ANNUAL NOTICES REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW
The Annual Notices are published by Fairview School Districts 3 & 13 (FSD) to keep families with school-aged children informed of the policies of our schools, and to communicate expectations and guideline for the education of our children. The District also provides online student handbook as a more complete resource. These documents can be accessed on our website at www.fschool.org. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school Superintendent, Luke Kloker, at (406) firstname.lastname@example.org
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
School Districts are required to inform parents and persons about the district’s referral and evaluation process. All children have the right to a free, appropriate public education regardless of the type of or severity of their disability. Federal and state law guarantees this right. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that school districts make an effort to locate and identify all children with disabilities within the boundaries of the District, including children enrolled in private schools. Families receive annual notification. This is being done by FSD. For more information, please see District Policy 2161.
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act-prohibiting discrimination based on race, color and national origin-Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act —prohibiting discrimination based on disability
(Policy 2162 and 2162P)
In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1873 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Fairview School Districts 3 & 13 does not discriminate against any person on the basis of disability in the educational programs or activities which it operates. The District’s Section 504 Coordinators are Mark Thompson, K-5 Principal and Jon Skinner, 6-12 Principal. To contact the coordinators for information or to file a grievance, please go to the Fairview Schools 713 S Western Ave Fairview, MT 59221 406-742-5265.
Equal Opportunity (Policies 3210)
The District will make equal educational opportunities available for all students without regard to race, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, color, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, or political beliefs. No student, on the basis of sex, will be denied equal access to programs, activities, services, or benefits or be limited in the exercise of any right, privilege, or advantage, or denied equal access to educational and extracurricular programs and activities. Inquiries regarding discrimination or intimidation should be directed to the District Title IX Coordinator, Julie Asbeck, District Clerk.
The school district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs and services.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries and complaints regarding nondiscrimination policies and to coordinate compliance efforts: Julie Asbeck, District Clerk.
Inquiries or complaints may also be directed to the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue S.W., Washington D.C. 20202, or by calling (800) 421-3481 or (877) 521-2172 (TTY).
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Student Records (Policy 3600, 3600F and 3600F2)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records.
- The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the School receives a request for access. Parents or eligible students should submit to the School principal a written request that identifies the records(s) they wish to inspect. The School official will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
- The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate or misleading. Parents or eligible students may ask the School 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. If the School decides not to amend the record and request 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 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.
- The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosures without consent. One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interest. A school official is a person employed by the School as an administrator; a person serving on the School Board; or a person or company with whom the School has contracted to perform a special task (such as attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist). A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the School discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll. It is FSD’s intent to forward records on request.The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the School to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA are:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-4605
For additional information or if you have any concerns about the above notices, please contact: Luke Kloker Superintendent at FSD, 713 S Western Ave, Fairview, MT 59221
Protection of Pupil Rights
The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) affords parents certain rights regarding our conduct of surveys, collection and use of information for marketing purposes, and certain physical exams. These rights transfer from the parents to a student who is 18 years old or an emancipated minor under State law.
The District has developed and adopted procedures regarding these rights, as well as arrangements to protect student privacy in the administration of protected information surveys and the collection, disclosure, or use of personal information for marketing, sales, or other distribution purposes.
Parents who believe their rights have been violated may file a complaint with:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20202-5901
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act of 2001 requires districts to identify a
homeless liaison to assist student and families who experience homelessness. Homeless children and unaccompanied youth must have access to public school educational programs and services that allow them to meet the same challenging state academic standards to which all students are held. Homeless children/youth cannot be required to attend a separate school or program for homeless children and must not be stigmatized by school personnel. A child who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence may be classified as homeless under the law known as the McKinney-Vento Act 42 U.S.C. 11434a(2) which is also known as Title X, Part C, of the No Child Left Behind Act. If you have questions related to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act or need support, please contact Tonya Garsjo, Counselor, at 406-742-5265 or email@example.com.
Asbestos in Schools
The Fairview School Districts 3 & 13, in accordance with recent federal law, has extensively inspected all of its facilities and located all forms of asbestos used as a building material in your child's school. Based on the findings of that inspection, asbestos has been removed. Please direct all questions to the superintendent.
Child Nutrition (Policy 8200)
School districts that participate in the National School Lunch program and the School Breakfast program must provide parents and the public with information about free and reduced price meals and/or free milk, at a point near the beginning of the school year. This information may be found on the school website www.fschool.org.
Fairview School Districts 3 & 13 have a Wellness Policy (District Policy 2510)
Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as reauthorized under the No Child Left Behind Act (Policy 4600)
The ESEA requires districts and individual schools to provide a variety of notices to parents, the public and others. The policy contains information about:
- Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies
- Limited English Proficient Students
- Academic Assessment and Local Education Agency and School Improvement
- Parental Involvement
- Education of Homeless Children and Youths
- Persistently Dangerous Schools
- Student Privacy
Under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the school district is required to provide directory information (names, addresses, and home phone numbers) of high school students to both military recruiters and institutions of higher education when requested. However, the law also affords you the right to request the names, addresses and telephone listings not be released without prior written consent.
If you do not want the directory information (name, address, and telephone number) released to military recruiters and / or institutions of higher education, you must "Opt Out”. You may send a letter to the high school principal. Once the school district receives your “Opt Out” request, it will remain in effect for the balance of the high school career unless you request a change. If you have previously submitted an “Opt Out” request, it is still in effect.
Please note that this “Opt Out” request will apply only to the release of directory information (name, address, and telephone number) to military recruiters and/or institutions of higher education. If you do not want directory information released in other settings (e.g., school publications, extra/co-curricular activities, etc.), you need to submit a separate request to the Principal’s Office.
Requests should be sent directly to the school principal.
Bullying/Harassment/Intimidation/Hazing Policy (District Policy 3226)
FSD strives to provide a safe, secure and respectful learning environment for all students in school buildings, on school grounds, and school buses and at school-sponsored activities. Bullying has a harmful social, physical, psychological and academic impact on bullies, victims and bystanders. The school district consistently and vigorously addresses bullying to avoid disruption to the learning environment and learning process.
Right to Request Teacher Qualifications
Fairview School Districts 3 & 13 receive federal funds that are part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended (2015). Based on current education law, teachers must have earned State certification and licensure. State certification and licensure is the training required to be a teacher. FS is prepared to give your child a high quality education. Families in these schools have a right to request professional qualifications of teachers and paraprofessionals. A paraprofessional provides academic or other support for students under direct supervision of a teacher.