Public Notice ADA Accessibility
PUBLIC NOTICE ADA ACCESSIBILITY
Procedures by which the public can find out information concerning location of and steps to follow in accessing the Lonedell R-14 School District Facilities and Services.
1. The Lonedell R-14 School District facilities are ADA accessible.
2. The gym is accessible through a ramp from the side parking area.
3. The lower level is accessible by entering the breezeway or using the elevator. Should you need assistance with the elevator, please ask in the Elementary Office.
4. Please note that all visitors must check in at the elementary office prior to entering the building through any entrance other than the front doors.
5. ADA Restrooms are located in the following areas:
a. 2nd Grade Hall
b. 4th/5th Grade Hall
c. 6th Grade Hall
d. Gym Hall
6. There are three handicapped parking spaces on the grounds. Two are located at the front of the building on the track side. These spaces are noted by a blue bumper stop and emblem. The third is located on the side of the building and is noted by an emblem.
7. Anyone with ADA needs who wishes to obtain additional information or needs special arrangements made to assist them in accessing any of the Lonedell R-14 facilities or services my contact the following at 636-629-0401:
a. Rolla Fraley, Superintendent
b. Stephen Wunderlich, Principal,
c. Joy Schnorbus, Special Education Coordinator/Assistant Principal
PUBLIC NOTICE STANDARD COMPLAINT RESOLUTION PROCEDURES FOR NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND PROGRAMS
This complaint resolution procedure applies to all programs administered by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education under the No Child Left Behind Act. A complaint is a formal allegation that a specific federal or state law or regulation has been violated, misapplies, or misinterpreted by school district personnel or by Department of Education personnel. Any parent or guardian, surrogate parent, teacher, administrator, school board member, or other person directly involved with an activity, program, or project operated under the general supervision of the Department my file a complaint. Such a complaint must be in writing and signed; it will provide specific details of the situation and indicate the law or regulation that is allegedly being violated, misapplied, or misinterpreted. The written, signed complaint must be filed and the resolution pursued in accordance with local district policy.
The principal shall schedule a conference with the student and any staff members involved to attempt to resolve the problem. Parents/Guardians may be involved in the conference, or a later conference for parents/guardians may be scheduled at the discretion of the principal.
If the problem is not resolved to the satisfaction of the student and/or parents/guardians, a request may be submitted for a conference with the superintendent. The superintendent shall arrange a conference to consider the problem, and to inform participants of the action that will be taken.
If the student and/or parents/guardians are not satisfied with the action of the superintendent, they may submit a written request to appear before the board of education. Unless required by law, a hearing will be at the discretion of the board. The decision of the board shall be final.
If the issue cannot be resolved at the local level, the complainant may file a complaint with the Missouri Department of Education. If there is not evidence that the parties have attempted in good faith to resolve the complaint at the local level, the Department may require the parties to do so and may provide technical assistance to facilitate such resolution. Any persons directly affected by the actions of the Department may file a similarly written complaint if they believe state or federal laws or regulations have been violated, misapplied, or misinterpreted by the Department itself. Anyone wishing more information about this procedure or how complaints are resolved may contact the superintendent’s office or Department of Education personnel. PUBLIC NOTICE SURROGATE PARENT ANNOUNCEMENT/COMPLIANCE PLAN REVIEW
All public schools are required to provide a free and appropriate public education to all identified students, including those attending private/parochial schools, beginning on the child’s third birthday through age 20, regardless of the child’s disability. Disabilities include: Learning disabilities, mental retardation, behavior disorders/emotional disturbance, speech disorders (voice, fluency, or articulation), language disorders, visually impaired, hearing impaired, physically/other health impaired, multi-handicapped, deaf/blind, autism, traumatic brain injury, and early childhood special education. All public schools are required to provide parents the right to inspect and review personal identifiable information collected and used or maintained by the District relating to their child. Parents have the right to request amendment of these records if they feel the information is inaccurate, misleading, or violates the privacy or other rights of their children. Parents have the right to file complaints with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the District to meet the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Public Schools in the State of Missouri are required to conduct an annual census of all children with disabilities or suspected disabilities from birth through age 20 who reside in the District whose parent/legal guardian resides in the District. This census is completed as of May 1 of each year. This information is treated as confidential and submitted to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Information to be collected includes: Name of each child, parent/legal guardian’s name/address; birth date and age of each child; and each child’s disability or suspected disability. Should the District fail to submit an annual census, the State Board of Education may withhold state aid until the census is submitted. Pursuant to the requirements of state law 162.997-999 RSMo. The State Board of Education is required to appoint a surrogate parent at such time as it becomes evident that a child with a disability does not have a parent or a person acting as a parent to participate in matters dealing with the provision of special education. For purposes of surrogate parent appointment’s, “parent” is defined as a biological parent, a guardian, or a person acting as a parent of a child including, but not limited to a grandparent, step parent, or a foster parent with whom the child lives. The term does not include the State if the child is a ward of the State. The term does not include a person whose parental rights have been terminated. The local school district is given the responsibility to determine when a child with a disability who requires special education and who reside in the District is without a parent. The district must notify the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education of the need to appoint a surrogate parent. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the District will provide training for such persons serving as surrogate parents Annually, the public school districts develop a local Compliance Plan for implementation of Special Education. This plan is available for public review and comment during regular school hours on day’s school is in session in the Principal’s office. If you have or know a child with a disability who is not attending the public school, if you are interested in learning more about volunteering to serve as a surrogate parent for a child with a disability or, if you would like to review or comment on the compliance plan, please contact your local school district’s Director of Special Education, Joy Schnorbus, (636) 629-0401.
NOTIFICATION OF RIGHTS UNDER FERPA FOR ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) afford parents and students over 18 years of age (eligible students) certain rights with respect to the student’s educational records. They are:
1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the district receives a request for access.
a. Parents of 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 to notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
2. The rights to request the amendment of the student’s educational records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate or misleading.
a. Parents or eligible students may ask Lonedell R-XIV 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.
b. 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 educational records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
a. One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official includes the following:
1. A person employed by the District as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical and law enforcement personnel).
2. A person serving on the school board
3. A person or company with whom the District has contracted to perform a special task, such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist.
4. A parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his/her tasks.
b. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an educational record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.
c. (Optional) Upon request, the District discloses educational records without consent of officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll. (NOTE: FERPA requires a school request unless it states in it annual notification that it intends to forward records on request.
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 600 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20202-4605 (Developed by the Family Policy Compliance Office of the U.S. Department of Education