Class 1 Legal Notice for Kohler Schools
CLASS 1 LEGAL NOTICE
It is the policy of the Kohler School District that no person may be denied admission to any public school in this district or be denied participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be discriminated against in any curricular, extracurricular, pupil service, recreational, or other program or activity because of the person’s sex, race, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability or handicap as required by 118.13 Wisconsin Statutes. This policy also prohibits discrimination as defined by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (sex), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (race and national origin), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The district encourages informal resolution of complaints under this policy. A formal complaint resolution procedure is available to address allegations of violations of the policy in the Kohler School District. Inquiry related to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex should be directed to:
Quynh TruebloodDistrict AdministratorKohler School District333 Upper RoadKohler, WI 53044(920) 459-2920
Any questions concerning s.118.13 Wisconsin or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibits discrimination based on handicap, should be directed to:
Kohler School District
333 Upper Road
STUDENT RECORDS NOTICE
The Kohler School District maintains student records for each student attending school in the District. These records include; 1) student progress records (i.e., courses taken, grades, attendance, immunizations, extra-curricular activities), and 2) student behavioral records (i.e., standardized achievement tests, psychological tests, personality evaluations, records of conversations, written statements relating to an individual student’s behavior, student physical health other than immunizations, law enforcement records obtained by the District and other student records which are not progress records).
Further, the District has designated the following student record information as directory data: student’s name, address, telephone number, date of birth, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, photographs, degrees and awards received and name of school most recently previously attended by the student. This information may be disclosed to any person unless the eligible student, or parent, legal guardian, or guardian ad litem of a minor student informs the school within fourteen (14) days of receipt of this notice that all or any part of the directory data may not be released without the prior consent of the eligible student, parent, legal guardian, or guardian ad litem. This designation will remain in effect until it is modified by the written direction of the eligible student or the parent, legal guardian, or guardian ad litem of a minor student.
State and Federal laws require that the maintenance of student records assure confidentiality. Accordingly, the following shall apply in the District:
An eligible student, or the parent(s)/guardian of a minor student, has the right to inspect, review, and obtain copies of the student’s school records upon request in accordance with established District procedures. Copies of the District’s student records procedures are available upon request at the District Office, 333 Upper Road Kohler. Regular office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
An eligible student, or the parent(s) or guardian of a minor student, has the right to request the amendment of the student’s school records if s/he believes the records are inaccurate or misleading. Complaints regarding the content of student records may be made in accordance with established District procedures. Copies of the District’s procedures are available upon request as outlined above.
An eligible student, or the parent(s)/guardian of a minor student, has the right to consent to the disclosure of information contained in the student’s school records, except to the extent that State and Federal laws authorize disclosure without consent. One exception that permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials determined to have legitimate educational interests, including safety interests, in the records. A “school official” is a person employed by the District who is required by the Department of Public Instruction to hold a license; a person employed by or working on behalf of the District as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and police-school liaison officers); a person serving on the Board of Education; a person or company with whom the District has contracted to perform a specific 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/her tasks. A school official has a “legitimate educational interests” if the official needs to review a student record in order to fulfill his/her professional or District responsibility.
The District shall transfer a student’s record to another school or school district without consent upon request in accordance with State law. District procedures outline the specific reasons for disclosure without consent and are available upon request as outlined above.
An eligible student, or the parent(s)/guardian(s) of a minor student, has the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education for alleged District noncompliance with Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) or the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) requirements. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington DC 20202-4605.tudent progress records shall be retained permanently after the student ceases to be enrolled in the District. All student behavioral records will be destroyed one (1) year after the date the student graduates from or last attends a school in the District unless the student, or the parent/guardian of a minor student, gives permission that the records may be maintained for a longer period of time.
SCHOOL LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That pursuant to the Family Educational Right and Privacy Act and State Statute 118.125(b) and (2)(J), the Kohler School District has designated the following as Directory Data Information as provided in said Act and Statute:
student’s name, date and place of birth, participation in officially recognized extracurricular activities, dates of attendance, awards received, the schools most recently attended by the student, and photograph of the student. For students attaining junior and senior status after July 1, of the new school year, the student’s name and address may be disclosed as directory data. In addition, directory data of juniors and seniors for the armed forces will include telephone listings.
Any parent, legal guardian or guardian ad-litem may refuse to permit the designation of the above information as directory data. In that case, the information will not be disclosed without the prior consent of the parent, legal guardian or guardian adlitem,
except as otherwise allowed by law.
Any parent, guardian, or guardian ad-litem refusing to have the designated directory data disclosed, must inform the school district within 14 days to this effect, through written notice to Quynh Trueblood, Superintendent, Kohler School District, 333
Upper Road, Kohler, WI, 53044.
The Kohler School District will release directory data only for news releases of awards, recognitions, honor roles, printed programs, district web page (Only High School Students), or other pupil information materials. The name and address of each pupil who reaches junior and senior status after July 1, of the new school year will be released, upon request, to any educational institution including branches of the armed forces, unless the School District is informed that this information may not be released without prior consent. In addition, directory data for the armed forces will include the telephone listings of students attaining junior and senior status after July 1, of the new school year. Any previous notices on file with the Kohler School District withholding the disclosing of directory data information are now void.
Children with disabilities
The school district must locate, identify, and evaluate all children with disabilities, including children with disabilities attending private schools in the school district, regardless of
the severity of their disabilities. The school district has a special education screening program to evaluate all children with suspected disabilities and are at least three years old. Upon request, the school district will screen a child who has not graduated high school to determine whether a special education referral is appropriate. A request may be made by contacting Cindy Payne, Director of Pupil Services & Special Education.