Doe v. Ohio Department of Education class action
This Notice is to tell you of a recommended Class Action Settlement Agreement (“Settlement Agreement”) in the class action lawsuit, Doe, et al., v. State of Ohio, et al., Case No. 2:91-cv-00464. The Court has preliminarily approved the Settlement Agreement and scheduled a hearing for February 11, 2020. At the hearing, the Court will decide whether the Settlement Agreement is fair, reasonable, and in your best interests and whether the Settlement Agreement should have final approval. You have the right to know about this settlement and the right to comment on the proposed Settlement Agreement and to attend the hearing. Select the link below for more information.
PEST CONTROL NOTIFICATION
Ohio Pest Control sprays the first Wednesday of each month after 2:30 pm. For more information about pest control spraying, please contact 740-259-6864.
SAFE SCHOOL HELPLINE
Title IX and Section 504 Grievance Procedure
Preamble for Alleged Discrimination and Harassment Grievances:
In accordance with the U.S. Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) guidelines, any student, support staff, teachers, counselors or administrators who believe that the Scioto County Career Technical Center or any school official has inadequately applied the principles and/or regulations of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (race, color, national origin), Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972 (gender), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (disability), or the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, 20, U.S.C., etc, SEQ, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in educational programs receiving financial assistance, may file a complaint which shall be referred to as a formal grievance/harassment complaint.
It is recommended that the grievant attempt to resolve the alleged discrimination or harassment complaint informally at the director/supervisor level within five (5) days of the date of the incident occurred. However, if the alleged discrimination/harassment complaint cannot be resolved informally, the following procedure shall be followed:
A grievant may file a grievance at any time directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, and OCR.
Office for Civil Rights,
U.S. Department of Education
1350 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
Telephone: (216) 522-4970
An alleged formal discrimination grievance/harassment complaint shall be made to the assistant director-attendance and discipline or immediate supervisor within ten (10) working days of the date the incident occurred. A formal conference will be arranged to discuss the alleged discrimination/harassment and determine a reasonable solution. Nevertheless, a carbon copy of the discrimination/harassment complaint must be forwarded to the District Title IX/504 Coordinator.
If the issue is not resolved at Step 1, the decision may be appealed to the Title IX or 504 Coordinator within five working days. A conference/investigation will be held with involved personnel in the alleged act of discrimination/harassment. (Both of these titles include Title VI).
504/Title IX Coordinator
Scioto County Career Technical Center
951 Vern Riffe Drive
Lucasville, OH 45648
Phone No. 740-259-5522 ext. 2234
If the issue is not resolved at Step 2, the decision may be appealed to the district superintendent who functions as the final mediator at the local level.
PLEASE NOTE: Parents/guardians do not have to be present at the informal complaint meeting with the Assistant Director/supervisor. However, parent(s)/guardian(s) must be present at all levels of the formal alleged discrimination process for youths under the age of 18 years.
STUDENT PROCEDURES TO FOLLOW WHEN REQUESTING EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS/FLEXIBILITY CREDIT
1.) The student shall review all rules and regulations, as well as the application with the guidance counselor.
2.) The student should discuss these rules and regulations with their parents.
3.) If the student wishes to proceed, they should complete the appropriate application and/or instructional plan if required. If only the test out option is selected the student should submit the application to the Guidance Counselor and Principal for approval.
4.) The student should submit their application to the review committee for their approval or alteration of their proposal if an instructional plan must be developed. This meeting should include all parties involved with the educational option/credit flexibility plan, as well as parents.
5.) All documents must be pre-approved and signed before initiation of the test out option or instructional plan.
In order to protect the health and safety of students and staff, the Board follows all State laws and Ohio Department of Health regulations pertaining to immunizations and other means for controlling communicable diseases that are spread through casual contact in the schools.
Any student suspected or reported to have a communicable disease is examined by a school nurse or public health nurse. Upon the recommendation of the school nurse, the student may be excluded from school. Readmission is dependent upon a decision by a physician, school nurse or public health nurse.