STUDENT PARKING Students wishing to park a vehicle in a high school parking lot must first purchase a parking permit. Permits allow for identification of students vehicles and increase the overall safety/security of our schools. Please remember that while each high school provides campus monitors, students using the parking lot assume their own liability and risk. The school district will not be responsible for damage incurred in public parking lots. Fines will be imposed for student parking violations (see individual school fee schedule). Automobiles on school property are subject to searches when there is reasonable suspicion.
REPORTING CHILD ABUSE/CHILD PROTECTION (JLF, JLF-R) Because of their sustained contact with school age children, school employees are in an excellent position to identify abused or neglected children and to refer them for treatment or protection. It is the policy of the Board of Education that the District comply with the Child Protection Act. To that end, any school official or employee who has reasonable cause to know or suspect that a child has been subjected to abuse or neglect or who has observed the child being subjected to circumstances or conditions which would reasonably result in abuse or neglect, as defined by statute, shall immediately upon receiving such information report or cause a report to be made to the appropriate county department of social services or local law enforcement agency. Failure to report promptly may result in civil and/or criminal liability. A person who reports child abuse or neglect in good faith is immune from civil or criminal liability. Reports of child abuse or neglect, the name and address of the child, family or informant or any other identifying information in the report shall be confidential and shall not be public information. The Board shall provide periodic in-service programs for all teachers in order to provide them with information about the Child Protection Act, to assist them in recognizing and reporting instances of child abuse and to instruct them on how to assist victims and their families. School employees and officials shall not contact the child's family or any other persons to determine the cause of the suspected abuse or neglect. It is not the responsibility of the school official or employee to prove that the child has been abused or neglected. The superintendent shall submit such procedures as are necessary to the Board for approval to accomplish the intent of this policy.
FOOD SERVICES (EF) Culinary Services will serve all District students a federally qualifying meal; however, an alternative qualifying meal may be served where a parent has failed to respond to repeated requests for payment of their student’s account. Individual situations will be approved by the school’s principal. Culinary Services stops all meals on credit approximately four weeks before the end of the school year. Elementary Level – All students will be served the regular program meal. Parents will be contacted at the end of each day’s service, either by phone (preferred method), or by a note sent home. Payment will be expected the following day, unless the parent arranges through Culinary Services. Low balance letters may also be sent home. Middle and High School Level – All students will be served a regular federally qualifying meal. Students will be allowed two meals on credit. The parent will be notified by mail when the student’s account is below $3.00. If payment for the meal on credit is not received by the time the student reaches the maximum allowable credit, the student may be served an alternate qualifying meal consisting of a serving of plain milk, cheese sandwich and a serving of fruit or vegetables.
Westminster Public Schools Rights & Responsibilities Handbook English