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New Horizons Academy’s school board members include:
2111 – PARENT AND FAMILY INVOLVEMENT
The Board of Directors recognizes and values parents and families as children’s first teachers and decision-makers in education. The Board believes that student learning is more likely to occur when there is an effective partnership between the school and the students’ parents and family. Such a partnership between the home and school and greater involvement of parents in the education of their children generally result in higher achievement in all arenas, improved student behavior, and reduced absenteeism.
In accordance with statute and the State Board of Education Parent and Family Involvement Policy, use of the term families is used in order to include children’s primary caregivers, who are not their biological parents, such as foster caregivers, grandparents, and other family members.
In cultivating partnerships with families and communities, the Board of Directors is committed to the following:
Relationships with Families
Learning at Home
Collaborating with the Community
The CEO and/or principal will provide for a comprehensive plan to engage parents, families, and community members in a partnership in support of each child’s academic achievement and New Horizon Academy’s continuous improvement. The plan will provide for annual evaluation, with the involvement of parents and families, of the plan’s effectiveness and identification of barriers to participation by parents and families. Evaluation findings will be used in an annual review with the Board of Directors to improve the effectiveness of New Horizons Academy.
2350 – CHILD FIND
In accordance with Ohio Administrative Code 3301-51-03, Child Find is the process of identifying, locating, and evaluating children suspected of having a disability and who may be in need of special education and related services. New Horizons Academy provides special education services to any child who qualifies as having a disability according to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Operating Standards for Ohio’s Schools Serving Children with Disabilities. Parents, relatives, public and private agency employees, childcare providers, physicians, and concerned citizens are encouraged to help New Horizons Academy find any child from birth through 21 years of age who may have a disability and is in need of special education and related services.
What is a disability?
Schools are required by Federal and State Laws to find children who may need special education services and related services.
What is the purpose of Child Find?
If you suspect a child may have a disability, please contact:
New Horizons Academy Principal
P.O. Box 150
Wauseon, OH 43567
2414 – CAREER ADVISING
This policy has been developed as prescribed in R.C. 3313.6020 and the State Board of Education’s Model Policy. This policy shall be updated at least once every two (2) years. The policy shall be made available to students, parents/guardians/custodians, and community members; and it shall be posted on the school’s web site as prescribed by Ohio Revised Code.
Career advising is an integrated process that helps students understand how their personal interests, strengths and values might predict satisfaction and success in school and related career fields, as well as how to tie these interests and strengths to their academic and career goals. Students need to have access to comprehensive resources and support to prepare for their future success. Through relevant classroom instruction and career-related learning experiences, students can discover their interests and explore academic and career pathway options.
Career advising shall include:
A. Grade-level examples that link students’ schoolwork to one (1) or more career field.
B. Career advising to students in grades K-12, which includes age-appropriate activities and also includes creating and maintaining a Student Success Plan beginning in grade 6.
C. Additional interventions and career advising for students who are identified as at risk of dropping out of school.
D. Training for employees on how to advise students on career pathways, including training on advising students using the tools available in OhioMeansJobs K-12.
E. Multiple academic and career pathways through high school that students may choose to earn a high school diploma, including opportunities to earn industry-recognized credentials and postsecondary course credit.
F. Information on courses that can award students both traditional academic and career-technical credit.
G. Career advising provided to the student with information for the student’s parent, guardian or custodian.
H. The supports necessary for students to have successful transitions from high school to their postsecondary destinations, including interventions and services for students in need of remediation in mathematics and English language arts.
R.C. 3313.6020, Ohio Model Policy on Career Advising (ODE) (December 2014)
3121 – CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECK
In accordance with state law, the Board requires a criminal background check of each applicant the CEO and/or the principal recommends for employment on the professional staff as well as for current employees on a periodic basis. This requirement includes all substitutes and persons employed on a part-time basis. In addition, all professional staff members with a license, certificate, or permit issued by the Ohio Department of Education must undergo a criminal background check as prescribed by law.
Effect of Guilty Plea and/or Conviction of Enumerated Crimes
Professional staff members determined by virtue of a criminal records check to have pled guilty to or to have been convicted of any offense such as listed below including a judicial finding for intervention in lieu of conviction and/or participation in a pre-trial diversion program relating to any of the offenses listed therein, or who are otherwise determined to have engaged in conduct unbecoming the teaching profession, are subject to mandatory state reporting requirements in addition to the initiation of an action by the Board to terminate their employment.
Suspension From Duties Involving Care, Custody or Control of a Child
In accordance with Policy 3138 and state law, the principal shall immediately suspend a licensed professional staff member from all duties that require the care, custody, or control of a child during any pending criminal action for which that staff member has been arrested, summoned and/or indicted for any crimes.
No person is to be accepted or maintained as a volunteer if she/he has been convicted of any of the following offenses: