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August 2010 Page 5 of Vol. 4 No. 1 students in grades K through 8th grade. This means that students needed to be identified as eligible for services. Our primary area of focus is reading with this program. Title I has been found to be even more successful in its efforts when parents get involved. During the year, parents will receive more information about the program and how we can help you help your child and how you can help. If you have questions regarding the program, Please contact Mrs. Lee at the school. The Title I program supplements the regular classroom curriculum and assists the teachers in identifying problem areas and approaches for the remediation of those problems. Title I is funded by a Federal grant. The program is operated according to Federal guidelines for the program. These guidelines change from year to year, as do the funding levels. The fundamental purpose of the Title I program is to assist children who have problems in the areas of reading and mathematics. We have chosen our focus area to be reading. If you feel that your child is in need of assistance, let your child's teacher know and we will make every effort to help. FERPA Notice The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires Drayton School District, with certain exceptions, to obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child's educational records. However, Drayton School District may disclose appropriately designated "Directory Information" without the written consent, unless you have advised the District otherwise. The primary purpose of directory information is to allow Drayton School District to include this type of information from your child's education records in select school publications: Examples of these publications might be (the list is not intended to be all-inclusive): o a playbill list your child as a member of the cast; o the annual or yearbook; o honor roll or other recognition list; o graduation program; and o sports activity rosters or programs. Directory information, 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. Be advised that two Federal laws require schools that receive funds from the Federal government to provide the following information to the military - name, address, and phone number, unless parents have notified the school district that they do not want their information disclosed without the parent's prior written consent. Other outside organizations may include, but are not limited to: companies that manufacture class rings, graduation announcements, and other school memorabilia; colleges, and universities. If you do not wish Drayton School District to disclose directory information without your prior written consent, you need to complete the Directory Information Denial Request Form prior to the first Friday in September each year. Drayton School District has designated the following information as directory information: student name; grade; telephone number; date of birth / age; participation in activities; height and weight for athletic programs; and any awards or recognitions received. Sexual Offenders Definitions: For the purpose of this policy: A sexual offender is defined in NDCC 12.1 - 20 - 25 and / or is required to register under NDCC 12.1 - 32 - 15. A parent sexual offender is an individual who meets this policy's definition of sexual offender and who has either parental or legal guardianship rights to a child attending the Drayton School District. A non-parent sexual offender is an individual who meets this policy's definition of sexual offender and who has neither parental nor legal guardianship rights to a child attending the Drayton School District. ,::, School property includes all land within the perimeter of the school site and all school buildings, structures, facilities, computer networks and systems, and school vehicles, whether owned or leased by the Drayton School District and the site of any school-sponsored activity. NON-PARENT SEXUAL OFFENDERS A non-parent sexual offender is prohibited from entering a Drayton District School except: v" When s/he is a qualified voter and is entering school property solely for the purpose of casting his / her vote. v" To attend an open meeting as defined in NDCC 44 - 04. PARENT SEXUAL OFFENDERS ,=:> Parent sexual offenders are prohibited from entering school property except for purposes outlined under Non-Parental Sexual Offenders above and with the Superintendent's prior written approval in the following instances: v" To transport his / her child to and / or Blue Knights' Notes Phone (701)454-3324 Fax: (701)454-3485 from school. The parent sexual offender is only permitted to transport his / her own child. v" To attend a conference to discuss his / her student's progress, placement, or individual education plan (IEP). v" Under no circumstances on a case- by-case basis, as determined by the Superintendent. v" A parental sexual offender who attempts to communicate electronically with a student other than his / her child while the student is on school property will be considered on Drayton School District property without permission and will be in violation of this policy. STUDENT SEXUAL OFFENDERS The Superintendent shall determine the appropriate educational placement for student sex offenders except those identified as having a disability. When determining educational placement, the Superintendent shall consider such factors as the safety and health of the student population. The Superintendent shall develop guidelines for managing each student sexual offender in District schools. If the Superintendent determines that, in the best interest of District schools, the student sexual offender should be placed in an alternative educational setting. The District shall pay for the costs associated with this placement. ,=:> The IEP team shall determine the appropriate educational placement of a student sexual offender with a disability. The studentwith a disability is entitled to all the due process procedures available to a student with a disability under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The IEP team shall develop procedures for managing each student sexual offender with a disability that attends a District school. If the IEP team determines that the student sexual offender should be placed in an alternative educational setting, the District shall pay for the costs associated with this placement. GENERAL PROVISIONS The Superintendent will inform the appropriate principal and other relevant District staff of the scope of the permission granted to each sexual offender. Sexual offenders who receive permission to enter school property must immediately report to the individual or location designated in the Superintendent's written permission statement. The building principal shall assign a chaperone to accompany the sexual offender while s/he is on district property. The only exceptions to these requirements are when the Superintendent grants permission to a parent sex offender to transport his / her child and when a student sex offender receives permission to attend a district school in which case the guidelines developed for this individual shall apply. The Superintendent shall establish a system for identifying sexual offenders and will inform known sexual offenders of this policy. Lack of notification does not excuse sexual offenders from abiding by the requirements and prohibitions in this policy. The Superintendent will contact law enforcement anytime a sexual offender violates this policy and will immediately revoke any privileges granted to the sexual offender under this policy. Non-Discrimination Policy The Drayton Public School District # 19 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap in its educational programs or activities or in its employment practices or policies. All K - 12 schools benefiting from e-rate must comply with CIPA, the Children's Internet Protection Act. Inquiries concerning Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 may be referred to the Superintendent of Drayton Public Schools; 108 South 5th Street; Drayton, ND 58225; (701) 454 - 3324 or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Chicago Office, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, Telephone: 312-730-1560, Fax: 312-730-1576, TDD:312-730-1609, e-mail: Parental Complaint / Grievance Policy The same general process for filing a complaint under the Harassment policy shall be followed for general (non-harassment / hazing related) complaints. Please refer to that process when filing a complaint. Generally there will be two types - informal or formal. A formal complaint must be carried through to conclusion while an informal complaint may be terminated at any point during the process. Armed Forces Recruiting The Drayton School District affords the same courtesies to the armed services recruiting units as are afforded to other post- secondary entities. (i.e. - Exhibit space at career fairs, placement of brochures and materials in the counseling office and / or library, and opportunities to present their program to the students in school.) Federal law requires the release of names and addresses of students in grades 9 - 12 to the recruiting units upon request. Each year, we shall: " Inform the parents / guardians of students under the age of 18 and students age 18 or older that the student's name, age, address, and telephone number will be released unless the parent / guardian of a minor student or the student, if 18 or older, returns a completed non-release form. This notice is our intent / attempt to inform. ,/The Non-Release Form is available in the Office at the school. " Completed Non-Release Forms are due in the Office by September 15th of each school year. ,/The names and information related to those individuals completing and returning the non-release form will then be removed from any list prior to release. I m I m I m I m RELEASE OF DIRECTORY INFORMATION I DENIAL REQUEST FORM I | Clip, sign both forms, and return to office if you wish to have your child's named | withheld from publication and from any mailing lists provided to colleges and / or the I military services. '| TO: Administration, Drayton School District I I do NOT wish Directory Information concerning my child to be released from school I records without my prior written consent. I understand this will exclude my child's name I from parent mailing lists, school yearbook and newspapers, commencement programs, I I inPUblicatinSthe public Ofmedia.hOnor rolls, school website, and other school information about students I I I Signature of Parent / Guardian I I I MILITARY RECRUITER PROVISION I do NOT wish Directory Information concerning my child to be released to military | recruiters without my prior written consent. m ,; Signature of Parent / Guardian Ah, the good old days. Above is a picture of the old Drayton school taken in the early 1900's. Not sure, but I believe it was old school number 2, with old school number one attached to the right side of the building. Drayton School Notes 120 Years Ago October 23, 1891 (According to the old Drayton Echo, this is how things got started 120 years ago. The school year started later then, delayed until after the harvest). About fifty pupils were enrolled the past month. With good cheer and a cloudless outlook, we greet the scholars of the school and their parents. We earnestly request all who are intered to visit the schools, consult the teahers and inspect the work Hard study interspersed with play is the scholars' theme: this means healthy bodies and growing minds. Through the kindness f the editor of the "ECHO," a short space will be devoted to the interests of Drayton schools and the institution of education. The Stars and Stripes floated upon the breezes last Thursday in honor of the presence of the gentleman who presented the flag to the school. Did you see it? The school board met last week at Attorney Ferguson's office, with Pres. ].M. Wylie and Mr. Richardson present. This board kindly ordered twenty-four Paragon desks accepted the new course for the primary room and of study and ordered one sufficient canvas to repair hundred copies printed a black-board in each of and distributed among the the departments. The also patrons of the school. Continued On Next Page Kindergarden & Preschool Physicals AItru Clinic - Drayton is offering physical examinations and vaccinations to kindergartners and preschoolers on August 9, 2011. To schedule an appointment for your child, call 701.454.3311. 00Altru HEALTH SYSTEM Plan for school sports. Get a sports physical. Altru Clinic - Drayton is offering sports physicals August 4 and 10. Schedule a sports physical with Altru Clinic - Drayton by calling 701.454.3311. 00AltrU HEALTH SYSTEM J