Annual Notices


As required by law, we are notifying you regarding the following policies and procedures of the Pulaski Community School District.  The information provided below is a summation of policy content.    All district policies are available on our website.

1.         Directory Information (Board policies JO, JO-ADM)

Wisconsin Statutes stipulate that certain information contained in student records entitled “Directory Data” may be released to specified organizations or institutions as selected by the School District. For matters relating to school attendance, alleged criminal or delinquent activity, or for emergency health or safety reasons, a student’s name, address, telephone number and school grade of attendance will be released to law enforcement agencies, the District attorney, city attorney or corporation counsel, the county department or a court of record or municipal court.

 

Additionally, the following “Directory Data” information may be released to the institutions or organizations specified below:


  1. Student’s name, address, and school grade of attendance will be released to the following:

  1. Post-secondary educational institutions (students within one year of graduation).

  2. The United States Military Services.

  3. Vendors designated as official providers of school-related services (e.g. school photographers).


  1. Student’s name, school, grade level, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, photographs, and awards received may be released to:

    1. School publications such as the Yearbook, Team Rosters, etc.

    2. District-sponsored publications

    3. Media

 

These regulations shall be published on the District website. Notice of this policy, including access to the Opt-out Form, will be presented annually to families during the annual enrollment or registration process. After the notice and before the initial release of information, the District will allow a reasonable amount of time (14 days) for a parent, legal guardian, guardian ad litem of any pupil or adult student to inform the school that all or any part of the directory data may not be released without prior written consent of the parent, legal guardian or guardian ad litem of any pupil or adult student.

 

If “Directory Data” is requested by any person or other institutions or organizations, a request to include the population and intended use of the data, must be submitted in writing to the Superintendent. Directory Data, limited to parent/guardian names and addresses, may be released in a format provided by the District upon receipt of payment for costs associated with filling the request.

 

Legal Reference:

Wis. Stats. 118.125



2. Nondiscrimination Statement (Board policy ACA, ACB)  

It is the policy of the Pulaski Community School District that no person may be denied the benefits of, or be discriminated against in any curricular, extra-curricular, pupil service, recreational, or other program or activity because of the person's age, sex, race, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability or handicap as required by S. 118.13, Wisconsin Statutes. This policy does not intend to prohibit the provision of special programs or services based on objective standards of individual need or performance to meet the needs of pupils, including gifted/talented, special education, school-age parents, bilingual, bicultural, at risk, and other special programs or programs designed to overcome the effects of past discrimination. This policy also prohibits discrimination as defined by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972(sex), Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (race and national origin), and Section 504 (handicap) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.



The district encourages informal resolution of complaints under this policy. A formal complaint resolution procedure is available. To address allegations of violations of the policy in the Pulaski School District or ask any questions concerning Section 118.13 Wisconsin Statutes, or Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, should be directed to:


Title IX Coordinator- Nicole Borley, Director of Student Services

Pulaski Community School District P. O. Box 36

Pulaski, WI 54162

(920) 822-6020


Inquiries related to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which prohibits discrimination on the basis of handicap, should be directed to:


Section 504 Coordinator- Nicole Borley, Director of Student Services

Pulaski Community School District

P. O. Box 36

Pulaski, WI 54162

(920) 822-6020



3. Electronic Communication Devices (Board policy JFCF, IIBG, IIBG ADM)

The Pulaski Community School District recognizes the value technology devices add to the educational experience of all students as well as aid in improving communication with parents.  Therefore, the use of personally-owned wireless electronic devices (WED) including laptops, netbooks, ipods, cell phones and others are permitted for students in grades 3-12.  

Such possession or use of the WED may not, in any way,


  1. Disrupt the educational process in the school district

  2. Endanger the health or safety of the student or anyone else

  3. Invade the rights of others at school

  4. Involve in illegal or prohibited conduct of any kind


In addition, students shall not be allowed any personal use during class time nor shall they access personal data plans while in school.


In addition to the guidelines outlined in this policy, the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) of the Pulaski Community School District applies to personal devices that are brought to school.  These guidelines are in effect while the student is on school premises. School premises include any place which is owned, rented, or under the control of the Pulaski Community School District.

Possession or use of any WED by a student is a privilege, which may be forfeited by any student who fails to abide by the terms of this policy.  
 

This rule will be part of the annual student information packet provided to enrolling students.



4. Student Attendance (Board policy IKB, JED, JED-ADM, JEDA)

The Pulaski Community School District recognizes the importance of regular school attendance to student achievement and is committed to doing whatever it can to encourage students to attend school regularly.  Student attendance policies are included in the student handbook.  Please refer to your child’s school handbook for building-specific details.


  1. their right to request the school board to provide the student with program or curriculum modifications as outlined in section 118.15(1)(d) of the state statutes, and

  2. the decision-making process to be used in responding to such requests under sections 118.15(dm) and (e) of the state statutes.



5. Asbestos

An Asbestos Management Plan for all buildings in the Pulaski Community School District is available for public inspection during regular business hours at the office of the Buildings and Grounds Director, by appointment only, when such appointment is made with the designated person at least one (1) working day in advance. Any request to view the plan will be honored by the designated person within five (5) working days of the receipt of such a request.


Copies of the document are available from the district offices at a cost of $1.00 for the first page and 25 cents per page thereafter, upon five (5) days' written request.

Under AHERA (Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act), all primary and secondary schools are required to develop and implement a plan for managing all building materials which contain asbestos.  Included in the AHERA Act is the requirement to annually notify all workers and building occupants (or their guardians) of asbestos-related activities.


Beginning in 1988, all buildings owned, leased, or “under the control of” the School District were inspected by EPA accredited inspectors, with building material samples analyzed by an independent laboratory.  Based on the inspection, the School District prepared and the state approved a comprehensive management plan for managing the asbestos.


Where the asbestos-containing materials are found, the District has in place an Operations and Maintenance program.


The District has accomplished the following compliance mandates regarding the administration of asbestos in school buildings:

 

  • Environmental Management Consulting, Inc. (EMC) was contracted to be the school’s consultant for asbestos.

    • The District is continuing with the Operations and Maintenance Program as designed for the School District.  This ensures that all asbestos materials are kept in good condition.


    • Periodic “surveillance” in each area containing asbestos has been completed every six months by our consultant.  Also, the buildings are re-inspected by an accredited inspector every three years.


 All outside contractors shall contact the lead maintenance person before commencing work.


A copy of the Asbestos Management Plan is available for review by contacting the school office. Questions related to this plan should be directed to the designated Asbestos Program Manager, who can be reached at 822-6082.


Our goal at the District is to be in full compliance with asbestos regulations. 

It is our policy to maintain a safe and healthful environment for our students and our staff members. 


 

6. Tobacco Use on School Premises (Board policy JFCH, JFCH-ADM)

The Pulaski School District prohibits the use of tobacco products on school district property. This shall include school buildings, grounds, and school owned vehicles.  Please refer to school board policies for additional information.



7. Access to Extracurricular Activities  (Board policy JFJ)   

An extracurricular and recreational activities program shall be offered to students in the Pulaski Community School District schools. Participation in these activities and programs shall be in accordance with established school activity codes.


The Board of Education shall encourage full participation by all elementary grade pupils, kindergarten through grade 8, as well as high school students in these programs and activities.


Students who violate school and/or activity codes shall be subject to the consequences.


The district shall not discriminate in admission to any program or activity, standards, and rules of behavior, disciplinary actions or facilities usage on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, physical, mental, emotional or learning disability or handicap. Discrimination complaints shall be processed in accordance with established procedures.



8. Student Records (Board policies JO, JO-ADM)

Schools must take reasonable precautions to ensure that data in student records is reliable and is not misused. Maintaining confidentiality of student records is an obligation of the school. Student record information may be disclosed to people outside the school only with student and/or parent/guardian consent, unless the disclosure without consent is required or authorized by law. Parents/guardians and adult students have the right to…

 

  • Inspect, review, and obtain copies of the student’s record.

  • Request an amendment of the school records if they believe the record is inaccurate, misleading or other in violation of the student’s rights of privacy.

  • Consent to disclosure of the student’s school records, except to the extent state and federal law authorizes disclosure without consent.

  • Be informed of the categories of record information which has been designated as directory data and their right to deny the disclosure of same.

  • File a complaint.

  • Request the district not disclose the secondary school student’s name, address or telephone    number to military recruiters or institutions of higher education without prior consent.


Student records are available to law enforcement officers who are individually designated by the school board and assigned to the school district, in addition to district employees who are required by the DPI to hold a license and to other school district officials who have been determined by the school board to have legitimate educational interests, including safety interests, in the records.


The District forwards records to other schools that have requested the records and in which the student seeks or intends to enroll, or is already enrolled, as long as the disclosure is for purposes related to the student’s enrollment or transfer.


Please refer to school board policies for additional information.



9. Student Religious Accommodations (Board policies AC, ACB, IFF)

All students shall be provided reasonable accommodations for sincerely held religious beliefs with regard to examination and academic requirements. See the “Nondiscrimination” notice in this publication for the process for receiving and resolving complaints. (Wisconsin Admin Code PI 41.04 (1)(A))


10. Student Locker Searches  (Board policies JFG, JFG – ADM)

Pulaski Community School District has adopted a locker search policy specifying that the board retains ownership and possessory control of all student lockers and designating the school official, employee or agent positions that may conduct locker searches.  Designated school or district officials, employees or agents may search a student's locker without the consent of the student, without notifying the student and without obtaining a search warrant.


Please refer to school board policies for additional information.



11. Elector Registration Information

Per state law, principals of Pulaski high school shall communicate elector registration information to students. (Wis. Stats. § 6.28 (2)(b)


12. Recruiter Access to Students/Records (Board policy JO, JO-ADM)  

Pulaski Community School District is required to provide, on request made by military recruiters or an institution of higher education, access to secondary school students’ names, addresses and telephone listings unless access to such information has been restricted by the secondary school student or the student’s parents by writing the High School Principal.


Districts receiving federal education funds are required to notify adult students and parents of secondary school (high school) students under the age of 18:

  1. That the secondary (high school) student or parent of the student may submit a written request to the district that the student’s name, address and telephone listing not be released to military recruiters or institutions of higher education without prior written parental consent; and

  2. That the district must comply with such request.


13. Youth Options Program (Board policy IGCF, IGCF-ADM)

The Youth Options Program was created by the Wisconsin State Legislature and allows 11th and 12th grade public high school students to enroll in courses at post-secondary institutions of higher education with fees and tuition paid by their school districts.  In addition to high school graduation requirements, credits can be applied toward a technical certificate, associate or bachelor’s degree, to learn more about a field of interest, and/or to develop specific skills for entering the work-force after high school graduation.


Students interested in participating shall inform the District of their intention to take postsecondary courses under this program, prior to enrollment in the course(s) and within designated timelines.



14. Meningococcal Disease Information

School districts must provide information to parents/guardians of children enrolled in grades 6-12 with   information about meningococcal disease including: o Causes and symptoms of the disease,

Meningococcal disease includes meningococcal meningitis and meningococcemia. Meningococcal meningitis is a severe form of meningitis (inflammation of the meninges, the tissues that cover the brain and spinal cord) caused by the bacterium neisseria meningitidis. Meningococcemia is an infection of the blood with neisseria meningitidis. A person may have either meningococcal meningitis or meningococcemia, or both at the same time.


The signs and symptoms of meningococcal disease can vary widely, but include sudden onset of high fever, headache, vomiting, stiff neck and a rash. Sensitivity to light, sleepiness and confusion may also occur. Symptoms may be difficult to detect in infants and the infant may only appear lethargic, irritable, have vomiting, or be feeding poorly.


As the disease progresses, patients of any age may have seizures. meningococcal disease is fatal in 8-15% of cases.


How it is spread,

The meningococcus bacteria are spread by direct contact with respiratory and oral secretions (saliva, sputum or nasal mucus) of an infected person.


How to obtain additional information about the disease and the availability, effectiveness and risks

of vaccinations against the disease.

There are two vaccines (Menomune®, Menactra) that will protect against four of the types of meningococcus, including 2 of the 3 types most common in the U.S. (serogroup C, Y, and W-135) and a type that causes epidemics in Africa (serogroup A).


Meningococcal vaccines cannot prevent all types of the disease (neither protect against type B). The vaccine is recommended in some outbreak situations or for travelers to areas of the world where high rates of the disease are known to occur. College freshman living in dormitories should consider receiving the vaccine due to their slightly elevated risk of acquiring the disease.


In 2005, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended that children receive the new meningococcal vaccine (Menactra) at their routine 11-12 year old doctor’s visit and that for the next two to three years, teens entering high school should also be vaccinated.


Additional information about meningococcal disease is available from the following web link: http://www.dhfs.state.wi.us/communicable/factsheets/PDFfactsheets/Meningococcal_42072_0504l.pdf.



15. Human Growth and Development Instruction (Board policy IGBD)

Pulaski Community School District offers Human Growth and Development Instruction and will provide parents/guardians:

  • an outline of the human growth and development curriculum used at their child’s grade level

  • information about how they can inspect the actual curriculum and instructional materials

  • an explanation that no student may be required to take instruction in human growth and development generally or in specified subjects within the program if the parent/guardian files a written request that the student be exempted

  • a statement that students exempted from human growth and development instruction will still receive instruction in the subjects under section 118.01(2) (d)2c of the state statutes (knowledge of physiology and hygiene, sanitation, the effects of controlled substances and alcohol upon the human system, symptoms of disease and the proper care of the body), unless exempted, and section 118.01 (2) (d) 8 of the state statutes (knowledge of effective means by which students may recognize, avoid, prevent and halt physically or psychologically intrusive or abusive situations which may be harmful to students).


Please refer to school board policies for additional information.



16. Special Education (Board policy IGBA, IGBAB)

Pulaski Community School District affirms its responsibility to make appropriate special education programs and related services available to students with disabilities in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations.


The District recognizes that special education programs and services are a part of the total educational program in the District and not a separate entity.  Pulaski Community Schools also recognizes the legal requirements that students with disabilities be educated in the least restrictive environment that is appropriate to their individual needs.  Consistent with this philosophy the District believes that:


  • Students with disabilities participate to the maximum extent possible in regular education programs- academic, non-academic and co-curricular, along with students who do not have disabilities.  Special education classes, separate schooling or other removal of students with disabilities from a regular educational environment should occur only when the severity of the disability cannot be accommodated within the regular education setting with support or supplementary aides and services.

  • Students with disabilities be in chronologically age appropriate environments.

  • Specific educational programs and services for a student with a disability be determined by an individualized education program (IEP) team and be based on the assessment of the student’s individual needs.  Students with disabilities shall participate in academic assessments required by law, with or without accommodations, or alternative assessments as outlined in the student’s IEP.


The district utilizes and maintains a special education handbook that outlines guidelines and procedures to be used by District staff.  The special education administrator shall review special education programming in the District and make recommendations as appropriate.  The handbook also includes a section that outlines specific policies and procedures related to students with disabilities.  This section of the handbook shall meet legal requirements and will be adopted by the Board of Education.  Updates will be provided and added to the legal section of the handbook based on changes dictated in federal, state or case law.  Major revisions in special education law will require an update of the handbook and presentation to the school board.


Within the parameters of state and federal laws governing the operation of programs for students with disabilities, there are due process safeguards for parent rights and appeal.  Such provisions shall be adhered to by the District.

Please refer to school board policies for additional information.

 

17. Special Needs Scholarship Programs

This notice serves to inform parents and guardians of students with disabilities that the State of Wisconsin has established the Special Needs Scholarship Program. Under this scholarship program and as further specified in state law, a child with a disability who has been denied the opportunity to attend a nonresident school district under the full-time open enrollment program may be eligible to receive a scholarship from the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) that allows the child to attend an eligible private school that is participating in the Special Needs Scholarship Program.

This is a state-administered program. A parent or guardian who is interested in the Special Needs Scholarship Program should independently verify the participating private schools and the specific terms, eligibility criteria, and application procedures of the scholarship program with the DPI.

Some of the initial eligibility requirements that a child must meet in order to receive  a program scholarship that covers attendance at an eligible private school beginning  in the 2016-2017 school year include:


  • The child, or the child’s parent or guardian on behalf of the child, must have  submitted the required pplication for a program scholarship to th eligibl  private school that the child will attend.

  • An individualized education program,or services plan as defined under 34  C.F.R. § 300.37 of the federal special education regulations, must have been completed for the child.

  • The child must have applied to attend a public school in one or more nonresident school districts under the state’s full-time open enrollment program (see section 118.51 of the state statutes) for either the 2011-2012,  2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, or 2015-2016 school year, and all of the open enrollment application(s) submitted for any of those school years must have been denied for one of several specified reasons (including having the DPI affirm the denials if the parent or guardian submitted an appeal).

  • The child must have attended a public school in Wisconsin for the 2015-2016 school year.


The Special Needs Scholarship Program is further defined under section 115.7915 of the state statutes.The initial eligibility requirements that a child must meet in order to receive a program scholarship that covers attendance at an eligible private school beginning in the 2017-2018 (or beginning in any later school year) are different from the requirements listed above.  Additional information should be available on the website of the Wisconsin Departrment of Public Instruction: http://dpi.wi.gov



18. Title 1 Programs (Board policies ABB, ACA, ACC, ACC-ADM)

School districts receiving federal Title I program funds under the ESSA are required to provide the following information and notices to parents and/or the public:


  • Title I Parent and  Family Engagement Policy: School districts and schools receiving federal Tide 1 program funds are required by the ESSA [20 U.S.C. § 6318(a)2 and (b)] to notify parents of their parent and family engagement policy in an understandable and uniform  format and,  to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand.

    • The District encourages parents to be involved in the planning, review, and improvement of Title I programs, including their participation in the development of the plan and the processs for school review and improvement

    • Meetings will be conducted with parents including a provision for flexible scheduling and whatever assistance the District may be able to provide parents in order to better ensure their attendance at meetings, and for providing information in a language the parnets can understand.

    • Meetings will include review and explanation of the curriculum, means of assessments, and the proficiency levels students are expected to achieve and maintain.

    • Opportunities will be provided for parents to formulate suggestions, interact and share experiencs with other parents, and participate appropriately in the decision-making about the program and revisions to the plan.

    • Information concerning school performance profiles and their child’s individual performance will be communicated to the parents.

    • parents will be provided with assistance (Examples:  literacy training and technology, math strategies, etc) in providing help to their children in achieving the objectives of the program by such means as ensuring regular attendance, homework help, and other parenting strategies and tools.

    • The District will provide a timely response to parental questions and concerns.

    • The District will provide coordination, technical assistance and support necessary to assist Title I schools to develop effective parental participation activities to improve academic achievement and school performance.

    • The District shall ensure that a school-parent compact which outlines the responsibilities of the school staff, the parents and student for academic improvement is developed and signed each year for each Title I student.


  • Title I -Parents’ Right to Know

    • School districts receiving federal Title I program funds are required by the ESSA [20 U.S.C. § 6312(e)1 A] to notify the parents of each student attending any school receiving such funds that they may request and obtain  information regarding the professional qualifications of their child's classroom teachers, including at a minimum:


(1)  Whether the student's teacher(s)  have  met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction,

(2) Whether the teacher(s) is teaching under emergency or provisional status in which the state requirements have been waived.

(3) The undergraduate major of the teacher(s) and the area of study and any certificates for any graduate degrees earned.

(4)  The qualifications of any paraprofessionals providing services to their child(ren).

(5) In addition, the parents shall be provided:

  1. information on the level of achievement of their child(ren) on the required state academic assessments:

  2. timely notice if the parent’s child has been assigned, or has been taught for four (4) or more consecutive weeks by, a teacher who is not “highly qualified”.

  3. a notification when their school has been named a Title I Priority or Focus School


Parents who request teacher and/or paraprofessional qualification information must be provided the information in a timely manner, in a uniform format (including alternative formats as requested), and, to the extent possible, in a language that parents can understand.  


  • Student Assessment Information:


  • School  districts receiving federal Title 1  program funds  are  required by the  ESSA ( 20 U.S.C. §6312(e)2A)  to notify the parents of each student attending any school  receiving such  funds  that  the parents may request  information regarding state or local school district policies regarding student participation in any assessments  mandated by law and by the district. When  parents request  this information, the district will  provide it in a timely manner. The information provided must  include a policy,  procedure or parental  right  to opt their  child out  of the mandated assessments, where  applicable. State law (section 118.30(2)(b) of the state statutes) establishes  a parental right  to excuse their child  from taking the state-mandated examinations in grades 4, 8, 9, 10 and  11.  According to the DPI, our district will also honor parent requests to excuse their child from state-mandated testing at grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 at their discretion and on an individual basis.  A parent must submit a written request for student opt-out of the state assessment to the principal. For further information regarding assessment, please see the Department of Public Instruction website section Assessment Information for Families FAQ and the Learning Services Assessment System webpage



  • Student Achievement Level and Academic Growth on  State Academic Assessments:  Each school receiving Title I   funds is required by the ESSA [20  U.S.C. § 6312(e) 1 B(i)]  to provide  each individual parent of a child who is a student in such school, information on the achievement level and academic growth of their child on each of the state academic assessments.  Individual profile/score sheets will be sent home with a letter from the principal in a timely manner when the state assessment results have been released from the Department of Public Instruction/test vendor.



   Please refer to school board policies for additional information.



19. Programs for English Language Learners (Board Policies IGBI, IGBI-ADM)

According to the ESSA [20 U.S.C. § 63ll(h)(3)], a school district that uses federal education  funds to provide a language instruction educational program for English learners must,  no later than 30 days after the beginning of the school year, inform  parents of an English learner identified for participation or participating in such a program the following information:

(1)  the reasons for the identification of their child as an English learner and in need of placement in a language instruction educational  program.

(2)  the child's level of English proficiency, how such level was assessed, and the status of the child's academic achievement;

(3)  the methods of instruction used in the program in which the child is, or will be, participating and the methods  of instruction used in other available programs, including how such programs differ in content, instructional goals, and the use of English and a native language in instruction;

(4)  how the program in which their child is, or will be, participating will meet the educational  strengths and needs of their child;

(5)  how the program will specifically help their child learn English and  meet age-appropriate academic achievement  standards for grade promotion and graduation;

(6)  the specific exit requirements  for the program, including the expected rate of transition from the program into classrooms that are not tailored for English learners, and the expected rate of graduation from high school (including four-year adjusted cohort  graduation  rates for the program) if federal education funds are used for children in high schools;

(7)  in the case of a child with a disability, how the program meets the child's individualized education  program (IEP) objectives; and

(8) information  pertaining to parental  rights that includes written  guidance: (a) detailing  the right that parents have to have their child immediately  removed from the program upon  their request; (b) detailing  the options  that  parents have to decline to enroll their child in the program or to choose another  program or method  of instruction, if available; and (c) assisting parents in selecting among various programs and methods  of instruction, if more than one program or method  is offered by the district.


  Please refer to school board policies for additional information.

 

20. Education for Employment Program

The PI 26 is a state law that asserts the school board of the Pulaski Community School District shall provide access to an education for employment program approved by the state superintendent. The purpose of education for employment programs is to prepare elementary and secondary pupils for employment, to promote cooperation between business and industry and public schools, and to establish a role for public schools in the economic development of Wisconsin. This information can be found on our website

 

21. Academic and Career Planning Services for Students

Academic and Career Planning, or ACP, is a student-driven, adult-supported process in which students create and cultivate their own unique and information-based visions for post-secondary success, obtained through self-exploration, career exploration, and the development of career management and planning skills."  The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (http://dpi.wi.gov/acp) in the PI26 legislation requires  public school districts to provide academic and career planning services to students in grades 6 through 12 beginning in the 2017-18 school year. These new academic and career planning requirements connect school districts’ education for employment plans and programs to the new academic and career planning requirements. You can find this information on our website. (link page)


22. Child Nutrition Programs (Free and Reduced Lunch)(Board policy EF)

The District participates in the USDA child nutrition programs (e.g., National School Lunch or Breakfast Programs and special milk programs). Your family may be eligible for free or reduced priced meals/milk. Applications and information about the program are provided at registration and are available in each school building.



23. Meal Charge Policy Notification  – (Board policies EFG & EFG ADM)

The Pulaski Community School District endeavors to maintain the fiscal integrity of the District’s food service program and to encourage appropriate household responsibility for the payment of costs that a student incurs in the use of the program, while also pursuing the critically important goals of providing students with adequate nutrition and minimizing the extent to which any student is stigmatized because the student has insufficient funds to pay for a meal or because the student’s household owes a debt within the food service program.


  1. Administration through the Director of Food Services will implement the following rules including:

    1. Ensuring that the rule is clearly communicated to school families and to District employees who have responsibility for the application and enforcement of the rule.

    2. Monitoring the nutritional, fiscal, and operation impacts of the District’s approach to meal charges, collections, and providing reports and recommendations for changes and improvements.

    3. Coordinating the implementation and enforcement of the rule with the administration and staff.


  1. Students may not be permitted to purchase a meal or other a la carte items resulting in a negative balance in an amount over $10.00, but will instead be provided an alternative meal until the school collects delinquent lunch accounts.


  1. In addition to the rule accompanying this policy addressing the student meal charges and account collections, it is the policy of the District that non-student adults who are permitted to purchase meals or other items resulting in a negative balance in an amount over $10.00, with payment due immediately upon notice of the balance.
     

24. Student Privacy (Board policy IFF)

School districts that receive federal funds for any program administered by the U.S. Department of Education are required by the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment [20 U.S.C. § 1232(h)] to provide reasonable notice of their student privacy policies directly to parents at least annually at the beginning of the school year.


In addition, districts receiving federal education funds are also required to notify parents at least annually at the beginning of the school year of the specific and approximate dates during the school year when the following activities are scheduled or expected to be scheduled:
 

    1. Activities involving the collection, disclosure or use of personal information collected from students for the purpose of marketing or for selling that information (or otherwise providing that information to others for that purpose).

     

    1. The administration of any survey containing information related to one or more of the following items:

    • political affiliations or beliefs of the student or the student's parent;

    • mental and 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 students have close family relationships;

    • legally recognized privileged or analogous relationships such as those of lawyers, physicians and ministers;

    • religious practices, affiliations or beliefs of the student or student's parent; or

    • income, other than that required by law to determine eligibility for participation in a program or for receiving financial assistance under such a program.

    (3) Any non-emergency, invasive physical examination or screening that is: (a) required as a condition of attendance, (b) administered by the school and scheduled by the school in advance, and (c) not necessary to protect the immediate health and safety of the student or other students.

     

    Please refer to school board policies for additional information.

     
25.             Education of Homeless Children and Youth (ACA, ACB)

The McKinney-Vento Act defines children and youth who are homeless (twenty-one years of age and younger) as:
 

  • Children and youth sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason (sometimes referred to as double-up); living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations; living emergency or transitional shelters; abandoned in hospitals; or awaiting foster care placement.

  • Children and youth who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designated for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.

  • Children and youth who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings.

  • Migratory children who qualify as homeless because they are living in circumstances described above.

There shall be immediate enrollment and school participation, even if educational and medical records and proof of residency are not available. All educational opportunities and related opportunities for homeless students (preschool to age 21), including unaccompanied youth, shall be the same as for the general student population.

Enrollment and transportation rights, including transportation to the school of origin. “School of origin” is defined as the school the child or youth attended when permanently housed or the school in which the child or youth was last enrolled.

Meaningful opportunities for parents to participate in the education of their children. These shall include: special notices of events, parent-teacher conferences, newsletters, and access to student records.

 

26. School Performance Report

The Annual School Performance Report (SPR) is available to all citizens of the Pulaski Community School District on the District’s website: www.pulaskischools.org  The SPR is located on the website under “District Information” / “School Performance Report”.  All copies that have been released by the Department of Public Instruction are currently available.  A printed copy can be requested by calling the District Office at 920-822-6001.



27. Student Bullying (Board policies JFC, JFCG)

All student behavior should be based on respect and consideration for the rights of others.  Harassment and/or bullying of students are activities that disrupt the learning process and are harmful to the well being of students and therefore they will not be tolerated in the Pulaski Community School District.  Please refer to school board policies for additional information.



28. Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)

An Indoor Environmental Quality(IEQ) Management Plan for all buildings in the Pulaski Community School District is available for public inspection during regular business hours at the office of the Buildings and Grounds Director, by appointment only, when such appointment is made with the designated person at least one (1) working day in advance. Any request to view the plan will be honored by the designated person within five (5) working days of the receipt of such a request.


Copies of the document are available from the district offices at a cost of $1.00 for the first page and 25 cents per page thereafter, upon five (5) days' written request.


The Indoor Environmental Quality(IEQ) in Schools Task Force (IEQ Task Force) was created by

2009 Wisconsin Act 96. The purpose of the task force was to make recommendations to the

State Superintendent for the development of a model management plan for maintaining indoor

environmental quality reflecting best management practices, indoor environmental quality

training requirements for school district or private employees who are responsible for the

operation and maintenance of schools, educational materials relating to indoor environmental

quality in schools, and model specifications for the design and construction of school facilities or

additions to school facilities. 

As required in WI Stat. 118.075 (3) and (4), the School District  maintains indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in schools with measures that include quality heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, moisture control, integrated pest management, cleaning and maintenance schedules, appropriate materials selection, routine building inspections by maintenance personnel, appropriate training of staff, and communication.

Reporting

The School District encourages the prompt reporting and resolution of any and all IEQ concerns to provide a healthy and comfortable environment for students, staff, and visitors and avoid unnecessary costs related to the neglect of IEQ issues.

The School District’s procedures for the reporting of IEQ concerns are outlined under the responsibilities of the IEQ coordinator. A form will be provided for staff, students, parents or members of the public to report IEQ concerns in writing. This form is electronically available to administrative staff at the school district web site.   

 A copy of the Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) Management Plan is available for review by contacting the Director of Facilities. Questions related to this plan should be directed to the designated IEQ Coordinator for the District’s facilities, who can be reached at 822-6080.

It is our policy to maintain a safe and healthful environment for our students and our staff members. 

 

29.   Academic Standards

As required by recent state legislation (2015 Wisconsin Act 55) effective on July 14, 2015 and approved by the Pulaski School Board on August 19, 2015, we are notifying you regarding academic standards adopted in the Pulaski Community School District. Based on this legislation, we are required to notify parents and guardians about the specific content areas and academic subjects of mathematics, science, reading and writing, geography, and history.  

The Pulaski Community School District has always maintained a focus on strong academic programs at all levels and providing developmentally appropriate learning opportunities for all students. Our focus includes high academic standards, world-class music, arts, and career / technical education programs to compliment our core offerings, and student services programs to meet the needs of all learners.

Pursuant to section 120.12(13)(b) and section 118.30(1g)(a) of the state statutes,  for the 2015-16 school year, instruction within the Pulaski Community School District will be based upon adopted Pulaski Academic Standards in the content areas of math, literacy, science and social studies, which were guided and informed by state, national and professional organization academic standards.

Adopted Pulaski Academic Standards for all content areas can be located at the  Learning Services website  in the tab called Grade Level Standards/Learning Targets as well as on the Parents Links and Resources  on the Pulaski Community School Districts website.  We welcome you to take a look at all of our adopted standards and benchmarks for all subject areas in our district.  Inquiries regarding Pulaski Academic Standards can be directed to:

Director of Learning Services

Pulaski Community School District, PO Box 36

Pulaski WI 54162

(920) 822-6018



30. School Accountability Report

The School Report Card, using multiple measures of student learning, provides valuable guidance on how our schools are doing and where they can improve. The report cards help all Wisconsin public schools get a better picture of how well they help children learn, advance to the next grade, and graduate ready for college and career.


Parents can view each school’s report card here


 Additional school accountability information is available at http://oea.dpi.wi.gov/accountability



31. Educational Options

The Pulaski Community School District offers a wide variety of educational options to children who live in the District and to students who attend our schools under Open Enrollment.


Our schools offer many great opportunities and activities for children and families, and we welcome open-enrolled students! The open enrollment program allows students outside the Pulaski Community School District to enroll in our schools without paying tuition.  Visit our website for more information on how to enroll at Pulaski.


There are many reasons to enroll in our schools, starting with the performance of our district as highlighted in our report card from the state of Wisconsin. The Pulaski Community School District was awarded the designation of “exceed expectations” by the state.  Hillcrest Elementary School, Lannoye Elementary School, Pulaski Community Middle School, and Pulaski High School also exceed state expectations, and Fairview Elementary School, Glenbrook Elementary School, and Sunnyside Elementary School met expectations. The full version of our report cards can be accessed at the following link: https://apps2.dpi.wi.gov/reportcards/, by searching “school report card” on the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction website, or on our District website at http://www.pulaskischools.org/about/school-report-cards.cfm.  


The Pulaski Community School District offers an educational pathway and instructional program those progresses from Four-Year-Old Kindergarten (4K) through 12th grade. Some of the specific educational programs offered to eligible students who are enrolled in and attending the District’s schools include:


  • Early World Language Program

  • Digital Learning Initiative, offering increased access to technology for all students

  • Advanced Placement and College Credit Courses

  • Project Lead the Way, a pre-engineering program

  • Early childhood special education

  • Special education for students with disabilities

  • English language learner

  • Gifted and Talented for Advanced Learners

  • Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs

  • Visual Arts, Music, Performing Arts, and Drama

  • Personalized learning and individualized programs

  • Alternative education program(s)

  • At-risk education (e.g., for students identified as being at-risk of not graduating high school)

  • Summer school programming


Additional Educational Options


Eligible students who are enrolled in the District have the opportunity to attend other educational institutions on a part-time basis through two programs:


  • The Course Options Program, which provides opportunities to apply for approval to take up to 2 courses at a time at another educational institution; is subject to state and local eligibility requirements, including the stipulation that the courses must satisfy a high school graduation requirement; and includes certain District-approved, dual-credit opportunities that the District offers in conjunction with a partner institution of higher education.

  • The Youth Options Program, which provides opportunities to apply for approval to take courses at certain institutions of higher education; and is available to students who are enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade.  Eligible students who reside in the District also have the opportunity enroll full-time at another school, program, or educational institution through the following programs:


  • High school students meeting certain age and other eligibility requirements may be permitted to attend a technical college or certain other programs for the purpose of completing a program leading to the student’s high school graduation or to a high school equivalency diploma.

  • Full-time Open Enrollment involving physical attendance in a public school of a nonresident district or attendance through a virtual charter school that is associated with a nonresident school district.

  • Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, a child with a disability who meets the program’s specific eligibility requirements may apply to attend an eligible, participating private school under a scholarship awarded through the state’s “Special Needs Scholarship Program,” as established under section 115.7915 of the state statutes.


Educational options for children who reside in the PCSD but who are enrolled in and attending a private school or home-based private educational program include the following:


  • Such students have the opportunity to attend PCSD summer school classes/programs offered.

  • Private school students in the high school grades have the opportunity to apply for approval to take up to two courses per semester in a District school, pursuant to section 118.145(4) of the state statutes.

  • Students who are enrolled in a home-based private educational program have the opportunity to:

    • apply for approval to take up to two courses per semester in public schools as provided under section 118.53; and

    • participate in District interscholastic athletics as provided under section 118.133.


According to State Statute, the Pulaski Community School District is required to notify parents of the educational options available to children who reside in the resident school district.  This statute also requires notification of the school’s accountability report.  Currently, the Department of Public Instruction is prohibited from publishing an accountability report for the 2014-15 school year.  As such, our report references our most recent accountability report and current listing of educational options.


For more information about any of the educational options listed in this notice, please contact the school

Principals, District Office or the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.




32. School Wellness Policy Notification  (Board policies JHK, JHK ADM)

The Pulaski Board of Education believes that, along with parents and the other segments of the community, it has a responsibility to educate students regarding healthy lifestyles. Therefore, the Pulaski Community School District promotes healthy schools by educating wellness, good nutrition and regular physical activity as a part of the total learning environment. The District supports a healthy environment where children learn and participate in positive dietary and lifestyle practices. The District follows all Federal, State, and DPI regulations in regards to nutrition and wellness. Please refer to our policy for more information.



33. Required Parent/Guardian and Tribe Notifications Related to Federal Impact Aid Policies and Procedures “Indian Policies and Procedures”


School districts that claim children residing on Indian lands for the purposes of receiving federal impact aid under Title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act are required to:

  1. Disseminate relevant applications, evaluations, program plans and information related to the district's education program and activities with sufficient advance notice to allow tribes and parents of Indian children the opportunity to review and make recommendations.

  2. Provide an opportunity for tribes and parents of Indian children to provide their views on the district’s educational program and activities, including recommendations on the needs of their children and on how the district may help those children realize the benefits of the district’s education programs and activities. As part of this requirement, the district must: (a) notify tribes and the parents of Indian children of the opportunity to submit comments and recommendations, considering the tribe's preference for a method of communication, and (b) modify the method of and time for soliciting Indian views, if necessary, to ensure the maximum participation of tribes and parents of Indian children.

  3. At least annually, assess the extent to which Indian children participate on an equal basis with non-Indian children in the district’s education program and activities. As part of this requirement, the district must: (a) share relevant information related to Indian children's participation in the district’s education program and activities with tribes and parents of Indian children, and (b) allow tribes and parents of Indian children the opportunity and time to review and comment on whether Indian children participate on an equal basis with non-Indian children.

  4. Modify the district’s “Indian Policies and Procedures” (IPPs) if necessary, based upon the results of any assessment or input from the tribes and parents of Indian children.

  5. Respond at least annually in writing to comments and recommendations made by tribes or parents of Indian children, and disseminate the responses to the tribe and parents of Indian children prior to the

  6. submission of the district’s IPPs by the district.

  7. Provide a copy of the district’s IPPs annually to the affected tribe or tribes. School districts that claim children residing on Indian lands for the purposes of receiving federal impact aid under Title VII are required establish “Indian Policies and Procedures” (IPPs) that include a description of the specific procedures for how the district will meet each of the above requirements


Contact the Pulaski Community School District with any questions regarding these notices.