Series 100 School District

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Code No. 101.1 Legal Status of the School District

Code No.  101.1
 
 
Legal Status of the School District
 
Iowa law authorizes the creation of a Common Schools System.  As part of this Common Schools System, this school district is a school corporation created and organized under Iowa law.  This school district shall be known as the Interstate 35 Community School District.
 
This school corporation is located in Madison County, and its affairs are conducted by elected school officials, the Interstate 35 Community School District Board of Directors.  This school corporation has exclusive jurisdiction over school matters in the territory of the school district.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approved:  September 15, 1997
 
Revised:  December 22, 2014

Code No. 101.2 Educational Philosophy

Code No.  101.2
 
 
Educational Philosophy
 
The purpose of the Interstate 35 Community School District is to develop within each student the greatest degree of human potential and to prepare each student for a responsible role in society.
 
The Board recognizes that learning is a developmental process and that the District’s learners are varied in their needs and abilities.  The Board believes in offering a positive, challenging learning environment that addresses individual needs.  Within this environment, the Board will strive to offer a wide range of educational experiences that will prepare students to be life-long learners and responsible, successful, productive citizens.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approved:  September 15, 1997
 
Revised:  December 22, 2014
 

Code No. 101.3 Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination

Code No.  101.3

 

 

Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination

 

The Board and the District will not discriminate in educational activities on the basis of: race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, national origin, religion or disability.

 

The Board and the District will not discriminate in employment opportunities on the basis of age, race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability or genetic information.

 

The Board and the District require all persons, agencies, vendors, contractors and other persons and organizations doing business with or performing services for the District to subscribe to all applicable federal and state laws, executive orders, rules and regulations pertaining to contract compliance and equal opportunity.

 

Inquiries or grievances related to this policy may be directed to the District Director of Curriculum at the District Administrative Office; to the Director of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, 400 East 14th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319, (800) 457-4416; to the Office for Civil Rights Chicago Office, United States Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, Illinois 60661, (312) 730-1560; or to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chicago Office, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 2000, Chicago, Illinois 60661 (800) 669-4000.  Inquiries may also be directed to the Director, Iowa Department of Education, Grimes State Office Building, 400 East 14th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Approved:  September 15, 1997

 

Revised:  December 22, 2014

 

 

 

Code No. 101.3R1 Grievance Procedure Regulations

 

Code No.  101.3R1

 

GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES

It is the policy of the Interstate 35 Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices.  There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination.  If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact:

  • Equity Coordinator Steve Kaster
  • I-35 Schools
  • 405 E. North St.
  • Truro, IA   50257
  • 641-765-4818
  • skaster@i-35,k12.ia.us.

 

Students, parents of students, employees, and applicants for employment in the school district have the right to file a formal complaint alleging discrimination.  The district has policies and procedures in place to identify and investigate complaints alleging discrimination.  If appropriate, the district will take steps to prevent the recurrence of discrimination and to correct its discriminatory effects on the Complainant and others.

 

A Complainant may attempt to resolve the problem informally by discussing the matter with a building principal or a direct supervisor.  However, the Complainant has the right to end the informal process at any time and pursue the formal grievance procedures outlined below.  Use of the informal or formal grievance procedure is not a prerequisite to the pursuit of other remedies.  Please note that informal processes and procedures are not to be used in certain circumstances (e.g., sexual harassment and sexual assault).

 

Filing a Complaint

 

A Complainant who wishes to avail himself/herself of this grievance procedure may do so by filing a complaint with the equity coordinator (listed above).  An alternate will be designated in the event it is claimed that the equity coordinator or superintendent committed the alleged discrimination or some other conflict of interest exists.  Complaints shall be filed within 30 days of the event giving rise to the complaint or from the date the Complainant could reasonably become aware of such occurrence.  The Complainant will state the nature of the complaint and the remedy requested.  The equity coordinator shall assist the Complainant as needed.

 

Investigation

 

Within 10 working days, the equity coordinator will begin the investigation of the complaint or appoint a qualified person to undertake the investigation (herein “equity coordinator”).  If the Complainant is under 18 years of age, the equity coordinator shall notify his or her parents/guardians that they may attend investigatory meetings in which the Complainant is involved.  The complaint and identity of the Complainant, Respondent, or witnesses will only be disclosed as reasonably necessary in connection with the investigation or as required by law or policy.  The investigation may include, but is not limited to the following:

  • A request for the Complainant to provide a written statement regarding the nature of the complaint;
  • A request for the individual named in the complaint to provide a written statement;
  • A request for witnesses identified during the course of the investigation to provide a written statement;
  • Interviews of the Complainant, Respondent, or witnesses;
  • An opportunity to present witnesses or other relevant information; and
  • Review and collection of documentation or information deemed relevant to the investigation.

Within 30 working days, the equity coordinator shall complete the investigation and issue a report with respect to the findings.

 

The equity coordinator shall notify the Complainant and Respondent of the decision within 5 working days of completing the written report. Notification shall be by U.S. mail, first class.

 

Decision and Appeal

 

The complaint is closed after the equity coordinator has issued the report, unless within 5 working days after receiving the decision, either party appeals the decision to the superintendent by making a written request detailing why he/she believes the decision should be reconsidered.  The equity coordinator shall promptly forward all materials relative to the complaint and appeal to the superintendent.  Within 30 working days, the superintendent shall affirm, revers, amend the decision, or direct the equity coordinator to gather additional information.  The superintendent shall notify the Complainant, Respondent, and the equity coordinator of the decision within 5 working days of the decision.  Notification shall be by U.S. mail, first class.

 

The decision of the superintendent shall be final.

 

The decision of the superintendent in no way prejudices a party from seeking redress through state or federal agencies as provided by in law.

 

This policy and procedures are to be used for complaints of discrimination, in lieu of any other general complaint policies or procedures that may be available.

 

If any of the stated timeframes cannot be met by the district, the district will notify the parties and pursue completion as promptly as possible.

 

Retaliation against any person, because the person has filed a complaint or assisted or participated in an investigation, is prohibited.  Persons found to have engaged in retaliation shall be subject to discipline by appropriate measures.

 

Approved:  December 22, 2014

Revised:  June 26, 2017

Code No. 101.3E1 Notice of Non-Discrimination

Code No.  101.3E1
 
 
Notice of Non-Discrimination
 
Students, parents, employees, and others doing business with or performing services for the District are hereby notified that this District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national/ethnic origin, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, marital status, or disability in admission or access to or treatment in its programs and activities.
 
Students, parents, employees, and others doing business with or performing services for the Interstate 35 Community School District are hereby notified that this District does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability or genetic information in admission or access to or treatment in its hiring and employment practices.
 
Any person having inquiries concerning the District's compliance with federal and/or state non-discrimination law is directed to contact:
 

(Title)

Superintendent

 

 

(where located)

 

 

 

(telephone number)

 

 

 

 

 

 
This individual has been designated by the District to coordinate the District's efforts to comply with federal and/or state non-discrimination laws.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approved:  December 22, 2014
 
 

Code No. 101.3E2 Grievance Form For Complaint of Discrimination or Non-Compliance with Federal or State Regulations Requiring Non-Discrimination

Code No.  101.3E2
 
 
Grievance Form for Complaints of Discrimination or Non-Compliance with Federal or State Regulations Requiring Non-Discrimination
 

I,                                                                    , am filing this grievance because

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Attach additional sheets if necessary)
 
Describe incident or occurrence as accurately as possible:
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 (Attach additional sheets if necessary)
 

Signature

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phone Number

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If student, name

 

Grade Level

 

 

 

 

 

Attendance center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Name of Individual Alleging Discrimination or Non-Compliance
 

Name

 

 

 

Grievance Date

 

 

 

 

 
 
State the nature of the complaint and the remedy requested.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Indicate Principal's or Supervisor's response or action to above complaint.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signature of Principal or Supervisor

 

 
 
 
 
 
Approved:  October 22, 2012
 
Reviewed: December 22, 2014
 

Code No. 102.1 Long-Range Needs Assessment

Code No.  102.1
 
 
Long-Range Needs Assessment
 
Long-range needs assessment enables the District to analyze assessment data, get feedback from the community about its expectations of students and determines how well students are meeting student-learning goals.  The Board shall conduct ongoing and in-depth needs assessment, soliciting information from business, labor, industry, higher education and community members, regarding their expectations for adequate student preparation as responsible citizens and successful wage earners.
 
In conjunction with the in-depth needs assessment of the District, the Board shall authorize the appointment of a committee, representing administrators, employees, parents, students and community members, to make recommendations and assist the Board in determining the priorities of the District in addition to the basic skills areas of the education program.
 
The District will, at least on a bi-annual basis, conduct community meetings for local input and feedback.
 
It shall be the responsibility of the Superintendent to ensure the District community is informed of students’ progress on state and locally determined indicators.  The Superintendent shall report annually to the Board about the means used to keep the community informed.
 
As a result of the Board and committee’s work, the Board shall determine major educational needs and rank them in priority order; develop long-range goals and plans to meet the needs; establish and implement short-range and intermediate-range plans to meet the goals and to attain the desired levels of student performance; evaluate progress toward meeting the goals and maintain a record of progress under the plan that includes reports of student performance and results of school improvement projects; and annually report the District’s progress made under the plan to the committee, community and Iowa Department of Education.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approved:  September 18, 2000
 
Revised:  December 22, 2014
 

Code No. 103.1 Annual Notice of Non-Discrimination

Code No.  103.1

Annual Notice of Non-Discrimination

 

The District offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:

  • Agricultural, Food, and Natural Resources
  • Applied sciences, technology, engineering, and manufacturing, including transportation, distribution, logistics, architecture, and construction
  • Human Services, including law, public safety, corrections, security, government, public administration, and education and training
  • Business, Finance, Marketing and Management.

The Board and the District will not discriminate in educational programs on the basis of: race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability, socioeconomic status or marital status.

The Board and the District will not discriminate in employment opportunities on the basis of age, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, or disability.

There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination.  Any person having inquiries concerning the District's compliance with federal and/or state non-discrimination law is directed to contact:

                                 Mr. Steve Kaster, Secondary Principal

                                 Interstate 35 High School

                                 405 East North St.

                                 Truro,  IA 50257

                                 (641) 765-4818

                                 Email:  skaster@i-35.k12.ia.us

 

This individual has been designated by the District to coordinate the District's efforts to comply with federal and/or state non-discrimination laws.

 

 

Approved:  August 23, 2016

Code No. 103.1a Continuous Notice of Non-Discrimination

 

Code No.  103.1a

Continuous Notice of Non-Discrimination

 

The Board and the District will not discriminate in educational programs on the basis of: race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability, socioeconomic status or marital status.

The Board and the District will not discriminate in employment opportunities on the basis of age, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability or genetic information.

There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination.  Any person having inquiries concerning the District's compliance with federal and/or state non-discrimination law is directed to contact:

                                 Mr. Steve Kaster, Secondary Principal

                                 Interstate 35 High School

                                 405 East North St.

                                 Truro,  IA 50257

                                 (641) 765-4818

                                 Email:  skaster@i-35.k12.ia.us

 

This individual has been designated by the District to coordinate the District's efforts to comply with federal and/or state non-discrimination laws.

 

 

Approved:  August 23, 2016

 

103.2 Grievance Form for Complaints of Discrimination or Non-Compliance with Federal or State Regulations Requiring Non-Discrimination

Code No. 103.2

Grievance Form for Complaints of Discrimination or Non-Compliance with Federal or State Regulations Requiring Non-Discrimination

 

I,                                                                    , am filing this grievance because

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Attach additional sheets if necessary)

Describe incident or occurrence as accurately as possible:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 (Attach additional sheets if necessary)

 

Signature

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phone Number

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If student, name

 

Grade Level

 

 

 

 

 

Attendance center

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Name of Individual Alleging Discrimination or Non-Compliance

 

Name

 

 

 

Grievance Date

 

 
 
 

 

State the nature of the complaint and the remedy requested.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indicate Principal's or Supervisor's response or action to above complaint.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signature of Principal or Supervisor

 

 
 
 

 

 

Approved:  August 23, 2016