The Mossyrock School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Karen Ernest, Superintendent, has been designated as Title IX Coordinator, Section 504/ADA Coordinator, and Compliance Coordinator for 28A.640 and 28A.642 RCW, and will handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination. She can be reached at 360-983-3181 or at Mossyrock School District, P.O. Box 478, Mossyrock, WA, 98564, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equity Compliance Assurance
Mossyrock School District complies with all state and federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a training dog guide or service animal by a disabled person. This holds true for all district employment and opportunities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to Karen Ernest, the school district's Title IX / RCW 28A.640 Officer, Section 504 Coordinator and Homeless Coordinator.
In compliance with Federal E.P.A. rules, the Board of Directors of Mossyrock School District hereby notifies patrons that asbestos containing material is present in our buildings. The condition of the asbestos is monitored every (6) months to ensure that it does not pose a threat to children, staff and patrons. The locations of friable (able to crumble and release fibers) asbestos and encapsulated (sealed) asbestos maybe obtained by contacting the district office. Mr. Geeg Ecklund, a certified Asbestos Inspector, continually monitors the buildings‘ asbestos safety program.
Notice of Availability and Public Participation for Special Education Programs
Special Education provides services to students with certain disabilities that are specified in state and federal laws. Services are free of charge to the parent and student. If you suspect that your child has a disability and might require special education services, and your child is not currently receiving services, you may refer your child for an evaluation to determine if he/she qualifies for services. Your request must be in writing, unless you cannot write, and should be directed to your child's principal.
Eligibility for special education services requires that the school conduct an evaluation. The result of the evaluation needs to show that the child has a disability as defined in Chapter 392-172 of the Washington Administrative Code AND that this disability has an adverse effect on the child making progress in what is being taught in the general education classroom. If the child is a preschooler, the disability would need to cause the child to fall behind in activities that children of the same age without a disability do.
Services that eligible students receive need to address their individual needs. These services are outlined in an Individual Education Plan (IEP) that school staff and parents jointly develop.
There are many legal rules and regulations regarding special education. Please feel free to contact the school for help in interpreting the rules. Another source of help is through an organization called PAVE at 1-800-5-PARENT or the Family Educator Partnership Project at 1-888-754-8798. Further information may also be obtained from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).
Any application and any required-polices, procedures evaluations, plans, and reports relating to Mossyrock School District's special education program are available for public review and comment. The District also welcomes public participation and input regarding the planning and operating of the district's special education-programs. For further information please contact the district office at (360) 983-3181.
Each school district within Lewis County provides on-going Child Find activities with the purpose of locating, evaluating, and identifying students, birth to 21 years old, with a suspected disability, regardless of the severity of the disability, who are not currently receiving special education and related services. This includes children with disabilities enrolled in private, including religious schools, as well as children who are homeless. Disabilities can be in any one of several areas that ultimately affect a child's ability to think, to express himself/herself, to see or hear clearly, to get around, or to understand given instructions.
If you have a child who you think might have a disability requiring special education instruction or significant accommodations as school, of if you know of such a child who is not receiving services, please call Mossyrock School District at 983-3181 for more information about the availability of these services.
The District complies with all legal requirements for record keeping regarding the application of pesticides to school grounds or school facilities and such records are available on request. At least 48 hours before the application of a pesticide to school facilities or school grounds, the District shall notify parents and staff of the planned application by posting a notice in a prominent place in the building and grounds. Following the application of a pesticide to school facilities or grounds, a sign shall be posted at the location of the application. The notice shall state the product name; date, time and specific location of the application; the pest for which the application was made; and a contact name and telephone number. The notice shall remain posted for 24 hours, or longer if required by the label of the pesticide.