Annual Public Notices

Annual Public Notices

Annual Public Notices

Statement of Non-Discrimination

 

Midview Local Schools is dedicated to providing equal admission opportunities and equal employment opportunities to all people regardless of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, religion, sex, economic status, age, disability or military status.

All persons associated with the District, including, but not limited to, the Board, administration, staff, students and third parties are encouraged to promptly report incidents of unlawful discrimination/harassment to the Director of Education.

Frank Major, 13060 Durkee Road, Grafton, Ohio, 44044

440-748-5353

The compliance officer is responsible for coordinating the District’s efforts to comply with applicable Federal and State laws and regulations, including the District’s duty to address any inquiries or complaints regarding discrimination/retaliation or denial of equal access in a prompt and equitable manner. Matters, including the identity of both the reporting party and the responding party, are kept confidential to the extent possible.

 

Bullying/Harassment

Bullying is defined as any intentional written, verbal, electronic, or physical act that a student has exhibited toward another particular student more than once and the behavior both:

  • causes mental or physical harm to the other student
  • is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for the other student

All reports of bullying are considered serious and are investigated thoroughly.  If an action is deemed to be an act of bullying, school policy will be followed.  If an action is not deemed to be bullying, consequences may still be provided to a student per the code of conduct.  

School Districts are required by law (HB.276) to collect and post data of student discipline related to Bullying, Harassment, Intimidation, and Hazing:
 
The Midview Local Schools had 45 occurrences of Bullying, Harassment, Intimidation, and Hazing during the second semester of the 2018-2019 school year.     
The Midview Local Schools had 20 occurrences of Bullying, Harassment, Intimidation, and Hazing during the first semester of the 2018-2019 school year. 
 
 
The Midview Local Schools had 29 occurrences of Bullying, Harassment, Intimidation, and Hazing during the second semester of the 2017-2018 school year.
The Midview Local Schools had 33 occurrences of Bullying, Harassment, Intimidation, and Hazing during the first semester of the 2017-2018 school year.

Directory Information Notice

In order to provide students with appropriate instruction and educational services, it is necessary for the District to maintain extensive educational and personal information.  It is essential that pertinent information in these records be readily available to appropriate school personnel, be accessible to the student’s parent(s) or the student in compliance with law, and yet be guarded as confidential information.

Upon request, all records and files included in the student’s cumulative file are available to parent(s) or the student (if he/she is over 18 years of age).  This request must be in writing and is granted within seven calendar days. No records are to be removed from the school. A principal, teacher or other qualified school personnel must be present to explain any of the tests or other material.

The above information is disclosed without prior written consent, except when the request is for a profit-making plan or activity or when the parent/eligible student has informed the Board that any or all such information should not be released without their prior written consent or when disclosure is otherwise prohibited by law.Names and addresses of students in grades 10 through 12 must be released to a recruiting officer of the armed forces unless a parent or student (age 18 or older) submits a written request not to release the information.

Directory information includes: name, address, telephone number, field of study, activity and sports participation, athletic height and weight, attendance, graduation date and awards.


Search for Children with Disabilities - Child Find

Child Find requires Ohio schools to identify, locate, and evaluate all children from birth to age 21 who  may have a disability and therefore be entitled to special education services. 

A "child with disability" in Ohio means a child under age twenty-two who has an intellectual disability, a hearing impairment (including deafness), a speech or language impairment, a visual impairment (including blindness), a serious emotional disturbance, an orthopedic impairment, autism, traumatic brain injury, an other health impairment, a specific learning disability (including dyslexia), deaf-blindness, a developmental delay (for a child between the ages of three and five), or multiple disabilities; and who, by reason thereof, needs special education and related services. Parents may not be aware that their child has a disability or that there are programs and services available.

Parents, relatives, public and private agency employees, and concerned citizens, are asked to notify the Pupil Personnel Services Director at 440-748-5353 if believed a child may have a disability. 


Education for Homeless Children

The Board believes that all school-aged students, including homeless students and unaccompanied youth, have a basic right to equal educational opportunities.  Accordingly, the District must enroll each homeless student or unaccompanied youth in the District in the school determined to be in the student’s best interest.  Enrollment is defined by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act as attending classes and participating fully in school activities.

A homeless student is defined as an individual who lacks fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence. Homeless children or youth are immediately enrolled even if the child or youth is unable to produce records normally required for enrollment, such as previous academic records, records of immunization and other required health records, proof of residency or other documentation, or if the student has missed application or enrollment deadlines during any period of homelessness;

Education, nutrition and transportation services that are at least comparable to the services provided to non-homeless students are provided.  Homeless students and unaccompanied youth meeting the relevant eligibility criteria do not face barriers to accessing academic and extracurricular activities including:  magnet school; summer school; career and technical education; advanced placement; online learning and charter school programs.

A student who ceases to be homeless may continue to receive services until the end of the period of time for which the service was originally intended to be provided, which may be the end of the school year or the end of The District complies with the Ohio Department of Education’s Plan and State and Federal laws for the education of homeless students.

 

Students who have English as their Second Language

The Board recognizes the need to provide equal educational opportunities for all students in the District.  Therefore, if the inability to speak and understand the English language excludes a student from effective participation in the educational programs offered by the District, the District shall take appropriate action to rectify the English language deficiency in order to provide the student equal access to its programs.  Students in a language minority or who are English learners are identified, assessed and provided appropriate services.


Teacher Qualifications

The Superintendent determines the District’s personnel needs and recommends to the Board highly qualified candidates for employment.  Through recruiting and evaluation procedures, the Superintendent recruits and recommends to the Board the employment and retention of personnel.

It is the duty of the Superintendent to see that persons nominated for employment in the schools meet all certification/licensure requirements and the requirements of the Board for the type of position for which the nomination is made.


Identification and Referral of Gifted Students

In accordance with the belief that all students are entitled to education commensurate with their particular needs, students in the District who are gifted are provided opportunities to progress as their abilities permit.  The Board believes that these students require services beyond those offered in regular school programs in order to realize their potential contribution to themselves and society.

Students who are gifted are identified annually by qualified professionals using a variety of assessment procedures.  The Board encourages efforts to provide services for students who are gifted as an integral part of the total kindergarten through grade 12 program.

The District follows the identification eligibility criteria as specified in State law.

1.  The District identifies students of the District, in grades kindergarten through 12, as students who are gifted who perform at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared to other students of the same age, experience and environment, as identified under State law.  Accordingly, a student can be identified as exhibiting:

A.  superior cognitive ability;

B.  specific academic ability in one or more of the following content areas:

1)  mathematics;

2)  science;

3)  reading, writing or a combination of these skills and/or

4)  social studies;

C.  creative thinking ability and/or

D.  visual or performing arts ability such as drawing, painting, sculpting, music, dance or drama.

2.  The District uses only those instruments approved by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) for screening, assessment and identification of students who are gifted.

3.  A student identified as gifted in accordance with State law remains identified as gifted regardless of subsequent testing or classroom performance.

The complete Policy and Plan for the Identification of Children Who Are Gifted is available at The Board of Education Office or on the website under Board Policy


Asbestos Abatement Notice

In its efforts to comply with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act, the Public Employment Risk Reduction Program (PERRP) and the Asbestos Abatement Contractors Licensing Act, the Board recognizes its responsibility to:

1.  inspect all District buildings for the existence of asbestos or asbestos-containing materials;

2.  take appropriate action based on the inspections;

3.  establish a program for dealing with friable asbestos, if found;

4.  maintain a program of periodic surveillance and inspection of facilities or equipment containing asbestos and

5.  comply with EPA regulations governing the transportation and disposal of asbestos and asbestos-containing materials.


Public Records

The Board supports the right of the people to know about the programs and services of their schools and makes efforts to disseminate appropriate information.  

Business of the Board is discussed and decisions are made at public meetings of the Board, except such matters required to be discussed in private executive sessions. The official minutes of the Board, its written policies, its financial records and all other public records are open for inspection in the central office during the hours when the administrative offices are open.

Any individual who wants to obtain or inspect a copy of a public record may request to have the record duplicated on paper, on the same medium on which the record is kept or on any other medium that the Superintendent/designee determines reasonable.  If the request is ambiguous or overly broad, the District informs the requester of the manner in which records are maintained and accessed in the ordinary course of business and allows the requester to revise the request.

Records pertaining to individual students and other confidential materials are not released for inspection.  Only that information deemed “directory information” may be released from an individual student’s file, and only after complying with the regulations prepared by the administration for the release of such information.  Student directory information is not released for profit-making purposes or when parents have affirmatively withdrawn their consent to release in writing. Student records that consist of “personally identifiable information” generally are exempt from disclosure. 

The entire Public Records policy is available at the Board of Education or online.

 

 

Federal Funds Information

The District’s Financial reports and forecasts are public record and available online or upon request to the Treasurer’s Office. All policies dealing with school finance and funding may be vie


Parental Notification Procedures - Emergency Situation

In the event of an emergency situation at school, parents will be notified by school officials through a phone messaging system. The recorded phone call will be made to the phone number on file as part of the student's record. These calls are sent to all phone numbers simultaneously. If the call is not picked up, the message is left on an available answering service or machine or the next listed phone number is contacted until someone or a service answers.


Suspected Fraud

If you see something going on in our school district that makes you suspect fraud is occurring with taxpayer dollars, please report it to the Ohio Auditor at the following link: Report Fraud


Control of Blood-Borne Pathogens

The School District seeks to provide a safe educational environment for students and take appropriate measures to protect those students who may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens in the school environment and/or during their participation in school-related activities.To reduce the risk to staff and students by minimizing or eliminating staff exposure incidents to bloodborne pathogens, the Board directs the Superintendent to develop and implement an exposure control plan.  This plan must be reviewed and updated at least annually in accordance with Federal law.

The plan includes annual in-service training for staff and students; first-aid kits in each school building and each student transportation vehicle; correct procedures for cleaning up body fluid spills and for personal cleanup.


Control of Communicable Diseases

In order to protect the health and safety of students and staff, the Board follows all State laws and Ohio Department of Health regulations pertaining to immunizations and other means for controlling communicable diseases that are spread through casual contact in the schools.

All students with signs or symptoms of diseases suspected as being communicable to others are given immediate attention and sent home if such action is indicated.

Any student suspected or reported to have a communicable disease is examined by a school nurse or public health nurse.  Upon the recommendation of the school nurse, the student may be excluded from school. Readmission is dependent upon a decision by a physician, school nurse or public health nurse. 

Parents are informed when a communicable disease occurs in their child’s classroom or on the bus so that early signs or symptoms can be observed and appropriate preventive measures can be instituted.


Public School Choice Options

The Board of Education acknowledges that the Federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 provides that the parents/guardians of students enrolled in a Title I school that has been listed for "School Improvement" for two (2) or more years, have the right to transfer their children to another school in the District or a neighboring district.



Destruction of Special Education records 1967-2011 and process for 2012-present

This notification is to inform the public that Midview Local Schools intends to destroy Special Education records that are no longer needed and are not considered permanent records that are required to be maintained for the years of 1967-2011. 

In accordance with OAC 3301-51-04 and 34 CFR 300.624, parents and/or students who are eighteen years of age or older should be informed when personally identifiable information collected, maintained or used under OAC 3301-51-04 is no longer needed to provide educational services to the student. This information must also be destroyed at the request of the parent or adult student with the exception of information that is required to be maintained permanently.

The Office of Special Services maintains the most recent Evaluation Team Report, and Individual Education Plan, and/or 504 Accommodation Plan beyond the required time limit due to a possible need by the student for Social Security benefits or other purposes. Psychological Restricted Records are retained for ten years after the last contact with the student and after informing the parent or adult student of the intent to destroy.

The District shall not destroy any student education record if there is an outstanding request to inspect and review the record. 

Contact Information

Frank Major
Director of Education
440-748-5353
 
Sharon Novak
Pupil Personnel Services Director
440-748-5353
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