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Educational Opportunity/Support Services

The Seymour Community School District receives support services from Great Prairie AEA located in Centerville, IA. The Special Services Team includes, but limited to a psychologist, speech clinician, audiologist, social worker, and various other consultants. Your child’s teacher may contact AEA staff for consultation, observation or interaction with your child. If you do not want the above services available for your child, please notify the school IN WRITING.

If you have any questions and/or concerns about these services related to your child’s pursuit of a [FAPE], please call Karie Martindale, Regional Special Education Director at Great Prairie AEA- 1-800-622-0027 ext. 326.

The Seymour Community School District has a process to assist students experiencing behavior and learning difficulties. The Student Assistance team [SAT] should be a resource that parents use to help improve student success. Parents wanting access to this process should contact Mr. Kruzich [JH/HS] or Mrs. Horton [elem.] or the Family Connections Coordinator--Mr. Henson--898-2291.

Students experiencing difficulty [at risk] may be offered unofficial academic assistance by SAT team/parent referral. If offered unofficial assistance through the [resource room] it will run no longer that nine weeks in length. Prior to the end of this [9 week] time period, a decision must be made by parents and team members to recommend / or refuse special education services.

Jurisdictional Statement

This handbook is an extension of Board Policy and is a reflection of the goals and objectives of the board.  It is the duty of students, parents/guardians, and practitioners to create an educational atmosphere that promotes respect, safety and a strong sense of belonging [*See discipline measures/prohibited behaviors]. The board, administration and employees expect students to conduct themselves in a manner fitting to their age level. Students should display maturity and  respect and consideration for the rights of others.  Students are expected to treat teachers, other employees, students, visitors and guests with respect and courtesy.  Students may not use abusive language, profanity or obscene gestures or language.  Students will be allowed to hold hands in the hallway.  However, they are not to walk with their arms around each other, their hands on each other's buttocks, or hanging or wrapping their arms around each other's neck.  There is to be no body pressing or kissing. [*See discipline measures/prohibited behaviors]

This handbook and school district policies, rules, and regulations are in effect while students are on school grounds, school district property, or on property within the jurisdiction of the school district. Also, while on school-owned and/or school-operated buses or vehicles or chartered buses; while attending or engaged in school activities; and while away from school grounds if the misconduct directly affects the good order, efficient management and welfare of the school district or involves students or staff.  School district policies, rules, and regulations are in effect 12 months a year.  A violation of a school district policy, rule or regulation may result in disciplinary action and may affect a student's eligibility to participate in extracurricular activities whether the violation occurred while school was in session or while school was not in session.

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