Florence County District Five Schools


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Parent Notifications

For Parents

Parents Right to Know

Parents may request information regarding the professional qualifications of a student's classroom teachers, including:
Whether the teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.
Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.
The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.
Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
Information on the level of achievement of the parent's child in each of the State academic assessments as required under this part.
Please contact Randy Smiley at 386-2358 to answer any questions you may have concerning your the qualifications of your child’s teacher.

Parents of Children Who Are English Language Learners

We encourage parents of children who are English Language Learners to contact Randy Smiley at 386-2358 with any concerns or ideas about their children or the schools in which they attend. We offer services that can assist you and your child.

McKinney-Vento Act

The McKinney-Vento Act protects the rights of children and youths in homeless situations to attend and succeed in school, including preschool. The McKinney-Vento Act applies to all children and youths who do not have a fixed, regular, and adequate residence, including those who are staying with friends or relatives because they have lost their housing: are awaiting foster care placement; or are living in emergency or transitional shelters, campgrounds, cars public places, abandoned buildings or bus or train stations. Children in these situations have a right; 1) to go to school, 2) enroll in school without immunizations, school records, proof of residency or birth certificates and other documents, 3) be provided with transportation to and from the school, 4) be free from harassment and isolation, 5) have any disagreements with the school settled quickly. Please contact Randy Smiley at the Florence 5 District Office (386-2358) if you have any questions regarding the McKinney-Vento Act.

Equal Opportunity
The district is an equal opportunity employer. The district will recruit, hire, train, promote and make other employment decisions on the basis of individual merit and without discrimination because of race, religion, color, disability, sex, age, alienage or national origin as required by applicable state and federal laws. The district will make reasonable accommodations for an individual who is otherwise qualified for a position unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship upon the district.

Student Rights
The district will accord all students privileges and rights without regard to race, religion, sex, creed, disability, national origin, immigrant status or English-speaking status.


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