Complete policy statements are available at the District office.
TITLE IX GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
Any student or employee of Independent School District No. 229 who feels that he/she has been discriminated against in violation of the District’s policy shall avail themselves to the district grievance procedure.
LANESBORO PUBLIC SCHOOLS PESTICIDE NOTICE
All Minnesota schools are required to inform parents/guardians and school employees that they may request to be notified prior to pesticide application on school property. Pesticides include chemicals which are used to control insects, weeds, rodents or other pests as defined by the law (M.S. 123B.575, Subd.9).
In order to provide the required information, schools must maintain a list of parent/guardians and school employees who request notification. Schools must also provide information about individual pesticide application upon request, including the name of the pesticide product, and the time and location of the planned application. An estimated schedule of pesticide application is available for review or copying at the school office.
Pesticide and non-chemical treatments may be used in combination in and around schools for a variety of reasons, including the control of pests which have the potential to bite, sting, spread disease, cause asthma, within the school building or to the school building itself, or to control pests or weeds that are seen as a nuisance.
The long-term health effects on children from the application of such pesticides or the class of chemicals to which they belong may not be fully understood. Children may be more susceptible to pesticides than adults due to their smaller size and rapid growth and development. Also their playful behavior may expose them to more pesticide residue.
To limit the potential pesticide exposure, this school follows safety regulations to ensure pesticides are applied properly. All pesticides products, which are used in and around school buildings, are required to be registered with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In addition, school employees and certified and licensed applicators are required by state and federal law to comply with all requirements of the pesticide label, including building sites, application rates, re-entry intervals, posting, use of personal protective equipment, use restrictions, and disposal on the product label.
To be notified about pesticide applications, please contact:
Matt Schultz, SuperintendentLanesboro Public Schools100 Kirkwood St. E.Lanesboro, MN. 55949
SAFE SCHOOL STANDARDS
By Minnesota Law whoever possesses, stores or keeps a dangerous weapon as defined in Section 609302, subdivision 6, on school property is guilty of a felony and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than two years or to a payment of a fine of not more than $5,000 or both. School property means a public or private elementary, middle or secondary school building and its grounds (parking lots, athletic fields, etc.) whether leased or owned by the school. It also means the area within a school bus when that bus is being used to transport one or more elementary, middle or secondary student.
VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND WEAPONS POLICY
It is the policy of Independent School District No. 229 to maintain a learning and working environment that is free from threats or harmful influence of any person(s) or group(s), which exhibit and promote violence and disruptive behaviors. The board is committed to promoting healthy human relationships and learning environments that are physically and psychologically safe. It further believes that students are the first priority, and that no physical or emotional harm is to come to them during school activities, on school grounds, buses or field trips.
It shall be a violation of this policy for any pupil or staff member to posses a firearm or a dangerous weapon when in the school building, on school grounds, or at a school related activity. It shall be the policy of ISD #229 to refer to Law Enforcement any person who brings a firearm to school in violation of the “Gun-Free School Act of 1994”.
The Board and administration shall publicize and inform staff and students annually of policies and procedures related to violence prevention and weapons. The District shall act immediately to investigate all acts or complaints of disciplinary action against any pupil or staff member who is found to have violated this policy. The Superintendent will expel, for 365 days, any student who brings a firearm to school. The Superintendent may modify such expulsion on a case-by-case basis.
The Board of Education will disclose to the press, media, and others authorized by the school personally identifiable data designated as directory information. The parent of a student or an eligible student may refuse to be personally identified in any or all of the information categories. Such refusal must be made in writing to the student’s principal within 15 days after notice is given.
MILITARY RECRUITER ACCESS TO STUDENT DATA
The Minnesota Legislature has amended the Data Practices Act. M.S. 13.32, subd. 5a, has been added. It provides as follows:
Subd. 5a MILITARY RECRUITMENT.
A secondary institution shall release to military recruiting officers the names, addresses, and home telephone numbers of students in grades 11 and 12 within 60 days after date of the request, except as otherwise provided by this subdivision. A secondary institution shall give parent and students notice of the right to refuse release of this data to military recruiting officers. Notice may be given by any means reasonably likely to inform the parents and students of the right. Data released to military recruiting officers under this subdivision: (1) may be used only for the purpose of providing information to students about military service, state federal veterans’ education benefits, and other career and educational opportunities provided by the military; and (2) shall not be further disseminated to any other person except personnel of the recruiting services of the armed forces.
Schools must now release to military recruiting officers the names, addresses, and home telephone numbers of students in grades 11 and 12 within 60 days after the date requested, UNLESS the parents have refused to release this data to military recruiting officers. If you do not wish for us to release this information please contact Diane at 467-2229.
It is the policy of the Board of Education of District No. 229 to comply with federal and state law prohibiting discrimination and all requirements imposed by or pursuant to regulations issued thereto to the end that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, age or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any educational program or in employment, or recruitment, consideration, or selection; therefore, whether full-time or part-time under any education program of activity operated by the district for which it receives federal financial assistance.LEAD IN THE WATER
This testing is required to be done every five years. Results are on file in the school office.
INDOOR AIR QUALITY
Lanesboro Public Schools has an indoor air quality management plan. The management plan outlines specific policies and procedures that will be used in district to address indoor air quality issues. Several staff members were involved in the development of the district indoor air quality management plan. The district health and safety committee reviews the plan annually.
If you have any questions concerning indoor air quality, or would like to use the EPA tools for Schools checklists, please contact the district indoor air quality coordinator:
100 Kirkwood St. East
Lanesboro, MN 55949
AHERA Annual Asbestos Notification
During the past school year and continuing into the 2016-2017 school year the following asbestos management plan activities have been or are currently being completed. These activities are pursuant to the Environmental Protection Agency 40 CFR Part 763- “Asbestos Containing Materials in Schools; Final Rule and Notice.”
§ One Semi-Annual Periodic Surveillance Inspection
§ One 3rd Year Inspection
§ Notification of Asbestos Locations for Short-Term Workers (Electricians, Plumbers, etc.)
§ Training of District Personnel
Lanesboro Public Schools has contracted through the Southeast Service Cooperative with the Institute for Environmental Assessment to provide environmental consulting services.
The complete updated Asbestos Management Plan for Lanesboro Public Schools can be found in the main office. The Management Plan can be viewed, without cost or restriction, during normal working hours. Copies can be obtained for a fee of $.10 per page.
Any questions concerning this notice or an explanation of our Asbestos Management Plan can be directed to Matt Schultz, Superintendent, at 507-467-2229 or Thad Dahling, Institute for Environmental Assessment at 507-281-6680.
SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE
It is the policy of the Board of Education of District No. 229 to comply with federal and state law prohibiting sexual harassment and sexual violence which violates section 703 or Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 2000e, et seq., and Minn. Stat. 363.01-14, the Minnesota Human Rights Act.