Public Notices

Public Notices

McKinney-Vento Act

If you have lost your housing and now live in a shelter, motel, vehicle, camping ground, or temporary trailer; on the street; doubled up with family or friends; or in another type of temporary or inadequate housing, your child might be able to receive help through a federal law called the McKinney-Vento Act. Please contact BCS Homeless Liaison, Dori Smith at (517) 641-6724.  Information for Parents

Notice of Non-Discrimination & Notification of Designated Employee Compliance Officer

It is the policy of Bath Community Schools that the district will not discriminate and will comply with the requirements of:
  • Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
  • Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act of 1977
  • Age Discrimination Act of 1975
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
  • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

The district appoints the Superintendent as the District's Compliance Officer whose responsibility it will be to ensure compliance with Federal and State regulations and that inquiries and complaints are dealt with promptly in accordance with the law.  He shall also ensure that proper notice of nondistrimination for Title II, Title VI, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972, Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is provided to students, parents, staff members and the general public.

Title  IX Compliance Officer:
It is the Policy of Bath Community Schools to comply with all the guidelines for Title IX as adopted by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare.  The district does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs, curricular and extra-curricular activities.  The district has an established Title IX grievance process.   In order to protect these rights and assure compliance, Bath Community Schools has designated, as Coordinator:

Superintendent Paul Hartsig
6175 E. Clark Road, P.O. Box 310
Bath, MI 48808
(517) 641-6721
paul.hartsig@bathschools.net 

Questions regarding the grievance process should be directed to the Title IX coordinator, Superintendent Paul Hartsig.

Non-Discrimination Statement - USDA

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Read More

In order to protect these rights and assure compliance, Bath Community Schools has designated, as Coordinator:

Superintendent Paul Hartsig
6175 E. Clark Rd./P.O. Box 310
Bath, Michigan 48808
(517) 641-6721

Section 504 & Title IX Coordinator:

Matt Dodson
High School Principal
6175 E. Clark Rd.
Bath, Michigan 48808
(517) 641-6724

Any person may contact the Office of Civil Rights regarding the District's compliance at:

Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
1350 Euclid Avenue, Suite 325
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
(216) 522-4970
OCR.Cleveland@ed.gov
www.ed.gov/​

Notice of Non-Discrimination In Vocational and Applied Technology Education

In compliance with the non-discrimination regulations of the Vocational Education Division of the Michigan Department of Education, notice is hereby given that Bath Community Schools, Clinton and Shiawassee Counties, Michigan does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, gender, marital status, or disability in offering vocational education and applied technology opportunities to students of the school district.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Hartsig
Superintendent
6175 E. Clark Road
PO Box 310
Bath, Michigan 48808
(517) 641-6721

Health Education

According to the State School Aid Act, parents have the right to review the materials and curriculum content used in designated areas of health education. Materials and curriculum guides are available for your review. We will continue to notify parents of human sexuality and mandated HIV/AIDS instruction. As in past years, parent preview is available through the office of the principal of the school your child attends. Prior notification of HIV/AIDS and human sexuality lessons is provided as required by law. If you wish to exercise your right to excuse your child from designated areas of health instruction, or if you would like further information regarding our health curriculum, please send written notice to the principal of your child’s school.

Pesticide Notification

Pesticides are periodically applied to school district property as part of the district’s pest management program, in compliance with Regulation 637, Rule 14 of the Michigan Pesticide Act, PA 171. Parents and legal guardians of children enrolled in the district have the right to request prior notification of pesticide applications to the buildings or grounds.
 
In order to be notified prior to the application of pesticides, the parent or legal guardian must make this request in writing (8431A Form) to:

Jon Pechette, Facilities Director
6175 E. Clark Road
PO Box 310
Bath, MI 48808
(517) 641-6721
jpechette@bathschools.net

Please understand that emergencies do arise and that pesticides may be applied without prior notice to parents or legal guardians. Parents or legal guardians that have requested prior notification, however, will be notified after pesticide application.

Application of pesticides will be performed only by certified or registered applicators where and when required. Notification will be posted 48 hours ahead of application and will remain posted for 48 hours after application (near the main front doors of the school building affected). If a pesticide is applied in a building, students will not occupy the room for a minimum of four hours. When a pesticide is applied to school district grounds, the application will not be made within 100 feet of occupied classrooms, and flags will be inserted in the ground to mark the application area. Upon request, parents and legal guardians have the right to be notified three (3) days in advance, by mail.

FERPA Rights - Student Directory

See Policy 8330 Student Records

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”) requires that Bath Community Schools, with certain exceptions, obtain the written consent of parents (or students over 18 years of age) prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from a child’s educational records. Review your rights - Fact Sheet

However, Bath Community Schools may disclose appropriately designated “directory information” without written consent, unless you have advised the school district to the contrary in accordance with the school district’s procedures. The primary purpose of directory information is to allow the Bath Community Schools to include this type of information from a child’s education records in certain school publications (for example, a playbill showing a student’s role in a drama production, the annual yearbook, honor roll or other recognition lists, graduation programs, and sports activity sheets showing weight and height of team members).

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Tobacco Free Schools

The use of tobacco products is prohibited in all buildings and on all property owned by Bath Community Schools.
Violations will be handled in accordance with State Law.

Immunization Requirements

All children who enter schools in Michigan are required by state law to be fully vaccinated in accordance with Public Act 368 of 1978, as amended. These requirements are for children entering a school district for the first time. Failure to meet these requirements, as set by the Michigan Department of Public Health, requires the school principal to exclude a child from attendance. Local health departments may set requirements that exceed these minimum requirements.

Please contact the school building office your child will be attending for a complete listing of the immunization requirements set forth by law or refer to the  webpage. Note: Effective 1/1/2015, parents/guardians must obtain a certified non medical waiver from a local health department. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act AHERA

The Environmental Protection Agency requires each year that district workers and building occupants receive notification of asbestos removal or abatement activities such as inspections and response actions.

This notice serves to inform all parents, teachers, administrators, and all other employees that the six-month surveillance period of all buildings, as required by AHERA, has been completed. The three-year re-inspection, also required by AHERA, was performed in October/November 2017. The next three-year reinspection will be conducted in October/November 2020. Each building will continue to have a six-month periodic surveillance and a three-year reinspection as required by AHERA. All abatement projects have been performed by licensed asbestos abatement contractors.

Any damaged materials containing asbestos, such as floor tile or thermal insulation, found during the inspections has either been corrected or removed by a licensed asbestos abatement contractor. AHERA information is available for public inspection.

Teacher Evaluation Postings and Assurances [MCL 380.1249 (3)?]

Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, a school district, intermediate school district, or public school academy shall post on its public website all of the following information about the evaluation tool or tools it uses for its performance evaluation system for teachers.  Access this information at the following website (provided by Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP)

MASA's School ADvance Administrator Evaluation System Assurances [MCL 380.1249b (2)]

More information is available by reading, MASA's School ADvance Administrator Evaluation System Assurances.
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