315 West Grand

Hinton, IA 51024

Phone: 712-947-4329

Fax: 712-947-4427

This list is not all inclusive, however these are the major duties of the Advisory Committee. The committee usually meets 3-4 times per year in the evening. If you are interested in serving on the Advisory Committee, please call the superintendentís office at 947-4329 to visit with Mr. Steen regarding your interest.

By: Al Steen

The Hinton Community School has had a School Improvement Advisory Committee in place for many years. The roles of the Advisory Committee are very diverse and include the following:

1. Monitor the schoolís Comprehensive School Improvement Plan by reviewing test scores,

1. perception surveys, and any other pertinent information.

2. Provide input on short-term goals.

3. Serve as the Vocational Education Advisory Board.

4. Provide general feedback on many topics to school personnel.

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Volume 15 Issue 2

Mission Statement

A Community Dedicated To Developing Responsible Life Long Learners Prepared For Future Challenges.

have an open enrollment request filed individually.

If desiring to change the receiving district, file a petition with receiving district by March 1 of the preceding school year.

Notify the districts concerned if there is any change in the residence of the student during the open enrollment period.

If terminating the open enrollment, notify both districts involved.

If open enrollment is denied, the parent/guardian may appeal to Iowa District Court.† If the application meets good cause due to alleged repeated acts of harassment or if the child is alleged to have a serious health condition that the resident district cannot adequately address, an appeal may be filed with the Iowa State Board of Education.

If the student moves from the district in which s/he currently lives during the term of the open enrollment, it is the parent/guardianís responsibility to notify the former resident district and the new resident district.

March 1 Deadline

March 1st is the deadline to file application form with resident and receiving districts for the 2009-2010 school year.

If the application is for a kindergarten student, file the application form with both districts on or before September 1 of the school year in which open enrollment is requested.

If the district has a desegregation plan, file the application with resident district by March 1st.

Transport Student to Receiving District.

Parents are responsible for transporting children that are open enrolled to another district. This applies to all students including those with an IEP. If the need for transportation as a related service is stated in the IEP, as a general rule the parent is responsible for this obligation under open enrollment. If a child open enrolls to a district that is contiguous (borders) to the

home district, and the parentsí income meets economic eligibility requirements, the family may receive a stipend for transportation or be provided transportation by the district. The stipend for 2007-08 was $376 annually per student up to three elementary and one secondary (9-12).

Athletic Eligibility

Students that open enroll in grades 9 through 12, shall not be eligible to participate in varsity contests and competitions during the first 90 school days of transfer.† Please contact the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union at (515) 288-9741 or the Iowa High School Athletic Association at (515) 432-2011 for questions regarding eligibility.

Additional Information

Approval for one child in a family does not guarantee approval for younger children in the same family. Each child in a family must

Open Enrollment Parent Information

315 W. Grand St.

Hinton, Iowa 51024