Parents and eligible students have the right to:
- Inspect and review student education records;
- Request amendment to records if the parent or eligible student believes the information to be inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student's privacy rights;
- Limit the disclosure of personally identifiable information defined as directory information within policy 8330 or to such other disclosures not required by law;
- Request a hearing if the board refuses to amend records believed by the parent or eligible student to be misleading or inaccurate and to file a complaint with the united states department of education if the parent/eligible student is dissatisfied with the results of the hearing;
- Obtain a copy of the board's policy on student records.
The notice may be in the form of a section of the district's newsletter and/or the student handbooks (see form 8330 f9).
NONDISCRIMINATION AND EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and transgender identity), disability, age, religion, military status, ancestry, genetic information (collectively, "protected classes"), or any other legally protected category, in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities.
The Board designates the following individual to serve as the district’s "compliance officer" (also known as "civil rights coordinator") (hereinafter referred to as the "co").
Dr. Lou Kramer
380 Elm Street
London, Ohio 43140
COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS PROGRAM
The Board of Education recognizes the value to students and to the district for students to participate in programs offered by accredited colleges and universities in Ohio.
The board will approve participation by students who apply to the participating college or university ("institute of higher education" or "ihe") and meet the IHE’s established standards for admission and course placement to enroll in an approved postsecondary program during the seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh, or twelfth grade year while in attendance in the district. students will be eligible to receive secondary credit for completing any of these programs.
The Board will provide information about the college credit plus program prior to March 1st to all students enrolled in grades six through eleven and their parents as outlined in AG 2271. The Board will also promote the college credit plus program on its website, including the details of the board's current agreements with partnering IHE’s.
HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION, AND BULLYING
The Board of Education is committed to providing a safe, positive productive and nurturing educational environment for all students and individuals interacting with the district. The Board encourages the promotion of positive interpersonal relations between members of the school community. Harassment, intimidation, or bullying towards a student or other individuals, whether by other students, staff, or third parties is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. This prohibition includes aggressive behavior, physical, verbal, and psychological abuse, and violence within a dating relationship. The Board will not tolerate any gestures, comments, threats, or actions which cause or threaten to cause bodily harm or personal degradation. This policy applies to all activities in the District, including activities on school property, on a school bus, or while en route to or from school, and those occurring off school property if the student or employee is at any school-sponsored, school-approved or school related activity or function, such as field trips or athletic events where students are under the school's control, in a school vehicle, or where an employee is engaged in school business.
This policy has been developed in consultation with parents, District employees, volunteers, students, and community members as prescribed in R.C. 3313.666 and the State Board of Education's Model Policy. Parents and guardians can refer to London City Schools Board Policy number 5571.01 for more information.
Harassment, intimidation, or bullying means:
- Any intentional written, verbal, electronic, or physical act that a student, a group of students, or other individuals exhibits toward another particular student(s) or individual more than once and the behavior both causes mental or physical harm to the other student(s)/individual(s) and is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for the other student(s)/individuals(s); or
- Violence within a dating relationship.
The District will respect the privacy of students or individual to the extent permitted by District policy and state and federal law. Retaliation against any individual who makes a complaint or who participates or assists in an investigation of harassment, intimidation, or bullying is strictly prohibited.