It is the policy of River Forest Community School Corporation not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or handicap in its programs as required by the Indiana Civil Rights Act (I.C. 22-9.1), Title VI and VII (Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX (Educational Amendments), and Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973).
Es la polίtica de River Forest Community School Corporation no discriminar a base de raza, color, religión, sexo, orίgen nacional, edad or desventaja en sus programas como lo exige la ley Indiana de derechos civiles.
(I.C.22-9.1), tίtulo VI y VII (Ley de derechos civiles de 1964), tίtulo IX (enmiendas de la educación), y Sección 504 (Ley de rehabilitación de 1973).
No Child Left Behind/Notice toParents Professional Qualifications of Teachers
As a parent/guardian of a student in the River Forest Community School Corporation, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the teachers who instruct your child. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child's classroom teachers, and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner. Specifically, you have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child's classroom teachers:
· Whether the Indiana Department of Education has licensed or qualified the teacher for the grades and subjects he or she teaches.
· Whether the Indiana Department of Education has decided that the teacher can teach in a classroom without being licensed or qualified under state regulations because of special circumstances.
· The teacher's college major; whether the teacher has any advanced degrees and, if so, the subjects of the degrees.
· Whether any teachers' aides or similar paraprofessionals provide services to your child and, if they do, their qualifications.If you would like to receive any of this information, please call Dr. Steven Disney, Superintendent of River Forest Community Schools, at 219-962-2909.
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Indiana State Board of Education
Graduation Pathways Panel Recommendations
The River Forest Community School Corporation and Board of Trustees oppose the current recommendations for Graduation Pathways. If you have heard about the pathways, you know that the State Board of Education is pushing this concept through without getting much input from schools, parents, or other concerned entities.
If this initiative were enacted today, the state graduation rate would drop by more than 25% and River Forest would move from 80% graduation rate to 47%.
We share concerns with Dr. McCormack (the State Superintendent of Public Education), superintendents, principals and teachers across the state. It is our opinion that the State Board should host public forums across the state – without your help, however, they may vote to approve the current pathways as early as December 6th.
We believe that the current proposals are detrimental and discriminatory towards special education students, second language learners, and students of poverty. Although we support some areas, we believe that some of the benchmarks are detrimental to our student’s economic futures.
To view the Graduation Pathway document in its entirety please click HERE
What can you do? E-mail state board of Education members click HERE for a directory (especially Gov Holcomb and Speaker Bosma)