U.S. Grant Career Center is required by state and
federal laws to provide notice annually regarding the following:
Americans with Disabilities Act
Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
Act provide that no individual will be discriminated against on the basis of a
disability. This protection applies to students as well as all individuals who
have access to Grant CTPD’s programs and facilities. The District provides a variety of special education
programs and services for students identified as having a disability defined by
the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
student can access special education services through the proper evaluation and
placement procedure. Parent involvement
in this procedure is required. More
importantly, the school wants the parent/guardian to be an active participant.
Parents/guardians who believe their child may have a disability may inquire
about the procedure or programs by contacting Barry Daulton at 513-734-6222.
Application of Pesticides
Revised Code has established that written notification shall be provided each
year, prior to any pesticide application when school is in session, to those
parents, adult students, and employees who notify the school district in
writing within ten (10) days after receipt of the District’s public notice. If you need prior notification
of pesticide application, please submit a letter requesting prior notification
to: Brenton Guy, Facilities Director, 718 West Plane Street, Bethel, Ohio
Asbestos Management Program
October 22, 1986, President Reagan signed the Asbestos Hazard Emergency
Response Act (AHERA, Public Law 99-519).
The Act required the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop
regulations for addressing asbestos in public and private elementary and
secondary schools. On October 30, 1987,
the EPA published the Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools Rule (40 CFR
Part 763 Subpart E). This rule
stipulated, and our district has complied with, the following key requirements:
- Identification of asbestos-containing materials in all school
- Development and implementation of asbestos management plans for
- Regular surveillance and re-inspections of the condition of
asbestos in the buildings.
- Designation and training of a person to oversee asbestos
activities within the district, and to ensure compliance with the
This memorandum is to advise you that asbestos
management plans for the district schools were developed following the EPA
ruling. These plans are regularly
updated, and are available for you to review.
Should you have any questions regarding this program or would like to
review an asbestos management plan, please contact the Board of Education
offices during normal business hours.
District is subject to Federal and State regulations to restrict the spread of
hepatitis B virus (HBV) and human immune deficiency virus (HIV) in the
workplace. These regulations are
designed to protect employees of the District who are, or could be, exposed to
blood or other contaminated bodily fluids while performing their job duties.
Because of the very serious consequences of contracting HBV or HIV, the
District is committed to taking the necessary precautions to protect both
students and staff from its spread in the school environment.
the mandated procedures includes a requirement that the District request the
person who was bleeding to consent to be tested for HBV and HIV. The law does not require parents or guardians
to grant permission for the examination of their child’s blood, but it does
require the District to request that consent. Although we expect that incidents
of exposure will be few, parents/guardians need to be aware of these
requirements ahead of time. That way, if
the situation does develop, they will understand the reason for the request,
and will have had an opportunity to consider it in advance. These are serious diseases; however, through
proper precautions and cooperation, they can be prevented from spreading.
of Education is committed to providing a safe, positive, productive, and
nurturing educational environment for all of its students. The board’s bullying policy applies to all
activities within the district, including on a school bus, or those activities
sponsored by the district occurring off school property. As used in the Board’s policy, harassment,
intimidation, or bullying means: A) any intentional written, verbal,
electronic, or physical act that a student or group of students exhibit toward
another particular student(s) more than once, and the behavior both causes
mental or physical harm to the other student(s), and is sufficiently severe, persistent,
or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive
educational environment for the other student(s); or B) violence within a
Violations of the bullying policy are subject to the
code of conduct for students or board policy if the violation is by an adult
employee. The complete Board of Education’s
policy 5517.01 can be read in the board policies section of the website.
Drug Free School
accordance with Federal Law, the Board of Education prohibits the use,
possession, concealment, or distribution of drugs by students on school
grounds, in school or school-approved vehicles, or at any school-related
event. Drugs include any alcoholic
beverage, anabolic steroid, dangerous controlled substance as defined by State
statute, or substance that could be considered a “look-a-like” controlled
substance. Compliance with this policy
is mandatory for all students. Any
student who violates this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, in
accordance with due process and as specified in the student guide, up to and
including expulsion from school. When
required by State law, the District will also notify law enforcement officials.
and Access to Equal Educational Opportunity
Any form of discrimination or harassment can be devastating to an individual's academic progress, social relationship, and/or personal sense of self-worth. As such, the Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation or transgender identity), disability, age (except as authorized by law), religion, military status, ancestry, or genetic information (collectively, "Protected Classes") in its educational programs or activities.
The Board also does not
discriminate on the basis of Protected Classes in its employment policies and
practices as they relate to students, and does not tolerate harassment of any
opportunities shall be available to all students, without regard to the
Protected Classes, age (unless age is a factor necessary to the normal
operation, or the achievement of any legitimate objective of the
program/activity), place of residence within the boundaries of the District, or
social or economic background, to learn through the curriculum offered in this
District. Educational programs shall be designed to meet the varying needs of
Parents are prohibited from audio recording meetings with the District unless a parent or District staff member has a disability recognized under Section 504/ADA, or a language barrier that would preclude the individual's ability to understand and/or participate in the meeting. The District representative may ask for documentation of the existence of any such disability or language barrier. If a parent is permitted to audio record the meeting, s/he must use his/her own recording device and the District will similarly record the meeting.
Video recording any District meeting is strictly prohibited. Parents and students are expressly prohibited from using covert means to make a recording (audio or video) of any meeting or activity at school. This includes placing recording devices within a student's book bag, or on the student's person. If the District audio records an IEP Team meeting, the resulting recording shall become a part of the student's educational record and will be maintained in accordance with State and Federal law.
The Board is committed to the District-wide use of Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports ("PBIS") with students, and the establishment of a school environment focused on the care, safety, and welfare of all students and staff members. Student personnel shall work to prevent the need for the use of restraint and/or seclusion. PBIS shall serve as the foundation for the creation of a learning environment that promotes the use of evidence-based behavioral interventions, thus enhancing academic and social behavioral outcomes for all students. An emphasis shall be placed on promoting positive interventions and solutions to potential conflicts. PBIS emphasizes prevention of student behavior problems through the use of non-aversive techniques, which should greatly reduce, if not eliminate, the need to use restraint and/or seclusion.
members and support staff determined appropriate by the Superintendent are
permitted to physically restrain and/or seclude a student, but only when there
is immediate risk of physical harm to the student and/or others, there is no
other safe and effective intervention possible, and the physical restraint or
seclusion is used in a manner that is age and developmentally appropriate and
protects the safety of all children and adults at school.
All restraint and
seclusion shall only be done in accordance with this Policy, which is based on
the standards adopted by the State Board of Education regarding the use of
student restraint and seclusion.
to Inspect Instructional Materials
As the governing body of the District, the Board is
legally responsible for the selection of instructional materials. Since the Board is a policy-making body, it
delegates to the administrative and teaching staff of the District authority to
recommend instructional and supplemental materials. Materials for school classrooms are
recommended by the appropriate professional staff in consultation with the
Superintendent and other sources as needed.
Final decision relative to purchase rests with the Superintendent,
subject to official adoption by the Board in the case of textbooks.
The Board believes that it is the responsibility of the District to provide:
which enrich and support the curriculum, taking into consideration the varied
interests, abilities and maturity levels of the students served;
which stimulate growth in factual knowledge, literary appreciation, aesthetic
values, and ethical standards as they relate to our pedagogical mission;
background of information which enables students to make intelligent judgments
in their daily lives;
viewpoints so that young citizens may develop, under guidance, the practice of
analytical reading and thinking;
representative of the many religions and ethnic and cultural groups, showing
their contributions to our American heritage.
The above principles serve as guides in the selection
of all instructional materials including, but not limited to, textbooks,
supplementary books, library books, computer software, Internet access sites,
film strips, films, videotapes, audiotapes, and recordings. In addition, parents have the right to
inspect any instructional materials used as part of the educational curriculum
for their student. “Instructional
materials” means instructional content, regardless of format, that is provided
to the student, including printed or representational materials, audio-visual
materials, and materials available in electronic or digital formats (such as
materials accessible through the Internet). Instructional material does not
include academic tests or academic assessments.
compliance with Federal regulations, the Grant CTPD has established the
following guidelines concerning student records:
The Student Services Office is responsible for the processing and maintenance of all student records. The office is located at: Grant Career Center, 718 West Plane Street, Bethel, Ohio 45106, (513) 734-6222.
student’s records will be kept in a confidential file located at the student’s
school office. The information in a
student’s record file will be available for review only by the parents or the
legal guardian of a student, adult student (eighteen (18) years of age or
older), and those designated by Federal law or District regulations.
parent, guardian, or adult student has the right to request a change or
addition to a student’s records, and to either obtain a hearing with District
officials or file a complaint with the U.S. Office of Education, if not
satisfied with the accuracy of the records or with the District’s compliance
with the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act.
District has established the following information about each student as
“directory information,” and will make it available upon a legitimate request
unless a parent, guardian, or adult student notifies the Records Control Officer
in writing within 10 days from the date of this notification that s/he will not
permit distribution of any or all of such information: student’s name, address
and telephone number; date and place of birth; major field of study;
participation in officially recognized activities; weight and height, if a
member of an athletic team; dates of attendance; date of graduation, awards
received; honor rolls; scholarships; and any other information the District
considers would not be harmful or an invasion of privacy, if disclosed.
recruiters are entitled under federal law to a list of names, addresses, and
telephone numbers of high school students, unless a parent, guardian or
eligible student objects to such release by submitting a written notice to the
Pupil Personnel Supervisor.
right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information
contained in the student’s educational records, except to the extent that
applicable law authorizes disclosure without consent.
of the exceptions that permit disclosure without consent is disclosure to
school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the
District as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member
(including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a
person serving on the school board; a person or company with whom the District
has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical
consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official
committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another
school official performing his or her tasks.
A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official
needs to review an educational record in order to fulfill his or her
professional responsibility. Upon
request, the District shall disclose education records without consent to
officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to
copy of the policy and the accompanying guidelines are available at the Board
office and at all school offices.
Directory information can be given to any person or organization for non-profit
making purposes when requested, unless the parents/guardians of the student
restrict the information, in writing, to the Principal, Grant CTPD. Directory information includes: a student’s
name; address; telephone number; date and place of birth; major field of study;
participation in officially recognized activities; height and weight; date of
graduation; awards received; or any other information which would not generally
be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy, if disclosed. (Ohio Revised
A non-custodial parent is entitled
to have access to records pertaining to his or her child to the same extent
that such access is provided to the custodial parent, unless otherwise provided
in the separation agreement, divorce decree, or court order. The burden is on the custodial parent to
inform the school of any such limitations. (Ohio Revised Code 3319.321)
Use of Medication
The Board of Education is not responsible for the
diagnosis and treatment of student illness. With the exception of diabetes care
covered under Policy 5336, the administration of prescribed medication and/or
medically-prescribed treatments to a student during school hours will be
permitted only when failure to do so would jeopardize the health of the
student, the student would not be able to attend school if the medication or
treatment were not made available during school hours, or if the child is
disabled and requires medication to benefit from his/her educational program.
For purposes of this policy, "medication" shall include all medicines including those prescribed by a licensed health professional authorized to prescribe drugs, and any non-prescribed (over-the-counter) drugs, preparations, and/or remedies. "Treatment" refers both to the manner in which a medication is administered, and to health-care procedures which require special training, such as catheterization.
Before any prescribed medication (i.e., a drug) or treatment may be administered to any student during school hours, the Board shall require a written statement from a licensed health professional authorized to prescribe drugs ("prescriber"), accompanied by the written authorization of the parent (see Form 5330 F1). Before any non-prescribed medication or treatment may be administered, the Board shall require the prior written consent of the parent, along with a waiver of any liability of the District for the administration of the medication (see Form 5330 F1a and Form 5330 F1b). These documents shall be kept in the office of the Principal, and made available to the persons designated by this policy as authorized to administer medication or treatment. A copy of the parent's written request and authorization, and the prescriber's written statement, must be given by the next school day following the District's receipt of the documents to the person authorized to administer drugs to the student for whom the authorization and statement have been received. No student is allowed to provide or sell any type of over-the-counter medication to another student. Violations of this rule will be considered violations of Policy 5530 - Drug Prevention and of the Student Code of Conduct/Discipline Code.
Only medication in its original container, labeled with the date (if a prescription), the student's name, and exact dosage will be administered. The Superintendent shall determine a location in each building where the medications to be administered under this policy shall be stored, which shall be a locked storage place, unless the medications require refrigeration, in which case they shall be stored in a refrigerator in a place not commonly used by students, and unless the medication to be administered is diabetes medication, which must be kept in an easily accessible location pursuant to Policy 5336.
Parents may administer medication or treatment, with
the exception of diabetes care covered under Policy 5336, but only in the
presence of another designated school employee.
Additionally, students may administer medication or
treatment to themselves, if authorized in writing by their parents and a
licensed health professional authorized to prescribe drugs, but only in the
presence of a designated school employee, with the exception of students
authorized to attend to their diabetes care and management pursuant to Policy
Surveillance and Electronic Monitoring
The Board of Education
authorizes the use of video surveillance and electronic monitoring equipment at
various school sites throughout the District and on school buses. The video
surveillance/electronic monitoring equipment shall be used to protect Board
property and assets from theft and vandalism through deterrence and video
documentation. The system is not designed, nor intended to protect, individuals
from being victims of violent or property crimes, nor to detect other
potentially illegal and undesirable activities that may occur, although
information may be used as evidence in such cases.
The monitoring of actions
and behavior of individuals who come onto school property is a significant
factor in maintaining order and discipline and protecting students, staff,
visitors, and school and student property. Video surveillance/electronic
monitoring systems serve to complement other means being employed in the
District to promote and foster a safe and secure teaching and learning
environment for students and staff. The Board recognizes that the use of a
video surveillance/electronic monitoring system does not replace the need for
the ongoing vigilance of the school staff assigned by the building director to
monitor and supervise the school building. Rather, the video
surveillance/electronic monitoring system serves as an appropriate and useful
tool with which to augment or support the in-person supervision provided by
staff. The building director is responsible for verifying that due diligence is
observed in maintaining general campus security.
All Board Policies can be accessed on-line at www.grantcareer.com under the heading “About US”.