ANNUAL PARENT NOTIFICATIONS
Notification of Rights Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Student Rights and Responsiblities
The mission of the Mill A School District is to empower all students to succeed in a changing world. Our district has a shared commitment between staff, students, and parents to discover teaching methods to meet the needs of children. By promoting an atmosphere of care and concern for each individual, our students will be encouraged to achieve to their own potential.
Students have the right to free inquiry and expression, peaceful assembly, privacy, freedom from discrimination, and due process. In exercising these and other rights, each must respect the rights, privileges, and welfare of others.
THIS ABBREVIATED STATEMENT OF STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES IS INTENDED TO ASSIST IN THE ACCOMPLISHMENT OF THE EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES OF THE DISTRICT. AN EXPANDED STATEMENT OF DISTRICT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IS AVAILABLE IN THE SCHOOL OFFICE.
*Students have the right to equal educational opportunity and treatment in all aspects of the academic and activities program without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, pregnancy, previous arrest or incarceration, or nonprogram-related physical, sensory, or mental handicaps.
*Students will enjoy freedom of speech, press, and assembly according to school regulations, providing such expression is not libelous, obscene, or disruptive.
*Students may distribute materials on school premises after receiving the approval of the school principal. *A student’s dress or appearance will not be regulated unless there is reasonable expectation that such would create a health or safety hazard or disrupt or interfere with the educational process.
*Students will be free from searches of clothing or personal property, unless there is reasonable cause to believe something is concealed that may endanger the student or other students. Lockers and desks are the property of the school district and may be searched according to board policy. Strip searches are absolutely prohibited.
*Students may file grievances.
*Students will not be deprived of educational rights without due process.
*Students may apply for readmission at any time before expiration of a suspension or after having been expelled from school.
*Students will not intentionally cause the substantial and material disruption of any school operations.
*Students will not intentionally or with gross carelessness damage school or private property. Where school property is damaged or stolen, the superintendent will withhold grades, transcript or diploma until retribution is made.
*Students will not extort anything, threaten injury or attempt to cause physical injury, or intentionally behave in such a way as could reasonably be expected to cause physical injury to any person.
STUDENTS’ RESPONSIBILITIES AND LIMITATIONS
Violation of a rule of conduct may result in corrective action or punishment imposed by authorized employees of the district. Rules of conduct are as follows:
1. Students will be punctual and regular in attendance unless officially excused.
2. Students must:
a. remain on school grounds throughout the entire school day, unless officially excused.
b. comply with school bus rules of conduct.
c. identify himself/herself on request to school district and/or public officials.
d. not use tobacco products on school premises.
3. Oral or written defamation, obscenity, profanity, and verbal and physical attacks are prohibited.
4. Threats of violence against students, staff, or property are prohibited.
5. Students will not knowingly possess, use, transmit, distribute, or be under the influence of, or show evidence of having used, any narcotic drug or
hallucinogenic drug, amphetamine, barbiturate, marijuana, alcoholic beverage, or intoxicant of any kind:
a. on the school grounds at any time.
b. off the school grounds at a school activity, function, or event, including field trips, out-of-town athletic events, etc.
The possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol is wrong and harmful. Compliance with these standards of conduct is mandatory. Violation of these standards of conduct will result in disciplinary sanctions from short- or long-term suspension up to and including expulsion and referral to the Skamania County Sheriff's Department/Juvenile Authorities for prosecution. A substance abuse counselor is available to provide information and assistance to students and/or parents who have drug/alcohol concerns. Use of a drug authorized by a medical prescription from a registered physician shall not be considered a violation of this rule.
6. Activities defined by federal, state, or municipal law as criminal are prohibited (e.g. arson; assault; burglary; extortion; larceny; malicious mischief;
robbery; trespass; possession of weapons, explosives, alcohol or drugs; unlawful interference with or intimidation of school authorities and the
7. Unauthorized initiation of students is prohibited.
8. Displays of affection will not be allowed and will result in disciplinary action.
9. The forging of any signature or alteration of any document is prohibited.
RIGHTS, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND AUTHORITY--SCHOOL STAFF
All certificated staff share responsibility for supervising the behavior of students and for maintaining the standards of conduct, which have been established.
Certificated staff will have the right to:
1. Expect students to comply with school rules.
2. Develop and/or review building rules relating to student conduct and control at least once each year. Building rules will be consistent with district
rules relating to student conduct and control.
3. Exclude a student from class for all or any portion of the period or for the balance of the school day or until the teacher has conferred with the
principal, whichever occurs first. Prior to excluding a student, the teacher will have attempted one or more corrective actions. In no case will an
excluded student be returned for the balance of a period without the consent of the teacher.
4. Receive any complaint or grievance regarding corrective action or punishment of students. They will be given the opportunity to present their
version of the incident and to meet with the complaining party in the event that a conference is arranged.
Certificated staff will have the responsibility to:
1. (Principals will) Distribute to students, parents and staff a publication defining the rights, responsibilities and corrective action or punishment relating to student behavior.
2. Observe the rights of students.
3. Enforce the rules of student conduct fairly, consistently, and without discrimination.
4. Maintain good order in the classroom, in the hallways, on the playgrounds, on other common areas of the school, or while riding on school buses
5. Maintain accurate attendance records and report all cases of truancy.
6. Set an appropriate example of personal conduct and avoid statements which may be demeaning or personally offensive to any student or group of
7. (Principals will) Notify parents when students are suspended or expelled.
Certificated staff will have the authority to:
1. Use such reasonable action as is necessary to protect himself/herself, a student, or others from physical abuse or injury.
2. Remove a student from a class session for sufficient cause.
3. Detain a student after school for up to 40 minutes with due consideration for bus transportation by giving parents a twenty-four hour notice.
4. (Principals will) Impose suspension or expulsion when appropriate.
Policy 5253-MAINTAINING PROFESSIONAL STAFF/STUDENT BOUNDARIES
The purpose of this policy is to provide all staff, students, volunteers and community members with information to increase their awareness of their role in protecting children from inappropriate conduct by adults.
The Mill A Board of Directors expects all staff members to maintain the highest professional, moral and ethical standards in their interaction with students. Staff members are required to maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning, through consistently and fairly applied discipline and established and maintained professional boundaries.
The interactions and relationships between staff members and students should be based upon mutual respect and trust, an understanding of the appropriate boundaries between adults and students in and outside of the educational setting, and consistency with the educational mission of the schools.
Staff members will not intrude on a student’s physical and emotional boundaries unless the intrusion is necessary to serve an educational or physical, mental and/or emotional health purpose. An educational purpose is one that relates to the staff member’s duties in the district. Additionally, staff members are expected to be sensitive to the appearance of impropriety in their own conduct and the conduct of other staff when interacting with students. Staff members will discuss issues with their building administrator or supervisor whenever they suspect or are unsure whether conduct is inappropriate or constitutes a violation of this policy.
The Mill A Board of Directors supports the use of technology to communicate for educational purposes. However, district employees are prohibited from inappropriate online socializing or from engaging in any conduct on social networking Web sites that violates the law, district policies or other generally recognized professional standards. Employees whose conduct violates this policy may face discipline and/or termination, consistent with the district’s policies, acceptable use agreement and collective bargaining agreements, as applicable.
The superintendent or designee will develop staff protocols for reporting and investigating allegations and develop procedures and training to accompany this policy.
Legal References: RCW 28A.400 Crimes against children
RCW 28A.405.470 Crimes against children - Mandatory termination of certificated employees - Appeal - Recovery of
salary or compensation by district.
RCW 28A.405.475 Termination of certificated employee based on guilty plea or conviction of certain felonies -
Notice to superintendent of public instruction - Record of notices.
RCW 28A.410.090 Revocation or suspension of certificate or permit to teach - Criminal basis - Complaints -
Investigation - Process.
RCW 28A.410.095 Violation or noncompliance - Investigatory powers of superintenent of public instruction -
Requirements for investigation of alleged sexual misconduct towards a child - Court orders -
Contempt - Written findings required.
RCW 28A.410.100 Revocation of authority to teach - Hearings.
WAC 181-87 Professional Certification - Acts of Unprofessional Conduct
WAC 181-88 Sexual Misconduct, Verbal and Physical Abuse - Mandatory Disclosure - Prohibited Agreements
Procedure 5253P-MAINTAINING PROFESSIONAL STAFF /STUDENT BOUNDRIES
The purpose of this procedure is to provide all staff, students, volunteers and community members with information to increase their awareness of their role in protecting children from inappropriate conduct by adults.
In a professional staff/student relationship, school employees maintain boundaries that are consistent with the legal and ethical duty of care that school personnel have for students.
A boundary invasion is an act or omission by a school employee that violates professional staff/student boundaries and has the potential to abuse the staff/student relationship.
An inappropriate boundary invasion means an act, omission, or pattern of such behavior by a school employee that does not have an educational purpose; and results in abuse of the staff/student professional relationship.
Examples of inappropriate boundary invasions by staff members include but are not limited to the following:
Any type of inappropriate physical contact with a student or any other conduct that might be considered harassment under the Board’s policy on Harassment and Sexual Harassment of Students;
Showing pornography to a student;
Singling out a particular student or students for personal attention and friendship beyond the professional staff-student relationship;
Socializing where students are consuming alcohol, drugs or tobacco,
For non-guidance/counseling staff, encouraging students to confide their personal or family problems and/or relationships. If a student initiates such discussions, staff members are expected to refer the student to appropriate guidance/counseling staff. In either case, staff involvement should be limited to a direct connection to the student’s school performance;
Sending students on personal errands unrelated to any educational purpose;
Banter, allusions, jokes or innuendos of a sexual nature with students;
Disclosing personal, sexual, family, employment concerns, or other private matters to one or more students;
Addressing students, or permitting students to address staff members with personalized terms of endearment, pet names, or otherwise in an overly familiar manner;
Maintaining personal contact with a student outside of school by phone, email, Instant Messenger or Internet chat rooms, social networking Web sites, or letters (beyond homework or other legitimate school business) without including the parent/guardian.
Exchanging personal gifts, cards or letters with an individual student;
Socializing or spending time with students (including but not limited to activities such as going out for beverages, meals or movies, shopping, traveling, and recreational activities) outside of school-sponsored events, except as participants in organized community activities;
Giving a student a ride alone in a vehicle in a non-emergency situation; and/or
Unnecessarily invading a student’s privacy, (e.g. walking in on the student in the bathroom)
Appearances of Impropriety
The following activities are boundary invasions and can create an actual impropriety or the appearance of impropriety. Whenever possible, staff should avoid these situations. If unavoidable these activities should be pre-approved by the appropriate administrator. If not pre-approved, the staff person must report the occurrence, to the appropriate administrator, as soon as possible.
Being alone with an individual student out of the view of others;
Inviting or allowing individual students to visit the staff member’s home;
Visiting a student’s home; and/or
Social networking with students for non-educational purposes.
Students and their parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to notify the principal (or other administrator) if they believe a teacher or other staff member may be engaging in conduct that violates this policy.
Staff members are required to promptly notify the principal (or other administrator) or the superintendent if they become aware of a situation that may constitute a violation of this policy.
Staff violations of this policy may result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal. The violation will also be reported to the state Office of Professional Practices. Violations involving sexual or other abuse will also result in referral to Child Protective Services and/or law enforcement in accordance with the board’s policy on Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect.
All new employees and volunteers will receive training on appropriate staff /student boundaries within three months of employment. Continuing employees will receive training every three years.
Dissemination of Policy and Reporting Protocols
This policy and procedure shall be included on the district Web site and in all employee, student and volunteer handbooks. Annually, all administrators and staff will receive copies of the district’s reporting protocol.
Notification of Rights Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy
FERPA affords parents and students over 18 years of age (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records. They are:
1) The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the District receives a request for access. Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal (or appropriate school official) a written request that identifies the records they wish to inspect. The School official will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
2) The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate or misleading. Parents or eligible students may ask the Mill A School District to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the school principal, (or appropriate official), 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, the District will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.
3) 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 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 disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.
4) The right to file a complaint with the US Dept. of Education concerning alleged failures by the District to comply with the requirements of FERPA. Complaints may be mailed to: Family Policy Compliance Office, US Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20202-5901
Mill A School District No. 31 complies with all federal and State rules and regulations, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, 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 in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.
This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs; extra-curricular, recreational, or athletic activities; counseling; or any federally assisted program. The District will identify, evaluate, and provide an appropriate public education to students who are disabled within the meaning of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Inquiries regarding compliance procedures may be directed to the school district's Title IX/RCW 28A.85 Officer and Section 504 Coordinator, Bob Rogers, Superintendent/Principal. Any related complaint should be in writing, and addressed to Bob Rogers at 1142 Jessup Rd., Cook, WA 98605. Any verbal communication can be conducted by calling 538-2522.
In the event an individual is not satisfied after the Superintendent's investigation and response to a complaint, the matter may be appealed to the school district's Board of Directors, and if need be, ultimately appealed to any federal or state agency empowered with the authority to resolve such a complaint. Specific timelines must be followed and can be found in the WACs, copies of which are available in the district office.
Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying
The District is committed to a safe and civil educational environment for all students, employees, volunteers and patrons, free from harassment, intimidation or bullying. “Harassment, intimidation or bullying” means any intentional written, verbal, or physical act, including but not limited to one shown to be motivated by any characteristic in RCW 9A.36.080(3), (race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or mental or physical disability), or other distinguishing characteristics, when the intentional written, verbal, or physical act:
Physically harms a student or damages the student’s property; or
Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s education; or
Is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment; or
Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.
Nothing in this section requires the affected student to actually possess a characteristic that is a basis for the harassment, intimidation, or bullying.” Other distinguishing characteristics” can include but are not limited to: physical appearance, clothing or other apparel, socioeconomic status, gender identity, and marital status.
Harassment, intimidation or bullying can take many forms including: slurs, rumors, jokes, innuendos, demeaning comments, drawings, cartoons, pranks, gestures, physical attacks, threats, or other written, oral or physical actions.” Intentional acts” refers to the individual’s choice to engage in the act rather than the ultimate impact of the action(s).
This policy is not intended to prohibit expression of religious, philosophical, or political views, provided that the expression does not substantially disrupt the educational environment. Many behaviors that do not rise to the level of harassment, intimidation or bullying may still be prohibited by other district policies or building, classroom, or program rules.
This policy is a component of the district’s responsibility to create and maintain a safe, civil, respectful and inclusive learning community and is to be implemented in conjunction with comprehensive training of staff and volunteers, including the education of students in partnership with families and the community. The policy is to be implemented in conjunction with the Comprehensive Safe Schools Plan that includes prevention, intervention, crisis response, recovery, and annual review. Employees, in particular, are expected to support the dignity and safety of all members of the school community.
Depending upon the frequency and severity of the conduct, intervention, counseling, correction, discipline and/or referral to law enforcement will be used to remediate the impact on the victim and the climate and change the behavior of the perpetrator. This includes appropriate intervention, restoration of a positive climate, and support for victims and others impacted by the violation. False reports or retaliation for harassment, intimidation or bullying also constitute violations of this policy.
Notice of Truancy Law
Mill A School District must comply with a state law that requires all public schools to report the number of excused and unexcused absences students have each year. The following guidelines are now in effect:
In order for us to record an absence as excused, we need a note or phone call from you telling us why your child was absent from school each time he or she misses a day. Mill A will accept any stated reason for your child’s absence, as long as we have it in writing or a phone call from you. If you know in advance that your child will be absent for several days, please, contact the school as early as possible to prearrange the absence.
We are now required by law to hold a parent conference with you and set up a plan of intervention to assist you in your child’s school attendance after only one unexcused absence in any month. If a student has five unexcused absences in a month or ten unexcused absences in a school year, we are required by law to file a petition with the Skamania County Prosecuting Attorney. Students are allowed to make up work or tests missed during an excused absence. Students are not allowed to make up work or tests missed during an unexcused absence.
The Mill A School District board of directors believes that a variety of learning options, including online courses and programs, are critical for 21st Century learners. The district will facilitate access to online courses that are OSPI (Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction) approved online courses created and taught by third-party course providers. The district will facilitate access to grade level coursework for grades K-8 only. For more information please contact the school and ask to look at District Policy 2024
Asbestos contamination in buildings can be a significant environmental and public health problem. In 1986 Congress enacted the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) primarily to require school districts to identify asbestos-containing material in schools and take appropriate actions to control the release of asbestos fibers. We worked closely with an EPA accredited management planner to develop a management plan that conforms to the standards of AHERA. The management plan includes the inspection and physical assessment reports, the plans and procedures to be followed to minimize disturbance of the asbestos-containing materials, and a program for regular surveillance of the asbestos-containing material.
A copy of the Asbestos Management Plan is available for your review in our administration office during regular office hours. Mr. Steve Butcher is our designated Asbestos Program Coordinator and all inquiries regarding the plan should be directed to him.
We implemented the Asbestos Management Plan in 1988 and continue to monitor compliance by regular inspections by an EPA accredited inspector. We were recently inspected and again met all the necessary requirements. It is our intent to not only comply, but also exceed applicable regulations in dealing with the asbestos issue. We will take whatever steps are necessary to insure that our students, teachers, and employees have a healthy and safe environment in which to learn.
Pesticide Notification, Posting and Record Keeping
The District shall comply with all legal requirements for record keeping regarding the application of pesticide to school grounds or facilities. This includes creation of an annual summary report of pesticide usage and compliance with state department of agriculture rules regarding record keeping. Such records will be available on request by interested persons under the state Public Records Act and other laws.
Procedure 6895 shall be printed and distributed annually in employee handbooks and student handbooks and given to employees, students, and parents at the start of the school year or when an employee begins work or a student enrolls.
At least 48 hours before the application of a pesticide to school facilities or school grounds, the District shall notify parents and staff of the planned application in writing, including the heading, "Notice: Pesticide Application." This notice shall be posted in a prominent place in the building office in addition to being provided to parents and staff. This pre-notification is not required if the school grounds or facilities will not be occupied by students for two days following the application of the pesticide. If the application is not made within 48 hours of the notification, another notification shall be made prior to the application. This pre-notification is not required in the case of any emergency application of pesticides to a school facility, such as an application to control stinging pests, but full notification shall be made as soon as possible after the application.
Following the application of a pesticide to school facilities (structures and vehicles) a sign shall be posted at the location of the application. The notice shall be at least 8.5 x 11 inches in size, shall include the heading "Notice: Pesticide Application", and shall state the product name, date, time and specific location of the application, the pest for which the application was made; and a contact name and telephone number. The notice shall remain posted for 24 hours, or longer if required by the label of the pesticide.
Following the application of a pesticide to school grounds, notice shall be posted at the location of the application and at each primary point of entry to the grounds. The notice shall be at least 4 x 5 inches in size and state the landscape recently has been treated with a pesticide and provide a contact name and telephone number. The notice shall remain posted for 24 hours, or longer if required by the label of the pesticide.
These notices are not required for the application of antimicrobial pesticides (substances used to sanitize or disinfect for microbial pests: viruses, bacteria, algae, and protozoa). These notices are not required for the placement of insect or rodent bait that are not accessible to children
RELEASE OF STUDENT DIRECTORY INFORMATION
The federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 permits the school district to release certain information, known as “directory information,” to certain people or institutions, unless you request, in writing, that such information not be released. In many cases, requests for this type of information come from the news media. “Directory information” may include: student name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, participation in officially-recognized activities and sports, weight and height of athletic team members, dates of attendance, the most recent educational agency or institution attended by the student, and photographs or other similar information.
We will not release any “directory information” for commercial or other purposes not related to school business. If you do not wish us to release “directory information” and/or to have your child appear in a photograph, videotape, film, or slide, please let the school know as soon as possible. Otherwise, it is not necessary to take any action. If you have questions about this notification, please, call the district office at 538-2522.
USE OF TOBACCO ON SCHOOL PROPERTY
The board of directors recognizes that to protect students from exposure to the addictive substance of nicotine, employees and officers of the school district, and all members of the community, have an obligation as role models to refrain from tobacco use on school property at all times.
Any use of tobacco products by staff, students, visitors and community members shall be prohibited on school district property. Possession or distribution of tobacco products by minors is prohibited. This shall include all district buildings, grounds and district-owned vehicles.
Notices advising students, district employees and community members of this policy shall be posted in appropriate locations in all district buildings and at other district facilities as determined by the superintendent and shall be included in the employee and student handbooks. Employees and students are subject to discipline for violations of this policy, and school district employees are responsible for the enforcement of the policy.
Cross References: Board Policy 3200 Student Rights and Responsibilities
Board Policy 3241 Classroom Management, Corrective Actions or Punishments
Board Policy 5280 Termination of Employment
Legal References: RCW 28A.210.310 Prohibition on use of tobacco products on school property
RCW 70.155.080 Purchasing, obtaining or possessing tobacco by Minors — Civil infraction
Adoption Date: December 14, 2005
State Laws Pertaining to Students Rights
CORRECTIVE ACTIONS AND PUNISHMENTS
WAC 180-40-205 Definitions.
WAC 180-40-235 Discipline--Conditions and limitations
WAC 180-40-240 Discipline--Grievance procedure..
WAC 180-40-245 Short-term suspension--Conditions and limitations.
WAC 180-40-250 Short-term suspension--Prior conference required--Notice to parent.
WAC 180-40-255 Short-term suspension--Grievance procedure.
WAC 180-40-260 Long-term suspension--Conditions and limitations.
WAC 180-40-265 Long-term suspension--Notice of hearing--Waiver of hearing.
WAC 180-40-270 Long-term suspension--Prehearing and hearing process.
WAC 180-40-275 Expulsion--Conditions and limitations.
WAC 180-40-280 Expulsion--Notice of hearing--Waiver of hearing.
WAC 180-40-285 Expulsion--Prehearing and hearing process.
WAC 180-40-290 Emergency removal from a class, subject, or activity.
WAC 180-40-295 Emergency expulsion--Limitations
WAC 180-40-300 Emergency expulsion--Notice of hearing--Waiver of hearing right.
WAC 180-40-305 Emergency expulsion--Prehearing and hearing process.
WAC 180-40-310 Appeals--Long-term suspension and expulsion.
WAC 180-40-315 Appeals--Hearing before school board or disciplinary appeal council--Procedures.
WAC 180-40-317 Appeals--Discipline and short-term suspension grievances.
WAC 180-40-320 School board or disciplinary appeal council decisions.
◊ Both parent(s) and student(s) need to know and understand the content of the Mill A Handbook. Please assist your student(s) by discussing its content and be sure to call the School District Office for any clarification(s) if needed. ◊