Public Notices

 

 

NOTICE OF POSTING OF OPEN MEETINGS

 

Notice is herby given to the public that RSD Charter School, Inc. will post the Notice of Public Meetings of the Governing Board on its website at RSDhighschool.com "About RSD" Meeting Posting 

 

 

 

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Arizona Parental Rights Handbook

 

Harassment & Bullying Policies

 

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Annual Notification to Parents Regarding Confidentiality of Student Education Records for the 2021-2022 School Year 

 

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education

 records. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the

 student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights

 have transferred are "eligible students."

   •     Parents or eligible students have the right to inspect and review the student's education records maintained by the school

         within 45 days of a request made to the school administrator. Schools are not required to provide copies of records unless

         it is impossible for parents or eligible students to review the records without copies. Schools may charge a fee for copies.

   •    Parents or eligible students have the right to request in writing that a school correct records that they believe to be

         inaccurate or misleading. If the school decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student then has the right to

         a formal hearing. After the hearing, if the school still decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student has

         the right to place a statement with the record setting forth his or her view about the contested information.

   •    Generally, schools must have written permission from the parent or eligible student in order to release any information

         from a student's education record. However, FERPA allows schools to disclose those records, without consent, to the

         following parties or under the following conditions:

       School officials with legitimate educational interest

            •    A school official is a person employed or contracted by the school to serve as an administrator, supervisor,

                 teacher, or support staff member (including health staff, law enforcement personnel, attorney, auditor, or other

                 similar roles); a person serving on the school board; or a parent or student serving on an official committee or

                 assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks;

            •   A legitimate educational interest means the review of records is necessary to fulfill a professional responsibility

                 for the school;

 

      Other schools to which a student is seeking to enroll;

 

      Specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes;

 

      Appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student;

 

      Organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the school;

 

      Accrediting organizations;

 

      To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena;

 

      Appropriate officials in cases of health and safety emergencies; and

 

      State and local authorities, within a juvenile justice system, pursuant to specific State law.

 

Schools may disclose, without consent, "directory" information such as a student's name, address, telephone number, date and

place of birth, honors and awards, sports participation (including height and weight of athletes) and dates of attendance unless

notified by the parents or eligible student that the school is not to disclose the information without consent.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a federal law that protects the rights of students with disabilities.

 In addition to standard school records, for children with disabilities education records could include evaluation and testing

 materials, medical and health information, Individualized Education Programs and related notices and consents, progress

 reports, materials related to disciplinary actions, and mediation agreements. Such information is gathered from a number of

 sources, including the student's parents and staff of the school of attendance. Also, with parental permission, information may

 be gathered from additional pertinent sources, such as doctors and other health care providers. This information is collected to

 assure the child is identified, evaluated, and provided a Free Appropriate Public Education in accordance with state and federal

 special education laws.

 

 Each agency participating under Part B of IDEA must assure that at all stages of gathering, storing, retaining and disclosing

 education records to third parties that it complies with the federal confidentiality laws. In addition, the destruction of any

 education records of a child with a disability must be in accordance with IDEA regulatory requirements.

 

 For additional information or to file a complaint, you may call the federal government at (202) 260-3887 (voice) or 1-800-877-

 8339 (TDD) OR the Arizona Department of Education (ADE/ESS) at (602) 542-4013. Or you may contact:

 

 Family Policy Compliance Office

 U.S. Department of Education

 400 Maryland Avenue, SW

 Washington, D.C. 20202-5901

 

 Arizona Department of Education

 Exceptional Student Services

 1535 W. Jefferson, BIN 24

 Phoenix, AZ 85007

 

This notice is available in English and Spanish on the ADE website at www.ade.az.gov/ess/resources under forms. For

assistance in obtaining this notice in other languages, contact the ADE/ESS at the above phone/address.

 

 

  Az Child Find

 

RSD Charter School is responsible for providing a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) which includes special education and related services to children with disabilities at public expense, under public supervision and direction, and without charge to the parents. For all new students to the school, the classroom teacher will complete screening activities within 45 days of enrollment. The teacher will note the child’s abilities in the areas of academics, vision, hearing, adaptive, communication, social/emotional and motor skills. If any concerns are observed, the child may be referred for additional supports and parents/guardians will be notified.

 

 

Charter schools identify, locate, and evaluate all children with disabilities within their population served who are in need of special education and related services.

 

 

Should a parent/guardian suspect a need for intervention or special education services for a child that is not within the age group that RSD High School serves, the Arizona Department of Education provides guidance on how to pursue assistance via the district boundaries that the child resides.

 

 

https://www.azed.gov/specialeducation/az-find

 

 

 

Military Recruiters Disclosure of Student Contact Information

Federal law requires public school districts, upon request, to release the name, home address and telephone number of all high school students to military recruiters UNLESS a parent or student informs the school not to release this contact information.

 

RSD Charter School will submit contact information to recruiters from branches of the armed forces as requests are received.
If you or your student do not want contact information included in the lists that are released to military recruiters, submit a signed written statement to the school that says you do not want the information released to the military.The law also applies to the release of contact information to institutions of higher learning (such as colleges and universities).

You or your student may choose to prohibit disclosure of contact information to just military recruiters, just institutions of higher learning, or to both groups.

Written statements may be returned at any time to the RSD High School at P.O.Box 11261 Glendale, AZ 85318. (602) 993-5225.


Once this written statement to not release the information is filed, you do not need to do so again while your student is in high school, unless you wish to change your prior decision.

 

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act Notification 2021-2022 
RSD Charter School shall provide an educational environment that treats homeless students with dignity and respect.  Homeless students are provided with equal access to educational programs provided to other students, have an opportunity to meet state and district academic achievement standards to which all students are held and are not segregated or discriminated against on the basis of their homeless status.  This commitment to the educational rights of homeless children and youth applies to all services, programs, and activities provided or made available.

Definition of Homeless Children and Youth
Under McKinney-Vento (McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. ss11431-11436, sec. 25), homeless children and youth are defined as "individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate night-time residence."  The term includes children and youth who:
·        are living with other persons due to the loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason, including children and youth living doubled-up with family or friends;
·        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;
·        are temporarily housed while awaiting foster care placement;
·        have a primary night-time residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;
·        are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings;
·        are migratory children who qualify as homeless because they are living in circumstances described above.

Rights of Homeless Students
All homeless students have a right to:
·        immediate public school enrollment.  A public school must immediately enroll students even if they lack health, immunization or school records, proof of guardianship, or proof of residency.
·        enroll in: »   the school he/she attended when permanently housed (school of origin).»   the school in which he/she was last enrolled (school of origin).»   any public school that non-homeless students living in the same attendance area are eligible to attend.
·        remain enrolled in his/her selected public school for as long as he/she remains homeless or, if the student becomes permanently housed, until the end of the academic year.
·        free breakfast and lunch.
·        books and school supplies.
·        participate in all school-related activities, i.e. tutorial, instructional support, etc.
·        obtain information regarding how to get fee waivers, free uniforms, and referrals to low-cost or free medical services.
·        transportation to and from the public school of origin for the duration of homelessness, including preschool children who attend programs that provide transportation to non-homeless children.
·        assistance with the dispute resolution process if a dispute arises over school selection or enrollment in a school.

 

 

Guidance on Constitutionally Protected Prayer in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools
February 7, 2003

(a) GUIDANCE- The Secretary shall provide and revise guidance*, not later than September 1, 2002, and of every second year thereafter, to State educational agencies, local educational agencies, and the public on constitutionally protected prayer in public elementary schools and secondary schools, including making the guidance available on the Internet. The guidance shall be reviewed, prior to distribution, by the Office of Legal Counsel of the Department of Justice for verification that the guidance represents the current state of the law concerning constitutionally protected prayer in public elementary schools and secondary schools.
(b) CERTIFICATION- As a condition of receiving funds under this Act, a local educational agency shall certify in writing to the State educational agency involved that no policy of the local educational agency prevents, or otherwise denies participation in, constitutionally protected prayer in public elementary schools and secondary schools, as detailed in the guidance required under subsection (a). The certification shall be provided by October 1 of each year. The State educational agency shall report to the Secretary by November 1 of each year a list of those local educational agencies that have not filed the certification or against which complaints have been made to the State educational agency that the local educational agencies are not in compliance with this section.

http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/religionandschools/prayer_guidance.html


Annual Financial Report A.R.S 15-904.C C. Except as provided in subsection D of this section, the governing board shall publish, by November 15, the annual financial report for the school district either in a newspaper of general circulation within the school district, by electronic transmission of the information to the department of education for posting on the department's website or in the official newspaper of the county as defined in section 11-255 or the governing board may mail the annual financial report for the school district to each household in the school district. If the governing board chooses to transmit the report electronically to the department of education, the school district shall provide a link on the school district's website to the report on the department's website. If the governing board chooses to publish the report in a newspaper, the size of the newspaper print shall be at least eight-point type. The cost of publication or mailing shall be a charge against the school district. The publisher's affidavit of publication shall be filed by the governing board of the school district with the superintendent of public instruction within thirty days after publication.

Annual Financial Report
http://www.ade.az.gov/SchoolFinance/Forms/LEAQuery/SubmittedFiles.aspx