Public Meeting Agenda: September 22, 2011 at 12:00 PM - Board of Education 2nd Monthly Meeting

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September 22, 2011 at 12:00 PM - Board of Education 2nd Monthly Meeting Agenda

September 22, 2011 at 12:00 PM - Board of Education 2nd Monthly Meeting
1. Call to Order
1.1. Roll Call
Rationale:  If any board member is absent, there will need to be a  motion to excuse the absence.
2. Declaration of a Legal Meeting
3. Reports and Discussion Items
3.1. Technology Training
Rationale:  Training on technology will be provided.
4. Action Items
4.1. Policy
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve all three policies listed for second reading and adoption. Motion passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
4.1.1. Second Reading (Adoption) of Policy No. 704.1 - Service Animals
Rationale: 

New regulations for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) went into effect on March 15, 2011. The regulations require that public schools “modify its policies, practices, or procedures to permit the use of a service animal by an individual with a disability.”

4.1.2. Second Reading (Adoption) of Amended Policy No. 501.04 - Excessive Absenteeism
Rationale:  LB 463 made another change in the truancy laws. The truancy policy is now required to include the following: The policy shall include a provision indicating how the school district and the county attorney will handle cases in which excessive absences are due to documented illness that makes attendance impossible or impracticable, and the policy shall state the number of absences or the hourly equivalent upon the occurrence of which the school shall render all services in its power to compel such child to attend some public, private, denominational, or parochial school, which the person having control of the child shall designate, in an attempt to address the problem of excessive absenteeism.

In response to this new requirement, our policy #501.04 adds the following under Section 6 – Reporting Excessive Absenteeism to the County Attorney: “When reporting excessive absenteeism, the attendance officer shall inform the county attorney whether the excessive absences are due to documented illnesses that make attendance impossible or impractical. This may be done by informing the County Attorney of either the number of absences due to such illnesses or that the attendance officer is of the opinion that prosecution is not warranted.”
4.1.3. Second Reading (Adoption) of Amended Policy No. 801.1 - Acceptable Use of Technology
5. Other
6. Adjourn
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