It is the policy of the Tennessee Department of Transportation that no person shall be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Transportation on the grounds of race, color, sex, age, disability or nation origin.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends school beyond the high school level.
It is the policy of the Wayne County School System not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, age, color, sex, handicap, or national origin in its’ educational programs, activities, or employment policies as required by Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the 1972 Educational amendments, and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT
Parents may request information about the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teacher. Parents will receive notification if a district employs a teacher for over four weeks who does not meet the highly qualified requirements.
CHILD FIND FOR STUDENTS IN NEED OF SPECIAL SERVICES
The Wayne County Board of Education offers a full program for persons with handicaps that fall between the age of three (3) and twenty-two (22). To be eligible for the program a person must show a deficit in one of the following areas: autism, deafness/hearing impairment, mental retardation, speech or language impairment, blindness/visual impairment, emotional disturbance, orthopedic impairment, traumatic brain injury, other health impairments, specific learning disabilities, and developmental delays. A person may also qualify for special services if identified as being gifted.
Anyone wanting to make a referral may do so by contacting Lee Ann Staggs at the Wayne County Board of Education, 722-3548. All referrals are confidential.
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