Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE

All responsible public agencies are required to locate, evaluate, and identify children with disabilities who are under the jurisdiction of the agency, regardless of the severity of the disability, including children attending private schools, highly mobile children, such as migrant and homeless children, and children who are suspected of having a disability and in need of special education even though they are advancing from grade to grade. The East Prairie R-2 School District assures that is will provide a free, appropriate
public education (FAPE) to all eligible children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21 under its jurisdiction. Disabilities include autism, deaf/blindness, emotional disorders, hearing impairment and deafness, mental retardation, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairments, specific learning disabilities, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment/blindness and young child with a developmental delay.

The East Prairie R-2 School District assures that is will provide information and referral services necessary to assist the State in the implementation of early intervention services for infants and toddlers eligible for the Missouri First Steps program.

The East Prairie R-2 School District assures that personally identifiable information collected, used, or maintained by the agency for the purposes of identification, evaluation, placement or provision of FAPE of children with disabilities may be inspected and/or reviewed by their parents/guardians. Parents/guardians may request amendment to the educational record if the parent/guardian believes the record is inaccurate, misleading or violates the privacy or other rights of their child. Parents have the right to file complaints with the US Department of Education or the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education concerning alleged failures by the district to meet the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

The East Prairie R-2 School District has developed a Local Compliance Plan for the implementation of State Regulations for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This plan contains the agency’s policies and procedures regarding storage, disclosure to third parties, retention and destruction of personally identifiable information and the agency’s assurance that services are provided in compliance with the General Education Provision Act (GEPA). This plan may be reviewed at the Board of Education Office, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Local school districts in the State of Missouri are required to conduct an annual census of all children with disabilities or suspected disabilities from birth to age twenty-one that reside in the district. This census must be compiled by December1 of each year. This information is treated as confidential and must include: name of child; parent/legal guardian’s name/address; birth date and age of the child; the child’s disability; and the service provided to the child. If you have a child with a disability or know of a child with a disability who is not attending the public school, please contact the Director of Special Education Services at (573)649-3564.

This notice will be provided in native languages as appropriate.
 


NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION:
The East Prairie R-2 School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. 

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
 CA Counts, Superintendent of Schools, PO Box 10, East Prairie, MO  63845, 573-649-3562
Lesli Jones, 504 Coordinator, PO Box 10, East Prairie, MO  63845, 573-649-3562 
CA Counts, Title IX Coordinator, Age Act Coordinator, PO Box 10, East Prairie, MO  63845, 573-649-3562 
Mellisa Heath, Title II Coordinator, Title VI Coordinator, PO Box 10, East Prairie, MO  63845, 573-649-3562

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.


USDA Nondiscrimination Statement:


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices,

and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color,

national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.),

should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may

         contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

 

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:

http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint filine_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the

information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (566) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

 

(1)      mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

 

(2)      fax: (202) 690-7442; or

 

(3)      email: program.intake@usda.gov.

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

 

The full Nondiscrimination Statement must be included on all print and non-print materials (including but not limited to audio, video, website, brochures, newsletters, by-laws, etc.).   If the size of the material is too small to include the full statement, the material will at a minimum, include the following statement in the same size as the text:

 

“This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”

 

On June 2, 2015, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights’ Policy staff, released Departmental Regulation (DR) 4300-003, Equal Opportunity Public Notification Policy.  The DR updates the Nondiscrimination Statement and the “And Justice For All”  poster.    Provided is the a link to the DR -http://dese.mo.gov/sites/default/files/DR-EqualOppotunity.pdf.  Please note the USDA Nondiscrimination Statement provided above is appropriate for all Child Nutrition Programs.

 

If you have any questions please contact DESE, Food and Nutrition Services at 573-751-3526.