Important Notices to the Public

Important Notices to the Public

Notice of Parental Right to Inspect Student Records
Parents and/or legal guardians shall be allowed to inspect and review all materials in their child’s cumulative folder. This review will take place in the presence of the building principal or his or her designee. If requested, parents and/or legal guardians shall be granted a hearing to challenge the content of the student records. Notification must be made annually, and when a new student enrolls, of the parents’ right for inspection of records.

Notice of Release of Student Records
Schools shall not release material on a student without written permission from parents and/or legal guardians except to such authorized persons as stated in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, and the Illinois School Student Records Act.

Title IX Notice to the Public
Policy 2:265
In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972, certain rules and procedures have been adopted by the Board of Education of Kildeer Countryside Community Consolidated School District 96. These rules and procedures provide for the fair and equal treatment of all persons in such areas as employment, promotions, and job assignments without regard to sex. Students are guaranteed equality of educational opportunity, particularly with respect to course selections, and participation in athletics and extracurricular activities.

Student Rights Notice to Parents and/or Guardians
All instructional materials, including teachers’ manuals, films, tapes, and supplementary materials that will be used in connection with any survey, analysis, or evaluation as part of any applicable program, shall be available for inspection by the parents or guardians of the children. Parental permission will be obtained prior to giving any surveys to students on such topics as substance abuse or other personal behaviors. Students may be surveyed without parental permission to gather data for school improvement.

Medicaid Notice to Parents
Medicaid reimbursement is a source of Federal funding approved by Congress to help school districts maintain and improve special education services. Therapy and diagnostic services provided to children who are Medicaid eligible are partially reimbursable, and Kildeer Countryside Community Consolidated School District 96 will claim Medicaid reimbursement for any eligible services provided. These claims will have no impact on a family’s ability to receive Medicaid funding either now or any time in the future. Anyone objecting to this release of information related to Medicaid claims must contact the District Office.

Radon Testing
In response to the Federal warnings regarding radon gas, all Kildeer Countryside District 96 schools have been tested. Tests were conducted using the Radtrak Radon Gas Detector system for a 90-day period. The results of the monitoring showed that all District facilities are well below the EPA minimum guidelines. Test results are available for inspection at the District Office. Interested citizens may request copies of the reports at a cost of $.25 per page.

Asbestos Management Program
In response to the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) of 1987, Kildeer Countryside School District 96 has complied with all inspection provisions of that Act. As required, each building has been inspected for friable and non-friable asbestos-containing materials (ACMs). Where appropriate, these materials are labeled to prevent accidental release of asbestos fiber into the school environment. Appropriate school employees, current and future, receive certified training to prevent damage to and subsequent release of fibers from ACMs. Where required or appropriate, ACMs will be scheduled for removal from the buildings in which they may occur. Reports and the management plans are available for review in each building for inspection by all interested citizens.

Integrated Pest Management Program
The District follows a state-implemented program addressing application of chemical pesticides and herbicides in school buildings and on school grounds. The program includes administrative controls and nontoxic bait traps and requires notification of chemical applications. The public will be advised of dates of chemical application prior to the application. The notice will be posted on the District Website and communicated in building and District newsletters.

Parent Notification of the Parent/Student Handbook and District Discipline Policy
In completing online registration for their student(s), parents are requested to respond that they have received notification that the District discipline policy, included in the Parent/Student Handbook, is online, and that they agree to review it.

Authorization for Internet Access/Computer Network System Use Policy
The Board of Education hereby determines that it is in the best interest of the District, its personnel, and its students to promote use of and familiarity with computers and the services available through computers, including the Internet and other on-line systems, to support learning and enhance instruction. The definition of "computers" is not limited to computers, but also includes other electronic devices such as Tablets and Web-enabled phones. Using the Computer Network System will facilitate access to information resources, create innovative learning environments, and provide for worldwide communication. The Computer Network System shall include all computer hardware and software, all information accessed by Internet sites, e-mail, the District’s Website, on-line services, and bulletin board systems, and all other related areas, including computers not connected to the network. Use of the Computer Network System shall include accessing the system from any computer terminal or related device or point of entry on District property or from any off-campus computer terminal. School property includes both the school's physical and electronic space.

The Computer Network System and its uses comprise part of the curriculum and do not constitute a public forum. The Board of Education recognizes that while they afford access to legitimate sources of information for academic and educational purposes, the Internet and other on-line services make available certain material that may not be educational and which may be illegal, obscene, or indecent. The use of the Internet shall be consistent with the curriculum adopted by the District.

The Board of Education further recognizes that the Internet and other on-line services are coordinated through a complex association of government agencies and regional and state networks. The smooth operation of the network relies upon the proper conduct of the end user, who must adhere to strict user guidelines which require efficient, ethical, and legal utilization of network resources. If any user violates any of the general or specific guidelines and rules provided by the Administration, the user shall be appropriately disciplined, which may include loss of privileges to access the Computer Network System.

School computer systems are for use by authorized individuals only. Any unauthorized access to these systems is prohibited and is subject to criminal and civil penalties under Federal laws (including, but not limited to, Public Laws 83-703 and 99-474). Individuals using these systems are subject to having all activities on these systems monitored by system or security personnel, as well as authorized personnel. Anyone using these systems expressly consents to such monitoring. Prosecution and/or account termination will occur without warning. Users are advised that e-mail is never really deleted, that the District may track your use of the equipment/system–including access of the Internet, and that some programs may retain every version of the document. Students are required to disclose their passwords to authorized staff.

In order to maintain order and security, school authorities (including school liaison police officers and other law enforcement officials) are authorized to conduct reasonable searches of school property and equipment owned or controlled by the school. This includes electronic devices. Students have no reasonable expectation of privacy in the use of these devices.

It is possible for all users of the worldwide Internet (including your child) to access information that is intended for adults. It is not feasible to completely limit access so that students have access only to material that a parent might consider appropriate. Computer security cannot be made perfect, and it is likely that a determined student can make use of computer resources for inappropriate purposes.

The following rules must be followed at all times: (Adapted from FrEdMail Network/CGlobal School/Net Foundation and G.S.P.) Acceptable Internet Use Rules and Guidelines Do keep messages clear and informative. Do keep on one topic. Do remember that e-mail is not private in nature. Messages relating to or in support of illegal activities will be reported to the authorities. Do be friendly, but humor and irony do not work well in e-mail. They often are misrepresented. Do be sure to sign your messages with your e-mail address. Do not post your phone number, address, or the phone numbers or addresses of others. Do not criticize others. Do not be offensive or vulgar (such as using profanity). Do not use for illegal activities. Do not access inappropriate information. Do not violate copyright restrictions. Uploading or downloading software is not allowable without teacher permission.

Notification regarding student accounts or profiles on social networking websites. State law requires the District to notify students and their parents/guardians that school officials may request or require a student or his or her parent/guardian to provide a password or other related account information to gain access to the student's account or profile on a social networking website. This request may be made only if there is reasonable cause to believe that the student's account contains evidence that he or she violated a school disciplinary rule or Board policy.

Related Service Log Notice
The District maintains related service logs that document the type and number of minutes of related service administered under a student's individualized education program (IEP). These related service logs will be available to parents/guardians at a student's annual review IEP meeting. Parents/guardians may also request a copy of any IEP-related service log maintained for their child. Please direct any requests for a copy of a related service log for your child to Educational Services Director Amy Gluck.

Teen Dating Violence Prohibited Notification
Policy: 7:185

Engaging in teen dating violence that takes place at school, on school property, at school-sponsored activities, or in vehicles used for school-provided transportation is prohibited. For purposes of this policy, the term teen dating violence refers to whenever a student who is 13–19 years of age uses or threatens to use physical, mental, or emotional abuse to control an individual in the dating relationship, or uses or threatens to use sexual violence in the dating relationship. The Superintendent or designee shall develop and maintain a program to respond to incidents of teen dating violence.