State and Federal Regulations require school districts to have a policy on student directory information. Student directory information is designed for use internally within the school district. It may include the student’s name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees, honors and awards received, dates of attendance at this district, the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student, photograph and other likeness, and other similar information.
State and Federal Law requires the District, prior to developing a student directory or to giving general information to the public, to provide notice annually of the intent to develop a directory or to give out general information and give parents the opportunity to deny the inclusion of their child’s information in the directory or in the general information about the students. Parents may send a letter to the school requesting the District not release any directory information of their child(ren) or request a form from the District that just needs a signature. Sending a letter or signing the school’s document means that a student’s name will not appear in athletic programs, music programs, school annual, newspaper articles, etc.
Also, the district is required, State and Federal Law, to supply class lists including name, address and phone number to college and military recruiters upon their request. Parents also have the opportunity to deny the inclusion of their child’s information in class lists requested by college or military recruiters. Parents may send a letter to the school requesting the District not release any directory information of their child(ren) to college and military recruiters or request a form from the District that just needs a signature.
Please call the District Office 402-761-3321 if you have questions.
HOT LUNCH PROGRAM
The school lunch program is continuing with the computerized lunch card system in 2016-2017. All families have a separate account in which funds are deposited and drawn from by the students of that family. Checks for lunches may be sent to the office of the Elementary School or the Jr/Sr High School, or go to www.milfordpublicschools.org to pay online. Only one check per family is required to cover lunches for all students in the family regardless of where they eat lunch. Keeping tabs on your family lunch account balance can be done by calling the office at 761-2408 or checking our website www.milfordpublicschools.org. If you do not have your family ID and PIN, contact the office for that information.
Watch for menus in the MILFORD TIMES and on our website at www.milfordpublicschools.org
Free and reduced lunch applications are available in the principals’ offices at both buildings and also on our website under the lunch program tab. Lunch applications expire, so you have to fill out an application for the 2016-2017 school year. If you have questions relating to the program, please call Tracy Yeackley at the Milford Elementary School after August 2, 2016 at 761-2408.
Lunch prices for 2016-17 are as follows: Grades K-6 $2.50; Grades 7-12 $2.75; Adults & Staff $3.30; Milk $.35. Replacement lunch cards are $3.00 each. Breakfast will be offered to students at the Milford Elementary school from 7:45 to 8:10 a.m. at a cost of $1.25 and the Jr/Sr High School from 7:45 to 8:05 at a cost of $1.65. Adults may also participate at a cost of $1.65.
NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
Milford Public School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, or age or in admission or access to, or treatment of employment or educational programs and activities.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the School District’s non-discrimination policies: Superintendent Kevin Wingard, who may be contacted in writing at 1200 West 1st Street, Milford, Nebraska, at email@example.com by e-mail or by telephone at (402) 761-3321.
Any person may also contact the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education: by email at OCR.KansasCity@ed.gov; by telephone at (816) 268-0550; or by fax at (816) 268-0599, regarding compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, or any other applicable laws.
PARENT NOTICFICATION OF TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 gives parents the right to receive information about the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teachers. Upon request, Milford Public Schools will provide parents the following information about their child’s classroom teacher(s):
- Whether the teacher has met State qualifications and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.
- Whether the teacher is teaching under an emergency or provisional teaching certificate.
- The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher. You may also get information about other graduate certification or degrees held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification of degree.
Please give the building principal at least 5 school days to contact you with the credential information. The school district will give notice to you if your child(ren) is being taught (for four or more consecutive weeks) by a teacher who does not meet the requirements of the act.
CHILD FIND NOTICE
Milford Public Schools has the responsibility of identifying, locating and evaluating all children (birth through age 21) with disabilities that are in need of Special Education Services. These services are available regardless of the severity of the child’s disability, and include pre-school age children, public school children, non-public school children and home school children.
If you have questions, concerns, or information about a child who may need a referral for Special Education services, please contact the District Office at 761-3321.
SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
All children, regardless of their disability, are entitled to a free appropriate public education and an equal opportunity for education according to their needs. The Milford Public Schools District will follow the protocols created by the Nebraska Department of Education and the United States Department of Education in identifying, evaluating, verifying, and providing services to students who may be entitled to special education services.
Children ages 0-21 who are residents of our District, are eligible for services. If you have a child that may need assistance in developing speech, language or motor skills, you are encouraged to call the school to discuss the evaluation/verifying process and the available services.