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NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

Applicants for admission or employment, students, parents of elementary and secondary school students, employees, sources of referral and applicants for employment, and all professional organizations that have entered into agreements with the Lebanon R-III School District are hereby notified that our School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Any person having inquiries concerning our School District’s compliance with the laws and regulations implementingTitle VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of the 1973 (Section 504), Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) or the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act is directed to the Compliance Coordinator below, who has been designated by our School District to coordinate our School District’s efforts to comply with the laws and regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, the ADEA, Section 504, and the ADA.

Our School District has established grievance procedures for persons unable to resolve problems arising under the statutes above. The Compliance Coordinator for the applicable law, whose name is listed below, will provide information regarding those procedures upon request.

Any person who is unable to resolve a problem or grievance arising under the laws and regulations cited above may contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, On Petticoat Lane, 1010 Walnut Street, Suite 320, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone (816)268-0550; facsimile: (816) 268-0599; TTY: (877) 521-2172; Email: OCR.KansasCity@ed.gov

Questions, or to request for additional information regarding Title VI, IX, ADA, ADEA, Section 504 or the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act may be forwarded to the designated Title VI, IX, ADA, ADEA, Section 504 or the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act compliance coordinator:

Nicholas Cotta
Director of Special Programs
Lebanon R-3 School District
1310 East Route 66
Lebanon, MO 65536
(417) 532-9141

This notice may also be requested from the Title VI, IX, ADA, ADEA, Section 504 or the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act compliance coordinator in large print, on audiotape or in Braille.

Compliance Coordinator for Laws Listed in this Notice:

Nicholas Cotta
Director of Special Programs
Lebanon R-3 School District
1310 East Route 66
Lebanon, MO 65536
(417) 532-9141

 

HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHER INFORMATION

Our district is required to inform you of certain information that you, according to The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-110), have the right to know. Upon your request, our district is required to provide to you in a timely manner, the following information: 

  • Whether the teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.
  • Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.
  • Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
  • What baccalaureate degree major the teacher has and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification.

In addition to the information that parents may request, districts must provide to each individual parent - 

  • Information on the achievement level of the parent’s child in each of the state academic assessments as required under this part; and
  • Timely notice that the parent’s child has been assigned, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by, a teacher who is not highly qualified.

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PARENTAL INFORMATION AND RESOURCE CENTER (PIRC)

The Parental Information and Resource Center (PIRC) is funded by the US Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement, established to provide training, information, and support to parents and individuals who work with local districts and schools receiving Title 1.A funds. PIRCs provide both regional and statewide services and disseminate information to parents on a statewide basis.

PIRCs help implement successful and effective parental involvement policies, programs, and activities that lead to improvements in student academic achievement, and strengthen partnerships among parents, teachers, principals, administrators, and other school personnel in meeting the education needs of children; and to assist parents to communicate effectively with teachers, principals, counselors, administrators, and other school personnel.

The recipients of PIRC grants are required to: serve both rural and urban areas, use at least half their funds to serve areas with high concentrations of low-income children, and use at least 30% of the funds they receive for early childhood parent programs.

Centers must include activities that establish, expand, or operate early childhood parent education programs and typically engage in a variety of technical assistance activities designed to improve student academic achievement, including understanding the accountability systems in the state and school districts being served by a project. Specific activities often include helping parents to understand the data accountability systems available to parents and the significance of data for such things as supplemental services and public school choice afforded to their children attending buildings in school improvement.

PIRCs generally develop resource materials and provide information about high quality family involvement programs to families, schools, and others through conferences and dissemination of materials. Projects generally include a focus on serving parents of low-income, minority, and limited English proficient children enrolled in schools. Missouri has two PIRCs—one in St. Louis and one in Springfield. For service and contact information, visit their websites: http://www.nationalpirc.org/directory/MO-32.html or http://www.commpartnership.org/mopirc/

 

DUTIES OF HOMELESS COORDINATOR AND RIGHTS AND NEEDS OF HOMELESS STUDENTS FACULTY TRANING

Faculty and Staff Training

Duties of Homeless Coordinator
The Board designates the following individual to act as the district's homeless coordinator:

Michele Hedges, Homeless Coordinator
1310 East Route 66
Lebanon, MO 65536
417-532-9141 / 417-532-9492

The district shall inform school personnel, service providers and advocates working with homeless families of the duties of the district homeless coordinator. The homeless coordinator will ensure that: DOWNLOAD FULL DOCUMENT HERE

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  • Central Office Phone: 417-657-6001
  • Central Office Fax: 417-532-9492

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