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Federal Compliance

The 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, the district is required to provide you in a timely manner, the following information:

Parents Right to Know Policy
  • Whether the teacher has met state qualifications 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.

Supplemental Educational Services (SES)

Under the Federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), this option of after-school tutoring by an approved provider is available to parents of eligible children that attend a Title I school in School Improvement  Level 2, and every year thereafter the building is in School Improvement status.

Title I Buildings in School Improvement

Eligible for SES

Participated in SES

Complaint Resolution Procedure

Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education NCLB COMPLAINT PROCEDURES
The Federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), Title IX Part C. Sec. 9304(a)(3)(C) requires the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE) to adopt procedures for resolving complaints regarding operations of programs authorized under the Act, including Title I, Title II, Title III, Title IV (Part A), Title V, Title VI, and Title VII and Title IX, part C.

Who May File a Complaint?

Any local education agency (LEA), consortium of LEAs, organization, parent, teacher, or member of the public may file a complaint.

Definition of a Complaint

There are both formal and informal complaint procedures.
A formal complaint must be a written, signed statement that includes:
1. an allegation that a federal statute or regulation applicable to the state educational
agency (SEA) or a local education agency (LEA) program has been violated,
2. facts, including documentary evidence that supports the allegation, and
3. the specific requirement, statute, or regulation being violated.

Alternatives for Filing Complaints

It is federal and state intent that complaints are resolved at a level nearest the LEA as
possible. As described below, formal complaints filed with the SEA will be forwarded to
the appropriate LEA for investigation and resolution. Informal complaints made to the
SEA will be subject of an initial investigation by the SEA, but will be forwarded to the
LEA if a formal complaint evolves. Precise processes in both instances are described
below.

Informal and Formal Complaints Received by the Local Education Agency Informal and
formal complaints filed with the LEA concerning NCLB program operations in that LEA
are to be investigated and resolved by the LEA according to locally developed procedures, when at all possible. Such procedures will provide for:
1. disseminating procedures to the LEA school board,
2. central filing of procedures within the district,
3. addressing informal complaints in a prompt and courteous manner,
4. notifying the SEA within 15 days of receipt of written complaints,
5. timely investigating and processing of complaints within 30 days, with an additional
30 days if exceptional conditions exist,
6. disseminating complaint findings and resolutions to all parties to the complaint and the
LEA school board. Such findings and resolutions also shall be available to parents, teachers and other members of the general public, provided by the LEA, free of charge, if requested, and
7. appealing to the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education within 15 days

Student Directory Information Policy

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that Bowling Green R-1 School District, with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child’s education records. However, Bowling Green R-1 School District, may disclose appropriately designated “directory information” without written consent, unless you have advised the district to the contrary in accordance with district procedures. The primary purpose of directory information is to allow the Bowling Green R-1 School District to include this type of information from your child’s education records in certain school publications. This type of information may include a student’s weight, height, grade level and grade point average.
(Examples of this type of published information include honor rolls and sports rosters/programs.)

Directory information, which is information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released, can also be disclosed to outside organizations without a parent’s prior written consent. Two federal laws require local educational agencies (LEAs ) receiving assistance under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to provide military recruiters, upon request, with three directory information categories – names, address and telephone listings – unless parents have advised the LEA that they do not want their student’s information disclosed without their prior written consent.

If you do not want this type of information concerning your child published, please notify, in writing, the attendance office of your child’s school.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

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. These rights are:

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, or appropriate school official, a written request that identifies the record(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, or appropriate official, 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 as requested 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 disclosure without consent. One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the school as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the school board; a person or company with whom the school has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. 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. 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, D.C. 20202-4605


Compliance with Federal Regulations

The Bowling Green R-1 School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability in admission or access to, or treatment of employment, in its programs and activities. Inquiries concerning the application of Bowling Green R-1 School District's policy of nondiscrimination
should be directed to the Superintendent's office.

Sex Discrimination Prohibited: Sex discrimination in federally assisted educational programs is prohibited by Title IX of the Educational Amendments. The federal regulations required that the Bowling Green R-1 School District, as a recipient of Federal Assistance to its education program, notify all applicants for admission and employment, students and parents, employees, referred agencies, and all employees and professional organizations having agreement with the district that it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities and that is required by Title IX not to discriminate in such a manner.

Anyone believing that non-compliance or misrepresentation of the Title IX provision exists should contact the school district staff member involved. Should this prove to be unsatisfactory, a written complaint should be filed with the Superintendent's office. Should the complainant be dissatisfied with the resolution of the compliance officer, the complainant may make a written appeal to the Board of Education, with a copy of the appeal sent to the Superintendent. The final decision rests with the Board of Education except that if the decision is unsatisfactory to the complainant may appeal the decision to the Office for Civil Rights in Kansas City. 

Non-Discrimination of Handicapped: The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504, states that no institution receiving federal funding can discriminate against handicapped persons. Bowling Green R-1 Schools do not discriminate against handicapped persons. Inquires by persons concerning employment practices or related matters for the handicapped or protection assured them by Title IX may be directed to the Superintendent's office. 


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): The Bowling Green R-I School District serves notice that all the District’s facilities and programs meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Any person having inquiries should contact the Superintendent’s Office.

Public Notice of Special Educational Services 

All responsible public agencies are required to locate, evaluate, and identify children with disabilities who are under the jurisdiction of the agency, regardless of the severity of the disability, including children attending private schools, highly mobile children, such as migrant and homeless children, and children who are suspected of having a disability and in need of special education even though they are advancing from grade to grade. In accordance with 162.675 (2) (3) RSMo and the individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

PUBLIC NOTICE 

Bowling Green R-I School District has conducted a complete re-inspection of its facilities on April 10, 2013, utilizing the services of Trutest Environmental Solutions, LLC. The results of this inspection have been included in a management plan. This management plan is available in the Bowling Green Superintendent’s Office (and in the offices of the Bowling Green High School, Bowling Green Elementary and Frankford Elementary) during normal business hours, without cost or restriction, for inspection by representative of the EPA and the State, the public including teachers, other school personnel and their representatives, and parents. The Bowling Green R-I School District may charge a reasonable cost to make copies of management plans.
Any person having inquiries concerning asbestos in the Bowling Green R-I School District is directed to contact the Superintendent's office.