Annual notices

Annual Notices 2023-24




Anti Bullying and Harassment Policy 106

The East Sac County Community School District’s Anti-Bullying and Harassment Policy is available at the district office located at 801 Jackson Street, Lake View, Iowa.  The Anti-Bullying and Harassment Policy is also available in the Student-Parent Handbook.



Video Camera Notice

The East Sac County CSD Board of Education has authorized the use of video cameras on their school buses.  The video cameras will be used to monitor student behavior, to maintain order on the school buses and to promote and maintain a safe environment.


Students and parents are hereby notified that the content of the video taped may be used in a student disciplinary proceeding.


The content of the videotapes are confidential student records and will be retained with other student records.


Videotapes will only be retained if necessary for use in a student disciplinary proceeding involving their child.


Video cameras are also used at and in East Sac County High School, East Sac County Middle School, and at East Sac County Elementary School.  Content of the videotapes may be used in a student disciplinary proceeding.



Sexual Harassment/Sexual Abuse Reporting

The East Sac County CSD Boards, in matters over which they have jurisdiction, will not tolerate sexual harassment.


Sexual harassment by board members, administrators, certified and support personnel, students, vendors, and any others having a business or other contact with East Sac County is prohibited.


Persons found in violation of this policy will be subject to discipline, including, but not limited to reprimand, probations, demotion, suspension, termination, or other sanctions as determined appropriate by the board and board policy.


To be in compliance with Iowa Code 280.17, East Sac County has appointed Level I student abuse investigators and alternates.


If a school district employee or a member of the school district community believes a student has suffered physical or sexual abuse by a school district employee in a school-related context, a complaint or allegation may be filed with the counselors Megan Dooley at 665-5001, Samantha Sadler at 662-3259 or principals Kevin Litterer at 665-5001, Denny Olhausen at 662-3259, or Becky Halbur at 662-7200.



Free and Reduced Hot Lunches

If your family income is reduced, you may qualify for free or reduced meals.  Contact Jennifer Carlisle or Donita Mork at 712-665-5000 or 877-665-5001 to answer your questions or to assist you in filling out the necessary application.



Annual Notice of Policy No. 506.1E9 – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records.  They are:


  • The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the district received a request for access.


Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal (or appropriate school official) a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect.  The principal will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. 


  • The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate or misleading or in violation of the student’s privacy rights.


Parents or eligible students may ask the 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.  Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.


  • The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent the FERPA authorized disclosure without consent.


One exception that permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate education interests.  A school official is a person employed by the district as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (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 contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, AEA employees, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee or student assistance team, or assisting another school official in performing his or her task.


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



Military Recruitment

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (section 9528) requires that the high school must provide military recruiters access to student names, address, and telephone listings.  Parents or students may request this information not be provided without written parental/guardian consent and districts must comply with all such requests.



Open Enrollment

Parents and guardians considering the use of the open enrollment option to enroll their child or children in another public school district in the state of Iowa must complete an application on the Dept. of Education website.


The parent/guardian is required to indicate on the form if the request is for a pupil requiring special education, as provided by Iowa Code chapter 256B.


Parents/guardians of open enrolled students whose income falls below 60% of the federal poverty guidelines are eligible for transportation assistance.  This may be in the form of actual transportation or in the form of a cash stipend.


Parents should be aware that open enrollment may result in the loss of athletic eligibility.


For further details, contact the Superintendent’s office.




To:       Parents and Employees

Re:       The Presence of Asbestos Within District Buildings


The Institute for Environmental Assessment was requested by the East Sac County Schools to review and prepare an asbestos management plan identifying the presence of asbestos within the district’s school buildings.  The Institute’s federally certified inspectors, planners, public health and engineering consultants worked in conjunction with school administrative personnel to identify asbestos-containing building products.  In addition, the Institute for Environmental Assessment has performed a re-inspection as required by the AHERA regulations.  Asbestos is a mineral fiber associated with increased levels of disease when inhaled.  The risk rating procedures which the Institute used in commenting on the asbestos were developed in conjunction with national experts in the area of industrial medicine, toxicology, industrial hygiene and engineering.  After reviewing the characteristics of the districts’ buildings during the

Re-inspection, we prepared an updated management plan for each building, a copy of which is maintained along with the initial plan at the district’s central office and also in the office for each major building describing the asbestos plan and the intended response.


Asbestos is dangerous only when it is broken loose from building material into fine, dust-like fibers and inhaled.  The district is free of dangerous asbestos at this time.


The district implemented its management plan and has been conducting a six-month periodic surveillance of all asbestos-containing building materials.  This periodic surveillance and the re-inspection are conducted to provide a continuous assessment to assure safety conscious management of asbestos-containing materials.


The detailed plan and updated information for each building is open to public review.  If you have any questions or comments, please contact the central office at 712-665-5000.



Notice of Nondiscrimination

The East Sac County CSD offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:


  • Agricultural
  • Business
  • Family & Consumer Science
  • Industrial Technology



It is the policy of the East Sac County Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status in its programs, activities, or employment practices. Questions or grievances related to this policy may be addressed to the district’s Equity Coordinator, Megan Dooley, at East Sac County CSD, 801 Jackson, Lake View, IA, 51450, or call 712-665-5000, or email address



Use of Directory Information

The following information may be released to the public in regard to any individual student of the school district as needed.  Any student over the age of eighteen or parent not wanting this information released to the public must make objection in writing by September 1st to the principal.  The objection needs to be renewed annually.





Highly Qualified Teachers:

In the federal law, No Child Left Behind, assuring highly qualified teachers for all students, parents may call the business office at 712-665-5000 or 877-665-5001 to obtain information about their qualifications.



Homeless Children:

“Homeless child or youth” is defined as a child or youth from the age of 3 years through 21 years who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and includes the following:


The education subtitle of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act states the following [42 U.S.C. § 11434a(2)]:


The term “homeless children and youths”—


  • means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence (within the meaning of section 11302 (a)(1) of this title); and


  • includes—


  • children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster care placement;
  • children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings (within the meaning of section 11302 (a)(2)(C) [1] of this title);


  • children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and


  • migratory children (as such term is defined in section 6399 of title 20) who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this part because the children are living in circumstances described in clauses (i) through (iii)



East Sac County Schools Problem-Solving Process:

Prairie Lakes AEA and the East Sac County Schools utilize a collaborative problem-solving process to address academic behavior concerns of students.  The problem-solving team includes teachers, parents, students, administrators, and support service providers.  This team describes a problem situation, identifies needs, designs strategies to meet those needs, then implements and evaluates those strategies.


If at some point, it is determined that the strategy a student needs is of such a nature that special education services are needed, AEA and district staff provide specially designed instruction and/or support services.  Each student identified in need of special education service has a problem-solving team designed to identify modifications and interventions that will best meet his/her needs.  The scopes of services are reflected in the expertise of the staff assigned to your school district.




Students will receive a progress report at the end of each nine-week grading period.  Students, who are doing poorly, and their parents, are notified prior to the end of the semester in order to have an opportunity to improve their grade.  The board encourages the notification of students who have made marked improvement prior to the end of the semester.


Parent-teacher conferences will be held twice each year at the elementary, middle school, and high school.


Parents, teachers, or principals may request a conference for students in grades kindergarten through twelve in addition to the scheduled conference time.  Parents and students are encouraged to discuss the student’s progress or other matters with the student’s teacher.


Annual Notice of Policy No. 505.8 – Parental Involvement

Parental involvement is an important component in a student’s success in school.  The board encourages parents to become involved in their child’s education to ensure the child’s academic success.  The school district will hold annually a Title I parent meeting.

The superintendent is responsible for notifying parents of this policy annually or within a reasonable time after it has been amended during the school year.  It is the responsibility of the superintendent to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy



It is the policy of the East Sac County Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status in its programs, activities, or employment practices. Questions or grievances related to this policy may be addressed to the district’s Equity Coordinator, Megan Dooley, at East Sac County CSD, 801 Jackson, Lake View, IA, 51450, or call 712-665-5000, or email address

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