Annual Notices

State and Federal regulations, as well as some district policies, require the district to annually post certain notifications to the public.

ANNUAL NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION

The Highland Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:

It is the policy of the Highland Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Mike Jorgensen, 1715 Vine Avenue, Riverside, Iowa 52327, 319-648-3822 or 319-657-4180 (Fax #319-648-4055). 

 

SECTION 504 STUDENT AND PARENTAL RIGHTS

The Highland Community School District does not discriminate in its educational programs and activities on the basis of a student’s disability. If it has been determined that your child has a qualifying disability for which accommodations may need to be made to meet his or her individual needs as adequately as the needs of other students. As a parent, you have the right to the following:

1) Participation of your child in school district programs and activities, including extracurricular programs and activities, to the maximum extent appropriate, free of discrimination based upon the student’s disability and at the same level as students without disabilities;

2) Receipt of free educational services to the extent they are provided to students without disabilities;

3) Receipt of information about your child and your child’s educational programs and activities in your native language;

4) Notice of identification of your child as having a qualifying disability for which accommodations may need to be made and notice prior to evaluation and placement of your child and right to periodically request a re-evaluation of your child;

5) Inspect and review your child’s educational records including a right to copy those records for a reasonable fee; you also have a right to ask the school district to amend your child’s educational records if you feel the information in the records is misleading or inaccurate; should the school district refuse to amend the records, you have a right to a hearing and to place an explanatory letter in your child’s file explaining why you feel the records are misleading or inaccurate;

6) Hearing before an impartial hearing officer if you disagree with your child’s evaluation or placement; you have right to counsel at the hearing and have the decision of the impartial hearing officer reviewed.

Inquiries concerning the school districts’ compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 504 or Iowa Code 280.3 should be directed to the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Mike Jorgensen, 1715 Vine Avenue, Riverside, 319-648-3822 or 319-657-4180 (Fax# 319-648-4055) who has been designated by the school district to coordinate the school district’s efforts to comply with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, the ADA, 504 and Iowa Code 280.3.

The mission of the Highland Community School District is to provide all students the opportunity to acquire the necessary skills to fulfill their potential and become positive contributors to society.
Federal Non-Discrimination Statement · Iowa Non-Discrimination Statement
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