• Vermillion School District Public Notices
     

    EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES STATEMENT

     

    Educational opportunities in the Vermillion School District are available to disabled and disadvantaged students on an equal basis with all students and specifically available in the the vocational and technical education programs.

     

     Accessibility Contingency Plan

     

     

    In advance of a disaster, school district personnel will be made aware of disaster response issues in general as well as how they relate to their students’ specific needs. The Vermillion School District has an emergency plan in the event of a disaster.  The principal of each school in the district will assure that people with disabilities are assisted in case of a disaster in terms of assistance to shelter, transportation, and support services. The superintendent is in charge of the school district disaster response system and each building principal is in charge of the respective school disaster response system and will be prepared to address the needs of persons with disabilities. Coordination and outreach will take place at both the local school and community levels in cooperation with the community emergency response system and appropriate organizations. The following safety accommodations will be address as part of the Accessibility Contingency Plan for students:

     

    Transporting Individuals with Disabilities:

    -       The special education teachers will be responsible to get them to safe shelter

    -       The building secretaries will contact parents/guardians in case of emergency

    -        The special education teachers will be assigned to individual students

    Medications:

    -       The school nurse will ensure their medications are available

    -       The school nurse will ensure they will receive their medication in the event of a weather related event which requires them to be in shelter

    Communication:

    -       The teachers will be assigned to be with the student to keep them calm

    -       The principal of each school will be responsible for parent notification

    Medical supplies:

    -        The school nurse will ensure that medical supplies are available

     

    Signage – Proper signs will be posted in the event of a tornado. Emergency drills will be conducted according to state regulations and local policy so individuals know where to go if an emergency event occurs.  All adult personnel under the supervision of the respective building principal in each building will be responsible to provide assistance to get people to a safe location.
     

    Notice of Nondiscrimination

    The Vermillion School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity or age in its education programs or activities and employment opportunities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and Title VI and Title IX compliance:

    Mr. Damon Alvey, Superintendent Vermillion School District

    17 Prospect Street

    Vermillion, SD 57069

    605-677-7000

    The following respective principal of each school building serves as Section 504 coordinator/director for each building program:

    Kim Johnson

    Austin Elementary School

    300 High Street

    Vermillion, SD 57069

    605-677-7010

    Sue Galvin

    Jolley Elementary School

    224 South University Street

    Vermillion, SD 57069

    605-677-7015

    Tim Koehler 

    Vermillion Middle School

    422 Princeton Street

    Vermillion, SD 57069

    605-677-7025

    Curt Cameron

    Vermillion High School

    1001 East Main Street

    Vermillion, SD 57069

     605-677-7035

    South Dakota Regional U.S. Office for Civil Rights:

    Regional Director

    U.S. Department of Education

    Office for Civil Rights

    8930 Ward Parkway, Ste 2037

    Kansas City, MO 64117-3302

    Phone: 816-268-0550

    Fax: 816-826-1404

    TDD: 877-521-2172

    Email: OCR.KansasCity@ed.gov