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Any person who believes that Shelton School District has discriminated against them because of their disability or failed to make reasonable accommodation for their disability may file a written grievance with the Shelton School District. Once a written grievance is received, the District will investigate the allegations contained in the grievance in an effort to reach a prompt and equitable resolution.
The grievance should be in writing and include (1) the nature of the grievance; (2) the facts upon which the grievance is based; and (3) the complainant’s signature and the date the grievance is filed. The grievance should be filed with the Shelton School District at the following address:
Shelton, WA 98584. larnold@SheltonSchools.org
McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (also referred to as the Act or the McKinney-Vento Act) acknowledges that disputes may arise between the school district and homeless students and their parents, or unaccompanied youth, when the district seeks to place a student in a school other than the school of origin or the school requested by the parent or unaccompanied youth. The Act includes dispute resolution among the required duties of the local education agency (LEA) liaison. The Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has developed a dispute resolution process as required by the McKinney-Vento Act. The dispute process can be found at http://k12.wa.us/HomelessEd/Resources.aspx or contact Travis G Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Washington State Law requires all students attending public schools, preschool through 12th grade, to provide proof of immunization. Personal and medical exemption forms signed by a licensed healthcare provider or a completed religious exemption form will also be accepted. All students, regardless of age, must be in compliance in order to be in school.
Education of Students With Disabilities and the Prohibition of Discrimination on the Basis of Disability
The District shall provide equal educational opportunity and treatment for all students in all aspects of the academic and activities program without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory or mental or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. (See Policy 2030.) In particular, students with disabilities have the right to a free and appropriate public education. Please contact the Special Education Department at 360-426-2151 to receive information on (a) the way to refer a student, who because of a disability, may need or is believed to need, special education or related services, and (b) the rights of parents and students with disabilities in identification, evaluation, and placement.
To refer a student with a disability for Section 504 services: A parent, teacher, counselor, or administrator who believes he/she is observing a student who is exhibiting substantially limited performance in one or more major life activities that is believed to be caused by a physical or mental impairment may refer the student. The concerned individual should complete a Referral Form and give it to the school principal. The Referral Form is available from the school office or school counselor. For a complete description of the process that follows a referral for Section 504 services, please see District Policy 2162 and Procedure 2162P. The 504 Compliance Officer is Jenny LaFrenier and can be contacted at 360-426-2151. To see your rights visit http://www.k12.wa.us/equity/Families/Section504.aspx.
In compliance with Washington Administrative Code 392-172A-02040, this is to notify district parents about Child find. Child find activities are conducted to locate, evaluate and identify students who reside in the district and who have a suspected disability including children experiencing homelessness, regardless of the severity of the disability. If you have a child from birth through age 3, please contact South Sound Parent to Parent for an initial intake interview 360- 432-7788. If you have a child age 3-5 who you suspect may have a disability, he/she may be eligible for special education services through Shelton School District If you would like more information about these programs, call 360-426-3175. If you have a student from kindergarten through age 21 who has a suspected disability, call the school psychologist at your local school for more information.
Pesticide Notification, Posting and Record Keeping Requirements
Restraint, Isolation and Other Uses of Reasonable Force
Shelton School District is committed to providing a safe and beneficial learning environment for all students. In accordance with state law, the use of restraint and isolation is only permitted when reasonably necessary to control spontaneous behavior that poses an imminent likelihood of serious harm. The following procedures are established for the appropriate use of restraint and isolation including parent/guardian notification in accordance with RCW 28A 600.485. You can also find more detailed information in our Shelton School District Policy 3246 and Procedure 3246P
AHERA (Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act) Environmental Protection Agency 49 CFR, Part 763
As you may be aware, some of our buildings still have some asbestos in them. Asbestos containing materials are present or assumed to be present in seven district school buildings and six portable classroom-type units; however, none of these materials require immediate attention as all are in good/safe condition at this time. The vast majority of the asbestos-containing materials in the district are in floor coverings - either VAT (vinyl asbestos tile) or asbestos sheet vinyl. Both of these are very stable products. Lesser quantities of other types of asbestos-containing materials are also present. Types, quantity and location are outlined in each respective school/facility book. There is no reason for concern because custodians and district maintenance personnel have been trained to inform the district Designated Asbestos Person immediately if there have been any disturbances or if there is any question of a disturbance.
Each school facility containing asbestos has an Asbestos Management Plan book located in the front o®ice. Per AHERA (Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response) requirements. SSD facilities are periodically surveyed to inspect the condition of the Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM). Inspections are performed every six months by the district Designated Asbestos Person. Every three years an inspection is also done by a non-district person to ensure the district stays in compliance with all State and Federal laws. The last three year inspection was performed in 2016 by ESD 113. SSD District Designated Asbestos Person is Fred Johnson. If you have any questions about our asbestos situation please call him at (360) 426-6322. No response actions are scheduled for the 2018-19 school year.
Pesticide Notification, Posting and Record Keeping
The superintendent is directed to develop procedures to assure that the district complies with the
requirements of law regarding pesticide notification, posting and record keeping. This includes procedures
for the annual notification of staff and parents of the district’s pest control policies and methods; prenotification of staff and parents of pesticide applications; posting of sites of pesticide applications; and
record keeping; including an annual summary report of pesticide usage.
The District shall comply with all legal requirements for record keeping regarding the application of
pesticides to school grounds or school facilities. This includes creation of an annual summary report of
pesticide usage and compliance with state department of agriculture rules regarding record keeping. Such
records will be available on request by interested persons under the state Public Records Act and other laws.
Procedure 6895 shall be printed and distributed annually in employee handbooks and student handbooks to
employees, students and parents at the start of the school year or when an employee begins work or a
At least 48 hours before the application of a pesticide to school facilities or school grounds, the District shall
notify parents and staff of the planned application in writing, including the heading, “Notice: Pesticide
Application.” This notice shall be posted in a prominent place in the building office in addition to being
provided to parents and staff. This pre-notification is not required if the school grounds or facilities will not
be occupied by students for two days following the application of the pesticide. If the application is not
made within 48 hours of the notification, another notification shall be made prior to the application. This
pre-notification is not required in the case of any emergency application of pesticides to a school facility,
such as an application to control stinging pests, but full notification shall be made as soon as possible after
Following the application of a pesticide to school facilities (structures and vehicles) a sign shall be posted at
the location of the application. The notice shall be at least 8.5 x 11 inches in size, shall include the heading,
“Notice: Pesticide Application,” and shall state the product name; date, time and specific location of the
application; the pest for which the application was made; and a contact name and telephone number. The
notice shall remain posted for 24 hours, or longer if required by the label of the pesticide.
Following the application of a pesticide to school grounds notice shall be posted at the location of the
application and at each primary point of entry to the grounds. The notice shall be at least 4 x 5 inches in size
and state that the landscape recently has been treated with a pesticide and provide a contact name and
telephone number. The notice shall remain posted for 24 hours, or longer if required by the label of the
These notices are not required for the application of antimicrobial pesticides (substances used to sanitize or
disinfect for microbial pests: viruses, bacteria, algae and protozoa). These notices are not required for the
placement of insect or rodent bait that are not accessible to children.
For additional information please call:
Director of Maintenance