Each year the Superintendent shall provide public notice to students and their parents of the District’s intent to make available, upon request, certain information known as “directory information.” The Board designates as student “directory information”:
- a student’s name;
- date and place of birth;
- participation in officially recognized activities and sports;
- height if member of an athletic team;
- weight, if member of an athletic team which requires disclosure to participate;
- dates of attendance;
- date of graduation;
- awards received;
- honor rolls;
- telephone numbers for inclusion in school or PTO directories;
- school photographs or videos of students participating in school activities, events or programs;
- previous school enrollment;
Parents and eligible students may also refuse to allow the District to disclose any or all of such “directory information” upon written notification to the District within 10 days after receipt of the District’s public notice.
Parents and guardians have the right to review their student’s records, as do students 18 years old or older. To do this, contact your building principal. If information in the school record is inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the privacy or other rights of the student, parents may request a hearing to have the information deleted from the record.
For more information, please see Board Policy 8330.
Armed Forces Recruiting
The Board shall provide United States Armed Forces recruiters with at least the same access to the high school campus and to student directory information as is provided to other entities offering educational or employment opportunities to those students. “Armed forces of the United States” means the armed forces of the United States and their reserve components and the United States Coast Guard.
If a student or the parent or legal guardian of a student submits a signed, written request to the Board that indicates that the student or the parent or legal guardian does not want the student’s directory information to be accessible to official recruiting representatives, then the officials of the school shall not allow that access to the student’s directory information. The Board shall ensure that students and parents and guardians are notified of the provisions of the opportunity to deny release of directory information.
For more information, please see Board Policy 8330.
Integrated Pest Management Program
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a pest management system that utilizes all suitable techniques in a total pest management system with the intent of preventing pests from reaching unacceptable levels or to reduce an existing population to an acceptable level. An emphasis is placed on manipulation of the pest environment to the point that it will not support a pest population.
Michigan law requires that certain conditions must be met prior to making a pesticide application (other than sanitizers, germicides, disinfectants, or anti-microbial agents) in schools, public buildings, or health care facilities. Pesticide applications for non-emergency situations shall be conducted by an appropriately licensed applicator who has attended an approved IPM training program and shall be made in accordance with this IPM plan.
Parents and guardians have the right to receive advanced notice of the application of a pesticide, other than bait or gel formulations, at their child’s school. This advance notice of the application will be given 48 hours before the application. The law requires us to do this notification by using two methods. The first method required by the law is the posting at entrances to your child’s school. The second method we are going to use is the posting in a common area located by the main office of the school. Parents are also entitled to receive this notice by first-class United States mail postmarked at least three days before the application.
If you would like to be notified by mail, please contact the superintendent’s office at 623-6120, ext. 3416. In the case of an emergency, pesticides may be applied without prior notice, but that those parents who request notification will be notified of the emergency application after it occurs.
For more information, please see Administrative Guideline 8431A.
Procedures for Inspection of Instructional Materials
Members of the public have the right to inspect instructional materials, including but not limited to, print and non-print materials, teacher’s manuals, films, tapes and any other supplementary materials, used as part of the educational curriculum.
Form 9130 F3 should be completed and submitted to the Superintendent. Upon receipt of Form 9130 F3, the Superintendent will contact the person making the request within five days to schedule an appointment for the person to come to the District to review and inspect the material indicated on Form 9130 F3.
For more information, please see Board Policy 9130.
Dansville Elementary School Title 1, Part A
Dansville Elementary School is a Title 1, Part A, Targeted Assisted School. Title 1 is a federally funded program through the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The purpose of the federal program is to provide support to children who are not meeting the grade level standards in reading or math in Kindergarten-Grade Five.
At Dansville Elementary School support is provided in reading in the Literacy Center. Eligibility for services is determined by assessment criteria. Title 1 literacy instruction includes research-based learning strategies, and the Title 1 literacy coordinator is highly qualified. Budget allocations will also be set aside to assist students that qualify with the McKinney-Vento Act.
For more information, please call the elementary school office.
Preparedness for Toxic Hazard and Asbestos Hazard
The Board of Education is concerned for the safety of the students and staff members and will attempt to comply with all Federal and State statutes and regulations to protect them from hazards that may result from industrial accidents beyond the control of school officials or from the presence of asbestos material used in previous construction.
The Superintendent has developed and implemented the district’s Asbestos-Management Program which will ensure proper compliance with Federal and State laws and the appropriate instruction of staff and students. This plan is available for inspection at the superintendent’s office without cost or restriction during normal business hours. If you desire to have a personal copy, it will be supplied to you within five working days by contacting the Superintendent’s office.
For more information, please see Board Policy 8431.
Technical Education Classes
Dansville Schools offers career and technical education classes to all high school students. These classes are designed to prepare students for a range of employment and training services. Students may elect to enroll in classes at the Wilson Talent Center or take one of these classes offered at Dansville High School: Zoology and Ag Sustainability.
Enrollment in these classes is open to all students and follows the district’s policies of not discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and transgender identity), disability, age, height, weight, marital or family status, religion, military status ancestry, genetic information or any other legally protected category (collectively, “Protected Classes”), in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities.
In addition, arrangements can be made to ensure that the lack of English language proficiency is not a barrier to participate in the class.
Please contact High School Principal Tania Dupuis for more information.