Student and Parental Rights
The Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District does not discriminate in its educational programs and activities on the basis of a student’s disability. If it has been determined that your child has a qualifying disability for which accommodations may need to be made to meet his/her individual needs as adequately as the needs of other students,~as a parent, you have the right to the following:
* participation of your child in school district programs and activities, including extracurricular programs and activities, to the maximum extent appropriate, free of discrimination based upon the student’s disability and at the same level as students without disabilities;
* receipt of free educational services to the extent they are provided students without disabilities:
* receipt of information about your child and your child’s educational programs and activities in your native language;
* notice of identification of your child as having a qualifying disability for which accommodations may need to be made; notice prior to evaluation and placement of your child; and right to periodically request a re-evaluation of your child;
* inspection and review of your child’s educational records including a right to copy those records for a reasonable fee; you also have a right to ask the school district to amend your child’s educational records if you feel the information in the records is misleading or inaccurate; should the school district refuse to amend the records, you have a right to a hearing and to place an explanatory letter in your child’s file explaining why you feel the records are misleading or inaccurate;
* a hearing before an impartial hearing officer if you disagree with your child’s evaluation or placement; you have a right to counsel at the hearing and have the decision of the impartial hearing officer reviewed.
Inquiries concerning the school district’s compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), §504 or Iowa Code §280.3 should be directed to: Mary Jane Stites, 2405 W 1st. St., Grimes, Iowa 50111, telephone: 515-992-3866, who has been designated by the school district to coordinate the school district’s efforts to comply with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, the ADA, §504 and Iowa Code §280.3.
Students, parents, employees and others doing business with or performing services for the Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District are hereby notified that this school district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment in, its programs and activities or hiring and employment practices. Any person having inquiries concerning the school district’s compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), § 504 or Iowa Code § 280.3 is directed to contact: Mary Jane Stites, 2405 W 1st St., Grimes, Iowa 50111, telephone: 515-992-3866.