Public Awareness Notice

Pursuant to Sections 162.700 and 162.685 it is the policy of the State of Missouri that all children with disabilities residing in the state and who are in need of special education and related services are identified, located, and evaluated.

Therefore, it is North Side Community School's responsibility to serve all disability categories(ie. Autism, Deaf/Blind, Emotional Disturbance, Hearing Impairment//Deafness, Mental Retardation/Intellectual Disorder, Multiple Disabilities, Orthopedic Impairment, Other Health Impairment, Specific Learning Disability, Language Impairment, Sound System Disorder (Articulation and/or Phonology), Speech-Fluency, Speech-Voice, Traumatic Brain Injury, Visual Impairment/Blindness, Young Child with a Developmental Delay), either locally or though contractual arrangement.  North Side is responsible to refer infants and toddlers suspected of having a disability to Part C early intervention system (First Steps). North Side will provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to all children with disabilities under the jurisdiction of the school.  Children with disabilities under our jurisdiction are students who have been evaluated and identified in accordance with 162.675(2)(3)RSMo and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Parent may request amendment to educational records if the parent believes the record is inaccurate, misleading, or violates the privacy or other rights of their child.  Parents may register a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education or the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) if they feel the agency is in violation of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

A summary of the school's policies and procedures regarding storage, disclosure to third parties, retention, and destruction of personally identifiable information are available by request. 

All personally identifiable information collected, used, or maintained by North Side for the purposes of identification, evaluation, placement or provision of FAPE (Free and Appropriate Public Education) of children may be inspected and/or reviewed by parents. 

Services are provided in compliance with the requirements of the General Education Provision Act (GEPHA): 76.301 (4)(ii); Section 444.

This notice can be provided in alternative language formats if needed.