Notices

South Carroll County Special School District
Notice Regarding Students with Disabilities

In compliance with state and federal laws, the South Carroll County Special School District will provide to each protected student with a disability without discrimination or cost to the student or family, those related aids, services or opportunity to participate in and obtain the benefits to the school program and extracurricular activities to the maximum extent appropriate to the disability. The child must be of school age with a physical or mental disability which substantially limits or prohibits participation in or access to an aspect of the school program.

These services and protections for “protected students who are disabled” are distinct from those applicable to all eligible or exceptional students enrolled (or seeking enrollment) in special education programs.

For further information on evaluation procedures and provision of services to protect disabled students, contact Teresa McDaniel at 731.986.4502.

South Carroll County Special School District
Annual Parent Notice
Right to Request Teacher Qualifications

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 required school districts to notify parents of students in Title I Schools that they may request information about the qualifications of teachers to:

South Carroll County Special School District
Central Office
731.986.4502

NOTICE

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1984, title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 require school districts to have officially adopted policy statement of non-discrimination on the bases of sex, handicap, national origin, and race.

It is the policy of the South Carroll County Special School District not to discriminate on the bases of sex, race, national origin, creed, age marital status, or disability in its educational programs, activities, or employment policies as required by Title VI and VII of the 1984 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

“It is also the policy of the district that the curriculum materials utilized reflect the cultural and racial diversity present in the United States and the variety of career roles and lifestyles open to women as well as men in our society. one of the objectives of the total curriculum and teaching strategies is to reduce stereotyping and to eliminate bias on the bases of sex, race, ethnicity, religion, and disability. The curriculum should foster respect and appreciation of the rights, duties, and responsibilities of each individual as a member of a pluralistic society.”

Inquiries regarding compliance with Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504 may be directed to:

Superintendent of Schools
145 Clarksburg Road
Clarksburg, TN 38324
731.986.4502

NOTICE
HOMELESS EDUCATION

A homeless individual is someone who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This includes anyone who, due to a lack in housing, lives:

In emergency or transitional shelters,
In motels, hotels, trailer parks, campgrounds, abandoned in hospitals, awaiting foster care,
In cars, parks, public places, bus or train stations, abandoned buildings,
Doubled up with relatives or friends,
Migratory children living in these conditions

Homeless students face multiple challenges and barriers to success in school. The Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program provides resources and technical assistance to ensure homeless students are enrolled in school and have the support and resources necessary for success. If you have questions related to the education of homeless children and youth , or would like additional information, please contact:

Teresa McDaniel
South Carroll County Special School District
145 Clarksburg Road
Clarksburg, TN 38324
731.986.4502

South Carroll County Special School District
Notification of Rights under FERPA

The Family Educational Right and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of ages (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records. These rights 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 records may be inspected.

2.

The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent tor eligible student believes are inaccurate.

Parents or eligible students may asked the South Carroll County Special School District to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate. they should write the school principal (or appropriate school official), clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate. If the District decides not to amend the record as requested, by the parent or eligible student, the school will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a haring 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 authorized without consent.

One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate education 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, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.

4.

The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the South Carroll County Special School District to comply with the requirements of FERPA.

The name and address of the office that administers FERPA:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20202-5901

NOTICE

Any parent of legal guardians, who plan to conduct home schools in the South Carroll County Special School District during the year 2014-2015 school year, must notify the Director of School’s. (T.C.A. 49-6-3050-B-I)

Parents or legal guardians may obtain the necessary forms to conduct a home school at the central office for South Carroll Special School District at 145 Clarksburg Road. Both copies of the registration form (pink and green) must be completed and returned to the Director of School’s office.

Parents or legal guardians should attach each student’s health records to the superintendent’s pink copy of the registration form if the records have not been previously filed.

Parents/legal guardians conducting home schools must keep attendance records on the white form provided and submit thees records to the Attendance Supervisor, Angela Bartholomew, at the end of the school year. For more information contact Angela Bartholomew at 731.986.4534.