Equal Opportunity Notification
Northern Lebanon School District is an equal rights and opportunity public education school district and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, marital status, or genetic information in its activities, educational and vocational programs (providing equal access to Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups) or employment practices as required by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as amended, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act of 1955 as amended, and the Genetic Information Act of 2008. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact the district office at Northern Lebanon School District, 345 School Drive, Fredericksburg. PA 17026, Phone (717) 865-2117 ext. 2501. To file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights follow this link https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/howto.html.
Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (“AHERA”)
Northern Lebanon School District continues to manage asbestos containing materials as per AHERA regulation. The management plan is available for review by appointment at the district office. Questions may be directed to Mason Brehm, Director of Buildings and Grounds at Northern Lebanon School District, 345 School Drive, Fredericksburg. PA 17026, Phone (717) 865-2117 ext. 2575.
Pest Control Notification
Northern Lebanon School District uses an integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach for managing insects, rodents and weeds. Our goal is to protect every student from pesticide exposure by using the IPM approach to pest management. Our IPM approach focuses on making school buildings and grounds unfavorable habitats for these pests by removing food and water sources and eliminating their hiding places. This is accomplished through routine inspection by school staff and contract service providers. Pest sightings are reported to our IPM coordinator who evaluates the “pest problem” and determines the appropriate pest management techniques to address the problem. Techniques can include increasing sanitation, modifying storage practices, sealing entry points, physically removing the pest etc. Questions may be directed to Mason Brehm, Director of Buildings and Grounds at Northern Lebanon School District, 345 School Drive, Fredericksburg. PA 17026, Phone (717) 865-2117 ext. 2575.
Elementary and Secondary Education Act (“ESEA”)
ESEA, most recently reauthorized under Every Student Succeeds (ESSA), requires school districts to provide several notices to parents, the public, and others. There is a new provision added by ESSA requiring that all school districts receiving Title I funds implement an effective means of outreach to parents of English Learners, including holding regular meetings for those parents.
Notice of Rights Under FERPA for Elementary and Secondary Students
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) provides for its parents and students who are over 18 years of age ('eligible students') certain rights with respect to the student's education records. They are:
- The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the date the District receives a request for access. Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal or other appropriate school official a written request that identifies the records they wish to inspect. The principal will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible students of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
- The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the parent or eligible student believes is inaccurate or misleading. Parents or eligible students may ask Northern Lebanon School District to amend a record that they believe is accurate or misleading. They should write the school principal, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the District decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the District will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding their request for the amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.
- The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception, which permits 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 which whom the District has contracted to perform a specific 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 in performing his or her task. 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 discloses educational records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
- The right to file a complaint with the United States Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the District to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202.
Notification of Rights Under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment
The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) affords parents certain rights regarding our conduct of surveys, collection and use of information for marketing purposes, and certain physical exams. These include the right to:
Consent before students are required to submit to a survey that concerns one or more of the following protected areas ("protected information survey") if the survey is funded in whole or in part by a program of the U.S. Department of Education (ED)
1. Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or student's parent;
2. Mental or psychological problems of the student or student's family;
3. Sex behavior or attitudes;
4. Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior;
5. Critical appraisals of others with whom respondents have close family relationships;
6. Legally recognized privileged relationships, such as with lawyers, doctors, or ministers;
7. Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or parents; or
8. Income, other than as required by law to determine program eligibility.
Receive notice and an opportunity to opt a student out of
1. Any other protected information survey, regardless of funding;
2. Any non-emergency, invasive physical exam or screening required as a condition of attendance, administered by the school or its agent, and not necessary to protect the immediate health and safety of a student, except for hearing, vision, or scoliosis screenings, or any physical exam or screening permitted or required under State law; and
3. Activities involving collection, disclosure, or use of personal information obtained from students for marketing or to sell or otherwise distribute the information to others.
Inspect, upon request and before administration or use
1. Protected information surveys of students;
2. Instruments used to collect personal information from students for any of the above marketing, sales, or other distribution purposes; and
3. Instructional material used as part of the educational curriculum.
These rights transfer to from the parents to a student who is 18 years old or an emancipated minor under State law.
The Northern Lebanon School District addresses these requirements in policy 235.1. Parents will also be provided an opportunity to review any pertinent surveys. Following is a list of the specific activities and surveys covered under this requirement:
- Collection, disclosure, or use of personal information for marketing, sales or other distribution.
- Administration of any protected information survey not funded in whole or in part by ED.
- Any non-emergency, invasive physical examination or screening as described above.
Parents who believe their rights have been violated may file a complaint with:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20202-5901
Education Rights of Homeless Children and Youth
McKinny-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
The Northern Lebanon School District encourages children and youth who are homeless to enroll in school. The district will make reasonable efforts to identify homeless children within the district, encourage their enrollment, and eliminate existing barriers to their attendance and education, in compliance with federal and state law and regulation.
If you are homeless or know of a child or youth that is homeless and not attending school, please contact the district director of pupil services, at 717-865-2117 ext. 2613.
Who is Considered Homeless?
Any child or youth not attending school who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence is considered homeless and includes those who are sharing housing with others due to loss of housing or economic hardship. Also included in the definition are children and youth who are living in hotels, camping grounds, emergency shelters, cars, bus or train stations, abandoned in hospitals, awaiting foster care placement, living as migratory children in conditions described in previous examples, living as run-away children, abandoned or forced out of homes by parents or caretakers, or similar settings.
What are the Education Rights of Homeless Children?
Our schools provide equal and comparable access to all students regardless of their home living situation. Homeless children and youth have specific rights that include:
• Immediate enrollment in school and, when desired or feasible, at the school of origin, and
• Prompt provision of necessary services such as transportation.
• Appropriate support services and programs for which they are eligible such as programs for gifted, children with disabilities, vocational education, preschool, meal programs and the federally funded Title I program.
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Services for Eligible Students
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