600 EDUCATION PROGRAM

600 GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE EDUCATION PROGRAM

The goals and objectives of the Wapello School District are designed to achieve the philosophy statement of the school district. An advisory committee of representatives of the school district community and the school district is appointed to make recommendations for the goals and objectives of the education program.
Short-term and long-term objectives for the education program are established annually by the board. These objectives will reflect the results of the needs assessment, recommendation of the advisory committee, recommendations from the superintendent, and changes in law.
Annually, the board will report to the committee regarding progress toward the achievement of the goals and objectives of the education program

 
Approved: August 17, 1995
Reviewed: July 13, 2000, June 13, 2007
Revised: June 8, 2006, August 16, 2007

601 GENERAL ORGANIZATION

 

 
 

601.1 SCHOOL CALENDAR

The school calendar shall accommodate the education program of the Wapello Community School District. The school calendar shall be for a minimum of one hundred ninety-two days and include, but not be limited to, the days for student instruction, staff development, in-service days and teacher conferences.

The academic school year for students shall be for a minimum of 1080 hours in the school calendar. The academic school year for students may not begin prior to August 23. Employees may be required to report to work at the school district prior to this date.

Special education students may attend school on a school calendar different from that of the regular education program consistent with their Individualized Education Program.

The board, in its discretion, may excuse graduating seniors from up to five days of instruction after the school district requirements for graduation have been met. The board may also excuse graduating seniors from making up days missed due to inclement weather if the student has met the school district's graduation requirements.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to develop the school calendar for recommendation, approval, and adoption by the board annually.

The board may amend the official school calendar when the board considers the change to be in the best interests of the school district's education program.

 

Approved: 8-27-1995

Reviewed: 6-8-2000; 5-14-2007

Revised: 6-14-2007; 7/11/2018

601.2 SCHOOL DAY

The student school day for grades one through twelve shall consist of a minimum of five and one-half hours, not including the lunch period. The school day consists of the schedule of class instruction and class activities as established and sponsored by the school district. Time during which students are released from school for parent/teacher conferences may be counted as part of the student's instructional time. The minimum school day shall meet the requirements as established for the operation of accredited schools.

The board may define the number of days kindergarten will be held and the length of each school day for the students attending kindergarten. The school day shall consist of a schedule as recommended by the superintendent and approved by the board.

The Wapello Community School District may also record a day of school with less than the minimum instructional hours if the total hours of instructional time for grades one through twelve in any five consecutive school days equals a minimum of twenty-seven and one-half hours, even though any one day of school is less than the minimum instructional hours because of a staff development opportunity provided for the instructional staff or parent-teacher conferences have been scheduled beyond the regular school day. If the total hours of instructional time for the first four consecutive days equal at least twenty-seven and one-half hours because parent-teacher conferences have been scheduled beyond the regular school day, the school district may record zero hours of instructional time on the fifth consecutive school day as a school day. Schedule revisions and changes in time allotments will be made by the superintendent.

When the school is forced to close due to weather or other emergencies that part of the day during which school was in session will constitute a school day.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to inform the board annually of the length of the school day.

 

Approved: Aug. 17, 1995

Reviewed: June 8, 2000; 5-14-2007

Revised: Nov. 14, 1996

602 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

602.1 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

Curriculum development is an ongoing process in the school district and consists of both research and design.  Research is the studious inquiry and critical investigation of the various content areas for the purpose of revising and improving curriculum and instruction based on relevant information pertaining to the discipline.  This study is conducted both internally (what and how we are currently doing at the local level) and externally (what national standards, professional organization, recognized experts, current research, etc. tell us relative to the content area).  Design is the deliberate process of planning and selecting the standards and instructional strategies that will improve the learning experiences for all students.

A systematic approach to curriculum development (careful research, design, and articulation of the curriculum) serves several purposes:

  • Focuses attention on the content standards of each discipline and ensure the identified learnings are rigorous, challenging, and represent the most important learning for our students.
  • Increases the probability that students will acquire the desired knowledge, skills, and dispositions and that our schools will be successful in providing appropriate learning experiences.
  • Facilitates communication and coordination.
  • Improves classroom instruction.

The superintendent is responsible for curriculum development and for determining the most effective method of conducting research and design activities.  A curriculum framework will describe the processes and procedures that will be followed in researching, designing, and articulating each curriculum area.  This framework will at a minimum, describe the processes and procedures for the following curriculum development activities to:

  • Study the latest thinking, trends research, and expert advice regarding the content/discipline;
  • Study the current status of the content/discipline (what and how well students are currently learning);
  • Identify content standards, benchmarks, and grade level expectations for the content/discipline;
  • Describe the desired learning behaviors, teaching, and learning environment related to the content/discipline;
  • Identify differences in the desired and present program and develop a plan for addressing the differences;
  • Communicate with internal and external publics regarding the content area;
  • Involve staff, parents, students, and community members in curriculum development decisions;
  • Verify integration of local, state, and/or federal mandates (MCNS, school-to-work, etc.);
  • Verify how the standards and benchmarks of the content/discipline support each of the broader student learning goals and provide a K-12 continuum that builds on the prior learning of each level.

It is the responsibility of the superintendent to keep the board apprised of necessary curriculum revisions, progress, or each content area related to curriculum development activities, and to develop administrative regulations for curriculum development including recommendations to the board.

 

Legal Reference:  20 U.S.C. 1232h

                              34 C.F. R. pt. 98

                               Iowa Code 216.9; 256.7; 279.8; 280.3

                               281 I.A.C. 12.5, .8.

 

Cross Reference:  101 Educational Philosophy of the School District

                               103  Long-Range Needs Assessment

                               602  Curriculum Development

                               603  Instructional Curriculum

                               604.10  On-Line Courses

                               605  Instructional Materials

 

Approved: Aug. 17, 1995

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2001; 5-14-2007; 8/22/2018

Revised: Apr. 11, 2001

602.2 CURRICULUM ADOPTION

Curriculum of the Wapello Community School District must be recommended by the superintendent and approved by the board.

The District's Curriculum Plan must contain a framework that describes the processes and procedures that will be followed to assist all staff in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully implement the developed curriculum in each content area. This framework shall include at a minimum:

  • must be data driven
  • review both standardized/district assessment data for existing standards/benchmarks/critical objectives
  • identify the strengths/weaknesses (gap analysis)
  • study/identify best instructional practices
  • identify/develop best research that demonstrate how students learn best
  • focus action team on developing plans that address weaknesses
  • provide on going staff development
  • describe procedures for purchase of instructional materials
  • communicate with both the external and internal customers using data
  • continually assess changes in curriculum

 

Approved: Aug. 17, 1995

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2001; 5-14-2007; 8/23/2018

Revised: Apr. 11, 2001

602.3 CURRICULUM EVALUATION

When deemed necessary by the superintendent, and whenever a new program is proposed, the board will review the curriculum to determine its strengths and weaknesses. The board may authorize the superintendent to appoint an ad hoc advisory committee to review the curriculum.

The Wapello Board of Directors shall review the students' performance on standardized tests, district created assessment, courses, and other indicators of student achievement as it related to the District's Standards/Benchmarks and Critical Objectives. It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to provide the board/parents/community with the assessment scores on an annual basis.

 

Approved: Aug. 17, 1995

Reviewed: Apr. 11, 2001; 5-14-2007; 8/23/2018

Revised: Apr. 11, 2001

602.4 PILOT - EXPERIMENTAL - INNOVATIVE PROJECTS

The Wapello Board of Directors welcomes new ideas in curriculum. Proposals for pilot or experimental projects shall first be reviewed and analyzed by the superintendent. Projects recommended by the superintendent will be considered by the board. Pilot and experimental projects approved by the board, the Iowa Department of Education, or the United States Department of Education may be utilized in the education program.

Students, who may be or are asked to participate in a research or experimental project or program, must have their parents' written consent on file prior to participating in the project or program. A research or experimental program or project requiring parents' prior written consent is a program or project designed to explore or develop new or unproven teaching methods or techniques. These programs or projects shall be designated as research or experimental projects or programs. The educational materials of a program or project designated as a research or experimental program or project may be inspected and reviewed by the parents of the students participating or being considered for participation in the program or project. The inspection and review by the parents shall be in accordance with board policy 605.2, "Instructional Materials Inspection."

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.

 

Approved: Aug. 17, 1995

Reviewed: June 8, 2000; 5-14-2007; 8/23/2018

Revised:

603 INSTRUCTIONAL CURRICULUM

603.1 BASIC INSTRUCTION PROGRAM

The basic instruction program shall include the courses required for each grade level by the State Department of Education. The instructional approach will be nonsexist and multicultural.

The basic instruction program of students enrolled in kindergarten shall be designed to develop healthy emotional and social habits, language arts and communication skills, the capacity to complete individual tasks, character education and the ability to protect and increase physical wellbeing with attention given to experiences relating to the development of life skills and human growth and development.

The basic instruction program of students enrolled in grades one through five shall include English-language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, health, human growth and development, physical education, traffic safety, music, character education and visual art. The basic instruction program of students enrolled in grades six, seven and eight shall include English-language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, health, human growth and development, family and consumer, career, technology education, physical education, music, character education and visual art.

The basic instruction program of students enrolled in grades nine through twelve shall include character education, English-language arts (6 units), social studies (5 units), mathematics (6 units), science (5 units), health (1 unit), physical education (1 unit), fine arts (3 units), foreign language (4 units), and vocational education (12 units).

The board may, in its discretion, offer additional courses in the instruction program for any grade level.

Each instruction program shall be carefully planned for optimal benefit taking into consideration the financial condition of the school district and other factors deemed relevant by the board or superintendent. Each instruction program's plan should describe the program, its goals, the effective materials, the activities and the method for student evaluation.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to develop administrative regulations stating the required courses and optional courses for kindergarten, grades one through five, grades six, seven and eight, and grades nine through twelve.

 

Approved: Aug. 17, 1995

Reviewed: July 13, 2000; 6-13-2007

Revised:9/19/2018

603.2 SUMMER SCHOOL INSTRUCTION

Generally, only Driver's Education will be offered during summer school. However, the board, in its discretion, may offer summer school for one or more courses and student activities for students who need additional help and instruction or for enrichment in those areas. This decision shall be within the discretion of the board.

Upon receiving a request for summer school, the board shall weigh the benefit to the students and the school district as well as the school district's budget and availability of licensed employees to conduct summer school.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.

 

Approved: August 17, 1995

Reviewed: July 13, 2000; 6-13 -2007; 9/19/2018

Revised:

603.3 SPECIAL EDUCATION

The Wapello Board of Directors recognizes some students have different educational needs than other students. The board shall provide a free appropriate education program and related services to students identified in need of special education. The special education services will be provided from birth until the appropriate education is completed, age twenty-one or the maximum age allowable in accordance with the law. Students requiring special education shall attend regular education classes, participate in non-academic and extracurricular services and activities and receive services in a regular education setting to the maximum extent possible appropriate to the needs of each individual student. The appropriate education for each student shall be written in the student's Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Special education students shall be required to meet the requirements stated in board policy for graduation. It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent and the area education agency director of special education to provide or make provisions for appropriate special education and related services.

Children from birth through age 2 and age 3 through 5 shall be provided comprehensive special education services within the public education system. The school district shall work in conjunction with the area education agency to provide services, at the earliest appropriate time, to children with disabilities from birth through age 2. This shall be done to ensure a smooth transition of children entitled to early childhood special education services.

 

Approved: August 17, 1995

Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2000; 6-13-2007

Revised: Dec. 14, 2000; 9/19/2018

603.4 MULTICULTURAL/GENDER FAIR EDUCATION

Students will have an equal opportunity for a quality education without discrimination, regardless of their race, religion, socioeconomic status, color, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

The education program is free of discrimination and provides equal opportunity for the students. The education program will foster knowledge of and respect and appreciation for the historical and contemporary contributions of diverse cultural groups, as well as men and women, to society. Special emphasis is placed on Asian-Americans, African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, American Indians, European Americans, and persons with disabilities. It will also reflect the wide variety of roles open to both men and women and provide equal opportunity to both sexes.

 

Approved: August 17, 1995

Reviewed: July 13, 2000; June 13, 2007; 9/19/2018

Revised: August 16, 2007; June 10, 2013

603.5 HEALTH EDUCATION

Students in grade levels one through twelve shall receive, as part of their health education, instruction about personal health; food and nutrition; environmental health; safety and survival skills; consumer health; family life; human growth and development; substance abuse and non-use, including the effects of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, and poisons on the human body; human sexuality; self-esteem; stress management; interpersonal relationships; emotional and social health; health resources; prevention and control of disease; communicable diseases, including sexually transmitted diseases and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome; and current crucial health issues. The purpose of the health education program is to help each student protect, improve, and maintain physical, emotional, and social well-being.

The area stated above shall be included in health education in and the instruction shall be adapted in each grade level to aid understanding by the students.

Parents who object to health education instruction in human growth and development may file a written request that the student be excused from the instruction. The written request shall include a proposed alternate activity or study acceptable to the superintendent. The superintendent shall have the final authority to determine the alternate activity or study.

 

Approved: August 17, 1995

Reviewed: July 13, 2000; 6-13-2007; 9/19/2018

Revised:

603.5E1 HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT STUDENT EXCUSE FORM

Student Name:____________________________________________ Grade:_______

Parent/Guardian: ___________________________________  Phone #:____________

Please list the curricular objective(s) from which you wish to have your child excused in the class or grade in which each is taught. An example is provided for you to follow.

Objective                                                                                  Class/Grade

Ex.                  To understand the consequence of                                                       Health Education/6

responsible and irresponsible sexual

behavior.

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I have reviewed the Human Growth and Development program goals, objectives, and materials and wish my child to be excused from class when these objectives are taught. I understand my child will incur no penalty but may/shall be required to complete an alternative assignment that relates to the class and is consistent with assignments required of all students in the class.

Signed:  ______________________________________________________ Date:

(Parent                                     or Guardian)

Signed:  ______________________________________________________ Date:

(School                                      Administrator)

603.6 PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Students in grades kindergarten through twelve shall be required to participate in physical education courses unless they are excused by the principal of their attendance center.

Students may be excused from physical education courses if the student presents a written statement from a doctor stating that such activities could be injurious to the health of the student or the student has been exempted because of a conflict with the student's religious beliefs.

Students in grades 9-12 may also be excused from physical education courses if:

  • The student is enrolled in academic courses not otherwise available, or
  • The student has obtained a physical education waiver for a semester because the student is actively involved in an athletic program.

Twelfth grade students may also be excused from physical education courses if the student is enrolled in a cooperative, work study, or other educational program authorized by the school which requires the student's absence from school.

Students who will not participate in physical education must have a written request or statement from the parents.

 

Approved: August 17, 1995

Reviewed: July 8, 2000; 6-13-2007

Revised:

603.7 CAREER EDUCATION

Preparing students for careers is one goal of the education program. Career education will be written into the education program for grades kindergarten through twelve. This education shall include, but not be limited to, awareness of self in relation to others and the needs of society, exploration of employment opportunities, experiences in personal decision-making, and experiences of integrating work values and work skills into their lives.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to assist licensed employees in finding ways to provide career education in the education program. Special attention should be given to courses of vocational education nature. The board, in its review of the curriculum, shall review the means in which career education is combined with other instructional programs.

 

Approved: August 17, 1995

Reviewed: July 13, 2000; 6-13-2007; 9/19/2018

Revised:

603.8 TEACHING ABOUT RELIGION

The Wapello Community School District is required to keep the practice of religion out of the school curriculum. The board recognizes the key role religion has played in the history of the world and authorizes the study of religious history and traditions as part of the curriculum. Preferential or derogatory treatment of a single religion shall not take place.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to ensure the study of religion in the schools in keeping with the following guidelines:

  • the proposed activity must have a secular purpose;
  • the primary objective of the activity must not be one that advances or inhibits religion; and
  • the activity must not foster excessive governmental entanglement with religion.

 

Approved: August 17, 1995

Reviewed: July 13, 2000; 6-13 -2007; 9/19/2018

Revised:

603.8R1 TEACHING ABOUT RELIGION REGULATION - RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS

The historical and contemporary significance of religious holidays may be included in the education program provided that the instruction is presented in an unbiased and objective manner. The selection of holidays to be studied shall take into account major celebrations of several world religions, not just those of a single religion. Holiday-related activities

shall be educationally sound and sensitive to religious differences and shall be selected carefully to avoid the excessive or unproductive use of school time. Teachers shall be especially careful in planning activities that are to take place immediately preceding or on a religious holiday.

Music, art, literature and drama having religious themes (including traditional carols, seasonal songs and classical music) shall be permitted if presented in an objective manner without sectarian indoctrination. The emphasis on religious themes shall be only as extensive as necessary for a balanced and comprehensive study or presentation. Religious content included in student performances shall be selected on the basis of its independent educational merit and shall seek to give exposure to a variety of religious customs, beliefs and forms of expression. Holiday programs, parties or performances shall not become religious celebrations or be used as a forum for religious worship, such as the devotional reading of sacred writings or the recitations of prayers.

The use of religious symbols (e.g. a cross, menorah, crescent, Star of David, lotus blossom, nativity scene or other symbol that is part of a religious ceremony) shall be permitted as a teaching aid, but only when such symbols are used temporarily and objectively to give information about a heritage associated with a particular religion. The Christmas tree, Santa Claus, Easter eggs, Easter bunnies and Halloween decorations are secular, seasonal symbols and as such can be displayed in a seasonal context.

Expressions of belief or nonbelief initiated by individual students shall be permitted in composition, art forms, music, speech and debate. However, teachers may not require projects or activities which are indoctrinational or force students to contradict their personal religious beliefs or nonbeliefs.

 

Approved: August 17, 1995

Reviewed: July 13, 2000; 6-13-2007

Revised:

603.9 ACADEMIC FREEDOM

The board believes students should have an opportunity to reach their own decisions and beliefs about conflicting points of view. Academic freedom is the opportunity of licensed employees and students to study, investigate, present, interpret, and discuss facts and ideas relevant to the subject matter of the classroom and appropriate to and in good taste with the maturity and intellectual and emotional capacities of the students.

It shall be the responsibility of the teacher to refrain from advocating partisan causes, sectarian religious views, or biased positions in the classroom or through teaching methods. Teachers are not discouraged from expressing personal opinions as long as students are aware it is a personal opinion and students are allowed to reach their own conclusions independently.

It shall be the responsibility of the principal to ensure academic freedom is allowed but not abused in the classroom.

 

Approved: Aug. 17, 1995

Reviewed: July 13, 2000; 6-13-2007; 9/19/2018

Revised:

603.9R1 TEACHING CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES

A "controversial issue" is a topic of significant academic inquiry about which substantial groups of citizens of this community, this state or this nation hold sincere, conflicting points of view.

It is the belief of the board that controversial issues should be fairly presented in a spirit of honest academic freedom so that students may recognize the validity of other points of view but can also learn to formulate their own opinions based upon dispassionate, objective, unbiased study and discussion of the facts related to the controversy.

It shall be the responsibility of the instructor to present full and fair opportunity and means for students to study, consider and discuss all sides of controversial issues including, but not limited to, political philosophies.

It shall be the responsibility of the instructor to protect the right of the student to study pertinent controversial issues within the limits of good taste and to allow the student to express personal opinions without jeopardizing the student's relationship with the teacher.

It shall be the responsibility of the teacher to refrain from advocating partisan causes, sectarian religious views, or selfish propaganda of any kind through any classroom or school device; however, an instructor shall not be prohibited from expressing a personal opinion as long as students are encouraged to reach their own decisions independently.

The board encourages full discussion of controversial issues in a spirit of academic freedom that shows students that they have the right to disagree with the opinions of others but that they also have the responsibility to base the disagreement on facts and to respect the right of others to hold conflicting opinions.

 

Approved: August 17, 1995

Reviewed: July 13, 2000; 6-13-2007

Revised:

603.10 GLOBAL EDUCATION

Because of our growing interdependence with other nations in the world, global education shall be incorporated into the education program for grades kindergarten through twelve so that students have the opportunity to acquire a perspective on world issues, problems, and prospects for an awareness of the relationship between an individual's self-interest and the concerns of people elsewhere in the world. Global education, in the education program, is the lifelong growth in understanding, through study and participation, of the world community and the interdependency of its people and systems--social, cultural, racial, economic, linguistic, technological, and ecological.

 

Approved: August 17, 1995

Reviewed: July 13, 2000; 6-13-2007; 9/19/2018

Revised:

603.11 CITIZENSHIP

Being a citizen of the United States, of Iowa and of the school district community entitles students to special privileges and protections as well as requiring the students to assume civic, economic and social responsibilities and to participate in their country, state and school district community in a manner that entitles them to keep these rights and privileges.

As part of the education program, students shall have an opportunity to learn about their rights, privileges, and responsibilities as citizens of this country, state and school district community. As part of this learning opportunity students shall be instructed in the elements of good citizenship and the role quality citizens play in their country, state and school district community.

 

Approved: August 17, 1995

Reviewed: July 13, 2000; 6-13-2007; 9/19/2018

Revised:

604 ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS

604.1 COMPETENT PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

The Wapello Community School District recognizes that families with students of compulsory attendance age may select alternative forms of education outside the traditional school setting, including private instruction.  The applicable legal requirements for private instruction, including but not limited to those relating to reporting and evaluations for progress, shall be followed.

Except as otherwise exempted, in the event a child of compulsory attendance age as defined by alw does not attend public school or an accredited nonpublic school, the child must receive private instruction.  Private instruction means instruction using a plan and a course of study in a setting other than a public or organized accredited nonpublic school.

Private instruction can take the form of competent private instruction and independent private instruction.  The Iowa Department of Education recognizes three options for delivery of this form of instruction:  two options for delivery of competent private instruction and one option for independent private instruction.

Competent private instruction means private instrucdtion provided on a daily basis for at least one hundred forty-eight days during a school year, to be met by attendance for at least thirty-seven days each school quarter, which results in the student making adequate progress.  Competent private instruction is provided by or under the supervision of a licensed practitioner or by other individuals identified in law.

Independent private  instruction means instruction that meets the following criteria:  (i) is not accredited.  (ii) enrolls not more than four unrelated students, (iii) does not charge tuition, fees, or other remuneration for instruction, (iv) provides private or religious-based instruction as its primary purpose, (v) provides enrolled students with instruction in mathematics, reading and language arts, science, and social studies, (vi) provides, upon written request from the superintendent of the school district in which the independent  private instruftion is provided, or from the director of the department of education, a report identifying th eprimary instructor, location, name of the authority responsible for the independent private instruction, and the names of the students enrolled, (vii) is not a nonpublic school and does not provide competent private instruction as defined herein, and (viii) is exempt from all state statutes and administrative rules applicable to a school, a school board, or a school district, except as otherwise provided by law.

It is the responsibility of the superintendent to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.

Legal Reference:  Iowa Code 299, 299A

                              Iowa Code I.A.C.31

 

Cross Reference:     501     Student Attendance

                                 502     Student Rights and Responsibilities

                                 504     Student Activities

                                 507.1  Student Health and Immunization Certificates

                                 604.7  Dual Enrollment

                                 604.9  Home School Assistance Program

 

Approved: August 17, 1995

Reviewed: July 13, 2000; July 12, 2007

Revised:  10/10/18

604.2 INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION

The Wapello Board of Director's primary responsibility in the management of the school district is the operation and delivery of the regular education program. Generally, students attending the school district shall receive the regular education program offered by the district. Only in exceptional circumstances will the board approve students receiving individualized instruction at the expense of the school district.

Recommendations from the superintendent for individualized instruction shall state the need for the instruction, the objectives and goals sought for the instruction, the employee requirements for the instruction, the implementation procedures for the instruction and the evaluation procedures and processes that will be used to assess the value of the instruction.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to develop administrative regulations for individualized instruction.

 

Approved: August 17, 1995

Reviewed: August 17, 2000; July 12, 2007; 10/10/18

Revised:

604.3 PROGRAM FOR TALENTED AND GIFTED STUDENTS

The Wapello Board of Directors recognizes some students require programming beyond the regular education program. The board shall identify students with special abilities and provide education programming.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to develop a talented and gifted program which provides for identifying students, for program evaluation, and for training of employees.

 

Approved: August 17, 1995

Reviewed: August17, 2000; July 12, 2007; 10/10/18

Revised:

604.4 PROGRAM FOR AT-RISK STUDENTS

The Wapello Board of Directors recognizes some students require additional assistance in order to graduate from the regular education program. The board shall provide a plan to encourage and provide an opportunity for at-risk students to achieve their potential and obtain their high school diploma.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to develop a plan for students at-risk which provides for identifying students, for program evaluation, and for the training of employees.

 

Approved: August 17, 1995

Reviewed: August 17, 2000; July 12, 2007; 10/10/18

Revised:

604.5 RELIGIOUS-BASED EXCLUSION FROM A SCHOOL PROGRAM

Parents who wish to have their child excluded from a school program because of religious beliefs must inform the superintendent. The board authorizes the administration to allow the exclusion if it is not disruptive to the education program and it does not infringe on a compelling state or educational interest. Further, the exclusion must not interfere with other school district operations.

In notifying the superintendent, the parents shall abide by the following:

  • The notice shall be in writing;
  • The objection shall be based on religious beliefs;
  • The objection shall state which activities or studies violate their religious beliefs;
  • The objection shall state why these activities or studies violate their religious beliefs; and
  • The objection shall state a proposed alternate activity or study.

The superintendent shall have discretion to make this determination. The factors the superintendent shall consider when a student requests to be excluded from a program or activity because of religious beliefs include, but are not limited to, staff available to supervise a student who wishes to be excluded, space to house the student while the student is excluded, available superintendent-approved alternative course of study or activity while the student is excluded, number of students who wish to be excluded, whether allowing the exclusion places the school in a position of supporting a particular religion, and whether the program or activity is required for promotion to the next grade level or for graduation.

Students who are allowed to be excluded from a program or activity which violates their religious beliefs shall be required to do an alternate supervised activity or study.

 

Approved: August 17, 11995

Reviewed: August 17, 2000; July 12, 2007; 10/10/18

Revised:

604.6 INSTRUCTION AT A POST-SECONDARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

In accordance with this policy, students in grades nine through twelve may receive academic or career and technical education credits that count toward the graduation requirements set out by the board for courses successfully completed in post-secondary educational institutions.  Students and parents or guardians shall be made aware of the post-secondary instructional opportunities as part of the development of each student's individual career and academic plan as required by law.  The Superintendent or designee is responsible for developing the appropriate forms and procedures for implementing this policy and the following post-secondary educational opportunities:

Concurrent Enrollment

The board may, in its discretion, enter into a contractual agreement with a community college to provide courses for eligible students in grades nine through twelve when comparable courses are not offered by the school district.  Notice of the availability of the concurrent enrollment program shall be included in the school district's registration handbook, and the handbook  shall  identify which courses, if s successfully completed, generate post-secondary credit.  Students shall not be charged tuition for concurrent enrollment courses and shall not be required to reimburse the school district for tuition if they do not successfully complete a course.  Students or their parents or guardians may be required to pay a fee consistent with the school district's established textbook policy and other materials for the concurrent enrollment course to the extent permitted by law.  Students or their parents or guardians may also be required to provide their own transportation to and from concurrent enrollment courses to the extent permitted  by law.  However, transportation shall be the responsibility of the school district for any contracted course that is used to meet school district accreditation requirements.

Students who successfully complete a concurrent enrollment course,  as determined by the postsecondary institution, shall receive postsecondary credit in accordance with the institution's policies and high school credit that will be reflected on their high school transcript.  The Superintendent or designee shall grant to a student who successfully completes a concurrent enrollment course a unit of high school graduation credit for every unit of high school level instruction successfully completed.

Post-Secondary Enrollment Option

Ninth and tenth grade students who have been identified by the school district as gifted and talented, and eligible eleventh and twelfth grade students, may utilize the Post-Secondary Enrollment Option ("PSEO") program.To qualify, a course must be a nonsectarian, credit-bearing course that leads to a degree, and in the areas of:  mathematics, science, social sciences, humanities, career and technical education.  a course is not eligible for PSEO if a comparable course is offered by the school district.  In addition, courses at a community college with which the district  has a concurrent enrollment agreement are not eligible for PSEO.  Students shall not be charged for tuition, textbooks, materials, or fees related to a PSEO course with the exception of equipment that becomes the property of the student.

The school district shall reimburse the post-secondary institution for tuition and other expenses for each PSEO course up to $250.  Students who successfully complete a PSEO course, as determined by the postsecondary institution, shall receive postsecondary credit and high school credit.  The Superintendent or designee shall grant to a student who successfully completes a PSEO course a unit of high school graduation credit for every unit of high school level instruction successfully completed.  Students may not enroll on a full-time basis to any post-secondary institution through the PSEO program.

Transportation to and from the postsecondary institution is the responsibility of the student or parent or legal guardian of the student enrolled in a PSEO course.  Eligible students may take up to seven hours of post-secondary credit during the summer months and receive high school credit upon successful completion of a post-secondary course.  however, the student or student's parent or legal guardian are responsible for all costs associated with courses taken during the summer.

Students who fail a PSEO course and fail to receive credit are required to reimburse the school district for all costs directly related to the course up to the $250 reimbursement maximum.  Prior to registering, students under the age of eighteen are required to have a parent or guardian sign a form indicating that the parent is responsible for the costs of the course should the student fail the course and fail to receive credit.  Reimbursement waivers may be granted by the board if sufficient verification is provided to show that the student was unable  to complete the course for reasons outside the student's control including but not limited to physical incapacity, a death in the student's immediate family, or a move out of the school district.

If a student is unable to demonstrate proficiency or the school district or accredited nonpublic school determines that the course unit completed by the student does not meet the school district's standards, the superintendent shall provide in writing to the student's parent or guardian the reason for the denial of credit.

 

Legal References:     Iowa Code 256.7, 11; 258; 261E; 270.61, 280.3, 280.14, 281.I,A,C. 12 and 22

Cross References:  505     Student Scholastic Achievement

                                604.3  Program for Talented and Gifted Students

 

Approved: August 17, 1995

Reviewed: August 17, 2000; July 12, 2007

Revised:  10/10/18

604.7 DUAL ENROLLMENT

The parent, guardian, or custodian of a student receiving competent private instruction may also enroll the student in the school district. The student shall be considered under dual enrollment. The parent, guardian, or custodian requesting dual enrollment for the student should notify the board secretary prior to the third Friday of September each year on forms provided by the school district. On the form, they shall indicate the extracurricular and academic activities in which the student is interested in participating. The forms are available at the central administration office.

A dual enrollment student is eligible to participate in the school district's extracurricular and academic activities in the same manner as other students enrolled in the school district. The policies and administrative rules of the school district shall apply to the dual enrollment students in the same manner as the other students enrolled the school district. These policies and administrative rules shall include, but not be limited to, athletic eligibility requirements, the good conduct rule, academic eligibility requirements, and payment of the fees required for participation.

A dual enrollment student whose parent, guardian, or custodian has chosen standardized testing as the form of the student's annual assessment will not be responsible for the cost of the test or the administration of the test.

The school district shall notify the dual enrollment student of the extracurricular and academic activities in which the student wishes to participate.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.

 

Approved: August 17, 1995

Reviewed: August 17, 2000; July 12, 2007; 10/10/18

Revised:

604.8 FOREIGN STUDENTS

Foreign students must meet all district entrance requirements including age, place of residence and immunization. Foreign students must be approved by the board. The board reserves the right to limit the number of foreign students accepted. Students who are citizens of a foreign country will be considered residents if they meet one of the following requirements:

  • The student resides with his/her parents(s) or legal guardian;
  • The student is in the United States with appropriate documentation (Form 1-20) from the United States Department of Justice-Immigration and Naturalization Services; or
  • The student is a participant in a recognized foreign exchange program; and
  • The student is physically able to attend school and has provided the school district with such proof, including a current TB test.

 

Approved: August 17, 1995

Reviewed: August 17, 2000; July 12, 2007; 10/10/18

Revised:

604.9 HOME SCHOOL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The Wapello Board of Directors, recognizing alternatives to education outside the formal public school system, authorizes the establishment of a home school assistance program. This program will assist students receiving competent private instruction by providing licensed employees of the school district to assist the parent, guardian or legal custodian in the education of the student.

The parent, guardian or legal custodian registering for the home school assistance program will agree to comply with the requirements established by the faculty of the program.

Students registered for the home school assistance program will be counted in the basic enrollment.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.

 

Approved: August 17, 1995

Reviewed: August 17, 2000; July 12, 2007; 10/10/18

Revised:

604.10 ONLINE COURSES

The board recognizes that online coursework may be a good alternative for students to not only meet graduation requirements, but also have the opportunity to take advanced or other courses not offered by the school district.

High school students may earn credits to be applied toward graduation requirements by completing online courses offered through agencies approved by the board and Iowa Department of Education, such as Iowa Learning Online (ILO).  Credit from an online courses may be earned only in the following circumstances:

  • The course is not offered at the high school;
  • Although the course is offered at the high school, the student will not be able to take it due to an unavoidable scheduling conflict that would keep the student from meeting graduation requirement;
  • The course will serve as a supplement to extend homebound instruction;
  • The student has been given a long-term suspension from the regular school setting, but educational services are to be continued; or,
  • The principal, with agreement from the student's teachers and parents,  determines the student requires a differentiated or accelerated learning environment.

Students applying for permission to take an online course shall complete prerequisites and provide teacher/counselor recommendations to confirm the student possesses the maturity level needed to function effectively in the online learning environment.  In addition, the express approval of the principal shall be obtained before a student enrolls in an online course.  The school must receive an official record of the student's final percentage scores and suggested grade before credit toward graduation will be recognized.

Provided online courses are part of the student's regular school day coursework and within budgetary parameters, the tuition costs for online courses shall be borne by the school district during the fall and spring semesters, but may be passed on to the parent/guardian during the summer semester.  Any additional costs, such as textbook rentals or school supplies, shall be borne by the parents for students enrolled full time.

It is the responsibility of the superintendent to develop administrative regulations to implement this policy.

 

Legal Reference:  Iowa Code 256.9(56); 279.8

                              281 I.A.,C. 15

 

Cross Reference:  605.6  Internet Appropriate Use

                              501.6  Student Transfers In

 

 

Adopted: 06-13-2007

Reviewed:  10/10/18

Revised:

605 INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

605.1 INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS SELECTION

The board recognizes that the selection of instructional materials is a vital component of the school district's curriculum.

The board has sole discretion to approve instructional materials for the school district. The board delegates its authority to determine which instructional materials will be utilized and purchased by the school district to licensed employees. The licensed employees will work closely together to ensure vertical and horizontal articulation of textbooks in the education program.

The board may appoint an ad hoc committee for the selection of instructional materials. The committee may be composed of school district employees, parents, students, community members or representatives of community groups.

In reviewing current instructional materials for continued use and in selecting additional instructional materials, the licensed employees will consider the current and future needs of the school district as well as the changes and the trends in education and society. It is the responsibility of the superintendent to report, to the board, the action taken by the selection committee.

In making its recommendations to the superintendent, the licensed employees will select materials which:

  • Support the educational philosophy, goals and objectives of the school district;
  • Consider the needs, age, and maturity of students;
  • Are within the school district's budget;
  • Foster respect and appreciation for cultural diversity and difference of opinion;
  • Stimulate growth in factual knowledge and literary appreciation;
  • Encourage students to become decision-makers, to exercise freedom of thought and to make independent judgment through the examination and evaluation of relevant information, evidence and differing viewpoints;
  • Portray the variety of careers, roles, and lifestyles open to persons of both sexes; and,
  • Increase an awareness of the rights, duties, and responsibilities of each member of a multicultural society.

In the case of textbooks, the board will make the final decision after a recommendation from the superintendent. The criteria stated above for selection of instructional materials will also apply to the selection of textbooks. The superintendent may appoint licensed employees to assist in the selection of textbooks.

Gifts of instructional materials must meet these criteria stated above for the selection of instructional materials. The gift must be received in compliance with board policy 704.4, "Gifts - Grants - Bequests."

 

Approved: 8/17/1995

Reviewed: 8/17/2000; 7/12/2007; 11/14/18

Revised: 11/08/2007

605.1R1 SELECTION OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

                                                                     

I. Responsibility for Selection of Instructional Materials

A. The board is responsible for matters relating to the operation of the Wapello Community School District.

B. The responsibility for the selection of instructional materials is delegated to the professionally trained and licensed employees of the school system. For the purpose of this rule the term "instructional materials" includes printed and multimedia materials (not equipment), whether considered text materials or library materials. The board retains the final authority for the approval of textbooks.

C. While selection of materials may involve many people including principals, teachers, teacher-librarian, students, parents, and community members, the responsibility for coordinating the selection of most instructional materials and making the recommendation for the purchase rests with licensed employees.

D. Responsibility for coordinating the selection of text materials for distribution to classes will rest with the licensed employees, principal and superintendent. For the purpose of this rule the term 'text materials' includes textbooks and other printed and nonprinted material provided in multiple copies for use of a total class or major segment of a class.

E. If the board appoints an ad hoc committee to make recommendations on the selection of instructional materials, the ad hoc committee is formed and appointed in compliance with the board policy on Ad Hoc Committees.

1. The superintendent will inform the committee as to their role and responsibility in the process.

2. The following statement is given to the ad hoc committee members:

Bear in mind the principles of the freedom to learn and to read and base your decision on these broad principles rather than on defense of individual materials. Freedom of inquiry is vital to education in a democracy.

Study thoroughly all materials referred to you and read available reviews. The general acceptance of the materials should be checked by consulting standard evaluation aids and local holdings in other schools.

Passages or parts should not be pulled out of context. The values and faults should be weighed against each other and the opinions based on the material as a whole.

 

Your report, presenting both majority and minority opinions, will be presented by the principal to the complainant at the conclusion of our discussion of the questioned material.

 

II. Material selected for use in libraries and classrooms will meet the following guidelines:

A. Religion - Material will represent the major religions in a factual, unbiased manner. The primary source material of the major religions is considered appropriate, but material which advocates rather than informs, or is designed to sway reader judgment regarding religion, will not be included in the school libraries or classrooms.

B. Racism - Material will present a diversity of race, custom, culture, and belief as a positive aspect of the nation's heritage and give candid treatment to unresolved intercultural problems, including those which involve prejudice, discrimination, and the undesirable consequences of withholding rights, freedom, or respect of an individual.

C. Sexism - Material will reflect sensitivity to the needs, rights, traits and aspirations of men and women without preference or bias.

D. Age - Material will recognize the diverse contributions of various age groups and portray the continuing contributions of maturing members of society.

E.  Ideology - Material will present basic primary and factual information on an ideology or philosophy of government which exerts or has exerted a strong force, either favorably or unfavorably, over civilization or society, past or present. This material will not be selected with the intention to sway reader judgment and is related to the maturity level of the intended audience.

F. Profanity and Sex - Material is subjected to a test of literary merit and reality by the teacher-librarians and licensed staff who will take into consideration their reading of public and community standards of morality.

G. Controversial issues materials will be directed toward maintaining a balanced collection representing various views.

The selection decision should be made on the basis of whether the material presents an accurate representation of society and culture, whether the circumstances depicted are realistically portrayed, or whether the material has literary or social value when the material is viewed as a whole.

These guidelines will not be construed in such a manner as to preclude materials which accurately represent the customs, morals, manners, culture, or society of a different time or a different place.

 

III. Procedure for Selection

A. Material purchased for libraries and classrooms is recommended for purchase by licensed employees, in consultation with administrative staff, school library staff, students or an ad hoc committee as appointed by the board. The material recommended for purchase is approved by the appropriate building administrator.

1. The materials selected will support stated objectives and goals of the school district. Specifically, the goals are:

a.       To acquire materials and provide service consistent with the demands of the curriculum;

b.      To develop students' skills and resourcefulness in the use of libraries and learning resources;

c.       To effectively guide and counsel students in the selection and use of materials and libraries;

d.      To foster in students a wide range of significant interests;

e.       To provide opportunities for aesthetic experiences and development of an appreciation of the fine arts;

f.       To provide materials to motivate students to examine their own attitudes and behaviors and to comprehend their own duties and responsibilities as citizens in a pluralistic democracy;

g.       To encourage life-long education through the use of the library; and,

h.      To work cooperatively and constructively with the instructional and administrative staff in the school.

2. Materials selected is consistent with stated principles of selection. These principles are:

a. To select material, within established standards, which will meet the goals and objectives of the school district;

b. To consider the educational characteristics of the community in the selection of materials within a given category;

c. To present the sexual, racial, religious and ethnic groups in the community by:

1.      Portraying people, both men and women, adults and children, whatever their ethnic, religious or social class identity, as human and recognizable, displaying a familiar range of emotions, both negative and positive.

2.      Placing no constraints on individual aspirations and opportunity.

3.      Giving comprehensive, accurate, and balanced representation to minority groups and women - in art and science, history and literature, and in all other fields of life and culture.

4.      Providing abundant recognition of minority groups and women by showing them frequently in positions of leadership and authority.

d. To intelligently, quickly, and effectively anticipate and meet needs through awareness of subjects of local, national and international interest and significance; and,

e. To strive for impartiality in the selection process.

3. The materials selected will meet stated selection criteria. These criteria are:

a.       Authority-Author's qualifications - education, experience, and previously published works;

b.      Reliability:

1.    Accuracy-meaningful organization and emphasis on content, meets the material's goals and objectives, and presents authoritative and realistic factual material.

2.    Current-presentation of content which is consistent with the finding of recent and authoritative research.

c. Treatment of subject-shows an objective reflection for the multi-ethnic character and cultural diversity of society.

d. Language:

1. Vocabulary:

a.               Does not indicate bias by the use of words which may result in negative value judgments about groups of people;

b.              Does not use "man" or similar limiting word usage in generalization or ambiguities which may cause women to feel excluded or dehumanized.

2. Compatible to the reading level of the student for whom it is intended.

e. Format:

1. Book

a.       Adequate and accurate index;

b.      Paper of good quality and color;

c.       Print adequate and well spaced;

d.      Adequate margins;

e.       Firmly bound; and,

f.       Cost.

2. Non-book

a.    Flexibility, adaptability;

b.    Curricular orientation of significant interest to students;

c.    Appropriate for audience;

d.    Accurate authoritative presentation;

e.    Good production qualities (fidelity, aesthetically adequate);

f.    Durability; and,

g.    Cost.

3. Illustrations of book and non-book materials should:

a.       Depict instances of fully integrated grouping and settings to indicate equal status and non-segregated social relationships.

b.      Make clearly apparent the identity of minorities;

c.       Contain pertinent and effective illustrations;

4. Flexible to enable the teacher to use parts at a time and not follow a comprehensive instructional program on a rigid frame of reference.

f. Special Features:

1.    Bibliographies.

2.    Glossary.

3.    Current charts, maps, etc.

4.    Visual aids.

5.    Index.

6.    Special activities to stimulate and challenge students.

7. Provide a variety of learning skills.

g. Potential use:

1.      Will it meet the requirement of reference work?

2.      Will it help students with personal problems and adjustments?

3.      Will it serve as a source of information for teachers and librarians?

4.      Does it offer an understanding of cultures other than the student's own and is it free of racial, religious, age, disability, ethnic, and sexual stereotypes?

5.      Will it expand students' sphere of understanding and help them to understand the ideas and beliefs of others?

6.    Will it help students and teachers keep abreast of and understand current events?

7.      Will it foster and develop hobbies and special interests?

8.      Will it help develop aesthetic tastes and appreciation?

9.      Will it serve the needs of students with special needs?

10.  Does it inspire learning?

11.  Is it relevant to the subject?

12.  Will it stimulate a student's interest?

4. Gifts of library or instructional materials may be accepted if the gift meets existing criteria for library and instructional materials. The acceptance and placement of such gifts is within the discretion of the board.

5. In order to provide a current, highly usable collection of materials, teacher-librarians will ensure constant and continuing renewal of the collection, not only the addition of up-to-date materials, but by the judicious elimination of materials which no longer meet school district needs or find use. The process of weeding instructional materials will be done according to established and accepted standards for determining the relevance and value of materials in a given context.

 

Approved: 8/17/1995

Reviewed: 9/21/2000; 7/12/2007

Revised: 11/08/2007

605.2 INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS INSPECTION

Parents and other members of the school district community may view the instructional materials used by the students. All instructional materials, including teacher's manuals, films, tapes or other supplementary material which will be used in connection with any survey, analysis, or evaluation as part of any federally funded programs must be available for inspection by parents.

The instructional materials must be viewed on school district premises. Copies may be obtained according to board policy.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to develop administrative regulations regarding the inspection of instructional materials.

 

Approved: August 17, 1995

Reviewed: September 21, 2000; July 12, 2007; 11/14/18

Revised: 11/08/2007

605.3 OBJECTION TO INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

Members of the school district community may object to the instructional materials utilized in the Wapello Community School District and ask for their use to be reconsidered.

It is the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the principals, to develop administrative regulations for reconsideration of instructional materials.

 

Approved: August 17, 1995

Reviewed: November 13, 2003; July 12, 2007; 11/14/18

Revised: November 13, 2003; 11/08/2007

605.3E1 INSTRUCTIONS TO THE RECONSIDERATION COMMITTEE

The policy of this school district related to selection of learning materials states that any member of the school district community may formally challenge instructional materials used in the district's education program. This policy allows those persons in the school and the community who are not directly involved in the selection of materials to make their own opinions known. The task of the reconsideration committee is to provide an open forum for discussion of challenged materials and to make an informed recommendation on the challenge. The meetings of the committee may be subject to the open meetings law.

The most critical component of the reconsideration process is the establishment and maintenance of the committee's credibility in the community. For this purpose, the committee is composed of community members. The community should not, therefore, infer that the committee is biased or is obligated to uphold prior professional decisions. For this same reason, a community member will be selected to chair the committee.

The reconsideration process, the task of this committee, is just one part of the selection continuum. Material is purchased to meet a need. It is reviewed and examined, if possible, prior to purchase. It is periodically re­evaluated through updating, discarding, or re-examination. The committee must be ready to acknowledge that an error in selection may have been made despite this process. Librarians and school employees regularly read great numbers of reviews in the selection process, and occasional errors are possible.

In reconsidering challenged materials, the role of the committee, and particularly the chairperson, is to produce a climate for disagreement. The committee should begin by finding items of agreement, keeping in mind that the larger the group participating, the greater the amount of information available and, therefore, the greater the number of possible approaches to the problem.

If the complainant chooses, the complainant may make an oral presentation to the committee to expand and elaborate on the complaint. The committee will listen to the complainant, to those with special knowledge, and any other interested persons. In these discussions, the committee should be aware of relevant social pressures which are affecting the situation. Individuals who may try to dominate or impose a decision must not be allowed to do so. Minority viewpoints expressed by groups or individuals must be heard, and observers must be made to feel welcome. It is important that the committee create a calm, nonvolatile environment in which to deal with a potentially volatile situation. To this end, the complainant will be kept informed of the progress of the complaint.

The committee will listen to the views of all interested persons before making recommendations. In deliberating its recommendation, the committee should remember that the school system must be responsive to the needs, tastes, and opinions of the community it serves. Therefore, the committee must distinguish between broad community sentiment and attempts to impose personal standards. The deliberations should concentrate on the appropriateness of the material. The question to be answered by the committee is, "Is the material appropriate for its designated audience at this time?"

The committee's final recommendation will be (1) to remove the challenged material from the total school environment, (2) to take no removal action, or (3) to agree on a limitation of the educational use of the materials. The committee chairperson will instruct the secretary to convey the committee's recommendation to the office of the superintendent. The recommendation should detail the rationale on which it was based. A letter will be sent to the complainant outlining the outcome.


RECONSIDERATION REQUEST FORM

Request for re-evaluation of printed or multi-media material to be submitted to the superintendent

REVIEW INITIATED BY:                                                                                                         DATE:

Name __________________________________________________________  
Address

City/State ______________________  Zip Code _________  Telephone

School(s) in which item is used ______________________________________  
Relationship to school (parent, student, citizen, etc.)

BOOK OR OTHER PRINTED MATERIAL IF APPLICABLE:

Author __________________________  Hardcover _____  Paperback _____  Other

Title

Publisher (if known) Date of Publication

MULTIMEDIA MATERIAL IF APPLICABLE: Title   Producer (if known)

Type of material (filmstrip, motion picture, etc.)

PERSON MAKING THE REQUEST REPRESENTS: (circle one)

Self                                                                   Group or Organization

Name of group _________________________________  
Address of Group

RECONSIDERATION OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

1.      What brought this item to your attention?

2.      To what in the item do you object? (please be specific; cite pages, or frames, etc.)

3.      In your opinion, what harmful effects upon students might result from use of this item?

4.      Do you perceive any instructional value in the use of this item?

5.      Did you review the entire item? If not, what sections did you review?

6.      Should the opinion of any additional experts in the field be considered?
__________  yes   no

If yes, please list specific suggestions: ______________________

7.      To replace this item, do you recommend other material which you consider to be of equal or superior quality for the purpose intended?

8. Do you wish to make an oral presentation to the Review Committee?

Yes (a) Please contact the Superintendent

(b) Please be prepared at this time to indicate the approximate length of time your presentation will require. Although this is no guarantee that you will be allowed to present to the committee or that you will get your requested amount of time.

Minutes.

 

 

                         NO



Dated

 

Signature

605.3E2 RECONSIDERATION OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

 

1.

What brought this item to your attention?

__________________________________________________

__________________________________________________

__________________________________________________

__________________________________________________

2.

To what in the item do you object? (please be specific; cite pages, or frames, etc.)

__________________________________________________

__________________________________________________

__________________________________________________

__________________________________________________

3.

In your opinion, what harmful effects upon students might result from use of this item?

__________________________________________________

__________________________________________________

__________________________________________________

__________________________________________________

4.

Do you perceive any instructional value in the use of this item?

__________________________________________________

__________________________________________________

__________________________________________________

__________________________________________________

5.

Did you review the entire item? If not, what sections did you review?

__________________________________________________

__________________________________________________

__________________________________________________

__________________________________________________

6.

Should the opinion of any additional experts in the field be considered?

____   yes            ____   no

If yes, please list specific suggestions:

__________________________________________________

__________________________________________________

__________________________________________________

__________________________________________________

7.

To replace this item, do you recommend other material which you consider to be of equal or superior quality for the purpose intended?

__________________________________________________

__________________________________________________

__________________________________________________

__________________________________________________

8.

Do you wish to make an oral presentation to the Review Committee?

_____   Yes        (a) Please contact the Superintendent

(b) Please be prepared at this time to indicate the approximate length of time your presentation will require. Although this is no guarantee that you'll be allowed to present to the committee, or that you will get your requested amount of time.

_____   No

   

Dated                                            Signature                                                                                  

Request for re-evaluation of printed or multimedia material to be submitted to the superintendent.

REVIEW INITIATED BY:                                                                                           DATE:                                  

Name:                                                                                                                                 

Address:                                                                                                                            

City/State                                                                                    Zip Code                       Telephone                                    

School(s) in which item is used                                                                                                                                                                  

Relationship to school (parent, student, citizen, etc.)                                                                                                   

BOOK OR OTHER PRINTED MATERIAL IF APPLICABLE:

Author                                                                                                                   Hardcover___    Paperback___    Other___

Title_____________________________________________________

Publisher (if known)_________________________________________

Date of Publication___________________________

MULTIMEDIA MATERIAL IF APPLICABLE:

Title                                                                                                                       

Producer (if known)_______________________________________________

Type of material (filmstrip, motion picture, etc.)__________________________

PERSON MAKING THE REQUEST REPRESENTS: (circle one)

______Self     ______Group or Organization

Name of group______________________________________

Address of Group ___________________________________

605.3E3 SAMPLE LETTER TO INDIVIDUAL CHALLENGING INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

Dear:

We recognize your concern about the use of______________________ in our school district. The

school district has developed procedures for selection of instructional materials but realizes that not everyone will agree with every selection made.

To help you understand the selection process, we are sending copies of the school districts district’s:

1.      Instructional goals and objectives,

2.      Instructional Materials Selection policy statement, and,

3.      Procedure for reconsideration of instructional materials.

If you are still concerned after you review this material, please complete the Reconsideration Request Form and return it to me. You may be assured of prompt attention to your request. If I have not heard from you within one week, we will assume you no longer wish to file a formal complaint.

Sincerely,

605.3R1 RECONSIDERATION OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS REGULATION

A. A member of the school district community may raise an objection to instructional materials used in the school district's education program despite the fact that the individuals selecting such material were duly qualified to make the selection and followed the proper procedure and observed the criteria for selecting such material.

1. The school official or employee receiving a complaint regarding instructional materials will try to resolve the issue informally. The materials generally will remain in use pending the outcome of the reconsideration procedure.

a.  The school official or employee initially receiving a complaint will explain to the individual the board's selection procedure, criteria to be met by the instructional materials, and qualifications of those persons selecting the material.

b. The school official or employee initially receiving a complaint will explain to the individual the role of the objected material in the education program, its intended educational purpose, and additional information regarding its use. In the alternative, the employee may refer the individual to the teacher-librarian who can identify and explain the use of the material.

2. The employee receiving the initial complaint will advise the building principal of the initial contact no later than the end of the school day following the discussion with the individual, whether or not the individual has been satisfied by the initial contact. A written record of the contact is maintained by the principal in charge of the attendance center. Each building principal shall inform employees of their obligation to report complaints.

3. In the event the individual making an objection to instructional materials is not satisfied with the initial explanation, the individual is referred to the principal or to the teacher-librarian of the attendance center. If, after consultation with the principal or teacher-librarian, the individual desires to file a formal complaint, the principal or teacher-librarian will assist in filling out a Reconsideration Request Form in full and filing it with the superintendent.

B. Request for Reconsideration

1. A member of the school district community may formally challenge instructional materials on the basis of appropriateness used in the school district's education program. This procedure is for the purpose of considering the opinions of those persons in the school district and the community who are not directly involved in the selection process.

2.  Each attendance center and the school district's central administrative office will keep on hand and make available Reconsideration Request Forms. Formal objections to instructional materials must be made on this form.

 

3.  The individual will state the specific reason the instructional material is being challenged. The Reconsideration Request Form is signed by the individual and filed with the superintendent.

4.  The superintendent will promptly file the objection with the reconsideration committee for re-evaluation.

5.  Generally, access to challenged instructional material will not be restricted during the reconsideration process. However, in unusual circumstances, the instructional material may be removed temporarily by following the provisions of Section B.6.d. of this rule.

6.  The Reconsideration Committee

a. The reconsideration committee is made up of eight members.

  1. One licensed employee designated annually, as needed, by the superintendent.
  2. One teacher-librarian designated annually by the superintendent.
  3. One member of the administrative team designated annually by the superintendent.
  4. Three members of the community appointed annually, as needed, by the board.
  5. Two high school students, selected annually by the high school principal.

b.The committee will select their chairperson and secretary.

c.The committee will meet at the request of the superintendent.

d.Special meetings may be called by the board to consider temporary removal of materials in unusual circumstances. A recommendation for temporary removal will require a two-thirds vote of the committee.

e. Notice of committee meetings is made public through appropriate publications and other communications methods.

f. The committee will receive the completed Reconsideration Request Form from the superintendent.

g. The committee will determine its agenda for the first meeting which may include the following:

  1. Distribution of copies of the completed Reconsideration Request Form.
  2. An opportunity for the individual or a group spokesperson to talk about or expand on the Reconsideration Request Form.
  3. Distribution of reputable, professionally prepared reviews of the challenged instructional material if available.
  4. Distribution of copies of the challenged instructional material as available.

h.The committee may review the selection process for the challenged instructional material and may, to its satisfaction, determine that the challenge is without merit and dismiss the challenge. The committee will notify the individual and the superintendent of its action.

i.  At a subsequent meeting, if held, interested persons, including the individual filing the challenge, may have the opportunity to share their views. The committee may request that individuals with special knowledge be present to give information to the committee.

The individual filing the challenge is kept informed by the reconsideration committee secretary on the status of the Reconsideration Request Form throughout the reconsideration process. The individual filing the challenge and known interested parties is given appropriate notice of meetings.

j.At the second or a subsequent meeting the committee will make its final recommendation. The committee's final recommendation may be to take no removal action, to remove the challenged material from the school environment, or to limit the educational use of the challenged material. The sole criterion for the final recommendation is the appropriateness of the material for its intended educational use. The written final recommendation and its justification are forwarded to the board, the individual and the appropriate attendance centers. The superintendent my also make a recommendation but if so, it should be independent from the committee’s.

Following the superintendent's decision with respect to the committee's recommendation, the individual or the chairperson of the reconsideration committee may appeal the decision to the board for review. Such appeal must be presented to the superintendent in writing within five days following the announcement of the superintendent's decision. The board will promptly determine whether to hear the appeal.

k. A recommendation to sustain a challenge will not be interpreted as a judgment of irresponsibility on the part of the individuals involved in the original selection or use of the material.

l.Requests to reconsider materials which have previously been reconsidered by the committee must receive approval of two-thirds of the committee members before the materials will again be reconsidered.

m.If necessary or appropriate in the judgment of the committee, the committee may appoint a subcommittee of members or nonmembers to consolidate challenges and to make recommendations to the full committee. The composition of this subcommittee will approximate the representation of the full committee.

n. Committee members directly associated with the selection, use, or challenger of the challenged material are excused from the committee during the deliberation of the challenged instructional materials. The superintendent may appoint a temporary replacement for the excused committee member, but the replacement must be of the same general qualifications as the member excused.

p. Persons dissatisfied with the decision of the board may appeal to the Iowa Board of Education pursuant to state law.

 

Approved: 05/08/1997

Reviewed: 11/13/2003; 07/12/2007

Revised: 11/13/2003; 11/08/2007

605.4 TECHNOLOGY AND INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The board supports the use of innovative methods and the use of technology in the delivery of the education program. The board encourages employees to investigate economical ways to utilize multi­media, computers, and other technologies as a part of the curriculum.

It is the responsibility of the superintendent to develop a plan for the use of technology in the curriculum and to evaluate it annually. The superintendent will report the results of the evaluation and make a recommendation to the board annually regarding the use of technology in the curriculum.

 

Approved: 8/17/1995

Reviewed: 9/21/2000; 7/12/2007; 11/14/18

Revised: 11/08/2007

605.5 SCHOOL LIBRARY

The school district will maintain a school library in each building for use by employees and by students during the school day.

Materials for the centers will be acquired according to board policy, "Instructional Materials Selection."

It is the responsibility of the principal of the building in which the school library is located to oversee the use of materials in the library.

It is the responsibility of the superintendent to develop procedures for the selection and replacement of both library and instructional materials, for the acceptance of gifts, for the weeding of library and instructional materials, and for the handling of challenges to either library or classroom materials.

 

Approved: 8/17/1995

Reviewed: 8/16/2001; 7/12/2007;; 11/14/18

Revised: 8/16/2001; 11/08/2007

 

605.6 APPROPRIATE USE OF COMPUTERS, COMPUTER NETWORK SYSTEMS, AND THE INTERNET

The Board of Directors of the Wapello Community School District is committed to making avail­able to students and staff members access to a wide range of electronic learning facilities, equip­ment, and software, including computers, computer network systems, and the internet. The goal in providing this technology and access is to support the educational objectives and mission of the Wapello Community School District and to promote resource sharing, innovation, problem solv­ing, and communication. The District's computers, computer network, and/or Internet connection is not a public access service or a public forum. The District has the right to place reasonable re­strictions on the material accessed and/or posted through the use of its computers, computer net­work, and/or internet connection.

Access to the District's computers, computer network systems, and the Internet shall be available to all students and staff within the District. However, access is a privilege, not a right. Each stu­dent and staff member must have a signed acceptable use agreement on file prior to having access to and using the District's computers, computer network systems, and the internet. The amount of time and type of access available for each student and staff member may be limited by the Dis­trict's technology and the demands for the use of the District's technology. Even if students have not been given access to and/or use of the District's computers, computer network systems, and the Internet, they may still be exposed to information from the District's computers, computer network systems, and/or the Internet in guided curricular activities at the discretion of their teachers.

Every computer in the District having internet access shall not be operated unless internet access from the computer is subject to a technology protection measure (i.e. filtering software). The tech­nology protection measure employed by the District shall be designed and operated with the intent to ensure that students are not accessing inappropriate sites that have visual depictions that include obscenity, child pornography or are otherwise harmful to minors. The technology protection measure may only be disabled for an adult's use if such use is for bona fide research or other law­ful purposes.

The use of the District's computers, computer network systems, and internet access shall be for educational purposes only. Students and staff members shall only engage in appropriate, ethical, and legal utilization of the District's computers, computer network systems, and internet access. Students' and staff members' use of the District's computers, computer network systems, and Internet access shall also comply with all District policies and regulations. Inappropriate use and/ or access will result in the restriction and/or termination of this privilege and may result in further discipline for students up to and including expulsion and/or other legal action and may result in further discipline for staff members up to and including termination of employment and/or other legal action. The District's administration will determine what constitutes inappropriate use and their decision will be final. The technology coordinator may close a user account at any time as required and administrators, faculty, and staff may request the technology coordinator to deny, revoke or suspend user accounts. Any user identified as a security risk or having a history of prob­lems with computer systems may be denied access to the District's computers, the District's com­puter network systems, and the internet. Students and staff members will be instructed by the Dis­trict's technology coordinator or other appropriate personnel on the appropriate use of the District's computers, computer network systems, and the internet.

 

The following are rules for appropriate use by the District's students and staff of the District's computers, computer network systems, and the Internet:

  • Do not make or disseminate offensive or harassing statements or use offensive or harassing lan­guage including disparagement of others based on their race, national origin, sex, sexual orienta­tion, age, disability, religious or political beliefs. Do not swear, use vulgarities or any other inap­propriate language. Be polite and follow the same privacy, ethical, educational, and other consid­erations observed regarding other forms of communication.
  • Do not disseminate or solicit sexually oriented messages or images.
  • Do not transmit your credit card information or other personal identification information, includ­ing your home address or telephone number from any District computer. Do not publish personal or private information about yourself or others on the internet without prior written permission. Do not report a message that was sent to you privately without permission of the person who sent the message. If any information is to be provided regarding students, it should be limited to the student's first name and the initial of the student's last name only. Do not arrange or agree to meet with someone met online.
  • Do not use the District's computers and/or computer network systems to participate in illegal ac­tivities. Illegal activities include, but are not limited to, gambling, fraud, and pornography.
  • Do not subscribe to listservs, bulletin boards, online services, e-mail services or other similar services without prior permission from the technology coordinator or other appropriate personnel.
  • Do not use, possess or attempt to make or distribute illegal/unauthorized copies of software or other digital media. Illegal/unauthorized software or other digital media means any software or other digital media that has been downloaded or copied or is otherwise in the user's possession or being used without the appropriate registration and/or license for the software or in violation of any applicable trademarks and/or copyrights, including the payment of any fees to the owner of the software or other digital media.
  • Do not alter, modify, corrupt or harm in any way the computer software stored on the District's computers or computer network systems. Do not install any software on the hard drive of any Dis­trict computer or on the District's computer network systems or run any personal software from either floppy disk, CD-ROM, DVD or other storage media or alter or modify any data files stored on the District's computers or computer network systems without prior permission and supervision from the technology coordinator or other appropriate personnel.
  • Do not download any programs or files from the internet without prior permission from the Dis­trict's technology coordinator or other appropriate personnel. Any programs or filesdownloaded from the internet shall be strictly limited only to those that you have received permis­sion from the technology coordinator or other appropriate personnel to download.
  • Do not use any encryption software from any access point within the District.
  • Do not access the Internet from a District computer using a non-District internet account.
  • Do not share a personal user account with anyone. Do not share any personal user account pass­words with anyone or leave your account open or unattended.
  • Do not access the District's computers or computer network systems or use the District's Internet connection from a non-District computer without prior authorization from the technology coordi­nator or other appropriate personnel.
  • Do not use an instant messenger service or program, internet relay chat or other forms of direct electronic communication or enter a chat room while using the District's computers, computer network systems, and/or the District' internet connection.
  • Do not disable or circumvent or attempt to disable or circumvent filtering software.
  • Do not play any games or run any programs that are not related to the District's educational pro­gram.
  • Do not vandalize the District's computers or its computer network systems. Vandalism is defined as any attempt to harm, modify, deface or destroy physical computer equipment or the computer network and any attempt to harm or destroy data stored on the District's computer equipment or the computer network or the data of another user. All users are expected to immediately report any problems or vandalism of computer equipment to the administration, the technology coordinator or the instructor responsible for the equipment.
  • -Do not commit or attempt to commit any act that disrupts the operation of the District's comput­ers or computer network systems or any network connected to the internet, including the use or attempted use or possession of computer viruses or worms or participation in hacking or other unlawful/inappropriate activities on line. Users must report any security breaches or system mis­use to the administration or technology coordinator. Do not demonstrate any security or other net­work problems to other users; give your password to another user for any reason; and/or use an­other individual's account. Do not attempt to log on to any device as a system administrator.
  • Do not use the network in such a way that you would disrupt the use of the network by other us­ers or would waste system resources (e.g. listening to internet radio, printing web pages without prior permission from the technology coordinator or other appropriate personnel, staying on the network longer than is necessary to obtain needed information).
  • Do not use the District's computers and/or computer network systems for any commercial or for-profit purposes, personal or private business, (including but not limited to shopping or job search­ing), product advertisement or political lobbying.
  • Do not use the District's computers, computer network systems, and/or the internet to access, download, transmit, and/or disseminate any material in violation of any federal or state law, copy­righted material, obscene material, hate literature, material protected by trade secret, computer viruses and/or worms, offensive material, spam e-mails, any threatening or harassing materials, and/or any material that will cause a material and substantial disruption of the proper and orderly operation and discipline of the school or school activities. If a user encounters potentially inappro­priate information, the user shall immediately terminate contact with such information and notify the technology coordinator or other appropriate personnel of the contact with inappropriate infor­mation.
  • Do not plagiarize information accessed through the District's computer, computer network sys­tems, and/or the internet. Students and staff shall obtain permission from appropriate parties prior to using copyrighted material that is accessed through the District's computer, computer network systems, and/or the internet.

Although reasonable efforts will be made to make sure students will be under supervision while on the network, it is not possible to constantly monitor individual students and what they are ac­cessing on the network. Some students may encounter information that may not be of educational value and/or may be inappropriate. If a student encounters such information, the student should terminate access to the information immediately and notify supervisory personnel or other appro­priate personnel of what occurred.

Parents will be required to sign a permission form to allow their students to access the District's computers, computer network systems, and the Internet, Students and staff members will sign a form acknowledging they have read and understand the District's policies and regulations regard­ing appropriate use of the District's computers and computer network systems, that they will com­ply with the policies and regulations, and understand the consequences for violation of the policy or regulations. Prior to publishing any student work and/or pictures on the internet, the District will obtain written permission from the student's parents to do so.

The District has the right, but not the duty, to monitor any and all aspects of its computers, com­puter network systems, and internet access including, but not limited to, monitoring sites students and staff visit on the internet and reviewing e-mail. The administration and the technology coordi­nator shall have both the authority and right to examine all computer and internet activity includ­ing any logs, data, e-mail, computer disks and/or other computer related records of any user of the system. The use of e-mail is limited to District and educational purposes only. Students and staff waive any right to privacy in anything they create, store, send, disseminate or receive on the Dis­trict's computers and computer network systems, including the internet.

No warranties, expressed or implied, are made by the District for the computer technology and internet access being provided. The District, including its officers and employees, will not be re­sponsible for any damages including, but not limited to, the loss of data, delays, non-deliveries, mis-deliveries, or service interruptions caused by negligence or omission. Individual users are solely responsible for making backup copies of their data. The District also is not responsible for the accuracy of information users access on the internet. Any risk and/or damages resulting from information obtained from the District's computers, computer network systems, and/or internet access is assumed by and is the responsibility of the user.

Students, parents, and staff members may be asked from time to time to sign a new consent and/or acceptable use agreement to reflect changes and/or developments in the law or technology. When students, parents, and staff members are presented with new consent and/or acceptable use agree­ments to sign, these agreements must be signed for students and/or staff to continue to have access to and use of the District's computers, computer network systems, and the internet.

The interpretation, application, and modification of this policy are within the sole discretion of the Wapello Community School District. Any questions or issues regarding this policy should be di­rected to the Superintendent, any building principal or the technology coordinator. The Board of Directors will review and update this policy as necessary.

 

Approved: September 23, 199  

Reviewed: November 7, 2001; July 12, 2007; 11/14/18

Revised: November 7, 2001; July 9, 2008

605.6R1 LAPTOP COMPUTER POLICY

The Wapello Community School District has laptop computers for its faculty members to use inside and outside of school in order to enhance, enrich, and facilitate teaching and administrative duties as well as school communications. All laptop computers and related equipment are school district property. The use of the District's laptop computers and related equipment shall be subject to all of the terms and conditions set out in the District's policy on appropriate use of computers, computer network systems, and the internet.

Prior to using the District's laptop computers and related equipment, faculty members will sign a Laptop Computer Acceptance Form and agree to all outlined policies before being issued a laptop computer. Faculty members shall not attempt to install software or hardware or change the system configuration, including any network settings, on any District laptop computer without prior consultation with the District's administration. Faculty members shall not attempt to change or modify in any way any related equipment that they arc are issued with the District's laptop computers.

Faculty members shall protect District laptop computers and related equipment from damage and theft. Each faculty member shall be responsible for any damage to the laptop computer and related equipment they have been issued from the time it is issued to them until the time it is turned back in to the District, including damage to the computer, related equipment or the computer's hardware and/or software (including labor costs). Faculty members who choose to store school data, such as grades, tests or exams, on District laptop computers are required to back up this data on the District's network as a safety precaution against data loss.


Laptop Computer Acceptance Form

I understand that the laptop computer and related equipment I am being issued is the property of the Wapello Community School District. I agree to all of the terms and conditions in the Wapello Community School District Laptop Policy and the Wapello Community School District policy on appropriate use of computers, computer network systems, and the internet. I will return the laptop computer and any related equipment I am issued in the same condition in which receive it excluding normal wear and tear and unforeseen system breakdowns, i.e. hard drive failure, etc.

I understand that I am responsible for any damage or loss of any component of the laptop computer and/or related equipment I am issued. In case of damage or loss, I agree that 1 I will replace any damaged or lost component and/or equipment with components and/or equipment of equal value and functionality as approved by the District's administration.

Name__________________________________________ Date

Computer Serial #_____________________________________

Computer/Equipment Description and Serial #_______________ 

605.6R2 CONSENT TO STUDENT USE OF THE DISTRICTS DISTRICT‘S COMPUTERS, COMPUTER NETWORK SYSTEMS, AND INTERNET ACCESS

I am the parent or guardian of the student named below and I hereby certify that I have received, read, and understand the Wapello Community School District's Appropriate Use of Computers, Computer Network Systems, and the internet policy.

I recognize that although the Wapello Community School District has taken measures to restrict access to controversial materials, it cannot guarantee that students will be protected from access­ing any controversial materials during the student's use of the District's computers, computer net­work systems, and the internet.

I accept full responsibility for my student's use of the District's computers, computer network sys­tems, and the internet through the District in accordance with the terms, conditions, and guidelines as stated by the District in its policies and regulations and as set out in federal and state law. I re­lieve the Wapello School District and its officers and employees, from any and all financial re­sponsibility that may be incurred by my student's use of the District's computers, computer net­work systems, and the internet.

STUDENT'S NAME:

GRADE: _____ My child may have access to internet: ____Yes ____ No

I hereby give the District permission to publish my child's work, picture,

and/or first name on the internet through the District's web site. ___Yes ____No

Parent or Guardian Name:

PARENT/GUARDIAN SIGNATURE                                           DATE

If you have consented to your child's use of the District's computers, computer network systems, and internet access, please have your child review and sign the following:

I have read the Wapello Community School District's Appropriate Use of Computers, Computer Network Systems, and the internet policy and agree to abide by its provisions. I understand that violation of these provisions will result in the restriction and/or termination of my ability to use the District's computers, computer network systems, and internet access and may result in further discipline up to and including expulsion and/or other legal action. I agree to be responsible for payment of costs incurred by accessing any internet services that have a cost involved.

 

 

STUDENT SIGNATURE                                                                 DATE

 

605.6R3 IMPLEMENTATION OF TECHNOLOGY PROTECTION MEASURES REGARDING THE USE OF THE DISTRICT'S COMPUTERS, COMPUTER NETWORK SYSTEMS, AND INTERNET ACCESS

The purpose of this policy is to provide a safe environment for students through the use of technology protection measures (i.e. filtering software) to enhance education in the Wapello Community School District.

The internet is an ever expanding resource that adds large quantities of content on a daily basis. However, some of the content is inappropriate for student use and may even be harmful to students' health, safety and welfare. Therefore, the Wapello Community School District has determined that it will establish this policy to limit student access to certain undesirable topics, including but not limited to, information and images that are obscene, constitute child pornography or are otherwise harmful to minors. Since it is not feasible for the District to continually monitor the content of the internet, the Wapello Community School District will employ technology protection measures in the form of internet filter­ing software in an attempt to block access to these types of harmful and inappropriate ma­terials.

The District's implementation of internet filtering software does not guarantee that stu­dents will be prevented from accessing materials that may he considered inappropriate and/or harmful. However, it is a meaningful effort on the part of the District to prevent students from accessing inappropriate and/or harmful materials on the internet. The Dis­trict makes no guarantee that the filtering software will be available at all times or that the filtering software will block all inappropriate and/or harmful material.

If there is an accessible Uniform Resource Locator [URL] that may be inappropriate, stu­dents, staff, and parents may request a review by designated District personnel, by com­pleting an Add URL to Blocked Status form. Upon review, the technology coordinator or other appropriate personnel will make a determination about blocking access to that site. If there is an educationally valuable URL that is blocked, students, staff, and parents may fill out the Remove URL from Blocked Status grievance form. The technology coordina­tor or other appropriate personnel will review the request and make a determination about unblocking the site.

Staff members may request that the internet filtering software be disabled for bona fide research or other lawful purposes. A bona fide research form will need to be filled out and reviewed by the technology coordinator or other appropriate personnel before the Internet filtering software is disabled.

WAPELLO COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Add URL to Blocked Status Form

Name:

Position:

URL http://

Primary focus of the web site:

What material is deemed objectionable:

Date submitted:

Reviewed by: __________________________________

Date reviewed:                                                                             Action taken:

WAPELLO COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Remove URL from Blocked Status Form

Name: _______________________________

Position:______________________________

URL http://____________________________

Primary of the web site:

Academic value of material being sought:

Date submitted:

Reviewed by:__________________________________

Date reviewed:                                                                                 Action taken:

WAPELLO COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Bona Fide Research/Other Lawful Purpose Form for Disabling Internet Filtering Software Name:

Position:______________________________________

Date submitted:________________________________

Reason that requires full access to the internet with no filters:

Academic value of material being sought:____________

Reviewed by: _________________________________

Date reviewed:                                                                 Action taken:

I accept the responsibility of full access to the internet for bona fide research or other lawful pur­poses. I understand that I am the only one authorized for full access and will not allow others to use this access for any reason. Once I am completed with this research, I will notify the admini­stration so the filters can be re-enabled.

SIGNATURE

605.6R4 STAFF ACCEPTABLE USE AGREEMENT

I hereby certify that I have received, read, and understand the Wapello Community School District's Appropriate Use of Computers, Computer Network Systems, and the internet policy. I accept full responsibility for my use of the District's computers, computer net­work systems, and the Internet through the District in accordance with the terms, condi­tions, and guidelines as stated by the District in its policies and regulations and as set out in federal and state law. I understand that violation of these provisions will result in the restriction and/or termination of my ability to use the District's computers, computer net­work systems, and internet access and may result in further discipline up to and including termination of my employment with the District and/or other legal action.

I will not hold the District responsible in any way for materials accessed through the Dis­trict's computers, computer network systems, and/or the District's internet access. I relieve the Wapello Community School District and its officers and employees from any and all financial responsibility that may be incurred by my use of the District's computers, com­puter network systems, and the internet.

Employee Signature

 

Date

605.7 USE OF INFORMATION RESOURCES

In order for students to experience a diverse curriculum, the board encourages employees to supplement their regular curricular materials with other resources. In so doing, the board recognizes that federal law makes it illegal to duplicate copyrighted materials without authorization of the holder of the copyright, except for certain exempt purposes. Severe penalties may be imposed for plagiarism, unauthorized copying or using of media, including, but not limited to, print, electronic and web-based materials, unless the copying or using conforms to the "fair use" doctrine. Under the "fair use" doctrine, unauthorized reproduction of copyrighted materials is permissible for such purposes as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship or research providing that all fair use guidelines are met.

While the school district encourages employees to enrich the learning programs by making proper use of supplementary materials, it is the responsibility of employees to abide by the school district's copying procedures and obey the requirements of the law. In no circumstances shall it be necessary for school district staff to violate copyright requirements in order to perform their duties properly. The school district will not be responsible for any violations of the copyright law by employees or students. Violation of the copyright law by employees may result in discipline up to, and including, termination. Violation of the copyright law by students may result in discipline, up to and including, suspension or expulsion.

Parents or others who wish to record, by any means, school programs or other activities need to realize that even though the school district received permission to perform a copyrighted work does not mean outsiders can copy it and re-play it. Those who wish to do so should contact the employee in charge of the activity to determine what the process is to ensure the copyright law is followed. The school district is not responsible for outsiders violating the copyright law or this policy.

Any employee or student who is uncertain as to whether reproducing or using copyrighted material complies with the school district's procedures or is permissible under the law should contact the teacher-librarian who will also assist employees and students in obtaining proper authorization to copy or use protected material when such authorization is required.

It is the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the principal to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.

 

Approved: 11/08/2007

Reviewed: 11/14/18

Revised:

605.7R1 USE OF INFORMATION RESOURCES REGULATION

Employees and students may make copies of copyrighted materials that fall within the following guidelines. Where there is reason to believe the material to be copied does not fall within these guidelines, prior permission shall be obtained from the publisher or producer with the assistance of the librarian. Employees and students who fail to follow this procedure may be held personally liable for copyright infringement and may be subject to discipline by the board.

Under the "fair use" doctrine, unauthorized reproduction of copyrighted materials is permissible for such purposes as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship or research. Under the fair use doctrine, each of the following four standards must be met in order to use the copyrighted document:

  • Purpose and Character of the Use – The use must be for such purposes as teaching or scholarship.
  •  Nature of the Copyrighted Work – The type of work to be copied.
  • Amount and Substantiality of the Portion Used – Copying the whole of a work cannot be
  • considered fair use; copying a small portion may be if these guidelines are followed.
  •  Effect of the Use Upon the Potential Market for or value of the Copyrighted Work – If resulting economic loss to the copyright holder can be shown, even making a single copy of certain materials may be an infringement, and making multiple copies presents the danger of greater penalties.

Authorized Reproduction and Use of Copyrighted Material Reminders:

  • Materials on the Internet should be used with caution since they may, and likely are, copyrighted.
  • Proper attribution (author, title, publisher, place and date of publication) should always be given.
  • Notice should be taken of any alterations to copyrighted works, and such alterations should only be made for specific instructional objectives.
  • Care should be taken in circumventing any technological protection measures. While materials copied pursuant to fair use may be copied after circumventing technological protections against unauthorized copying, technological protection measures to block access to materials may not be circumvented.

In preparing for instruction, a teacher may make or have made a single copy of:

  • A chapter from a book;
  • An article from a newspaper or periodical;
  • A short story, short essay or short poem; or,
  • A chart, graph, diagram, drawing, cartoon or picture from a book, periodical or newspaper.

A teacher may make multiple copies not exceeding more than one per pupil, for classroom use or discussion, if the copying meets the tests of “brevity, spontaneity and cumulative effect” set by the following guidelines. Each copy must include a notice of copyright.

  • Brevity
    • A complete poem, if less than 250 words and two pages long, may be copied; excerpts from longer poems cannot exceed 250 words;
  • Complete articles, stories or essays of less than 2500 words or excerpts from prose works less than 1000 words or 10% of the work, whichever is less may be copied; in any event, the minimum is 500 words;
  • Each numerical limit may be expanded to permit the completion of an unfinished line of a poem or prose paragraph;
  • One chart, graph, diagram, drawing, cartoon or picture per book or periodical issue may be copied. “Special” works cannot be reproduced in full; this includes children's books combining poetry, prose or poetic prose. Short special works may be copied up to two published pages containing not more than 10 percent of the work.
  •  Spontaneity – Should be at the “instance and inspiration” of the individual teacher when there is not a reasonable length of time to request and receive permission to copy.
  • Cumulative Effect – Teachers are limited to using copied material for only one course for which copies are made. No more than one short poem, article, story or two excerpts from the same author may be copied, and no more than three works can be copied from a collective work or periodical column during one class term. Teachers are limited to nine instances of multiple copying for one course during one class term. Limitations do not apply to current news periodicals, newspapers and current news sections of other periodicals.

Copying Limitations

Circumstances will arise when employees are uncertain whether or not copying is prohibited. In those circumstances, the librarian should be contacted. The following prohibitions have been expressly stated in federal guidelines:

  • Reproduction of copyrighted material shall not be used to create or substitute for anthologies, compilations or collective works.
  • Unless expressly permitted by agreement with the publisher and authorized by school district action, there shall be no copying from copyrighted consumable materials such as workbooks, exercises, test booklets, answer sheets and the like.
  • Employees shall not:
    • Use copies to substitute for the purchase of books, periodicals, music recordings, consumable works such as workbooks, computer software or other copyrighted material. Copy or use the same item from term to term without the copyright owner's permission;
    • Copy or use more than nine instances of multiple copying of protected material in any one term;
    • Copy or use more than one short work or two excerpts from works of the same author in any one term;
    • Copy or use protected material without including a notice of copyright. The following is a satisfactory notice: NOTICE: THIS MATERIAL MAY BE PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT LAW.
    • Reproduce or use copyrighted material at the direction of someone in higher authority or copy or use such material in emulation of some other teacher's use of copyrighted material without permission of the copyright owner.
    • Require other employees or students to violate the copyright law or fair use guidelines.

Authorized Reproduction and Use of Copyrighted Materials in the Library

A library may make a single copy or three digital copies of:

  • An unpublished work in its collection;
  • A published work in order to replace it because it is damaged, deteriorated, lost or stolen, provided that an unused replacement cannot be obtained at a fair price.
  • A work that is being considered for acquisition, although use is strictly limited to that decision. Technological protection measures may be circumvented for purposes of copying materials in order to make an acquisition decision.

A library may provide a single copy of copyrighted material to a student or employee at no more than the actual cost of photocopying. The copy must be limited to one article of a periodical issue or a small part of other material, unless the library finds that the copyrighted work cannot be obtained elsewhere at a fair price. In the latter circumstance, the entire work may be copied. In any case, the copy shall contain the notice of copyright and the student or staff member shall be notified that the copy is to be used only for private study, scholarship or research. Any other use may subject the person to liability for copyright infringement.

Authorized Reproduction and Use of Copyrighted Music or Dramatic Works

Teachers may:

  • Make a single copy of a song, movement, or short section from a printed musical or dramatic work that is unavailable except in a larger work for purposes of preparing for instruction;
  • Make multiple copies for classroom use of an excerpt of not more than 10% of a printed musical work if it is to be used for academic purposes other than performance, provided that the excerpt does not comprise a part of the whole musical work which would constitute a performable unit such as a complete section, movement, or song;
  • In an emergency, a teacher may make and use replacement copies of printed music for an imminent musical performance when the purchased copies have been lost, destroyed or are otherwise not available.
  • Make and retain a single recording of student performances of copyrighted material when it is made for purposes of evaluation or rehearsal;
  • Make and retain a single copy of excerpts from recordings of copyrighted musical works for use as aural exercises or examination questions; and,
  • Edit or simplify purchased copies of music or plays provided that the fundamental character of the work is not distorted. Lyrics shall not be altered or added if none exist.

Performance by teachers or students of copyrighted musical or dramatic works is permitted without the authorization of the copyright owner as part of a teaching activity in a classroom or instructional setting. The purpose shall be instructional rather than for entertainment.

Performances of non-dramatic musical works that are copyrighted are permitted without the authorization of the copyright owner, provided that:

  • The performance is not for a commercial purpose;
  • None of the performers, promoters or organizers are compensated; and,
  • Admission fees are used for educational or charitable purposes only.

All other musical and dramatic performances require permission from the copyright owner. Parents or others wishing to record a performance should check with the sponsor to ensure compliance with copyright.

Recording of Copyrighted Programs

Television programs, excluding news programs, transmitted by commercial and non-commercial television stations for reception by the general public without charge may be recorded off-air simultaneously with broadcast transmission (including simultaneous cable retransmission) and retained by a school for a period not to exceed the first forty-five (45) consecutive calendar days after date of recording. Upon conclusion of this retention period, all off-air recordings must be erased or destroyed immediately. Certain programming such as that provided on public television may be exempt from this provision; check with the librarian or the subscription database, e.g. unitedstreaming.

Off-air recording may be used once by individual teachers in the course of instructional activities, and repeated once only when reinforcement is necessary, within a building, during the first 10 consecutive school days, excluding scheduled interruptions, in the 45 calendar day retention period. Off-air recordings may be made only at the request of and used by individual teachers, and may not be regularly recorded in anticipation of requests. No broadcast program may be recorded off-air more than once at the request of the same teacher, regardless of the number of times the program may be broadcast. A limited number of copies may be reproduced from each off-air recording to meet the legitimate needs of teachers. Each additional copy shall be subject to all provisions governing the original recording.

After the first ten consecutive school days, off-air recordings may be used up to the end of the 45 calendar day retention period only for evaluation purposes, i.e., to determine whether or not to include the broadcast program in the teaching curriculum. Permission must be secured from the publisher before the recording can be used for instructional purposes after the 10 day period.

Off-air recordings need not be used in their entirety, but the recorded programs may not be altered from their original content. Off-air recordings may not be physically or electronically combined or merged to constitute teaching anthologies or compilations. All copies of off-air recordings must include the copyright notice on the broadcast program as recorded.

Authorized Reproduction and Use of Copyrighted Computer Software

Schools have a valid need for high-quality software at reasonable prices. To assure a fair return to the authors of software programs, the school district shall support the legal and ethical issues involved in copyright laws and any usage agreements that are incorporated into the acquisition of software programs. To this end, the following guidelines shall be in effect:

  • •All copyright laws and publisher license agreements between the vendor and the school district shall be observed;
  • Staff members shall take reasonable precautions to prevent copying or the use of unauthorized copies on school equipment;
  • A back-up copy shall be purchased, for use as a replacement when a program is lost or damaged. If the vendor is not able to supply a replacement, the school district shall make a back-up copy that will be used for replacement purposes only;
  • A copy of the software license agreement shall be retained by the technology director or librarian; and,
  • A computer program may be adapted by adding to the content or changing the language. The adapted program may not be distributed.

Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia

Students may incorporate portions of copyrighted materials in producing educational multimedia projects such as videos, Power Points, podcasts and web sites for a specific course, and may perform, display or retain the projects.

Educators may perform or display their own multimedia projects to students in support of curriculum-based instructional activities. These projects may be used:

  • In face-to-face instruction;
  • In demonstrations and presentations, including conferences;
  • In assignments to students;
  • For remote instruction if distribution of the signal is limited;
  • Over a network that cannot prevent duplication for fifteen days, after fifteen days a copy may be saved on-site only; or,
  • In their personal portfolios.

Educators may use copyrighted materials in a multimedia project for two years, after that permission must be requested and received.

The following limitations restrict the portion of any given work that may be used pursuant of fair use in an educational multimedia project:

  • Motion media: ten percent or three minutes, whichever is less;
  • Text materials: ten percent or 1,000 words, whichever is less;
  • Poetry: an entire poem of fewer than 250 words, but no more than three poems from one author or five poems from an anthology. For poems of greater than 250 words, excerpts of up to 250 words may be used, but no more than three excerpts from one poet or five excerpts from an anthology;
  • Music, lyrics and music video: Up to ten percent, but no more than thirty seconds. No alterations that change the basic melody or fundamental character of the work;
  • Illustrations, cartoons and photographs: No more than five images by an artist, and no more than ten percent or fifteen images whichever is less from a collective work;
  • Numerical data sets: Up to ten percent or 2,500 field or cell entries, whichever is less;

Fair use does not include posting a student or teacher’s work on the Internet if it includes portions of copyrighted materials. Permission to copy shall be obtained from the original copyright holder(s) before such projects are placed online. The opening screen of such presentations shall include notice that permission was granted and materials are restricted from further use.

 

Approved: 11/08/2007

Reviewed:

Revised:

 

606 INSTRUCTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS

606.1 CLASS SIZE-CLASS GROUPINGS

The size of each class shall depend upon the type of instruction needed to assist each student to develop his academic and occupational capacities to the utmost. Effective staff utilization shall also be considered in organizing and scheduling classroom instruction. The administrators of each school shall determine class size for each school unit within the general policy established for class size by the Wapello Board of Directors.

Class size for Special Education students is established by state statues and AEA (Area Education Agency) guidelines.

The Superintendent of Schools, with his administrative staff, are instructed and directed to investigate new approaches and techniques in organizing and scheduling classroom instruction.

 

Approved: August 17, 1995

Reviewed: October 12, 2000; August 16, 2007; 12/12/18

Revised:

606.2 SCHOOL CEREMONIES AND OBSERVANCES

The Wapello Community School District will continue school ceremonies and observances which have become a tradition and a custom of the education program. These include, but are not limited to, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and observance of holidays, such as Christmas, Halloween and Easter, by programs and performances. Such ceremonies or observances shall have a secular purpose and shall not advocate or sponsor a particular religion.

Students who do not wish to participate in these activities may be silent during the ceremony or observance or receive permission from the principal to be excused from the ceremony for religious reasons in compliance with board policy.

 

Approved: August 17, 1995

Reviewed: October 12, 2000; August 16, 2007; 12/12/18

Revised:

606.3 ANIMALS IN THE CLASSROOM

Live animals will not be allowed in school district facilities except under special circumstances and only for an educational purpose. Permission from the principal will be required of anyone wishing to bring an animal into school district facilities. Appropriate supervision of animals is required when animals are brought into the school district facilities.

The person bringing the animal must furnish transportation for the animal brought to school. Animals will not be allowed to travel to and from the student's attendance center on the school bus without prior approval from the principal.

It shall be the responsibility of the principal to determine appropriate supervision of animals in the classroom.

 

Approved: August 17, 1995

Reviewed: October 12, 2000; August 16, 2007; 12/12/18

Revised:

606.4 STUDENT PRODUCTION OF MATERIALS AND SERVICES

Materials and services produced by students at the expense of the school district are to be the property of the school district. Materials and services produced by students at the student's expense, except for incidental expense to the school district, are to be the property of the student.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to determine incidental expense.

 

Approved: August 17, 1995

Reviewed: October 12, 2000; August 16, 2007; 12/12/18

Revised:

606.5 STUDENT FIELD TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS

The principal may authorize field trips and excursions when such events contribute to the achievement of education goals of the school district. The school district will provide transportation for field trips and excursions.

In authorizing field trips and excursions, the principal shall consider the financial condition of the school district, the educational benefit of the activity, the inherent risks or dangers of the activity, and other factors deemed relevant by the superintendent. Written parental permission will be required prior to the student's participation in field trips and excursions. The superintendent's approval will be required for field trips and excursions outside the state. Board approval will be required for field trips and excursions which involve unusual length or expense.

Field trips and excursions are to be arranged with the principal well in advance. A detailed schedule and budget must be submitted by the employee. The school district will be responsible for obtaining a substitute teacher if one is needed. Following field trips and excursions, the teacher may be required to submit a written summary of the event.

 

Approved: August 17, 1995

Reviewed: October 12, 2000; August 16, 2007; 12/12/18

Revised:

606.6 INSUFFICIENT CLASSROOM SPACE

Insufficient classroom space shall be determined on a case-by-case basis. In making its determination whether insufficient classroom space exists, the board may consider several factors, including but not limited to, the nature of the education program, the grade level, the available licensed employees, the instructional method, the physical space, student-teacher ratios, equipment and materials, facilities either being planned or under construction, facilities planned to be closed, financial condition of the school district and projected to be available, a sharing agreement in force or planned, a bargaining agreement in force, laws or rules governing special education class size, board-adopted school district goals and objectives, and other factors considered relevant by the board.

 

Approved: August 17, 1995

Reviewed: October 12, 2000; August 16, 2007; 12/12/18

Revised:

 

607 INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES

607.1 STUDENT GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING PROGRAM

The Wapello Board of Directors shall provide a student guidance and counseling program. The guidance counselor shall be certified with the Department of Education and hold the qualifications required by the board. The guidance and counseling program will serve grades kindergarten through twelve. The program will assist students with their personal, educational, and career development. The program shall be coordinated with the education program and involve licensed employees.

 

Approved: August 17, 1995

Reviewed: August 16, 2001; August 16, 2007; 1/10/2019

Revised: August 16, 2001

607.2 STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES

Health services are an integral part of comprehensive school improvement assisting all students to increase learning, achievement and Performance. Health services coordinate and support existing programs to assist each student in achievement of an optimal state of physical, mental, and social well being. Student health services ensure continuity and create linkages between school, home, and community service providers. The school district's comprehensive school improvement plan, needs, and resources determine the linkages.

The superintendent, in conjunction with the school nurse, will develop administrative regulations implementing this policy. The superintendent will provide a written report on the role of health services in the education program to the board annually.

 

Approved: August 16, 2001

Reviewed: January 9, 2003; August 16, 2007; 1/10/2019

Revised: January 9, 2003

607.2R1 STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES REGULATION

Student Health Services Administrative Regulations

I. Student Health Services - Each school building may develop a customized student health services program within comprehensive school improvement based on its unique needs and resources. Scientific advances, laws, and school improvement necessitate supports to students with health needs to receive their education program.

Supports to improve student achievement include:

  • qualified health personnel
  • school superintendent, school nurse, and school health team working collaboratively
  • family and community involvement
  • optimal student health services program with commitment to its continuing improvement

Components provided within a coordinated school health program include:

  • health services
  • health education
  • nutrition
  • physical education and activity
  • healthy, safe environment
  • counseling, psychological, and social services
  • staff wellness
  • family and community involvement

Student health services are provided to identify health needs; facilitate access to health care; provide for health needs related to educational achievement; promote health, well-being, and safety; and plan and develop the health services program.

 

II. Student Health Services Essential Functions

A. Identify student health needs:

  1. Provide individual initial and annual health assessments
  2. Provide needed health screenings
  3. Maintain and update confidential health records
  4. Communicate (written, oral, electronic) health needs as consistent with confidentiality laws

B. Facilitate student access to physical and mental health services:

  1. Link students to community resources and monitor follow through
  2. Promote increased access and referral to primary health care financial resources such as Medicaid, HAWK-I, social security, and community health clinics
  3. Encourage appropriate use of heath care

C. Provide for student health needs related to educational achievement:

  1. Manage chronic and acute illnesses
  2. Provide special health procedures and medication including delegation, training, and supervision of qualified designated school personnel
  3. Develop, implement, evaluate, and revise individual health plans (IHPs) for all students with special health needs according to mandates in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Rehabilitation Act (Section 504), and American with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  4. Provide urgent and emergency care for individual and group illness and injury
  5. Prevent and control communicable disease and monitor immunizations
  6. Promote optimal mental health
  7. Promote a safe school facility and a safe school environment
  8. Participate in and attend team meetings as a team member and health consultant

D. Promote student health, well-being, and safety to foster healthy living:

  1.  Provide developmentally appropriate health education and health counseling for individuals and groups
  2. Encourage injury and disease prevention practices
  3. Promote personal and public health practices
  4. Provide health promotion and injury and disease prevention education

E. Plan and develop the student health services program collaboratively with the superintendent, school nurse, and school health team:

  1. Gather and interpret data to evaluate needs and performance
  2. Establish health advisory council and school health team
  3. Develop health procedures and guidelines
  4. Collaborate with staff, families, and community
  5. Maintain and update confidential student school health records
  6. Coordinate program with all school health components
  7. Coordinate with school improvement
  8. Evaluate and revise the health service program to meet changing needs
  9. Organize scheduling and direct health services staff
  10. Develop student health services annual status report
  11. Coordinate information and program delivery within the school and between school and major constituents
  12. Provide health services by qualified health professionals to effectively deliver services, including multiple levels of school health expertise such as registered nurses, physicians, and advanced registered nurse practitioners
  13. Provide for professional development for school health services staff

III. Expanded Health Services

These additional health services address learning barriers and the lack of access to health care. Examples include school-based services in the school, school-linked services connected to the school, primary care, mental health, substance abuse, and dental health.