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Public Statements & Non-Discrimination & Title I Statement

PUBLIC NOTICES & NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENTS

PUBLIC NOTICE OF PARTICIPATION - TITLE I OF THE EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT (ESSA):  Pursuant to the Requirements of Title I of the “Every Student Succeeds Act,” (ESSA) of 2001, the public is herby notified that the South Central Nebraska Unified School District #5 Public Schools (SCNUSD#5), whose official address is 850 S. Nevada, PO Box 368, Nelson, Nebraska, has been approved for funding under Title 1 ESSA, for the express purpose of serving students with special needs in the areas of mathematics and reading/language arts to help insure that all children acquire the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the 21st century.  Julie Otero, whose official title is Superintendent, has been authorized by the Board of Education to serve as its representative for all matters concerning Title I ESSA for the 2011-2012 school year.

The public is further notified that a council composed of parents, teachers, and interested citizens may be established for the purpose of advising the school on matters relating to the Title I program.  Under the regulations the school must host an annual meeting open to all parents of eligible students.

Persons interested in any aspect of the Title I ESSA program including but not limited to the application and budget, evaluation procedures, the needs assessment, prior applications, budgets and complaint procedures or other information and data concerning Title I which is not subject to the Family Rights and Privacy Act are requested to contact the Office of the Superintendent, SCNUSD#5 Public Schools, 30671 Highway 14, Fairfield, Nebraska. 

PARENT NOTIFICATION OF TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS: On January 8, 2002, President Bush signed into law the “Every Student Succeeds” Act (ESSA). ESSA is designed to improve student achievement by increasing federal involvement in public education both at the state and local level. Under ESSA, school districts that receive Title 1 funding are now required to inform parents they have the a right to know the professional qualifications of their child(rent)’s teacher(s). Therefore, parents of the Sandy Creek Schools may now request to know the qualifications of the child’s teacher(s). As a parent if you would like to receive specific teaching credential information about your child’s teacher(s), please contact your school’s building principle at 402-726-2151 of 402-726-3561. Please give the building principle at least 5 school days to contact you with information regarding the teaching credentials of your child’s teacher(s). In addition, under ESSA the school district is required to let parents know when teachers who don’t fit the ESSA’s definition of “highly qualified” teach their children for four or more consecutive weeks.

NONDISCRIMINATION IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES:  The South Central Nebraska Unified School District #5 Public Schools (SCNUSD#5) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, age, marital status, sex or disabilities in admission or access to or treatment or employment in its educational programs and activities, as required by Titles VI and VII of the 1968 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments, the Federal Rehabilitation of 1972, the American Disabilities Act of 1990, the Nebraska Equal Opportunity in Education Act and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  If you have any special needs or request that would assist you in participating in services, programs and activities in the school district please contact one of the following...Superintendent Julie Otero, SCNUSD#5, 30671 Highway 14, Fairfield, NE 68938 or Telephone: 402-726-2151.  Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against, denied or been excluded from participation in any district education program or activity on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, age, marital status, sex or disability may grieve such matters using the adopted grievance procedures of this district.  Such procedures shall provide for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging acts of discrimination.  Contact one of the following... Superintendent Julie Otero, SCNUSD#5, 30671 Highway 14, Fairfield, NE 68938 or Telephone: 402-726-2151.  To file a complaint of discrimination with the National School Lunch Program contact...USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or Telephone: 1-800-795-3272 (voice) or 202-720-6382.  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

ANTIDISCRIMINATION EN PROGRAMAS Y ACTIVIDADES DE LA EDUCACION: El Districto Unificado Nebraska Central Del Sur #5 no disctimina en base de la raza, nacionalidad, credo, edad, estado civil, sexo o los discapacidades en la admision o acceso a o tratamiento o empleo en sus programas y actividades del educatinal, segun los requisitos de titulos VI un VII o las 1964 derechas civiles actuan, Titulo IX de las enmiendas 1972 de la educacion, el acto federal de la rehabilitacion de 1973, el acto americano de las inhabilidades de 1990, la oportunidad igual de Nebraska en el Acto de Educacion y Ministerio de Agricultura de ESTADOS UNIDOS. Si usted tiene cualesquiera necesidades o peticiones especiales que le asistieran en participar en servicios, los programas, y las actividades en el districto de la escuela entran en contacto con por favor a superintendent Julie Otero, El Districto Unificado Nebraska Central Del Sur #5, 30671 Highway 14, Fairfield Nebraska, 68938, el telefono (402) 726-2151. Cualquir persona que crea que lo o la han discrinminado contra, negada, o excluida de la participacion en cualquier programa de la educacion del districo o actividad en base de la raza, del origen nacional, del credo, de la edad, del estado civil, del sexo o de la inhabilidad puese afligirse tales materias usando los procedimientos adoprados del agracio de este districo. Julie Otero, Districto Unificado Nebraska Central Del Sur #5, 30671 Highway 14, Fairfield Nebraska, 68938, el telefono (402) 726-2151. Para Archivar una queja de la antidiscriminatin con el programa nocional del almuerzo de escuela y el programa del desayuno de la escuela, escriba: USDA, director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, o llame (800) 795-3472 (voz) o (202) 720-6382 (equipo teleescrito). El superintendento Julie Otero, El Districto Unificado Nebraska Central Del Sur #5, 30671 Highway 14, Fairfield Nebraska, 68938, el telefono (402) 726-2151

NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT:  The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and /or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complain of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http:/www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.