Annual Notices

State and Federal regulations, as well as some district policies, require the district to annually post certain notifications to the public. Many of these notifications are distributed several ways, including print. We also provide a number of the common notifications here on the web, through the links below.

 

Notice: Corporal Punishment, Restraint, and Physical Confinement and Detention State law forbids school employees from using corporal punishment against any student.  

Certain actions by school employees are not considered corporal punishment.  Additionally, school employees may use “reasonable and necessary force, not designed or intended to cause pain” to do certain things, such as prevent harm to persons or property.

State law also places limits school employees’ abilities to restrain or confine and detain any student.  The law limits why, how, where, and for how long a school employee may restrain or confine and detain a child.  If a child is restrained or confined and detained, the school must maintain documentation and must provide certain types of notice to the child’s parent.

Oskaloosa board policy 503.5

If you have any questions about this state law, please contact your school.  The complete text of the law and additional information is available on the Iowa Department of Education’s web site: www.iowa.gov/educate.

The Parents/Guardians in the Oskaloosa Community School District have the right to learn about the following qualifications of their child's teacher/paraprofessional: state licensure requirements for the grade level and content areas taught, the current licensing status of your child's teacher/paraprofessional, and baccalaureate/graduate certification/degree. You may also request the qualifications of an instructional paraprofessional who serves your student in a Title I program or if your school operates a schoolwide Title I program. Parents/Guardians may request this information from the Office of the Superintendent by calling 641-673-8345 or by sending a letter of request to the Office of the Superintendent, 1800 North 3rd, Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577

Student Records Access - Board Policy 506.1

Student Directory Information - Board Policy 506.2

Notice: Corporal Punishment, Restraint, and Physical Confinement and Detention

State law forbids school employees from using corporal punishment against any student.  Certain actions by school employees are not considered corporal punishment.  Additionally, school employees may use “reasonable and necessary force, not designed or intended to cause pain” to do certain things, such as prevent harm to persons or property.

State law also places limits school employees’ abilities to restrain or confine and detain any student.  The law limits why, how, where, and for how long a school employee may restrain or confine and detain a child.  If a child is restrained or confined and detained, the school must maintain documentation and must provide certain types of notice to the child’s parent.

Oskaloosa Community Board Policy - Board Policy 503.5

If you have any questions about this state law, please contact your school.  The complete text of the law and additional information is available on the Iowa Department of Education’s web site: www.iowa.gov/educate.