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Asbestos

The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) of 1986 requires that the District notify parents annually concerning asbestos-containing building materials in the school building that their child attends, and that the management plan for that building is available for their review.

Corporal Punishment, Restraint, Physical Confinement and Detention

State law forbids school employees from using corporal punishment against any student.  Certain actions by school employees are not considered corporal punishment.  Additionally, school employees may use "reasonable and necessary force, not designed or intended to cause pain" to do certain things, such as prevent harm to persons or property.

State law also places limits school employees' abilities to restrain or confine and detain any student. The law limits why, how, where, and for how long a school employee may restrain or confine and detain a child.  If a child is restrained or confined and detained, the school must maintain documentation and must provide certain types of notice to the child's parent.

If you have any questions about this state law, please contact your school. The complete text of the law and additional information is available on the Iowa Department of Education’s web site.

Equal Employment Opportunity (Affirmative Action)

It is the policy of the Solon Community School District Board of Education to extend equal opportunities to all employees and to applicants for employment who meet the qualifications established for a class or a position for which the application is made.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act affords parents and students over 18 years of age certain rights with respect to access and confidentiality of student educational records.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act provides that a school may disclose appropriately designated "directory information" without written consent.

Foster Care Single Point of Contact

According to ESSA Non-Regulatory Guidance (U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2016), the Solon Community School District has designated Matt Townsley (319-624-3401 | mtownsley@solon.k12.ia.us) as the foster care point of contact for the Solon Community School District.

Hearing Screening

Grant Wood Area Education Agency screens all students in Alternative Kindergarten (AK), Kindergarten, and grades 1, 2, and 5. Students in the Early Learning Program with IEPs will be screened. Students in grades 3, 4, middle, and high school, who are new to the school, that don't have a documented normal hearing test, and some students with a history of known hearing loss will also be tested. Follow up testing may occur periodically if previous hearing test results were not within normal limits.

Parent/guardians not wishing their child's hearing tested should notify the health office in writing at the beginning of the year. Parents/guardians with concerns about their child's hearing should contact the school nurse.

Iowa School Food Litigation Settlement

The Solon Community School District has been made aware of a settlement with Martin Brothers as described in the memo sent to all staff in early September 2014.

Iowa Sex Offender Registry

The Iowa Sex Offender Registry provides information to the public a means to protect themselves from individuals who have committed an offense that requires registration on the Sex Offender Registry.

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act

Preschool-aged and school-aged children have certain rights or protections under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act.

NCLB Military Recruitment List "Opt Out" Form

Section 9528 of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires schools to release family’s private information to military recruiters unless we “opt out” in writing. The following form provides the option to remove your child’s and/or family’s name from the Military Recruitment List.

No Child Left Behind: Teacher Qualifications

Parent/Guardians in the Solon Community School District have the right to learn about the following regarding their child's teacher's qualifications: state licensure status, special endorsements for grade level/subject area taught, and baccalaureate/graduate certification/degree. Parents/Guardians may request this information from the Central Office by calling (319) 624-3401 x 1349 or sending a letter of request to the Central Office, 301 South Iowa Street, Solon, IA, 52333.

Nondiscrimination

It is the policy of the Solon 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.

SCSD Fundraising Requests

Due to the numerous fundraising endeavors being undertaken by different groups affiliated with the Solon Community School District, we are requesting your organization fill out this form. In addition, it has been determined that if fundraising activities “occur on school grounds” or “are done in the name of the school” the request must have approval by the Solon Board of Education.

Section 504

The Solon Community School District offers evaluations, programs, and services to individuals who are identified as having, or who are suspected of having, a disability as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Solon Community School District

301 South Iowa Street, Solon, IA 52333

319-624-3401 • 319-624-2518 (fax)

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