Annual Notices: 2023

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 at the following link:

Directory Data Designation and Opt Outs (Board policies po8330, JO-ADM)
Within a student directory,  information contained in student records entitled “Directory Data” may be released to specified organizations or institutions as selected by the School District in accordance with Wisconsin state statutes, section 118.125. 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:

  • Student’s name, address, and school grade of attendance will be released to the following:
    • Post-secondary educational institutions (students within one year of graduation).
    • The United States Military Services.
    • Vendors designated as official providers of school-related services (e.g. school photographers).
  • 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:
    • School publications such as the Yearbook, Team Rosters, etc.
    • District-sponsored publications
    • 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.

Completing the “directory data”notice requirements specified in state law will satisfy the closely related “directory information” notice requirements established in the federal FERPA regulations. See section 118.125 (2)(j) and §99.37.

Nondiscrimination Statement (Board policies po2260, po2260.01, po2266)  
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 based on traits of sex (including transgender status, change of sex, or gender identity), race, color, national origin, religion, creed, ancestry, marital or parental status, sexual orientation or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability, or any other characteristic protected by Federal or state civil rights laws. . 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.

All District career and technical education opportunities will be offered to students on a nondiscriminatory basis. Information regarding such program offerings and admission criteria is included in the school course description book which is posted on the District website, and available upon request from the school counselor office.

Children of homeless individuals and unaccompanied homeless youth (youth not in the physical custody of a parent/guardian) residing in the District shall have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including comparable services, as provided to other children and youth who reside in the District.  Children and youth who are homeless shall not be required to attend separate schools or programs and shall not be stigmatized by school personnel. 

The District shall provide appropriate educational services or programs for students who have been identified as having a handicap or disability, regardless of the nature or severity of the handicap or disability.  The District shall also provide for the reasonable accommodation of a student’s sincerely held religious beliefs with regard to examinations and other academic requirements.  Requests for religious accommodations shall be made in writing and approved by the building principal. 

The District encourages informal resolution of student discrimination complaints. A formal complaint resolution procedure is available. To address allegations of violations of this policy in the Pulaski Community 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, complaints or concerns should be directed to:

Julie Harris
Director of Student Services
Pulaski Community School District
P. O. Box 36
Pulaski, WI  54162
(920) 822-6020

Electronic Communication Devices (Board policies po5136, po5136.01, po7540.03, 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,

  • Disrupt the educational process in the school district
  • Endanger the health or safety of the student or anyone else
  • Invade the rights of others at school
  • 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.

Student Attendance (Board policies po5200, JED-ADM)
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.

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

Asbestos (Board policy po8431.01)
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 an 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. 

Tobacco Use on School Premises (Board policies po7434, 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.

Access to Extracurricular Activities (Board policy po2430)
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.

Code of Conduct for Co-curricular activities (Board policy JFJA-ADM)
Section I.06 School Activity Enrollment Forms All activity forms must be signed and on file with the District Director of Co-Curricular/Athletic Activities and/or Head Coach before participants may be issued any equipment and supplies, or participate in any practices, contests, or events. All forms are available at (a) Medical Emergency Information Form – A copy of the Medical Information Form must be filled out and given to the Head Coach of that respective sport. This form must be filled out and handed in each season. It is available online or at your school’s activities office. (b) Individual Activity Enrollment Form – A copy of the Individual Activity Enrollment Form must be signed by the student and coach/advisor and on file with the coach/advisor and Activity Director. This form must be completed every year for each activity that the student participates in. (c) Concussion Forms – A concussion form must be filled out and submitted online or through a hard copy before students can participate in any organized athletic practice or event. This is in compliance with State Senate Bill 243. (d) Information about the nature and risk of sudden cardiac arrest during certain youth athletic activities is disseminated during registration and can also be found on the WIAA website. 

Student Records (Board policies Board policy po8330, 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 the 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.

Student Religious Accommodations (Board policies po5223, po8800)
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))

Student Locker Searches (Board policies po5771, 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.

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

Recruiter Access to Students/Records (Board policies po8330, 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, telephone listings and electronic mail addresses unless access to such information has been restricted by the secondary school student or the student’s parents by writing to 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:

  • 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, telephone listing and electronic mail address not be released to military recruiters or institutions of higher education without prior written parental consent; and
  • That the district must comply with such a request.

Early College Credit Program & Start College Now Program (Board policies po2271, po2271.01, IGCF-ADM)
Pulaski Community School District is required by section 118.55(8) of the state statutes to provide information about the Early College Credit Program annually to all students enrolled in the school district in the 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grades.  Students and parents can access information regarding ECCP and Start College Now at the PHS Student Services website under the tab of Course Planning with links AP/College Credit, NWTC Credited Courses, Youth Apprenticeship and Early College Credit Program.  Information regarding ECCP and Start College Now can also be found in the PHS Course Description Book which is shared with families during course planning in the winter of each school year.  

Meningococcal Disease Information
School districts must provide information to parents/guardians of children enrolled in grades 6-12 with information about meningococcal disease including:

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: 

Human Growth and Development Instruction (Board policy po2414)
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.

Special Education (Board policy po2460)
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 aids and services.
  • Students with disabilities are in chronologically age appropriate environments.
  • Specific educational programs and services for a student with a disability can 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.
  • Parents of a student with a disability will receive an annual notice through a mailing that outlines all procedural safeguards in addition to receiving the notice to families upon the student’s initial referral or request for an evaluation. 

The district has adopted the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s Model Local Education Agency Special Education Policies and Procedures with assurances of adoption submitted annually to DPI. 

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. Furthermore, Section 34 C.F.R. 300.612 of the federal special education regulations requires state education agencies to provide a notice concerning the confidentiality of any personally identifiable information collected, used, or maintained under the IDEA, including a description of the rights of parents and children regarding this information, including the rights granted under FERPA and under FERPA’s implementing regulations. The Department of Public Instruction, requires districts to aid in providing such notice “prior to any major Child Find activity.” This is included in the Confidentiality Of Personally Identifiable Information Obtained Through Child Find Activities: Annual Notice. Please refer to school board policies for additional information.

Special Needs Scholarship Programs
The Special Needs Scholarship Program (SNSP) allows a student with a disability, who meets certain eligibility requirements, to receive a state-funded scholarship to attend a participating private school. The Special Needs Scholarship Program is governed by Wisconsin Statute 115.7915 and Wisconsin Administrative Code Chapter PI 49.” More information can be found here:

Title 1 Programs (Board policy po2261, po2261.01, po2261.02, 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 process 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 parents 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 experiences 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:
      • 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,
      • Whether the teacher(s) is teaching under emergency or provisional status in which the state requirements have been waived.
      • The undergraduate major of the teacher(s) and the area of study and any certificates for any graduate degrees earned.
      • The qualifications of any paraprofessionals providing services to their child(ren).
      • In addition, the parents shall be provided:
        • information on the level of achievement of their child(ren) on the required state academic assessments:
        • 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”.
        • 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.
    • Each school district receiving federal Title I program funds is required by the ESSA (IQ U.S.C. § 6312(e)2B) to make widely available through public means information on each state and district-required assessment for each grade served by the district. The yearly District Assessment Calendar for PK-12 state and district assessments can be found on the district website on the Learning Services Assessment System webpage as well as further information regarding the Assessment System used in the district such as the balanced assessment system/Tiered system, types of assessments, information provided by the assessment and purpose of the assessment.
    • 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.
    • District Report Card: Districts receiving federal Title I program funds are required by the ESSA [20 U.S.C. § 6311(h)(2)] to prepare and disseminate an annual school district report card that includes designated information on the district as a whole and each school served by the district. Further information regarding the district’s and school performance can be found on the district website. Parents and community can also find more academic data for school and  student performance on the WISEdash Public portal at The District and school specific report cards can be found on the School Report Card section of the Parent Section under Links and Resources at Due to the widespread school closures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Education has waived federal reporting requirements regarding student assessment and accountability data from the 2019-20 school year (e.g., assessment results and related comparisons, percentage of students assessed and not assessed, number and percentage of students with the most significant cognitive disabilities taking an alternative assessment). According to DPI’s federal waiver information for local educational agencies posted on its website, most of the information normally required to be reported will not be reported due to the assessment waiver. “Some information, however, will still be available (for reporting), including the accountability system description, English language proficiency results, and possibly data related to the indicator of school quality and student success (absenteeism).”
    • The state secured a waiver for various federal accountability requirements in 2020-21.  Schools will not be held, for accountability purposes, to a 95% test participation rate, as well as other academic indicators, school quality or student success indicators.

Please refer to school board policies for additional information.

Programs for English Language Learners (Board policiespo2260.02, 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:

  • the reasons for the identification of their child as an English learner and in need of placement in a language instruction educational program. A student shall not be admitted to, or excluded from, any federally assisted education program on the basis of a surname or language minority status.
  • the child's level of English proficiency, how such level was assessed, and the status of the child's academic achievement;
  • 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;
  • how the program in which their child is, or will be, participating will meet the educational strengths and needs of their child;
  • how the program will specifically help their child learn English and meet age-appropriate academic achievement standards for grade promotion and graduation;
  • 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;
  • in the case of a child with a disability, how the program meets the child's individualized education program (IEP) objectives; and
  • 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.

A school district that uses federal education funds to provide a language instruction educational program for English learners is also required by the ESEA to implement an effective means of outreach to parents of English learners to inform the parents regarding how the parents can: (1) be involved in the education of their children, (2) be active participants in assisting their children to attain English proficiency, achieve at high levels within a well-rounded education, and (3) meet the challenging academic standards expected of all students. Implementing an effective means of outreach to parents shall include holding, and sending notice of opportunities for, regular meetings for the purpose of formulating and responding to recommendations from parents of students assisted by a language instruction educational program for English learners funded with federal education funds. School districts are School districts that are required to offer a bilingual-bicultural education program under state law must annually notify parents of every identified student with limited English proficiency of the district’s bilingual-bicultural program, of the procedures for registering a student in such a program, and of the parental consent requirement for student placement in the program.

Please refer to school board policies for additional information.

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.

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 ( in the PI26 legislation requires public school districts to provide academic and career planning services to students in grades 6 through 12. 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 ACP- Education for Employment 

Child Nutrition Programs (Free and Reduced Lunch) (Board policies po8500, po8531, EF ADM)
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. Federal law and USDA regulations require school food authorities to make reasonable modifications to accommodate children with disabilities, including providing special meals, at no cost, to children with a disability when the disability restricts the child's diet. The procedures in place to address requests to accommodate students with disabilities in the classroom include  PCSD Board Policy JBB (Section 504 Equal Educational Opportunities) and JB (Equal Educational Opportunities) as well as PCSD Administrative Rule EF (Accommodations and Modifications in School Food Services).  

Meal Charge Policy Notification – (Board policies po8500 & 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.

  • Administration through the Director of Food Services will implement the following rules including:
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Coordinating the implementation and enforcement of the rule with the administration and staff.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Student Privacy (Board policy po2416)
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:

  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.

Education of Homeless Children and Youth (Board policy po5111.01)
The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless children and youth as: 

  • Children and youth who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, and includes children and youth who are: 
    • sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason 
    • living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations
    • living in emergency or transitional shelters 
    • abandoned in hospitals 
    • living in a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings 
    • living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and 
    • migratory children who qualify as homeless because the children are living in circumstances described above 

If you are personally aware of or are acquainted with any children or youth who may qualify according to the above criteria, the Pulaski Community School District provides the following assurances to parents and guardians of homeless children and youth and unaccompanied homeless youth: 

  • The child or youth shall be immediately enrolled and allowed to fully participate in school, even if unable to produce records normally required for enrollment (e.g., academic records, immunization and other required health records, proof of residency, or other documentation) or has missed application or enrollment deadlines during any period of homelessness. 
  • Homeless children and youths are not stigmatized or segregated on the basis of their status as homeless and have full and equal educational and related opportunities. 
  • Meaningful opportunities to participate in the education of their children including special notices of events, parent-teacher conferences, newsletters, and access to student records. 
  • Immediate enrollment and transportation to the school of origin. “School of origin” means the school that a child or youth attended when permanently housed or the school in which the child or youth was last enrolled, including a preschool. 
  • Written explanation of any decisions related to school selection or enrollment made by the school, the local educational agency, or the State educational agency involved, including the rights of the parent, guardian, or unaccompanied youth to appeal and receive prompt resolution of such decisions. 

Please contact Carly Cerrato, school social worker and homeless liaison for the School District, at (920) 822-6020 or for additional information about the rights and services described above.

School and School District Performance Report
Annually by January 1, each school board is required by section 115.38 of the state statutes to notify the parent/guardian of each student enrolled in the school district of the right to request a school and school district performance report. The Department of Public Instruction provides a school and school district performance report that includes:

  • Indicators of academic achievement, including the performance of students on state-required reading and subject area tests.  Testing disruptions and  student assessment waivers occurred in  the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school year, meaning a 2019-2020 district and school report card were not published.  The most recent school accountability report that is provided to parents/guardians and displayed on the district website is for the 2021-22 school year.  
  • Other indicators of school and school district performance, including dropout, attendance, retention in grade and graduation rates; percentage of habitual truants; percentage of students participating in extracurricular and community activities and advanced placement courses; percentage of graduates enrolled in postsecondary education programs; and percentage of graduates entering the workforce.
  • Student suspension/expulsion-related data.
  • Staffing and financial data information.
  • The number and percentage of resident students attending a course in a nonresident school district, the number of nonresident students attending a course in the school district, and the courses taken by those students.
  • The method of reading instruction used in the school district and the textbook series used to teach reading in the school district.

Also, annually by May 1, each school board shall, upon request, distribute to the parent or guardian a copy of the report. DPI does not directly produce discrete, “ready to print” annual school and school district performance reports, therefore the district will provide copies of the 115.38 performance reports to the extent the relevant information is available from the DPI. The data provided in the School District Performance Report is found on the school district website at Parents and guardians are also able to access and compare other school district’s performance including other school districts in the same athletic conference.   

Student Bullying (Board policies po,5516, po5517.01)
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 wellbeing of students and therefore they will not be tolerated in the Pulaski Community School District. Please refer to school board policies for additional information.

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.

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

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. 

Academic Standards
As required by state legislation (2015 Wisconsin Act 55), 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 complement 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 upcoming 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:

Jenny Gracyalny
Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning Services
Pulaski Community School District
PO Box 36
Pulaski WI 54162
(920) 822-6018

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.

Testing disruptions and  student assessment waivers occurred in  the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school meaning a 2019-2020 district and school report card were not published.  The most recent school accountability report that is provided to parents/guardians and displayed on the district website is for the 2021-22 school year.  

Parents can view each school’s report card on our website using this link

Additional school accountability information is available at  

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 “exceeds expectations” by the state. Our individual schools are  designated as significantly exceeds expectations,  exceed state expectations or meets expectations. The full version of our report cards can be accessed at the following link:, by searching “school report card” on the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction website, or on our District website at  

Testing disruptions and  student assessment waivers occurred in  the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school year, meaning a 2019-2020 district and school report card were not published.  The most recent school accountability report that is provided to parents/guardians and displayed on the district website is for the 2021-22 school year. 

The Pulaski Community School District offers an educational pathway and instructional program that 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
  • Youth Apprenticeship Program
  • Project Lead the Way, a pre-engineering program
  • Early childhood special education
  • Special education for students with disabilities
  • English language learner
  • Advanced Learner Enrichment
  • 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 Early College Credit Program (ECCP) allows public high students who meet certain requirements to enroll in a UW System institution, or a private, nonprofit institution of higher education to take one or more nonsectarian courses, for which the pupil may earn high school credit, post-secondary credit, or both. 
  • Start College Now provides learning opportunities for qualified high school juniors and seniors.  This program allows students the opportunity to take post-secondary (college courses) at the technical college during the regular academic year. The student can receive both high school and post-secondary credit for successfully completing the course.  
  • Students may enroll in AP courses that prepare students for the College Board’s annual AP Exams offered in spring. Students may earn college credit based on their AP Exam score. 
  • There are two ways that students can gain work experience while they are in high school.  They can enroll in a school sponsored work experience program such as Youth Apprenticeships (Grades 11-12).  More information regarding the Youth apprenticeship can be found on the PHS website Apprenticeship/Employment.
  • 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 involves 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.
  • 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.
  • Enrollment in a private school of the family’s choosing (at the family’s own cost, as applicable).
  • Enrollment in a home-based private educational program as provided under state law

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 and Policy 8146 - Notification of Educational Options,, 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. 

For more information about any of the educational options listed in this notice, please contact the school Principal, District Office or the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

School Wellness Policy Notification (Board policies po5810, 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.

Required Parent/Guardian and Tribe Notifications Related to Federal Impact Aid 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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 submission of the district’s IPPs by the district.
  • 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 to 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.

Notice of Suicide Prevention Resources
The district annually inform all staff of the resources available from the DPI and other sources regarding suicide prevention. Resources provided by DPI include Suicide Prevention Training and a yearly required training bulletin notice. 

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