Annually, school districts are required to make certain information available to their patrons. A listing of this information follows:
The Woodbine Community School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, creed, national origin, race, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical attributes, physical or mental ability or disability, ancestry, political party preference, political belief, socioeconomic status, familial status or as otherwise prohibited by statue or regulation.
Iowa State Law requires ALL students to have an immunization certificate filed with their respective building principal before they will be allowed to attend school. Students entering Kindergarten must have this immunization certificate presented to the building principal as soon as school starts. Please note that Hepatitis B shots are now required.
Free or low cost legal services as well as other relevant services are available by calling 1-800-432-9229.
Special education policies, suspension/expulsion procedures, and a student’s due process rights may be obtained from each principal.
Extended Year Special Education
This is written notice to all parents of students with special needs (eligible individuals who qualify as potential recipients of extended year special education). In certain circumstances, to ensure provision of a free, appropriate education, an eligible individual will be provided extended year special education in identified critical skill areas when the special education instructional program, support services, or both, in which the individual is regularly participating are not in session for periods of three or more consecutive weeks. A review of all eligible individuals receiving special education shall be conducted by the Individualized Education Program team for the purpose of identifying those individuals who may require extended year special education in accordance with this rule. The parents of the eligible individual shall be provided written notice of the IEP team’s subsequent determination regarding the individual’s need for extended year special education. Parents of eligible individuals who disagree with the decision not to provide ex-tended year special education services may appeal the decision by contacting the school.
Multicultural, Nonsexist Education
It is the policy of the Woodbine Community school District not to discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, creed, age, marital status, or physical disability in its educational program activities, or employment policies. It is also a policy of this District that the curriculum content and instructional materials utilized reflect the cultural and racial diversity present in the United States and the variety of careers, roles and life styles open to women, as well as men in our society. One of the objectives of the total curriculum and teaching strategies is to reduce stereotyping and to eliminate bias on the basis of sex, race ethnicity, religion, and physical disability. The curriculum should foster respect and appreciation for the cultural diversity found in our country and an awareness of the rights, duties and responsibilities of each individual as a member of a multicultural, nonsexist society.
Homeless Child Registration
If you are a homeless child or the parents of a homeless child, enrollment in a public school is encouraged.
Homeless Child Denied Access Recourse
If you are homeless and feel you have been denied access to a free and appropriate public education, please contact 501 Weare Street, Woodbine, IA 51579, or phone 712-647-2227. Alternate phone number is 1-800-432-9229.
Parent/guardians considering the use of the open enrollment option to enroll their children in another public school district in the state of Iowa should be aware of the following dates:
March 1 was the last date for regular open enrollment requests for the upcoming school year. Open enrollment requests for Kindergarten students and those students falling under the “good cause” definition must be made on or before September 1. Parents/guardians of open enrolled students whose income falls below 160% of the federal poverty guidelines are eligible for transportation assistance. This may be in the form of actual transportation or in the form of a cash stipend. Parents should be aware open enrollment may result in the loss of athletic eligibility. For further details, please contact the Superintendent’s office at 647-2411.
Post-Secondary Enrollment Act
Post-secondary enrollment options information is available from the Woodbine High School counselor by calling 712-647-2227.
It is the policy of the Woodbine Community School to maintain a learning and working environment that is free from harassment. It shall be a violation of this policy for students to harass other students or staff through conduct of a sexual nature or conduct designed to reduce the dignity of that individual-al with respect to race, color creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital status, or any other form of harassment. School employees shall be responsible for promoting understanding and acceptance of all persons, assuring compliance with state and federal laws, and board policy and procedures governing harassment within the school setting. Violations of this policy or procedures will be cause for disciplinary action up to and including expulsion. Students who believe they have suffered harassment shall report such matters in a timely manner to a teacher, counselor, or a building administrator.
Hazardous Chemical Disclosure
The board authorized the development of a comprehensive hazardous chemical communication program for the school district to disseminate information about hazardous chemicals in the workplace. Hazardous chemicals are listed and areas marked, but those warnings may not cover all hazardous chemicals. Individuals are advised to follow written instructions when using all chemicals. Other hazardous chemicals are monitored on a regular basis and corrected when needed. The contact person is Rick Gau, 712-647-2411.
School facilities have been inspected by a certified asbestos inspector as required by AHERA. The inspector located, sampled, and rated the condition and hazard potential of all material in our facilities suspected of containing asbestos. The inspection and laboratory analysis records were turned over Public Notices to a professional, certified to develop asbestos management plans. The Management Planner has developed an asbestos management plan for our facilities that includes notification letter, education and training of employees, a set of plans and procedures designed to minimize the disturbance of the asbestos-containing materials, and plans for regular surveillance of the asbestos-containing materials. A copy of the asbestos management plan is available for your inspection in our administrative offices during regular office hours. Rick Gau is the WCS Asbestos Program Manager and all inquiries regarding the plan should be directed through the School Business Office. Woodbine Community School will comply with all federal, state, and local regulations in this area.
Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The Woodbine Community School District shall provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with all applicable Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action laws, directives, and regulations of Federal, State, and local bodies and agencies. This obligation to affirmatively implement equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment includes hiring, placement, up-grading, transfer or demotion, recruitment, advertising or solicitation for employment, treatment during employment, rates of pay, or other forms of pay or other forms of compensation, and layoff or termination. Individuals who file an application with the school district will be given consideration for employment if they meet or exceed the qualifications set by the Board, administration, and the State Department of Education for the class or position for which they apply. In employing school district personnel, the Board shall consider the qualifications, credentials, and records of the applicants without regard to race, color, creed, sex, marital status, national origin, religion, age or disability. In keeping with the law, the Board shall consider the veteran status of applicants.
No Child Left Behind
Parents/Guardians/ Rights Notification: Parents/Guardians in the Woodbine Community School District have the right to learn about the following qualifications of their child’s teacher: state licensure requirements for the grade level and content areas taught, the current licensing status of your child’s teacher, and baccalaureate/graduate certification/degree. You may also request the qualifications of an instructional paraprofessional who serves your student in a Title I prg or if your school operates a school-wide Title I Program... Parents/Guardians may request this information from the Office of the Superintendent by calling 647-2411 or sending a letter of request to Office of Superintendent, 501 Weare, Woodbine IA 51579.
This is the definition for homeless children. If you know of any in our district, please inform them to come to the school. The education subtitle of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act states the following [42U.S.C1143A2]: the term “homeless children and youths: A)means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence (within the meaning of section 11302 a 1 of this title; and B) include—(i) children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster care placement; (ii) children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not de-signed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodations for human beings (within the meaning of section 11302 (a)(2)© of this title); (iii) children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and (iv) migratory children (as such term is defined in section 6399 of title 20) who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this part because the children are living in circumstances described in clauses (i) through (iii).