Jefferson City Public Schools Secondary Schools

Jefferson City Public Schools Secondary Schools

Jefferson City Public Schools Secondary Schools Essential Policies Packet 2012-2013 This packet includes various district policies, notices, and state...

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Jefferson City Public Schools Secondary Schools Essential Policies Packet 2012-2013 This packet includes various district policies, notices, and statements of legal compliance. This information is available on the district and school website at: www.jcschools.us Printed copies are available on request. Please read the Student Handbook for more specific information regarding building level policies and procedures. The Student Handbook is available online at: www.jcschools.us Printed copies are available on request. Contents: Student Discipline/Code of Conduct Student Complaints and Grievances (Policy JFH) Prohibition Against Illegal Discrimination and Harassment (Policy AC) 504 Public Notice Notice of Nondiscrimination Public School District/Free Appropriate Public Education Notice Standard Complaint Resolution Procedure for No Child Left Behind Programs Annual Notice of Directory Information Family Rights and Privacy Act Notification Bullying Policy

Code of Conduct STUDENT DISCIPLINE (JCPS Board Policy JG – Subject to change in board policy at a future date) It is essential that the district maintain a classroom environment that allows Teachers to communicate effectively with all students in the class and allows all students in the class to learn. To assist district staff in maintaining the necessary classroom environment, the Board of Education has created a discipline code that addresses the consequences, including suspension or expulsion, for students whose conduct is prejudicial to good order and discipline in the schools or impairs the morale or good conduct of other students. The Board authorizes the immediate removal of a student upon a finding by a principal or superintendent that the student poses a threat of harm to self or others, as evidenced by the prior conduct of such student. Any such removal will be subject to the appropriate due process procedures and in accordance with law. These policies, regulations and procedures will apply to all students in attendance in district instructional and support programs as well as at school-sponsored activities. All district staff are required to enforce these policies, regulations and procedures in a manner that is fair and developmentally appropriate and that considers the student and the individual circumstances involved. Off-campus misconduct and speech that substantially and materially disrupts the educational climate will also be subject to these policies, regulations and procedures. Students who have been charged, convicted or pled guilty in a court of general jurisdiction for commission of a felony may be suspended in accordance with law. Building principals are responsible for the development of additional regulations and procedures regarding student conduct needed to maintain proper behavior in schools under their supervision. Teachers have the authority and responsibility to make and enforce necessary rules for internal governance in the classroom, subject to review by the building principal. The Board expects each teacher to maintain a satisfactory standard of conduct in the classroom. All employees of the district. shall annually receive instruction related to the specific contents of the district's discipline policy and any interpretations necessary to implement the provisions of the policy in the course of their duties including, but not limited to, approved methods of dealing with acts of school violence, disciplining students with disabilities and instruction in the necessity and requirements for confidentiality. The comprehensive discipline policy of the district is composed of this policy and includes, but is not limited to, the following policies, procedures and regulations: JGR, JGA, JGB, JGD, JGE and JGF. A copy of the district's comprehensive discipline policy will be provided to every student and parent or guardian of every student at the beginning of each school year and will be available in the superintendent’s office during normal business hours. Adopted: 09/10/1990 Revised: 06/08/1998; 06/14/2004; 06/14/2010 STUDENT DISCIPLINE (JCPS Board Policy JG-R– Subject to change in board policy at a future date) The Student Code of Conduct is designed to foster student responsibility, respect for others, and to provide for the orderly operation of district schools. The Student Code of Conduct is intended to be illustrative but not an exclusive listing of acts of misconduct and the consequences for each. It is the purpose of this code to list certain offenses which, if committed by a student, will result in the imposition of a certain disciplinary action. Any conduct not included herein, or an aggravated circumstance of any offense or an action involving a combination of offenses may result in disciplinary consequences that extend beyond this code of conduct as determined by the principal, superintendent and/or Board of Education. This code includes, but is not necessarily limited to, acts of students on school property, including playgrounds, parking lots and school transportation, or at a school activity, whether on or off school property and acts of students off school property that cause a material and substantial disruption to the school environment. Reporting to Law Enforcement It is the policy of the Jefferson City School District to report all crimes occurring on school grounds to law enforcement, including, but not limited to, the crimes the district is required to report in accordance with law. The following acts, regardless of whether they are committed by juveniles, are subject to this reporting requirement: 1. First or second degree murder under §§ 565.020, .021, RSMo. 2. Voluntary or involuntary manslaughter under § 565.024, RSMo. 3. Kidnapping under § 565.110, RSMo. 4. First, second or third degree assault under §§ 565.050, .060, .070, RSMo. 5. Sexual assault or deviate sexual assault under §§ 566.040, .070, RSMo. 6. Forcible rape or sodomy under §§ 566.030, .060, RSMo. 7. Burglary in the first or second degree under §§ 569.160, .170, RSMo. 8. Robbery in the first degree under § 569.020, RSMo. 9. Possession of a weapon under chapter 571, RSMo. 10. Distribution of drugs under §§ 195.211, .212, RSMo. 11. Arson in the first degree under § 569.040, RSMo. 12. Felonious restraint under § 565.120, RSMo. 13. Property damage in the first degree under § 569.100, RSMo. 14. Child molestation in the first degree pursuant to § 566.067, RSMo. 15. Sexual misconduct involving a child pursuant to § 566.083, RSMo. 16. Sexual abuse pursuant to § 566.100, RSMo. The principal shall also notify the appropriate law enforcement agency and superintendent if a student is discovered to possess a controlled substance or weapon in violation of the district's policy. In addition, the superintendent shall notify the appropriate division of the juvenile or family court upon suspension for more than ten (10) days or expulsion of any student who the district is aware is under the jurisdiction of the court. Documentation in Student's Discipline Record The principal, designee or other administrators or school staff will maintain all discipline records as deemed necessary for the orderly operation of the schools. In addition, any offense that constitutes a "serious violation of the district's discipline policy" must be documented in the student's discipline record in accordance with law. Policy JGF defines a "serious violation of the district's discipline policy" as one (1) or more of the following acts if committed by a student enrolled in the district: 1. Any act of school violence or violent behavior. 2. Any offense that occurs on school property, on school transportation or at any school activity and that is required by law to be reported to law enforcement officials. 3. Any offense that results in an out-of-school suspension for more than ten (10) school days. Prohibition against Being on or near School Property during Suspension All students who are suspended or expelled are prohibited from being on school property for any reason unless permission is granted by the superintendent or designee. Any student who is suspended for any offenses listed in § 160.261, RSMo., or any act of violence or drug-related activity defined by policy JGF as a serious violation of school discipline shall not be allowed to be within 1,000 feet of any public school in the district unless one (1) of the following conditions exist: 1. The student is under the direct supervision of the student's parent, legal guardian or custodian. 2. The student is under the direct supervision of another adult designated by the student's parent, legal guardian or custodian, in advance, in writing, to the principal of the school that suspended the student. 3. The student is in an alternative school that is located within 1,000 feet of a public school in the district. 4. The student resides within 1,000 feet of a public school in the district and is on the property of his or her residence. If a student violates this prohibition he or she may be subject to additional discipline, including suspension or expulsion, in accordance with the offense, "Failure to Meet Conditions of Suspension," listed below.

Prohibited Conduct The following are descriptions of prohibited conduct as well as potential consequences for violation. In addition to the consequences specified here, school officials will notify law enforcement and document violations in the student's discipline file pursuant to law and Board policy. 1. Arson--Starting or attempting to start a fire or causing or attempting to cause an explosion. First Offense: Principal/Student conference, detention, in-school suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion. Restitution if appropriate. Subsequent Offense: 1-180 days out-of-school suspension or expulsion. Restitution if appropriate. 2. Assault a. Hitting, striking and/or attempting to cause injury to another person; placing a person in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical injury; physically injuring another person. First Offense: Principal/Student conference, detention, in-school suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion. Subsequent Offense: In-school suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion. b. Attempting to kill or cause serious physical injury to another; killing or causing serious physical injury to another. First Offense: Expulsion. 3. Automobile/Vehicle Misuse--Uncourteous or unsafe driving on or around school property, unregistered parking, failure to move vehicle at the request of school officials, failure to follow directions given by school officials or failure to follow established rules for parking or driving on school property. First Offense: Principal/Student conference, suspension or revocation of parking privileges, detention, in-school suspension, or 1-10 days out-of-school suspension. Subsequent Offense: Revocation of parking privileges, detention, in-school suspension, or 1-180 days out-of-school suspension. 4. Bullying (see Board policy JFCF)-- Intimidation, harassment, and/or attacks on a student or multiple students, perpetuated by individuals or groups. Bullying includes, but is not limited to: physical violence, verbal taunts, name-calling and put-downs, threats, extortion or theft, damaging property, cyber-bullying, and exclusion from a peer group. Repeated and systematic intimidation, harassment and/or attacks on a student or multiple students, perpetuated by individuals or groups. Bullying includes, but is not limited to: physical violence, verbal taunts, name-calling and put-downs, threats, extortion or theft, damaging property, and exclusion from a peer group. First Offense: Principal/Student conference, detention, in-school suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion. Subsequent Offense: 1-180 days out-of-school suspension or expulsion. 5. Bus or Transportation Misconduct (see Board policy JFCC)-- Any offense committed by a student, while waiting for, entering, or on transportation provided by or through the District shall be punished in the same manner as if the offense had been committed at the student's assigned school. In addition, transportation privileges may be suspended or revoked. 6. Dishonesty--Any act of lying, whether verbal or written, including forgery. First Offense: Nullification of forged document. Principal/Student conference, detention, in-school suspension, or 1-180 days out-of-school suspension. Subsequent Offense: Nullification of forged document. Detention, in-school suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion. 7. Disrespect to Staff (see Board policy AC if illegal harassment or discrimination is involved)--Willful or continued willful disobedience of a directive or request by a District staff member or disrespectful verbal, written, pictorial, or symbolic language or gesture that is directed at a District staff member and that is rude, vulgar, defiant, in violation of district policy or considered inappropriate in educational settings. First Offense: Principal/Student conference, detention, in-school suspension, or 1-10 days out-of-school suspension. Subsequent Offense: Detention, in-school suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion. 8. Disruptive Conduct or Speech (see Board policy AC if illegal harassment or discrimination is involved)--Verbal, written, pictorial or symbolic language or gesture that is directed at any person and that is disrespectful, rude, vulgar, defiant, in violation of district policy or considered inappropriate in educational settings or that materially and substantially disrupts classroom work, school activities or school functions. Students will not be disciplined for speech in situations where it is protected by law. First Offense: Principal/Student conference, detention, in-school suspension, or 1-10 days out-of-school suspension. Subsequent Offense: Detention, in-school suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion. 9. Drugs/Alcohol (see Board policies JFCH and JHCD) a. Possession, sale, purchase or distribution of any over-the-counter drug, herbal preparation or imitation drug or herbal preparation. First Offense: Principal/Student conference, in-school suspension, or 1-180 days out-of-school suspension. Subsequent Offense: 1-180 days out-of-school suspension or expulsion. b. Possession of or attendance while under the influence of or soon after consuming any unauthorized prescription drug, alcohol, narcotic substance, unauthorized inhalants, controlled substances, illegal drugs, counterfeit drugs, imitation controlled substances or drug-related paraphernalia. First Offense: Principal/Student conference, in-school suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension. Subsequent Offense: 1-180 days out-of-school suspension or expulsion. c. Sale, transfer, purchase, or distribution of any prescription drug, alcohol, narcotic substance, unauthorized inhalants, controlled substances, illegal drugs, counterfeit drugs, imitation controlled substances or drug-related paraphernalia. First Offense: Expulsion. 10. Extortion--Threatening or intimidating any person for the purpose of obtaining money or anything of value. First Offense: Principal/Student conference, detention, in-school suspension, or 1-180 days out-of-school suspension. Subsequent Offense: In-school suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion. 11. Failure to Meet Conditions of Suspension (Trespass)--Coming within 1,000 feet of any public school in the district while on suspension for an offense that requires reporting to law enforcement or for an act of school violence or drug-related activity defined by district policy as a serious violation of the district's discipline policy. See section of this regulation entitled, "Prohibition against Being on or near School Property during Suspension." In determining whether to suspend or expel a student, consideration shall be given to whether the student poses a threat to the safety of any child or school employee and whether the student's presence within 1,000 feet of the school is disruptive to the educational process or undermines the effectiveness of the school's disciplinary policy. First Offense: Verbal warning, detention, in-school suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion. Subsequent Offense: Verbal warning, detention, in-school suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion. 12. False Alarms (see also "Threats or Verbal Assaults")--Tampering with emergency equipment, setting off false alarms, making false reports; communicating a threat or false report for the purpose of frightening, disturbing, disrupting or causing the evacuation or closure of school property. First Offense: Restitution. Principal/Student conference, detention, in-school suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion. Subsequent Offense: Restitution. In-school suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion. 13. Fighting (see also, "Assault")--Mutual combat in which both parties have contributed to the conflict either verbally or by physical action. First Offense: Principal/Student conference, detention, in-school suspension, or 1-180 days out-of-school suspension. Subsequent Offense: In-school suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion.

14. Hazing (see Board policy JFCF)--Any activity that a reasonable person believes would negatively impact the mental or physical health or safety of a student or put the student in a ridiculous, humiliating, stressful or disconcerting position for the purposes of initiation, affiliation, admission, membership or maintenance of membership in any group, class, organization, club or athletic team including, but not limited to, a grade level, student organization or school-sponsored activity. Hazing may occur even when all students involved are willing participants. First Offense: Principal/Student conference, in-school suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion. Subsequent Offense: 1-180 days out-of-school suspension or expulsion. 15. Public Display of Affection--Physical contact that is inappropriate for the school setting including, but not limited to, kissing and groping. First Offense: Principal/Student conference, detention, in-school suspension, or 1-180 days out-of-school suspension. Subsequent Offense: Detention, in-school suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion. 16. Sexual Harassment (see Board policy AC) a. Use of unwelcome verbal, written or symbolic language based on gender or of a sexual nature that has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a student's educational environment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive educational environment. Examples of sexual harassment include, but are not limited to, sexual jokes or comments, requests for sexual favors and other unwelcome sexual advances. First Offense: Principal/Student conference, detention, in-school suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion. Subsequent Offense: In-school suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion. b. Unwelcome physical contact based on gender or of a sexual nature when such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a student's educational performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive educational environment. Examples include, but are not limited to, touching or fondling of the genital areas, breasts or undergarments, regardless of whether or not the touching occurred through or under clothing. First Offense: Principal/Student conference, in-school suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion. Subsequent Offense: 1-180 days out-of-school suspension or expulsion. 17. Sexual Misconduct--Exposing of body parts to another individual, including but not limited to possession, transfer, or exposure of images, electronic or otherwise, of the body parts or sexually explicit images of oneself or others, and/or initiating or participating in an act of a sexual nature. First Offense: Principal/Student conference, in-school suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion. Subsequent Offense: In-school-suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion. 18. Technology Misconduct (See Board policy EHB and regulation EHB-R) a. Use of cellular telephones, personal computers, or unauthorized electronic devices during instructional time. First Offense: Teacher/Student conference, temporary confiscation of device, and/or detention. Subsequent Offense: Teacher/Student conference, Principal/Student conference, temporary confiscation of device, detention, or 1-180 days out-of-school suspension. b. Attempting, regardless of success, to gain unauthorized access to a technology system or information; to use district technology to connect to other systems in evasion of the physical limitations of the remote system; to copy district files without authorization; to interfere with the ability of others to utilize district technology; to secure a higher level of privilege without authorization; to introduce computer "viruses," "hacking" tools, or other disruptive/destructive programs onto or using district technology; or to evade or disable a filtering/blocking device. First Offense: Restitution. Principal/Student conference, loss of user privileges, detention, in-school suspension, or 1-180 days out-of-school suspension. Subsequent Offense: Restitution. Loss of user privileges, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion. c. Violation other than those listed in "a," or “b,” or of Board policy EHB and regulation EHB-R, administrative procedures or netiquette rules governing student use of district technology First Offense: Restitution. Principal/Student conference, detention, in-school suspension, or 1-180 days out-of-school suspension. Subsequent Offense: Restitution. Loss of user privileges, in-school suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion. 19. Theft--Theft, attempted theft or knowing possession of stolen property. First Offense: Return of or restitution for property. Principal/Student conference, detention, in-school suspension, or 1-180 days out-of-school suspension. Subsequent Offense: Return of or restitution for property. 1-180 days out-of-school suspension or expulsion. 20. Threats or Verbal Assault-- Verbal, written, electronic, pictorial or symbolic language or gestures that create a reasonable fear of physical injury or property damage. Threats by students, whether made on-campus or off of school grounds which constitute a “true threat” against the District, its students, or employees, will be immediately reported to law enforcement officials and will subject the student to suspension and a possible referral for expulsion. The definition of a “true threat” shall be construed in accordance with applicable law and encompasses those statements that a reasonable recipient would view as a serious threat of violence or death. First Offense: Principal/Student conference, detention, in-school suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion. Subsequent Offense: In-school suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion. 21. Tobacco a. Possession of any tobacco products on school grounds, school transportation or at any school activity. First Offense: Confiscation of tobacco product. Principal/Student conference, detention, or in-school suspension. Subsequent Offense: Confiscation of tobacco product. Detention, in-school suspension, or 1-10 days out-of-school suspension. b. Use of any tobacco products on school grounds, school transportation or at any school activity. First Offense: Confiscation of tobacco product. Principal/Student conference, detention, in-school suspension, or 1-3 days out-of-school suspension. Subsequent Offense: Confiscation of tobacco product. In-school suspension or 1-10 days out-of-school suspension. 22. Truancy (see Board policy JEDA)--Absence from school without the knowledge and consent of parents/guardians and/or the school administration; excessive nonjustifiable absences, even with the consent of parents/guardians. First Offense: Principal/Student conference, detention, or 1-3 days in-school suspension. Subsequent Offense: Detention or 3-10 days in-school suspension. 23. Unauthorized Entry--Entering or assisting any other person to enter a district facility, office, locker, or other area that is locked or not open to the general public; entering or assisting any other person to enter a district facility through an unauthorized entrance; assisting unauthorized persons to enter a district facility through any entrance. First Offense: Principal/Student conference, detention, in-school suspension, or 1-180 days out-of-school suspension. Subsequent Offense: 1-180 days out-of-school suspension or expulsion. 24. Vandalism (see Board policy ECA)--Willful damage or the attempt to cause damage to real or personal property belonging to the school, staff or students. First Offense: Restitution. Principal/Student conference, detention, in-school suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion. Subsequent Offense: Restitution. In-school suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion. 25. Weapons (see Board policy JFCJ) a. Possession or use of any instrument or device, other than those defined in 18 U.S.C. § 921, 18 U.S.C. § 930(g)(2) or § 571.010, RSMo, which is customarily used for attack or defense against another person; any instrument or device used to inflict physical injury to another person.

First Offense: Principal/Student conference, in-school suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion. Subsequent Offense: 1-180 days out-of-school suspension or expulsion. b. Possession or use of a firearm as defined in 18 U.S.C. § 921 or any instrument or device defined in § 571.010, RSMo., or any instrument or device defined as a dangerous weapon in 18 U.S.C. § 930(g)(2) First Offense: One (1) calendar year suspension or expulsion, unless modified by the Board upon recommendation by the superintendent. Subsequent Offense: Expulsion. In the event of a discrepancy between an administrative procedure and a Board policy, the Board policy will take precedence. The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this section for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures and/or forms for related information. Adopted: 09/10/1990 Revised: 10/07/2002; 12/13/2004; 10/10/2005; 6/14/2010

Student Complaints and Grievances (Policy JFH) Alleged acts of unfairness or any decision made by school personnel, except as otherwise provided for under student suspension and expulsion, which students and/or parents/guardians believe to be unjust or in violation of pertinent policies of the Board or individual school rules, may be appealed to the school principal or a designated representative. Complaints regarding alleged discrimination or harassment shall be processed in accordance with Board of Education policy AC. The following guidelines are established for the presentation of student complaints and grievances: ► The teacher shall schedule a conference with the student and any staff members involved to attempt to resolve the problem. Parents/Guardians may be involved in the conference, or a later conference for parents/guardians may be scheduled at the discretion of the teacher. ► If the problem is not resolved to the satisfaction of the student and/or parents/guardians, the principal shall schedule a conference with the student and any staff members involved to attempt to resolve the problem. Parents/Guardians may be involved in the conference, or a later conference for parents/guardians may be scheduled at the discretion of the principal. ► If the student and/or parents/guardians are not satisfied with the action of the principal, a request may be submitted for a conference with the Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education or Secondary Education. The appropriate director shall arrange a conference to consider the problem and inform participants of the action that will be taken. ► If the student and/or parents/guardians are not satisfied with the action of the Assistant Superintendent, a request may be submitted for a conference with the Assistant Superintendent of Special Services. The assistant superintendent shall arrange a conference to consider the problem, and to inform participants of the action that will be taken. ► If the student and/or parents/guardians are not satisfied with the action of the Assistant Superintendent of Special Services, a request may be submitted for a conference with the superintendent of schools. The superintendent shall arrange a conference to consider the problem, and to inform participants of the action that will be taken. ► If the student and/or parents/guardians are not satisfied with the action of the superintendent, they may submit a written request to appear before the Board of Education. Unless required by law, a hearing will be at the discretion of the Board. The decision of the Board shall be final. All persons are assured that they may utilize this policy without reprisal. ******* In the event of a discrepancy between an administrative procedure and a Board policy, the Board policy will take precedence.

PROHIBITION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT AND RETALIATION (Policy AC) General Rule The Jefferson City School District Board of Education is committed to maintaining a workplace and educational environment that is free from discrimination and harassment in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs, services, activities and facilities. In accordance with law and this policy, the district strictly prohibits discrimination and harassment against employees, students or others on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. The Jefferson City School District is an equal opportunity employer. The Board also prohibits: 1. Retaliatory actions including, but not limited to, acts of intimidation, threats, coercion or discrimination against those who: a) Make complaints of prohibited discrimination or harassment. b) Report prohibited discrimination or harassment. c) Participate in an investigation, formal proceeding or informal resolution, whether conducted internally or outside the district, concerning prohibited discrimination or harassment. When appropriate, following the conclusion of the grievance process, the compliance officer may periodically follow up with persons filing grievances and assist in the prevention of the reoccurrence of acts of discrimination, harassment or retaliation. 2. Aiding, abetting, inciting, compelling or coercing discrimination, harassment or retaliatory actions. 3. Discrimination, harassment or retaliation against any person because of such person’s association with a person protected from discrimination or harassment in accordance with this policy. All employees, students and visitors must immediately report to the district for investigation any incident or behavior that could constitute discrimination, harassment or retaliation in accordance with this policy. If discrimination, harassment or retaliation that occurs off district property and that is unrelated to the district's activities negatively impacts the school environment, the district will investigate and address the behavior in accordance with this policy, as allowed by law. Additional Prohibited Behavior Behavior that is not unlawful or does not rise to the level of illegal discrimination, harassment or retaliation might still be unacceptable for the workplace or the educational environment. Demeaning or otherwise harmful actions are prohibited, particularly if directed at personal characteristics including, but not limited to, socioeconomic level, sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation. Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act As required by law, the district will provide equal access to district facilities and related benefits and services and will not discriminate against any group officially affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America or any other youth group designated in applicable federal law. Interim Measures When a report is made or the district otherwise learns of potential discrimination, harassment or retaliation, the district will take immediate action to protect the alleged victim, including implementing interim measures. For example, the district may alter a class seating arrangement, provide additional supervision for a student or suspend an employee pending an investigation. The district will take immediate steps to prevent retaliation against the alleged victim, any person associated with the alleged victim, or any witnesses or participants in the investigation. These steps may include, but are not limited to, notifying students, employees and others that they are

protected from retaliation, ensuring that they know how to report future complaints, and initiating follow-up contact with the complainant to determine if any additional acts of discrimination, harassment or retaliation have occurred. Consequences and Remedies If the district determines that discrimination, harassment or retaliation have occurred, the district will take prompt, effective and appropriate action to address the behavior, prevent its recurrence and remedy its effects. Employees who violate this policy will be disciplined, up to and including employment termination. Students who violate this policy will be disciplined, which may include suspension or expulsion. Patrons, contractors, visitors or others who violate this policy may be prohibited from school grounds or otherwise restricted while on school grounds. The superintendent or designee will contact law enforcement or seek a court order to enforce this policy when necessary or when actions may constitute criminal behavior. Students, employees and others will not be disciplined for speech in circumstances where it is protected by law. In accordance with law and district policy, any person suspected of abusing or neglecting a child will be reported to the Children’s Division (CD) of the Department of Social Services. Remedies provided by the district will attempt to minimize the burden on the victim. Such remedies may include, but are not limited to: providing additional resources such as counseling, providing access to community services, assisting the victim in filing criminal charges when applicable, moving the perpetrator to a different class or school, providing an escort between classes, or allowing the victim to retake or withdraw from a class. The district may provide additional training to students and employees, make periodic assessments to make sure behavior complies with district policy, or perform a climate check to assess the environment in the district. Definitions Compliance Officer – The individual responsible for implementing this policy, including the acting compliance officer when he or she is performing duties of the compliance officer. Discrimination – Conferring benefits upon, refusing or denying benefits to, or providing differential treatment to a person or class of persons in violation of law based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law, or based on a belief that such a characteristic exists. Grievance – A verbal or written report (also known as a complaint) of discrimination, harassment or retaliation made to the compliance officer. Harassment – A form of discrimination, as defined above, that occurs when the school or work environment becomes permeated with intimidation, ridicule or insult that is sufficiently severe or pervasive enough that it unreasonably alters the employment or educational environment. Behaviors that could constitute illegal harassment include, but are not limited to, the following acts if based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law or based on a belief that such a characteristic exists: graffiti; display of written material, pictures or electronic images; name calling, teasing or taunting; insults, derogatory remarks or slurs; jokes; gestures; threatening, intimidating or hostile acts; physical acts of aggression, assault or violence; theft; or damage to property. Sexual Harassment – A form of discrimination, as defined above, on the basis of sex. Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct that occurs when a) benefits or decisions are implicitly or explicitly conditioned upon submission to, or punishment is applied for refusing to comply with, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or conduct of a sexual nature; or b) the school or work environment becomes permeated with intimidation, ridicule or insult that is based on sex or is sexual in nature and that is sufficiently severe or pervasive enough to alter the conditions of participation in the district’s programs and activities or the conditions of employment. Sexual harassment may occur between members of the same or opposite sex. The district presumes a student cannot consent to behavior of a sexual nature with an adult regardless of the circumstance. Behaviors that could constitute sexual harassment include, but are not limited to: 1. Sexual advances and requests or pressure of any kind for sexual favors, activities or contact. 2. Conditioning grades, promotions, rewards or privileges on submission to sexual favors, activities or contact. 3. Punishing or reprimanding persons who refuse to comply with sexual requests, activities or contact. 4. Graffiti, name calling, slurs, jokes, gestures or communications of a sexual nature or based on sex. 5. Physical contact or touching of a sexual nature, including touching of intimate parts and sexually motivated or inappropriate patting, pinching or rubbing. 6. Comments about an individual's body, sexual activity or sexual attractiveness. 7. Physical sexual acts of aggression, assault or violence, including criminal offenses (such as rape, sexual assault or battery, and sexually motivated stalking) against a person's will or when a person is not capable of giving consent due to the person's age, intellectual disability or use of drugs or alcohol. 8. Gender-based harassment and acts of verbal, nonverbal, written, graphic or physical conduct based on sex or sex stereotyping, but not involving conduct of a sexual nature. Working Days – Days on which the district's business offices are open. Compliance Officer The Board designates the following individual to act as the district’s compliance officer: Assistant to the Superintendent for Human Resources Jefferson City Public Schools 315 E. Dunklin Jefferson City, MO 65101 Phone: 573-659-3013 Fax: 573-659-3044 In the event the compliance officer is unavailable or is the subject of a report that would otherwise be made to the compliance officer, reports should instead be directed to the acting compliance officer: Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education, if an elementary matter Jefferson City Public Schools 315 E. Dunklin Jefferson City, MO 65101 Phone: 573-659-3015 Fax: 573-632-3460 Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education, if a secondary matter Jefferson City Public Schools 315 E. Dunklin Jefferson City, MO 65101

Phone: 573-659-3015 Fax: 573-632-3460 Assistant Superintendent of Special Services Jefferson City Public Schools 315 E. Dunklin Jefferson City, MO 65101 Phone: 573-659-3016 Fax: 573-632-3460 The compliance officer or acting compliance officer will: 1. Coordinate district compliance with this policy and the law. 2. Receive all grievances regarding discrimination, harassment and retaliation in the Jefferson City School District. 3. Serve as the district’s designated Title IX, Section 504 and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) coordinator, as well as the contact person for compliance with other discrimination laws. 4. Investigate or assign persons to investigate grievances; monitor the status of grievances to ensure that additional discrimination, harassment and retaliation do not occur; and recommend consequences. 5. Review all evidence brought in disciplinary matters to determine whether additional remedies are available, such as separating students in the school environment. 6. Determine whether district employees with knowledge of discrimination, harassment or retaliation failed to carry out their reporting duties and recommend disciplinary action, if necessary. 7. Communicate regularly with the district's law enforcement unit to determine whether any reported crimes constitute potential discrimination, harassment or retaliation. 8. Oversee discrimination, harassment or retaliation grievances, including identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems and reporting such problems and patterns to the superintendent or the Board. 9. Seek legal advice when necessary to enforce this policy. 10. Report to the superintendent and the Board aggregate information regarding the number and frequency of grievances and compliance with this policy. 11. Make recommendations regarding changing this policy or the implementation of this policy. 12. Coordinate and institute training programs for district staff and supervisors as necessary to meet the goals of this policy, including instruction in recognizing behavior that constitutes discrimination, harassment and retaliation. 13. Perform other duties as assigned by the superintendent. Public Notice The superintendent or designee will continuously publicize the district’s policy prohibiting discrimination, harassment and retaliation and disseminate information on how to report discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Notification of the district's policy will be posted in a public area of each building used for instruction or employment or open to the public. Information will also be distributed annually to employees, parents/guardians and students as well as to newly enrolled students and newly hired employees. District bulletins, catalogs, application forms, recruitment material and the district’s website will include a statement that the Jefferson City School District does not discriminate in its programs, services, activities, facilities or with regard to employment. The district will provide information in alternative formats when necessary to accommodate persons with disabilities. Reporting Students, employees and others may attempt to resolve minor issues by addressing concerns directly to the person alleged to have violated this policy, but they are not expected or required to do so. Any attempts to voluntarily resolve a grievance will not delay the investigation once a report has been made to the district. Unless the concern is otherwise voluntarily resolved, all persons must report incidents that might constitute discrimination, harassment or retaliation directly to the compliance officer or acting compliance officer. All district employees will instruct all persons seeking to make a grievance to communicate directly with the compliance officer. Even if the potential victim of discrimination, harassment or retaliation does not file a grievance, district employees are required to report to the compliance officer any observations, rumors or other information regarding actions prohibited by this policy. If a verbal grievance is made, the person will be asked to submit a written complaint to the compliance officer or acting compliance officer. If a person refuses or is unable to submit a written complaint, the compliance officer will summarize the verbal complaint in writing. A grievance is not needed for the district to take action upon finding a violation of law, district policy or district expectations. Even if a grievance is not directly filed, if the compliance officer otherwise learns about possible discrimination, harassment or retaliation, including violence, the district will conduct a prompt, impartial, adequate, reliable and thorough investigation to determine whether unlawful conduct occurred and will implement the appropriate interim measures if necessary. Student-on-Student Harassment Building-level administrators are in a unique position to identify and address discrimination, harassment and retaliation between students, particularly when behaviors are reported through the normal disciplinary process and not through a grievance. The administrator has the ability to immediately discipline a student for prohibited behavior in accordance with the district’s discipline policy. The administrator will report all incidents of discrimination, harassment and retaliation to the compliance officer and will direct the parent/guardian and student to the compliance officer for further assistance. The compliance officer may determine that the incident has been appropriately addressed or recommend additional action. When a grievance is filed, the investigation and complaint process detailed below will be used. Investigation The district will immediately investigate all grievances. All persons are required to cooperate fully in the investigation. The district compliance officer or other designated investigator may utilize an attorney or other professionals to conduct the investigation. In determining whether alleged conduct constitutes discrimination, harassment or retaliation, the district will consider the surrounding circumstances, the nature of the behavior, the relationships between the parties involved, past incidents, the context in which the alleged incidents occurred and all other relevant information. Whether a particular action or incident constitutes a violation of this policy requires a determination based on all of the facts and surrounding circumstances. If, after investigation, school officials determine that it is more likely than not (the preponderance of the evidence standard) that discrimination, harassment or other prohibited behavior has occurred, the district will take immediate corrective action. Grievance Process Overview 1. As all grievances will be investigated by an impartial investigator, if a person designated to hear a grievance or appeal is the subject of the grievance, the compliance officer may designate an alternative person to hear the grievance, or the next highest step in the grievance process will be used. For example, if the grievance involves the superintendent, the compliance officer may designate someone outside the district to hear the grievance in lieu of the superintendent, or the grievance may be heard directly by the Board. 2. An extension of the investigation and reporting deadlines may be warranted if extenuating circumstances exist as determined by the district's compliance officer. The person filing the complaint will be notified when deadlines are extended. If more than twice the allotted time has expired without a response, the appeal may be taken to the next level. 3. Failure of the person filing the grievance to appeal within the timelines given will be considered acceptance of the findings and remedial action taken. 4. The district will investigate all grievances, even if an outside enforcing agency such as the Office for Civil Rights, law enforcement or the CD is also investigating a complaint arising from the same circumstances.

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The district will only share information regarding an individually identifiable student or employee with the person filing the grievance or other persons if allowed by law and in accordance with Board policy. Upon receiving a grievance, district administrators or supervisors, after consultation with the compliance officer, will implement interim measures as described in this policy if necessary to prevent further potential discrimination, harassment or retaliation during the pending investigation.

Filing a Grievance Grievances shall be submitted in writing to the compliance officer: Assistant to the Superintendent for Human Resources Jefferson City Public Schools 315 East Dunklin Jefferson City, MO 65101 Phone: 573-659-3013 Fax: 573-659-3044 Grievance Process 1. Level I – A grievance is filed with the district's compliance officer. The compliance officer may, at his or her discretion, assign a school principal or other appropriate supervisor to conduct the investigation when appropriate. If the compliance officer is the subject of the grievance, the grievance shall be referred to a school principal or other appropriate supervisor to conduct the investigation. Regardless of who investigates the grievance, an investigation will commence immediately, but no later than five working days after the compliance officer receives the grievance. The compliance officer or designee shall conduct a prompt, impartial, adequate, reliable and thorough investigation, including the opportunity for the person filing the grievance and other parties involved to identify witnesses and provide information and other evidence. The compliance officer or designee will evaluate all relevant information and documentation relating to the grievance. Within 30 working days of receiving the grievance, the compliance officer will complete a written report that summarizes the facts and makes conclusions on whether the facts constitute a violation of this policy based on the appropriate legal standards. If a violation of this policy is found, the compliance officer will recommend corrective action to the superintendent to address the discrimination, harassment or retaliation; prevent recurrence; and remedy its effects. If someone other than the compliance officer conducts the investigation, the compliance officer or acting compliance officer will review and sign the report. The person who filed the grievance, the victim if someone other than the victim filed the grievance, and any alleged perpetrator will be notified in writing, within five working days of the completion of the report, in accordance with law and district policy, regarding whether the district's compliance officer or designee determined that district policy was violated. 2. Level II – Within five working days after receiving the Level I decision, the person filing the grievance, the victim if someone other than the victim filed the grievance, or any alleged perpetrator may appeal the compliance officer’s decision to the superintendent by notifying the superintendent in writing. The superintendent may, at his or her discretion, designate another person (other than the compliance officer) to review the matter when appropriate. Within ten working days, the superintendent will complete a written decision on the appeal, stating whether a violation of this policy is found and, if so, stating what corrective actions will be implemented. If someone other than the superintendent conducts the appeal, the superintendent will review and sign the report before it is given to the person appealing. A copy of the appeal and decision will be given to the compliance officer or acting compliance officer. The person who initially filed the grievance, the victim if someone other than the victim filed the grievance, and any alleged perpetrator will be notified in writing, within five working days of the superintendent's decision, regarding whether the superintendent or designee determined that district policy was violated. 3. Level III – Within five working days after receiving the Level II decision, the person filing the grievance, the victim if someone other than the victim filed the grievance, or any alleged perpetrator may appeal the superintendent’s decision to the Board by notifying the Board secretary in writing. The person filing the grievance and the alleged perpetrator will be allowed to address the Board, and the Board may call for the presence of such other persons deemed necessary. The person filing the grievance will be allowed to present witnesses and evidence to the Board. The Board will issue a decision within 30 working days for implementation by the administration. The Board secretary will give the compliance officer or acting compliance officer a copy of the appeal and decision. The person who filed the grievance, the victim if someone other than the victim filed the grievance, and the alleged perpetrator will be notified in writing, within five working days of the Board's decision, in accordance with law and district policy, regarding whether the Board determined that district policy was violated. The district will take steps to prevent the recurrence of any discrimination and correct its discriminatory effects on the complainant and others, where appropriate. The decision of the Board is final. Confidentiality and Records To the extent permitted by law and in accordance with Board policy, the district will keep confidential the identity of the person filing a grievance and any grievance or other document that is generated or received pertaining to grievances. Information may be disclosed if necessary to further the investigation, appeal or resolution of a grievance, or if necessary to carry out disciplinary measures. The district will disclose information to the district’s attorney, law enforcement, the CD and others when necessary to enforce this policy or when required by law. In implementing this policy, the district will comply with state and federal laws regarding the confidentiality of student and employee records. Information regarding any resulting employee or student disciplinary action will be maintained and released in the same manner as any other disciplinary record. The district will keep any documentation created in investigating the complaint including, but not limited to, documentation considered when making any conclusions, in accordance with the Missouri Secretary of State's retention manuals and as advised by the district's attorney. Training The district will provide training to employees on identifying and reporting acts that may constitute discrimination, harassment or retaliation. The district will instruct employees to make all complaints to the district's compliance officer or acting compliance officer and will provide current contact information for these persons. The district will inform employees of the consequences of violating this policy and the remedies the district may use to rectify policy violations. All employees will have access to the district's current policy, required notices and complaint forms. The district will provide additional training to any person responsible for investigating potential discrimination, harassment or retaliation. The district will provide information to parents/guardians and students regarding this policy and will provide age-appropriate instruction to students. ******* In the event of a discrepancy between an administrative procedure and a Board policy, the Board policy will take precedence.

504 Public Notice The Jefferson City Public School District, as a recipient of federal financial assistance from the United States Department of Education and operates a public elementary or secondary education program and/or activity, is required to undertake to identify and locate every qualified person residing in the District who is not receiving a public education; and take appropriate steps to notify disabled persons and their parents or guardians of the District’s duty. The Jefferson City Public School District assures that it will provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to each qualified disabled person in the District’s jurisdiction regardless of the nature or severity of the person’s disability. For purposes of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the provision of an appropriate education is the provision of regular or special and related aids and services that (i) are designed to meet individual educational needs of disabled persons as adequately as the needs of non-disabled persons are met and (ii) are based on adherence to procedures that satisfy the requirements of the 504 federal regulations. The Jefferson City Public School District has developed a 504 Procedures Manual for the implementation of federal regulations for Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Subpart D. This Procedures Manual may be reviewed at the Jefferson City Public Schools Board of Education Building. 315 East Dunklin, Jefferson City Mo 65101 from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

This notice will be provided in native languages as appropriate.

Notice of Nondiscrimination Applicants for admission or employment, students, parents of elementary and secondary school students, employees, sources of referral and applicants for employment, and all professional organizations that have entered into agreements with our School District are hereby notified that our School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning our School District’s compliance with the laws and regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), the Age Discrimination Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), is directed to the Compliance Coordinator below, who has been designated by our School District to coordinate our School District’s efforts to comply with the laws and regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, the Age Discrimination Act, Section 504, and Title II of the ADA. In addition, any inquiries concerning our School District’s Compliance with the employment provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is also directed to the Compliance Coordinator below. Our School District has established grievance procedures for persons unable to resolve problems arising under the statutes above. The Compliance Coordinator for the applicable law, whose position is listed below, will provide information regarding those procedures upon request. Any person who is unable to resolve a problem or grievance arising under Title VI, Title IX, the Age Discrimination Act, Section 504, or Title II of the ADA, may contact the Office for Civil Rights, Region VII, 8930 Ward Parkway, Suite 2037, Kansas City, MO 64114; phone (816) 268-0550. Compliance Coordinator for Laws Listed in this Notice: Director of Special Services, Jefferson City Public School District 315 E Dunklin Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101 (573) 659-3016

Public School District/Free Appropriate Public Education Notice All public schools are required to provide a free and appropriate public education to all students with disabilities, including those attending private/parochial schools, beginning on the child’s third birthday through age twenty (20), regardless of the child’s disability. The public school assures that to comply with the full educational opportunity goal, services for students three (3) through twenty-one (21) will be fully implemented by 1999. Disabilities include: learning disabilities, mental retardation, behavior disorders/emotional disturbance, speech disorders (voice, fluency, or articulation), language disorders, visually impaired, hearing impaired, physically/other health impaired, multiple disabilities, deaf/blind, autism, early childhood special education, and traumatic brain injury. The public school assures that it will provide information and referral services necessary to assist the State in the implementation of early intervention services for infants and toddlers eligible for the Missouri’s First Steps Program. All public schools are required to provide parents the right to inspect and review personally identifiable information collected and used or maintained by the district relating to their children. Parents have the right to request amendment of these records if they feel the information is inaccurate, misleading, or violates the privacy or other rights of their children. Parents have the right to file complaints with the U.S. Department of Education or the Missouri State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education concerning alleged failures by the District to meet the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). You may contact the school district if you wish to review the requirements provided in FERPA. The public school has developed a Local Compliance Plan for implementation of Special Education and this Plan is available for public review during regular school hours on days school is in session in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools. The Local Compliance Plan is a written narrative which describes the district’s plan for compliance with the requirements for identifying and serving all students with disabilities. Included in this plan are the policies and procedures which the district must follow regarding storage, disclosure to third parties, retention, and destruction of personally identifiable information. The plan also describes the assurances that services are provided in compliance with the requirement of 34 CFR 76.301 of the General Education Act. Public schools in the State of Missouri are required to conduct an annual census of all children with disabilities or suspected disabilities from birth through age twenty (20) who reside in the district or whose parent/legal guardian resides in the district. This Census is compiled as of May 1 each year. This information is treated as confidential and submitted to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Information to be collected includes: name of each child, parent/legal guardian’s name/address; birth date and age of each child; and each child’s disability or suspected disability. Should the district fail to submit an annual census, the State Board of Education may withhold state aid until the census is submitted. If you have a child with a disability or know of a child with a disability who is not attending the public school, please contact your school district. This notice can be provided in languages such as Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, and Vietnamese or any other language as may be necessary. March 2010 Standard Complaint Resolution Procedure For No Child Left Behind Programs This complaint resolution procedure applies to all programs administered by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). A complaint is a formal allegation that a specific federal or state law or regulation has been violated, misapplies, or misinterpreted by school district personnel or by Department of Education personnel. Any parent or guardian, surrogate parent, teacher, administrator, school board member, or other person directly involved with an activity, program, or project operated under the general supervision of the Department may file a complaint. Such a complaint must be in writing and signed; it will provide specific details of the situation and indicate the law or regulation that is allegedly being violated, misapplied, or misinterpreted. The written, signed complaint must be filed and the resolution pursued in accordance with local school board policy KL-AP. If the issue cannot be resolved at the local level, the complainant may file a complaint with the Missouri Department of Education. If there is not evidence that the parties have attempted in good faith to resolve the complaint at the local level, the Department may require the parties to do so and may provide technical assistance to facilitate such resolution. Any persons directly affected by the actions of the Department may file a similarly written complaint if they believe state or federal laws or regulations have been violated, misapplies, or misinterpreted by the Department itself. Anyone wishing more information about this procedure or how complaints are resolved may contact local district or Department personnel.

Annual Notice of Directory Information Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Directory information (including publications containing student information) will be released by the schools without further comment, unless the parent(s)/legal guardian(s) or eligible student (a student who is 18 years or older) informs the principal of the student’s school, in writing, by September 4, 2011, regarding any or all items he/she does not wish to be released without prior written consent.” Directory information is information contained in an education record of a student that generally would not be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. The school district designates the following items as directory information: Students in kindergarten through eighth grade -- Student's name; parent's name; date and place of birth; grade level; bus assignment; enrollment status (e.g., fulltime or part-time); participation in school-based activities and sports; weight and height of members of athletic teams; dates of attendance; honors and awards received; artwork or coursework displayed by the district; most recent previous school attended; and photographs, videotapes, digital images and recorded sound unless such photographs, videotapes, digital images and recorded sound would be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy. Generally, schools must have written permission from the parent or eligible student in order to release any information from a student's education record. However, FERPA allows schools to disclose those records, without consent, to the following parties or under the following conditions (34 CFR Part 99.31): School officials with legitimate educational interest; other schools to which a student is transferring; specified officials for auditor evaluation purposes; appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student; organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the school; accrediting organizations; to comply with a judicial order or lawfully

issued subpoena; appropriate officials in cases of health and safety emergencies; and state and local authorities, within a juvenile justice system, pursuant to specific State law. Questions regarding student directory information should be directed to the school principal or the Office of School-Community Relations (659-3018).

Family Rights and Privacy Act Notification The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age ("eligible students") certain rights with respect to the student's education records. These rights are: The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day the School receives a request for access. Parents or eligible students should submit to the School principal [or appropriate school official] a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The School official will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student's privacy rights under FERPA. Parents or eligible students who wish to ask the School to amend a record should write the School principal [or appropriate school official], clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it should be changed. If the School decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the School will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing. The right to privacy of personally identifiable information in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the School as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the School Board; a person or company with whom the School has outsourced services or functions it would otherwise use its own employees to perform (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee; or a parent, student, or other volunteer assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the School discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll, or is already enrolled if the disclosure is for purposes of the student's enrollment or transfer. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the School to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA are: Family Policy Compliance Office - U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20202-8520

JEFFERSON CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS ANTI-BULLYING POLICY Jefferson City Public Schools is committed to maintaining a climate that will not accept any form of bullying. In most cases, bullying is an intentional action to show an imbalance of power or strength. It can be done once or repeatedly. Bullying can be written, verbal, or in physical form. It can occur in person, through notes/messages, and/or electronically (e.g., emails, text messages). FOUR ANTI-BULLYING EXPECTATIONS: 1. 2. 3. 4.

I will not bully others. I will try to help students who are bullied. I will make it a point to include students who are easily left out. If I know that someone is bullied, I will tell an adult at school and/or home.

Examples of bullying include, but are not limited to.... • Teasing/Verbal Taunts • Name Calling/Put Downs • Giving Dirty Looks • Spreading Rumors • Gossiping • Intimidating/Threatening Actions • Physical Violence • Defacing/Damaging Property • Intentionally Leaving Others Out • Extortion/Theft • Online threats, attacks or intimidation Consequences for bullying will follow the discipline policy approved for Jefferson City secondary schools, and may lead to exclusion from school trips and activities. Bullying (see board policy JFCF): Repeated and systematic intimidation, harassment, and attacks on a student or multiple students perpetuated by individuals or groups. First Offense: Principal/Student conference, detention, in-school suspension, or 1-180 days out-of- school suspension. Subsequent Offense: 1-180 days out-of-school suspension or expulsion.