NOTIFICATION: Retention/Destruction of Special Education Records
Pursuant to Arizona Revised Statute 41-1351 and the General Records Retention Schedule for School Districts and Charter Schools (#000-11-53) established by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, Special Education Records (including placement records, referrals, evaluations, testing data and other related records) will be destroyed four (4) years after fiscal year of final enrollment.
Arizona Ball Charter Schools will destroy all special education records (including placement records, referrals, evaluations, testing data and other related records) that are more than four years old on the first of the new year. Before destruction, parents and/or eligible students have the right to review the records and obtain copies of any information needed. To schedule an appointment, call Student Support Services at (480) 656-5555 prior to December 15th.
NOTIFICATION: Resources Homeless Children and Youth
Rights of Homeless Students
National Center for Homeless Education
McKinney-Vento Act: Homeless/Highly Mobile Services. The McKinney-Vento Homeless Student Assistance Act protects the rights of all homeless/highly mobile students. The act defines homeless children as youth between the ages of 2 to18 years old who lack a fixed regular and adequate nighttime residence.
NOTIFICATION: Child Find
• Child Find is a legal requirement that schools find all children who have disabilities and who may be entitled to special education services.
• Child Find covers every child from birth through age 21.
• The school must evaluate any child that it knows or suspects may have a disability.
• Child Find is part of a federal law called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This law protects the rights of students with disabilities.
WHO’S COVERED BY CHILD FIND?
Children with disabilities from birth through age 21 are covered. This includes children who are being homeschooled or who are in private school.
Child Find requires school districts to have a process for identifying and evaluating children who may need special education and related services, such as counseling or speech therapy. Even infants and toddlers can be evaluated. They could then receive help for learning disabilities and developmental delays through the government’s early intervention programs. These programs help parents find out if their young children are on track. Then, if needed, the programs can connect families with appropriate services early in the child’s life.
If you suspect your child has a disability, please contact your site principal or Parker Galope, Director of Student Support Services.
NOTIFICATION: Resume information for all employees who provide instruction to pupils pursuant to A.R.S. 15-183 is available upon request.
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NOTIFICATION: Arizona’s Move On When Reading Policy
ARIZONA’S THIRD GRADE READING RETENTION LAW (A.R.S.§15-701) Arizona law A.R.S. §15-701 also known as the “Move On When Reading” policy, calls for schools to retain 3rd grade students who fail to meet the MOWR cut score on the Reading portion of the statewide exam.
Early Literacy Guide for Families
Move On When Reading Overview Video for Parents (English)
Move On When Reading Overview Video for Parents (Spanish)
Dyslexia Family Resource Guide
NOTIFICATION: Parent-School Compact
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NOTIFICATION: ESSA TITLE I/Every Student Succeeds Act
Title 1 Presentation
NOTIFICATION: Nondiscrimination Statement
NONDISCRIMINATION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
The school is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in relation to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, and disability. This policy will prevail in all matters concerning staff members, students, the public, educational programs and services, and individuals with whom the Governing Body does business.
NOTIFICATION: Wellness Policy
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NOTIFICATION: Web Accessibility Statement
Ball Charter Schools is committed to making this website accessible to visitors with disabilities and is continually working to increase its accessibility and usability.
Ball Charter Schools strives to conform to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. These recommendations outline how to make website content accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities.
We are on a regular basis seeking opportunities to bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall web accessibility. If for any reason you cannot access any of the material on our website, please contact us and we will work to resolve the problem.
NOTIFICATION: Public Records Request
To request public records please contact Debbie Baca, Dbaca@ballcharterschools.org, 480-656-5555
NOTIFICATION: Tour, Visitor, Observation Policy
Dobson Academy (Hearn and Val Vista) has procedures permitting individuals other than school personnel or students, entrance to the school premises. The established procedures ensure that students, employees, and School property are safeguarded. Dobson Academy encourages visits, tours, and observations of classrooms by parents of enrolled students and parent wishing to enroll their children in the School and will be arranged to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of pupils and staff.
Please complete the "Tour Request Form" to schedule your school tour. Parents are encouraged to contact the school office for additional information about visiting and touring the campus.
Other than a law enforcement officer or one with specific authorization from a School administrator, no one shall carry or possess a weapon on school grounds.