H.Y. Livesay Middle School Handbook 2020-2021

H.Y. Livesay Middle School

Handbook  2020-2021 

Principal: Melissa Brock 

Assistant Principal: Beth Beeler

 

475 Highway 63  P.O. Box 460

Harrogate, Tennessee 37752

Phone: 423 869-4663 Fax: 423 869-8389

www.claibornecountyschools.com/livesay 

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We Are One!  We Are Family!

 We Are Livesay!

Claiborne County Schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, veteran status or disability in provision of education programs and services or employment opportunities and benefits in pursuant to the requirements of Title Vi of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other state and federal laws.

MISSION STATEMENT 

Excellence in Education 

Accountability 

Growth 

Lifelong Learners

Empowerment 

Safe and Successful 

VISION STATEMENT 

H.Y. Livesay Middle School is dedicated to providing a safe environment in which our students can be motivated to learn, while being inspired and encouraged to become lifelong learners and productive citizens. 

 

Accreditation  

H.Y. Livesay Middle School has been accredited by the Commission of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. 

Mrs. Melissa Brock, Principal                       email:   melissa.bock@claibornecsd.org

Mrs. Beth Beeler, Asst. Principal                      email:   beth.beeler@claibornecsd.org

Mrs. Debbie Brummitt, Bookkeeper                email:  debbie.brummitt@claibornecsd.org

Mrs. Velvet Nelson, Secretary                          email: velvet.nelson@claibornecsd.org

Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson, Guidance Counselor    email: elizabeth.beeler@claibornecsd.org

Arrival Time/Tardiness

Promptness is important. The school day begins at 7:55a.m. students arriving before this time will go to the gym for supervision. Students are to remain in the gym until the teacher on duty releases them to their classrooms at 7:55a.m. All other areas of the building are off limits including lockers. Breakfast begins at 7:25a.m. If a student is eating breakfast, please time his/her arrival before 7:50a.m.

Any student arriving after 7:55a.m. will be counted tardy, and must report to the front office to sign a tardy sheet. Students who are not in school or are tardy without parental or school consent will be considered truant. Truancy violates state and local attendance laws and will be considered a serious offense. Continued truancy may result in disciplinary and legal action. 

Dismissal Time

Dismissal time is 2:50 P.M.  All students must be picked up promptly from school. Any student who is left at school more than 30 min. past dismissal time will result in meeting with the parent/guardian and administration.

After School Activities

Attendance of any after school activity is a privilege. This may include dances, ball games, family nights etc. The student code of conduct must be followed any time a student is on school property. Students must also be picked up on time after the activity is dismissed. Any student who does not follow the code of conduct or is not picked up promptly, may be banned from future after school activities.

 

Morning and Afternoon Drop off/Pick up Procedure

For Students Dropped Off by Parents:

The following morning procedure will ensure students’ safety and the safety of others. School doors will open at 7:00 a.m. We ask all parents transporting their children to school to follow the following procedures in order to maintain a safe and orderly environment. 

  1. Students are to exit the vehicle IN FRONT of the main entrance.
  2. All students are to enter the school building at the front entrance and go directly to their assigned seating area..
  3. Reckless driving or speeding is strictly prohibited. The Claiborne County Sheriff’s Dept. monitors the drop-off area and citations will be issued for anyone who fails to comply with the policy.

Afternoon Student Pick-Up Procedure for Parents

We request your cooperation in following the afternoon procedure for picking up your child. The following routine will keep your child safe and the traffic congestion manageable:

  1. Students who walk and ride are dismissed at 2:55 p.m. (All school rules must be followed.)
  2. Remain in your car and move with the flow of traffic while waiting in line please.  Students will be walked to cars by an adult from the school.
  3. If you wish to enter the building, remember to park in the front parking lot. (Always report to the office.)
  4. All traffic must enter at the West entrance and exit at the East entrance. 

Custody Issue Policy

Please refer to Claiborne County School Board Policy 6.209 – Child Custody/Parental Access.

 

Attendance

Claiborne County Truancy Intervention Guidelines 

Effective July 1, 2018

At the beginning of each school year, the principal shall give written notification of the county’s attendance policy to the parent/legal guardian, informing them of attendance expectations of students and parents.

The parent/legal guardian is given access to the Aspen Student Portal, allowing them to monitor the student’s school attendance.

A three-tiered progressive intervention strategy will be used to provide for the provisions that are outlined in Tennessee Code Annotated 49-6-3007.

Tier I Intervention is initiated at 3 unexcused absences and will consist of the following:

  •   Three day notification letter. The parent/guardian is notified that their student has three (3) unexcused absences. The names of these students are sent to the Director of Schools.
  •   Conference with student and parent/legal guardian. A conference will be conducted in order to assess reasons why the student has been absent. The conference will include the principal or designee, parent/guardian and the student.
  •   A signed contract. The contract will include attendance expectations, time period (no longer than 90 days) and penalties for continued absences. The contract is signed by parent/guardian and student.

Tier II Intervention is initiated at 5 unexcused absences and will consist of the following:

  •   Five day notification letter. The parent/guardian is notified that their student has 5 unexcused absences and is considered truant. The names of these students are sent to the Director of Schools.
  •   Truancy Board Meeting.  At 6 or more unexcused absences, the parent/guardian is scheduled for a meeting with Judge Estep’s Truancy Board to address on-going attendance issues.
  •   Attendance Contract. An attendance contract is signed by the parent/guardian and student, placing the student on one calendar year of attendance probation.

Tier III Intervention is initiated by additional unexcused absences following the Attendance Contract and will consist of the following:

  •   Notification of violation. The parent/guardian will be notified that the student is in violation of the Attendance Contract and is subject to a petition to Juvenile Court.
  •   Petition to Juvenile Court. If absences remain unexcused, the child is petitioned to Juvenile Court.
  •   Juvenile Court. At the judge’s discretion, the parent/guardian may be fined; the student may be placed on probation and assess community service hours; and the family may be referred to the Department of Children Services.

Early Checkout/ Release of Students

Parents are encouraged to leave their children at school all day. Doctor’s and other appointments should be scheduled outside school hours whenever possible. If a child must be dismissed early, he/she should bring an excuse stating the time and the reason. Students leaving with someone other than person(s) listed on the registration card must bring a permission note signed by the parent or guardian to the office to be signed by office staff, copied and placed on file. 

Parents must sign for the student in the office. Our staff is instructed to never release a child to any adult except on written request from the parent/guardian. 

School Closing and Early Dismissal

During periods of inclement weather, it may be necessary to close school, delay the starting time, or dismiss early. The following stations will be asked to make announcements regarding school closing or schedule changes:

  •       Radio Stations –WNTT, WCTU, and WIVK
  •       T.V. Stations-WATE channel 6, and WBIR channel 10

Claiborne County has an “Alert Now” service, which notifies families through a phone call/email. 

Assemblies / Extracurricular Activities

Students are expected to conduct themselves in a refined and courteous manner during school assemblies. Unacceptable conduct, such as talking during the program, will result in disciplinary action. 

Discipline

Before school authorities administer disciplinary measures, reasonable inquiry shall be made concerning the incident.  The nature of this inquiry will vary in degree with the seriousness of the offense and the consequences attached thereto. 

For minor offenses where corrective measures are taken by the classroom teacher, no formal procedure is required.  An inquiry shall be made into the incident to ensure that the offender is accurately identified, understands the nature of the offense, and knows the consequences. 

In case of a severe offense where there is a possibility of suspension, the student shall be advised of the nature of their misconduct, questioned about it, and allowed to give an explanation.  The principal or their designee is authorized to suspend a student from attendance at school and school-related activities as stated in Tennessee Code Annotated.

 

General Rules of Good Behavior:

  •       Show respect for adults and students
  •       Keep hands and feet to yourself
  •       Walk in the hallways and classrooms
  •       Go directly to assigned areas
  •       Keep areas clean and respect property
  •       No food or drinks allowed in the instructional areas except bottled water
  •       No Slime Allowed

Restroom Rules:

  •       (One student at a time in the restroom)
  •       Keep the area clean
  •       Do not splash or throw water
  •       Flush when finished
  •       Wash your hands/Use towels and soap correctly and without waste
  •       Return quickly to class

Daily Consequences

  •         Verbal warning
  •         Loss of social break time
  •         Lunch detention
  •         Parent phone call
  •         Before or after school detention
  •         Office referral

 

The following are some examples of student behavior that violate school policy when they occur at school or during school activities. This list is not intended to be all-inclusive. Students may be disciplined or suspended for:

  1. The possession, transmission, and/or use of tobacco, drugs, or alcohol (Ref: School Board Policy)
  2. Insolence or disrespect
  3. The use of inappropriate language (verbal abuse, cursing,)
  4. Fighting, verbal or physical
  5. Rowdy behavior; running, pushing, shoving, yelling
  6. Leaving a classroom or leaving school without permission
  7. Vandalizing, damaging, or stealing school or private property
  8. Bullying Behaviors including, but not limited to, threatening, intimidating, harassing, or causing bodily harm to any person (Ref: Harassment Policy)
  9. The possession of dangerous items, i.e. knives, sharp objects, firearms, firecrackers or other explosives, lighters and matches (See Claiborne County School Board Policy) 

The Student Code of Conduct can be found online on the Claiborne County Board of Education’s Parent Involvement Webpage.

Claiborne County Board of Education Policy 6.304 – Student Discrimination, Harassment, Bullying, Cyber-bullying and Intimidation

The Claiborne County Board of Education has determined that a safe, civil, and supportive environment in school is necessary for students to learn and achieve high academic standards. In order to maintain that environment, acts of bullying, cyber-bullying, discrimination, harassment, hazing or any other victimization of students, based on any actual or perceived traits or characteristics, are prohibited. 

This policy shall be disseminated annually to all school staff, students, and parents. This policy shall cover employees, employees’ behaviors, students and students’ behaviors while on school property, at any school- sponsored activity, on school-provided equipment or transportation, or at any official school bus stop. If the act takes place off school property or outside of a school-sponsored activity, this policy is in effect if the conduct is directed specifically at a student or students and has the effect of creating a hostile educational environment or otherwise creating a substantial disruption to the education environment or learning process.

Building administrators are responsible for educating and training their respective staff and students as to the definition and recognition of discrimination/harassment.

DEFINITIONS

Bullying/Intimidation/Harassment – An act that substantially interferes with a student’s educational benefits, opportunities, or performance, and the act has the effect of:

  •       Physically harming a student or damaging a student’s property;
  •       Knowingly placing a student or students in reasonable fear of physical harm to the student or damage to the student’s property;
  •       Causing emotional distress to a student or students; or
  •       Creating a hostile educational environment.

Bullying, intimidation, or harassment may also be unwelcome conduct based on a protected class (race, nationality, origin, color, gender, age, disability, religion) that is severe, pervasive, or persistent and creates a hostile environment. 

Cyber-bullying – A form of bullying undertaken through the use of electronic devices. Electronic devices include, but are not limited to, telephones, cellular phones or other wireless telecommunication devices, text messaging, emails, social networking sites, instant messaging, videos, web sites or fake profiles.

Hazing – An intentional or reckless act by a student or group of students that is directed against any other student(s) that endangers the mental or physical health or safety of the student(s) or that induces or coerces a student to endanger his/her mental or physical health or safety. Coaches and other employees of the school district shall not encourage, permit, condone or tolerate hazing activities. “Hazing” does not include customary athletic events or similar contests or competitions and is limited to those actions taken and situations created in connection with initiation into or affiliation with any organization.

COMPLAINTS AND INVESTIGATIONS

Alleged victims of the above-referenced offenses shall report these incidents immediately to a teacher, counselor or building administrator. All school employees are required to report alleged violations of this policy to the principal/designee. All other members of the school community, including students, parents, volunteers, and visitors, are encouraged to report any act that may be a violation of this policy. 

While reports may be made anonymously, an individual’s need for confidentiality must be balanced with obligations to cooperate with police investigations or legal proceedings, to provide due process to the accused, to conduct a thorough investigation or to take necessary actions to resolve a complaint, and the identity of parties and witnesses may be disclosed in appropriate circumstances to individuals with a need to know.

The principal/designee at each school shall be responsible for investigating and resolving complaints. Once a complaint is received, the principal/designee shall initiate and investigation within forty-eight (48) hours of receipt of the report. If a report is not initiated within forty-eight (48) hours, the principal/designee shall provide the director of schools with appropriate documentation detailing the reasons why the investigation was not initiated within the required timeframe. 

The principal/designee shall notify the parent/legal guardian when a student is involved in an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, bullying, or cyber-bullying. The principal/designee shall provide information on district counseling and support services. Students involved in an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, bullying, or cyber-bullying shall be referred to the appropriate school counselor by the principal/designee when deemed necessary. 

The principal/designee is responsible for determining whether an alleged act constitutes a violation of this policy, and such act shall be held to violate this policy when it meets one of the following conditions:

  •       It places the student in reasonable fear or harm for the student’s person or property;
  •       It has a substantially detrimental effect on the student’s physical or mental health;
  •       It has the effect of substantially interfering with the student’s academic performance; or
  •       It has the effect of substantially interfering with the student’s ability to participate in or benefit   from the services, activities, or privileges provided by a school.

Upon the determination of a violation, the principal/designee shall conduct a prompt, thorough, and complete investigation of each alleged incident. All investigations shall be completed and appropriate intervention taken within twenty (20) calendar days from the receipt of the initial report.4 If the investigation is not complete or intervention has not taken place within twenty (20) calendar days, the principal/designee shall provide the director of schools with appropriate documentation detailing the reasons why the investigation has not been completed or the appropriate intervention has not taken place. Within the parameters of the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) at 20 U.S.C. § 1232g, a written report on the investigation will be delivered to the parents of the complainant, parents of the accused students and to the Director of Schools. 

RESPONSE AND PREVENTION

School administrators shall consider the nature and circumstances of the incident, the age of the violator, the degree of harm, previous incidences or patterns of behavior, or any other factors, as appropriate to properly respond to each situation. 

A substantiated charge against an employee shall result in disciplinary action up to and including termination. A substantiated charge against a student may result in corrective or disciplinary action up to and including suspension. 

An employee disciplined for violation of this policy may appeal the decision by contacting the Federal Rights Coordinator. Any student disciplined for violation of this policy may appeal the decision in accordance with disciplinary policies and procedures. 

REPORTS

When a complaint is filed alleging a violation of this policy where there is physical harm or the threat of physical harm to a student or a student’s property, the principal/designee of each middle school, junior high school, or high school shall report the findings and any disciplinary actions taken to the director of schools and the chair of the board of education. 

By July 1 of each year, the director of schools/designee shall prepare a report of all of the bullying cases brought to the attention of school officials during the prior academic year. The report shall also indicate how the cases were resolved and/or the reasons they are still pending. This report shall be presented to the board of education at its regular July meeting, and it shall be submitted to the state department of education by August 1. 

The director of schools shall develop forms and procedures to ensure compliance with the requirements of this policy and TCA 49-6-4503.

RETALIATION AND FALSE ACCUSATIONS

Retaliation against any person who reports or assists in any investigation of an act alleged in this policy is prohibited. The consequences and appropriate remedial action for a person who engages in retaliation shall be determined by the administrator after consideration of the nature, severity, and circumstances of the act.

False accusations accusing another person of having committed an act prohibited under this policy are prohibited. The consequences and appropriate remedial action for a person found to have falsely accused another may range from positive behavioral interventions up to and including suspension and expulsion. 

Claiborne County Board of Education 6.305 – Student Concerns, Complaints and Grievances

Student Concerns and Complaints 

Decisions made by school personnel — such as aides, teachers, or assistant principals — which students believe are unfair or in violation of pertinent policies of the Board or individual school rules may be appealed to the school principal or a designated representative. To appeal, students will contact the principal’s office in their school and provide their name, the issue and the reason for their appeal on a printed form available at the school office within two days. The appeal will usually be decided confidentially and promptly, preferably within ten (10) school days. 

However, if the principal does not make a decision within ten (10) school days following the date of complaint, students or parents may appeal at that time by contacting the director of schools/designee at the central office. The information provided should include the student’s name, the school and a description of the problem. 

An investigation and decision will be made within two (2) school days and communicated to the school principal and student by telephone. A written copy of the decision also will be sent to the student and the principal. 

Discrimination/Harassment Grievance Procedures

Filing a Complaint — Any student of this school district who wishes to file a discrimination/harassment grievance against another student or an employee of the district may file a written or oral (recorded, if possible) complaint with a complaint manager. Students may also report an allegation of discrimination/ harassment to any teacher or other adult employed in the school who shall inform a complaint manager of the allegation. The complaint should include the following information. 

  •   Identity of the alleged victim and person accused;
  •   Location, date, time, & circumstances of the alleged incident; Description of incident.
  •   Identity of witnesses; and
  •   Any other evidence available.

Investigation — Within twenty-four hours of receiving the student’s complaint, the complaint manager shall notify the complaining student’s parent/guardian and the principal who shall inform the director of schools. The parent/guardian shall be given notice of the right to attend an interview of the student in a non-intimidating environment in order to elicit full disclosure of the student’s allegations. This interview shall take place within five (5) days from the time the complaint was first made. If no parent/guardian attends the interview, another adult, mutually agreed upon by the student and the complaint manager, shall attend and may serve as the student’s advocate. After a complete investigation, if the allegations are substantiated, immediate and appropriate corrective or disciplinary action shall be initiated.

The complaint and identity of the complainant will not be disclosed except: (1) as required by law or this policy; (2) as necessary to fully investigate the complaint; or (3) as authorized by the complainant. A school representative will meet with and advise the complainant regarding the findings, and whether corrective measures and/or disciplinary action were taken. The investigation and response to the complainant will be completed within thirty (30) school days. Copies of the report will be sent to the student, principal, Federal Rights Coordinator and the director of schools. One copy shall be kept in the complaint manager’s file for one (1) year beyond the student’s eighteenth (18th) birthday. The director of schools shall keep the Board informed of all complaints. 

Decision and Appeal — If the complainant is not in agreement with the findings of fact as reported by the complaint manager, an appeal may be made, within five (5) work days to the director of schools. The director of schools will review the investigation, make any corrective action deemed necessary and provide a written response to the complainant. If the complainant is not in agreement with the director of schools’ findings of fact, appeal may be made to the Board of Education within five (5) work days. The Board shall, within thirty (30) days from the date the appeal was received, review the investigation and the actions of the director of schools and may support, amend or overturn the actions based upon review and report their decision in writing to the complainant.

 

Appointing Complaint Managers 

The director of schools shall appoint at least two complaint managers, one of each gender for each school. The Federal Rights Coordinator may serve as a complaint manager.  The director of schools shall insert into this policy the names, addresses and telephone numbers of current complaint managers. This policy shall be published in the parent/student handbook distributed annually to every student. Building administrators are responsible for educating and training their respective staff and students as to the definition and recognition of discrimination/harassment.

 

Complaint Managers:

     Bob Oakes or Dorothy Shuford

      P.O. Box 179

      1403 Tazewell Rd.

      Tazewell, TN  37879

      Phone:  (423) 626-3543

Cafeteria

Claiborne County Schools will be participating in Community Provision Eligibility (CEP) for the school year 2020-2021. All Claiborne County students will receive breakfast and lunch at no cost.

Our cafeteria serves nutritious breakfasts and lunches each day. We encourage all students to purchase their meals in the cafeteria. Students are expected to observe proper etiquette at all times in the cafeteria and while waiting to enter the cafeteria. Inappropriate behavior will result in the student losing cafeteria seating privileges. 

Cafeteria Rules:

  •       Do not crowd or push others
  •       Be courteous and respectful to food servers
  •       Stay seated during the lunch period
  •       Leave the table and floor around your place in a clean condition
  •       Return trays and utensils to proper place

Conduct of Students on School Bus

The school bus driver and principal are jointly responsible for the conduct of students on buses.  The school bus driver shall report any misconduct of pupils on the bus to the principal of the school the pupil attends. 

A pupil shall become ineligible for transportation when his behavior is such as to cause danger or disruption on a school bus, or when he/she disobeys state or local regulations and rules pertaining to pupil transportation.

Bus drivers shall not put children off the bus en route to or from school. However, with the approval of the principal, the driver may refuse service on the next regular trip and continue to do so until the pupil and his/her parents have cleared the matter with the school principal. The principal will notify the bus driver when the matter has been settled. 

Children riding a bus other than the one assigned, shall not be allowed to get on or off the school bus unless they present the driver with a principal or parent approval permit.

Principals may suspend or recommend expulsion of students for disobedience or disturbance on a bus in the same manner as for any other infraction which occurs in the school.

A child who damages a school bus must pay for the damage; that child may be dismissed from the bus until payment is made. 

Students who come to H.Y.Livesay Middle School on a bus are expected to return home on that bus unless the teacher has been notified by a note or telephone call from the parent. 

Improper conduct on the bus will not be tolerated. Student safety is our most important priority. 

If you have any questions regarding bus routes, times, etc., please contact the bus garage (423) 626-4333. 

Bus Safety Complaint Process

The following procedure will govern how students, teachers, staff, and community members shall submit bus safety complaints:

  1.     All complaints shall be submitted to the transportation supervisor; and
  2.     Forms may be submitted in person, via phone, mail, or email.
  3.     Written complaints shall be submitted on forms located on the district’s website at: http://www.claibornecountyschools.com/transportation.htm . In the case of a complaint received via phone, the person receiving the phone call shall be responsible for filling out the form and submitting it to the transportation supervisor.

The transportation supervisor shall begin an investigation of all bus safety complaints within twenty-four (24) hours of receipt. Within forty-eight (48) hours of receipt of the initial complaint, the transportation supervisor shall submit a preliminary report to the director of schools. This report shall include:

  1.     The time and date the complaint was received;
  2.     The name of the bus driver;
  3.     A copy or summary of the complaint; and
  4.     Any prior complaints or disciplinary actions taken against the driver.

Within sixty (60) school days of receiving the initial complaint, the transportation supervisor shall submit a final written report to the director of schools that details the investigation’s findings as well as the action taken in response to the complaint. 

Communication

If you need to contact H.Y.Livesay Middle School, please call (423) 869-4663 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Once the school day begins it is our policy not to interrupt classroom instruction. Please telephone the school only with emergency messages for your children. If you have concerns regarding your child’s performance in the classroom, please call the school office to arrange a conference time. Teachers’ first responsibility is to supervise and teach their classes; therefore, they cannot hold impromptu conferences with parents or guardians. You are welcome to call and leave a message with the school’s secretary. If you wish to visit the school, please remember to park in the front parking lot, enter the main entrance and come directly to the office. Please check the school web site for events and announcements. (www.claibornecountyschools.com/livesay

Cell Phone Policy

Students may possess personal communications devices, such as cell phones, while on school property. All personal communication devices must be in the off mode and kept in a backpack, purse, or similar personal carry-all and may not be used during school hours. The principal or his/her designee may grant a student permission to use a personal communication device at his/her discretion. A device used outside these parameters shall result in confiscation of the device until such time as it may be released to the student’s parent or guardian. A student in violation of this policy is subject to disciplinary action. (See Claiborne County Policy) 

Use of the phone in an improper or illegal manner on school grounds such as (but not limited to), threatening texts or inappropriate pictures or videos, will result in the notification of the legal authorities. 

Use of cameras on personal communication devices is strictly prohibited on school property or at school functions. A student in violation of this policy is subject to disciplinary action. 

H.Y.Livesay Middle School will accept no responsibility for these items should they be destroyed, lost or stolen.

Personal Electronic Devices

Personal Electronic Devices such as CD players, I Pods, or MP3 players may be stored in backpacks, purses or personal carry-alls. However, the use of the devices during school hours is strictly forbidden. Use or improper storage of the personal electronic device will result in confiscation of the device until such time as it may be released to a student’s parent or guardian. A student in violation of this policy is subject to disciplinary action. 

H.Y.Livesay Middle School will accept no responsibility for these items should they be destroyed, lost or stolen.

INTERNET, TECHNOLOGY AND NETWORK ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

Internet access is available to students in the Claiborne County School System. The Internet offers vast, diverse, and unique resources to students. Our goal is to promote educational excellence by facilitating resource sharing, innovation, collaboration and communication in support of our curriculum. Users may participate in distance learning programs, consult with experts, locate materials to meet educational needs, access informational databases, university libraries, and the Library of Congress.

Among the vast resources on the Internet are some materials that are not suitable for viewing in a school environment. It is prohibited to locate materials that are illegal, defamatory, or offensive. Such conduct will lead to the immediate loss of Internet access and may lead to other disciplinary actions. Even though ENA has placed a content filtering device on our Internet service, some unsuitable material may still be accessible. Misuse can come in many forms, but can be viewed as any information sent/received that indicates or suggests pornography, unethical or illegal solicitations, racism, sexism, inappropriate language, harassing or insulting attacks, violation of copyright laws, Cyberbullying, and any other unacceptable information. Misuse also includes damaging computers, computer systems, software or computer networks; using another’s ID/password; improper use of data folders or work files; and interference and interruption of the systems and networks. The only Internet that may be accessed from a District Campus is the Internet that the District provides. Use of the Internet, Technology and the Network is a privilege. Violation of the policy may result in disciplinary action, revoking of a user’s access and/or appropriate legal action.

For additional information refer to the School Handbook and/or the Claiborne County Board of Education Procedures and Policy, including but not limited to: “3.300” Equipment and Supplies Management, “4.406” Use of the Internet, “4.407” Web Pages, “5.610” Staff and Student Relations, 6.709 Fees and Fines.

Users are expected to understand and abide by the acceptable use guidelines set forth by the Claiborne County Board of Education. The Board makes no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding the use of the Internet. The Board shall accept no liability or legal responsibility for any damage which may arise from the use of the Internet in violation of these guidelines. There is not reasonable expectation of privacy while using technology.

Appropriate Internet, Technology and Network Usage

Network etiquette includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Do not reveal your own personal address or phone number or those of other students or colleagues.
  • Keep your password private.
  • Use appropriate language and show consideration and respect for others at all times.
  • Do not use offensive messages, pictures or suggestive statements.
  • Do not use threatening or harassing communication.
  • Do not use technology to steal. Do not illegally copy software, use resources without authorization, or plagiarize the intellectual property of others.
  • Cite all quotes, references, and sources and always follow copyright rules and laws.
  • Be mindful of the rights of other network users. Do not violate the privacy of other users.
  • Do not use the network in any way that would disrupt its operation or that would interfere with another user’s work and abide by the policies and procedures of each network.
  • Printing is a privilege and should be used for educational purposes only.
  • Always think about the social consequences of what you do on the network and its lasting impact.

Email

CCSD uses G Suite for Education and students will be assigned an account that includes mail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Classroom, and other features to enable students to complete assignments along with AppleIDs for iPad users. These accounts are in compliance with The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and no student personally identifiable information is revealed to users outside the school district. AppleID and other accounts as necessary for educational purposes will be set up in accordance with these regulations. eMail accounts are filtered and monitored.

Email can be a powerful communication tool for students to increase communication and collaboration. Teachers will make every reasonable effort to monitor student conduct related to class content in order to maintain a positive learning environment. All participants will respect the teacher’s time and professionalism by supporting the same positive approach and will be respectful in their postings and comments.

Google Apps is for school projects. Students using Google Apps for their own purposes are cautioned that the district offers no guarantees to the safety or permanence of ANY data in its Google system. When sharing a document, spreadsheet, presentation, sites, or other file with other users, one agrees to report any violations of school policies or government laws immediately, users are expected to contribute fairly, citing sources whenever necessary.

Deliberate destruction or vandalism of other users’ data or shared data is prohibited. Nothing should be deleted without the permission of the person who created it. Google Apps will not be used to post any information for commercial activities, product advertisement, or political advocacy, nor will it be used to post any obscene, discriminatory, or offensive material. District employees have the right to monitor all postings and activities in Google Apps.

Access to and use of the student’s Google account is considered a privilege. Claiborne County School District maintains the right to terminate the access and use of their Google account when there is reason to believe the violations of law or district policies have occurred. The alleged violation will be directed to the building principal and addressed according to the procedures outlined in the student handbook.

General Email Guidelines

  • Email is to be used for school-related communication.
  • Do not send harassing or offensive email or messages
  • Do not send spam email or messages containing a virus or other malicious content.
  • Do not send or read email or messages at inappropriate times, such as during class instruction.
  • Do not send email to share test answers or promote cheating in any way.
  • Do not use the account of another person.

Permission to Publish

Students will have the opportunity to have academic, sport, and activity related information posted on the school and district website and news media. No home address or telephone number will appear on the site. For the purpose of sharing with the community the programs and accomplishments of our schools, students will have the opportunity to have academic, sport, and activity related information posted on the school and district website and possibly in other public forums as deemed appropriate by teacher sponsor.

The Acceptable Use Policy is part of the Student Handbook and by signing the handbook you agree to all included policies.

Lost and Found/Personal Belongings

Articles found in and around the school should be turned into the office where the owners may claim their property by identifying it. We do not allow personal belongings such as radios, sports equipment, toys, etc. at school unless the student has the approval of the teacher. Too often these items distract the students from the learning process and present a security problem for the school. H.Y.Livesay Middle School will accept no responsibility for these items should they be destroyed, lost or stolen.

Parent Conferences

Parents are welcome and encouraged to come to school to talk with teachers. Appointments must be made to coincide with the teachers’ schedule. This should be done through the office. Call to set up the conference. Three Parent Teacher Conference Days have been reserved on the school calendar, weather permitting.

Families and community members should be engaged in the education of students. Claiborne County’s Family Engagement Policy can be found online at the following web address:

http://web.claibornecountyschools.com/parentinv/tennessee-education-standards-review-social-studies/

Curriculum

H.Y. Livesay Middle School’s curriculum is aligned with the state core curriculum and provides instruction in the following disciplines: math, reading, language arts, social studies, science, physical education, and technology. In addition to the Tennessee State Curriculum Frameworks, we have implemented Math Enrichment, Guidance, Writing, and Band.

Other programs supplement our regular curriculum. These programs include speech, interventions, a gifted and talented program, a Before/After School program and student counseling programs. These special programs are for students who meet established criteria. 

 

Homework

Homework is necessary to reinforce and assess your child’s learning. Please treat it accordingly. Making homework a family commitment can help your child develop lifelong study skills, self-discipline and independence. Here are some tips to help your child:

  1. Agree upon homework rules and make sure they are followed.
  2. Develop a regular schedule and learn to balance homework, play and chores.
  3. Let your child do the homework. Be available to answer questions or to offer guidance.
  4. After the homework is completed, review it with your child.
  5. Encourage and assist your child to get homework to school on time.

Notices/Graded Papers

Numerous announcements and notices are sent home with students. In many instances such communications do not make the journey home. The home and school need to impress upon students the important roll they play in making sure the home receives every school message.

Graded papers are sent home weekly. Progress Reports are sent home at the end of each three week grading period. Report cards are issued at the end of each nine-week grading period. Parents can expect report cards to be brought home by the student approximately a week after each grading period ends. End –of –year report cards are issued on the last day of school.

It is important for your child’s welfare that we work together in his/her educational development. If you suspect a problem is developing, or if you would like further suggestions on how to help your child, do not hesitate to contact us. 

Emergency Forms

Your child will bring home an emergency form the first day of school. It is imperative that this form be accurately completed and returned the next school day. There may be times when school personnel will need immediate access to information about your child. 

Please be sure to update the school office with any changes that occur during the year, for example, any address or phone number changes or changes of people to contact if you are unavailable. * PLEASE NOTE that emergency phone numbers should allow conversation with a human being—not voice mail, answering machines, disconnected numbers, etc.

Accidents /Illness/Medication

In the event that an illness or accident requires medical attention, every effort will be made to contact the parent/guardian immediately. If this is not possible, the principal will, after consulting the student’s information file, use his/her discretion in obtaining proper and speedy medical attention.

Any student who shows symptoms of a contagious disease or condition –such as chickenpox, impetigo, and head lice—will be sent home and must remain there until the condition is corrected.

 State Law prohibits the administration of any medication, prescription or nonprescription, without written authorization and specific instructions from the parent/guardian. Forms are available in the school office, and must be completed before medicine is administered. Verbal instructions/permission will not be acceptable.

(See Claiborne County Board of Education Policy for Medication Appendix.) 

Immunizations

Tennessee state law requires that all students must be adequately immunized and cannot attend school until a record of such immunization is presented to the school as issued by a physician or health authority. The child must have four (4) DPT, four (4) Polio, one (1) DPT Booster, one (1) Polio Booster and two (2) MMR on or after the first birthday. Students are required to have three (3) Hepatitis B and four (4) HIBS. A fifth (5th) DPT is recommended, but not required

**Each student must also have a copy of his/her birth-certificate and social security card on file at school.

Americans with Disabilities Act

It is the intent of the Claiborne County School System to ensure that students who are disabled within the definition of Americans with Disabilities Act Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are identified, evaluated, and provided with necessary accommodations for appropriate educational services. Students may be disabled under this policy even though they do not require services pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). 

**Due process rights of disabled students and their parents are guaranteed at H.Y. Livesay Middle School. 

Special Education

The Claiborne County School System recognizes the importance of identifying students with exceptional abilities or disabilities and then providing appropriate educational programs for them.  

Dress Code: Claiborne County School Board Policy 6.310

  1. All shirts and blouses must be long enough to extend past the waistline to overlap the pants/skirts, etc., covering the back, with no cutouts or see-through elements.
  2. Pants, skirts, skorts, and shorts must be worn so that the waistband (top) is above the hips.
  3. Clothing of a type, or worn in such a manner, so as to reveal undergarments or bare skin between the upper chest and mid-thigh is NOT permitted.
  4. Sleeveless shirts, blouses and dresses must come up to the armpit.
  5. Clothing must be worn appropriately and clothing must not be tight fitting, such as knit or spandex bicycle/biker pants.
  6. Some examples of prohibited clothing include but are not limited to: Bare midriff tops, belly shirts, halter tops, clothing two or more sizes too large, off the shoulder tops, muscle shirts, short shorts, bathing suits, tube tops, tank tops, clothing with large pockets (Cargo style), knit or spandex bicycle/biker pants/short, spaghetti straps, bedtime attire, and mini-skirts.
  7. The wearing of hats, caps, bandanas, or sunglasses is not allowed at school. Medical exceptions will be considered. 

Vandalism and Property Damage

Our school building and equipment cost the taxpayers to construct, purchase and maintain. Students are expected to show the same respect for school property (including textbooks) that parents expect for family property. Accidental damage should be reported to a teacher or to the office immediately. Students who willfully destroy school property will be required to pay for losses or damage. If the principal deems it necessary, the student will be suspended from school. We have installed a security system with interior and exterior surveillance cameras to protect the premises. 

Field Trips/ Incentive Trips

Incentive trips and field trips may be planned to various points of interest in this area. Parents are asked to sign the permission slip in the information packet at registration. We will use the signed permission slip for all incentive and field trips this school year. No student will be allowed to leave the school campus without written permission from the parent or guardian.

 

 RESPONSIBLE USE POLICY/PROCEDURE

STUDENT, EDUCATOR, & STAFF

CLAIBORNE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION INTERNET, TECHNOLOGY AND NETWORK

This policy is established to govern use of school district technologies, including computer networks, connections, resources, Internet, and devices. The policy applies to district technology users on and off campus and all devices that connect to the network. This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list but a clarification of expectations.

Appropriate Internet, Technology and Network Usage & Social Media Guidelines

Network etiquette includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Do not reveal your own personal information, address, or phone number or those of other students or colleagues.
  • Keep your password private.
  • Use appropriate language and show consideration and respect for others at all times.
  • Be aware of what you post online and how it reflects on your permanent digital footprint. Disagreeing with others

opinions can be done with a respectful tone.

  • Do not use offensive messages, pictures or suggestive statements.
  • Do not use threatening, intimidating, hurtful or harassing communication. Cyberbullying will not be tolerated.
  • Users may not use devices to record, transmit or post photos or video of a person or persons on campus. Nor can any

images or video be transmitted or posted at any time without the permission of a teacher or administrator.

  • Do not use technology to steal, illegally copy software or resources, or plagiarize the intellectual property of others.
  • Cite all quotes, references, and sources and always follow copyright rules and laws.
  • Be mindful of the rights of other network users. Do not violate the privacy of other users.
  • Do not use the network in any way that would disrupt its operation or that would interfere with another user’s work.
  • Do not knowingly or negligently transmit viruses or malware or any other programs that will degrade

or disrupt the network , information, or devices

  • Do not use proxies or other resources to circumvent Content Filtering. Disabling, reconfiguring, or circumventing the content filter is a violation of policy. Content Filtering provides protection to the user and device, but the user is responsible for accessing appropriate material online. The district shall take reasonable precautions to prevent students from accessing material and information that is obscene, pornographic or otherwise harmful to minors, including violence, nudity, or graphic language that does not serve a legitimate pedagogical purpose.
  • Printing is a privilege and should be used for educational purposes only.
  • Always think about the social consequences of what you do on the network and its lasting impact.

Prohibited or illegal activities, including, but not limited to:

ª Sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures

ª Using obscene language

ª Harassing, insulting, defaming or attacking others

ª Damaging computers, computer systems or computer networks

ª Hacking or attempting unauthorized access

ª Violation of copyright laws

ª Trespassing in another’s folders, work or files

ª Intentional misuse of resources

ª Using another’s password or other identifier (impersonation)

ª Use of the network for commercial purposes

ª Buying or selling on the Internet

Terms of Use

  • Among the vast resources on the Internet are some materials that are not suitable for viewing in a school environment. It is prohibited to locate materials that are illegal, defamatory, or offensive. Such conduct will lead to the immediate loss of Internet access and may lead to other disciplinary actions. For additional information refer to the School Handbook and/or the Claiborne County Board of Education Procedures and Policy,
  • All School Board Policies must be adhered to and include but not limited to:

 

“3.300” Equipment and Supplies Management “4.406” Use of the Internet

“4.407” Web Pages “5.610” Staff and Student Relations

“6.709” Fees and fines

  • Mobile technology is for instructional purposes only and should be used in a responsible and ethical manner.
  • All apps or downloads must have educational purposes.
  • Use of personal 3G, 4G, or other wireless connection is prohibited on school grounds.
  • Users are expected to alert school/county administration immediately of any concerns for safety or security.
  • District mobile technology will be returned during the final week of school so it can be checked for serviceability.
  • If a student, educator, or staff member transfers, is suspended, or a student is sent to the Alternative School, the mobile device must be returned to the instructor/administrator who issued the device.
  • Damages or neglect to the mobile technology will cause the Claiborne County Board of Education to charge the student replacement and repair costs(s) based on fair market value.
  • The Claiborne County Board of Education reserves the right to repossess any mobile technology at any time if the user does not fully comply with all terms of this agreement.
  • Security of the device is the responsibility of the user and must be in a secured location when not in use.
  • Additional guidelines may be added or changes may be made during the school year by Administration.

 

Care of Devices

  1. Never attempt to repair the device. Under no circumstances are users to attempt to open or tamper with the internal components of the device. All repairs will be handled by the Technology Department.
  2. Never attempt to “jailbreak”, hack into, reconfigure or reset the device.
  3. Devices should always be in the protective cases.
  4. Devices in need of repair must be reported to the instructor who issued you the device.
  5. Do not write, draw, paint, place stickers/labels or otherwise deface your device or device case. Remember these devices are the property of Claiborne County Schools.
  6. Never put weight on the device –do not stack other items on top of it.
  7. Liquids, food, and other debris can damage the device. Do not eat or drink while using the device.
  8. Take care when inserting cords, cables, and other removable storage devices to avoid damage to the ports. First, plug your power supply into the electrical outlet. Then plug your power cord into your device..
  9. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure work is not lost due to mechanical failure or accidental deletion. All work should be backed up. A dead battery is not an excuse for late or missing work.
  10. 1:1 devices should have a passcode or password for data protection and should be kept private.
  11. Clean the screen with a soft, dry, anti-static or micro-fiber cloth. Do not use any type of liquid or water to clean the screen. You may clean touch screen with a lint free cloth.
  12. Printing will be on a limited basis as needed for educational purposes.
  13. Keep all passwords private. You are responsible for your own accounts.
  14. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that the device is secured in a locker with a lock or other safe location when not being used.
  15. Sound must be turned down and student-provided headphones or earbuds may be required for some assignments. 

Use of District Mobile Device IF allowed to go home

  1. Devices are required to be brought to school each day with a fully charged battery. Students leaving devices at home will be required to complete alternate assignments at the discretion of the teacher.
  2. A dead battery or not bringing the device is not an excuse for late or missing work.
  3. Use of the mobile device in other classes is at the discretion of the teacher. Student misuse will be disciplined according to the Cell Phone Policy 6.312 and the school student handbook.
  4. Do not expose the device to extreme temperatures, direct sunlight, or ultraviolet light for extended periods of time and never leave your device in a vehicle or outside.
  5. DO NOT loan your mobile device to anyone, other students, family members, etc.

Lost, damaged, or Stolen Devices – Immediately report to instructor or administrator

  1. If Stolen – Attempt to locate device on cloud based location program. a. Instructor or administrator must report the incident to law enforcement and file a report.
  2. Instructors or administrators must immediately report the incident to the School SRO officer, Technology Supervisor, & Safety Director and provide a copy of the police report. 
  3. If Lost – Attempt to locate device on cloud based location program. a. Physically hunt devices in all known locations where the user has been.
  4. Instructor or administrator must immediately report the incident to the School SRO officer and Technology Supervisor and provide a copy of the situation.
  5. Assessment and determination of the situation will be made.
  6. Requests for the cost of replacement will be made to the user.
  7. Users will be provided an alternate means by which work can be completed. 
  8. If Damaged a. User must provide, to the instructor or administrator, a detailed description of the damage, how the damage occurred, and how the damage is impacting the functionality of the device.
  9. Instructor or administrator must report the incident to the School SRO officer and Technology Supervisor and provide a copy of the damage assessment.
  10. Assessment and determination of the situation will be made.
  11. Requests for cost of repair or replacement will be made to the user. 
  12. Users are financially responsible for the loss or any damage to the device and are responsible for the cost of repairs or replacement. 

Technology Agreement

It is the District’s expectation that all network user access and device usage will be in a responsible manner. All electronic communications, including email and Internet communications should conform to the school district’s acceptable use policies. Users shall have no expectation of privacy when using district technology. Any email or computer application or information in district technology is subject to monitoring by the staff and/or administration. All mobile technology will be labeled and it can be identified by record of serial number and county label. 

 

Email

CCSD uses G Suite for Education and students will be assigned an account that includes mail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Classroom, and other features to enable students to complete assignments along with AppleIDs for iPad users. These accounts are in compliance with The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and no student personally identifiable information is revealed to users outside the school district. AppleID and other accounts as necessary for educational purposes will be set up in accordance with these regulations. e-Mail accounts are filtered and monitored. 

Email can be a powerful communication tool for students to increase communication and collaboration. Teachers will make every reasonable effort to monitor student conduct related to class content in order to maintain a positive learning environment. All participants will respect the teacher’s time and professionalism by supporting the same positive approach and will be respectful in their postings and comments. 

Google Apps is for school projects. Students using Google Apps for their own purposes are cautioned that the district offers no guarantees to the safety or permanence of ANY data in its Google system. When sharing a document, spreadsheet, presentation, sites, or other file with other users, one agrees to report any violations of school policies or government laws immediately, users are expected to contribute fairly, citing sources whenever necessary.

Deliberate destruction or vandalism of other users’ data or shared data is prohibited. Nothing should be deleted without the permission of the person who created it. Google Apps will not be used to post any information for commercial activities, product advertisement, or political advocacy, nor will it be used to post any obscene, discriminatory, or offensive material. District employees have the right to monitor all postings and activities in Google Apps.  

Access to and use of the student’s Google account is considered a privilege. Claiborne County School District maintains the right to terminate the access and use of their Google account when there is reason to believe the violations of law or district policies have occurred. The alleged violation will be directed to the building principal and addressed according to the procedures outlined in the student handbook.

General Email Guidelines

• Email is to be used for school-related communication.

• Do not send harassing or offensive email or messages

• Do not send spam email or messages containing a virus or other malicious content.

• Do not send or read email or messages at inappropriate times, such as during class instruction.

• Do not send email to share test answers or promote cheating in any way.

• Do not use the account of another person.

 

Permission to Publish

Students will have the opportunity to have academic, sport, and activity related information posted on the school and district website and news media. No home address or telephone number will appear on the site. For the purpose of sharing with the community the programs and accomplishments of our schools, students will have the opportunity to have academic, sport, and activity related information posted on the school and district website and possibly in other public forums as deemed appropriate by the teacher sponsor.

Suggestions For Parents

 Parent Involvement 

Families and community members should be engaged in the education of students. Claiborne County’s Family Engagement Policy can be found online at the following web address:

http://web.claibornecountyschools.com/parentinv/tennessee-education-standards-review-social-studies/

We offer the following suggestions to encourage you to recommit yourself to your child’s future:

  •       Encourage your children to try to conquer the difficult. Let them know you expect their best.
  •       Provide the necessary tools for them to be successful. A dictionary, notebooks, pencils, etc. are needed to produce work of which your children can be proud.
  •       Encourage reading. It sharpens mental skills and increases vocabulary and awareness of the world and of self.
  •       Take an interest in your child’s education.
  •       Meet your child’s teachers.
  •       Ask about classes and what is being learned.
  •       Discuss the books your children are reading.
  •       Challenge them to think.
  •       Be an example.
  •       Let them see you reading, studying, and learning.
  •       Show them learning is an on-going, lifelong process. 

 

Title I:  “Parents’ Right to Know”

Parents of children in Title I schools have the right to request and receive timely information on the professional qualifications of their children’s classroom teachers. Parents may request the following:

  • Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived;
  •  The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, including the field of discipline of the certification or degree; and
  • Whether paraprofessionals have met state qualifying criteria.
  • Access the full ESEA Document at https://bit.ly/2C9Biuo   

Unsafe School Choice

If a child were to become the victim of a violent crime, parents will receive written notification that their child has the right to transfer to another school within the district. Parents of students in a school identified as unsafe are notified in writing of their rights. 

Student’s Privacy Rights

As governed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), each student over 18 (eighteen) years of age (an “eligible student”) or his/her Parent, if the Student is under 18 (eighteen) or is the Parent’s dependent, has a right to:

    • Inspect and review the student’s education records;
    • Seek correction of items in the record which are believed to be inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of the student’s rights, including the right to a hearing upon request;

 

  •  File a complaint with the appropriate state or federal officials when the school system violates laws and regulations relative to student records;

 

    • Obtain a copy of Claiborne County Board of Education Policy 6.601 and a copy of such educational records; and

 

  •  Exercise control over other people’s access to the records, except when prior written consent is given, or under circumstances as provided by law or regulations, or where the school system has designated certain information as “directory information” (that which is contained in an education record of a student which would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed).

 

 

 

 

 

Claiborne County

State and Board Mandated Tests

2020-2021 Test Administration Windows

 

   

*When student test data is made available to the district, individual performance reports will be sent to parents.

Notice of Claiborne County School Board Policy 4.802 – Student Equal Access (Limited Public Forum)

Schools may allow students to form clubs or groups that meet before, during, and/or after the school day. Requests to form such clubs or groups shall not be denied based upon the religious nature or beliefs of the proposed club or group. If permitted, school administrators shall ensure that all clubs have the same abilities to access facilities and advertise their meetings.

PROTECTION OF PUPIL RIGHTS AMENDMENT (PPRA)

The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) requires notification of parents to opt your child out of participating in certain school activities.  These activities include a student survey, analysis, or evaluation that concerns one or more of the following eight areas:

  1. Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or student’s p
  2. Mental or psychological problems of the student or student’s family;
  3. Sex behavior or atti
  4. Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior;
  5. Critical appraisals of others with whom respondents have close family relationships;
  6. Legally recognized privileged relationships, such as lawyers, doctors, or ministers;
  7. Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or parents; or
  8. Income, other than as required by law to determine program eligibility.

 This requirement also applies to the collection, disclosure or use of student information for marketing purposes and certain physical exams and screenings. If an activity is scheduled during the school year, parents and guardians will be notified and given the opportunity to opt-out their student from participating. 

Claiborne County Board of Education Policy 6.4001 – Student Surveys, Analysis, and Evaluations defines the rights of students and families and can be found online at: http://images.pcmac.org/Uploads/TennesseeSBA/TennesseeSBA/Departments/DocumentsCategories/Documents/64001_15.pdf 

ASBESTOS HAZARD EMERGENCY RESPONSE ACT (AHERA)

The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) requires school districts to inspect their buildings for asbestos-containing building materials and develop, maintain, and update an asbestos management plan. The Claiborne County School District’s Asbestos Management Plan and information regarding planned or in-progress inspections, re-inspections, response actions, and post-response actions, including periodic re-inspection and surveillance activities can be found on the district website’s Maintenance Department page.

MCKINNEY-VENTO HOMELESS ASSISTANCE ACT

Claiborne County Board of Education Policy 6.503 – Homeless Students – requires that homeless students (youth in transition) shall have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education as provided to other children and youths. The Director of Schools has developed procedures to ensure that youth in transition are recognized administratively and that appropriate and available services are provided. Those procedures can be found online at:

https://www.dropbox.com/home/Claiborne%20County%20Procedures%20Manual/6%20Students?preview=AP+6.503+Homeless+Students+Procedures.pdf

School placement of youth in transition shall be determined on the student’s best interest. At all times, a strong presumption that keeping the student in the school of origin is in the student’s best interest shall be maintained, unless doing so would be contrary to a request made by the student’s parent/guardian or the student in the case of an unaccompanied youth. Procedures for school placement of youth in transition and information regarding dispute resolution processes can be found online at: http://web.claibornecountyschools.com/parentinv/dispute-resolution-procedure/