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Asbestos Hazard (AHERA) Notification
Uncontrolled asbestos contamination in buildings can be a significant environmental and public health problem. Both the public and private sectors have been dealing with the asbestos issue for many years. In 1986, Congress enacted the Asbestos Emergency Response Act primarily to require school districts to identify asbestos containing materials (ACM) in their school buildings and take appropriate actions to control the release of asbestos fibers. In 1987, the U.S. Environmental Protection Act (EPA) finalized a regulatory program which enforces the AHERA. In compliance with the AHERA regulations, Loon Lake School was built asbestos free in 1992 according to Washington State requirements.  The Loon Lake Home Link building was certified asbestos free in 1988 by an EPA accredited building inspector.

Teacher Qualifications

Title I, Part A is a federal supplemental program designed to help children reach high academic standards. In receiving funds from this program the district shall, at the beginning of each school year, notify the parents of children attending a Title I school that parents may request information available to them regarding the professional qualifications of their child's classroom teacher(s). Upon written request, the district will provide the following information to the parents in a timely manner:
  1. Whether the teacher has met the Washington State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.
  2. Whether the teacher in teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which Washington State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.
  3. The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree,
  4. Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

Please be certain that your child's immunizations are current before the start of the school year. An immunization schedule is available at the Loon Lake School office.

Please Note: Sixth Graders are now required to have a tetanus booster.

Child Find
Loon Lake School District has developed and implemented awareness and screening activities for the purpose of locating, identifying, and evaluating resident students who are suspected of having a disability and are in need of special services, regardless of the severity of the disability. If you have a student age birth through 21 whom you believe would benefit from special education, you are encouraged to contact Loon Lake School at 233-2212.

School Policies Explained
Loon Lake School District #183 complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular school activities.

It is the policy of Loon Lake School District not to discriminate on the basis of handicap in its educational program, activities, and employment practices pursuant to Section 504 of Public Law 91-112, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

The Loon Lake School District #183 policies and procedures concerning students' rights and responsibilities (behavior, attendance, discipline, etc.) are published as a Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook and are available from the principal.

Parents are advised of their right to review classroom materials and to consent to any psychological testing/treatment proposed for their children.

Inquiries regarding the above compliance procedures and laws may be directed to Brad Van Dyne, Superintendent, Loon Lake School District, 4001 Maple, Loon Lake, WA  99148.

Employment inquiries may be directed to:
The U.S. Equal Employment  Opportunity Commission,
2401 E. Street NW,
Washington, DC 20506.

Education of Students with Disabilities
Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
It is the intent of the District to ensure that students who are disabled within the definition of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are identified, evaluated, and provided with appropriate educational services. Students may be disabled under this policy even though they are not eligible for services pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights law, which protects the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education. A child is a "qualified disabled person" under Section 504 if he or she (1) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities (such as caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working), has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment; and (2) is between the ages of 3 to 21 years old.

Information and application forms for 504 accommodations are available at the Loon Lake School District Office.

Home-Based Instruction
Parents providing home-based instruction to their children must, according to state law, file an annual declaration with the school (RCW 28A.27.310). The statement must be filed by September 15 each year and can be obtained by calling the district office at 509-233-2212.

It is important to both the school district and the parents that this statement be filed by the deadline. Otherwise, we may mistakenly assume that your child is truant and begin legal proceedings. Children between the ages of 8 and 18 are required to be enrolled in school, and assuring that children are properly enrolled is the parent's legal responsibility.

Sexual Harassment
Loon Lake School District is committed to a positive and productive education and working environment free from discrimination, including sexual harassment. The district prohibits sexual harassment of students, employees and others involved in school district activities.

RCW 28A.640.020 requires that the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall develop regulations and guidelines to eliminate sex discrimination as it applies to public school employment, counseling and guidance services to students, access to course offerings, and in textbooks and instructional materials used by students. Loon Lake School District is in compliance with all requirements as mandated by state and federal law.

Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying

Loon Lake School District is committed to a safe and civil educational environment for all students, employees, volunteers and patrons, free from harassment, intimidation or bullying. "Harassment, intimidation or bullying" means any intentional written, verbal, or physical act, including but not limited to one shown to be motivated by any characteristic in RCW 9A.36.080(3) (race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or mental or physical disability), or other distinguishing characteristics, when the intentional written, verbal, or physical act:
  • Physically harms a student or damages the student's property; or
  • Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student's education; or
  • Is so severe, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment; or
  • Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school

Notification of Rights Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age (eligible student) certain rights with respect to the student's education records. They are as follows:
  1. The right to inspect and review the student's educational records.
  2. The right to request the amendment of the student's education record that the parent or eligible student believes is inaccurate or misleading. Parents or eligible students may ask Loon Lake School District to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the school principal, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the district decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the district will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment.
  3. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.

    One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests.

    A school official is a person employed by the district as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the School Board; a person or company with whom the district has contacted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.

    A school official has a legitimate, educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her  responsibilities.

    Upon request, the district discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks to or intends to enroll.

  4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the district to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is listed below.

  5. Family Policy Compliance Office
    U.S. Department of Education
    600 Independence Ave. SW
    Washington D.C. 20202-4605