Topics in this section are listed
in alphabetical order.
The Family Educational
Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”) provides certain rights to parents and
eligible students (18 years of age or older) with respect to the student’s
A. Inspection of Records
students may inspect and review the student’s education records within
45 days of making a request. Such requests must be submitted to the Superintendent
or building administrator in writing and must identify the record(s) to
be inspected. The Superintendent or building administrator will notify
the parent/eligible student of the time and place where the record(s) may
be inspected. Parents/eligible students may obtain copies of education
records at a cost of 25 cents per page.
B. Amendment of Records
students may ask M.S.A.D. #70 to amend education records they believe are
inaccurate, misleading or in violation of the student’s right to privacy.
Such requests must be submitted to the Superintendent or building administrator
in writing, clearly identify the part
of the record they want changed, and specify
why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the Superintendent or building administrator
decides not to amend the record as requested, the parent/eligible student
will be notified of the decision, their right to request a hearing, and
information about the hearing procedure.
C. Disclosure of Records
must obtain a parent/eligible student’s written consent prior to Disclosure
of personally identifiable information in education records except in circumstances
as permitted by law.
1. Directory Information
designates the following student information as directory information that
may be made public at its discretion: name, participation and grade level
of students in officially recognized activities and sports, height and
weight of student athletes, dates of attendance in the school unit, honors
and awards received, Parents/eligible students who do not want M.S.A.D.
#70 to disclose directory information must notify the Superintendent in
writing by September
2. Military Recruiters/Institutions
of Higher Education Military recruiters and institutions of higher education
are entitled to receive the names, addresses and telephone numbers of secondary
students and M.S.A.D. #70 must comply with any such request, provided that
parents have been notified of their right to request that this information
not be released without their prior written consent.
Title IA News
For Students in Kindergarten Through
Each year the
school is given federal money to assist students academically that need
a little “boost” in language arts or mathematics. This is not special
education, but services are offered to students who may be struggling temporarily
or permanently. Title I services do not replace classroom instruction,
but support classroom instruction. The program provides students
with additional practice in the deficient areas.
us a list of students they feel may need additional support at the beginning
of the school year. A student may receive academic support for a
short period of time, but some students may be more successful with academic
support for the entire school year. Part of the recommendation of
students is based on their fall NWEA scores, which will be discussed with
you at November parent / teacher conferences. Any parent who has
a child(ren) falling below the 50th percentile on the NWEA test is sent
this letter and attention will be given to that particular student(s).
We also review a student’s NECAP scores (where applicable) to see if they
need academic support.
A parent may
also request a child receive support in language arts and/or mathematics
if he or she wishes. If you feel your child is in need of assistance,
please call your child’s teacher and discuss your concerns with him or
her. The teacher will then pass on the student’s name to the Title
I staff member.
Teacher / Staff Qualifications
a parent and/or community member have the right to request the qualifications
of any staff member employed in MSAD #70. We would ask that you call
us in advance to set up a time when you can come in and review these qualifications
with a district administrator.
district’s homeless liaison, Matthew Oliver, may be reached by phone @ 532-9228
or in person at Mill Pond School in Hodgdon. Matthew is
responsible for following the guidelines set forth in the McKinney-Vento
Homeless Education Assistance Act.
If you or your family lives in any of the following situations: in a
shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground; on the street; in an abandoned building,
trailer, or other inadequate accommodations; or are doubled up with friends or
relatives because you cannot find housing. You may qualify to receive various
services under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act.
Please contact to Matthew Oliver to see if you qualify for services
provided under this Act.