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Annual Notices

Board Policies

Board of Education Policy Manual

Bullying

At least semi-annually, the Superintendent shall provide to the President of the Board a written summary of all reported incidents and post the summary on the District web site. The list shall be limited to the number of verified acts of harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying, whether in the classroom, on school property, to and from school, or at school-sponsored events.

Allegations of criminal misconduct and suspected child abuse will be reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency and/or to Child Protective Services in accordance with statute. District personnel shall cooperate with investigations by such agencies.

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Bullying Report

The Board of Education is committed to providing a safe, positive, productive, and nurturing educational environment for all of its students. The Board encourages the promotion of positive interpersonal relations between members of the school community.

Harassment, intimidation, or bullying toward a student, whether by other students, staff, or third parties is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. This prohibition includes aggressive behavior, physical, verbal, and psychological abuse, and violence within a dating relationship. The Board will not tolerate any gestures, comments, threats, or actions which cause or threaten to cause bodily harm or personal degradation. This policy applies to all activities in the District, including activities on school property, on a school bus, or while en route to or from school, and those occurring off school property if the student or employee is at any school-sponsored, school-approved or school-related activity or function, such as field trips or athletic events where students are under the school's control, in a school vehicle, or where an employee is engaged in school business.

This policy has been developed in consultation with parents, District employees, volunteers, students, and community members as prescribed in R.C. 3313.666 and the State Board of Education's Model Policy.

2016-2017 School Year Second Semester Report

Grade Level

Number of Incidents Reported

K 4

1

5 – 8

3

9 - 12

8

Child Find

Help Locate Children with Disabilities (Child Find Notice)

In accordance with rule 3301-51-03 of the Operating Standards for Ohio’s Schools Serving Children with Disabilities, the Westlake City School District participates in an on-going effort to identify, locate, and evaluate all children aged three through twenty-one with disabilities who may be in need of special education and/or related services. This applies to all children aged three through twenty-one residing within the district, including children with disabilities who are homeless; are wards of the state; or who are attending nonpublic schools located within Westlake, regardless of the severity of their disability.

A child is considered to be a child with a disability under rule 3301-51-03 if they have a intellectual disability (mental retardation), hearing impairment (including deafness), visual impairment (including blindness), a speech or language impairment, an emotional disturbance, an orthopedic impairment, autism, traumatic brain injury, other health impairment, specific learning disability, deaf-blindness, developmental delay, or multiple disabilities.

Some parents may not be aware of the programs and services that are available. If you suspect your child has a disability or if you know of a child who you suspect may have a disability, or if you have questions about special education for children with disabilities, please contact the Student Services Department by calling (440)250-1264 or emailing pupilservices@wlake.org

Additional information about child find obligations and special education in general may be found in A Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education: Special Education Procedural Safeguards Notice available by contacting the Student Services Department or accessed online by clicking here.

Code of Conduct

Due Process

Due process rights - Policy 5611

Electronic Monitoring

Notice of use of video surveillance/electronic monitoring of school facilities - Policy 7440.01

Gifted Education

The District’s gifted and talented students demonstrate potential ability and/or superior achievement superior to most students when compared to most students of their age, experience, or environment. The District ensures there are appropriate procedures in place for screening and assessment of students who are culturally diverse, economically disadvantaged, have a disability or have limited English proficiency.

According to Board Policy, the District shall identify children in grades kindergarten through twelve, who might be gifted in one or more of the following areas:

        • A.Super Cognitive Ability
        • B.Specific Academic Ability in one or more of the following content areas:
        • 1.Mathematics
        • 2.Reading
        • 3.Science
        • 4.Social Studies
        • C.Creative Thinking Ability
        • D.Visual or Performing arts Ability such as drawing, painting, dance, music or drama
The District shall use only those instruments approved by the Ohio Department of Education for screening, assessment, and identification of children who are gifted as provided in the Assessment Instruments for the Identification of Children who Are Gifted.

The District shall accept scores on assessment instruments approved for use by the Ohio department of Education provided by other school districts and appropriately trained personnel outside of the school District. R.C.3301.07(K), 3324.01 – 3324.07, 3315.09, 3317.024(O).

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Handicapped Access

Handicapped Access - Policy 9160

Locker Searches

Locker Searches - Policy 5771

Meal Changes

The Westlake City Schools Food Service Department is dedicated to providing healthy, appealing and nutritional affordable meals to students and staff members. WCSD is part of the National School Lunch Program and follows USDA nutritional guidelines for meals and snacks. Meals are structured to provide age appropriate calorie levels, 30% fat or less, less than 10% saturated fat, and under 1500mg of sodium. The department also participates in the district wellness plan by creating healthy choice meals and snacks at all locations.

School meals are a great value and convenience for busy families. Lunch meal prices are $2.60 in the Elementary and Intermediate Schools, $3.10 in the Middle School, and $3.10 or $3.60 in the High School. All lunches include milk. Click here for ala carte pricing.

Free and Reduced lunch eligibility requirements can be found in the “Complete Lunch Program Packet.”

Removal of Students

  • Removal, suspension, expulsion and permanent exclusion of students - Policies 5610,5610.01
  • Suspension of bus riding/transportation privileges - Policy 5610.04
  • Prohibition from extra-curricular activities - Policy 5610.05


Steroid Use

Warning: Improper use of anabolic steroids may cause serious or fatal health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, growth deformities, infertility, personality changes, severe acne and baldness. Possession, sale, or use of anabolic steroids without a valid prescription is a crime punishable by a fine and imprisonment.