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Use of Force

Physical abuse is a non-accidental physical injury that leaves a mark at least 24 hours after the incident.  While employees cannot use physical force to discipline a student, there are times when the use of physical force is appropriate.  The times when physical force is appropriate include, but are not limited to: times when it is necessary to stop a disturbance, to obtain a weapon or other dangerous object, for purposes of self-defense, or to protect the safety of others, to remove a disruptive student, to protect others from harm, for the protection of property or to protect a student from self-infliction or harm.

Asbestos Notification

Asbestos has been an issue of concern for many years.  The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986 (AHERA) was designed to determine the extent of asbestos concerns in the schools and to act as a guide in formulating asbestos management policies for the schools.

Asbestos has been used as a building material for many years.  It is a naturally occurring mineral.  The properties of asbestos make it an ideal material for insulating, sound absorption, decorative plasters, fireproofing and a variety of miscellaneous uses.  There have been over 3,000 different products manufactured using asbestos.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began action to limit its uses in 1973.  Most of the asbestos products used as building materials were banned by 1978.

A certified asbestos inspector as required by AHERA has inspected the school district facilities.  The inspector located, sampled and determined the condition and hazard potential of all material in the school facilities suspected of containing asbestos.  The inspection and laboratory analysis records form the basis of the asbestos management plan.

A certified management planner has developed an asbestos management plan for the school district facilities which includes: notification letters, training for employees, a set of procedures designed to minimize the disturbance of asbestos-containing materials, and plans for regular surveillance of the materials.  A copy of the management plan is available for inspection in the office.

College Visits

Seniors are encouraged to visit college campuses on weekends or school holidays.  However, if that cannot be arranged, seniors may be excused up to two days to visit college campuses with the permission of the Principal and with a note signed by the student's parents [verification returned to the school].  Juniors may be excused for one day to visit a college [verification returned to the school]. College days cannot be taken during Semester Testing or the last week of school.

Early Work Release Experience--- [Seniors-2nd Semester]

A senior may apply to the School Board for 2nd semester early release [@ a work experience—site supported by the Admin.] if they will have enough credits for graduation by the end of the second semester and maintain a 2.0 GPA.  No student will be allowed to leave prior to 12:30.

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