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PUBLIC INFORMATION PROGRAM

 


The district will abide by the Missouri Sunshine Law when making records available to the public. In particular, the following information will be available to the public at the district's administrative offices:

 

1.         Information on the methods and materials used to teach reading in kindergarten through fourth grade in terms understandable to a layperson.

 

2.         The number and percentage of students receiving remediation because they have not met reading standards on the state-mandated reading assessment. The information shall be presented in a way that does not permit personal identification of any student or educational personnel.

 

3.         Information on eligibility for free and reduced-price school meals.

 

4.         All human sexuality curriculum materials. Parents will be notified regarding the basic content of sexuality instruction and of their right to remove the student from any aspect of the program.

 

5.         Information on procedures for filing a harassment or discrimination complaint will be posted in all buildings in addition to being available in the district office.

 

6.         Information regarding schools identified for improvement, corrective action, restructuring or as persistently dangerous under federal law and an explanation of any options that parents have as a result, including public school choice and supplemental educational services.


The following information will be available to the public at the district's administrative offices as well as by the other methods specified:

 

1.         All written Board policies, related documents and district handbooks will be available on the district's website if the district maintains a website. Copies of the district's discipline policies will also be provided to the student and parent or legal guardian of every student enrolled in the district at the beginning of every school year.

 

2.         A school accountability report card for each school building in the district and the district as a whole will be produced in accordance with law and made available to the public. The district will provide information included in the report card to parents, community members, the print and broadcast news media, and legislators by December 1 annually or as soon thereafter as the information is available to the district. The district will distribute the information in substantive official communications such as student report cards. The district will make reasonable efforts to supply copies of the reports or other information regarding the reports to businesses such as real estate and employment firms, so that parents and businesses from outside the district that may be contemplating relocation have access to this information.

 

3.         Information on the district's obligations under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) will be provided to the public by conducting the following activities prior to November 1 each year:

 

                      Publish one (1) public notice in local newspapers that describes the school district's responsibility to provide special education and related services to children ages three to twenty-one. The notice must also describe the district's responsibility to refer infants and toddlers suspected of having a disability to the state early intervention system.

 

                      Air one (1) public notice on local radio and/or television stations during general viewing/listening hours that describes the school district's responsibility to provide special education and related services to children ages three to twenty-one.

 

                      Place posters/notices in all administrative offices of each building operated by the school district that describe the district's responsibility to provide special education and related services to children ages three to twenty-one.

 

                      Provide written information through general distribution to the parents/guardians of students enrolled in the school district that describes the school district's responsibility to provide special education and related services to children ages three to twenty-one.

 

4.         The district will provide parents/guardians enrolling students in the district information about the state children's health insurance program, MO HealthNet for Kids (MHK). A parent/guardian who, when completing an application for free and reduced-price meals, indicates that a child does not have health insurance will be notified by the district that the MHK program is available, if household income is within eligibility standards.


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Note:  The reader is encouraged to review policies and/or forms for related information in this administrative area.

 

Implemented: 08/11/2011


 

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