Below is a list of polices and services provided by the Oelwein Community School District. If you have questions about any of the policies below, please contact the Central Office at 319-283-3536.
Harassment and bullying of students and employees are against federal, state and local policy, and are not tolerated by the board. The board is committed to providing all students with a safe and civil school environment in which all members of the school community are treated with dignity and respect. To that end, the board has in place policies, procedures, and practices that are designed to reduce and eliminate bullying and harassment as well as processes and procedures to deal with incidents of bullying and harassment. Bullying and harassment of students by students, school employees, and volunteers who have direct contact with students will not be tolerated in the school or school district.
The ELP Policy is coming soon.
K-12 LAU (EL) Plan for English Learners
Leadership Team Members:
Josh Ehn, Superintendent of Schools and Equity Coordinator; Mary Beth Steggall, Shannon Harrelson, Travis Druvenga, and Steven Lueck,
Chelsea Bearbower-Judd, EL Teacher and Interventionist; Kelli Roth, EL and Special Education Teacher; Tina VanDenHul, EL and Special Education Teacher, Kathy Corkery, Spanish Teacher; Sarah Brincks, Title III Subgrantee EL Consultant
The board will make reasonable efforts to identify homeless children and youth within the district, encourage their enrollment and eliminate existing barriers to their receiving an education which may exist in district policies or practices. The designated coordinator for identification of homeless children and for tracking and monitoring programs and activities for these children is the Elementary Counselor.
Legal Reference: No Child Left Behind, Title X, Sec. 722,P.L. 107-110 (2002).
42 U.S.C. §§ 11431 et seq. (2012).
281 I.A.C. 33 (2013).
Cross Reference: 501.6 Student Attendance
507 Student Records
602.5 Special Education
701.1 Student School Transportation Eligibility
Adopted Aug. 15, 2005 Reviewed Feb. 8, 2016 Revised Feb. 22, 2016
COMPETENT PRIVATE INSTRUCTION
The Oelwein Community School District recognizes that families with students of compulsory attendance age may select alternative forms of education outside the traditional school setting, including private instruction. The applicable legal requirements for private instruction,
including, but not limited to those relating to reporting and evaluations for progress, shall be followed.
Except as otherwise exempted, in the event of child of compulsory attendance age as defined by law does not attend public school or an accredited nonpublic school, the child must receive private instruction. Private instruction means instruction using a plan and a course of study in a setting other than a public or organized accredited nonpublic school.
Private instruction can take the form of competent private instruction and independent private instruction. The Iowa Department of Education recognizes three options for delivery of this form of instruction: two options for delivery of competent private instruction and one option for
independent private instruction.
Competent private instruction means private instruction provided on a daily basis for at least one hundred forty-eight days during a school year, to be met by attendance for at least thirty-seven days each school quarter, which results in the student making adequate progress. Competent private instruction is provided by or under the supervision of a licensed practitioner or by other individuals identified in law.
Independent private instruction means instruction that meets the following criteria: (i) is not accredited, (ii) enrolls not more than four unrelated students, (iii) does not charge tuition, fees or other remuneration for instruction, (iv) provides private or religious-based instruction as its primary purpose.(v) provides enrolled students with instruction in mathematics, reading and language arts, science and social studies, (vi) provides, upon written request from the superintendent of the school district in which the independent private instruction is provided, or from the director of the department of education, a report identifying the primary instructor, location, name of the authority responsible for the independent private instruction, and the names of the students enrolled, (vii) is not a nonpublic school and does not provide competent private instruction as defined herein, and (viii) is exempt from all state statutes and administrative rules
applicable to a school, a school board, or a school district, except as otherwise provided by law.
It is the responsibility of the superintendent to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.
Legal References: Iowa Code §§ 299, 299A. 281 I.A.C. 31
A committee of parents and school personnel recently revised the handbook which describes the special education services provided by the school district. The public is asked to review the handbook and provide any suggestions for improvement. Please submit suggestions to Josh Ehn at 319-283-3536.