It is required by law that parents are informed . . .
The District may disclose "Directory Information" from the educational records of a student. "Directory Information" is designated by the district as:
• student's name, address and telephone number;
• names of student's parents;
• student's date and place of birth;
• student's class designation (i.e. 1st grade, 10th grade, etc.);
• student's extra curricular participation;
• student's achievement awards or honors;
• student's weight and height if a member of an athletic team;
• student's photograph;
• previous educational institutions attended by the student;
• student's dates of attendance;
• name of school student currently attends;
• student's electronic mail address;
• student projects, artwork, web pages, and photographic or video images created by the district or students in conjunction with school sponsored activities may be used for information and/or instructional purposes including, but not limited to, video and audio playback, internet and print publication, and cable television transmission.
The district may disclose any of the above without prior written consent unless the building principal is notified to the contrary in writing. Each building administrator maintains a list of student names wherein disclosure has been refused. These lists are reviewed and students will be excluded from Directory Information disclosures.
If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact the Human Resources/ Administrative Services Department in the Educational Services Building at 248.449.1200.
The Novi Board of Education developed specific district policies regarding student and staff behavior. Policies and procedures cover virtually all areas of behavior including smoking, drugs, dress, weapons, sexual harassment and use of the Internet. In addition, each building has a Student Code of Conduct that specifies the behavior expected of its students. The district's Parent/Student Handbook also provides a compilation of information that every parent and student should know.
Copies of this handbook and district policies are available through the Office of the Superintendent, Educational Services Building, 25345 Taft Road; or by calling 248.449.1200. School building policies may be obtained by contacting the building principal.
The Novi Community School District offers evaluations, programs, and services to individuals who are identified as having, or who are suspected of having, a disability as defined in either the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. These services are available to eligible persons ages 0-26 who reside within, or attend a K-12 school program within, the Novi Community School District attendance boundaries. Referrals are accepted from parents, staff members, community agencies, and other interested parties. For more information about available services, parent/ student rights or referral procedures, contact the Novi Community School District Office of Student Services at 25345 Taft Road, Novi, MI, 48374, or call 248.449.1200.
All children who enter schools in Michigan are required by state law to be fully vaccinated in accordance with Part 92, Act 368 of the Public Acts of 1978. New enrollees must provide proof of immunization against diphtheria, tetanus, measles, pertussis, poliomyelitis, rubella, varicella, mumps and Hepatitis B or present a statement signed by the parent/guardian that there are religious or other objections to the immunization. New enrollees, including kindergartners, cannot attend without the required immunizations or waiver. The Oakland County Health Department advises that all children obtain these immunization boosters. For more information contact the office of the building in which your child is to be enrolled.
The Environmental Protection agency (EPA) requires that each year district workers and building occupants receive notification about asbestos activities such as response actions and inspections. The purpose of this correspondence is to meet those requirements and familiarize you with the asbestos-related activities that have been conducted in Novi Community Schools during the past year.
Management Plans - The existing Management Plans are located in the Administrative Office of each building and are available for review. A copy of each Management Plan is also located at the Educational Services Building, 25345 Taft Road, Novi, MI 48374.
Periodic Surveillance - The AHERA regulation requires surveillance of the condition of asbestos containing materials every six months. This monitoring is being conducted by Nova Environmental.
Re-Inspection - The AHERA regulation requires a three-year reinspection of the condition of asbestos containing materials in all school buildings. This monitoring is being conducted by Nova Environmental, any questions can directed by Mike Dragoo, Director of Maintenance & Operations.
As part of the Novi Community School District pest management program, pesticides are occasionally applied. In accordance with Department of Agriculture Regulation #637, parents have the right to be informed prior to any pesticide application made during the days school is in session. If you need prior notification, the following information should be provided to the district:
• parent/guardian name,
• student name,
• school student attends,
• parent/guardian/student address,
• day and evening contact phone numbers.
Please indicate whether you wish to be notified of a scheduled pesticide treatment inside of the school building, a scheduled pesticide treatment on the outside grounds of the school, or both.
Your information should be sent to:
Maintenance & Operations Department
Attn.: Pesticide Notification
45495 Eleven Mile Road
Novi, MI 48374
Requests for notification must be made in writing. Questions regarding pesticide spraying may be directed to Mike Dragoo, director, at 248.449.1241, or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Parents/guardians of children enrolled in Novi Community School District and students who have attained the age of 18 years are notified that under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (USC1232[g]) they have the following rights:
1. The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day the District receives a request for access. Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal 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.
2. The right to obtain a copy of the school district's student records. To obtain a copy a written request needs to be submitted at 25345 Taft Road, Novi, MI 48374 to the attention of the Executive Director for Administrative Services.
3. The right to request an amendment of the student's education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate or misleading.
Parents or eligible students may ask the Novi Community School District to amend a record 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.
4. 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 permits disclosure without consent - 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 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, 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 professional responsibility.
Upon request, the district discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
The Board of Education hereby gives notice to limit the disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in a student's education record except:
• Where prior written consent of the student's parent/guardian is first obtained
• Where the information has been designated as "directory information"
• Under certain limited circumstances permitted by law.
5. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Novi Community School District to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:
Family Policy and Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-4605
High school students and their parents/ guardians may prevent disclosure of a student's name, address, and telephone number to military recruiting representatives (who can only use that information to provide information to students concerning educational and career opportunities available in the U.S. Armed Forces or service academies) by submitting a signed written request to that effect to the high school principal.
It is the policy of the Novi Community Schools to comply with all of the guidelines for Title IX as adopted by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. The district does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs, curricular and extra-curricular activities. The district has established a Title IX grievance process. Questions regarding that grievance process should be directed to the Title IX coordinator, the Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services, at 248-449-1200.
It is the policy of the Novi Community Schools will not discriminate and will comply with the requirements of:
• Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
• Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act of 1977
• Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
• Age Discrimination Act of 1975
• Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
• Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
• Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
The District appoints the Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services as the District's Compliance Officer whose responsibility it will be to ensure that Federal and State regulations are complied with and that any inquiries and complaints are dealt with promptly in accordance with law. S/He shall also ensure that proper notice of nondiscrimination for Title II, Title VI, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972, Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is provided to students, their parents, staff members and the general public.
Contact information for the Compliance Officer is as follows:
Novi Community Schools Compliance Officer
Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services
25345 Taft Road
Novi, MI 48374
Each year Novi High School offers Career and Technical Education programs. Our two CTE programs consist of all Marketing classes and all Drafting classes. Like all classes at Novi Community Schools, these CTE classes follow the District's policies of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, height, weight, familial status, or marital status. This is true in all programs, activities, and employment. In addition, arrangements can be made to ensure that the lack of English language skills is not a barrier to admission or participation.
For general information about these CTE programs, contact the Assistant Superintendent for Academic Services, 25345 Taft Road, Novi, MI 48374 or call 248-449-1200 and for general questions about nondiscriminatory policies contact the Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services at the same address and/or phone number.
The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) requires the district to submit an annual storm water management plan update to the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The required 2007-2008 annual report was submitted and reviewed and found to be in compliance with the COC No. MIS040076 of the MS4 Jurisdictional General Permit No. MIS040000. The Novi Community School District Storm Water Management Program Plan can be viewed in its entirety at the district website at www.novi.k12.mi.us, or copies may be obtained by sending a written request to Mr. Steven Barr, Asst. Superintendent of Business and Operations, 25345 Taft Road, Novi, MI 48374.
Regarding anyone wishing to file a grievance for any of the above noted laws should contact the Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services at the address/phone number noted above.