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.
Annual Notice of Nondiscrimination:
The Oskaloosa Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following service areas:
- Agricultural, Food, and Natural Resources
- Applied Science, Technology, Engineering, and Manufacturing
- Arts, Communication, and Information Systems
- Business, Finance, Marketing, and Management
- Health Science
- Human Services
It is the policy of the Oskaloosa Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity, and socioeconomic status (for progerams) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complains of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact the district's Equity Coordinator, Melanie Hatch, Director of Student Services, 1800 N 3rd St., Oskaloosa, Iowa, 52577, (641)673-8345.
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.
The Oskaloosa Community School District Board of Directors has authorized the use of recording devices on school district owned property. The recording devices will be used to enhance safety and security within the educational environment. Students, employees, and parents are hereby notified that the content of the recording may be used in a student or employee disciplinary proceeding. The content of the recordings may be considered confidential student records and will be retained with other student records. Recordings will only be retained if necessary for use in a student or employee disciplinary proceeding or other matter as determined necessary by the administration. Parents may request to view the recording of their child.