Specific Raymond School District policies (noted below) are located here.
Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) — requires districts to provide parents annual notice of:
- annual report cards for comparing progress with state and national standards; (OSPI)
- progress reviews; (each school has an annual school improvement plan)
- schools identified for school improvement, corrective action or restructuring (AYP)
- parental involvement policies; (Policy #4130—this website)
- state education agency complaint procedures; (OSPI)
- teacher and paraprofessional qualifications; (available from the District Office)
- identification of non-highly qualified teachers; (none)
- student achievement information; (OSPI)
- an informational meeting on Title I, Part A of the ESEA (advertised annually on Elementary school site)
- disclosure that the district routinely releases the names, addresses and phone numbers of secondary students to military recruiters unless parents opt out; (this website)
- information about the status of English Language Learners. (parents notified individually)
References: Policy and Procedure 4130, Title I Parental Involvement; http://www.ed.gov/programs/titleiparta/parentinvguid.doc
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) — Parent/guardians and eligible students (at least 18 years of age) you have the right to:
- inspect and review education records;
- amend education records;
- consent to disclose personally identifiable information in education records; and
- file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education.
References: Policy and Procedure 3231, Student Records; http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/index.html
Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) — We have policies on this website which deal with parental rights relative to:
- instructional materials;
- physical examinations; and
- personal information used for marketing.
References: Policy and Procedure 3232, Parent and Student Rights in Administration of Surveys,
Analysis or Evaluations; http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ppra/index.html
Child Nutrition Program — As a consequence of participating in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program our kitchen will provide you with:
- information about free and reduced price meals and/or free milk; and
- application form for same.
References: Policy and Procedure 6700, Nutrition and Physical
Fitness; USDA Child Nutrition
Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 — The district will inform and update the public (including parents, students and others in the community) about the content and implementation of the local school wellness policy.We also periodically measure and report on implementation of the local school wellness policy by developing or disseminating printed or electronic materials to families of school children and other members of the school community at the beginning of the school year, and posting the local school wellness policy and an assessment of its implementation on the district or school website.
References: Policy and Procedure 6700, Nutrition and Physical Fitness; USDA Child Nutrition
Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) — The district inspects our buildings for asbestos-containing building materials and develop, maintain and update an asbestos management plan. We annually notify parents, teachers and employee organizations in writing of the availability of the management plan and planned or in-progress inspections, re-inspections, response actions and post-response actions, including periodic re-inspection and activities.
References: Policy and Procedure 6890, State Environmental Policy Act Compliance;
McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act — The districts’ Homeless Student Liaison (the district’s social/emotional counselor) provides public notice of the education rights of homeless students in schools, family shelters and soup kitchens. This notice is in a manner and form understandable to homeless students and their parents/guardians including and to the extent feasible, in their native language.
References: Policy and Procedure 3115, Homeless Students – Enrollment Rights and Services
The district will provide equal educational opportunity and treatment for all students in all aspects of the academic and activities program without discrimination based on race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. The district will provide equal access to school facilities to the Boy Scouts of America and all other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society. District programs will be free from sexual harassment. Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination should be addressed to the Superintendent at 360-942-3415; 1016 Commercial Street, Raymond, WA 98577.
Raymond School District will also take steps to assure that national origin persons who lack English language skills can participate in all education programs, services and activities. For information regarding translation services or transitional bilingual education programs, contact the Superintendent.
El distrito proveerá igualdad de oportunidades educativas y de trato para todos los estudiantes en todos los aspectos del programa académico y actividades, sin discriminación por motivos de raza, religión, credo, color, origen nacional, edad, estado, sexo, orientación sexual militar veterano o honorablemente descargada , expresión de género o identidad, estado civil, la presencia de cualquier discapacidad sensorial, mental o física, o el uso de un perro guía entrenado o animal de servicio por una persona con una discapacidad. El distrito proveerá igualdad de acceso a las instalaciones de la escuela para los Boy Scouts of America y todos los demás grupos de jóvenes designados que se mencionan en el Título 36 del Código de los Estados Unidos como una sociedad patriótica. Los programas del Distrito estarán libres de acoso sexual. Preguntas/quejas de presunta discriminación debe ser dirigida al Superintendente al 360-942-3415; 1016 Commercial Street, Raymond, WA 98577.
Raymond Distrito Escolar también tomará medidas para asegurar que las personas de origen nacional que carecen de conocimientos del idioma inglés pueden participar en todos los programas educativos, servicios y actividades. Para obtener información acerca de los servicios de traducción o programas de educación bilingüe de transición, póngase en contacto con el Superintendente.
Nondiscrimination Policy #3210
Title IX Coordinator—HR Manager
Section 504/ADA Coordinator & Compliance Coordinator for State Law (RCW 28A.640/28A.642)—Special Education Director
References: Policy and Procedure 3210, Nondiscrimination; C.F.R. § 104.8), the Americans with Disabilities Act
(28 C.F.R. § 35.107) and the Age Discrimination Act (34 C.F.R. § 110.25).
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)—Notice of Procedural Safeguards for parents/guardians of disabled students is given at the following times. The notice fully explains IDEA’s procedural safeguards in an easily understandable manner. If the document is available in the parent’s native language, we will provide it in that language. Parents may elect to receive the notice by e-mail. The notice requirement also applies to parents of homeless children with disabilities.
- Upon initial referral;
- Parental request for evaluation;
- Filing of a request for a due process hearing;
- Disciplinary action constituting a change in placement; and
- At the request of a parent.
A copy of our Procedural Safeguards may be found here.
References: Policy and Procedure 2161, Special Education and Related Services for Eligible Students