Code No. 100 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/Reviewed:  December 22, 2014

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

Reviewed:  December 22, 2014

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/Reviewed: December 22, 2014

 

 

Code No. 101.3R1 Grievance Procedure Regulations

Students, parents of students, employees, and applicants for employment in the District will have the right to file a formal complaint alleging discrimination under federal and/or state laws, rules, and regulations requiring non-discrimination in programs and employment.

Level One - Principal, Immediate Supervisor or

Personnel Contact Person

(Informal and Optional - may be bypassed by the grievant)

Employees with a complaint of discrimination based upon their age, race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability or genetic information are encouraged to first discuss it with their immediate supervisor, with the objective of resolving the matter informally.  An applicant for employment with a complaint of discrimination based upon their age, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion or disability are encouraged to first discuss it with the personnel contact person.  This paragraph is for employees and “marital status” is not a protected class for employees.

A student, or a parent of a student, with a complaint of discrimination based upon their race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, national origin, religion or disability are encouraged to discuss it with the instructor, counselor, supervisor, building administrator, program administrator or the personnel contact person directly involved.

Level Two - Compliance Officer

If the grievance is not resolved at Level One and the grievant wishes to pursue the grievance, the grievant may formalize it by filing a complaint in writing on a Grievance Filing Form, which may be obtained from the Compliance Officer.  The complaint will state the nature of the grievance and the remedy requested.  The filing of the formal, written complaint at Level Two must be within fifteen (15) working days from the date of the event giving rise to the grievance or from the date the grievant could reasonably become aware of such occurrence.  The grievant may request that a meeting concerning the complaint be held with the Compliance Officer.  A minor student may be accompanied at that meeting by a parent or guardian.  The Compliance Officer will investigate the complaint and attempt to resolve it.  A written report from the Compliance Officer regarding action taken will be sent to the involved parties within a reasonable time after receipt of the complaint.

Level Three - Superintendent/Administrator

If the complaint is not resolved at Level Two, the grievant may appeal it to Level Three by presenting a written appeal to the Superintendent.  Within five (5) working days after the grievant receives the report from the Compliance Officer, the grievant may request a meeting with the Superintendent.  The Superintendent may request a meeting with the grievant to discuss the appeal.  A decision will be rendered by the Superintendent within a reasonable time after the receipt of the written appeal.  If, in cases of disability grievances at the elementary and secondary level, the issue is not resolved through the grievance process, the parents have a right to an impartial hearing to resolve the issue.

This procedure in no way denies the right of the grievant to file formal complaints with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or Office of Special Education Programs, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Iowa Department of Education for mediation or rectification of civil rights grievances or to seek private counsel for complaints alleging discrimination.

Level Four - Appeal to Board

If the grievant is not satisfied with the Superintendent's decision, the grievant can file an appeal with the Board within five (5) working days of the decision.  It is within the discretion of the Board to determine whether it will hear the appeal.

The Compliance Officer is:

Name ___________________________________________________________

Office Address ____________________________________________________

Phone Number ____________________________________________________

Office Hours______________________________________________________

 

Revised/Reviewed: December 22, 2014

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) I-35 District Office

(telephone number) 641-765-4291

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

 

Revised/Reviewed: December 22, 2014

 

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

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

I, __________________________________, am filing this grievance because _______________

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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.

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

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Signature of Principal or Supervisor ________________________________________________

 

Approved:  October 22, 2012

Revised/Reviewed: December 22, 2014

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/Reviewed: December 22, 2014

 

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 Street

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 law.

 

Approved:  August 24, 2016

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 Street

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. 103.2 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Describe incident or occurrence as accurately as possible:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Signature

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If student, name

 

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Attendance center

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Name of Individual Alleging Discrimination or Non-Compliance

 

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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