The Human Resource Director is the District’s Section 504 Compliance Officer/ADA Coordinator (“Compliance Officer”). The Compliance Officer is responsible for coordinating the District’s efforts to comply with and fulfill its responsibilities under Section 504 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).
A copy of the Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, including copies of their implementing regulations, may be obtained from the Compliance Officer. The Compliance Officer can be reached at 7244 East Main Street Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068 or by calling 614.501.1020.
Certain rights and protections contained in the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act are assured to families who find themselves in a homeless situation which is defined by the following living situations:
- In a shelter, motel , vehicle, or campground
- On the street
- In an abandoned building, trailer, or other inadequate accommodations
- Doubled up with friends, or relatives because you cannot find or afford housing
For help or assistance at Reynoldsburg City Schools please call our Homeless coordinator, Sharon Prentice at 614.501.1034 or email at [email protected]
If you need further assistance, call the National Center for Homeless Education at the toll- free Helpline number: 1. 800.308.2145
Federal Assistance Projects
Reynoldsburg City Schools participates in federal projects in the areas of special education (Flow- thru- Part B IDEA, IDEA Preschool Grant, Title I (No Child Left Behind), Title III (Limited English Proficiency), Title IIA (Improving Teacher Quality). Each year the District receives funds to provide staff and supplies for the education of the handicapped, for students who need intervention services in the areas of reading and mathematics, for preschool education for the handicapped and to provide professional development for teachers and other staff.
Title I Parents Right To Know
You have the right to know about the teaching qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher in a school receiving Title I funds. The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires that any school district receiving Title I funds must notify parents of each student attending any school receiving Title I funds that they may request, and the district will provide the parents on request (and in a timely manner), information regarding the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teachers, including at a minimum, the following:
- Whether the teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
- Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; and
- Whether the teacher is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher;
- Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
In addition, parents of participating children will be provided:
- Information on the level of achievement of their child(ren) on the required State academic assessments; and
- Timely notice that the parent's child has been assigned, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by, a teacher who does not meet applicable State certification or licensure requirements at the grade level and subject area in which the teacher has been assigned.
Currently all elementary schools in Reynoldsburg City Schools have schoolwide Title I programs.
Nondiscrimination in Education
The Board of Education declares it to be the policy of this District to provide an equal opportunity for all students, regardless of race, color, creed, disability, age, religion, gender, ancestry, national origin, place of residence within the boundaries of the district or social or economic background, to learn through the curriculum offered in this district.
If any person believes that the Reynoldsburg City School District or any of the District’s staff has inadequately applied the principles and/or regulations of (1) Title II, VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, (2) Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972, (3) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, (4) The Age Act, and (5) The Americans with Disabilities Act, s/he may bring forward a complaint, which shall be referred to as a grievance, to the district’s Civil Rights Coordinator, The Human Resource Director.
Inquiries concerning the nondiscriminatory policy may be directed to Director, Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education, Washington, D. C. 20201.
The District’s coordinator, on request, will provide a copy of the District’s grievance procedure and investigate all complaints in accordance with this procedure.