FEDERAL PROGRAMS

The following programs require student qualification.  These programs are overseen by the Student Services Department.  The department’s primary focus is the provision of a safe, functional environment that meets the learning needs of each student. The department supports the work of the district’s special educators, school psychologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech language pathologists, reading specialists, and the many paraprofessionals who assist them, as well as the students and parents with whom they work.

Special Education Director - Sandra Lobo 

 
FERPA

Notification of Rights under FERPA for Elementary and Secondary Schools

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) afford parents and students who are 18 years of age or older ("eligible students") certain rights with respect to the student's education records. These rights are:

The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days after the day the Buhl School District receives a request for access. Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal a written request that identifies the records they wish to inspect. The school principal will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.

The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes is inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA. Parents or eligible students who wish to ask the Buhl School District to amend a record should write the school building principal, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it should be changed. If the school decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the school will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.

The right to provide written consent before the school discloses personally identifiable information (PII) from the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the school as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel) or a person serving on the school board. A school official also may include a volunteer or contractor outside of the school who performs an institutional service or function for which the school would otherwise use its own employees and who is under the direct control of the school with respect to the use and maintenance of PII from education records, such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist; a parent or student volunteering to serve on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee; or a parent, student, or other volunteer assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.Upon request, the school discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll, or is already enrolled if the disclosure is for purposes of the student’s enrollment or transfer.

 

The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the Buhl School District to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA are:

Family Policy Compliance Office

U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue, SW

Washington, DC 20202

 

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Notificación de Derechos bajo FERPA para Escuelas Elementales y Secundarias

Los Derechos Educativos de la Familia y la Ley de Información Confidencial (FERPA) se permiten a padres y estudiantes que son mayores de 18 años de edad o más viejos ("estudiantes elegibles") ciertos derechos con respecto a los archivos de educación del estudiante. Estos derechos son:

 

El derecho de inspeccionar y examinar los archivos de educación del estudiante dentro de 45 días después del día el Distrito Escolar Buhl recibe una petición del acceso. Los padres o los estudiantes elegibles deberían presentar al principal escolar una petición escrita que identifica los archivos que ellos desean inspeccionar. El principal escolar hará preparativos para el acceso y notificará al estudiante paternal o elegible del tiempo y colocará donde los archivos pueden ser inspeccionados.

 

El derecho de solicitar la enmienda de los archivos de educación del estudiante que el estudiante paternal o elegible cree es inexacto, engaño, o por otra parte en la violación de los derechos de intimidad del estudiante bajo FERPA.

 

Los padres o los estudiantes elegibles que desean pedir al Distrito Escolar Buhl enmendar un registro deberían escribir la escuela que construye al principal, claramente identificar la parte del registro que ellos quieren cambiado, y especifican por qué debería ser cambiado. Si la escuela decide no enmendar el registro como solicitado por el estudiante paternal o elegible, la escuela notificará al estudiante paternal o elegible de la decisión y de su derecho a una audiencia en cuanto a la petición de la enmienda. La información adicional en cuanto a los procedimientos que oyen será proporcionada al estudiante paternal o elegible cuando notificado del derecho a una audiencia. El derecho de proporcionar consentimiento escrito antes de la escuela revela la información personalmente identificable (PII) de los archivos de educación del estudiante, excepto al grado que FERPA autoriza la revelación sin el consentimiento. Una excepción, que permite la revelación sin el consentimiento, es la revelación a funcionarios escolares con intereses educativos legítimos. Un funcionario escolar es una persona empleada por la escuela como un administrador, supervisor, instructor, o empleado de apoyo (incluso salud o personal médico y personal de unidad de aplicación de la ley) o una persona que sirve en el bordo escolar. Un funcionario escolar también puede incluir a un voluntario o el contratista fuera de la escuela que realiza un servicio institucional o la función para la cual la escuela usaría por otra parte a sus propios empleados y quién está bajo el control directo de la escuela con respecto al uso y el mantenimiento de PII de archivos de educación, como un abogado, auditor, asesor médico, o terapeuta; un padre o estudiante que se ofrece para servir de un comité oficial, como un disciplinario o comité de agravio; o un padre, estudiante, u otro voluntario que asiste a otro funcionario escolar en realización de su tareas. Un funcionario escolar tiene un interés educativo legítimo si el funcionario tiene que examinar un registro de educación a fin de realizar su responsabilidad profesional. Sobre la petición, la escuela revela archivos de educación sin el consentimiento a funcionarios de otro distrito escolar en el cual un estudiante busca o tiene la intención de matricularse, o es matriculado ya si la revelación es para objetivos de inscripción del estudiante o transferencia.

 

El derecho de presentar una demanda con el Departamento estadounidense de Educación acerca de fracasos presuntos por el Distrito Escolar Buhl para cumplir con las exigencias de FERPA. El nombre y dirección de la Oficina que administra FERPA es:

Oficina de Conformidad de Política de Familia

Departamento Estadounidense de Educación

400 Avenida de Maryland, SW

Washington, DC 20202

 
Title 1

Title 1 is a federal program which provides support to students who fall in the bottom twenty-five percent of the student population. Title 1 funds are distributed in Buhl Schools based upon the number of students receiving free and reduced lunch. All Buhl Schools are Title 1 schools.

Students who score critically below proficiency on the ISAT or score a 1 (one) on the IRI are eligible for services. A team consisting of the classroom teacher, Title teacher, parent, and ESL teacher if applicable, will discuss the needs of the student and how to best meet those needs. Parents must review and sign a Student, Parent and District Accountability Agreement each year.

 
Special Education Program

Buhl School District Special Education programs exist to provide services to county students who meet eligibility requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) under one of the thirteen disability categories allowed in the State of Idaho.  All district schools are served by special education professionals and related service providers, but not all schools offer the same programs. The District seeks to meet its obligations under the law to provide Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to all eligible students and to do this within the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).  Services will be provided in a student’s home school to the extent that this is appropriate.

 
Section 504

Section 504 is an Act which prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities in any program receiving federal financial assistance.  The Act defines as eligible anyone who:

Has a mental or physical disability which substantially limits one or more major life activities such as caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working;

Has a record of such a disability; or

Is regarded as having such a disability.

In order to fulfill its obligations under Section 504, the Buhl School District recognizes a responsibility to avoid discrimination in policies and practices regarding its personnel and students.  No discrimination against any person with a disability will knowingly be permitted in any of the programs and practices in the school system.

 

If the parent or guardian disagrees with the determination made by the professional staff of the School District, the parent has a right to a hearing with an impartial hearing officer.

 

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) also specifies rights related to educational records. This Act gives the parent or guardian the right to:  

(1) inspect and review his/her student’s educational records;

(2) make copies of these records;

(3) receive a list of all individuals having access to these records;

(4) ask for explanation of any item in the records;

(5) ask for an amendment to any report on the grounds that it is inaccurate, misleading, or violates the child’s rights; and

(6) a hearing on the issue if the school refuses to make the amendment.

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