The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI has issued a school Report Card for your child's school and for every public school in Wisconsin. The School Report Card will help parents understand how their child's school is doing and where it can improve. The new report cards will 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. Our goal is to help every student in Wisconsin school succeed, graduate, and be ready to pursue further education and a career.
The Board recognizes its responsibility to maintain the public records of this District and to make such records available for inspection and reproduction. Records may be exempted from disclosure as a matter of statute or common law or, under the balancing test, the public interest in disclosure may be outweighed by the public interest in non-disclosure.
Any person may make an oral or written request for any public records of the District. The person may inspect or receive copies of the public record requested. The District will respond as soon as practicable and without delay. The District will either provide the requested documents, subject to any redactions, or inform the requestor of the District's decision to deny the request.
The District will comply with the Safe at Home/Address Confidentiality Program administered by the Wisconsin Department of Justice. (See Policy 5111 - Eligibility of Resident/Nonresident Students, Policy 8320 - Personnel Records and Policy 8330 - Student Records.)
The District may impose a fee upon the requester of a copy of a record of $0.25 per page, which represents the actual, necessary, and direct cost of reproduction of the record. In addition, the District may impose a fee upon a requester for the actual time spent by District employees in locating a record, if the cost is $50.00 or more. In calculating location costs, the District will use the applicable employee's hourly rate for salary and benefits. The District may also charge the requester for any equipment required to fill the request (such as videotapes, computer disks, etc.) The District may impose a fee upon a requester for the actual, necessary, and direct cost of mailing or shipping of any copies which are mailed or shipped to the requester. The District may require prepayment of fees if the total amount exceeds $5.00. If payment is required, the District will calculate the actual cost and charge the requester. If advance payment is required, the District will either invoice the requester for the difference between the estimate and actual cost or refund any overpayment.
No public record may be removed from the office in which it is maintained except by a Board officer or employee in the course of the performance of his/her duties.
ANNUAL NOTICE HOMELESS CHILDREN AND YOUTH
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 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 Denise Davis, homeless liaison for the Glendale-River Hills School District, at (414) 351-7160, ext. 2142 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information about the rights and services described above.
The Glendale-River Hills School District notice of educational options for children who reside in the school district.
The Glendale-River Hills School District offers a variety of educational options to children who reside in the District. The District’s primary educational pathway and instructional program for students involves a progression from 4-year-old kindergarten through 8th grade.
Some of the specific education programs offered to eligible students who are enrolled in and attending the District’s schools include the following:
● Early childhood special education (for students who are at least 3 years old but not school age)
● Special education for students with disabilities
● English language learner support
● Gifted and talented enrichment and support
● Summer school educational options
Additional educational options for children who reside in the District that involve full time enrollment/ attendance at a school, program or other educational institution that is not a school or instrumentality of the Glendale-River Hills School District include the following:
● 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 home-based private educational program as provided under state law. Educational options for children who reside in the Grafton School District 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 summer school classes/programs offered in the District.
● St. Eugene School, 7600 N. Port Washington Rd.(grades 4K-8)
● St. John's Lutheran School, 7877 N. Port Washington Rd. (grades 4K-8)
● St. Francis Children’s Center, 6700 N. Port Washington Rd.
Children of homeless individuals and unaccompanied homeless youth (youth not in physical custody of parent/guardian) residing in the Glendale-River Hills School District shall have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education as provided to other children and youths that reside in the Grafton School District. They shall be provided services comparable to services offered other children attending the District’s schools, including transportation services, educational services for which the children/youths meet eligibility criteria (e.g., special education, Title I programming, gifted and talented programming), vocational and technical education programs, and school nutrition programs. No homeless child or youth shall be required to attend a separate school or program for homeless children and shall not be stigmatized by school personnel. Please contact the Glendale-River Hills School District’s Homeless Liaison at 414-351-7160 ext. 2142 if you have any questions or are in need of services.
Additional information on educational options is available on the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction website - Notice of Educational Options