.    School officials having access to student records are defined as having a legitimate educational interest. A school official is a person employed by the school district as an administrator, supervisor, instructor or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the school board; a person or company with whom the school district has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, AEA employee, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as disciplinary or grievance committee or student assistance team, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.  

B.   Release of Information Outside the School – Information from education records may be disclosed to outside parties as outlined in board policy and otherwise provided by law. 

C.      Procedures for Requesting a Record Amendment 

  1.  If the eligible student, parent, or legal guardian believe the information in the education records is inaccurate, misleading, or violates the privacy of the student, the parents or an eligible student may request that the school district amend the education student records.  
  2. The school district will decide whether to amend the education student records within a reasonable time after receipt of the request.
  3. If the school district determines an amendment is made to the education student record, the school district will make the amendment and inform the parents or the eligible student of the decision in writing.
  4. If the school district determines that amendment of the student's education record is not appropriate, it will inform the parents or the eligible student of their right to a hearing before the hearing officer provided by the school district. The hearing officer may be an employee of the school district, so long as the employee does not have a direct interest in the outcome of the hearing.
  5. Upon parental request, the school district will hold a hearing regarding the content of a student’s education records which the parent believes to be inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of the privacy rights of students.
  6. The hearing will be held within a reasonable time after receipt of the parent or eligible student’s request. The parent or eligible student will receive reasonable advance notice of date, time and place of the hearing.
  7. The parents or eligible student will be given a full and fair opportunity to present evidence relevant to the issues. The parent or eligible student may be represented by an individual at their choice at their own expense.
  8. The hearing officer will render a written decision within a reasonable period after the hearing.  The decision will be based upon evidence presented at the hearing and must include a summary of the evidence and the reasons for the decision.
  9. The parents may appeal the hearing officer’s decision to the superintendent within [insert number] days if the superintendent does not have a direct interest in the outcome of the hearing.
  10. The parents may appeal the superintendent’s decision or the hearing officer’s decision if the superintendent was unable to hear the appeal, to the board within [insert number] days.  It is within the discretion of the board to hear the appeal.
  11. If the parents' and the eligible student's request to amend the education student record is further denied following the hearing, the parents or the eligible student are informed that they have a right to place an explanatory letter in the education student record commenting on the school district's decision or setting forth the reasoning for disagreeing with the school district. Additions to the student's education records will become a part of the education student record and be maintained like other education student records. If the school district discloses the education student records, the explanation by the parents will also be disclosed or the eligible student of the decision in writing.

 

Approved:                                                   Reviewed:                                                Revised:  September 2017

 

506.2 STUDENT DIRECTORY INFORMATION

STUDENT DIRECTORY INFORMATION

Student directory information is designed to be used internally within the school district.  Directory information is information contained in the education records of a student that would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. The district may disclose "directory information" to third parties without consent if it has given public notice of the types of information which it has designated as "directory information," the parent's or eligible student's right to restrict the disclosure of such information, and the period of time within which a parent or eligible student has to notify the school in writing that he or she does not want any or all of those types of information designated as "directory information."  The district has designated the following as “directory information”: [Note: a district may, but does not have to, include all the information listed below, which is included in the United States Department of Education’s sample policy. This information should match the information contained in 506.1E8, 506.2R1, and 506.2E1]

  • Student’s name
  • Address 
  • Telephone listing 
  • Electronic mail address
  • Photograph
  • Date and place of birth
  •  Major field of study
  • Dates of attendance 
  • Grade level 
  • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • Weight and height of members of athletic teams
  • Degrees, honors, and awards received
  • The most recent educational agency or institution attended
  • Student ID number, user ID, or other unique personal identifier used to communicate in electronic systems that cannot be used to access education records without a PIN, password, etc.  (A student’s SSN, in whole or in part, cannot be used for this purpose.)   

Student is defined as an enrolled individual, PK-12 including children in school district sponsored child-care programs.  

Prior to developing a student directory or to giving general information to the public, parents (including parents of students open enrolled out of the school district and parents of children home schooled in the school district) will be given notice annually of the intent to develop a directory or to give out general information and have the opportunity to deny the inclusion of their child's information in the directory or in the general information about the students.

It is the responsibility of the superintendent to provide notice and to determine the method of notice that will inform parents.

 

NOTE:  This is a mandatory policy.  A school district may limit what it considers to be directory information.  If the school district limits the information, it must also make those changes in the school district's annual notice.  

Legal Reference:     20 U.S.C. § 1232g.

    34 C.F.R. Pt. 99.

    Iowa Code § 22; 622.10.

    281 I.A.C. 12.3(4); 41.

    1980 Op. Att'y Gen. 720.

 

 

Cross Reference:    504    Student Activities

    506    Student Records

    901    Public Examination of School District Records

    902.4    Live Broadcast or videotaping

 

 

 

Approved    2/10/97                         Reviewed  1/9/2018                              Revised 8/8/2017

506.2E1 AUTHORIZATION FOR RELEASING STUDENT DIRECTORY INFORMATION

 

Code No.  506.2E1

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AUTHORIZATION FOR RELEASING STUDENT DIRECTORY INFORMATION

 

The Tipton Community School District has adopted a policy designed to assure parents and students the full implementation, protection and enjoyment of their rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).  A copy of the school district's policy is available for review [Insert location here (e.g. online, administrative offices, etc.)]

This law requires the school district to designate as "directory information" any personally identifiable information taken from a student's educational records prior to making such information available to the public.

The school district has designated the following information as directory information: [Note: a district may, but does not have to, include all the information listed below, which is included in the United States Department of Education’s sample policy. This information should match the information contained in 506.1E8, 506.2R1, and 506.2E1]. 

 

  • •    Student’s name
  • •    Address 
  • •    Telephone listing 
  • •    Electronic mail address
  • •    Photograph
  • •    Date and place of birth
  • •    Major field of study
  • •    Dates of attendance 
  • •    Grade level 
  • •    Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • •    Weight and height of members of athletic teams
  • •    Degrees, honors, and awards received
  • •    The most recent educational agency or institution attendence

You have the right to refuse the designation of any or all of the categories of personally identifiable information as directory information with respect to your student provided that you notify the school district in writing not later than                , 20     of this school year.  If you desire to make such a refusal, please complete and return the slip attached to this notice.

 

If you have no objection to the use of student information, you do not need to take any action.

 

NOTE: If the board decides to eliminate name, address or telephone listing from their directory information, military recruiters and postsecondary institutions still have the right, under federal law, to access the three items. If the board eliminates name, address or telephone listing, the district needs to give parents a second notice allowing them to withhold this information from military recruiters or postsecondary institutions. 

 

Code No.  506.2E1

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AUTHORIZATION FOR RELEASING STUDENT DIRECTORY INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

RETURN THIS FORM

 

 

 

 

 

Community School District Parental Directions to

Withhold Student/Directory Information for Education Purposes, for 20     - 20      school year.

 

 

 

 

Student Name:

 

 

Date of Birth

 

 

 

 

 

School:

 

 

Grade: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Signature of Parent/Legal Guardian/Custodian of Child)

 

(Date)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This form must be returned to your child's school no later than                             , 20        .

Additional forms are available at your child's school.

 

 

506.2R1 USE OF DIRECTORY INFORMATION

USE OF DIRECTORY INFORMATION

 

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that [Insert school district name], with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child’s education records.  However, [Insert school district name] may disclose appropriately designated “directory information” without written consent, unless you have advised the District to the contrary in accordance with District procedures.  The primary purpose of directory information is to allow the [Insert school district here] to include this type of information from your child’s education records in certain school publications.  Examples include:

 

  • •    A playbill, showing your student’s role in a drama production;
  • •    The annual yearbook;
  • •    Honor roll or other recognition lists;
  • •    Graduation programs; and,
  • •    Sports activity sheets, such as for wrestling, showing weight and height of team members.

 

Directory information, which is information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released, can also be disclosed to outside organizations without a parent’s prior written consent.  Outside organizations include, but are not limited to, companies that manufacture class rings or publish yearbooks.  In addition, two federal laws require local educational agencies (LEAs) receiving assistance under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to provide military recruiters, upon request, with the following information – names, addresses and telephone listings – unless parents have advised the LEA that they do not want their student’s information disclosed without their prior written consent.   

 

If you do not want the [Insert school district here] to disclose directory information from your child’s education records without your prior written consent, you must notify the District in writing by [insert date].  [Insert school district name] has designated the following information as directory information:  [Note: a district may, but does not have to, include all the information listed below, which is included in the United States Department of Education’s sample policy. This information should match the information contained in 506.1E8, 506.2, and 506.2E1].

 

  • •    Student’s name
  • •    Address 
  • •    Telephone listing 
  • •    Electronic mail address
  • •    Photograph
  • •    Date and place of birth
  • •    Major field of study
  • •    Dates of attendance 
  • •    Grade level 
  • •    Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • •    Weight and height of members of athletic teams
  • •    Degrees, honors, and awards received
  • •    The most recent educational agency or institution attended

506.3 STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHS

The board will permit student "portrait" photographs to be taken on school premises by a commercial photographer as a service to the students and their families.

Parents will be notified prior to the taking of pictures by a commercial photographer for student "portraits."  In no case will students be required to have their picture taken or be pressured to purchase pictures.

Students or commercial photographers may take pictures of students upon consent for such things as the yearbook or student newspaper.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the principal, to develop administrative rules regarding student photographs.

 

Legal Reference:               

Iowa Code ß 279.8 (1995).

1980 Op. Att'y Gen. 114.

 

Cross Reference:                                            

506  Student Records

 

Approved  2/10/97                         Reviewed  1/9/2018                         Revised

 

506.4 STUDENT LIBRARY CIRCULATION RECORDS

Student library circulation records are designed to be used internally to assist in the orderly administration of the school district libraries and media center.  As a general rule, student library circulation records are considered confidential records and will not be released without parental consent.  Individuals who may access such records include a student's parents, the student, authorized licensed employees, authorized government officials from the U.S. Comptroller General, the Secretary of Education, the Commissioner and Director of the National Institute of Education, and the Assistant Secretary for Education and State Education Department.  Appropriate authorities in a health or safety emergency may access the student's library circulation records without the approval or the notification of the student's parents.  Parents may not access records, without the student's permission, of a student who has reached the age of majority or who is attending a post-secondary educational institution unless the student is considered a dependent for tax purposes.

It shall be the school librarian's responsibility, as the person maintaining the student library circulation records, to approve requests for access to student library circulation records.  Students' library circulation records may be accessed during the regular business hours of the school district.  If copies of documents are requested, a fee for such copying shall be charged.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the school librarian, to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.

 

 

Legal Reference:               

20 U.S.C. ß 1232g (1988).

34 C.F.R. Pt. 99 (1993).

Iowa Code ßß 22; 622.10 (1995).

281 I.A.C. 12.3(6).

1980 Op. Att'y Gen. 720, 825.

 

Cross Reference:                                            

506  Student Records

 

Approved  2/10/97                         Reviewed  1/9/2018                     Revised

 

507 STUDENT HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

507.1 STUDENT HEALTH AND IMMUNIZATION CERTIFICATES

Students desiring to participate in athletic activities or enrolling in kindergarten or first grade in the school district shall have a physical examination by a licensed physician and provide proof of such an examination to the school district.  A physical examination and proof of such an examination may be required by the administration for students in other grades enrolling for the first time in the school district.

A certificate of health stating the results of a physical examination and signed by the physician shall be on file at the attendance center.  Each student shall submit an up-to-date certificate of health upon the request of the superintendent.   Failure to provide this information may be grounds for disciplinary action.

Students enrolling for the first time in the school district shall also submit a certificate of immunization against diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, poliomyelitis, rubeola, rubella, hepatitis B, varicella, and other immunizations required by law.  The student may be admitted conditionally to the attendance center if the student has not yet completed the immunization process but is in the process of doing so.  Failure to meet the immunization requirement will be grounds for suspension, expulsion or denial of admission.  Upon recommendation  of the Iowa Department of Education and Iowa Department of Public Health, students entering the district for the first time may be required to pass a TB test prior to admission.  The district may conduct TB tests of current students.

Exemptions from the immunization requirement in this policy will be allowed only for medical or religious reasons recognized under the law.  The student must provide a valid Iowa State Department of Health Certificate of Immunization Exemption to be exempt from this policy.

 

Legal Reference:               

Iowa Code ßß 139.9; 280.13 (1995).

281 I.A.C. 33.5.

641 I.A.C. 7.

 

 

Cross Reference:              

402.2  Child Abuse Reporting

501        Student Attendance

507        Student Health and Well-Being

 

Approved  2/10/97                         Reviewed  1/9/2018                     Revised       10/10/2005

507.2 ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION TO STUDENTS

Administration of Medication to Students

Some students may need prescription and nonprescription medication to participate in their educational program.

Medication shall be administered when the student's parent or guardian (hereafter "parent") provides a signed and dated written statement requesting medication administration and the medication is in the original, labeled container, either as dispensed or in the manufacturer's container.

When administration of the medication requires ongoing professional health judgment, an individual health plan shall be developed by the licensed health personnel with the student and the student's parent. Students who have demonstrated competence in administering their own medications may self-administer their medication. A written statement by the student's parent shall be on file requesting coadministration of medication, when competence has been demonstrated.    By law, students with asthma or other airway constricting diseases may self -administer their medication upon approval of their parents and prescribing physician regardless of competency.

Persons administering medication shall include the licensed registered nurse, parent, physician, and persons who have successfully completed a medication administration course reviewed by the Board of Pharmacy Examiners. A medication administration course and periodic update shall be conducted by a registered nurse or licensed pharmacist, and a record of course completion kept on file at the agency.

A written medication administration record shall be on file including:

•         date;

•         student’s name;

•         prescriber or person authorizing administration;

•         medication;

•         medication dosage;

•         administration time;

•         administration method;

•         signature and title of the person administering medication; and

•         any unusual circumstances, actions, or omissions.

Medication shall be stored in a secured area unless an alternate provision is documented.  Emergency protocols for medication-related  reactions shall be posted.  Medication information shall be confidential information.

Legal Reference:        

§124.101(1), Code of Iowa

§147.107, Code of Iowa

§147.107, Code of Iowa

§155A.4(2), Code of Iowa

§152.1, Code of Iowa

§280.23, Code of Iowa

§280.16, Code of Iowa                                                                                                                  

Education [281]—§41.12(11)  IAC

Pharmacy [657]—§8.32(124,  155A), IAC Nursing Board [655]—§6.2(152),  IAC

 

Cross Reference:       

506 Student Records

507 Student Health and Well-Being

603.3           Special Education

607.2           Student Health Services

 

Approved  2/10/97                         Reviewed  1/9/2018                         Revised  9/20/04

 

 

 

 

507.2E1 TIPTON COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT AUTHORIZATION ASTHMA OR AIRWAY CONSTRICTING MEDICATION SELF-ADMINISTRATION CONSENT FORM(S)

Student's Full Name:__________________________________________________                   Date of Birth:_________________________               

School:____________________________________________________________

 

In order for a student to self-administer medication for asthma or any airway constricting disease:

•   Parent/guardian provides signed, dated authorization for student medication self-administration.

•   Physician (person licensed under chapter 148, 150, or 150A, physician, physician's assistant, advanced registered nurse practitioner, or other person licensed or registered to distribute or dispense a prescription drug or device in the course of professional practice in Iowa in accordance with section 147.107, or a person licensed by another state in a health field in which, under Iowa law, licensees in this state may legally prescribe drugs) provides written authorization containing:

o   purpose of the medication,

o   prescribed dosage,

o   times or;

o   special circumstances under which the medication is to be administered.

•   The medication is in the original, labeled container as dispensed or the manufacturer's labeled container containing the student name, name of the medication, directions for use, and date.

•   Authorization is renewed annually.  If any changes occur in the medication, dosage or time of administration, the parent is to notify school officials immediately. The authorization shall be reviewed as soon as practical.

Provided the above requirements are fulfilled, a student with asthma or other airway constricting disease may possess and use the student's medication while in school, at school-sponsored activities, under the supervision of school personnel, and before or after normal school activities, such as while in before- school or after-school care on school-operated property. If the student abuses the self-administration policy, the ability to self- administer may be withdrawn by the school or discipline may be imposed.

Pursuant to state law, the school district or accredited nonpublic school and its employees are to incur no liability, except for gross negligence, as a result of any injury arising from self-administration of medication by the student. The parent or guardian of the student shall sign a statement acknowledging that the school district or nonpublic school is to incur no liability, except for gross negligence, as a result of self-administration of medication by the student as established by Iowa Code § 280.16.

Medication_____________________________ Dosage______________________________Route_____________________ Time______________

 

Purpose of Medication & Administration /Instructions: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Special Circumstances: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

_______________________/______________/_______________

Discontinue/Re-Evaluate/ Follow-up Date

 

Prescriber’s Signature__________________________________________________    Date_____/_____/_____

Prescriber’s Address: __________________________________________________     Emergency Phone: __________________________________

  • I request the above named student possess and self-administer asthma or other airway constricting disease medication(s) at school and in school activities according to the authorization and instructions.
  • I understand the school district and its employees acting reasonably and in good faith shall incur no liability for any improper use of medication or for supervising, monitoring, or interfering with a student's self-administration of medication
  • I agree to coordinate and work with school personnel and notify them when questions arise or relevant conditions change.
  • I agree to provide safe delivery of medication and equipment to and from school and to pick up remaining medication and equipment.
  • I agree the information is shared with school personnel in accordance with the Family Education

Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

• I agree to provide the school with back-up medication approved in this form.

 

Parent/Guardian Signature:_____________________________________   Date: _____/_____/_____  (agreed to above statement)

Parent/Guardian Address: _________________________________________________________________________________________                                                             

Home/Cell Phone:_________________________________              Business Phone:  ________________________________________

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Self-Administration Authorization Additional Information:

PARENTAL AUTHORIZATION AND RELEASE FORM FOR THE SELF-ADMINISTRATION OF EPINEPHRINE VIA EPI-PEN

I authorize my child, _______________________, to carry an epi-pen auto-injector and to self-administer his/her own epinephrine at school in the event of an emergency following my child's:

  • Demonstration of his/her knowledge and understanding of anaphylaxis and correct usage of the epi-pen to the school nurse;
  • Agreement never to share the epi-pen with another student; and
  • Agreement to obtain or send for assistance from the school nurse or another adult immediately in the event of an allergic reaction and/or use of the epi-pen. 

 

 

_____________________________________________________________

Parent or Guardian Signature                                                   Date

 

The Following to Be Completed by the Student's Physician:

I have prescribed an epi-pen auto-injector in the following dosage__________________________for his/her allergy/allergies to the following (list all applicable allergies): ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

I have further instructed him/her with respect to:

  • The events surrounding the need for epinephrine;
  • The consequences of incorrectly administering epinephrine;
  • The signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction; and
  • The correct usage of an epi-pen.

 

Doctor's Signature: ________________________________________       Date: _____/_____/_____

 

Approved: 2/10/1997                                                             Reviewed:  1/9/2018                                                        Revised: 9/20/2004

507.2E2 Tipton Community School District Parental Authorization and Release Form for the Administration of Prescription Medication to Students

 

Student's Full Name: ________________________________________________      Date of Birth: ______________________________                 

School: ___________________________________________________________

School medications and health services are administered following these guidelines:

  • Parent has provided a signed, dated authorization to administer medication and/or provide the health service.
  • The medication is in the original, labeled container as dispensed or the manufacturer's labeled container.
  • The medication label contains the student’s name, name of the medication, directions for use, and date.
  • Authorization is renewed annually and immediately when the parent notifies the school that changes are necessary.

Medication                                             Dosage                           Route                             Time at School

 

 

Administration instructions

 

 

Special Directives, Signs to Observe and Side Effects

 

 

Discontinue/Re-Evaluate/Follow-up Date

 

 

Prescriber’s Signature                                                     Date

 

 

Prescriber's Address                                                        Emergency Phone

 

I request the above named student receive medication at school and school activities, according to the prescription, instructions, and a written record kept. Special considerations are noted above. The information is confidential except as provided to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  I agree to coordinate and work with school personnel and prescriber when questions arise. I agree to provide safe delivery of medication and equipment to and from school and to pick up remaining medication and equipment.

 

 

Parent's Signature                                                           Date

 

 

Parent's Address                                                              Home/Cell Phone

 

 

Additional Information                                              Business Phone

 

Approved: 2/10/1997                                                             Reviewed:  1/9/2018                                                        Revised: 10/10/2005

 

507.2E3 Tipton Community School Medication/Procedure Log

Name                                                                    School Year                                   Prescriber

 

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Signature Person Administering                  Initials        Date               

Signature Person Administering                  Initials         Date

 

 

 

 

 

Use one sheet per medication/procedure.  A = Absemt                                                 

Disposition         Date   Rcvd

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Write time and initial.                                               x = No School                                     Depleted                                   

 

Sign and date at bottom only once to identify initials.                                                  o = Not given - comment on back                            Discontinued         

Include completed form in health records.                                                                        Returned to parents              

 

Enter additional comments on back.                                                                                                               Destroyed                 

507.3 COMMUNICABLE DISEASES - STUDENTS

Students with a communicable disease will be allowed to attend school provided their presence does not create a substantial risk of illness or transmission to other students or employees.  The term "communicable disease" shall mean an infectious or contagious disease spread from person to person, or animal to person, or as defined by law.

Prevention and control of communicable diseases shall be included in the school district's bloodborne pathogens exposure control plan.  The procedures shall include scope and application, definitions, exposure control, methods of compliance, universal precautions, vaccination, post-exposure evaluation, follow-up, communication of hazards to employees and record keeping.  This plan shall be reviewed annually by the superintendent and school nurse.

The health risk to immunosupressed  students shall be determined by their personal physician.  The health risk to others in the school district environment from the presence of a student with a communicable disease shall be determined on a case-by-case basis by the student's personal physician, a physician chosen by the school district or public health officials.

A student shall notify the superintendent or the school nurse when the student learns the student has a communicable disease.  It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent, when the superintendent or school nurse, upon investigation, has knowledge that a reportable communicable disease is present, to notify the Iowa Department of Public Health.  Health data of a student is confidential and it shall not be disclosed to third parties.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the school nurse, to develop administrative regulations stating the procedures for dealing with students with a communicable disease.

 

Legal Reference:               

      School Board of Nassau County v. Arline, 480 U.S. 273 (1987).

      29 U.S.C. ßß 701 et seq. (1988).

      45 C.F.R. Pt. 84.3 (1993). Iowa Code ch. 139 (1995).

      641 I.A.C. 1.2-.5, 7.

 

Cross Reference:              

      403.3     Communicable Diseases - Employees

      506        Student Records

      507        Student Health and Well-Being

 

Approved:  2/10/97                                                         Reviewed  1/9/2018                                                        Revise

507.3E1 COMMUNICABLE DISEASE

CHART Source:  Iowa Department of Public Health (1994).

 

 

 

Approved:  2/10/97                                                         Reviewed  1/9/2018                                                        Revise

507.3E2 REPORTABLE INFECTIOUS DISEASES

While the school district is not responsible for reporting, the following infectious diseases are required to be reported to the state and local public health offices:

Acquired Immune
  Deficiency Syndrome
  (AIDS)
Leprosy Rubella (German
  measles)
Leptospirosis
Lyme disease Rubeola (measles)
Amebiasis Malaria Salmonellosis
Anthrax Meningitis
  (bacterial or viral)
Shigellosis
Botulism Tetanus
Brucellosis Mumps Toxic Shock Syndrome
Campylobacteriosis Parvovirus B 19
  infection (fifth
  disease and other
  complications)
Trichinosis
Chlamydia trachomatis Tuberculosis
Cholera Tularemia
Diphtheria Typhoid fever
E. Coli 0157:h7 Pertussis
  (whooping cough)
Typhus fever
Encephalitis Venereal disease
  Chancroid
  Gonorrhea
  Granuloma Inguinale
Giardiasis Plague
Hepatitis, viral
  (A,B, Non A-
  Non-B, Unspecified)
Poliomyelitis
Psittacosis
Rabies   Lymphogranuloma
    Venereum
  Syphilis
Histoplasmosis Reye's Syndrome
Human Immunodeficiency
  Virus (HIV) infection
  other than AIDS
Rheumatic fever
Rocky Mountain
  spotted fever
Yellow fever
 
Influenza Rubella (congenital
  syndrome)
 
Legionellosis  

 

 

Any other disease which is unusual in incidence, occurs in unusual numbers of circumstances, or appears to be of public health concern, e.g., epidemic diarrhea, food or waterborne outbreaks, acute respiratory illness.

Approved:  2/10/97                                                         Reviewed  1/9/2018                                                        Revise

507.3E3 REPORTING

FORM Source:  Iowa Department of Public Health (1994).

 

Approved:  2/10/97                                                         Reviewed  1/9/2018                                                        Revise

507.4 STUDENT ILLNESS OR INJURY AT SCHOOL

When a student becomes ill or is injured at school, the school district shall attempt to notify the student's parents as soon as possible.

The school district, while not responsible for medical treatment of an ill or injured student, will have employees present administer emergency or minor first aid if possible.  An ill or injured child will be turned over to the care of the parents or qualified medical employees as quickly as possible.

It shall be the responsibility of the principal to file an accident report with the superintendent within twenty-four hours after the student is injured.

Annually, parents shall be required to complete a medical emergency authorization form indicating the procedures to be followed, if possible, in an emergency involving their child.  The authorization form will also include the phone numbers of the parents and alternative numbers to call in case of an injury or illness.

The superintendent shall be responsible, in conjunction with the school nurse, to develop rules and regulations governing the procedure in the event a student should become ill or be injured at school.

Legal Reference:                         Iowa Code ß 613.17 (1995).

Cross Reference:                        507  Student Health and Well-Being

Approved  2/10/97                         Reviewed  1/9/2018                    Revised

507.5 EMERGENCY DRILLS

Students will be informed of the action to take in an emergency.  Emergency drills for fire, weather, and other disasters shall be conducted each school year.  Fire and tornado drills shall be each conducted regularly during the academic school year with a minimum of two before December 31 and two after January 1.

Employees shall participate in emergency drills.  Licensed employees shall be responsible for instructing the proper techniques to be followed in the drill.

 

 

Legal Reference:               

Iowa Code ß 100.31 (1995).

281 I.A.C. 41.27(3).

Cross Reference:              

507        Student Health and Well-Being

711.7  School Bus Safety Instruction

804        Safety Program

 

Approved  2/10/97                        Reviewed  1/9/2018                     Revised

507.6 STUDENT INSURANCE

Students shall have the opportunity to participate in the health and accident insurance plan selected by the school district.  The cost of the health and accident insurance program shall be borne by the student. Participation in the insurance health and accident plan is not a contract with the school district, but rather, a contract between the insurance company and the student.

 

Legal Reference:               

Iowa Code ß 279.8 (1995).

 

Cross Reference:                                            

504  Student Activities

507  Student Health and Well-Being

 

Approved  2/10/97                         Reviewed  1/9/2018                         Revised

507.7 CUSTODY AND PARENTAL RIGHTS

Disagreements between family members are not the responsibility of the school district.  The school district will not take the "side" of one family member over another in a disagreement about custody or parental rights.  Court orders that have been issued shall be followed by the school district.  It shall be the responsibility of the person requesting an action by the school district to inform and provide the school district the court order allowing such action.

This policy does not prohibit an employee from listening to a student's problems and concerns.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to ensure employees remain neutral in a disagreement about custody and parental rights.

 

 

 

 

Legal Reference:               

Iowa Code ßß 232.67, .70, .73, .75; 235A; 279.8; 710.6 (1995).

441 I.A.C. 9.2; 155; 175.

 

Cross Reference:              

506  Student Records

507  Student Health and Well-Being

 

 

Approved  2/10/97             Reviewed  1/9/2018             Revised

507.8 STUDENT SPECIAL HEALTH SERVICES

The board recognizes that some special education students need special health services during the school day.  These students shall receive special health services in conjunction with their individualized education program.

The superintendent, in conjunction with licensed health personnel, shall establish administrative regulations for the implementation of this policy.

 

 

Legal Reference:          

Board of Education v. Rowley, 458 U.S. 176 (1982).

 Springdale School District #50 v. Grace, 693 F.2d 41 (8th Cir. 1982).

Southeast Warren Comm. School District v. Dept. of Public Instruction, 285 N.W.2d 173 (Iowa 1979).

20 U.S.C. ßß1400 et seq.  (1994).

34 C.F.R. Pt. 300 et seq. (1996).

Iowa Code ßß 256.11(7); 256B; 273.2, .5, .9(2)-(3); 280.8  (1999).

281 I.A.C. 41.

 

 

Cross Reference:

502

Student Rights and Responsibilities

 

506

Student Records

  603.3 Special Education

  Approved  2/10/97                         Reviewed  1/9/2018                      Revised        4/10/00

 

507.9 WELLNESS

The Tipton Community Board of Education is committed to the optimal development of every student. The board believes for students to have the opportunity to achieve personal, academic, developmental, and social success, there needs to be a positive, safe, and health-promoting learning environment at every level, in every setting.    

The school district provides a comprehensive learning environment for developing and practicing lifelong wellness behaviors. The entire school environment, not just the classroom, shall be aligned with healthy school district goals to positively influence a student's understanding, beliefs and habits as they relate to good nutrition and regular physical activity. In accordance with law and this belief, the board commits to the following: 

 

The school district will identify at least one goal in each of the following areas: 

  • Nutrition Education and Promotion:  Schools will provide nutrition education and engage in nutrition promotion that helps students develop lifelong healthy eating behaviors.
  • Physical Activity: Schools will provide students with age and grade appropriate opportunities to engage in physical activity that meet the Iowa Healthy Kids Act.
  • Other School Based Activities that Promote Wellness: As appropriate, schools will support students, staff, and parents’ efforts to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  

 

The following nutritional guidelines for food available on school campuses will be adhered to

  • Meals served through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program will be appealing and meet, at a minimum, nutrition requirements established by state and federal law;
  • Schools providing access to healthy foods outside the reimbursable meal programs before school, during school and thirty minutes after school shall meet the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) Smart Snacks in Schools nutrition standards, at a minimum.  This includes such items as those sold through a la carte lines, vending machines, student run stores, and fundraising activities; 
  • Snacks provided to students during the school day without charge (e.g., class parties) will meet standards set by the district in accordance law. The district will provide parents a list of foods and beverages that meet nutrition standards for classroom snacks and celebrations; and
  • Schools will only allow marketing and advertising of foods and beverages that meet the Smart Snacks in school nutritional standards on campus during the school day. 

 

The superintendent or superintendent’s designee shall implement and ensure compliance with the policy by:

  • Reviewing the policy at least every three years and recommending updates as appropriate for board approval;
  • Implementing a process for permitting parents, students, representatives of the school food authority, teachers of physical education, school health professionals, the school board, administrators and the public to participate in the development, implementation, and periodic review and update of the policy; 
  • Making the policy and updated assessment of the implementation available to the public (e.g., posting on the website, newsletters, etc). This information shall include the extent to which the schools are in compliance with policy and a description of the progress being made in attaining the goals of the policy; and

•    Developing administrative regulations, which shall include specific wellness goals and indicators for measurement of progress consistent with law and district policy.  

 

 

 

 

NOTE: The Iowa Department of Education has tools and resources available to help districts with progress reports and other aspects of policy implementation and review. Please visit the “School Wellness Policy” section of the Iowa Department of Education’s website, located at: https://www.educateiowa.gov/pk-12/nutrition-programs/school-wellness

 

NOTE: School districts are required by federal law to have at least one wellness goal in each of the goal areas identified in paragraph three of the sample policy. These goal areas include the following: nutrition promotion and education, physical activity, and other school-based activities that promote student wellness. School districts should select goals to include in the regulation (507.9R1) from the options provided in the sample regulation (507.9R1) or identify a district specific goal. Districts must remember the sample policy and sample regulation cannot be adopted in the current format. School boards and administration must make a choice for all text in italicized brackets. 

 

 

Legal Reference:      

    42 U.S.C. §§ 1751 et seq. 

     42 U.S.C. §§ 1771 et seq.  

     Iowa Code §§ 256.7(29); 256.11(6).

     281 I.A.C. 12.5; 58.11.

 

Cross Reference:    

     504.5    Student Fund Raising

     504.6    Student Activity Program

      710     School Food Services

 

Approved:  1/9/18                                                                    Reviewed:                                                                  Revised

507.9R1 WELLNESS REGULATION

 

To implement the Wellness Policy, the following district specific goals have been established: 

Goal 1 – Nutrition Education and Promotion:  Schools will provide nutrition education and engage in nutrition promotion that help students develop lifelong healthy eating behaviors. The goal(s) for addressing nutrition education and nutrition promotion include the following [Select goal(s) from the list below]:

  • Provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote and protect their health
  • Include enjoyable, developmentally-appropriate, culturally-relevant, and participatory activities, such as cooking demonstrations or lessons, promotions, taste-testing, farm visits, and school gardens;
  • Promote fruits, vegetables, whole-grain products, low-fat and fat-free dairy products, and healthy foods;
  • Emphasize caloric balance between food intake and energy expenditure (promotes physical activity/exercise);
  • Link with school meal programs, cafeteria nutrition promotion activities, school gardens, Farm to School programs, other school foods, and nutrition-related community services;
  • Implement evidence-based healthy food promotion techniques through the school meal programs using Smarter Lunchroom techniques;

Goal 2 – Physical Activity: Schools will provide students and staff with age and grade appropriate opportunities to engage in physical activity that meet federal and state guidelines, including the Iowa Healthy Kids Act. The goal(s) for addressing physical activity include the following [Select goal(s) from the list below]:

  • Develop a comprehensive, school-based physical activity program (CSPAP), that includes the following components: 
    • Physical education, recess;
    • Classroom-based physical activity; 
    • Walk to school; and 
    • Out of school time activities];
    • Promote the benefits of a physically active lifestyle and help students develop skills to engage in lifelong healthy habits; 
    • Engage students in moderate to vigorous activity during at least 50 percent of physical education class time;
    • Encourage classroom teachers to provide short physical activity breaks (3-5 minutes), as appropriate;
    • Encourage teachers to incorporate movement and kinesthetic learning approaches into core subject instructions when possible; 
    • Offer classroom health education that complements physical education by reinforcing the knowledge and self-management skills needed to maintain a physically active lifestyle
    • Ensure physical activity is not used for or withheld as a punishment
    • Afford elementary students with recess according to the following: 
      • At least 20 minutes a day; 
      • Outdoors as weather and time permits; 
      • Encourages moderate to vigorous physical activity; and
      • Scheduled to avoid extended periods of inactivity (i.e., periods of two or more hours).

 

Goal 3 – Other School-Based Activities that Promote Student Wellness: Schools will support student, staff, and parents’ efforts to maintain a healthy lifestyle, as appropriate. The goal(s) for addressing other school-based activities that promote student wellness include the following [Select goal(s) from the list below]:

    • Provide parents a list of foods and beverages that meet  nutrition standards for classroom snacks and celebrations; 
    • Provide school staff a list of alternative ways to reward children. Foods and beverages will not be used as a reward, or withheld as punishment; 
    • Develop a plan to promote staff health and wellness;
    • Engage students and parents, through taste-tests of new school meal items and surveys to identify new, healthful, and appealing food choices;
    • Share information about the nutritional content of meals with parents and students; 
    • Support the consumption of breakfast at school by implementing alternative breakfast options to the extent possible (e.g., grab n’ go, breakfast in the classroom, breakfast after 1st period, etc.);
    • Permit students to bring and carry water bottles filled with water throughout the day; 
    • Make drinking water available where school meals are served during mealtimes; 
    • Encourage fundraising efforts held outside school hours to sell only non-food items, promote physical activity, or include foods and beverages that meet or exceed the Smart Snacks nutrition standards; 
    • Strive to provide students with at least 10 minutes to eat after sitting down for breakfast and 20 minutes after sitting down for lunch; 

Public Involvement: There is a process for permitting parents, students, representatives of the school food authority, teachers of physical education, school health professionals, the school board, administrators and the public to participate in the development, implementation, and periodic review and update of the policy [select a process from the list below].

  • The district has a local wellness policy committee to advise the district on the development, implementation, and improvement of the school wellness policy; 
  • The superintendent or superintendent’s designee invites suggestions or comments concerning the development, implementation, and improvement of the school wellness policy. As such, interested persons are encouraged to contact the superintendent or superintendent’s designee; or

NOTE: School districts are required by federal law to have at least one specific wellness goal in each of the goal areas identified above. These goal areas include the following: nutrition promotion and education, physical activity, and other school-based activities that promote student wellness. Options have been provided, but districts must remember the sample policy and sample regulation cannot be adopted in the current format. School boards and administration must make a choice for all text in italicized brackets. 

 

NOTE: The Iowa Department of Education has tools and resources available to help districts with progress reports and other aspects of policy implementation and review. Please visit the “School Wellness Policy” section of the Iowa Department of Education’s website, located at: https://www.educateiowa.gov/pk-12/nutrition-programs/school-wellness

Approved:  1/9/18                                                            Reviewed:                                                                Revised:

 

508 MISCELLANEOUS STUDENT-RELATED MATTERS

508.1 CLASS OR STUDENT GROUP GIFTS

The board welcomes gifts to the school district from a class or student group.  While class gifts to the school district do not require the approval of the superintendent, the board encourages students to consult with the superintendent or other licensed employees prior to selecting a gift for the school district. All class or student group gifts shall be accepted pursuant to Board Policy 704.4 Gifts-Grants-Bequests.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Reference:               

Iowa Code ßß 68B; 722.1, .2 (1995).

 

Cross Reference:                                            

704.4  Gifts - Grants - Bequests

 

 

 

Approved  2/10/97                        Reviewed  1/9/2018                      Revised       12/9/2002

 

508.2 OPEN NIGHT

In keeping with good community relations, student school activities will not be scheduled on Wednesday* night beyond 6:00 p.m. whenever possible.  It shall be the responsibility of the principal to oversee the scheduling of school activities for compliance with this policy

*Open night is to remain Thursday until the beginning of the 2008-2009 school year. The change to

Wednesday will be come effective August 2008.

 

Legal Reference:               

Iowa Code ß 279.8 (1995).

 

Cross Reference:              

900  Principles and Objectives for Community Relations

 

Approved  2/10/97                         Reviewed  1/9/2018                     Revised       2/11/2008

508.3 STUDENT USE OF MOTOR VEHICLES

The board recognizes the convenience to families and students of having students drive to and park at their school attendance center. However, the board believes that driving is a privilege rather than a right.

Students that drive to and park at their school attendance center shall only drive to and park at their designated attendance center. Students may not loiter around or be in their vehicle nor leave the school grounds in their vehicle during the school day without permission from the principal of their designated attendance center.

Students that wish to drive to and park at their school attendance center shall comply with the rules and regulations of the school district established by the principal. Failure to comply with this policy or the district rules shall be reason for revocation of your school driving and parking privileges.

 

Approved  2/10/97                         Reviewed  1/9/2018                      Revised

508.4 DRIVING OF SCHOOL OWNED VEHICLES

Students are not permitted to drive school-owned motor vehicles. Driving in the driver education program is, of course, exempt from this regulation.

 

 

 

Approved  2/10/97                         Reviewed  1/9/2018                   Revised