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KSD Policy Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying, and Cyber Bullying
Highly Qualified Teachers
The Kennewick School District continues to be committed to hiring and retaining "Highly Qualified" Teachers. The average teacher in Kennewick has over fourteen years of experience and possesses a Master's Degree. In addition, all KSD teachers are encouraged to pursue National Board Teacher Certification. Under the new Elementary and Secondary Education Act, part of NCLB, parents have the right to request information on the professional qualifications of their child's teachers. Paraprofessionals and qualifications: Under certain circumstances, paraprofessionals who may work with your child must possess an AA degree. For more information, contact the Kennewick School District Human Resources Department at (509) 222-5010.
Workplace and Student Nondiscrimination Statement
The Kennewick School district No. 17 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. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in all education programs and/or extra-curricular school activities in the Kennewick School District, 1000 W. 4th Avenue, Kennewick, WA 99336. Kennewick School District Contact Names and Telephone Numbers: Title IX Beverly Johnson-Torelli (509)222-5010, Certificated ADA Beverly Johnson-Torelli (509)222-5010, Classified ADA Betsy Dickinson (509)222-6414
The Kennewick School District is committed to a positive and productive education and working environment free from discrimination, including sexual harassment. The district prohibits sexual harassment of students, employees, and others involved in school district activities. At a minimum, sexual harassment recognition and prevention and the elements of this policy will be included in staff, student, and regular volunteer orientation. This policy shall be posted in each district building in a place available to staff, students, parents, volunteers and visitors. The policy will be reproduced in each student, staff, volunteer, and parent handbook. For more information, contact the Kennewick School District Human Resources Department at (509) 222-5010.
Federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
The Federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 permits the Kennewick School District to release certain information known as “directory information,” to certain people or institutions, unless parents request, in writing, that such information not be released. In many cases, requests for this type of information come from news media or the armed forces for recruiting purposes. Directory information may include: 1) student name, address, and telephone number, 2) date and place of birth; 3) participation in officially recognized activities and sports; 4) weight and height of athletic team members; 5) dates of attendance; 6) photographs or other similar information. Photographs may occasionally be taken of students for use in the news media or school district publications.
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