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Handbook - Iberville Parish School District
2013-2014
Student/Parent
Handbook
“Schools where all
students can learn”
Iberville Parish School Board
P.O. Box 151
Plaquemine, LA 70765-0151
Phone (225) 687-4341
TABLE OF CONTENTS
List of School Board Members......................................................................... 1
List of Parish Public Schools........................................................................... 2
Vision-Mission Statement.............................................................................. 3
Message from the Superintendent.................................................................... 4
School Calendar......................................................................................... 5
Iberville Parish Goals and Objectives................................................................ 6
PREFACE
Parent Question Guide................................................................................. 7
Visitors to the Schools.................................................................................. 8
ATTENDANCE
Compulsory Attendance Ages......................................................................... 8
Definition................................................................................................. 9
General Attendance Policies.........................................................................11
Student Attendance Requirements..................................................................12
Section 504.............................................................................................13
Limited English Proficiency Program................................................................14
Gifted/Talented Program.............................................................................14
Adult Education........................................................................................15
Student Dress Code ...................................................................................15
Mandatory School Uniform Policy...................................................................15
Hair Policy...............................................................................................19
Identification Badges..................................................................................19
School Breakfast and Lunch Policies................................................................19
STUDENT RECORDS
Students Records Open to Parent and Adult Students............................................22
Access to Student Records............................................................................22
State Testing Program.................................................................................26
Promotion, Achievement and Graduation..........................................................27
Graduation/Honors Procedures......................................................................28
Graduation Honor Policy..............................................................................29
Criteria for Promotion.................................................................................30
Grading and Reporting Policies......................................................................32
Textbook and Library Book Policy...................................................................34
DISCIPLINE/SPECIAL RULES OF CONDUCT
Discipline Policy........................................................................................35
Bullying, Cyberbullying, Intimidation, Harassment, and Hazing...............................37
Electronic Telecommunication Devices.............................................................39
Cell Phone Policy.......................................................................................39
Zero Tolerance Violence Prevention Program.....................................................40
Academy Program Requirements....................................................................43
Discipline Infractions..................................................................................44
Math, Science and Arts Academy Three Strikes Policy...........................................48
Due Process for Suspensions and Expulsions.......................................................50
Expulsion for Assault and Battery...................................................................52
Corporal Punishment..................................................................................53
Discipline of Students with Disabilities.............................................................53
Student Searches.......................................................................................60
Metal Detectors........................................................................................62
Student Cooperation..................................................................................63
Hall Conduct............................................................................................63
Corridor Courtesy......................................................................................64
Care of the Building...................................................................................64
Public Displays of Affection..........................................................................64
Leaving Campus........................................................................................64
Policies in General.....................................................................................64
Gifts Delivered to School.............................................................................65
Student Automobiles and Parking...................................................................65
Telephone Regulations................................................................................65
Lockers..................................................................................................66
Physical Education.....................................................................................66
Guidance................................................................................................66
Checking Out for Illness or Other Reasons.........................................................67
Withdrawal and Transfer..............................................................................67
Student Insurance......................................................................................67
Accidents................................................................................................68
Assemblies..............................................................................................68
Lost and Found.........................................................................................68
Students Who Owe Money............................................................................68
Parent-Teacher Conferences.........................................................................68
Cheating.................................................................................................69
Homework...............................................................................................69
Punishwork..............................................................................................69
Make-up Work..........................................................................................69
Student Transportation................................................................................70
Video Surveillance Camera on School Buses.......................................................71
BOARD POLICIES/STATE LAWS
Student Organizations.................................................................................74
Interscholastic Activities..............................................................................74
Scholastic Requirements for Interscholastic Activities...........................................75
Alcohol, Drug, and Tobacco Usage by Athletes....................................................75
Regulations Governing Teaching Homebound & Hospitalized...................................76
Administration of Medication........................................................................77
Control of Lice.........................................................................................80
Pesticide and Herbicide Notification................................................................80
Act 197 - Firearm - Free Zone.......................................................................80
Law Governing Child Abuse...........................................................................80
Children in Need of Care.............................................................................81
Homeless Assistance Information....................................................................83
Student Alcohol and Drug Use........................................................................84
Expulsion................................................................................................84
Help for Alcohol and Drug Problems................................................................88
Title IX Policy Notification............................................................................89
Sexual Harassment.....................................................................................90
Grievance Procedures.................................................................................90
Internet Use and Contract............................................................................93
Parental Involvement Plan...........................................................................95
Parent/Student Commitment Form............................................................... 101
Statement of Compliance.......................................................................... 101
Relations With Armed Forces/Military Agencies................................................. 102
Internet Use - Denial of Permission Form........................................................ 102
IBERVILLE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
PRESIDENT: Melvin Lodge
VICE PRESIDENT: Glyna Kelley
ELECTION
DISTRICTS
MEMBERS
ADDRESS
A
Donald Patterson P. O. Box 543
Maringouin, 70757
B
Pamela George
C
Glyna M. Kelley
D
Michael Hebert
E
Polly Higdon
P. O. Box 304
Grosse Tete, 70740
F
Michael Barbee
58110 LaBauve Ave.
Plaquemine, 70764
G
Tom Delahaye
58425 St. Clement Ave.
Plaquemine, 70764
H
Dorothy Sansoni
23730 Cypress St.
Plaquemine, 70764
I
Yolanda Laws
24705 Hebert St.
Plaquemine, 70764
J
Brian Willis
59590-B Belleview Dr.
Plaquemine, 70764
K
Nancy Broussard
610 Pecan Drive
St. Gabriel, 70776
L
Freddie Molden, III
P. O. Box 266
White Castle, 70788
3665 Grenada Dr.
St. Gabriel, 70776
M
Melvin Lodge
N
John Morris, III
O
Darlene Ourso
65785 J. R. Drive
Plaquemine, 70764
24850 Stassi Road
Plaquemine, 70764
59395 Stone Wall Dr.
Plaquemine, 70764
32830 Adams Drive
White Castle, 70788
57030 Ourso Rd.
White Castle, 70788
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IBERVILLE PARISH PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND PRINCIPALS
SCHOOL PHONE #
Dorseyville Elementary
31505 Highway 1 - P.O. Box 518
White Castle, LA 70788
545-3805
545-2534 (FAX)
PreK-6
East Iberville Elementary & High
3285 Highway 75
St. Gabriel, LA 70776
642-0032
642-5476
642-9607(FAX)
PreK-12
Math, Science and Arts Academy - West Bank E.J. Gay Campus-West Bank 57955 St. Louis Road P.O. Box 717
Plaquemine, LA 70764
687-6027
687-6845
687-6826(FAX)
K-5
6-12
Math, Science and Arts Academy - East Bank
1400 Garden Simon LeBlanc Dr (Hwy. 30)
St. Gabriel, LA 70776
238-0150
642-9748 (FAX)
K-12
Iberville Elementary
58650 Iron Farm Road
Plaquemine, LA 70764
687-2217
687-2266 (FAX)
PreK-6
North Iberville Elementary
P.O. Box 200
13770 Highway 77
Rosedale, LA 70772
625-2522
625-2559 (FAX)
PreK-6
Plaquemine Senior High
P.O. Box 326
59595 Belleview Road
Plaquemine, LA 70764
687-6367
687-4422(FAX)
7-12
545-3621
545-2964 (FAX)
7-12
Crescent Atchafalaya Basin Academy 62575 Bayou Road Plaquemine, LA 70764
White Castle High
32695 Graham Street
White Castle, LA 70788
659-2437
545-3968
659-7242 (FAX)
MSA North Virtual Academy
625-2522
P.O. Box 200
625-2559 (FAX)
13770 Highway 77
Rosedale, LA 70772
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GRADE
PreK-6
7-12
Vision and Mission
of
Iberville Parish Public Schools
Vision:
Through a platform of student achievement and good character, every Iberville Parish
student will:
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n
n
Develop skills and positive behaviors,
Discover interests and talents, and
Declare future aspirations
Mission:
The mission of Iberville Parish Public School System is to produce a student who will
possess:
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a willingness to change and learn continuously;
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a strong work ethic;
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core academic learning to solve real life problems;
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teamwork skills;
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technology skills to solve problems; and
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a desire for continuous career preparation.
The vision is clearly defined below.
Develop skills and positive behaviors: Pre-reading, reading, and the basis of writing,
math and science skills must be mastered before self-learning can occur. Children
typically learn these fundamental skills from birth through grade 3. Students must be
given every opportunity to develop fluid language and master reading and math by the
end of grade 3. Specialized tutoring programs, enhanced studies for the rapid learner
or new and exciting methods of teaching and learning that optimizes students’ abilities
must be a focus of primary school education.
Discover interests and talents: It is said that those who enjoy their work are most
successful at their jobs. Students in grades 4-9 begin to exhibit certain interests and
their natural talents become evident. These talents and interests are the inner forces
that drive students to learn and explore. They are the reason that many students come
to school and become engaged in learning. It is the responsibility of a school district to
assist students with a.) recognizing their interests and talents, and then b.) building
an academic future around them so that all children will learn in a meaningful way
and begin the pathway to their future.
Declare future aspirations: Students in grades 10-12 will have gained academic skills to
allow them to explore the profession that interests them most. It is during the Declare
phase of their education that children complete their academic requirements, announce
the professional area that will be pursued after high school, and take electives that will
support their chosen field. In the Declare stage, students may redefine their interests
and redirect their course of study. At the completion of grades K-12, all students must
be prepared to enter post secondary education, the military, or work world with skills
to make them successful and happy.
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MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
Dear Parents:
Seeing that your child receives the best education possible is the
primary mission of the Iberville Parish School System. Our team of
dedicated professionals have as their goal working with both you and your
child to see that this mission is accomplished. I encourage you to visit
your child’s school and meet with our team of teachers, administrators,
and staff who are there to help. You are your child’s first teacher, and
we need a strong cooperative partnership between you and the school
teams to ensure that your child reaches his/her ultimate potential.
To operate an organized and efficient learning environment for our
children, certain rules and regulations have been established. This
handbook contains a summary of those policies by which all students in
our schools are expected to abide. Please read over this material and
contact the school staff if you have any questions or comments. We ask
for your support in our efforts.
We look forward to working with you and your child in the coming
year, and we are confident that this school year will be our best yet.
Sincerely,
P. Edward Cancienne, Jr. Ph.D.
Superintendent
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IBERVILLE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
2013-2014 SCHOOL CALENDAR
Teacher Professional Development....................................... Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Teacher Work Day (NO STUDENTS)................................... Wednesday, August 7, 2013
First Full Day for Students................................................ Thursday, August 8, 2013
Staff Development All Day (NO STUDENTS)............................ Friday, October 11, 2013
Staff Development All Day (NO STUDENTS)............................ Friday, January 17, 2014
Staff Development All Day (NO STUDENTS)................................ Friday, March 7, 2014
Baccalaureate Ceremony.................................. MSA West Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Baccalaureate Ceremony.......................................MSA East Thursday, May l5, 2014
Graduation for Seniors........................ PHS, WCHS, EAST HIGH - Friday, May 16, 2014
Closing Day of School for Students (1/2 Day)............................. Tuesday, May 22, 2014
Teacher Workday.............................................................. Tuesday, May 23, 2014
May 19, 20, 21, 22, 2014 will be ½ days for students due to final exams
Staff Development full-days: October 11, 2013, January 17, 2014 and March 7, 2014
(NO STUDENTS)
HOLIDAYS
Labor Day.......................... 1....................................Monday, September 2, 2013
Veterans’ Day...................... 1................................... Monday, November 11, 2013
Thanksgiving Holidays............ 5....................... Monday-Friday November 25-29, 2013
Christmas and New Years........ 10.....Monday, December 23, 2013-Friday, January 3, 2014
Martin Luther King Birthday..... 1......................................Monday, January 20, 2014
Mardi Gras.......................... 2............................ Monday-Tuesday, March 3-4, 2014
Easter............................... 6....................... Friday April 18 - Friday, April 25, 2014
Total
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NINE WEEKS ENDING DATES
First Nine Weeks........................................................Thursday, October 10, 2013
Second Nine Weeks......................................................Friday, December 20, 2013
Third Nine Weeks.......................................................Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Fourth Nine Weeks...........................................................Thursday, May 22, 2014
END OF PROGRESS REPORT PERIOD
First Nine Weeks........................................................Monday, September 9,
Second Nine Weeks................................................Wednesday, November 13,
Third Nine Weeks.....................................................Wednesday, February 5,
Fourth Nine Weeks.......................................................... Thursday, April 10,
2013
2013
2014
2014
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GOAL I: To create a system of organization
OBJECTIVES:
• Create unity of purpose, function and implementation within the central office, among
principals and school administrators, faculties and staffs
• Continue to implement a transportation system that efficiently and safely transfers students
to all school activities, before, during and after school hours, in and out of the parish
• Meet the needs of a changing school system by creating a maintenance plan for preventative, emergency, priority and planned jobs
• Standardize key financial business practices
• Redesign technology infrastructure and secure hardware that will allow the system to
perform functions demanded by a progressive school system
• Establish a salary structure that facilitates recruitment and retention of personnel
• Intensify the Optional Education Program to make it a more meaningful program
• Address excessive personnel absenteeism
• Require that teachers’ and administrators’ annual goals and objectives focus directly on
student achievement
• Establish schools of choice for students and their families
• Coordinate all educational programs to focus funding and services on accomplishing tasks
of The Master Plan
GOAL II: To establish a system of rigorous curriculum and meaningful
instruction
OBJECTIVES:
• Use data to improve teaching and learning and to guide decision making
• Provide continual staff development to teachers for the purpose of advancing student
learning
• Provide continual staff development to district leaders and principals for the purpose of
advancing student learning
• Align curriculum vertically and horizontally for PK-12
• Employ a variety of teaching techniques that address the needs and learning styles of
students
• Establish formative and summative assessments that align with a sequenced, vertical
curriculum
• Provide specialized learning opportunities for students in grades PK-3 who need additional
services to remediate or extend the standard curriculum
• Provide specialized learning opportunities for students in grades 4-9 who need additional
services to remediate or extend the standard curriculum
• Redesign high schools to meet the more rigorous state and national standards
• Establish an effective monitoring of curriculum and instruction
• Create a program of identification and service to students with excessive absenteeism
(more than 3 unexcused absences)
• Coordinate curriculum and best practices of Head Start and PK in public schools
• Utilize all aspects of the Special Education Program to achieve optimum performance in
the district
• Create year-round and after school activities for students that focus on academics and
good character
GOAL III: To design a system of community input and support of the
school district
OBJECTIVES:
• Communicate to parents, community members, business and industry all school information, functions and programs
• Use the expertise of available resources in the district to enhance teaching and student
learning
• Partner with businesses and universities to bridge student learning from high school to
post secondary endeavors, job, or further education
• Utilize faith-based initiatives to strengthen district goals and objectives
• Solicit input from community representatives and report on progress of district initiatives
on an annual basis
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PREFACE
The Iberville Parish Handbook on Attendance, Discipline, and Student Records is designed
to balance the rights of students, parents, and school personnel with the duty of the School
Board to maintain a proper learning environment.
This guide, subject to change, exists for the purpose of pointing out to students, parents, and school personnel certain rights and responsibilities. It contains laws, regulations,
procedures, codes, policies regarding rights, duties, and obligations of students, of parents,
of school personnel and possible consequences of non-compliance with the rules. Additionally, it contains pertinent information that students need to know.
It is the professional belief of the staff and administrators at all schools of Iberville Parish
that this Disciplinary Plan will assist in providing a safer, healthier, and happier atmosphere
for every child to learn.
The information concerning discipline in the Handbook exists for the purpose of insuring orderliness in the schools and safeguarding the rights of students and school personnel.
No one has the right to interfere with the student’s right to learn or the teacher’s right to
teach.
Any changes made to this handbook during the academic year will not go into effect until
said changes have been first promulgated to the students, parents, and school personnel.
A GUIDE FOR THE PARENT WITH QUESTIONS & GREIVANCES
A parent is always welcome to “go to the top” with a question, but the most efficient
way to get an answer is to ask the person closest to the problem. Here are some timesaving steps:
First—
If it’s about your child, call the school and make an appointment with the teacher
or person directly involved with the specific concern.
If it’s about the school, call the school secretary who will either answer your
questions or direct you to the principal for a direct answer or an appointment.
If it’s about the school system in general, or if you feel that one of the departments
listed is closely related to your problem, call the School Board Office. The phone
number is (225) 687-4341.
........................................ Supervisor of Instruction-High School
.......................................................... Personnel Coordinator
Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction
................................................... Supervisor of Transportation
Title IX
............................................... Supervisor of Special Education
504 Coordinator
........................................ Supervisor of Instruction- Elementary
................................................. Child Welfare and Attendance
Coordinator/Parishwide DFSC
........................................................ Food Service Supervisor
....................................................... Supervisor of Technology
.......................................................... Chief Financial Officer
......................................................... Chief Academic Officer
Second— If there is still an unanswered complaint, you may want to contact the
Superintendent. In cases of suspension, the Superintendent or designee’s decision
is final.
Third—
Any parent or visitor is encouraged to visit the schools; however, they must report
to the principal’s office upon their arrival.
Nonconformance with school policy shall be considered trespassing, and trespassers
shall be subject to arrest.
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Visitors to the schools
The School Board welcomes and encourages parents and
other school patrons to visit the schools at appropriate times; in
fact, special programs and visiting days may be planned throughout
each school year to provide opportunity for such visits.
Principals shall be responsible for establishing procedures
that will ensure the proper protection of instructional time and
the welfare of the students. All visitors, however, shall report to
the administrative office to obtain a visitor’s pass and to sign in
immediately upon coming onto school grounds for their visit. Office
personnel, principal, or designee, counselor, etc., shall be made
aware of the purpose of the visit. If at all possible, all visits should
be prearranged.
The Board, in accordance with state law, shall authorize principals, or their designees, school administrators, or school security guards to search the person and any item in
the possession of a person who is not a student enrolled in school or any school employee,
while in or on any school property. The search may be conducted at random with a metal
detector, or physically when there is reasonable suspicion that such person has any weapons,
illegal drugs, alcohol, stolen goods, or other materials which violate Board policy.
The Iberville Parish Handbook for Attendance, Discipline, and Student Records will be
reviewed and revised during the month of February. Any parent wishing to make suggestions
or express concerns must contact their school’s principal or mail written suggestions to:
Mrs. Mercedes O. Doré
Child Welfare and Attendance Coordinator
Iberville Parish Schools
P.O. Box 151
Plaquemine, LA 70765-0151
COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE AGES
Except as provided by law, every child in the state is required by state law to attend
public or private school from the child’s seventh (7th) birthday until his/her eighteenth (18th)
birthday, unless the child graduates prior to his/her eighteenth (18th) birthday. Any child
below the age of seven (7) who legally enrolls in school shall also be required to attend school.
If a child in these age brackets was a resident of this parish when school opened and enters
school late without having attended another public or private school or approved home study
program during the current school session within or without the parish, a statement should be
secured from the parents or guardian giving the reasons why the child has not been in school.
If these reasons are not satisfactory, the matter should be referred to the Supervisor of Child
Welfare and Attendance, who may find it necessary to refer it to the proper court. The
only exceptions to the compulsory school attendance provisions of state law are as follows:
1.
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Children mentally, physically, or emotionally incapacitated to perform school
duties, and children unable to profit from further school experience, such
exceptions to be certified in writing by a psychiatrist, psychologist, recognized evaluation centers or clinics, or other professionally qualified person
or agency designated by the Board.
2.
Children living outside the boundaries of a city, town or municipality, more
than 2 1/2 miles from a school or suitable grade where adequate free transportation is not furnished by the Board and children living more than 1 1/2
miles from a transfer route providing transportation furnished by the School
Board to a school of suitable grade; and,
Children temporarily excused from school, as follows:
3.
(a) Children who are ill and whose attendance in school would endanger their
own health or that of their classmates, and who have a certificate of a
physician licensed to practice in Louisiana verifying said illness;
(b) Children in whose families there is serious illness which would reasonably
necessitate the absence from school, if in the judgement of the Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance, such absence is justified, or if
the illness is substantiated in writing by a licensed Louisiana physician;
(c) Children in whose immediate family a death has occurred, such absence
is not to exceed one week because of and at the time of such death; and
(d)
Children whose religious faith requires absence for the observance of a
special and recognized holy day of the child’s own faith.
Compulsory attendance does not apply to any child who is under the age of seventeen
(17) and is attending or seeking admission to a National Guard Youth Challenge Program in
Louisiana.
The principal may require certificates from practicing physicians or dentists
substantiating all illness. The principal may also require written evidence from
church authorities relative to requiring religious observances.
Children granted excused absences for the above reasons shall be allowed to make
up any school work which was missed or failed to be completed during the prescribed
time. In such instances, the student’s grade will not be given until the makeup work has
been completed.
ATTENDANCE DEFINITION
In a plan for addressing the deep concerns about student attendance in the Iberville
Parish Public Schools, the following parishwide definition of absenteeism and an explanation
of the coding procedure to be used in recording student absences have been established.
PARISHWIDE DEFINITION
The following definition of absenteeism shall be used by all schools in Iberville Parish.
A. A student is considered to be in attendance when he or she (1) is physically present
at a school site or is participating in an authorized school activity and (2) is under
the supervision of authorized personnel.
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This definition of attendance would extend to students who are homebound,
assigned to and participating in drug rehabilitation programs that contain a stateapproved education component, or participating in school-authorized field trips.
1. Attendance (Half-Day): A student is considered to be in attendance for onehalf day when he or she (1) is physically present at a school
site or is participating in an authorized school activity and
(2) is under the supervision of authorized personnel for
more than 25% but not more than half (26%-50%) of the
student’s instructional day.
2. Attendance (Whole-day): A student is considered to be
in attendance a whole day when he or she (1) is physically
present at a school site or is participating in an authorized
school activity and (2) is under the supervision of authorized personnel for more than 50% (51%-100%) of the
student’s instructional day.
B.
Excused Absence - Absence from school shall be considered excused under the
following conditions:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Death in the immediate family as verified by a parent through a phone call or
written statement to the principal, three (3) day maximum except when the
funeral is 100 miles from Iberville Parish, a maximum of four (4) days shall be
allowed. When said funeral is out of state, a maximum of six (6) days shall be
allowed.
Illness of the student - If the student is treated by a doctor, a doctor’s statement must be submitted within three (3) school days to the principal or designee.
Serious illness in the immediate family verified by phone call or written statement to the principal or designee. Student will be allowed to make up missed
work, however, these absences count toward accumulated absences (20 maximum).
The principal may require written evidence from church authorities relative to
extraordinary observances.
Other special reasons authorized by the principal. The principal or designee,
after considering the extenuating circumstances, makes the final determination
on the validity of any and all reasons presented.
C. Unexcused Absence - Examples of unexcused absence are:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Uncertified illness of student
Illegal employment - Employment not within the guidelines of the Louisiana
Minor Labor Laws (without work permits)
Truancy (being out of school without parental permission)
Parental permission with unexcusable reason: e.g. baby-sitting, running an errand, and missing the school bus.
Written or verbal notification from parents allows students to make up work
missed but does not excuse days of absence.
D. Absences Due to Out-of-School Suspensions
Students missing school as a result of any suspension shall be counted as absent,
shall be given failing grades for those days suspended, and shall not be given
opportunity to make up work.
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E.
Unexcused Tardies
Each school discipline cadre shall establish a written tardy policy unique to that school.
All students will receive a standard form following orientation to take home and return
with their parents’ signatures verifying that the parents have received a copy of the
tardy policy.
GENERAL ATTENDANCE POLICIES
Section L.S.A.- R.S. 17:221(D) Each school shall develop and implement a system
whereby the school shall attempt to provide verbal notification or, if such verbal notification
cannot be provided, then shall provide written notification to a child’s parent, tutor, or legal
guardian when that child has been absent from school for three consecutive school days or
in excess of a total of five nonconsecutive days.
The Board recognizes truancy as absence from class or school for any portion of a period
or day without permission from home or school. Students shall not be allowed to leave
the campus before school, any time during the school day, or after school while waiting
for their bus without proper permission. Students shall remain on the campus at all times
unless granted permission to be off-campus, or be subject to disciplinary action.
School personnel shall make every reasonable effort to assist a child who is habitually
absent or tardy from school. When all assistance has failed to correct the condition, the
principal, with the help of the teacher, shall file a report of the school’s efforts to effect
regular attendance by the student with the Coordinator of Child Welfare and Attendance.
In turn, the Child Welfare and Attendance Coordinator shall, after written notice to
the parent or tutor is presented, report such child to the appropriate court.
L.S.A.-R.S.: 17:233, as amended in 1994 by Act 103, provides for the school system,
specifically the Child Welfare and Attendance, to notify the appropriate family court judge
in the parish or city of any student that is habitually absent or tardy from school. Prior to
notification of the court, the Child Welfare and Attendance Coordinator must send a written
notice to the parent or tutor or make a personal visit to the parents regarding the student’s
attendance. A student is considered to be habitually absent or habitually tardy when either
condition continues to exist after all reasonable efforts by the principal and the teacher
have failed to correct the condition after the fifth unexcused absence or fifth unexcused
occurrence of being tardy within any semester or if a pattern of five absences a month is
established.
The principal of the school, with the aid of the teacher, shall make a written report
showing dates of absences or tardiness, dates and results of school contacts with the home
and such other information as may be needed to assist the Child Welfare and Attendance
Coordinator in filing their report to the courts.
All schools shall keep daily records of attendance, verified by the teacher keeping such
records. These records shall be opened to inspection by the Child Welfare and Attendance
Coordinator.
Should a parent need to take his/her child out of school during the day, the parent
must contact the principal. This is for the child’s protection. Reasons other than those
involving emergencies, sickness, or deaths are not accepted as valid.
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If a student is absent from school, upon his/her return he/she shall have a written or
verbal notification from his/her parents which includes:
1. the day(s) the student was out
2. the reason(s) for the absence
3. the student’s name
4. identification of parent or guardian
*Individual schools may require parents to call the school to verify student’s absence.
This notification must be turned in on or before the day the student returns to school
in order to make up work he/she has missed. The student’s obligation of notification shall
be judged by the age, grade, and maturity of the particular student. The School Board is
sensitive to an innocent third party being punished for the negligence of a parent. However,
the administrator shall be the judge as to whether lack of notification was because of the
student’s negligence or that of the parent. If a student is treated by a doctor, a doctor’s
statement must be submitted within three (3) school days. Principal/designee has the right
to verify authenticity of doctor’s excuse.
The student is required to work out a schedule for making up work/tests missed during
an authorized absence immediately upon returning to school.
A. Upon returning, the student will make arrangements with teacher(s) to make up all
work and tests missed. All work and tests will be made up within a five school day
period as determined by the teacher(s). Work assigned before the absence must be
turned in the day the student returns.
B. A signed and appropriately-dated admit from the office is required before make-up
work is administered.
C. Prolonged absence will be given special consideration by the teacher/principal.
When a student above the compulsory attendance age accumulates 11 unexcused
absences a year in high school, he/she may be dropped from the school rolls of that school
after being accorded due process. This student may be allowed to re-enroll at the beginning of the next school year.
Extenuating circumstances will be given special consideration by the principal and
Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance.
STUDENT ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS
The Board believes regular attendance in the school accompanied by the responsibility
to study and participate in school activities is essential to the learning process. Once a
pupil arrives at school, he/she shall remain and attend each class throughout the day.
Elementary — All students in Iberville Parish public schools in grades K-8 must attend a
minimum of 167 days per school term to be eligible to receive credit for the course taken.
Exceptions can only be made in the event of extended personal illness as verified by a
physician and/or other extenuating circumstances as approved by the Parish Supervisor
of Child Welfare and Attendance, in consultation with the principal.
High School — In order to receive credit, high school students shall be in attendance a
minimum of 83.5 days per semester for each course taken.
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EQUAL EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
SECTION 504 PROVISIONS
It is the policy of the Iberville Parish School System to provide a free and appropriate
public education to each “disabled” student within jurisdiction, regardless of the nature
of the disability.
It is the intent of the Iberville Parish School System to ensure that students who are
disabled within the definition of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are identified,
evaluated, and provided with appropriate educational services. Students may be disabled
under this policy even though they do not require services pursuant to the Individuals with
the Disabilities Act (IDEA).
The Iberville Parish School System will utilize a Section 504 Committee at the school
level that consists of the following persons:
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504 Chairperson
A school administrator (principal or designee)
Student’s teacher or other professionals knowledgeable of the
child (speech therapist, Title I teacher, guidance counselor)
Pupil appraisal personnel (when necessary)
Parent and student or other appropriate persons
504 Committee makeup will vary based on each individual case. Referrals and decisions
regarding students will be made on an individual basis by members of the 504 Committee.
However, decisions regarding the student’s needs will be determined by a minimum of three
committee members.
A parish resource guide that includes a process for identifying, evaluating, and planning for students identified as disabled under 504 will be used by all 504 Committees. The
guide provides an explanation of the step-by-step process and forms to be completed by the
Committee. The process will be followed in accordance with the outline in the resource
guide.
Due process rights of disabled students and their parents under Section 504 will be
enforced.
The following person is 504 Coordinator for the Iberville Parish School System:
Ms. Kathy D’Albor
504 Coordinator
Iberville Parish School System
P. O. Box 151
Plaquemine, LA 70765-0151
Phone (225) 687-4341
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LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY PROGRAM
The Iberville Parish School Board recognizes that the inability to speak and understand
the English language limits the student’s effective participation in the educational programs
of the school district. Students whose primary languages are languages other than English
shall be provided special assistance, in conformity with applicable Federal and State statutes
and regulations, until they are able to use English in a manner that allows effective, relevant
participation in regular classroom instruction.
Parents shall be notified of their children’s eligibility for the limited English proficiency
program no later than thirty (30) days after the start of school. Notification shall include their
child’s level of proficiency and how it was assessed, program components and expectations,
parental rights, and any other information required by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
All written communications to parents shall be in a uniform format that is comprehensible
to families and in a language the parents can understand.
Gifted/talented program
The Gifted/Talented Program in Iberville Parish is an additional program to the regular
education program offering enrichment services to students identified as having gifted or
talented qualities. Students must qualify for these services using state mandated guidelines.
These services are scheduled during the school day at a time in which the student would
not miss instruction in major subject areas. A specially designed Individual Education Plan
is written and updated once a year to offer supplemental educational activities for each
qualified student.
GIFTED/TALENTED SCREENING AND EVALUATION PROCESS
The Gifted/Talented screening process can begin in one of two ways:
1.
Parent Initiated - Parents make a request to the school that their child be screened.
2.
Teacher initiated - Teachers refer a child to the School Building Level Committee,
which will then request parental permission to screen the child.
Either way the child is referred, by parent or teacher, the second step would be for a
specially trained gifted education teacher to conduct the screening. The screening consists
of a standardized intelligence test and a review of the child’s previous scores on the Iowa
test. Once the screening is completed. The results are forwarded to the School Building
Level Committee and the school’s Pupil Appraisal Services coordinator. This committee of
people then determined whether the student passed the screening criteria and whether an
evaluation is warranted. The parents are then informed of the screening results.
If the student fails screening, parents are informed of results and the information is
filed. A rescreening may be requested the following year.
If the student passes screening, parents are informed and permission is requested for
the student to undergo the evaluation.
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ADULT EDUCATION / WORK READY U
Iberville Parish School Board has an Adult Education/Work Ready U Program for adults
who terminated their education before completing high school. Adult Education/Work
Ready U programs sponsored by local school districts provide the instruction needed for the
General Education Development Test.
The G.E.D. Test gives students the opportunity to earn a high school equivalency diploma, a
credential recognized as a key to employment opportunities, advancement, further education, and financial rewards.
Adult Education/Work Ready U classes in Iberville Parish are held at the following sites:
SITE DAYS TIMES
Plaquemine High School Monday thru Thursday 4:00 P.M.- 7:00 P.M.
Call for Day Class Location
Monday thru Thursday
8:30 A.M.- 1:00 P.M.
* Days and Times are subject to change.
** For further information regarding Adult Education/Work Ready U in Iberville Parish,
please contact Mrs. Janet Tassin, 687-5400, Ext. 2135.
DRESS CODE
The dress code is formulated in accordance with the philosophy and objectives of
the Iberville Parish School Board. The purpose is to encourage good grooming habits and
personal hygiene and to discourage distractions and disruption in the classrooms.
All students wear SCHOOL UNIFORMS and must wear the uniform adopted by their
school in its entirety.
Iberville Parish School Board
Mandatory School Uniform Policy
Philosophy
The Iberville Parish School Board believes that a mandatory school uniform policy will
provide a more secure school environment, promote an atmosphere for greater discipline,
and increase learning opportunities for students by removing many of the distractions and
connotations associated with various types of clothing.
Schools Involved for 2013-2014 School Year
All Iberville Parish Public Schools and all grades will beinvolved in the program for the
2013-2014 school year.
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Boys’ Uniforms
Bottoms:
Dark khaki walking shorts or dark khaki long pants; if shorts or pants have belt loops,
a belt must be worn. Length of shorts shall be no shorter than two (2) inches above the
knee. No shorts will be allowed at the Optional Education Center.
Black walking shorts or black long pants will be worn at the Iberville Parish Math,
Science & Arts Academy
Pants and shorts must have a proper hem.
Tops: (Solid color Jackets, Sweaters, Sweatshirts without hoods and/or
pockets in the same color as school shirts) MSA Jackets may be black.
Knit pullover style polo shirt with collar* in the following colors:
Crescent Elementary - Red Dorseyville Elementary - Maroon
East Iberville Elementary & High - Red
Iberville Elementary - Maroon
North Iberville Elementary - Dark Green
Plaquemine High: 7th-12th - Dark Green
White Castle High - Maroon
Optional Education Center- Navy Blue
Iberville Parish Math, Science & Arts Academy - Purple (East & West Bank)
*Optional: The name of the school may be sewn/printed on the shirt. NO other emblem or writing, other than the school’s name, may be on the shirt.
**Optional: Turtlenecks may be worn underneath uniform shirt and must be
white or the same color as uniform shirt.
ALL SHIRTS MUST BE WORN TUCKED IN.
Socks: White, khaki, or the color of the school’s uniform top.
Black socks may be worn at the Iberville Parish Math, Science & Arts Academy
in place of khaki socks.
Belts: All belts must be black or brown.
Bottoms:
Dark
Dark
Dark
Dark
Girls’ Uniforms
khaki walking shorts; or
khaki jumper *(Empire Style or A Line)
khaki long pants
khaki Capri pants (no Capri’s allowed at the Optional Education
Center)
Dark khaki skirts - mid-calf or ankle length only.
Dark khaki “skorts” (Elementary school only - no “skorts” allowed in high school or in
optional education center)
If shorts, Capri’s or pants have belt loops, a belt must be worn. Length of shorts,
“skorts”, or jumper shall be no shorter than two (2) inches above the knee.
Pants, shorts, Capri’s, skorts, jumpers and skirts must have a proper hem.
Black walking shorts, jumpers, long pants, capri pants, skirts, skorts (elementary
only) will be worn at the Iberville Parish Math, Science & Arts Academy.
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Capri’s with a regular waistband (no “low riders”) may be worn to school
with the exception of the Optional Education Center.
Tops: (Solid color Jackets, Sweaters, Sweatshirts without hoods and/or
pockets in the same color as school shirts) MSA Jackets may be black.
Knit pullover style polo shirt with collar** in the following colors:
Crescent Elementary & Junior High - Red Dorseyville Elementary - Maroon
East Iberville Elementary & High - Red
Iberville Elementary - Maroon
North Iberville Elementary - Dark Green
Plaquemine High: 7th-12th - Dark Green
White Castle High - Maroon
Optional Education Center- Navy Blue
Iberville Parish Math, Science & Arts Academy - Purple (East & West Bank)
*Optional: A white blouse may be worn under the jumper. The blouse may only be worn if the jumper is worn.
**Optional: The name of the school may be sewn/printed on the shirt. NO
other emblem or writing, other than the school’s name may be
on the shirt.
**Optional: Turtlenecks may be worn underneath uniform shirt and must be white or same color as uniform shirt.
ALL SHIRTS MUST BE WORN TUCKED IN.
Socks: White, khaki, or the color of the school’s uniform top.
Black socks may be worn at the Iberville Parish Math, Science & Arts Academy
in place of khaki socks.
Belts: All belts must be black or brown.
Vendor List
The following stores will carry some or all of the uniform items:
In-Parish: Don’s Sportsman; Wal-Mart (all items except jumper); Stage; Dollar General Store;
Pearl’s Fashions; Citi Trends.
Out-of-Parish: Young Fashions (all items except jumper).
New and Transfer Students
Parents of new students, or students who transfer to other schools within the Parish, will
be given two (2) weeks from the date of enrollment to obtain the required uniform for
said school.
Jackets
Letter jackets or club sponsored jackets or sweaters may be worn.
Oversized/Extremely Tight Fitting or Sagging Uniforms
The wearing of uniforms which are oversized, or extremely tight fitting, or sagging is
prohibited. No “Cargo”/“Painter”/“Carpenter” pants are allowed. The Principal of each
school will determine if this provision has been violated. The material of which pants
are made may NOT be of corduroy or denim or knit. All pants pockets must be inside
and not exposed.
Casual Dress Days
Casual dress days in which students are not required to wear uniforms are permitted if
recommended by the Principal and approved by the Superintendent.
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Hand Made Uniforms Permitted
Parents may obtain patterns for approved uniform style items and hand make such
items. Patterns are generally available at most fabric stores.
Effective Date of This Policy
In accordance with Louisiana Revised Statute 17:416.7, parents are hereby notified
that this policy will be effective upon the opening of the 2012-2013 school year.
Additional Dress Code Regulations
* Only your school’s varsity athletic letters are allowed.
* Socks or footlets to the ankle at all times (only dress sandals with back straps
may be worn without socks).
* All pants must be properly worn. Pants legs must be worn down and
pants must be pulled up to the waist. Pants must have proper hems.
* No caps with political slogans, obscene pictures or writings,
advertisements of drugs, tobacco products, alcoholic beverages,
or weapons.
* No knit caps or hats on campus during regular school hours.
* No rollers, hairnets, or careless, extreme, or distracting
hairstyles.
* No bandannas, hoods, or head bands.
* No thongs, clogs, barefoot sandals, slippers or crocs.
* No shaded or dark glasses (unless a prescription is on file).
* Earrings are not allowed by males as wearing apparel.
* No body piercing (Girl’s may pierce their ears only).
* No jewelry displaying weapons or drugs.
* NO EXCESSIVELY LARGE AND/OR SHARP JEWELRY.
* No ear rings larger than the size of a quarter.
* No Grills
* No metal studded belts. No extreme or large belt buckles.
* No “rakes” (plastic or metal) combs may be brought to school.
* Shoes must be laced up properly.
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Hair Policy:
•Hair must be neat, clean and well groomed at all times.
•Head covering, skullcaps, hats, hair rollers, kerchiefs, bandanas, sweatbands, hoods
or any other headgear are not allowed. Long-handled combs are prohibited for safety
reasons.
•Symbols and/or styles that are identified with gang membership, affiliation or
representation are not allowed.
•Extreme hairstyles that detract from educations setting are not allowed. Hair may not
be dyed colors other than natural hair colors. (i.e., No blue, green pink, etc...)
•Hair carvings are not allowed. Mohawk cuts are not allowed.
•Braids will be allowed only in straight rows with only black or brown rubber bands.
Beads in hair are not allowed.
NOTE: At any time a student’s attire is found to be unacceptable, the student will be
sent to the office to call home for proper clothing immediately. Parents must provide
transportation to and from school to obtain proper clothing. Any class missed due to time
spent to correct unacceptable attire is UNEXCUSED. THE PRINCIPAL OR DESIGNEE WILL EXERCISE DISCRETIONARY AUTHORITY IN THE INTERPRETATION OF THE AFOREMENTIONED RULES. ANYTHING ELSE WHICH NECESSITATES JUDGMENT
AS TO PROPER DRESS IS THE PRINCIPAL’S RESPONSIBILITY, BASED UPON THE ABOVE-NAMED
CRITERIA AND HIS/HER JUDGMENT WILL BE BASED ON ASSESSING THE NEGATIVE IMPACT OF
THE GIVEN ISSUE ON THE SCHOOL’S LEARNING ENVIRONMENT.
IDENTIFICATION BADGES
All students, faculty, staff and Central Office personnel shall wear identification
badges at all times; at school and on field trips. Badges must be worn with picture showing. Badges will be scanned to eat breakfast and lunch. Students and staff will also have
to use badges to check out material from the library.
Consequences for Not Having I.D. Badges
First Offense:
Contact parent or guardian to allow them the opportunity to bring
the missing badge to school. If no one is home, student will be
allowed to purchase a temporary badge at a cost of .50.
Second Offense:
Detention, if available.
Third Offense:
Saturday School.
Fourth Offense:
Out of School Suspension.
If badge is lost, student must purchase a new one at a cost of $5.00.
SCHOOL BREAKFAST AND LUNCH POLICIES
Overview of the Programs
It is the policy of the Iberville Parish School Food Service Department
to attempt to serve the highest quality meals at the lowest possible charge
to the student. Breakfast and lunch are offered to students at all schools in
Iberville Parish. Some students pay the full price, while others whose families meet certain
eligibility guidelines, eat free of charge or at a reduced charge. Current meal charges in
this parish are quite reasonable when compared with charges in other parishes.
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The menu is planned to meet 1/4 of the Recommended Daily Allowance for breakfast
and 1/3 of the Recommended Daily Allowance for lunch. Consideration is also given to
students’ food preferences, which is determined through taste tests.
Any food or beverage consumed within the cafeteria during the meal period shall be
limited to the food or beverage normally served within the school breakfast and lunch meal
pattern. Medical exceptions may be made with appropriate documentation. If at anytime
you have questions relative to the School Breakfast and Lunch Program in Iberville Parish,
please feel free to contact the Food Service Department at the School Board office during
regular school hours.
In order to keep the cafeteria clean and attractive, the following must be observed:
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Always use a tray.
Keep milk containers, food, and waste paper on the tray.
Do not exchange food with other students at your table.
Empty all debris from trays into proper containers.
Return all trays, dishes, and silverware to the receiving window in an orderly
fashion.
Keep tables and floor clean.
Talk in a normal voice.
Keep the cafeteria line orderly.
Never push or run.
Pick up and clean up any food you drop or spill.
All food must be eaten at the table and NOT taken out of the cafeteria.
Respect cafeteria duty teacher’s authority.
Respect cafeteria workers.
STUDENTS MUST REMAIN QUIET AND ORDERLY GOING TO AND FROM THE CAFETERIA SINCE OTHER TEACHERS ARE STILL CONDUCTING CLASS.
Lunch and Breakfast Collection Procedures
At the beginning of each school year students can apply for free or reduced price meals.
To receive free or reduced price meals for your child, you must complete an application
and return it to the school immediately, unless you have been notified by the Food Service
Office that your child has already been directly pre-certified through use of Social Security
numbers.
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If a student’s meal status was free or reduced last year, he/she will be allowed to eat
using the same status this year, ONLY FOR THE FIRST 30 DAYS OF THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR.
However, it is important that the Free-Reduced Meal application be returned to the school’s
office as quickly as possible to avoid the student’s status being automatically switched to
paying, if the application is not received by the 30th operating day of the school year. All
Free-Reduced applications shall be updated within the first 30 operating days of the school
year. Parents will be mailed a letter informing them of their child’s status for the new year
and its effective date as soon as their child’s application is processed. The earlier you send
in your application, the better the chance of it being processed early. If a current year
application is not received/processed within the first 30 days of the school year, on day 31,
at breakfast service, your child’s meal status will automatically be changed to paying.
NOTE: NO CHARGING OF MEALS WILL BE ALLOWED. ALL PAYMENTS FOR MEALS MUST
BE MADE IN ADVANCE.
Daily cost of meals are as follows:
Pre-K - 6th Graders:
Full Paying Breakfast
Full Paying Lunch
DAY
$1.00
$1.85
WEEK
$5.00 (5-day week)
$9.25 (5-day week)
$5.00 (5-day week)
$10.50 (5-day week)
7th - 12th Graders:
Full Paying Breakfast
Full Paying Lunch
$1.00
$2.10
ALL Reduced Paying Students:
Reduced Paying Breakfast
$.30
$1.50 (5-day week)
Reduced Paying Lunch
$.40
$2.00 (5-day week)
(These amounts are subject to change at any time as required by School Food Service
and approved by the Iberville Parish School Board.)
School Board Policy states that all students must wear ID’s.
All students will be issued an ID card containing a COMPUTER NUMBER at the beginning
of the school year. Students will need to memorize this computer number and wear their
ID card each day. When students file through the serving line, they will scan their ID card.
All students will have to have their ID card in order to eat. If they do not have their ID
card, they will eat last.
School Food Service allows no meal charges. Student meals must be paid in advance
or at the time of purchase. Students may be denied a meal if payments are not received.
A meal payment policy is set by the principal of the school.
MEAL payments are to be made IN THE MORNING DURING BREAKFAST to the CAFETERIA
MANAGER either on a weekly or monthly basis IN ADVANCE. Payments for MEALS shall be
given to the Cafeteria Manager in an envelope with the student’s name, lunch code, teacher’s
name and amount enclosed marked on the envelope. To simplify bookkeeping records, it
is required that lunch payments be made on Mondays whenever possible.
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STUDENT’S RECORDS
Parents and guardians have the right to inspect and review any school records dealing with their children. Students eighteen (18) years of age or older have the sole right
to inspect and review their respective student records. Review and dissemination of any
student information shall be conducted under strict statutory precautions. Student records
are defined to be all official records, files, documents, and other materials directly related
to children, including all material that is incorporated into each student’s cumulative record
folder, and intended for school use or to be available to parties outside the school or school
system. Such items include, but are not necessarily limited to, identifying data, academic
work completed, grades, standardized test scores, attendance data, scores on standardized
intelligence, aptitude, and psychological tests, and health data.
ANNUAL NOTIFICATION
All parents/guardians shall be notified annually of their rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). Such notification shall be made annually by
publication in student handbooks, newsletters, notification to student’s home by students,
by mail, or publication in the official journal, or in such manner as deemed appropriate by
the Board. DIRECTORY INFORMATION
Information classified as directory information may be disclosed from a student’s
record without the written consent of the parent or eligible student. Directory
information has been designated by the School Board to include the student’s name,
address, telephone number, date and place of birth, grade level, major field of study,
participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members
of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, most recent
previous school attended and photograph or video. A parent or eligible student may
refuse to allow the Board to designate any or all of the types of information about the
student as directory information thus prohibiting its release to the public. After proper
notice, a parent or eligible student shall have thirty (30) days in which to notify the
School Board as to which types of information about the student shall not be designated
as directory information.
ACCESS TO STUDENT RECORDS
1. The parent or legal guardian of a student will have access to student records upon
written request to the principal maintaining those records within the school system.
If the student is eighteen (18) years or older, only the student has the right to determine
who, outside the school system, has access to his/her records.
The parent, legal guardian or student, if the student is 18 or over, will, upon written
request to the principal maintaining those records, have the opportunity to receive
an interpretation of those records, have the right to question those data, and if a
difference of opinion is noted, shall be permitted to file a letter in said cumulative
folder stating their position. If further challenge is made to the record, the normal
appeal procedures established by Board policy will be followed.
2.
School personnel having access to those data are defined as any person or persons under
contract to the system and directly involved in working toward either the affective or
cognitive goals of the system.
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PARENTAL RIGHTS/STUDENT RIGHTS OF PRIVACY
The Iberville Parish School Board recognizes the rights of parental access to certain
information regarding their children and the importance of notifying parents of children
enrolled in the district’s schools of these rights.
At least annually at the beginning of each school year, parents of each child enrolled
in the public schools of Iberville Parish shall be notified of:
• Their right to view any instructional material used in the curriculum for the
student
• Their right to view any 3rd party surveys (including evaluations) before they are
administered to their child, and to opt out of participation for surveys that delve
into sensitive subjects identified by the Protection of Children’s Rights of the No
Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB)
• The collection or use of any personal information for the purpose of marketing the
information (except for the development of educational products or services) and
their right to opt their child out of participation
• The administration of any non-emergency, invasive physical examination or screening
otherwise not permitted or required by state law, including those without parental
notification, and their right to opt their child out of participation
In addition, the School Board will encourage each public school and require those
schools receiving federal Title I funds under the jurisdiction of the Iberville Parish School
Board to notify parents that they have the opportunity to request:
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Whether their child’s teacher has met state licensing criteria for the grade level
and subject taught
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Whether their child’s teacher is teaching under emergency or provisional status
whereby state licensing criteria have been waived
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The undergraduate degree major of their child’s teacher and any graduation
certification or degree and field of discipline
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Qualifications of any paraprofessional providing services to their child
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That their child has been taught for four (4) or more consecutive weeks by a teacher
who is not highly qualified as defined by the NCLB
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The achievement level of their child on each of the state academic assessments
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The identification of their child’s school as needing improvement, corrective action,
or restructuring
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Availability of services for students in schools failing to make Adequate Yearly
Progress (AYP)
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Contents of programs such as safe and drug-free schools funded by federal funds
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Right to request that their child’s name, address, and telephone number not be
released
The School Board shall also follow NCLB guidelines regarding rights of parents of
homeless students and children identified as Limited English Proficiency
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RELEASE OF INFORMATION OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL SYSTEM
1.
To release student records to other schools or school systems in which the student
intends to enroll, the parents, legal guardian or the student, if he/she is eighteen
(18) years or over, must be notified of the transfer and the kinds of information
being released. They shall receive a copy of such information if it is requested
in writing and shall have the opportunity to challenge that record as described
above.
2. Those data may be released to State Education and other governmental agencies only if the names and all identifying markings are removed to prevent the
identification of individuals.
3.
To release student records to other persons or agencies, written consent shall be
given by the parent, legal guardian or the student if he/she is 18 or older. Such
consent form shall state which records shall be released, to whom they shall
be released and the reason for the release. A copy of the student record being
sent shall be made available to the person signing the release forms if he/she so
desires.
4.
Under no circumstances may a school or school district refuse to promptly transfer
the records of any child withdrawing or transferring from the school. Transfer of
records shall not exceed forty-five (45) days from the date of request, or ten (10)
business days from the date of a written request by any authorized individual of
an educational facility operated within any correctional or health facility in or
out of Louisiana.
5.
Student records shall be furnished in compliance with judicial orders, or pursuant
to any lawfully issued subpoena if the parents, legal guardian and students are
notified in advance.
6.
All authorizations for release of information shall be filed in the student cumulative folder.
7.
The School Board and employees may disclose education records or information
from education records, without the consent of the parent or guardian of the
student who is the subject of the records, to certain law enforcement officials.
Disclosure of such records or information shall be in accordance with the following
provisions:
a. Disclosure of education records or information from education records shall
only be made to state or local law enforcement officials or to other officials
within the juvenile justice system.
Verification of the official’s position may need to be made before
the disclosure of records or information.
b. The disclosure of the education record or information must relate to the
ability of the juvenile justice system to serve, prior to adjudication, the
student whose records or information is to be disclosed.
c. The officials to whom the records or the information are disclosed shall certify
in writing that that person, and any agency or organization with which that
person is affiliated, shall keep the personally identifiable portions of the
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records or the information confidential and shall not disclose the personally
identifiable portions of the records or the information to any person, agency,
or organization except a person, agency, or organization within the juvenile
justice system having an independent right to the information.
d. Any other provisions necessary to comply with federal law or rules.
REVIEW OF STUDENT RECORDS BY THE PARENT
1. Schools shall provide for the review of student records by parents or guardians.
Parents and students shall be given notification of their right to review the student
records.
2.
A parent or guardian who desires to review his/her child’s record shall contact the
school for an appointment. A conference shall be scheduled as soon as possible,
not to exceed one month. The disclosure record shall be completed at the time
of the conference. Prior to the scheduled conference, the principal shall review
the record for accuracy and completeness.
3.
The record shall be examined by the parent in the presence of the principal or a designated professional person. A record of the review shall be made on the disclosure record.
4.
If the parent or guardian requests a hearing to challenge information contained in the student’s folder, a written request for the hearing shall be made and a hearing scheduled for a date not less than three (3) working
days or more than two (2) weeks from the date of the requests.
a. The hearing shall be held with the principal and the parent or guardian at
the scheduled time.
b. If the parent or guardian is not satisfied with the hearing with the principal,
he/she shall have the opportunity to appeal the decision to the Superintendent
or designee(s).
c. The parent or guardian shall request the appeal in writing to the
Superintendent. Upon receipt of said request, the Superintendent shall
schedule a hearing within ten (10) working days following receipt of the
parent’s request. The date, time and place of the review hearing shall be
sent to the parent or guardian by United States registered or certified mail,
return receipt requested.
5.
At the review hearing:
a. The Superintendent or designee shall preside;
b. The parent or guardian and the principal shall be present. The student shall
be present if requested by the parent or guardian or school official;
c. The decision of the hearing shall be communicated to the school and parent
or guardian in writing within ten (10) working days;
d. The parent shall have the right to file a dissenting statement concerning
the hearing; such statement shall become part of the student’s cumulative
folder.
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STATE TESTING PROGRAM
ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS
Louisiana tests students annually in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social
Studies in 3rd through 8th grades. The assessments measure whether each student has
gained the knowledge and skills in the subject for their grade. The current tests, knowledge
and skills in the subject for their grade. The current tests, known as LEAP and iLEAP, were
developed especially for Louisiana. These tests include both multiple-choice questions and
constructed-response items, which require students to compose an answer.
In preparation for these assessments, Louisiana is including more common core aligned
content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. Students can earn the following
scores on annual assessments (LEAP and iLEAP):
Advanced: A student demonstrates superior performance in the subject.
Mastery: A student demonstrates competency of challenging subject matter and is well
prepared for the next level of schooling.
Basic: A student demonstrates only fundamental knowledge and skills in the subject.
Approaching Basic: A student only partially demonstrates the fundamental
knowledge and skills in the subject.
Unsatisfactory: A student does not demonstrate the fundamental knowledge and skills.
END OF COURSE TESTS
High School students take End-of-Course tests in six subjects: Algebra I, Geometry, English
II and III, Biology and U.S. History.
In preparation for these assessments, Louisiana is including more common core aligned
content in the End- of- Course Assessments. Students can earn the following scores on
End-of-Course tests:
•
•
•
•
Excellent: A student demonstrates superior performance of the course content.
Good: A student demonstrates mastery of course content and is well prepared
for the next level of coursework in the subject.
Fair: A student demonstrates only the fundamental knowledge and skills needed
for the next level of coursework in the subject.
Needs Improvement: A student does not demonstrate the fundamental knowledge
and skills needed for the next level of coursework in the subject.
End-of-Course tests comprise 20% of the students final grade in the subject. For students
who were eligible for the LEAP Alternate Assessment, Level 2 (LAA 2) prior to taking their
first End-of-Course exam, the End-of-Course exam score counts for 5% of their final grade.
To earn a standard high school diploma, students must earn a score of Fair or above on three
End-of-Course tests, including one in each category - Algebra I or Geometry, English II or
English III, and Biology or U.S. History. Students who earn a score of Needs Improvement
must receive 30 hours of remediation in the course and are eligible to retake the test at
the next administration.
Students with disabilities who have passed two End-of-Course tests may be eligible for a waiver
of the third exam required for graduation. Also, students eligible for LAA 2 may choose to take
the LAA 2 tests to meet graduation requirements if they do not pass the End-of-Course tests.
EXPLORE, PLAN, ACT
Students in 8th through 11th grade will take a series of assessments, including EXPLORE,
PLAN and ACT to ensure students are on track to graduate from high school on time and
with the knowledge and skills to succeed in college and challenging 21st century careers.
These tests assess student achievement of English, Reading, Math and Science. Students
earn a score in each subject and a composite score which reflects all subjects. These rigorous and nationally comparable assessments are a key tool to prepare for Common Core
assessments, specifically as they allow for consistency in the measurement of college and
career readiness from year to year.
EXPLORE
Students in 8th and 9th grades will take EXPLORE. This test is scored on a scale of 0 to 25.
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PLAN
Students in 10th grade will take PLAN. This test is scored on a scale of 0 to32.
ACT
Students is 11th grade will take the ACT,
ACT or American College Test. This test is scored on a
scale of 9 to 36. The state average is 20.1 points.
Students is 11th grade will take the ACT, or American College Test. This test is scored on a scale of 9 to 36. The state
PROMOTION, ACHIEVEMENT AND GRADUATION
average is 20.1 points.
The Parish Pupil Progression Plan outlines the complete policy for promotion and retenPROMOTION,
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tended.
school credit requires the written permission of the principal before summer school is attended.
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
GRADUATION
Students in Louisiana can pursue
two typesREQUIREMENTS
of high school diploma, a College and Career
Diploma
or a Career Diploma. With a College and Career Diploma, students can opt for one
Students in Louisiana can pursue two types of high school diploma, a College and Career Diploma or a Career Diploma.
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can also earn a Certificate of Achievement.
DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS
DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS
SUBJECT
CREDITS FOR LA CORE 4
English
4
Math
CREDITS FOR BASIC CORE
CREDITS FOR CAREER DIPLOMA
4
4
4
4
4
1.5
1.5
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Health
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3
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Social Studies
4
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Foreign Language
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Physical Education
Electives
TOTAL
*Students who pursue a Basic Core course of study must complete six credits in career area of concentration.
**Students who pursue a Career Diploma must complete seven credits in career area of concentration.
ACADEMIC
ENDORSEMENT
REQUIREMENTS
ACADEMIC
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GRADUATION/HONORS PROCEDURES
Grades 6, 8, & 12
Participation in Graduation Ceremonies
During the February 6, 2003 high school principal’s meeting, the following suggestions
were agreed upon as offenses that would prevent students from participating in 6th, 8th,
or high school graduation activities. Therefore, if a student commits any of the following
infractions during the fourth (4th) quarter of the 2013-14 school year, he/she will not be
allowed to participate in any of the school’s commencement exercises. Below is a list of
those offenses.
A.Fighting
B. Possession of drugs, tobacco, alcohol, and firearms or weapons
C. Threats and/or battery of any kind against any school employee or any student
D. Destruction of school property
E. Engaging in any form of immoral behavior, lewd conduct and/or sexual acts
F. Blatant disrespect to a school employee
G. Leaving campus without permission
H. Use of the internet and/or electronic communication equipment for non-
educational purposes
I. Falsifying information to intentionally mislead and/or deceive any of our
school personnel
Any other serious offense that may cause a major school disruption and/or create a
situation that may endanger the life of students, visitors or employees.
It is recommended but not mandatory that the dissemination of this policy to students,
teachers, parents, and the community at-large will be through the following medium:
A. The principal may in-service his/her faculty on the new policy during a special faculty meeting to provide clarification on all points not clear within a week after the adoption of this policy. (Document - sign-in sheet)
B. The principal may address the senior class during a special meeting to explain all provisions of the new policy and give each student a copy. (Document - Sign-in sheet)
C. The principal may post a copy in all classrooms and other areas of the campus
D. The principal may read the new policy as part of the morning announcements. (AM/PM)
NOTE: The principal in each high school shall make the final determination on
infractions.
Revised:
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06/6/13
GRADUATION HONOR POLICY
All high schools in Iberville Parish, beginning with the 1990-91
session and each succeeding school year hereafter, will recognize a
valedictorian(s), a salutatorian(s), and students that qualify for the
Louisiana Honors Scholarship Program as well as any other honors the
school wishes to bestow on its graduates at its May commencement
exercises.
A. In order to qualify for the above honors, a student must have been enrolled in
one of the parish high schools during his/her junior and senior years. In Jr. High,
a student must have been enrolled in that school for at least two years.
B.
Academic honors will be based on the grade point average of all four (4) years of
high school, including summer school and correspondence courses.
C.
Transfer credit for courses (electives) using grades other than “A”, “B”, “C”, “D”
or “F” will not be used to determine a student’s grade point average.
D. All grades must be used in determining a final average for ranking, including F’s
which have been repeated or completed successfully at a later date.
E.
Students are ranked at the end of their junior year (temporarily) and at the end
of their senior year (permanently).
F.
High school students may repeat a course for self-improvement or to establish
eligibility to participate in programs requiring specific standards. The first recorded grade would remain on the (transcript) cum card but with a notation added
indicating the course was repeated along with the resulting grade.
G. Dual Enrollment, Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate, shall be
weighted as follows: A = 5, B = 4, C= 3, D= 2; thus, such advanced courses will carry
one extra quality point per letter grade, as indicated above, only. If a student
transfers from one school to another, the weighted system applies only when the
same honor courses are offered in the school to which he/she transfers.
H. All other courses will have a weight as follows: A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D = 1, and F = 0.
I.
J.
Starting with the 2014 Senior Class, students’ final ranking will be based on the
Latin Titles indicating high academic achievement, in place of the traditional
Valedictorian and Salutatorian awards.
The following Latin Ranking will be used to recognize top academic honors:
RANKING
GPA
Summa Cum Laude
3.900
Magna Cum Laude 3.700
Cum Laude
3.500
Honors3.000
- 4.000
- 3.899
- 3.699
- 3.499
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Criteria for Promotion
Several criteria are used in the determination for promotion:
A. *K-8 Grade:
Kindergarten Promotion Criteria:
• Be present 167 days
• Show proficiency as indicated on DIBELS and DWA
• Master at least 70% of grade level skills
Students who have not met the promotion criteria will be referred to the SBLC for
consideration of alternatives to retention. The SBLC will review the student’s performance
data to determine the appropriate grade placement.
1st
-6th
•
•
•
grade Promotion Criteria:
Be present 167 days
Show proficiency as indicated on DIBELS and DWA
Attain a “D” as a final grade in English, Reading, AND
Math
• Attain a “D” as a final grade in two of either Science,
Social Studies, or Spelling
• A student who is a first-time fourth grader must score
at or above the Basic achievement level on the
English Language Arts or Mathematics components of the LEAP and at or
above the Approaching Basic achievement level on the other standard) to be
promoted to the fifth grade. Students scoring Approaching Basic/Approaching
Basic on the LEAP and who meet all other promotion criteria may be enrolled
in the 4th grade transitional program.
• Students with characteristics of dyslexia, who are served in a multi-sensory
structured language program, follow the same criteria for promotion as all
other students
**7th -8th grade Promotion Criteria:
• Be present 167 days
A 7th or 8th grade student shall not be promoted if he/she fails the following:
• Any two major subjects (Reading, Math, English, Social Studies, Science), or
• Any three minor subjects (All other subject), or
• Any combination of one major subject and two minor subjects
• A student who is a first-time eighth grader must score at or above the Basic
achievement level on the English Language Arts or Mathematics components
of the LEAP and at or above the Approaching Basic achievement level on the
other standard) to be promoted to the ninth grade.
• Students with characteristics of dyslexia, who are served in a multi-sensory
structured language program, follow the same criteria for promotion as all
other students
* For students not meeting the criteria for promotion, the SAT/SBLC will review
student’s performance data to determine student placement.
**For 7th and 8th graders enrolled in courses for Carnegie credits, refer to the Promotion
Criteria/Guidelines for 9th-12th grades.
NOTE: The above listed “Criteria for Promotion” are proposed Pupil Progression Plan
Revisions for 2013-2014. Parents and students will be notified during the school year of
any changes.
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B.
Student Assistance Team (SAT)
formerly know as School Building Level Committee (SBLC)
The Student Assistance Team will consist of the principal, a minimum of two teachers,
the parent/guardian of the child, if available, the current teacher of the student, and a
supervisor or his designee. Supportive personnel will be included on this committee when
needed. (Title I, Resource, Speech). The committee shall be racially balanced as closely as
possible. Students who do not meet all criteria for promotion will
be referred to the SAT. This committee will review each student’s
performance on an individual basis and make a placement
decision which will be in the best interest of the student. The
principal, the student’s teacher, or the parent/guardian of the
student may request a review by the SAT. The person requesting
the review will be notified and invited to attend, prior to the
meeting by telephone or written communication.
C. When the SAT meets to determine student placement, the following age criteria
shall be considered for recommendation of alternative placement, either in the
home, school, or in the alternative school:
1. A student in the 6th grade who will be 13 years of age on or before
December 31,
2. A student in the 7th grade who will be 14 years of age on or before
December 31, and
3. A student in the 8th grade who will be 15 years of age on or before
December 31.
D. Grades 9-12
Secondary students must be enrolled as full-time students for eight semesters, thereby
ensuring the completion of their five-year plan of study. High School students shall
be in attendance a minimum of 83.5 days per semester (for each course taken) to be
eligible to receive credit for the courses taken.
Incoming Freshmen in the 2008-2009 and beyond school year need to earn the following
units in order to be classified as a sophomore, junior, or senior and meet attendance
requirements.
Earned Units
6 units including English I and math 12 units including English I, II, and a math
17 units (provided the 7 remaining units being taken would permit graduation as
defined by the State Department of Education)
Classified
Grade 10
Grade 11
Grade 12
*Incoming Freshmen in the 2009-2010 school year and beyond earning a Career Diploma
must have 16 units earned (provided the 7 remaining units being taken would permit
graduation as defined by the State Department of Education) to be classified as Grade 12.
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High School students in 2013-2014 shall earn
50 Community Service hours
prior to graduation.
GRADING AND REPORTING POLICIES
Grades K-6
It is the responsibility of the teachers to identify pupils who apparently are not able to make satisfactory progress toward grade level objectives, particularly
in basic skills, or who are immature physically, socially, and/or emotionally.
Principals shall establish procedures whereby teachers will notify parents when a pupil
is not able to achieve the essential skills expected at that grade level. In cooperation with
the parents, we must provide special help for the pupil. Early notification to the parents
of skill deficiencies should take place in the form of documented phone calls and/or letters from teachers and/or principals. This program shall have a well-defined hierarchy of
instructional objectives in the basic skills subject areas.
a.
All tests, assignments, and examination grades during nine-weeks shall be averaged
to arrive at the nine-weeks grade. There shall be a minimum of nine grades for
averaging. At least six of the grades shall be from tests. Nine-week examinations
are optional.
b. Students must have 4 quality points for the year with at least 2 quality points
earned in the second semester AND pass the 4th 9 weeks.
For FINAL grades, fractions above 1/2 will be rounded off to the next highest number.
Elementary: Grades PreK – 6
Grading Scale
Points
93 - 100 = A
4
85 - 92 = B
3
75 - 84 = C
2
67 - 74 = D
1
66 0=F
0
c. Honor Roll
Any full-time student who is functioning at grade level and attains a 3.0 average
and above is eligible for the school’s Honor Roll. It is permissible for individual
schools to identify and recognize those students who have attained exceptionallyhigh averages above 3.0, such as the Principal’s List and others.
d. Progress reports must be placed on students records on the 23rd day of each
quarter. Teachers must document and file all communications to parents regarding pupil progress.
e. Promotion policies for high school will apply for 7th and 8th grades with the
exception of Exams for 7th and 8th grades being optional.
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Grades 7-12
Grades 7-12
Final grade averaging for Grades 7th and 8th:
Final grade averaging for Grades 7th and 8th:
•
•
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Grades 9-12:
Students’ grades will be averaged to attain a final grade. Examination grade will be included
Students' grades will be averaged to attain a final grade. Examination grade will be included in averaging grade
in averaging grades for those grade levels where applicable. The following marking scales
for those grade levels where applicable. The following marking scales will be used:
will be used:
Grading Scale for High School: Grades 7-12
Grading Scale
Points
93-100 = A
4
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3
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2
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1
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Grading Scale for Higher Level High School Courses
Higher Level Courses
AP, Dual
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Enrollment,
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IB
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A
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3
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2
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F
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60 - 69
0 - 59
1
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final exam. The final grade for full credit courses shall reflect a letter grade average of four marking periods an
C
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*Policies contained in this Handbook for Pupil Progression Plan may be subject to change for the 2013-2014 school
year.
Early College Admissions Policy
A. High School Students of high ability may be admitted to a college on a full-time
basis.
B. A student shall have maintained a “B” or better average on all work pursued during
three years (six semesters) of high school.
C. The student shall have earned a minimum composite score of 25 on ACT or an SAT
score of 1050; this score must be submitted to the college.
D. A student shall be recommended by his high school principal.
E. Upon earning a minimum of 24 semester hours at the college level, the student
shall be eligible to receive a high school diploma.
1. The high school principal shall submit to the DOE the following:
a. forms provided by the DOE and completed by the college registrar certifying
that the student has earned 24 semester hours of college credit; and
b. a Certificate of High School Credits
F. A student not regularly enrolled in the current school year in the high school shall
be automatically eliminated from participation in all high school activities, with
the exception of high school graduation ceremonies.
1.
TEXTBOOK AND LIBRARY BOOK POLICY
Students may be issued textbooks during the school year.
2. Replacement cost is prorated by the principal or his/her
designee, based on the age and condition of said book.
3.Within three (3) days, the child, the parent, or guardian is
responsible for making arrangements with the principal for
replacement cost of the book.
4. No book will be issued until lost books are paid for or
arrangements are made to pay for them.
5.
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If a library book is lost, the student will not be allowed to check
out library books until the book has been paid for or until arrangements are made to
pay for the lost book.
DISCIPLINE
The School Board recognizes the necessity for reasonable control and discipline over
the conduct of pupils under its jurisdiction. Every teacher in the public school system shall
endeavor to hold each pupil to a strict accountability for any disorderly conduct in school,
or on the playgrounds of the school, on the street or while going to or returning from school,
or during intermission or recess. To assist the teacher, the Board shall establish regulations
for the use of disciplinary measures within the schools and continually monitor and appraise
their usefulness.
Principals shall have both the authority and the duty to take disciplinary action whenever the behavior of any pupil(s) materially interferes with or substantially disrupts the
maintenance of a proper atmosphere for learning within the classroom or other parts of the
school. However, no pupil shall be disciplined in any manner by the School Board or school
administrator, teacher, or other school employee for the use of force upon another person
when it can be reasonably concluded that the use of such force more probably than not
was committed solely for the purpose of preventing a forcible offense against the pupil or a
forcible offense provided that the force used must be reasonable and apparently necessary
to prevent such offense. A pupil who is the aggressor or who brings on a difficulty cannot
claim the right stated above to defend himself.
Each teacher may take disciplinary action to correct a pupil who disrupts normal
classroom activities, who is disrespectful to a teacher, who willfully disobeys a teacher, who
uses abusive or foul language directed at a teacher or another pupil, who violates school
rules, or who interferes with an orderly education process. The disciplinary action taken
by the teacher shall be in accordance with such regulations and procedures established by
the Board.
A pupil may be immediately removed from a classroom by the teacher and placed in the
custody of the principal or designee if the pupil’s behavior prevents the orderly instruction
of other pupils, poses an immediate threat to the safety of pupils or the teacher, or when
a pupil exhibits disrespectful or threatening behavior toward a teacher. If removed, the
student shall not receive credit for school work missed.
A pupil removed from class in kindergarten through grade 6 shall not be permitted
to return to class for at least thirty (30) minutes unless agreed to by the teacher. A pupil
removed from class in grades 7 through 12 shall not be permitted to return to class during
the same class period, unless agreed to by the teacher initiating the disciplinary action.
Upon the pupil being removed from class and sent to the principal’s office, the principal or designee shall conduct a counseling session with the pupil to discuss the particular
misconduct. Once removed, the pupil shall not be readmitted to the classroom until the
principal has implemented one of the following disciplinary measures:
a. In-school suspension
b.Detention
c. Suspension
d. Initiation of expulsion hearings
e. Assignment to a site based alternative program
f. Requiring the completion of all assigned school and
homework which would have been assigned and completed by the pupil during the period of suspension.
g. Any other disciplinary measure authorized by the principal with the concurrence of the teacher or building
level committee.
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When a pupil has been removed from a classroom, the teacher may require the parent,
tutor, or legal guardian of the pupil to have a conference with the teacher in the presence
of the principal or his or her designee before the pupil is readmitted. Upon the pupil’s
third removal from the same classroom, the teacher and principal shall discuss the pupil’s
disruptive behavior and contemplated disciplinary measures to be taken before the principal
implements such measures. If appropriate, a referral of the matter may be made to the
appropriate building level committee. In addition, a conference between the teacher or
other appropriate school employee and the pupil’s parent, tutor, or legal guardian shall be
required prior to the pupil being readmitted. If the disruptive behavior persists, the teacher
may request that the principal transfer the pupil into another setting.
In any case where a teacher, principal, or other school employee is authorized to require
the parent, tutor, or legal guardian of a pupil to attend a conference or meeting regarding
the pupil’s behavior, and after notice, the parent, tutor, or legal guardian willfully refuses
to attend, the principal, or his designee, shall file a complaint, in accordance with statutory
provisions, with a court exercising juvenile jurisdiction. “Notice” of the conference, specifying the time and date of the conference, shall be given by contacting the parent, tutor,
or legal guardian by telephone at the telephone number shown on the pupil’s registration
card or by sending a certified letter to the address shown on the pupil’s registration card.
Whenever a teacher is struck by a pupil, the pupil, in addition to any other discipline
given, shall be permanently removed from the teacher’s classroom, unless the teacher objects, or unless the principal, with the concurrence of the building level committee, finds
the striking incident to be entirely inadvertent.
Any teacher or other school employee may report to the principal any pupil who acts
in a disorderly manner or is in violation of school rules, or any misconduct or violation of
school rules by a pupil who may or may not be known to the teacher or employee. Incidents
of alleged discipline violations shall be reported on two (2) forms, one form to report only
school transportation-related incidents and one form to report all other incidents. The forms
shall be submitted in accordance with procedures outlined by the Board, the Superintendent,
and school system personnel. The principal shall review and act upon such information
submitted, to determine if suspension or other disciplinary action is necessary.
Should the principal fail to act on any report of misconduct or school violation, he/she
shall explain the reasons for doing so to the Superintendent or designee and to the teacher
or school employee reporting the violation.
Pupils who regularly disrupt the normal school environment shall be considered as
delinquent, and may be reported by appropriate school personnel to the juvenile court.
Any pupil that exhibits disruptive behavior, an incorrigible attitude, or any other discipline
problems in general, may be recommended by the principal for expulsion, assignment to an
appropriate alternative education program, or transfer to adult education if the pupil is:
1. Seventeen (17) years of age or older with less than five (5) units of credit toward
graduation;
2.
Eighteen (18) years of age or older with less than ten (10) units of credit toward
graduation; or
3. Nineteen(19) years of age or older with less than fifteen (15) units of credit toward
graduation.
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BULLYING, CYBERBULLYING, INTIMIDATION,
HARASSMENT, AND HAZING
The Iberville Parish School Board is committed to maintaining a safe, orderly, civil
and positive learning environment so that no student feels threatened while in school or
participating in school-related activities. Students and their parents/guardians shall be
notified that the school, school bus, and all other school environments are to be safe and
secure for all. Therefore, all statements or actions of a bullying, cyberbullying, intimidating,
threatening, harassing, hazing, or any other violent nature made on campus, at schoolsponsored activities, on school buses, at school bus stops, and en-route from home to
the bus stop and from the bus stop home shall not be tolerated. Even if made in a joking
manner, these statements or actions threatening other students, school personnel, or school
property shall be unacceptable.
All students, teachers, and other school employees shall take responsible measures
within the scope of their individual authority to prevent violations of this policy.
BULLYING, CYBERBYLLYING, INTIMIDATION, HARASSMENT
Bullying, intimidation and harassment shall mean any intentional gesture or written,
verbal, or physical act that a reasonable person under the circumstances should know will
have the effect of harming a student or damaging his/her property or placing a student
in reasonable fear of harm to his/her life or person or damage to his/her property and is
so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive
educational environment for a student.
Cyberbullying shall mean harassment, intimidation, or bullying of a student on school
property by another student using a computer, mobile phone, or other interactive or digital
technology or harassment, intimidation or bullying of a student while off school property
by another student using any such means when the action or actions are intended to have
an effect on the student when the student is on school property.
HAZING
Hazing shall mean any knowing behavior, whether by commission or omission, of any
student to encourage, direct, order, or participate in any activity which subjects another
student to potential physical, mental, or psychological harm for the purpose of initiation or
admission into, affiliation with, continued membership in, or acceptance by existing members
of any organization or extracurricular activity at a public elementary or secondary school,
whether such behavior is planned or occurs on or off school property, including any school
bus and school bus stop. Hazing does not mean any adult-directed and school-sanctioned
athletic program practice or event or military training program.
Any solicitation to engage in hazing, and the aiding and abetting another person who
engages in hazing shall be prohibited. The consent, stated or implied, of the hazing victim
shall not be a defense in determining disciplinary action.
REPORTING PROCEDURES
Any student who believes he or she has been the victim of bullying, cyberbullying,
intimidation, threatening behavior, harassment or hazing by a student, teacher, administrator
or other school personnel, or by any other person who is participating in, observing or
otherwise engaged in activities including sporting events and other extracurricular activities,
under the auspices of the school district or a school within the school system, is encouraged
to immediately report the alleged acts to any appropriate school district official.
Any teacher, administrator, or other school personnel who has or receives notice
that a student has or may have been the victim of bullying, cyberbullying, intimidation,
threatening behavior, harassment, or hazing at school or any school activity shall be required
to immediately report the alleged acts to an appropriate school district official, utilizing the
Louisiana Department of Education’s behavior incidence checklist to document the details of
each reported incident of harassment, intimidation, and bullying, including cyberbullying.
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Any student, School Board employee, or school volunteer who in good faith reports an
incident of harassment, intimidation, bullying or cyberbullying to the school administrator in
accordance with appropriate procedures shall be immune from a right of action for damages
arising from any failure to remedy the reported incident.
At the School Building Level
The principal shall be the person responsible at the school level for receiving oral or
written reports of bullying, cyberbullying, intimidation, threatening behavior, harassment,
or hazing of a student. Any other school administrator, teacher, or other school personnel
who receives a report of bullying, cyberbullying, intimidation, threatening behavior,
harassment or hazing of a student shall immediately inform the principal, who shall notify
the Superintendent or his/her designee.
Other Sites
Building administrators designated by the Superintendent at each administrative,
support, or maintenance site shall be responsible for receiving oral or written reports of
bullying, cyberbullying, intimidation, threatening behavior, harassment, or hazing of a
student. Upon receipt of a report, the building administrator shall immediately notify the
Superintendent or his/her designee.
INVESTIGATION OF COMPLAINTS AND REPORTS
The Superintendent or his/her designee shall immediately investigate or authorize
the investigation of all reports and complaints involving alleged bullying, cyberbullying,
intimidation, threatening behavior, harassment or hazing of students. Investigations may
consist of personal interviews with the complainants or the individual who is alleged to
have been bullied, cyberbullied, intimidated, threatened, harassed or hazed, the individual
or individuals against whom the complaint is made, witnesses, and any other persons who
may have knowledge of the alleged incident or incidents or circumstances leading to or
giving rise to the complaint. Other methods of investigation also may be used and pertinent
documents may be examined by the investigator.
During the pendency of an investigation, the school district may take immediate steps,
at its discretion, to protect the complainant, students, teachers, administrators or other
school personnel pending completion of the investigation.
Investigations shall be completed as soon as practicable. A written report shall
be prepared upon the completion of the investigation. If the complaint involves the
Superintendent, the report shall be made and filed directly with the School Board. The
written report shall include determination of whether the allegations have been substantiated
as factual and whether they appear to be violations of this policy.
DISCIPLINARY ACTION
The school district shall take appropriate action in response to a report following an
investigation of any alleged bullying, cyberbullying, intimidation, threatening behavior,
harassment, or hazing of a student. When the report determines that the alleged act or
conduct appears to be in violation of this policy, disciplinary action shall be taken as outlined
in the Student Code of Conduct. The principal/designee shall contact the parent, tutor, or
legal guardian of the pupil being disciplined for alleged misconduct to notify them of the
disciplinary action.
Whenever the act or conduct determined to be a violation of this policy may also
constitute a violation of state or federal criminal statute, the appropriate law enforcement
officer shall be promptly notified.
APPEAL
The parent of a student disciplined for violation of this policy may appeal to the
Superintendent or his/her designee no later than five (5) days after being notified of the
disciplinary action. The Superintendent or his/her designee shall review all documentation
regarding the incident, and if determined to be necessary by the Superintendent or designee,
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conduct a hearing on the matter. The results of the review or hearing shall be sent to the
parents or legal guardian within three (3) school days. The decision of the Superintendent
shall be final, except for a student expulsion, which may be appealed to the School Board
in accordance with statutory provisions.
NOTIFICATION
The School Board shall inform each student in writing within ten (10) days after
enrolling in school of the prohibition against harassment, intimidation, and bullying, including
cyberbullying, of a student by another student; the nature and consequences of such actions;
and the proper process and procedure for reporting any incidents involving such prohibited
actions.
Revised December 13, 2010
Ref: La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:183 , 17:416 , 17:416.13; Board minutes. 12-13-10
ELECTRONIC TELECOMMUNICATION DEVICES
No student, unless authorized by the school principal or his/her designee, shall possess,
use or operate any electronic telecommunication device, including but not limited to, any
facsimile system, radio paging service, intercom, or electro-mechanical paging system in
any elementary or secondary school building, or on the grounds thereof or in any school bus
used to transport public school students, except in the event of an emergency as declared
by the principal or his/her designee, or after regular school hours as authorized by a school
official.
Students who have received authorization shall be required to leave all electronic
telecommunication devices in their cars or to voluntarily submit them to the principal or
his/her designee upon arriving at school.
A violation of these provisions shall be grounds for disciplinary action.
A properly authorized medical device worn by a student shall not be in violation of this
policy.
CELL PHONE POLICY
The Cell Phone Policy will be part of the School Wide Positive Support Program.
Cell phones will be allowed on school campus for students in grades 7-12. However, cell
phones must be turned off at all times. Students must receive authorization from a school
administrator before they will be allowed to use their cell phone. If a cell phone disrupts
instruction in any way, consequences below will be followed. K-6 students are not allowed
to have cell phones on campus. If found with a cell phone, the phone will be confiscated
and returned to parent.
Any student that receives one (1) out of school suspension will forfeit their right to
bring a cell phone to school.
Any student that receives two (2) in school suspensions will also forfeit their right to
bring a cell phone to school.
A violation of these provisions shall be grounds for disciplinary action.
No cell phones will be allowed at Site Based Alternative Programs.
CONSEQUENCES:
*1ST OFFENSE – Disciplinary referral issued; written warning given to student.
*2nd OFFENSE – Disciplinary referral issued; parent notified in writing.
*3rd OFFENSE – Disciplinary referral issued; student suspended; student forfeits right
to bring a cell phone to school.
SCHOOL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY
LOST OR STOLEN ITEMS ON SCHOOL CAMPUS.
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DEFINITIONS
In-school suspension means removing a pupil from his/her normal classroom setting
but maintaining him/her under supervision of the school. Pupils participating in in-school
suspension may receive credit for work performed during the in-school suspension. Any
pupil who fails to comply fully with the rules for in-school suspension, however, shall be
subject to immediate suspension.
Detention means activities, assignments, or work held before the normal school day,
after the normal school day, or on weekends. Failure or refusal by a pupil to participate in
assigned detention shall subject the pupil to immediate suspension.
Revised: December, 1990
Revised: December, 1992
Revised: November, 1993 Revised: August, 1994
Revised: September, 1997
Ref: 42 U.S.C.A. l 2012, et seq.; La. Rev. Stat. Ann. l 7:223, 17:224, 17:233, 17:239, 17:416, 17:416.1; Pupil Appraisal
Handbook, Bulletin 1508, State Department of Education. lberville Parish
ZERO TOLERANCE VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAM
REVISED: JUNE, 1996
Background
A top priority of the Iberville Parish School Board is to provide a physical and psychologically safe environment for students. Discipline records reflect a significant increase in the
number of student fights in recent years. Administrator and teachers report that student
fighting has become more violent in nature and has on occasion led to serious injuries.
Therefore, the Iberville Parish School Board shall require that student aggressors ages
12 and up, and/or in grades six and above be arrested by law enforcement officers when
school officials determine that a fight has occurred on campus, at extra-curricular activities, on school buses, and at school bus stops. However, students reasonably concluded to
be acting in self-defense may not be disciplined.
This plan is preventive in nature, and is intended to ensure that Iberville Parish Public
Schools will be a safe haven for all students. Parents can be assured that every precaution
will be taken to keep their children safe, and to prevent violent acts from occurring at our
schools.
ZERO TOLERANCE VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAM PROVISIONS
Fighting is disruptive to the school climate and causes students to feel physically and
psychologically threatened. Studies show that the majority of students who bring weapons
to school do so to defend themselves. School administrators believe students who feel safe
are less likely to bring weapons to school. Guns, knives, and other weapons are clearly
hazards to a safe learning environment and the possibility that such items will be brought
to school must be significantly reduced.
1. Communication Between Law Enforcement Officials and the Schools will be
Strengthened
• There will be school resource officer presence in all schools.
• A law enforcement official will contact the Principals of the schools in the various
areas of the Parish when a community disturbance involves their students.
• The Principal or Assistant Principal of the school will contact the appropriate law
enforcement officials in their area when a school disturbance involves physical
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fighting, drugs, and/or weapons.
Law enforcement officials will randomly visit the schools at various times in their
area to make their presence known, to encourage a decrease in fighting, and to
make known the Zero Tolerance Violence Prevention Program.
2. Every fight on campus, at extra-curricular activities, on school buses, SUMMER
SCHOOL, SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAM, EXTENDED SCHOOL YEAR AND SUMMER
ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS, and at school bus stops will result in an arrest.
Students will be instructed that they must avoid fighting and that the correct
procedure is to report bullying or other hostile behavior against them to teachers or
administrators. Once a physical fight takes place as determined by the Principal (or
designee), appropriate law enforcement officials will be called, if deemed necessary.
Each participant in the fight will be arrested, if deemed necessary, handcuffed, and
taken into custody, unless it can be established by the Principal/designee/resource
officer, that one or more students were the sole aggressor(s) and that the other involved
student(s) acted only in self-defense. Thereafter, attempts will be made to contact
the parents.
Procedures:
• The law enforcement officials usually will not be called to break up a fight. They
will be called once the situation is under control and it is evident that a physical
fight has occurred.
• In the event of an arrest, all procedures of the appropriate law enforcement
agency will be followed including handcuffing inside the building.
• The school will conduct its own investigation; school and parish rules and regulations regarding suspensions and expulsions will be enforced.
• If there is a disagreement among the students involved, the law enforcement
officials and administrators will conduct an investigation including taking depositions from witnesses.
3. Bond has been pre-set by judges as follows:
The bond for disturbing the peace by fighting on campus, at extra-curricular activities,
on school buses, and at school bus stops will be $250. Parents will be required to post
a cash or surety bond. Parents will be encouraged to have the child reimburse the
money used for the bond.
4. Expulsion will also be recommended if a student engages in a second fight during the school year in which the first fight occurred. Upon the occurrence
of such second fight, the Principal will suspend the student and recommend his/her expulsion. The student will remain at home until a hearing is held regarding the recommended expulsion.
5. Expulsion hearings may result in expulsion or transfer of the student to a
Site Based Alternative Program. Such determination shall be made by the
Child Welfare and Attendance coordinator.
6. Court Hearing
The District Attorney, will determine which cases will be referred
to the court, and which will be dismissed. The following disposition
could be reached:
1.
Case dismissed. Bond refunded.
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2.
Case dismissed. Bond or portion thereof paid as restitution to school board for
actual damages caused by fighting.
3. Case accepted for pre-trial intervention. Fighter ordered to one or more days
of after-school supervision, during which time the student would be required to
perform various school improvement projects under the supervision of school
personnel. Criminal charges refused.
4.
Case referred to Court for hearing on criminal charges at least three (3) weeks
after charge. Sentenced by judge as in any other case, including, but not limited
to, detention in a juvenile facility, community service, counseling, payment of
restitution to victims and to school, fines, etc.
7.Suspension
1.
Each of the student aggressors will be suspended and/or expelled from school. The suspension or expulsion is appealable according to established School Board
policies already in effect. (Law enforcement procedures are not subject to appeal
through the School Board).
Each school will develop a discipline ladder which will be distributed at the
beginning of school. This will be uniform for grades K-3, 4-8, and 9-12.
2.
Any student involved in a zero tolerance incident while assigned to a Site Based
Alternative Program will be recommended for home schooling or be assigned to the Site Based Alternative Program for the remainder of the school year.
3.
Any student involved in more than two zero tolerance incidents during a school
year will be recommended for home schooling or some other type of placement
other than their home school.
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CRESCENT ELEMENTARY ATCHAFALAYA BASIN ACADEMY
Requirements
• Crescent Elementary Atchafalaya Basin Academy (CEABA) is open to any Iberville
student in grades K - 6th grade who has a 2.5 GPA, scores basic or above on ELA
and State math tests, and has no discipline referrals. Students from other attendance zones must maintain a 2.5 GPA to stay in CEABA. Students not having a
2.50 GPA at Year End will be transferred back to their home based school for the
beginning of the new school year.
• Students in the Crescent attendance zone will continue to attend with no GPA
requirements.
• Transportation will not be provided to students not living in the Crescent attendance zone. However, students will be able to catch a bus at a designated pick-up
point.
• For the 2013-2014 school year, all CEABA students will be required to complete an
Atchafalaya related project each 9 weeks. The Atchafalaya Basin Academy will be
expanded over time.
• Since the number of seats are limited, all students applying are not guaranteed
enrollment.
Students will be selected through a lottery process.
MSA NORTH VIRUAL ACADEMY
Requirements
• Full time students must have a 2.75 GPA and must maintain that GPA to stay in the
Virtual Academy. There is no GPA requirement for part time students.
• Students who create discipline problems will be removed from the Virtual Academy.
• Full time students can take coursework at the school or at another site, but must
take tests at the school. Part time students will take tests at their respective
schools, and all tests will be monitored.
• Students enrolled in the Virtual Academy must provide their own transportation to
the school for tutoring and tests.
• Bus transportation will be provided to all North Iberville students.
• Since the number of open seats are limited, all students applying are not guaranteed enrollment. Students will be selected through a lottery process.
MATH, SCIENCE AND ARTS ACADEMY (East and West)
Requirements
• MSA East and West Academies are open to any Iberville student in grades K - 12th
grade who has a 2.75 GPA.
• For the 2013-2014 school year, students will not be returned to their home based
school during the year for academic reasons, but must complete the year with a 2.75 GPA to remain at MSA.
• Students who violate the 3 Strikes Policy will return to their home based school.
• Bus transportation will be provided to all students attending MSA Academies.
• Since the number of seats are limited, all students applying are not guaranteed
enrollment. Students will be selected through a lottery process.
• Siblings, Gifted and Talented Arts students are automatically accepted.
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X
X
1
X
X
X
X
X
2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Under 16:
2 Complete
Semesters
Over 16:
4 complete
Semesters
X
X
X
X
X
X
Expulsion
X
X
X
X
Long Term
Suspension (4 or more days
Short Term
Suspension (1-3 days)
X
X
X
X
X
X
1 (2 Det.)
X
School
Saturday
X
Detention/
ISSP
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Warning
Recess
Detention
(If Available)
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
x
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X – All offenses
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Long Term
Suspension
(4 or more
days)
X
Short Term
Suspension (1-3 days)
X
X
School
Saturday
X
X
Detention/
ISSP
FAILURE TO ATTEND SATURDAY SCHOOL WILL RESULT IN A 1 DAY SUSPENSION
Vandalism/destruction of
school/other students property
(with reimbursement made to
school or student)
Violation of medication policy
Willful Disobedience***
Other offenses and
punishments may be added if
necessary
Indecent behavior
Leaving Campusunauthorized checkout
Leaving Class without
permission
Lying to school personnel
Possession/Use of fireworks
Profane Language
Sleeping in Class***
Smoking, dipping,
possession (lighter)
Stealing (Reimbursement)
Threatening student or
school personnel
Throwing Objects
Unacceptable/unauthorized
use of computers/Internet
Unauthorized area
Use of any object as a
firearm or weapon
MAJOR
OFFENSES
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Expulsion
Warning
1,2
X
1,2
(If Available )
Recess
Detention
X
X
3,4
3,4
X
Detention/
ISSP
X
X
5,6
5,6
X
School
Saturday
X
X
7
X
Short Term
Suspension (1-3 days)
X
Warning
(If Available )
Recess
Detention
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
School
Saturday
X
X
X
Detention/
ISSP
X
X
X
X
Short Term
Suspension (13 days)
X
X
X
X
more days)
Long Term
Suspension (4 or
X – All offenses
*All campus infractions and disciplinary actions are recognized on the bus or at the bus stop as well.
**Students are responsible for cost of damages.
Distracting Driver
Throwing Objects In or
Out of bus **
Getting ON or OFF at the
wrong stop/no permission
to ride bus
Not staying in seat
Any inappropriate
behavior on bus
OFFENSES
BUS and BUS STOP INFRACTIONS
Expulsion
X
Long Term
Suspension (4 or more days
CAFETERIA INFRACTIONS
X
X
X
X
X – All offenses
*All campus infractions and disciplinary actions are recognized in the cafeteria as well.
Failure to clean eating
area
Throwing food
Disrespect towards cafeteria
employees
Inappropriate noise level
Leaving without permission
Cutting in line
OFFENSES
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X
X
X
X
X
Bus
Suspension
X
Expulsion
Math, Science, and Arts Academy
Three Strikes Policy
2013-2014
CATEGORY A: AUTOMATIC DISMISSAL FROM ACADEMY
• Possession or Distribution of Illegal Narcotics or Drugs
• Possession of Firearm or Dangerous Weapon
• Terrorizing (making bomb threat- etc.)
• Bringing or Possession of Dangerous Objects
• Hitting/Threatening School Board Personnel
• Fighting/Assault/Disturbing the Peace
• Defying/Disrespect with Vulgarity, Verbal and/or Aggressive Behavior Directed
at Personnel
• Possession/Use of Alcohol
• Smoking/Possession of Tobacco, Cigarettes, Cigars, Matches, and/or Lighters,
Fireworks
• Sexual Harassment/Molestation/Fondling/Indecent Exposure
• Instigation/Discord/Fomentation
• Inappropriate/Illegal use of Technology
CATEGORY B: EACH OFFENSE CONSTITUES ONE STRIKE
• Tampering with Fire Alarm/Fire Extinguisher
• Leaving Campus without Permission/Truancy
• Skipping Class
• Destruction/Defacing School Board Property
• Stealing/Extortion/Forgery
• Horse-Playing/Obscene Language (cursing and/or materials)
• Gambling- Possession of Gambling Paraphernalia
• Threatening/Harassment/Intimidation of Another Student
• Inappropriate Display of Affection
• Willful Disobedience/Disrespect
• Removal from Class by Administration/Interference with Class- Campus Duties
• Leaving Class/Administrative Office without Permission
• Loitering on Campus
• Plagiarism/Cheating on Test and/or Assignment
• Habitual Tardiness
• Habitual School Board Dress Code Violation – ID Card/Uniform Violation
• Inappropriate use of Cell Phones and/or other Electronic Devices
• Inappropriate Body Piercing (male/female) with the Exception of Earrings for
Females only
• Misuse of driving privilege- leaving campus without following proper
check-out procedure
CATEGORY C: THREE OFFENSES CONSTITUES ONE STRIKE
• Failure to Follow Teacher’s Directions/Classroom/School Rules
• Littering
• Drinking/Eating/Chewing Gum in Class
• Lack of Instructional Supplies and Materials
• Failure to Complete Punish Work/Homework
• Sleeping in Class
• Hallway Violations (yelling, screaming, running, etc.)
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MINOR INFRACTION IN CLASSROOM:
1st Offense – Teacher conference with the student, 2nd offense – Student receives
a minor infraction assignment, 3rd offense – teacher contacts parent/guardian (must
document that you have spoken to parent/guardian), and 4th offense and greater –
behavior referral.
Conference:
Used at the discretion of the administrator. It can be used on the occurrence of a minor
disciplinary problem or to intervene before the occurrence of a more serious, major
offense.
Recess Detention:
Used for minor offenses (chewing gum, cutting in lunch line, etc.). Students will sit at the
designated table to eat lunch. No talking is permitted during lunch. Students will clean
up the cafeteria by wiping tables, picking up trash, and folding up tables.
In-School Suspension (ISSP):
Used as an alternative to Out of School Suspension. In-school suspension means removing
a pupil for his/her normal classroom setting but maintaining him/her under supervision
of the school. Pupils participating in in-school-suspension may receive credit for work
performed during the in-school suspension. Any pupil who fails to comply fully with the
rules for in-school suspension, however, shall be subject to immediate suspension.
Saturday School: (8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
Schools may use Saturday school as an as alternative to suspension. Students will work on
subject matter identified as being deficient in Spring Testing.
Suspension:
Short term suspensions will range from 1-3 days. Long term suspension will be 4 or more
days. The severity of the offense will determine the length of punishment. The student
may not attend/participate in any school activities during the suspension.
Expulsion:
Upon receiving the fourth suspension, the student could be recommended for expulsion
depending on the severity of the offense.
IT SHOULD BE UNDERSTOOD BY ALL STUDENTS THAT ALL TEACHERS ARE OBLIGATED TO
CARRY OUT ANY AND ALL POLICIES OF THIS SCHOOL AND THAT THE STUDENTS ARE OBLIGED
TO TAKE INSTRUCTIONS FROM ANY TEACHER.
Any student and their belongings are subject to being searched if school personnel have
reasonable suspicions of any material that may violate school policy.
*Depending on the nature of the offense, a student may be recommended for suspension
or expulsion without following the disciplinary steps.
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DUE PROCESS FOR SUSPENSIONS AND EXPULSIONS
Schools shall adhere to procedures which assure due process dealing
with suspensions and expulsions.
School principals may suspend from school any student, including an
exceptional child for good cause, in accordance with State law and local
policy. Students suspended in school or out of school are suspended
from all activities associated with the school such as assemblies, athletic
events, practice for any activity, field trips, or other gatherings whether on or off campus.
If a suspendable offense occurs on a Friday or before a holiday, student cannot attend any
school function during his/her expulsion/suspension timeline.
Reasons for Suspension
Students determined to be guilty of the following offenses may be suspended:
1. Willful disobedience
2. Threatens a teacher, principal, superintendent, member, or employee of the local
school board with intentional disrespect
3. Makes against any one of them an unfounded charge
4. Uses unchaste or profane language
5. Is guilty of immoral or vicious practices
6. Is guilty of conduct or habits injurious to his/her associates
7. Uses tobacco or who possesses alcoholic beverages or any controlled dangerous
substance governed by the uniform controlled dangerous substances law, in any form
in school buildings, on school grounds, or on school buses owned by, contracted to,
or jointly owned by the school board
8. Disturbs the school and habitually violates any rule
9. Cuts, defaces, or injures any part of public school buildings/vandalism
10. Writes any profane or obscene language or draws obscene pictures in or on any
school material or on any public school premises, or on any fence, pole, sidewalk, or
building on the way to or from school, or on any school bus, including those owned
by, contracted to, or jointly owned by the School Board.
11. Is found carrying firearms, knives, or other implements which can be used as weapons,
the careless use of which might inflict harm or injury.
SPECIAL NOTE: SENATE BILL NO. 842, passed by the legislature during the 1995 regular
session, was signed by the Governor and reads in pertinent part: R.S. 416 (C)(2)(a)(i)
Notwithstanding the provisions of R.S. 17:461 (B), any student, sixteen years of age
or older, found guilty of being in possession of a firearm on school property, on a
school bus, or in actual possession at a school sponsored event, pursuant to a hearing
as provided for by R.S. 17:416 (C)(1), shall be expelled from school for a minimum
period of twelve calendar months and shall be referred to the District Attorney for
appropriate action. However, the provisions of this subsection shall not apply if the
District Attorney determines that no prosecution shall commence, that dismissal
shall be entered after prosecution has begun, or that the student is found not
guilty of such offense.
12. Possesses firearms, knives, or other implements, not prohibited by federal law, which
can be used as weapons, the careless use of which might inflict harm or injury
13. Throws missiles liable to injure others
14. Instigates or participates in fights while under school supervision
15. Violates traffic and safety regulations
16. Leaves school premises or classroom without permission or leaves detention without
permission
17. Is habitually tardy and/or absent
18. Is guilty of stealing
19. Commits any other serious offense
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Due Process for Suspensions
1. Prior to any suspension, the school principal or the principal’s designee shall advise
the student in question of the particular misconduct of which he or she is accused as
well as the basis for such accusation, and the student shall be given an opportunity at
that time to explain his or her version of the facts to the school principal or his or her
designee.
2. A student whose presence in or about a school poses a continued danger to persons or
property or an ongoing threat of disruption to the academic process may be immediately
removed from the school premises without the benefit of the procedure described above,
providing that the necessary procedure shall follow as soon as it is practicable.
3. Notice in writing of the suspension and the reasons therefore shall be given to the
parent or parents of the student suspended.
4. Any parent, tutor, or legal guardian of a student suspended shall have the right to
appeal to the superintendent of schools or a designee of the superintendent, who shall
conduct a hearing on the merits of the case.
5. In all cases of suspensions, the parent, the superintendent of schools, and the visiting
teacher and/or Child Welfare and Attendance Co-ordinator shall be notified in writing
of the facts concerning each suspension, including reasons therefore and terms thereof.
6. The decision of the superintendent of schools on the merit of the case, as well as the
term of suspension, shall be final, reserving the right to the superintendent of schools
to remit any portion of the time of suspension.
Reasons for Expulsion
Students may be expelled for any of the following reasons:
1. Any student, after being suspended for committing any of the above offenses, may
be expelled upon recommendation by the principal of the public school in which the
student is enrolled.
2. Any student, after being suspended on three occasions for committing any of the above
offenses during the same school session, could, on committing the fourth offense, be
recommended for expulsion from all the public schools of the parish or city school
system wherein he resides until the beginning of the next regular school year, subject
to the review and approval of the local school board.
3. In each case of suspension or expulsion, the school principal or designee shall contact
by telephone at the telephone number shown on the pupil’s registration card or
send a certified letter at the address shown on the pupil’s registration card to the
parent/guardian giving notice of the suspension or expulsion, the reasons therefore
and establishing a date and time for a conference with the principal or designee as a
requirement for readmitting the pupil. In the case of an expulsion, the contact with
the parent or guardian shall include a certified letter. If the parent/guardian fails to
attend the required conference within five school days of mailing the certified letter
or other contact with the parent/guardian, the truancy laws shall become effective.
The principal or designee shall also file a complaint with a court exercising juvenile
jurisdiction. A pupil who is suspended or expelled shall receive no credit for school
work missed while he/she is suspended or expelled. While expelled, a pupil cannot
attend any function/extra curricular activity for the remainder of the school year.
4. The conviction of any student of a felony or the incarceration of any student in a
juvenile institution for an act which, had it been committed by an adult, would have
constituted a felony, shall be cause for expulsion of the student for a period of time
as determined by the board; such expulsions shall require the vote of two-thirds of
the elected members of the local educational governing authority.
5. Any student who has been expelled from any public or nonpublic school within or
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outside the state of Louisiana shall provide to the School Board the reason or reasons
for which the student was expelled. Additionally, the transfer of a student’s records
by any public school in the state to any other public or nonpublic school shall include
information on the dates of any expulsions and the reason or reasons for which the
student was expelled.
Due Process for Expulsion
1. A recommendation for expulsion is made by the principal.
2. A hearing is conducted by the superintendent of the school system or someone
designated by the superintendent.
3. A determination of whether to expel the student is made by the superintendent or his
designee.
4. The principal and teacher as well as the student may be represented by someone of
5.
6.
7.
8.
their choice at this hearing.
Until the hearing takes place, the student shall remain on suspension.
The parent or guardian of the student may, within five days after a decision to expel
the student has been rendered, request the local educational governing authority to
review the findings of the superintendent or his designee. Otherwise, the decision of
the superintendent shall be final.
The board, in reviewing the case, may affirm, modify, or reverse the action previously
taken.
If the board upholds the decision of the superintendent, the parent or guardian of the
student may, within 10 days, appeal to the district court for the parish in which the
student’s school is located. The court may reverse the ruling of the board.
EXPULSION FOR ASSAULT AND BATTERY
BY A STUDENT ON A SCHOOL EMPLOYEE
DEFINITIONS:
Assault - An attempt to commit a battery, or the intentional placing of another in reasonable apprehension of receiving a battery.
(La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §14:36)
Battery - Intentional use of force or violence upon the person of another.
(La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §14:33)
It is the intention of the Iberville Parish School Board to provide a safe and secure
climate for employees to perform their duties and responsibilities without fear of bodily
harm. This policy shall apply any time a school employee is engaged in the normal scope
and course of his/her duties, regardless of whether or not that occurs during regular school
hours or on school grounds. It shall also apply to any site at which a school sponsored or
school affiliated event occurs (e.g., an away sports event, a school bus, etc.)
Any student who engages in an act of assault or battery, be it simple or aggravated, shall
be recommended for expulsion for a period not less than twelve (12) calendar months from
the date of the act. It shall be the responsibility of the Superintendent (or his/her designee)
to determine if the student engaged in a willful act of assault or battery, or if the contact
was incidental and no intention to harm was apparent from the facts and circumstances of
the case.
Ref: La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§14:34.3, 14:38.2, 17:81, 17:416; Board minutes, 2-14-00.
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CORPORAL PUNISHMENT
The Iberville Parish School Board shall prohibit the use of corporal punishment
by all of its employees. Students shall not be paddled, spanked or otherwise physically
disciplined for infractions of student conduct regulations. Furthermore, no other person
(including parents or guardians) shall be allowed to administer corporal punishment to a
student while on school grounds.
Nothing contained herein shall be interpreted as prohibiting an employee from
using physical force, reasonable and appropriate under the circumstances, in defending
himself or herself against a physical attack by a student, or from using physical force to
restrain a student from attacking another student or employee, or to quell a disturbance,
or to protect school property.
Revised: July, 2000
Ref: La. Rev. Stat. Ann. 17:81, 17:416; Board minutes, 4-6076, 6-12-00.
DISCIPLINE OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
A. For purposes of removal of a student with a disability from the student’s current
educational placement, a change of placement occurs when
1. a student with a disability is removed from his or her
current educational placement for more than ten (10)
consecutive school days; or
2.
B.
a student with a disability is subjected to a series of removals that constitute a pattern because they cumulate
to more than ten (10) school days in a school year and
because of factors such as the length of each removal,
the total amount of time the student is removed, and the
proximity of the removals to one another.
School personnel have the authority to order a change in placement for a student with
a disability when certain conditions exist.
1. School personnel may order a removal of a student with a disability from the
student’s current educational placement for not more than ten (10) consecutive
school days for any violation of school rules to the extent a removal would be
applied to a student without a disability, and school personnel may order additional removals of not more than ten (10) consecutive school days in the same
school year for separate incidents of misconduct as long as the removals do not
constitute a change of placement.
2.
School personnel may order a change in placement of a student with a disability
to an appropriate interim alternative educational setting for the same amount
of time a student without a disability would be subject to discipline, but for not
more than forty-five (45) days, if
a. the student has carried a weapon to school or to a school function under the
jurisdiction of the State or any School Board; or
b. the student has knowingly possessed or used illegal drugs or sold or solicited
the sale of a controlled substance while at school or a school function under
the jurisdiction of the State or of any School Board.
C. For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:
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1.
Controlled substance means a drug or other substance identified under schedule
I, II, III, IV, or V in sec. 202(c) of the Controlled Substance Act (21 U.S.C. 812 (c)).
2.
Illegal drug means a controlled substance but does not include a substance that is
legally possessed or used under the supervision of a licensed health-care professional or that is legally possessed or used under any other authority under that
Act or under any other provision of federal law.
3.
Weapon has the meaning given the term dangerous weapon under paragraph (2) of
the first subsection (g) of Sec. (g) of Sec. 930 of Title 18, United States Code.
D. An approved hearing officer has the authority to order change in placement for a
student with a disability when certain conditions exist.
1.
E.
The hearing officer may order a change in placement of a student with a disability
to an appropriate interim alternative educational setting for not more than fortyfive (45) days if the hearing officer, in an expedited due process hearing:
a. determines that the School Board has demonstrated by substantial evidence
that maintaining the current placement of the student is substantially likely
to result in injury to the student or to others (substantial evidence means
beyond a preponderance of the evidence);
b. considers the appropriateness of the student’s current placement;
c. considers whether the School Board has made reasonable efforts to minimize
the risk of harm in the student’s current placement, including the use of
supplementary aids and services; and
d. determines that the interim alternative educational setting that is proposed
by school personnel who have consulted with the student’s special education
teacher meets all IAES requirements as set forth in paragraph F below.
A School Board need not provide services during periods of removal under B.1 above to
a student with a disability who has been removed from his or her current placement
for ten (10) school days or less in that school year, if services are not provided to a
student without disabilities who has been similarly removed.
1.
In the case of a student with a disability who has been removed from his or her
current placement for more than ten (10) school days in that school year, the
School Board for the remainder of the removals, shall provide services to the
extent necessary to enable the student to progress appropriately in the general
curriculum and to advance appropriately toward achieving the goals set out in
the student’s IEP, if the removal is
a. under the school personnel’s authority to remove under paragraph B.1 above
for not more than ten (10) consecutive school days as long as that removal
does not constitute a change of placement; school personnel, in consultation
with the student’s special education teacher, shall determine the extent to
which services are necessary to enable the student to progress appropriately
in the general curriculum and to advance appropriately toward achieving the
goals set out in the student’s IEP.
b. for behavior that is not a manifestation of the student’s disability consistent
under paragraph G below; the student’s IEP team shall determine the
extent to which services are necessary to enable the student to progress
appropriately in the general curriculum and to advance appropriately toward
achieving the goals set out in the student’s IEP.
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2.
F.
The School Board shall provide services that will enable the student to continue
to progress in the general curriculum and to continue to receive those services
and modifications, including those described in the student’s current IEP, that will
enable the student to meet the goals set out in that IEP. The School Board shall
include services and modifications designed to address the behavior described
below and to prevent the behavior from recurring if the removal is
a. for drugs or weapon offenses (the IEP team determines the interim alternative
educational setting); or
b. based on a hearing officer’s determination that maintaining the current
placement of the student is substantially likely to result in injury to the
student or others if he or she remains in the current placement. (School
personnel in consultation with the student’s special education teacher shall
propose the interim alternative educational setting to the hearing officer.)
Either before, or not later than ten (10) business days after either first removing the
student for more than ten (10) school days in a school year or commencing a removal
that constitutes a change of placement and including the action described under
paragraph B.2 above, the School Board shall follow prescribed procedures as listed
below.
1.
If the School Board did not conduct a functional behavior assessment and implement a behavioral intervention plan for the student before the behavior that
resulted in the removal occurred, the School Board shall convene an IEP meeting
to develop an assessment plan.
2.
If the student already has a behavioral intervention plan, the IEP team shall meet to
review the plan and its implementation as necessary, to address the behavior.
3. As soon as practicable after developing the behavioral intervention plan and
completing the assessment required by the plan, the School Board shall convene
an IEP meeting to develop appropriate behavioral interventions to address that
behavior and shall implement those interventions.
4.
If subsequently, a student with a disability who has a behavioral intervention plan
and who has been removed from his or her placement for more than ten (10) school
days in a school year is subjected to a removal that does not constitute a change
of placement, the IEP team members shall review the behavior intervention plan
and its implementation to determine whether modifications are necessary.
a. If one or more of the team members believe that modifications are needed,
the team shall meet to modify the plan and its implementation to the extent
the team determines necessary.
G. The interim alternative educational setting referred to in paragraph B above shall be
determined by the IEP team. Any interim alternative educational setting in which a
student is placed under paragraphs B.2 and C above shall
1. be selected so as to enable the student to continue to progress in the general
curriculum, although in another setting, and to continue to receive those services
and modifications, including those described in the student’s current IEP, that will
enable the student to meet the goals set out in that IEP; and
2.
shall include services and modifications designed to address the behavior described
in paragraphs B.2 and C above, and to prevent the behavior from recurring.
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H. Manifestation determination review is required whenever
an action involving a removal that constitutes a change of
placement for a student with a disability is contemplated.
1. Not later than the date on which the decision to take
that action is made, the parents shall be notified of that
decision and shall be provided the procedural safeguards
notice Louisiana’s Educational Rights of Children With
Disabilities.
2.
Immediately, if possible, but in no case later than ten (10) school days after the
date on which the decision to take that action is made, a review shall be conducted
of the relationship between the student’s disability and the behavior subject to
the disciplinary action.
3.
The review shall be conducted by the IEP team and other qualified personnel in
a meeting.
4.
In carrying out the manifestation determination review, the IEP team and other
qualified personnel may determine that the behavior of the student was not a
manifestation of the student’s disability only if the IEP team and other qualified
personnel
a. consider, in terms of the behavior subject to disciplinary action, all relevant
information - the evaluation and diagnostic results, including the results or
other relevant information supplied by the parent or student; observations
of the student; and the student’s IEP and placement - and
b. determine that
i. in relationship to the behavior subject to disciplinary action, the
student’s IEP and placement were appropriate and the special education
services, supplementary aids and services, and behavior intervention
strategies were provided consistent with the student’s IEP and
placement.
ii. the student’s disability did not impair the ability of the student
to understand the impact and consequence of the behavior subject to
disciplinary action; and
iii. the student’s disability did not impair the ability of the student to
control the behavior subject to disciplinary action.
5.
If the IEP team and other qualified personnel determine that any of the standards
in item 4 above were not met, the behavior shall be considered a manifestation
of the student’s disability.
6.
If the IEP team and other qualified personnel determine that the behavior is a
manifestation of the student’s disability, the disciplinary removal cannot occur,
unless the removal is in accordance with paragraphs B.2(a) and (b), and C above.
The IEP team may consider modification to the student’s program (e.g., additional
related services, counseling, changes in the behavior management plan, increased
time in special education, changes to class schedules, change of teacher).
7. The manifestation review meeting may be conducted at the same IEP meeting
that is convened to conduct the functional behavioral assessment.
8.
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If in the review, the School Board identifies deficiencies in the student’s IEP or
placement or in their implementation, it shall take immediate steps to remedy
those deficiencies.
I.
When the determination is made that the behavior was not a manifestation of the
student’s disability, prescribed guidelines shall be followed.
1.
If the results of the manifestation determination review is that the behavior of the
student was not a manifestation of the student’s disability, the relevant disciplinary procedures applicable to students without disabilities may be applied to the
student in the same manner in which they would be applied to students without
disabilities except a FAPE as defined in paragraph E above shall be provided.
2. If the School Board initiates disciplinary procedures applicable to all students,
the School Board shall ensure that the special education and disciplinary records
of the student with a disability are transmitted for consideration by the person
or persons making the final determination regarding the disciplinary action.
3. Except as provided in paragraph K.1 below, if a parent requests a hearing to
challenge a determination made through the review process that the behavior of
the student was not a manifestation of the student’s disability, the student shall
remain in the current educational placement unless the parent and School Board
agree otherwise.
J.
If the student’s parent disagrees with a determination that the student’s behavior was
not a manifestation of the student’s disability or with any decision regarding placement
and discipline, the parent may request a hearing.
1. The State or School Board shall arrange for an expedited hearing in any case
described in the above paragraph if a hearing is requested by a parent.
a. In reviewing a decision with respect to the manifestation determination, the
hearing officer shall determine whether the School Board has demonstrated
that the student’s behavior was not a manifestation of the student’s
disability.
b. In reviewing a decision under paragraph B.2 above, to place a student in an
interim alternative educational setting, the hearing officer shall apply the
standards in paragraph G above.
K.
The student’s placement during appeal shall follow prescribed guidelines.
1.
If the parents request a hearing or an appeal regarding a disciplinary action described in paragraphs B.2 or C to challenge the interim alternative educational
setting or the manifestation determination, the student shall remain in the interim
alternative educational setting pending the decision of the hearing officer or until
expiration of the time period in paragraphs B.2 or C, whichever occurs first, unless
the parent and the State or School Board agree otherwise.
2. If a student is placed in an interim alternative educational setting pursuant to
paragraphs B.2 and C above and school personnel propose to change the student’s placement after expiration of the interim alternative placement, during
the pendency of any proceeding to challenge the proposed change in placement,
the student shall remain in the current placement (student’s placement prior to
the interim alternative educational setting), except as provided in paragraph J.1
above.
3.
The School Board may request an expedited due process hearing if school personnel maintain that it is dangerous for the student to be in the current placement
(placement prior to removal to the interim alternative education setting) during
the pendency of the due process proceedings.
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a. In determining whether the student may be placed in the alternative
educational setting or in another appropriate placement ordered by the
hearing officer, the hearing officer shall apply the standards in paragraph F
above.
b. A placement ordered pursuant to 3.a above may not be longer than forty-five
(45) days.
c. The procedures in 3 above may be repeated as necessary.
L.
A student who has not been determined to be eligible for special education and related
services, and who has engaged in behavior that violated any rule or code of conduct of
the School Board including any behavior described in paragraphs B and E, may assert
any of the protections provided for in this section if the School Board had knowledge
(as determined in accordance with item 2 below) that the student was a student with
a disability before the behavior that precipitated the disciplinary action occurred.
1. A School Board shall be deemed to have knowledge that a student is a student
with a disability if
a. the parent of the student has expressed concern in writing (or orally if the
parent does not know how to write or has a disability that prevents a written
statement) to personnel of the School Board that the student is in need of
special education and related services;
b. the behavior or performance of the student demonstrates the need for these
services, in accordance with the definition of a student with a disability;
c. the parent of the student has requested an evaluation of the student; or
d. the teacher of the student or other school district personnel has expressed
concern about the behavior or performance of the student to the director
of special education or to other personnel in accordance with the School
Board’s established child find or special education referral system.
2.
The School Board would not be deemed to have knowledge under item 1 above,
if as a result of receiving the information specified in that paragraph, the School
Board either
a. conducted an evaluation and determined that the student was not a student
with a disability; or
b. determined that an evaluation was not necessary and provided notice to the
student’s parents of its determination
3.
Certain conditions apply if there is no basis of knowledge.
a. if the School Board does not have knowledge that a student with a disability,
in accordance with items 1 and 2 above, prior to taking disciplinary measures
against the student, the student may be subjected to the same disciplinary
measures as measures applied to students without disabilities who engaged
in comparable behaviors.
b. if a request is made for an evaluation of a student during the time period
in which the student is subjected to disciplinary measures, the evaluation
shall be conducted in less than sixty (60) business days without exception or
extensions.
4. Until the evaluation is completed, the student shall remain in the educational
placement determined by school authorities, which can include suspension or
expulsion without educational services.
5. If the student is determined to be a student with a disability, taking into con-
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sideration information from the evaluation conducted by the School Board and
information provided by the parents, the School Board shall provide special
education and related services.
M. Expedited due process hearings addressed in paragraph J above shall follow procedures
prescribed below.
N.
1.
The hearing shall meet the pertinent requirements of Bulletin 1706, Regulations
for Implementation of the Children With Exceptionalities Act.
2.
The hearing shall be conducted by a qualified due process hearing officer.
3.
The hearing shall result in a written decision that shall be mailed to the parties
within twenty (20) business days of the School Board’s receipt of the request for
the hearing, without exceptions or extensions.
4.
The hearing shall have time lines that are the same for hearings requested by the
parents or the School Board.
5.
The hearing shall be conducted according to pertinent guidelines, where appropriate, and according to guidelines established by the Louisiana Department of
Education.
6.
The decisions on expedited due process hearings are appealable consistent with
the procedures established in Bulletin 1706. The request for an appeal of the
expedited due process hearing shall be sent to the Louisiana Department of Education by certified mail within five (5) business days of receipt of the expedited
due process hearing decision. A final decision shall be reached in the review and
a copy mailed to all parties within twenty (20) business days of receipt of the
request for a review without exceptions or extensions.
Nothing in this policy or state regulations shall prohibit the School Board from reporting
a crime committed by a student with a disability to appropriate authorities or to prevent
state law enforcement and judicial authorities from exercising their responsibilities with
regard to the application of federal and state law to crimes committed by a student
with a disability.
1.
The School Board, in reporting a crime committed by a student with a disability,
shall ensure that copies of the special education and disciplinary records of the
student are transmitted for consideration by the appropriate authorities to whom
it reports the crime.
2. The Board, in reporting a crime, may transmit copies of the student’s special
education and disciplinary records only to the extent that the transmission is
permitted by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
Revised: April, 2001
Ref: La. Rev. Stat. Ann. 17:82, 17:416, 17:1941 et seq.;Bulletin 1706, Regulations for the Implementation
of the Exceptional Children’s Act Louisiana State Department of Education.
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STUDENT SEARCHES
The School Board is the exclusive owner of any public school building and any desk
or locker utilized by any student contained therein or any other area that may be set
aside for the personal use of the students. Any teacher, principal, administrator, or school
security guard employed by the School Board, having a reasonable belief that any public
school building, desk, locker, area or grounds of any public school contains any weapons,
illegal drugs, alcoholic beverages, nitrate based inhalants, stolen goods, or other items
the possession of which is prohibited by any law, School Board policy, or school rule, may
search such building, desk, locker, area or grounds of said public school. The acceptance
and use of locker facilities or the parking of privately owned vehicles on school campuses
by students shall constitute consent by the student to the search of such locker facilities
or vehicles by authorized school personnel.
Any teacher, principal, administrator, or school security guard employed by the School
Board, may search the person of a student or his personal effects when based on the attendant
circumstances at the time of the search, there are reasonable grounds to suspect that the
search will reveal evidence that the student has violated the law, School Board policy, or
a school rule. Such a search shall be conducted in a manner that is reasonably related
to the purpose of the search and the nature of the suspected offense. Such factors to be
considered in determining the manner in which searches may be conducted are:
1. Age and sex of student
2. Behavior record of student
3. Need for search
4. Purpose of search
5.
Type of search
6. Reliability of the information used to conduct search
7. The relative importance of making the search without delay
8. Nature and severity of problem in overall school environment.
Random searches with a metal detector of a student or his personal effects may be
conducted at any time, provided such searches are conducted without deliberate touching
of the student.
Any search of student’s person shall be done privately by a teacher, administrator, or
security guard of the same sex as the student to be searched. At least one witness who is of
the same sex as said student shall be present throughout the search. Detailed documentation
shall be made of all searches. If requested, notification of the search shall be sent to the
parents of the student involved.
Any automobile parked on School Board property by a student may also be searched
at any time by school officials who have articulable facts which lead them reasonably to
believe that items in violation of state law, School Board policy or school rule are contained
therein. If the automobile is locked, the student shall unlock the vehicle. If the student
refuses to unlock the vehicle, proper law enforcement authorities shall be summoned and
the student shall be subject to disciplinary action.
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No actions taken pursuant to this policy by any teacher, principal, administrator, or
school security guard employed by the School Board shall be taken maliciously or with willful
and deliberate intent to harass, embarrass or intimidate any student.
Upon proper school personnel confiscating any firearm, bomb, knife, or other implement
which could be used as a weapon, or any controlled dangerous substance, the principal
or designee shall report the confiscation to the appropriate law enforcement officials.
Any implement or material confiscated shall be retained, catalogued, and secured by the
principal so as to prevent the destruction, alteration, or disappearance until such time as
the implement or material is given to law enforcement personnel for disposal. Any principal
or designee failing to report any prohibited weapon or confiscated material or implement to
law enforcement personnel or failing to properly secure any weapon or confiscated material
or implement shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action as may be determined by
the Superintendent and/or Board.
If any teacher, principal, administrator, or school security guard employed by the
School Board should be sued for damages by any student, the parent of such student or by
any other person on behalf of such student, based upon a search conducted in compliance
with this policy, the School Board shall provide such teacher, principal, administrator, or
school security guard with a legal defense thereto, including reasonable attorney’s fees,
investigative costs and other related expenses. In such suit, the School Board shall indemnify
him/her fully against said judgment including principal, interest and costs.
If in any suit brought against any teacher, principal, administrator, or school security
guard employed by the School Board, as stated above, there is a specific finding that the
action of the teacher, principal, administrator, or school security guard was malicious and
willfully and deliberately intended to harass, embarrass or intimidate the student, the School
Board shall not indemnify such teacher, principal, administrator, or school security guard in
the event a judgement for damages shall be rendered against him. Whenever any search
is conducted pursuant to this policy, a written record shall be made thereof by at least two
(2) adult employees of the Board who conducted the search and shall include names of the
persons involved, the circumstances leading to the search and the results of the search.
Revised: October, 1994
Ref: La.Rev.Stat.Ann.17:416,17:416.3;NewJersevv.T.L.O.,469U.S.
325, 105 S.Ct. 733.
Iberville Parish
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GENERAL GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES FOR THE USE OF
METAL DETECTORS OR MAGNETOMETERS IN SCHOOLS
Purpose: The stated purposes of the search pursuant to these guidelines is to deter the
bringing of weapons onto school grounds and to thereby reduce the potential for violent
incidences.
General Guidelines and Procedures:
These guidelines are designed to ensure that searches conducted with a metal detector
are lawful, unbiased, and respectful of the right of privacy. Therefore, administrators will
be present when these searches take place. Law Enforcement Agencies within Iberville
Parish shall provide officers to operate the metal detectors.
These guidelines shall be adhered to whenever searches are made with a metal detector:
• Students shall be put on notice that they will be searched at various hours of the school
day to avoid predictability.
• The parents or guardian of every student shall be notified that random searches will be
conducted. This notice shall be done in a way to reasonably ensure that the parents
have received the notice.
• Parents shall be notified when a student has been personally searched.
Procedures:
1. Administrators and law enforcement official will operate the walk-through metal
detector or magnetometer.
2. All students entering the school are subject to the search, although the law
enforcement official or administrators could choose to limit the search by a
predetermined random formula.
Example:
If the lines became too long, the administrators or law enforcement official decide
to search every second, third or fourth student. The law enforcement official
and administrators are prohibited, however, from selecting a particular student
to search unless there was a reasonable articulable suspicion to believe that the
student is in possession of a weapon and/or dangerous instrumentality.
3. Administrators may decide to conduct the search as students enter the cafeteria,
or when leaving school, or select an entire class to search upon entering classroom
and/or upon leaving classroom.
4. The law enforcement official or administrators who conduct the search will explain
to the students the nature of the metal detector or magnetometer, to alleviate
fear and anxiety.
5. The administrator or law enforcement official will ask the student to place any
bags or parcels on the table and remove all metal objects from his/her person,
along with any metal objects from any bags, parcels, or other containers being
carried. Once the above request has been made, the student will be asked to
walk through the magnetometer.
6. If the detector activates on the person, the student will be asked to step out of
line and requested to remove any remaining metal objects from his/her person.
If the hand-held scanning device also activates, the law enforcement official or
administrator will ask the student once again to produce the signal-triggering
metal object.
7. If the student refuses to produce the metal object, then a reasonable articulable
suspicion exists and the individual will be personally searched (“pat down”) by
an administrator of the same sex. At least one witness, also of the same sex as
the student, shall be present throughout the search.
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8.
Any illegal objects (i.e., firearms, knives, or other implements which can be used
as weapons) found during the search will be retained by the central office staff
until the germane law enforcement official makes a ruling on the nature of the
contraband.
9. If the metal detector activates on any bags, parcels, or other containers being
carried by the student, a request to remove any remaining metal objects from
said container shall be made. If the student refuses, and the hand held scanning
device activates again, then a reasonable articulable suspicion exist and the school
official may conduct a search of the container in question. Should any illegal
objects be found, paragraph #7 controls.
STUDENT COOPERATION
In order to take advantage of all available time scheduled for the education of our students,
the students are expected to do the following:
1. Take their seats immediately upon entering the
classroom.
2. Become quiet and give their attention to the
instructor immediately when the class begins.
3. Remain seated until the class is dismissed by the
instructor, even though the bell has sounded.
4. All material handed out (report cards, forms, etc.)
are to be returned no later than the due date.
5. Show an appreciation at all times for the opportunity and privilege of receiving an education.
HALL CONDUCT
Each teacher will stand just outside his/her classroom door to monitor students in
the hall on their way to the class as well as supervise the students who have entered the
classroom. As the students enter the classroom, the teacher can check to be sure that each
student is properly attired and has his needed materials (texts, notebooks, pencils, pens,
paper, and gym clothes, when applicable) to complete the day’s assigned work. No student
may be permitted to return to lockers after the second bell has rung.
When a bell rings for class exchange and teachers dismiss classes, students must move
toward their next class, not sit in the cafeteria, commons area, or administrative chairs,
stand at corners of the building, lean against the walls, or loiter in the halls.
No student should be in the hall during class time without an official hall pass.
Punishment will be detention/suspension.
Students are to report immediately to their teacher or a duty teacher any problems encountered in the halls. The duty/classroom teacher shall then take appropriate steps to
investigate and help solve the problem. The administration shall be contacted if the teacher
deems it necessary. Any student may contact an administrator if problems are not solved
to his/her satisfaction.
Students are not to be excessively noisy or loud in the hallways. This will include
yelling, screaming, singing, whistling, or chanting. Students are not to run to class or the
lunchroom. A second violation will result in detention.
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CORRIDOR COURTESY
1.
2.
3.
4.
Keep corridors open to traffic by walking to the right. Do not block traffic by standing
in groups.
Pass through corridors quietly. Be considerate of others in the halls and classrooms.
Discard trash in the containers provided. Keep the school clean by picking up paper
from the floors.
Leave the school building within 10 minutes after dismissal unless under the supervision
of a teacher.
CARE OF THE BUILDING
Every student must be responsible for the care and the cleanliness of the building. Do
not mark on desks or walls. All trash should be placed in trash containers.
Machines are maintained for food and drinks. Paper and cans must be disposed of in
the proper manner or use of the machines will be discontinued. NO FOOD IS ALLOWED IN
THE MAIN BUILDING.
Any student who damages or defaces desks, walls, or other school property will have
to pay for the damages.
Students are not allowed to wear shoes that leave black marks on tile floors.
PUBLIC DISPLAYS OF AFFECTION
Disciplinary action could be taken for public displays of affection on campus.
LEAVING CAMPUS
Once on the school grounds, including the student parking lot, no student may leave
campus without the permission of an administrator. Violation will lead to suspension.
Students are not allowed to go to student parking lot or their cars during the school
day unless accompanied by an administrator.
POLICIES IN GENERAL
The following items are NOT permitted at school: DRINKS OF ANY KIND, RADIOS, TAPE
RECORDERS, CELL PHONES, Laser Pointers, Giga Pets, permanent markers or MARKA-LOTS, CIGARETTES, SHARP INSTRUMENTS, WEAPONS (GUNS, KNIVES, MACE), MATCHES,
LIGHTERS, OR RAT TAIL COMBS MADE WITH NAILS OR STEEL WIRE, LIQUID PAPER, REMOTE
CONTROLS, REMOTE CONTROL WATCHES, excessively large rings or sharp jewelry,
NO EARRINGS LARGER THAN THE SIZE OF A QUARTER, EXTREME OR LARGE BELT BUCKLES,
NO METAL STUDDED BELTS, NO GRILLS, No jewelry depicting weapons, alcohol,
tobacco, drugs and drug paraphernalia, OR GAMBLING, CURLING IRONS, FINGERNAIL
POLISH, OR FINGERNAIL POLISH REMOVER, NO WRITING ON BODY. Students may not bring
chewing gum or candy to school and may not ride BIKES to school. Once an article is confiscated, it will be returned to the parent/guardian or
appropriate law enforcement officers only.
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GIFTS DELIVERED TO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
Students will not be allowed to receive deliveries of flowers,
balloon bouquets, etc., regardless of the occasion. (Explanations
will be given by Building Level principals.)
principals at the respective schools.
STUDENT AUTOMOBILES AND PARKING
1.
High school students will be allowed to drive cars to school.
2. Students need to provide proof of insurance to verify liability insurance on their
vehicle.
3.
Drive in a safe manner (10 m.p.h.) in the parking lot and not violate safety rules.
4.
Students driving cars to school must park them in the designated student parking area
at their respective schools.
5. Students must get out of their cars immediately after parking and report to the
designated area at their respective schools. They are not to return to their vehicle
until the end of the day.
6. No weapons/drugs of any nature may be brought to school and left in a vehicle,
especially guns.
7.
All vehicles coming onto school campuses are subject to routine or random searches
should the situation become necessary.
8.
Students not following the above rules may lose the privilege of bringing a vehicle on
campus.
9. Individual schools may have additional rules and regulations governing student
automobiles and parking, and these regulations will be covered by the individual
TELEPHONE REGULATIONS
NO OFFICE PHONES ARE TO BE USED BY THE STUDENTS EXCEPT FOR
EMERGENCIES AND WITH ADULT SUPERVISION.
Students are not called to the office to accept phone calls during school hours.
No student is to use a school telephone unless he or she receives permission from the
principal/assistant principal or office personnel.
Students will only be allowed to use school telephone during class time with written
permission from teacher.
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LOCKERS
Lockers and combinations are issued to students at the beginning of the year by the
homeroom teacher. The locker shall be kept locked at all times. Students are cautioned
against telling their combinations to each other, or they cannot expect their property to be
safe. Each student is responsible for keeping his/her assigned locker clean both inside and
out. Damages caused by misuse of tape, etc., will be charged to the student responsible.
Any locker malfunction should be reported to the principal/assistant principal with the following information: Name, Locker No., Problem, and Date. No bumper stickers are allowed
to be placed on lockers. Schools may charge a fee for the use of lockers. These fees and
any other special rules concerning lockers and their use will be covered at the respective
schools. Lockers will also be provided in the P.E. area.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Regulation uniforms are worn during gym classes. Uniforms
must be neat, clean, and marked with the owner’s name. A note
from a physician must be presented to the physical education
instructor if for some reason a student cannot participate in a
physical education class. An alternate course must be selected if
a student is unable to take H & PE I or H & PE II. Health units may
be assigned for short-term problems. Participation is required
to receive full credit for all H & PE classes. Each H & PE grade
will be determined by dressing out, participation, written tests,
and skills tests.
GUIDANCE
The purpose of the guidance department is to attempt to help students in their social,
educational, vocational, and personal development. Conferences with students receive
first consideration of the counselor’s time and are scheduled whenever necessary. Appointments may be made with a counselor and a pass secured which will be honored by the duty
teacher.
The counselor may assist the student in:
1.
Recommending materials for improvements of study habits and exploration of career
interests.
2. Planning his/her schedule and school program.
3. Making realistic curriculum selections and suitable plans for the future.
4. Offering aid in problems of adjustment—to listen to the student discuss his
problems.
5. Interpretation of test scores and individual inventory information.
It is the school’s policy to forward records on the request of a school in which the
student seeks or intends to enroll.
The planning of the master schedule is based on the subjects the student body chooses.
Students will be given the opportunity to change their schedule requests (parent’s signature
required) through the second week in June. Students and parents may make appointments
with the guidance counselors to discuss schedule change possibilities. Requests to change
from one teacher to another will not be honored. Once the school year has begun, student
schedule changes should rarely occur and will be made for extremely serious reasons and
must have principal’s approval.
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CHECKING OUT FOR ILLNESS OR OTHER REASONS
If a student finds it necessary to leave school during the school day, he must check out
through the assistant principal’s office and follow the necessary routine
determined by that office.
PROCEDURE:
1.
2.
A parent or guardian must come into the school to sign the student
out before a student may leave campus.
Parents may be asked for proof of I.D. when checking a student out.
3.
A check-out form must be filled out and authorized by the principal/assistant principal
before the student may leave.
4.
If a student returns to school or comes in after the first bell, the student must report
to the principal/assistant principal.
5. Students will not be allowed to check out during class time, unless it is an
emergency.
6. The principal or assistant principal will be the only authorities allowing students
permission to check-out.
7.
GCE & 5th year seniors must also follow item 3 above.
PROCEDURE:
WITHDRAWAL AND TRANSFER
1.
State law requires that a student quitting school at the age of 18 have a letter signed
by the parent or guardian.
2. Obtain appropriate form from principal/assistant principal’s office. Parents are required
to attend a conference with the Principal to discuss withdrawl.
3. Have the form signed by teachers, librarians, homeroom teacher, and guidance
counselors.
4. Return all school books, laptops, and other issued equipment and materials.
5. Take completed forms to principal/assistant principal for final clearance.
6. A student’s records will not be sent to another school until all obligations to the school
are cleared.
STUDENT INSURANCE
Student insurance is available at the beginning of each school year at a nominal cost
and is optional. When a student insured under the plan is injured, he should request a claim
form from the secretary’s office. (NOTE: This insurance acts as a SECONDARY INSURANCE
and goes into effect after all other personal insurance plans have paid on the claim.) This
claim form must be completed by a parent or legal guardian and turned into the insurance
company for reimbursement.
The school merely acts as a medium in supplying the insurance information and assumes no liability, either for the injury or the subsequent negotiations with the insurance
company.
All athletic students must have insurance of some form, either from the school or an
individual family policy.
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ACCIDENTS
Every accident in the school buildings, on the grounds, at any practice session, or at
any athletic event sponsored by the school must be reported immediately to the person in
charge.
ASSEMBLIES
Assemblies, whether entertaining or educational, are a privilege and should be treated
as such. Participants in assemblies, whether adults or students, appreciate audience cooperation. The conduct of the students and audience at an assembly establish the reputation of
a school. You are reminded that the preservation of a good reputation is the responsibility
of each and every student.
LOST AND FOUND
The Lost and Found Department is located in the main office. Found articles will be
turned into this office. Articles can be claimed by the owner upon proper identification of
the item. Parents should mark the coats, jackets, gym suits, etc. of their children so
that ownership can be easily established.
STUDENTS WHO OWE MONEY TO THE SCHOOL
Students who owe any money to the school such as lost textbooks, lunch money, etc.
will not be allowed to participate in any extra-curricular activities (dances, field trips,
etc.)
PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
An individual conference between the teacher and the parent can be of great value in giving a better picture of the child
at school and at home. In some cases, definite plans to help the
child need to be made by parents and teachers together.
No report card alone can fully answer all the questions a
parent may have. A heart-to-heart talk between two people who
see the child most of every day can do much good.
Parents can meet with teachers before school, after school by appointment, or
during the teacher’s regular planning period. Teachers are not to be interrupted during
regular class time for parent conferences, since this takes away teaching time from all
the students in the room. All teachers have a planning period, and you are encouraged to
schedule appointments with them at this time.
All parents and visitors to campus MUST check by the office to obtain a Visitor’s Pass
prior to going to any teacher’s classroom. If the principal deems necessary, conference
should take place in the presence of a school administrator.
PARENTS, WE CANNOT ACCOMPLISH OUR GOALS
WITHOUT YOUR FULL COOPERATION AND ASSISTANCE.
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Cheating
Cheating/plagiarism will not be tolerated. A zero will be given on all work, exams,
projects, etc. where it is determined that cheating/plagiarism has occured.
HOMEWORK
The purpose of homework assignments is to provide students with independent
practice to re-enforce concepts presented in class. Homework should not
be excessive, and teachers should make sure students have the resources
necessary to complete all assignments.
Parents, if your child has excessive amounts of homework, please check
with your child’s teacher to find out why. The problem could be that your
child is not completing his/her work in class and has to finish it at home.
The principal or his/her designee shall be the final interpreter of any
questionable areas concerning this section.
PUNISHWORK
From time to time a teacher will encounter behavior that can be corrected by assigning
punishwork to his/her students. Punishwork will be of a reasonable amount and should be
completed immediately as the teacher requests.
The principal or his/her designee shall be the final interpreter of any questionable
areas concerning this section.
MAKE-UP WORK
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STUDENT TO OBTAIN THE MISSED ASSIGNMENTS FROM
THE TEACHER.
Students who are absent may make up work for the following reasons only:
1.
Illness, injuries, or extenuating circumstances which can be confirmed by doctor or
hospital.
2.
Absences caused by school-sponsored activities.
3.
Death in immediate family (not to exceed a week).
4.
Natural catastrophe and/or disaster such as flood, fire, tornado, etc.
5. Make-up work shall be allowed for temporarily excused absences as long as parent
notification is evident for the student’s personal illness, serious illness in the family,
death in the family (not to exceed a week), or for recognized religious holidays of the
student’s own faith.
6.
Excuses not listed under one of the above must be approved by the principal or assistant
principal in order for one to make up work.
Incomplete nine weeks grades become “F’s” if make-up work is not completed two weeks
after the end of the grading period.
In addition, students will be given the same amount of make-up days as they missed to make
up tests and turn in assignments for excused absences.
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STUDENT TRANSPORTATION
Riding Rules:
The Iberville Parish School Board is dedicated to safely transporting children to and
from school. To accomplish this task, the help and cooperation of students, parents, and
drivers are essential. Students shall read and follow these rules:
1.
Be courteous.
2.
Obey the bus driver.
3.
Stay in assigned seat facing forward.
4.
Keep head, hands, and feet inside bus.
5.
Do not throw objects inside the bus or out the window.
6.
Do not eat or drink on the bus.
7.
Do not bring animals, insects, or other pets on the bus.
8.
Help keep the bus clean.
9.
Do not use tobacco.
10. Do not be destructive; damage to the bus must be paid for by the student involved.
11. Do not fight or be involved in horseplay.
12. Do not make loud noises or use abusive, profane or obscene language.
13. Do not possess and/or use alcohol, drugs, or look-a-likes.
14. Do not possess weapons or articles which could be used as weapons.
Parents Should Know:
Bus transportation is provided to eligible students in Iberville Parish who reside one or
more miles from school. Students are assigned to buses according to their school attendance
zone.
The Driver Governs the Bus:
Students riding the bus to and from school are under the direct supervision and control
of the bus driver. Riding the bus is a student privilege provided by the Iberville Parish School
Board. That privilege will be withdrawn if the student fails to cooperate in following the
bus rules or authority of the bus driver.
The School Board Sets the Policy:
Student behavior while on the bus is governed by School Board policies just as though
the students were in the classroom. The driver is to report misconduct to the student’s
principal or designated campus administrator by completing a Bus Conduct Report.
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VIDEO SURVEILLANCE CAMERA ON SCHOOL BUSES
The purpose of the video surveillance camera shall be for:
1.
Monitoring and recording disruptive or unacceptable behavior on the bus.
2.
Evaluating the performance of the students and the driver on the bus.
3. Recording an accurate account of any incident on the bus that may bring
controversy.
4.
The Transportation Department to determine if tape is to be directed to the principal
involved and/or board for review.
5.
Strict adherence to rules of confidentiality to be maintained in the viewing and use of
tapes to assure compliance with provisions of the rights and privacy of students.
If Rules Are Broken:
If any of the student behavior rules are broken, the bus driver will take appropriate
action such as conferring with the student, recording the student’s name and grade, assigning the student a seat on the bus, and/or reporting the student to the office.
Once the bus driver makes a written report of the violation(s) to the campus administrator using the Bus Conduct Report, action will be taken. Serious offenses will receive
serious disciplinary measures. Each case, however, will be judged independently and may
warrant consequences varying from other cases.
The principal has final authority on the disposition of each case and may suspend students from riding the bus until investigation of each case is completed and a satisfactory
solution is reached.
Facing the Consequences:
1st Violation: Reported to office - campus administrator confers with the student and/or takes other appropriate steps, e.g., contacting parent: tele-
phone call, office conference, suspension, or warning letter.
2nd Violation:
Suspension from the bus may occur (3-5 days).
3rd Violation:
Student may be suspended from the bus for five to seven school days.
*Parent will receive written notification, explaining misconduct and
future consequences.
4th Violation Student may be removed from the bus for the remainder of the semester
unless the removal occurs during the last nine-week period. Then the
suspension may be carried over to the following semester. The principal
will have final authority in resolving the situation.
IMPORTANT:
Any time a student is suspended from riding the bus, PARENTS are
responsible for providing transportation for the student to attend
school. This is NOT a suspension from the class. If the student does
not attend school when suspended from riding the bus, the absence
is unexcused.
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WHEN BOARDING YOUR BUS:
Here’s How to Cross the Road
SAFELY
FOLLOW THE 10 FOOT RULE:
STAY —
WAIT —
cross
CHECK —
WALK —
on your side of the road — far away from traffic
for the bus to stop and for your driver’s signal to walk directly across checking traffic both ways
approximately 10 feet ahead of the bumper
and board bus quickly
REMEMBER:
■ Stay on your side of the road until your driver signals you to cross
■ Check and recheck for traffic
■ Follow the 10 foot rule
■ Board bus quickly — go directly to your seat
Motorists SHOULD stop . . .But THEY MAY NOT!!
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WHEN LEAVING YOUR BUS:
Here’s How to Cross the Road
SAFELY
WALK — along the side of the road until you can see your driver
STOP — wait for the signal to cross
WALK & LOOK —for traffic both ways
—if you see a vehicle that has not stopped, go back to the bus immediately
—if all vehicles have stopped, cross the road quickly
Crossing the Highway is
DANGEROUS
REMEMBER:
■WALK
■STOP
■
WALK & LOOK
Motorists SHOULD stop . . .But THEY MAY NOT!!
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STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
The Iberville Parish School Board, recognizing the importance of worthwhile
organizations in the school, encourages all students to participate in student organizations and club activities. Students shall have the right to form organizations within the
school for cultural, social, athletic, and other authorized purposes which will enrich and
extend their education. Such groups shall follow administrative regulations and procedures developed and maintained by the Superintendent and staff governing the creation
and operation of student organizations and clubs in accordance with School Board policy.
Student organizations or clubs shall not deny membership to any student because of race, color, creed, sex, national origin, or disability.
INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES
The School Board is committed to the belief that for the learning process
to be complete, additional student activities, such as athletics, band,
choral music, etc., must be an integral part of the educational program.
Various interscholastic activities may be made available for students
in the schools of the school district. The superintendent or his designee
shall develop and maintain an athletic program in the school district that
emphasizes participation of all students. The conduction of all athletic
programs within the school district shall comply fully with regulations of
the Louisiana High School Athletic Association and policies of the Board. All extra-curricular
activities shall be conducted so that no interruption of classroom time will result whenever
possible. Any interruption to classroom time shall be limited to a maximum of three (3)
school days per year.
Whenever a student engages in an interschool athletic program, he/she shall have
written parental consent and have successfully passed a physical examination. The parent
shall also sign a release form which shall release the Board from any liability in the event
of an accident or injury to the student as a result of any athletic participation or signify
personal coverage that covers the student in case of an accident. Neither the School Board
nor the school or its employees shall be held liable for any athletic injuries.
The Board shall allow students to participate in as many sports activities and academic
activities as each is capable of participating in without fear of reprisal.
Students attending extra-curricular activities shall be expected and required to conduct
themselves in an appropriate manner, in accordance with rules of conduct of the school
district. Any conduct contrary to school standards may result in disciplinary action being
taken against the student(s).
“Team Selection and Free Choice” - an eligible (LHSAA & IPSB) student has the right
to try out for any sport and be evaluated on merit and performance. Selection of team
members shall not be made on any basis other than ability and compliance with regulations
established by the LHSAA and the Iberville Parish School Board. A student shall have free
choice of sports without dictation or coercion.
“Quitting a Sport” - having selected a sport, a student athlete shall not quit the sport
in season to try out for another sport or take part in an off-season program, until the sport
in season has completed its primary schedule. Exceptions may be made at the discretion of
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the principal. Students who engage in more than one spring sport should be given adequate
practice time in each sport in order to compete at their maximum potential. Sanctions or
penalties shall not be imposed on dual sport athletes by coaches.
“Athletic Awards” - The selection of students for all athletic awards is the responsibility
of the athletic personnel of each respective school in the parish. No student-athlete shall
receive a letter-jacket before their junior year.
SCHOLASTIC REQUIREMENTS FOR
INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES
To be eligible to participate in extra-curricular activities, all students enrolled in
grades 7-12 must meet the scholastic requirements outlined by the Louisiana High School
Athletic Association.
The academic clubs listed in the Iberville Parish Pupil Progression Plan and participation in band and choral concerts shall also be subject to the same requirements.
ALCOHOL, DRUG, AND TOBACCO USAGE BY ATHLETES
Participation in interscholastic activities is a privilege athletes may attain
by meeting the standards of eligibility established by the Iberville Parish
School Board and the Louisiana High School Athletic Association. Athletes
must be creditable school citizens, whose conduct, both in school and out of school, will not
reflect discredit upon themselves, the team or their school. An athlete becomes ineligible
when under suspension from classes by the principal or superintendent.
1.
It is the responsibility of the coaching staff to inform athletes at the beginning of each
season that involvement in smoking, smokeless tobacco, alcohol, or drugs may result
in immediate dismissal from the team.
2.
Possession or use of these substances is a violation of training rules and a discredit to
the individual and the team and consequently, subject to the penalties which may be
imposed by the principal should an infraction of school rules occur.
3.
Possession or use of these substances away from school is also considered a violation of
training rules and a discredit to the individual and the team and, consequently, subject
to a review of the athlete’s behavior by the principal and head coach. Incidents will
be handled on an individual basis and may be the subject to dismissal
from the team.
4. All athletes and cheerleaders will be subject to random drug testing
throughout the school year. Random testing will be scheduled
by a professional laboratory that will collect and analyze urine
specimens. The student athlete’s or cheerleader’s confidentiality
will be protected at all times. Students will be identified by their social security
numbers. No identifying names will be used in correspondence with the lab.
5.
The urine specimen will be taken to ascertain if there is present any controlled substance
which by its very nature will impede the motor skills required in athletic endeavors
and thus endanger the athlete, cheerleader, and/or others.
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6. These tests will be strictly enforced and participation will be mandatory, since the
parents/guardians have freely chosen to allow their sons/daughters to participate in
athletic or cheerleading programs. No athlete or cheerleader will be tested unless
the parent(s) and athlete/cheerleader sign a form giving permission to have the tests
performed. Refusal to allow these tests to be administered will immediately serve
as notice that the student may not participate in any interscholastic athletics or
cheerleading activity. (School Board Policy File: IDFA-R)
REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE TEACHING OF HOMEBOUND
AND HOSPITALIZED CHILDREN UNDER SECTION 504 OF THE
REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973
Definition
Hospital or Homebound is an exceptionality for a student enrolled in regular education
who, as a result of physical illness, accident, emotional crisis, or the treatment thereof, is
not able to be moved from the hospital or home environment for this provision of regular
educational services for at least 15 operational days.
Hospital/Homebound is also an alternative setting for the provision of 504 services to
the child evaluated as exceptional.
Criteria for Eligibility
A regular education student is eligible to be a hospital or homebound student if the
following criteria are met:
A. There is certification by a physician that the student is expected to be at home
or hospitalized for at least 15 operational days and will be able to participate in
and benefit from an instructional program;
B.
The student is under constant medical care for illness or injury which is acute or
catastrophic in nature or a chronic physical condition which has acute phases and
which requires homebound instruction during the acute phases. If the student is
pregnant, a medical evaluation must verify that there are complications in the
pregnancy or recovery which could be detrimental to the health of the student;
C. The student is free of infectious or communicable disease. If the student is not
free of such disease, other appropriate instructional arrangements must be made,
such as instruction by school to home telephone;
D. The parent or guardian signs parental agreement concerning homebound or hospital policies and parental
cooperation;
E. The student is enrolled in a public school and is expected to return within three months.
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ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION
The administration of medication to students shall be in compliance with the requirements of La. Rev. Stat. Ann. 17:436.1, and the policy established by the Louisiana Board
of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE). It shall be required to administer medication until all the following conditions have been met. As used in this policy, the term
medication shall include all prescription and nonprescription drugs.
I.
WRITTEN ORDERS, APPROPRIATE CONTAINERS, LABELS, AND INFORMATION
A. Medication shall not be administered to any student without an order from a
physician or dentist licensed to practice medicine in Louisiana or
an adjacent state, or any other authorized prescriber authorized
in the state of Louisiana to prescribe medication or devices, and
a letter of request and authorization from the student’s parent or
guardian. The following information shall be included:
1. The student’s name.
2. The name and signature of the physician, dentist, or other authorized
prescriber.
3. Physician’s, dentist’s or other authorized prescriber’s business address, office
phone number, and emergency phone numbers.
4. The frequency and time of the medication.
5. The route and dosage of medication.
6. A written statement of the desired effects and the child specific potential
adverse effects.
B. Medication shall be provided to the school by the parent or guardian in the
container that meets acceptable pharmaceutical standards and shall include the
following information:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Name of Pharmacy.
Address and telephone number of pharmacy.
Prescription number.
Date dispensed.
Name of student.
Clear directions for use, including the route, frequency, and other as
indicated.
Drug name and strength.
Last name and initial of pharmacist.
Cautionary auxiliary labels, if applicable.
Physician’s, dentist’s, or other authorized prescriber’s name.
C. Labels of prepackaged medications, when dispensed, shall contain the following
information in addition to the regular pharmacy label:
1. Drug name
2. Dosage form
3.Strength
4.Quantity
5. Name of manufacturer and/or distributor
6. Manufacturer’s lot or batch number
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II.
ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION: GENERAL PROVISIONS
A.
During the period when the medication is administered the person administering
medication shall be relieved of all other duties. This requirement does not include
the observation period required in II. E.
B. Except in life threatening situations, trained unlicensed school employees may
not administer injectable medications.
C. All medications shall be stored in a secured locked area or locked drawer with
limited access except by authorized personnel.
D.
Only oral, inhalant, topical ointment for diaper rash, and emergency medications
shall be administered at school by unlicensed personnel.
E.
Each student shall be observed by a school employee for a period of 45 minutes
following the administration of medication. This observation may occur during
instruction time.
F.
School medication orders shall be limited to medications which cannot be administered before or after school hours.
III.PRINCIPAL
The principal shall designate at least two employees to receive training and
administer medications in each school.
IV.TEACHER
The classroom teacher who is not otherwise previously contractually required shall not
be assigned to administer medications to students. A teacher may request in writing
to volunteer to administer medications to his/her own students. The administration of
medications shall not be a condition of employment of teachers employed subsequent
to July 1, 1994. A regular education teacher who is assigned an exceptional child shall
not be required to administer medications.
V.
SCHOOL NURSE
A. The school nurse, in collaboration with the principal, shall supervise the implementation of the school policies for the administration of medications in schools
to ensure the safety, health and welfare of the students.
B. The school nurse shall be responsible for the training of non-medical personnel
who have been designated by each principal to administer medications in each
school. The training shall be at least six (6) hours and include but not be limited
to the following provisions:
1. Proper procedures for administration of medications including controlled
substances.
2. Storage and disposal of medications.
3. Appropriate and correct record keeping.
4. Appropriate actions when unusual circumstances or medication reactions
occur.
5. Appropriate use of resources.
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VI.PARENT/GUARDIAN
A.
The parent/guardian who wishes medication administered to his/her student shall
provide the following:
1. A letter of request and authorization that contains the following
information:
a. name of the student,
b. clear instructions,
c. RX number, if any,
d. current date,
e. name, dosage, frequency, and route of medication,
f. name of physician, dentist, or other authorized prescriber,
g. printed name and signature of parent or guardian,
h. emergency phone number of parent or guardian,
i. statement granting or withholding release of medical information.
2. Written orders for all medications to be given at school, including annual
renewals at the beginning of the school year.
3. A prescription for all medications to be administered at school, including
medications that might ordinarily be available over the counter.
4. A list of all medications that the student is currently receiving at home and
school, if that listing is not a violation of confidentiality or contrary to the
request of the parent/guardian or student.
5. A list of names and telephone numbers of persons to be notified in case of
medication emergency in addition to the parent or guardian and licensed or
authorized prescriber.
6. Arrangements for the safe delivery of the medication to and from school in
the original labeled container as dispensed by the pharmacist; the medication
shall be delivered by a responsible adult.
7. Unit dose packaging shall be used whenever possible.
B.
All aerosol medications shall be delivered to the school in premeasured dosage.
C. No more than a 35 school day supply of medication shall be kept at school.
D. The initial dose of a medication shall be administered by the student’s parent/
guardian outside the school jurisdiction with sufficient time for observation for
adverse reactions.
E.
The parent/guardian shall also work with those personnel designated to administer
medication as follows:
1. Cooperate in counting the medication with the designated school personnel
who receives it and sign a drug receipt form.
2. Cooperate with school staff to provide for safe, appropriate administration
of medications to students, such as positioning, and suggestions for liquids
or foods to be given with the medication.
3. Assist in the development of the emergency plan for each student.
4. Comply with written and verbal communication regarding school policies.
5. Grant permission for school nurse/physician consultation.
6. Remove or give permission to destroy unused, contaminated, discontinued,
or out-of-date medications according to the school guidelines.
VII. STUDENT CONFIDENTIALITY
All student information shall be kept confidential.
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LICE CONTROL
v Any student found to have positive evidence of head lice/nits will be excluded from school
and school bus until he/she has been effectively treated with a medicate3d lice shampoo
and ALL NITS (eggs) have been removed from the hair.
v Student will be excused from school the day they are sent home and the next day only.
All other days missed will be unexcused absences from school.
v Proof of treatment must be given to the school nurse or trained staff upon readmission to
school and the school nurse or trained staff will check students to be sure that the hair is
free of all lice and nits before readmitting them to school. Students must be accompanied
to school be parent, guardian, or responsible party prior to readmission; they will not be
allowed to ride the bus.
v Student’s will only be excused for 2 episodes per year: An episode includes: diagnosis
treatment and recheck in 7-10 days. If a student is found to have lice again within this 7-10
day time period, it is considered the same episode and the same protocol will be followed:
A. If the student is free from nits/lice on the 7-10 day recheck, the episode is ended.
B. After the 2nd episode, a meeting with parent/guardian and administration may be
held to discuss problems with recurrent lice infestation.
v Continued absences because of lice infestation may be referred to the Supervisor of
Child Welfare and Attendance and possible notification of the Office of Child Services (OCS).
Pesticide and herbicide notification
As required by federal and state law, notice is hereby given that the Iberville Parish
School Board uses certified pesticide applicators to control insects and other pests within
our schools and on school grounds. Each school maintains in its office a pesticide/herbicide
use form which is available for public inspection.
The School Board recognizes that certain students may be hypersensitive to certain
pesticides or herbicides. Federal and state law also requires that each school maintain a
registry of students having such hypersensitivity. For a child to be identified as having such
hypersensitivity, parents or guardians must submit a written statement of same to the
school. This statement must include written verification of the student’s hypersensitivity
by a licensed physician.
ACT 197 - FIREARM- FREE ZONE
We are reminding you that the Legislature in 1992 session passed the
bill establishing FIREARM - FREE ZONES within 1000 feet of any school
campus or on a school bus.
Please read the law carefully, as it will strictly be enforced by school
personnel and local law officials.
The law provides that students or non-students carrying a fire arm on school property
or in a FIREARM - FREE ZONE is unlawful and the intentional possession of any firearm,
within the meaning RS.14:95 A., on one’s person, on a school campus, within one thousand feet of any school campus, or on a school bus is also unlawful.
LAWS GOVERNING CHILD ABUSE FOUND IN
TITLE 6 OF CHILDREN’S CODE
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The Louisiana laws governing child abuse found in Title 6 of children’s code mandates
that all cases of suspected child abuse and neglect be reported by certain persons having
reasonable cause to believe that a child’s physical or mental health or welfare is endangered.
It specifically designates principals, teachers, counselors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, educational consultants, speech and hearing consultants, teacher aides, instructional
aides, foster home parent and any other professional school employees as professionals who
must report. (Failure to do so may result in a fine or imprisonment.)
Children in need of care
PURPOSE
The purpose of this Title is to protect children whose physical or mental health and
welfare is substantially at risk of harm by physical abuse, neglect, or exploitation and who
may be further threatened by the conduct of others, by providing for the
reporting of suspected cases of abuse, exploitation, or neglect of children;
by proving for the investigation of such complaints; and by providing, if
necessary, for the resolution of child-in-need-of-care proceedings in the
courts.
This Title is intended to provide the greatest possible protection as
promptly possible for such children. This Title shall be administered and interpreted to avoid unnecessary interference with family privacy and trauma to the child, and
yet, at the same time, authorize the protective and preventive needed to safeguard and
enhance the health and well-being of children. When a mandated reporter
(as defined in the above paragraph) in the Iberville Parish School System has
reason to believe that a child has been abused or neglected, he/she will immediately notify the school principal and the school principal will telephone
the Iberville Parish Office of Community Services Youth and Family Services
at 687-4315. As much information as possible will be provided regarding the
child, parents, location, and the reason that abuse/neglect is suspected.
MANDATORY AND PERMITTED REPORTING
A. With respect to mandatory reporters:
1. Notwithstanding any claim of privileged communication, any mandatory reporter
who has cause to believe that a child’s physical or mental health or welfare is
endangered as a result of abuse or neglect or that abuse or neglect was a contributing factor in a child’s death shall report according with Article 610 (C) - Reporting
Procedure.
2. Violation of the duties imposed upon a mandatory reporter subjects the offender
to criminal prosecution authorized by R.S. 14:403(A)(1).
B.
With respect to permitted reporters:
1. Any other person having cause to believe that a child’s physical or mental health
or welfare is endangered as a result of abuse or neglect, including a judge of
any court of this state, may report in accordance with Article 610(C) - Reporting
Procedure.
2. The filing of a report known to be false may subject the offender to criminal
prosecution authorized by R.S. 14:403 (A)(3).
REPORTING PROCEDURE
A. Reports of child abuse or neglect or that such was a contributing factor in a child’s death,
where the abuser is believed to be a parent or caretaker, shall be made immediately
to the local child protection unit of the department. Reports in which the abuse or
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neglect is believed to be perpetrated by someone other than a caretaker and the
caretaker is not believed to have any responsibility for the abuse or neglect shall be
made immediately to a local or state law enforcement agency.
B.
The report shall contain the following information, if known:
1. The name, address, age, sex, and race of the child
2. The nature, extent, and cause of the child’s injuries or endangered condition,
including any previous known or suspected abuse to this child or the child’s siblings
3. The name and address of the child’s parent(s) or other caretaker
4. The names and ages of all other members of the child’s household
5. The name and address of the reporter
6. An account of how this child came to the reporter’s attention
7. Any explanation of the cause of the child’s injury or condition offered by the
child, the caretaker, or any other person
8. Any other information which the reporter believes might be important or relevant
C. The report shall also name the person or persons who are thought to have caused or
contributed to the child’s condition, if known, and the report shall contain the name
of such person, if he is named by the child.
D. If the initial report was in oral form by a mandatory reporter, it shall be followed by a
written report made within five days to the local child protection unit of the department
or, if necessary, to the local law enforcement agency.
E. All reports received by any local or state law enforcement agency involving abuse
or neglect in which the child’s parent or caretaker is believed responsible shall be
referred to the local child protection unit of the department. A local child protection
unit shall refer abuse or neglect cases not a parent or caretaker to the appropriate
law enforcement agency and also shall report all cases of child death which involve
a suspicion of abuse or neglect as a contributing factor in the child’s death to the
local and state law enforcement agencies, the office of the district attorney, and the
coroner.
F.
Any commercial film or photographic print processor who has knowledge of or observes,
within the scope of this professional capacity or employment, any film, photograph,
video tape, negative, or slide depicting a child who he knows or should know is under
the age of seventeen years, which constitutes child pornography as defined in Article
603, shall report immediately to the local law enforcement agency having jurisdiction
over the case. The reporter shall provide a copy of the film, photograph, video tape,
negative, or slide to the agency receiving the report.
Added by Acts 1991, No. 235, & 6, eff. Jan. 1, 1992.
INVESTIGATION OF REPORTS
A.
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Upon receiving a report of abuse or neglect of a child who is not in the
custody of the state, the local child protection unit of the department
shall promptly make an investigation in order to ascertain whether
such abuse or neglect has occurred. This investigation shall include
a preliminary investigation as to the nature, extent, and cause of the
abuse or neglect and the identity of the person actually responsible
for the child’s condition. This preliminary investigation shall include an interview with
the child and his parent or parents or other caretaker. Admission of the investigator on
school premises or access to the child in school shall not be denied by school personnel.
B. All persons, including, without limitation, mandatory and permissive reporters, shall
cooperate fully with investigative procedures including independent investigations and
psychological evaluations of the child initiated by the parent on behalf of the child.
The provisions of this paragraph shall not require the disclosure of any communications
between an attorney and his client or any confession or other sacred communication
between priest, rabbi, duly ordained minister, Christian Science practitioner and his
communicant.
C.
All interviews of the child or his parents conducted in the course of a child protective
investigation shall be tape-recorded, if requested by the parent or parents.
D. Upon determination that there is reason to believe that the child has been abused or
neglected, the local child protection unit shall conduct a more intensive investigation.
If necessary, the investigator may apply for an evaluation order authorized by Article
614.
E. When the report concerns a facility under the supervision of the department, the
secretary of the department may assign the duties and powers enumerated herein to
any office with the department to carry out the purposes of this Chapter or may enter
into cooperative agreements with other state agencies to conduct investigations in
accordance with this Article.
F.
Violation of the duties imposed by this Article subjects the offender to criminal
prosecution authorized by R.S. 14:403 (A)(2).
G. The Department of Social Services shall set priorities for case response and allocate
staff resources to cases identified by reporters as presenting immediate substantial
risk of harm to children. Absent evidence of willful or intentional misconduct or gross
negligence in carrying out the investigative functions of the state child protection
program, caseworkers, supervisors, program managers, and agency heads shall be
immune from civil and criminal liability in any legal action arising from the department’s
decisions made relative to the setting of priorities for cases and targeting of staff
resources.
HOMELESS ASSISTANCE INFORMATION
Homeless Families in need of emergency assistance should call
Geralyn Callegan
Education of Homeless Children Coordinator
(225) 687-4341 ext. 2182
Homeless Students
The law says that a child or youth without a fixed, regular and adequate residence is
considered homeless. Under the McKinney Vento Act, students are homeless if they are:
living in a shelter, living with a friend, relative or someone else because they lost their
home or can’t afford a home. Staying in a motel, hotel, substandard housing, or living in
a car, park, public place, abandoned building or bus or train station, awaiting foster care
placement or abandoned in a hospital.
If you or someone you know qualifies for this program, contact the district homeless liaison
at (225) 687-4341.
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STUDENT ALCOHOL AND DRUG USE
The Board directs that each student shall be specifically prohibited from being under
the influence of, bringing on, consuming, or having in his/her possession on a school bus,
on school premises, or at a school function away from the school, any alcoholic beverages,
intoxicating liquors, narcotic drugs, prescription medications, marijuana, nitrate-based
inhalants, imitation or counterfeit controlled substances, or controlled substances as defined by state statutes, unless dispensed by a licensed physician as allowed by law. The
superintendent shall be responsible for maintaining appropriate procedures for the detection
of alcohol or any imitation or other controlled substances. Any student found in violation
of the above shall be suspended and recommended for expulsion by the principal.
Any violation of criminal laws, state or federal, committed on school property shall be
prosecuted as provided by law. School officials, teachers, and/or other Board employees shall
report all violators to the principal, who in turn, shall notify the proper law enforcement
agency and superintendent or designee, and shall cooperate with the prosecuting attorney’s
office in the prosecution of charges. Any student who distributes, sells, or dispenses in any
manner or form whatsoever a controlled dangerous substance, as defined by state law, to
another student or anyone else while on the school premises shall be expelled pursuant to
the provisions and guidelines as set forth in state law.
The Board shall authorize the use of dogs to conduct searches when appropriate.
Searches conducted by dogs shall be governed by the following:
1. The dogs will only be allowed to sniff inanimate objects, (e.g., lockers, book bags,
cars, etc.), NEVER THE PERSON OF A STUDENT.
2. The assistant principal will accompany the officer in charge in order to unlock
any secured areas.
3. Once the officer has entered a given area, the assistant principal stays in the
background and does not take an active part in the search process.
4. If alcohol or drugs are discovered, same shall be removed, and the student’s
parents shall be notified. The student shall be disciplined by school personnel in
accordance with the above stated provisions.
EXPULSION
The Board shall authorize the Superintendent to expel a pupil from school if an offense
committed by the pupil is serious enough to warrant such action or is in violation of state
law. Upon the recommendation for expulsion of a pupil by the principal, the Superintendent
or designee shall conduct a hearing to determine whether expulsion or other disciplinary
action shall be taken. At the hearing, the principal and/or teacher concerned may be represented by any person appointed by the Superintendent and the concerned teacher shall be
permitted to attend and present any relevant information. Until the hearing, the pupil shall
remain suspended. At the conclusion of the hearing the Superintendent or designee shall
determine whether such student shall be expelled and the specified period of expulsion, or
if other corrective action is necessary. Unless otherwise stipulated by state statutes, the
period of expulsion shall not be less than one school semester and may carry over into the
next school year, if necessary.
School officials, in accordance with statutory provisions, shall have total discretion
and shall exercise such discretion in imposing on a pupil any disciplinary actions authorized
by state law for possession by a pupil of a firearm or knife on school property when
such firearm or knife is stored in a motor vehicle and there is no evidence of the pupil’s
intent to use the firearm or knife in a criminal manner.
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The parent or tutor of the pupil may, within five (5) days after the decision to expel
has been rendered, request the Board to review the findings of the Superintendent or
designee at a time set by the Board. After reviewing the findings of the Superintendent or
designee, the School Board may affirm, modify, or reverse the action of the Superintendent
or designee.
Any pupil who is expelled shall receive no credit for school work missed while he is expelled.
MANDATORY EXPULSION
State law requires the Superintendent to expel a pupil for minimum periods of time if
found guilty of certain offenses, as follows:
A. 16 years or older
If after an appropriate hearing a pupil is found guilty of possession of, or knowledge
of and intentional distribution, or possession with intent to distribute, any illegal drug
or substance on school property, on a school bus, or at a school sponsored event, the
pupil shall be expelled for four (4) complete semesters.
If after an appropriate hearing a pupil is found guilty of possession of a firearm on
school property, on a school bus, or in actual possession at a school sponsored event,
the pupil shall be expelled for four (4) complete semesters and shall be referred to
the district attorney for appropriate action.
B. Under 16 years, but in grades 6-12
If after an appropriate hearing a pupil is found guilty of possession, or
knowledge of and intentional distribution or possession with intent to
distribute any illegal drug or substance on school property, on a school
bus, or at a school sponsored event, the pupil shall be expelled for two
(2) complete semesters.
If after an appropriate hearing a pupil is found guilty of possession of a firearm on
school property, on a school bus, or in actual possession at a school sponsored event,
the pupil shall be expelled for two (2) complete semesters and shall be referred to
the district attorney for appropriate action.
C. Grades K-5
If after an appropriate hearing a pupil is found guilty of possession,
or knowledge of and intentional distribution or possession with
intent to distribute any illegal drug or substance on school property,
on a school bus or at a school sponsored event, the pupil shall be
referred to the School Board with recommendation of appropriate
action by the Superintendent.
If after an appropriate hearing a pupil is found guilty of being in possession of a firearm
on school property, on a school bus, or in actual possession at a school sponsored event
shall be expelled from school for two (2) complete semesters and shall be referred to
the district attorney for appropriate action.
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D.
Any pupil, after being suspended on three (3) occasions for committing any suspendable
offense during the same school session, could, on committing the fourth offense, be
expelled from the public schools of the parish until the beginning of the next regular
school year, and the pupil’s reinstatement shall be subject to review by the School
Board.
Expulsion, especially those outlined above, shall not apply to the following:
1 . A student carrying or possessing a firearm or knife for purposes of involvement in
a school class, course, or school approved cocurricular or extracurricular activity
or any other activity approved by appropriate school officials.
2. A student possessing any controlled dangerous substance that has been obtained
directly or due to a valid prescription or order from a licensed physician. However,
such student shall carry evidence of that prescription or physician’s order on his
person at all times when in possession of any controlled dangerous substance
which shall be subject to verification.
ADDITIONAL REASONS FOR EXPULSION
Pupils may also be expelled for any of the following reasons:
1. Any pupil, after being suspended for committing violations of any discipline policies or other rule infractions, depending on the severity of the behavior, may be
expelled upon recommendation to the Superintendent by the principal and after
an appropriate hearing is held by the Superintendent or designee.
2. Any student who is found carrying or possessing a knife with a blade which equals
or exceeds two (2) inches in length.
3. In accordance with federal regulations, a pupil determined to have brought a
weapon to a school under the Board’s jurisdiction shall be expelled for a minimum
of one year. The Superintendent may modify the expulsion requirement on a caseby-case basis. A weapon, in accordance with federal statutes, means a firearm
or any device which is designed to expel a projectile or any destructive device,
which in turn means any explosive, incendiary or poison gas, bomb, grenade,
rocket, missile, mine or similar device.
4. The conviction of any pupil of a felony or the incarceration of any pupil in a juvenile institution for an act which had it been committed by an adult, would have
constituted a felony, may be cause for expulsion of the pupil for a period of time
as determined by the Board; such expulsions shall require the vote of two-thirds
of the elected members of the Board.
READMITTANCE FOLLOWING EXPULSION
In each case of expulsion, the school principal, or his or her designee, shall contact the
parent, tutor, or legal guardian of the pupil to notify them of the expulsion, and establish
a date and time for a conference with the principal or designee as a requirement for readmitting the pupil. Notice shall be given by sending a certified letter to the address shown
on the pupil’s registration card. Also, additional notification may be made by contacting
the parent, tutor, or legal guardian by telephone at the telephone number shown on the
pupil’s registration card.
If the parent, tutor, or legal guardian fails to attend the required conference within
five (5) school days of notification, the student may be considered a truant and dealt with
according to all applicable statutory provisions. On not more than one occasion each school
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year when the parents, tutor, or legal guardian refuses to respond, the principal may determine whether readmitting the pupil is in the best interest of the pupil. On any subsequent
occasions in the same school year, the pupil shall not be readmitted unless the parent, tutor,
or legal guardian, court, or other appointed representative responds. In any case where a
teacher, principal, or other school employee is authorized to require the parent, tutor, or
legal guardian of a pupil to attend a conference or meeting regarding the pupil’s behavior
and after notice, the parent, tutor, or legal guardian willfully refuses to attend, the principal
or his or her designee shall file a complaint, in accordance with statutory provisions, with
a court exercising juvenile jurisdiction.
Any pupil expelled from school for items A, B or C under Mandatory Expulsions above
may be readmitted to school on a probationary basis at any time during the expulsion period
on such terms and conditions as may be stipulated by the School Board. Readmission to
school on a probationary basis shall be contingent on the pupil and legal guardian or custodian agreeing in writing to the conditions stipulated. Any such agreement shall contain
a provision for immediate removal of the pupil from school premises without benefit of a
hearing or other procedure upon the principal or Superintendent determining the pupil has
violated any condition agreed to. Immediately thereafter, the principal or designee shall
provide proper notification in writing of the determination and reasons for removal to the
Superintendent and the pupil’s parent or legal guardian.
A pupil who has been expelled from any school in or out of state shall not be admitted
to a school in the school system except upon the review and approval of the School Board
following the request for admission. To facilitate the review and approval for readmittance,
the pupil shall provide to the Board information on the dates of any expulsions and the
reasons therefor. Additionally, the transfer of pupil records to any school or system shall
include information on the dates of any expulsions and the reasons therefore.
A pupil that has been expelled from any school in or out of state for possessing on
school property or on a bus, a firearm, knife, or other dangerous weapon, or possessing or
possession with intent to distribute or distributing, selling, giving, or loaning while on school
property or a school bus any controlled dangerous substance shall not be readmitted to
any school until the pupil has enrolled and participated in an appropriate rehabilitation or
counseling program related to the reason(s) for the expulsion. The rehabilitation or counseling programs shall be provided by such programs approved by the juvenile or family court
having jurisdiction, if applicable, or by the School Board. The requirement for enrollment
and participation in a rehabilitation or counseling program shall be waived only upon the
pupil attesting in writing that no appropriate program is available in the area or that the
pupil cannot enroll or participate due to financial hardship.
STUDENTS TRANSFERRED TO A SITE BASED ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM
Upon transfer to a Site Based Alternative Program students must earn their way back
to their home base school. Students cannot attend or participate in any extra-curricular
activities at their home base school while attending a Site Based Alternative Program.
EXPULSION OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Expulsion of students with disabilities shall be in accordance with policy JDF, Discipline of
Students with Disabilities.
Revised: October, 1995 Revised: July, 1996 Revised: September, 1997
Ref: 18U.S.C.921,20U.S.C.270letseq.,La.Rev.Stat.Ann.17:416,17:2092; Goss v. Loaz, 95. S. Ct. 729 (1973).
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a number of ways such as where to go if they need help finding shelter, food, clothing,
counseling, rehabilitation services, etc.
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TITLE IX
POLICY NOTIFICATION
It is the policy of the Iberville Parish School Board to provide equal opportunities without regard t o race, color, national origin, sex, age, disabling condition, or veteran status
in its education programs and activities. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions,
educational services, financial aid, and employment. Inquiries concerning application of
this policy may be referred to:
John Bueche, Coordinator of Title IX
Iberville Parish School Board
School District
58030 Plaquemine Street
Street Address
(225) 687-4341
Telephone
Plaquemine, LA 70764
Town/Zip
NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT
The Iberville Parish School Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disabling condition, or veteran status.
Notificación de Póliza
En esta póliza de Iberville Parish School Board es proveer igual oportunidades sin
rechazo de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, edad, condiciones de incapacitado ó veterano
en este programa educacional y de actividades. Esto incluye, pero no son limitadas, las
admisiones, servicios educacionales, ayuda financiera y empleos. Si tiene alguna pregunta
acerca de esta póliza de aplicacion puede referirse a:
John Bueche, Coordinador del Titulo IX
Iberville Parish School Board
Escuela Distrito
58030 Plaquemine Street
Direccion
(225) 687-4341
Telefono
Plaquemine, LA 70764
Ciudad/Codigo Postal
Declaracion de No-discriminacion
El/La Iberville Parish School Board no descrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad,
sexo, edad, condiciones de incapacitado, ó veterano.
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SEXUAL HARASSMENT
Sexual harassment is a form of misconduct which undermines the integrity of the Iberville
Parish School Board’s academic goals and which will not be tolerated. All students must be
allowed to learn in an environment free from unsolicited and unwelcome sexual overtures.
Sexual harassment refers to behavior which is not welcome, which is personally offensive,
which debilitates morale, and which therefore interferes with the learning effectiveness
of its victims and their peers. Individuals who experience sexual harassment should make
it clear that such behavior is offensive to them and may process a complaint pursuant to
this policy.
Sexual harassment may include, but is not limited to:
A. Assault, inappropriate touching, intentionally impeding movement, continuing
comments, gestures, or written communications of a suggestive or derogatory
nature.
B. Continuing to express sexual interest after being informed that the interest is
unwelcome.
C. Subtle pressure for sexual activity.
*The critical element of sexual harassment claims is the unwelcome nature of the
challenged conduct.
Anyone who is subject to sexual harassment, or knows of the occurrence of such
conduct should immediately inform an administrator of the school (See Title IX complaint
procedures).
This policy shall apply to employees against students, students against other students,
students against employees, and non-employees against students.
A substantial charge against a student shall subject that student to disciplinary action,
which may include suspension or expulsion for the student and suspension or termination for
the employee. All matters involving sexual harassment complaints will remain confidential
to the extent possible. The School Board’s obligation to investigate and take corrective
action, however may supercede an individual’s right to privacy. Retaliation against a student or employee for a complaint made or for participation in an investigation of alledged
harassment shall be prohibited.
Iberville Parish School Board’s Grievance Procedures
for Filing, Processing, and Resolving Alleged Discrimination Complaints
(Students and Employees)
I.
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Definitions
A. Discrimination Complaint: A written complaint alleging any policy, procedure,
or practice which discriminates on the basis of race, color, national origin,
sex, or qualified disability.
B. Student Grievant: A student of the Iberville Parish School System who submits
a complaint alleging discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex,
or qualified disability.
C. Employee Grievant: An employee of the Iberville Parish School System who
submits a complaint alleging discrimination based on race, color, national
origin, religion, sex, age, or qualified disability.
D. Title IX and 504 Coordinator: The person(s) designated to coordinate efforts
to comply with and carry out responsibilities under Title IX of the Education
Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and
other State and Federal laws addressing equal education opportunity. The
Title IX/504 Coordinator is responsible for processing complaints and serves
as moderator and recorder during hearings.
II.
Pre-Filing Procedures
A. Prior to the filing of a written complaint, the student or employee is
encouraged to visit with the site-based administrator, and reasonable effort
should be made to resolve the problem or complaint.
III. Filing and Processing Discrimination Complaints
A. Grievant
B. Title IX/504
C.Respondent
D. Title IX/504 E.Principal,
Grievant,
Respondent, &
Title IX/504
Coordinator
F.Principal
G. Grievant or
Respondent
H. Title IX/504
Coordinator
I.Superintendent,
Grievant,
Respondent, &
Title IX/504
Coordinator
Submits written complaint to Title IX/504 Coordinator
stating name, nature and date of alleged violation; names of
persons responsible (where known); and requested action.
Complaint must be submitted within thrity (30) school days
of alleged violation. Complaint forms are available at the
Iberville Parish School Board Office.
Notifies respondent within ten (10) school days from receipt
of complaint and asks respondent to:
1. Confirm or deny facts,
2. Indicate acceptance or rejection of student’s or
employee’s requested action, or,
3. Outline alternatives.
Within ten (10) school days of receipt of complaint, submits
written answer to Title IX/504 Coordinator.
Within ten (10) school days after receiving respondent’s answer, Title IX/504 Coordinator refers the written complaint and
respondent’s answer to the Principal or other designee. The Title
IX/504 Coordinator also schedules a hearing with the grievant,
the respondent, and the principal or other designee.
Hearing is conducted.
Issues within ten (10) school days after the hearing a written
decision to the student or employee, respondent, and Title
IX/504 Coordinator.
If the grievant or respondent is not satisfied with the decision,
they must notify the Title IX/504 Coordinator within ten (10)
school days and request a hearing with the Superintendent.
Schedules within ten (10) school days of receipt of request,
hearing with the grievant, respondent, and Superintendent.
Hearing is conducted.
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J. Superintendent
Issues a decision with ten (10) school days following the
hearing.
K. Grievant
If the grievant or respondent is not satisfied with the decision,
they must notify the Title IX/504 Coordinator within ten (10) school
days and request a hearing with the School Board. Such written
request must include copies of all decisions previously rendered
in connection with the complaint.
L. Title IX/504
Notifies governing board within ten (10) school days after
receiving request. The Title IX/504 Coordinator schedules hearing with the governing board. Hearing is to be conducted within
thirty (30) calendar days from the date of notification to the
governing board.
M.School Board
or hearing
panel
established by
the board;
Grievant, Respondent, &
Title IX/504
Coordinator
Hearing is conducted.
N. School Board
Issues a final written decision within ten (10) school days after
the hearing regarding the validity of the grievance and any action
to be taken.
IV. General Provisions
A. Extension of time: Any time limits set by those
procedures may be extended by mutual consent
of parties involved. The total number of days
from date that the written complaint is filed
until complaint is resolved shall be no more than
eighty (80) school days.
B. Access to Regulations: The Iberville Parish School
Board shall provide copies of all regulations
prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race,
color, national origin, religion, sex, age, qualified disability, or veteran status
upon request.
C. Confidentiality of Records: A report of sexual harassment or intimidation and
the investigation are to be kept in strictest confidence, where practical,
for the protection of all parties involved. The School Board’s obligation
to investigate and take corrective action, however, may supercede an
individual’s right to privacy.
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IBERVILLE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
STUDENT ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
REVISED NOVEMBER 2006
A.
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
In order to match electronic resources as closely as possible to the approved district
curriculum, district personnel will continue to review and evaluate technology resources
for compliance with Board guidelines governing the selection of instructional materials.
In this manner, staff will provide developmentally appropriate guidance to students as
they make use of telecommunications and electronic information resources to conduct
research and other studies related to the district curriculum. Infractions will be dealt
with according to the guidelines listed in Iberville Parish Student Handbook governing
discipline. All students will be informed by staff of their rights and responsibilities
as users of the district network prior to gaining access to that network, either as an
individual user or as a member of a class or group.
As much as possible, access to district information resources will be designed in ways
which point students to those which have been reviewed and evaluated prior to use.
While students may be able to move beyond those resources to others which have not
been evaluated by staff, they shall be provided with guidelines and lists of resources
particularly suited to the learning objectives. Filtering software is in use to block
access to materials that are inappropriate, offensive, obscene, or contain pornography.
However, no filtering system is capable of blocking 100% of the inappropriate material
available on the Internet.
B. Network Usage
Students are responsible for good behavior on school computer networks just as they
are in a classroom or a school hallway. Communications on the network are often public
in nature. General school rules for behavior and communications apply.
The network is provided for students to conduct research, complete assignments,
and communicate with others. Independent access to network services is provided to
students who agree to act in a considerate and responsible manner. Access is a privilege,
not a right. Access entails responsibility.
Network storage areas may be treated like school lockers. Network administrators may
review files and communications to maintain system integrity and insure that users
are using the system responsibly. Users should not expect that files stored on district
servers will be always be private.
During school, teachers of younger students will guide them toward appropriate
materials. Outside of school, families bear responsibility for such guidance as they
must also exercise with information sources such as television, telephones, movies,
radio and other potentially offensive media.
The following are not permitted:
1. Risking Personal Safety and Privacy such as:
• Sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures
• Giving personal information when using the system, such as complete name,
address, phone number and identifiable photo without permission from teacher
and parent or guardian
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2. Inappropriate Language such as:
• Using obscene, lewd, vulgar, inflammatory, or offensive language
• Harassing, insulting or attacking others
3.
Illegal Activities such as:
• Using others’ passwords or trying to gain unauthorized access to any computer
system
• Trespassing in others’ folders, work or files
• Damaging computers, computer systems or computer networks
• Hacking, Vandalism and unauthorized access.
• Intentionally attempting to disrupt or intentionally disrupting the computer system
or destroying data by spreading computer viruses or by any other means.
• Using the network for commercial purposes, financial gain, illegal acts, such as
drug sales, engaging in criminal gang activity, threatening the safety of a person,
or fraud.
4. Violating Security
• Giving others your password or access to your account.
• Looking for security problems may be considered as an illegal attempt to gain
access.
• Intentionally wasting network resources
5. Violating Copyright laws
• Unauthorized downloading and installation of software
• Taking the ideas or writings of others and present them as their own.
Students using proxy services to bypass / circumvent internet filtering are in violation of
the intent of the acceptable use policy and will be dealt with as such by the principal. This
violation will result in immediate loss of access
C. SANCTIONS
• Violations may result in a loss of access. The range of sanctions is identified in the
Iberville Parish Student Handbook.
• Additional disciplinary action may be determined at the building level in line with
existing practice regarding inappropriate language or behavior. When applicable,
law enforcement agencies may be involved and may result in prosecution and/ or
restitution for damages.
D. PERMISSIONS
• The Acceptable Use Policy will be distributed to Students and Parents through the
school handbook and will be posted on the school board web site at
www.IPSB.net.
• Parental permission will be assumed unless specifically denied. Parents must go to
the school and sign a “Denial of Permission Form”.
• Parental permissions that are assumed include:
o access to the internet and email system,
o Permission to publish students work to classroom web sites,
o Permission to have unidentified photos of students published to classroom web
sites.
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PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT PLAN
Iberville Parish shall provide the opportunity for parents to participate in the development,
implementation, and distribution of a written parental involvement policy.
The components of the Parental Involvement Policy are as follows:
1. Involve parents in the joint development of the plan and in the process of school review and improvement.
Parental Involvement is a component of each School Improvement Plan and each Targeted
Assistance Plan. Parents will be provided the opportunity for input in the development
of these plans at the school their children attend. This will be accomplished through six
parental involvement meetings. These will be scheduled before the start of the school year,
during each nine weeks, and at the end of the school year at various times of the day to
allow parents every opportunity to attend. All parents will be provided the opportunity to
give their input by completing surveys. Two parents from each school will meet with Federal
Programs’ Supervisors on the first week in May, to jointly develop the Parental Involvement
Policy that will be incorporated into the Iberville Parish Consolidated Plan.
2. Provide coordination and technical assistance to assist participating schools in planning and implementing effective parental involvement activities.
Staff development will be held at a Summer Administrative Retreat in July, to inform school
administrators of expectations and requirements for their Parental Involvement component.
Federal Programs’ Supervisors will provide onsite technical assistance to schools in the
planning and implementation of their Parental Involvement component. Schools will provide
a variety of meaningful activities and workshops to improve student academic achievement
and school performance. District newsletters will be distributed on the fourth Monday of
every month. All parents will receive a copy of the district’s Parental Involvement Plan
found in the Iberville Parish Student/Parent handbook on the first week of the 2003-2004
school year. Ongoing feedback from parents will be encouraged and welcomed.
3. Provide support and technical assistance to build the capacity for strong parental involvement.
The School Parental Involvement component will be monitored and reviewed by
the Federal Programs’ Supervisors to ascertain the capacity for building strong parental
involvement. Assistance will be provided to parents in understanding topics such as the
State’s academic content standards, the State accountability system, State and local
academic assessments, and monitoring their children’s progress. The supervisors will
monitor parental involvement activities and workshops, studying the results to determine
if adjustments in the component should be made.
4. Coordinate and integrate parental involvement strategies, workshops, etc. with
other parental involvement strategies across federal programs such as HeadStart,
Family Literacy, Reading Recovery, and state-run pre-school programs.
The School Improvement Plan ensures coordination of the Parental Involvement
component with other Federal and State programs. Each strategy planning worksheets
lists the activities to be completed, the target audience, timeline, and the funding sources
across federal programs. The system shall include parents as members of advisory councils,
committees, and projects in order to provide a comprehensive range of opportunities that
will permit the full participation of parents in the design, operation, and evaluation of
educational programs utilized to coordinate and integrate parental involvement strategies
with other parental involvement strategies across federal programs.
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5. Conduct, with the involvement of parents, an annual evaluation of the content and effectiveness of the parental involvement policy in improving the academic quality of the schools.
Iberville Parish will conduct, with the involvement of parents, an annual evaluation
of the current parental involvement program. This evaluation will attempt to identify the
strengths and weaknesses of these parental involvement components found in each school’s
Schoolwide/Targeted Plan and each School Improvement Plan. This evaluation will identify
ways of improving the academic quality of the schools. Each school will use these findings
to design strategies for more effective parental involvement, and to revise, if necessary,
these parental involvement policies.
6. Iberville Parish will identify barriers, and use the findings of such evaluation to design strategies for more effective parental involve
ment, and to revise, if necessary, the parental involvement policies.
Physical and Mental Disabilities:
•
All information related to school and parent programs, meetings,
and other activities will be sent to parents in a format and, to the
extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand.
The Iberville Parish Family Literacy Program is designed to maximize
children’s overall development during the first five years of life, thus laying
the foundation for school success and minimizing developmental problems
which might interfere with learning. The Family Literacy Program is designed
to provide parents with information and assistance to enhance their children’s
intellectual, social, language and physical development.
•
The goals of the Family Literacy Program are:
•
To assist the family in giving the child a solid educational/developmental
foundation.
•
To provide parents with helpful information and guidance regarding their
children’s development.
•
To provide families with the periodic reviews of their children’s developmental
and physical progress.
•
To enhance parent/child interaction.
•
To help every child receive a good start in life.
•
To provide parents with the opportunity to get together to discuss concerns,
and share ideas.
•
To reduce the stress and maximize the pleasure of parenting.
Limited English Proficiency:
•
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All information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other
activities will be sent to parents in a format and, to the extent practicable,
in a language the parents can understand.
•
Establish a program to assist parents in understanding how they can be
involved in their child’s education, including meeting regularly for the purpose
of formulating and responding to parents’ recommendations.
Limited Resources:
•
Minority Status:
•
The district will continue to collaborate with community-based organizations
and businesses through the 21st Century Grant- I.M.P.A.C.T. Program to
provide services associated with parental involvement activities, including
transportation and childcare, to enable parents to participate in schoolrelated meetings and training sessions.
Establish a Parent’s Advisory Council, made up of each school’s Parent of the
Year, plus one other parent from each school, to represent all parents and
enhance the involvement of other parents.
7. Involve parents in the activities of the schools.
The involvement of parents in the activities of the schools is the overall goal of the
Parental Involvement component. The system believes that with the combined efforts of
the schools, parents, and community the potential academic performance of all students
will be reached. Therefore, the district is committed to involving parents in many phases
of the educational process.
Primarily, parents can assist in raising the achievement level of students and can firmly
communicate their support for students’ academic efforts and the programs of the schools.
The system expects parents to show students through words and actions support of:
A. School Programs
•
•
•
•
•
Home Learning Climate
B.
Student achievement goals
Home policies
School attendance policy
Student participation programs
School discipline
•
Encourage and expect high performance of students school work,
household duties, and other responsibilities
Show interest in what the child does each day in the classroom
Provide proper conditions for home study
•
•
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Definite study time
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Quiet and non-distracting conditions
• Limit time spent watching television
• Provide supervision to ensure adequate rest, nutrition and
Physical exercise
The system supports and encourages parental involvement in volunteer activities, PTA or
PTO organizations, parent-teacher conferences, open houses, and visitations. The system
shall include parents as members of advisory councils, committees, and projects in order
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to provide a comprehensive range of opportunities that will permit the full participation
of parents in the design, operation, and evaluation of educational programs utilized within
the system.
8.
The district will provide parents with information concerning the professional qualifications of its teachers; and inform parents in a timely manner if the child is assigned a teacher for four or more weeks
who is not highly qualified.
Iberville Parish recognizes the rights of parental access to certain information regarding
their children and the importance of notifying parents of children enrolled in the district’s
schools of these rights.
At least annually at the beginning of each school year, parents of each child enrolled
in the public schools of Iberville Parish shall be notified of:
•
Their right to view any instructional material used in the curriculum for the
student.
•
Their right to view any third party surveys (including evaluations) before
they are administered to their child, and to opt out of p articipation for
surveys that delve into sensitive subjects identified by the Protection of
Children’s Rights of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB)
•
The collection or use of any personal information for the purpose of marketing
the information (except for the development of educational products or
services) and their right to opt their child out of participation
•
The administration of any non-emergency, invasive physical examination
or screening otherwise not permitted or required by state law, including
those without parental notification, and their right to opt their child out of
participation
•
Their rights under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974
(FERPA), including the right to refuse to allow the Board to designate any
or all of the types of information about their child as directory information
thus prohibiting its release to the public.
In addition, the district shall encourage each public school and require those
schools receiving federal Title I funds under the jurisdiction of the Iberville
Parish School Board to notify parents:
•
Annually, of their right to request from the school district information
regarding the professional qualifications of the students’ classroom teachers,
including the following:
ºWhether their child’s teacher has met state licensing criteria for the
grade-level and subject taught
º
Whether their child’s teacher is teaching under emergency or provisional
status whereby state licensing criteria have been waived
º
The undergraduate degree major of their child’s teacher and any
graduation certification or degree and field of discipline
º
Qualifications of any paraprofessional providing services to their child
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•
Annually, of the availability of services for students in schools failing to make
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
•
Whenever their child has been taught for four (4) or more consecutive weeks
by a teacher who is not highly qualified as defined by the NCLB
•
The achievement level of their child on each of the state academic
assessments
•
The identification of their child’s school as needing improvement, corrective
action, or restructuring
•
Contents of programs such as safe and drug-free schools funded by federal
funds
Iberville Parish shall follow NCLB guidelines regarding rights of parents of homeless students and children identified as Limited English Proficiency.
9. The district will inform parents of the existence and purpose of the Louisiana Parent Information Resource Center.
Iberville Parish and its schools will inform parents and parents’ organizations of
the existence and purpose of parental information and resource centers that have been
established by the state to provide training, resources, and support to parents. This
information will be sent home in the parish newsletter at the beginning of the school year.
Additional means for disseminating this information includes:
• School newsletters
• Open House at each school
• Notice in local newspaper
99
Notes
100
COMMITMENT
My signature is an indication that I am not objecting to my child’s (children) name(s)
being released to agencies and/or persons that in the School Board’s judgment fulfill the
mandates of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act.
Additionally, my child’s photograph and/or film or video pictures may be published
or broadcast in connection with school events that in the judgment of the School Board will
be useful to the school system. If you object to items in either the first paragraph or the
second paragraph, please indicate same to us.
Initial
I agree with Paragraph I
Initial
I object to Paragraph I
Initial
I agree with Paragraph II
Initial
I object to Paragraph II
Date:___________________
____________________________________
______________________________
(Print Student’s Name)
(Parent’s Signature)
Statement of Compliance In Accordance With HB 1990
of the 1999 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature
Each student in grades 4-12 and each parent or guardian of a student in grades
4-12, shall annually sign a Statement of Compliance, in accordance with state law. For
students, the Statement of Compliance shall state that the student agrees to attend
school regularly, arrive at school on time, demonstrate significant effort toward completion of homework assignment, and follow school and classroom rules. For parents, the
Statement of Compliance shall state that the parent or legal guardian agrees to ensure
his/her child’s daily attendance at school, ensure his/her child’s arrival at school on time
each day, ensure his/her child completes all assigned homework, and attend all required
parent/teacher/principal conferences.
_______________________________
(Student’s Signature)
__________________________
(Date Signed)
_______________________________
(Parent’s Signature)
__________________________
(Date Signed)
101
RELATIONS WITH ARMED FORCES/MILITARY AGENCIES
The Iberville Parish School Board shall allow military recruiters the
same access to secondary students as offered to postsecondary institutions and
prospective employers. Military recruiters shall also have access to names,
addresses and phone numbers of secondary students except in the case of a
student whose parent has requested the information not be released.
DATE: ___________________________________
This is to certify that my child and I have received, read, discussed, and
understand this copy of the Iberville Parish Handbook on Attendance, Discipline,
and Student Records.
I have read, discussed, and understand the Parental Rights section that is
covered on pages 23-25 of the handbook. I have read and understand the Zero
Tolerance Violence Prevention Program on pages 40-42 of the handbook. I have
read and understand the procedure regarding Medication Administration and Lice
Control on pages 77-80 of the handbook. I have read, discussed, and understand
the Internet Acceptable Use Policy and Contract on pages 93-94 of the handbook.
I have also read and understand the Parental Involvement Policy on pages 95-99
of the handbook.
NAME OF SCHOOL __________________________________________________
NAME OF STUDENT ____________________________________ GRADE ______
SOCIAL SECURITY NO. ________________________________________________
__________________________________
(High School Student’s Signature)
______________________________
(Parent’s Signature)
Denial of Permission
As a parent or legal guardian, I have read and understand the Acceptable Use Policy;
however
I do not want my child to have access to the internet. I further understand that it is my
responsibility to sign this denial of permission in the presence of school administration
each year.
Child’s Name:
Parent Signature:
Date:
Witness:
102
UNITY
I dreamed
I stood in a studio
And watched two sculptors there
The clay they used was a young child’s mind
And they fashioned it with care.
One was a teacher-the tools he used
Were books, music and art.
The other, a parent, worked with a guiding hand,
And a gentle loving heart.
Day after day, the teacher toiled with touch
That was deft and sure.
While the parent labored by his side
And polished and smoothed it o’er.
And when at last, their task was done
They were proud of what they had wrought,
For the things they had molded into the child
Could neither be sold nor bought.
And each agreed they would have failed
If each had worked alone.
For behind the teacher stood the school
And behind the parent, the home.
Author Unknown
ATTITUDE
The longer I live, the more I realize
the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude, to me, is more important than facts.
It is more important than the past,
than education, than money,
than circumstances, than failures, than successes,
than what other people think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill.
It will make or break a company... a church... a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day
regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.
We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on
the one string we have,
and that is our attitude.
I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me
and 90% how I react to it.
And so it is with you...
we are in charge of our Attitudes.
Charles Swindol