District policies, state and federal regulations require the district to annually post certain notifications to the public. These notices are distributed in several ways, including email. These notices include, but are not limited to student records, asbestos, nutrition, Section 504, FERPA, open enrollment and student rights.
Equal Educational Opportunity
The MCSD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. The belief in equal educational opportunity serves as a guide for the board and employees in making decisions relating to school district facilities, employment, selection of educational materials, equipment, curriculum, and regulations affecting students. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact Dr. Nora Ryan, Equity/Affirmative Action Coordinator, MCSD, 1002 South 3rd Avenue, Marshalltown, IA 50158, Phone 641-754-1000. Email – email@example.com.
Annual Notice of Nondiscrimination
The MCSD offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:
1) Agricultural, Food and Natural Resources
2) Applied Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing
3) Information Solutions
4) Business, Finance, Marketing and Management
5) Health Science
6) Human Services
It is the policy of the MCSD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Nora Ryan, Equity/Affirmative Action Coordinator, MCSD, 1002 South 3rd Avenue, Marshalltown. IA 50158, Phone 641-754-1000.
Section 504 Student and Parental Rights
The MCSD does not discriminate in its educational programs and activities on the basis of a student’s disability. Any qualified individual who wishes to complain about alleged discriminatory treatment falling under Section 504 or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“TITLE II”) shall be addressed by the following Grievance Procedure. Please see board policy Notice of Section 504 and Parental Rights 102.E3.
This Grievance Procedure is established to meet the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). The District strongly prohibits retaliation on the basis of any grievance filed under this Policy. For more information contact the Director of Special Services, Matt Cretsinger at 641-754-1000.
The Marshalltown Community School District is dedicated to fostering a safe and respectful environment for all members of the school community, including students, employees, and volunteers. Bullying and harassment can disrupt learning and undermine the wellbeing of individuals within the school community. Such behavior is strictly prohibited by federal, state, and local policies as set forth by the board.
Students, staff, and volunteers are expected to refrain from engaging in bullying or harassing behavior while on school premises, school-owned vehicles, during school-sponsored activities, and even off-campus if the behavior disrupts the educational environment. If instances of bullying or harassment occur, complaints can be brought for investigation, which will be conducted promptly.
Health & Well-Being
Child Abuse Reporting
All school employees 18 years of age or older are mandatory reporters as provided by law and are to report alleged incidents of child abuse they become aware of within the scope of their professional duties.
When a mandatory reporter suspects a student is the victim of child abuse, the mandatory reporter shall make an oral report of the suspected child abuse and dependent adult abuse to the Iowa Department of Human Services within 24 hours of become aware of the abusive incident and shall make a written report to the Iowa Department of Human Services within 48 hours following the oral report. If the mandatory reporter believes the child is in immediate danger, the local law enforcement agency will also be notified.
Abuse of Students by School District Employees
Physical or sexual abuse of students, including inappropriate and intentional sexual behavior, by employees and volunteers will not be tolerated.
An individual who has knowledge an employee has physically or sexually abused a student may immediately report it to the Director of Human Resources. Nora Ryan, Director of Human Resources, is the district’s designated investigator for level 1 child abuse complaints against district employees. Marshalltown High School Principal, Jacqueline Wyant, is the alternate investigator. The Marshalltown Police Department will provide the designated investigators for level 2 child abuse complaints against school employees.
Student Health and Immunization Certificates
The Board of Directors prioritizes the well-being of students in our public schools and mandates immunizations and physical examinations as per policies and legal requirements.
For students entering kindergarten or participating in athletic extracurricular activities for the first time in the Marshalltown Community School District, a licensed physician must conduct a physical examination.
New district enrollees must also provide an immunization certificate against specified diseases, with provisions for provisional admittance if some required vaccines are pending. However, seventh through twelfth graders must have the meningitis vaccine without provisionals.
Limited exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons, necessitating completion of a valid Iowa State Department of Health Certificate of Immunization Exemption, to be filed with the respective school nurse.
Hazardous Chemical Disclosure
Iowa law provides parents and employees with the “Right to Know” of any dangerous chemicals and/or cleaning supplies which may be in the educational environment or the workplace. Any requests for information should be filed with the Superintendent or the Director of Buildings and Grounds.
Enrollment and Compulsory Attendance
Parents in the Marshalltown Community School District must enroll children aged 6 to 16 by September 15, if they are physically and mentally fit for school. Children turning 16 after September 15 must attend school for that year. Students should follow the school calendar.
Exceptions include students who have graduated, obtained a high school equivalency diploma, attend religious services, go to approved private schools, receive private instruction, or are exempt by Iowa law. Parents must prove a child’s inability or qualification for an exception. Failing to do so might lead to legal action.
Not attending school as per policies can impact a child’s ability to get a driver’s license until age 18 (Iowa Code § 299.1B).
Attendance Requirements and Regulations
Timely and regular attendance is crucial for optimal learning outcomes, and students are expected to attend classes punctually. Persistent absenteeism, whether excused or unexcused, can indicate poor academic performance and the risk of dropping out. The School Board aims to ensure compliance with compulsory education laws and maximize educational opportunities. Both the local school district and county attorney are responsible for enforcing attendance requirements. Children failing to attend school without reasonable excuse may be considered truant, and if attempts to address the issue fail, the may involve the county attorney for resolution.
Please refer to our board policies regarding regulations and requirements regarding school attendance.
The Marshalltown Community School District participates in open enrollment as a sending and receiving district.
House File (HF) 2589 eliminates the March 1 deadline for open enrollment. This change allows parents/guardians to apply for open enrollment at any time without the need for good cause.
Formal open enrollment notification shall be made on a form prescribed by the Department of Education and are available with the district’s registrar. A completed form must be filed with both the resident and receiving district. For more information on Open Enrollment, please call (641) 352-7303 and speak with the District Registrar.
Homeless Children and Youth
(Please See Board Policy 501.16)
The Marshalltown Community School District believes all students should have access to a free, appropriate public education. The district will ensure that homeless children and youth have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education as other children and youth.
The term “homeless children and youth” means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.
Please contact Eric Goslinga, District McKinney-Vento Liaison, for more information call 641-752-0039.
Student Rights & Responsibilities
(Please See Board Policy 502.06)
The Marshalltown Community School District has a strict “zero tolerance” policy towards weapons and violence in schools. The Board believes that weapons, dangerous objects, and items that resemble weapons disrupt the school environment and pose a threat to the safety of students, staff, and visitors.
Weapons and such items are not allowed on school property or within the school district’s jurisdiction. Anyone found with weapons or dangerous objects may have them confiscated, and parents or guardians will be informed. In serious cases, law enforcement may be involved, and students may face disciplinary actions, including suspension or expulsion.
Smoking, Drinking, Drugs
(Please Board Policy 502.07)
The board prohibits the distribution, dispensing, manufacture, possession, use, or being under the influence of beer, wine, alcohol, tobacco, other controlled substances, or “look alike” substances that appear to be tobacco, beer, wine, alcohol or controlled substances by students while on school district property or on property within the jurisdiction of the school district; while on school owned and/or operated school or chartered vehicles; while attending or engaged in school activities; and while away from school grounds if the misconduct will directly affect the good order, efficient management and welfare of the school district.
Violation of this policy by students will result in disciplinary action including suspension or expulsion.
Interviews of Students by Law Enforcement and Outside Agencies
(Please See Board Policy 502.09)
Generally, only parents and school officials can interview students.
Law enforcement or non-school individuals must request interviews through the principal’s office. The principal decides if the request is granted, usually informing parents and requesting their presence. The school aims for cooperation with law enforcement for criminal investigations or to maintain order. Administrators can call law enforcement for serious offenses.
Child abuse investigators can decide if a student should be interviewed alone or at school.
Students can’t be removed from school without the principal’s consent and a proper warrant.
(Please See Board Policy 502.11)
The Marshalltown Community School District recognizes that gangs and their activities can disrupt schools. A gang is defined as an ongoing group with criminal activities, identifiable name/sign, and a pattern of criminal behavior. The district prohibits gang-related activities by students, including wearing or displaying gang-related items, engaging in gestures or acts associated with gangs, soliciting gang membership, intimidating or threatening others, committing crimes, or inciting violence. The policy aims to prevent gang presence and activities on school grounds or during school events.
(Please See Board Policy 502.12)
The Marshalltown Community School District recognizes that gangs and their activities can disrupt schools. A gang is defined as an ongoing group with criminal activities, identifiable name/sign, and a pattern of criminal behavior. The district prohibits gang-related activities by students, including wearing or displaying gang-related items, engaging in gestures or acts associated with gangs, soliciting gang membership, intimidating or threatening others, committing crimes, or inciting violence.
(Please See Board Policy 503.01)
The Marshalltown Community School District’s philosophy is centered on maintaining a safe and conducive learning environment. Inappropriate student behavior that disrupts the school, infringes on others’ rights, or threatens safety is not tolerated. The district believes in the importance of discipline for success and emphasizes the shared responsibility between parents, staff, and students for developing positive behavior habits and attitudes. The district encourages a respectful and cooperative approach to discipline.
The jurisdiction of the school’s disciplinary policy covers student behavior on school property, during school activities, on school vehicles, and even off school grounds if the misconduct affects the school’s order and welfare. The consequences for misconduct are fair and appropriate considering the circumstances.
The school defines breach of discipline as any behavior that interferes with school order, education programs, or the rights of others. Examples include violence, disruptive conduct, disrespectful language, refusal to comply with authority, vandalism, smoking, possession or use of alcohol or drugs, display of racial bigotry, and violation of laws or Internet rules.
Assault and threats against school personnel are treated seriously. Assault is defined as intentional acts causing pain, fear, or offensive physical contact without justification, including pointing firearms or displaying dangerous weapons. However, acts within voluntary sports or activities that don’t create unreasonable risk are exempt.
Students who violate student conduct policies may face disciplinary actions such as removal from the classroom, detention, suspension (in and out), probation, or expulsion.
Special education students receive due process considerations under federal and state laws, and their individual educational programs are reviewed before expulsion hearings.
The district’s focus is on maintaining a safe, respectful, and conducive learning environment for all students.
Disciplinary Procedures And/Or Penalties (Responsibility)
(Please See Board Policy 503.01-R1)
The school’s discipline procedures and penalties involve both classroom teachers and administrators. Teachers are responsible for maintaining classroom discipline and may take actions such as verbal correction, denial of privileges, removal from class, detention, physical restraint, and requiring restitution for damages. In more serious cases, the building principal or designee gets involved.
If a student’s behavior disrupts the educational process or is of a serious nature, the classroom teacher can refer the matter to the building principal. The principal can implement various disciplinary actions, including suspension (in-school or out-of-school), probation, suspension to consider expulsion or long-term suspension, and expulsion. Restitution for damages may also be required.
In the case of suspension to consider expulsion or long-term suspension, a conference is arranged with the student, parents or guardians, and relevant school officials. The Board of Education holds a hearing within a specified time frame. Expulsion or long-term suspension involves removing a student from the school environment for a set period, complying with applicable laws for special education students.
Cooperation with law enforcement officials is noted, particularly in cases involving criminal actions. Police may be called if students are involved in fighting or criminal activities, leading to potential charges or involvement of juvenile authorities.
Ultimately, the Board of Education holds the authority for imposing expulsion or long-term suspension, as outlined in the school’s policies. The procedures are aimed at maintaining a safe and productive learning environment while addressing disciplinary issues effectively.
Student Conduct Regulation
(Please see Board Policy No. 503.01-R2)
The Marshalltown Community School District has a set of disciplinary actions for students who violate school rules:
Probation: This is a conditional suspension of a penalty for a specific time. It’s used for minor infractions and doesn’t require removing the student from school. The principal conducts an investigation, notifies the student and parents, and provides reasons for probation.
In-School Suspension: This involves temporarily isolating a student from one or more classes under administrative supervision. It’s for more serious infractions that don’t warrant expulsion. The principal investigates, notifies the student and parents, and limits in-school suspension to ten school days.
Out-of-School Suspension: Students can be suspended for up to ten school days when they commit gross or repeated violations of rules or pose a threat to the school environment. The principal conducts an investigation, provides oral or written notice to the student, and allows the student to respond. Parents are notified promptly, and efforts are made for personal notification. Written notice includes the reasons for suspension and relevant policies.
Special education students may have their Individual Education Program (IEP) reviewed, and non-special education students may be evaluated after suspension to determine if they need special education.
Before any suspension, due process must be followed, including an informal investigation, notice to the student, a hearing, and documentation. Immediate suspension may occur when a student’s presence endangers safety or interferes with school functioning. A hearing follows within three school days.
No more than one administrative suspension can be imposed for the same set of facts.
Expulsion and Long-Term Suspensions: These are serious measures and are only used when other school resources can’t address misconduct. The Board of Education can expel or suspend a student long-term after a hearing if they have committed serious or repeated violations of discipline. Conditions for readmission are determined by the Board.
In summary, the district has a range of disciplinary actions, from probation to expulsion, depending on the severity of the misconduct, and follows due process to ensure fairness.
(Please See Board Policy. 503.02)
Only the school board has the authority to expel a student from the school environment, which encompasses classes and activities. Expulsion can occur for violations of board policy, school rules, or the law. The board can choose to impose expulsion for a single serious offense or a series of offenses based on the nature and circumstances of the situation.
The superintendent has the discretion to recommend a student’s expulsion to the board for disciplinary reasons. The process involves notifying the student of the reasons for the proposed expulsion, providing information about witnesses and their testimonies, offering an opportunity for the student to defend themselves and present witnesses, allowing legal representation, and providing the student with written findings and results of the board’s decision.
Special education students are subject to additional procedures. A determination is made to ascertain whether the student is truly at fault. A team evaluates if the student’s behavior is linked to their disability or if the conduct results from an inappropriate placement. If the student’s behavior is unrelated to the disability, they can be expelled or suspended, following proper notice to the parent and the school’s expulsion hearing procedures. If the behavior is linked to the disability and a change in placement is recommended, the school district’s placement procedures are followed.
Fines, Fees, and Charges
(Please See Board Policy 503.03)
Marshalltown Community School District will provide students with educational materials, approved by the Board of Education, in all grades through the Senior High. The Board may establish reasonable fees for textbook rental and for purchase of consumable materials. Students may be assessed fines, charges, or fees for the materials needed in a course, for overdue school materials, for participating in activities, or for misuse of school property. Parents who meet financial eligibility standards can request a waiver or reduction of student fees.
Good Conduct Rule
(Board Policy 503.04)
Students who participate in extracurricular activities serve as ambassadors of the school district throughout the calendar year, whether away from school or at school. Students who wish to have the privilege of participating in extracurricular activities must conduct themselves in accordance with board policy and must refrain from engaging in activities which are illegal, immoral, unhealthy or which reflect adversely upon the student, his or her family, our school or our community.
Students who fail to abide by this policy and the administrative regulations supporting it may be subject to disciplinary measures.
Physical Restraint and Seclusion of Students
(Please See Board Policy 503.06)
The use of corporal punishment, mechanical restraint and/or prone restraint is prohibited in all schools. It may be necessary at times, however, to use physical restraint of a student to protect the student, others, or property from harm. Upon request, the student’s parents are given an explanation of the reasons for physical force.
On occasion, trained district employees and others may have to use behavior management interventions, physical restraint and/or seclusion of students. The goal of these interventions is to promote the dignity, care, safety, welfare and security of each child and the school community. With this objective in mind, the district will prioritize the use of the least restrictive behavioral interventions appropriate for the situation.
Student Scholastic Achievement
(Please See Board Policy 505.04)
No student is required, as part of any applicable program, funded by the United States Department of Education, to submit to a survey, analysis or evaluation that reveals information concerning:
• political affiliations or beliefs of the student or student’s parent or guardian:
• mental or psychological problems of the student or the student’s family;
• sex behavior or attitudes;
• illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating or demeaning behavior;
• critical appraisals of other individuals with whom respondents have close family relationships;
• legally recognized, privileged and analogous relationships, such as those of lawyers, physicians and ministers;
• religious practices, affiliations or beliefs of the student or student’s parent or guardian; or
• income, (other than that required by law to determine eligibility for participation in a program or for receiving financial assistance under such program);
without the prior consent of the student (if the student is an adult or emancipated minor), or in the case of an unemancipated minor, without the prior written consent of the parent.
Prior to an employee or contractor of the district providing information on a student enrolled in the district on any survey related to the social or emotional abilities, competencies or characteristics of the student; the district will provide the parent/guardian of the student detailed information related to the survey and obtain written consent of the parent/guardian of the student. This includes the person who created the survey, the person who sponsors the survey, how the information generated by the survey is used and how information generated by the survey is stored. This requirement will not prohibit a district employee from answering questions related to a student enrolled in the district as part of developing or implementing an individualized education program for the student.
Parent and Family Engagement
(Please See Board Policy 505.08)
The Marshalltown Community Schools are committed to involving parents and family members in the development and improvement of the district’s educational programs. This policy aims to establish a strong home-school partnership for the best education outcomes. The district will provide coordination, support, and technical assistance to facilitate parent involvement activities, including community partnerships. The policy emphasizes transparency, involving parents in decision-making, and providing information on curriculum, assessments, and student progress. The district conducts annual evaluations with input from parents, adapting strategies for more effective engagement. Parent meetings and conferences will be held at various times, and Title I funds can cover associated expenses. The district promotes collaboration with federal, state, and local programs and involves parents in planning, reviews, and improvements. A school/parent compact outlines shared responsibilities for student achievement. The policy ensures that parents receive information in an understandable format, including translations. The district also commits to training educators and staff on parent involvement, promoting partnerships for student success.
Education Records Access Annual Notice
(Please See Board Policy 506.01) FERPA grants parents and eligible students certain rights regarding education records:
- The right to inspect records within 45 days of requesting access. Parents or eligible students must submit a written request to the school principal.
- The right to request corrections to inaccurate or misleading records. If denied, they can request a hearing.
- The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information, except where FERPA permits disclosure without consent, such as to school officials with legitimate educational interests.
- The right to opt out of releasing directory information, except where permitted by law. Objections must be renewed annually.
- The school may share information from a student’s permanent record with parties related to the juvenile justice system. Consent is required after adjudication.
- The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education for FERPA non-compliance. Contact the Family Policy Compliance Office in Washington, DC. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:
Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education,
400 Maryland Avenue, SW,
Washington, DC, 20202- 8520
Student Directory Information
(Please See Board Policy 506.02)
The Marshalltown Community School District ensures the protection of parents’ and students’ rights under FERPA by adopting a policy. This policy designates certain student information as “directory information,” which can be made public.
For students, directory information consists of the following: the student’s name, grade level, date of birth, name of parent or guardian, major field of study, dates of attendance, participation in officially recognized activities or sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, degrees, honors, and awards received and a photograph or other likeness of the students.
You have the right to refuse the designation of any or all of the categories of personally identifiable information as directory information with respect to your student provided that you notify the school district in writing by September 15. The full policy is accessible on the district’s website, school buildings, and administrative offices.
Use of Directory Information
(Please See Board Policy 506.02-R1)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a federal law, mandates that the Marshalltown Community School District, with some exceptions, must obtain written consent before disclosing personally identifiable information from a student’s education records. However, the district can share “directory information” without written consent, unless parents have opted out following district procedures.
Directory information is typically non-sensitive and includes details like a student’s name, email address, major field of study, dates of attendance, photograph, birthdate and place, grade level, participation in school activities and sports, and the weight and height of athletic team members (only for middle school and high school). This information may be used in school publications like playbills, yearbooks, honor rolls, graduation programs, and sports activity sheets. It can also be disclosed to external organizations such as class ring manufacturers or yearbook publishers.
Furthermore, two federal laws require schools receiving assistance under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) to provide military recruiters with student information like names, addresses, and telephone listings unless parents have requested in writing that their child’s information not be shared.
If parents do not want the Marshalltown Community School District to disclose their child’s directory information without prior written consent, they must notify the district in writing by September 15.
(Please See Board Policy 603.05)
Students in grade levels kindergarten through twelve will receive, as part of their health education, instruction about personal health; food and nutrition; environmental health; safety and survival skills; consumer health; family life; human growth and development; substance abuse and non-use, including the effects of alcohol, tobacco, drugs and poisons on the human body; human sexuality; self-esteem; stress management; interpersonal relationships; emotional and social health; health resources; prevention and control of disease; and communicable diseases, including acquired immune deficiency syndrome. The purpose of the health education program is to help each student protect, improve and maintain physical, emotional and social well-being.
Parents who object to health education instruction in human growth and development may file a written request that the student be excused from the instruction.
(Please See Board Policy 603.09)
The Marshalltown Community School District values students’ ability to form their own opinions and beliefs, encouraging academic freedom. This concept extends to both licensed employees and students, allowing them to explore and discuss various viewpoints relevant to the subject matter in a respectful manner. Teachers are expected to avoid promoting biased positions, partisan causes, or religious views in the classroom. While expressing personal opinions is acceptable, teachers must make it clear that they are personal views, allowing students to form their own conclusions independently. The principal oversees the maintenance of academic freedom in the classroom, ensuring it is exercised appropriately.
Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) for High School Students
(Board Policy 604.06)
Postsecondary instructional opportunities are available as part of the development of each student’s individual career and academic plan as required by law. Please contact Marshalltown High School Administration for more information.
School Lunch Program
(Please See Board Policy 710.04)
Payment of Meals
Students have use of an individual meal account. When the balance reaches $0.00 a student may charge no more than THREE (3) meals or the cost of THREE (3) lunches to this account. When an account reaches this limit, a student shall not be allowed to charge further meals until the negative account balance is paid. Students will not be allowed to charge a la carte purchases to their account after the balance reaches $0.00. Funds may be deposited into the student account online through the District’s website or by bringing a check/ cash to the student’s school office, cafeteria or to the Food Service Office.
Students who qualify for free meals shall never be denied a reimbursable meal, even if they have accrued a negative balance from previous purchases. Schools are encouraged to provide a reimbursable meal to students with outstanding meal charge debt. If an alternate meal is provided, the meal must be the same meal presented in the same manner to any student requesting an alternate meal. Students with outstanding meal charge debt shall be allowed to purchase a meal if the student pays for the meal when it is received. A student who has charged the maximum allowance to the student account and cannot pay out of pocket for a meal, will be provided with an alternate meal at no cost that meets the minimum federal and state requirements. If a student elects not to select the alternate meal, the student’s account will be charged for the meal. Students with unpaid balances of $50.00 or more at the end of each month will be turned to collections.
Negative Account Balances
The school district will make reasonable efforts to notify families when meal account balances are low. Additionally, the school district will make reasonable efforts to collect unpaid meal charges classified as delinquent debt. The school district will coordinate communications with parents or guardians to resolve the matter of unpaid charges. Parents or guardians will be notified prior to becoming negative. Notifications of low balances will be sent out when the account balance is below $10.00. Parents or guardians will be notified of an outstanding negative balance once the negative balance reaches $0.00. Negative balances not paid prior to end of the school year or upon transfer out of the district, will be turned over to the superintendent or superintendent’s designee for collection. Options may include: collection agencies, small claims court, or any other legal method permitted by law.
School Nutrition Program Notices of Nondiscrimination- Iowa Nondiscrimination Statement
It is the policy of this CNP provider not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or religion in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.6, 216.7, and 216.9. If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by this CNP Provider, please contact the:
Iowa Civil Rights Commission
Grimes State Office Building
400 E 14th St, Des Moines, IA
phone number 515-281-4121 or 800-457-44 I6;
School Nutrition Program Notices of Nondiscrimination-USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found
online at: https://wwi.v.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination complaint, any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866-632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue
SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Buildings and Grounds-Safety Program
(Please See Board Policy 804.04)
The school district will properly manage both friable (easily crumbled) and non-friable (hard) asbestos-containing materials, ensuring their good condition and taking precautions when they are disturbed. If asbestos needs replacement, it will be replaced with non-asbestos materials. The district will follow the rules of AHERA (Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act), allocate funding for required actions, and appoint and train individuals as necessary to fulfill the regulations.
Use of Recording Devices on School Property
The Marshalltown Community School District Board of Directors has authorized the use of recording devices on school district property. The recording devices will be used to enhance safety and security within the educational environment. Students, employees, and parents are hereby notified that the content of the recording may be used in a student or employee disciplinary proceeding. The content of the recording may be confidential student records and will be retained with other student records. Recordings will only be retained if necessary for use in a student or employee disciplinary proceeding or other matter as determined necessary by the administration. Parents may request to view the recording of their child if the recordings are used in a disciplinary proceeding involving their child.
It is the policy of the MCSD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Director of Human Resources and Equity Nora Ryan.