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Millcreek Metro Parks Farm taught our 3rd grade students about harvesting and the very first Thanksgiving! Thank you to all veterans for your dedication and service to our country. Congratulations to our newly elected 5th grade Student Senate! Our kindergarten classes enjoyed their apple orchard tour on a field trip to White House Fruit Farm. Our students did an awesome job with their summer reading logs and enjoyed our picnic celebration! Positive messages can be seen throughout the walls inside both school buildings. Our students are ready to learn and looking forward to the 2019-2020 school year! Sebring Local Schools are 1 to 1 in technology, meaning each student has his/her own Chromebook. Smaller class sizes means more personalized instruction for Sebring students. Sebring Local Schools are 1 to 1 in technology, meaning all students have his or her own Chromebook. Twenty four elementary students were rewarded with an afternoon at the park for meeting their summer reading challenge.
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Annual Notices

LEGALLY REQUIRED NOTICES                                                                                  8/2018

To be in compliance with federal and state law, the school district is required to inform residents about various programs, policies, and procedures that are in place in the district.  All board policy and guidelines referenced may be accessed at https://www.boarddocs.com/oh/sebring/Board.nsf/Public?open&id=policies

Accessibility of District Facilities

Upon request to the Superintendent/designee, the district shall make reasonable accommodation for a disabled person to be able to participate in activities.

AHERA Management Plan

  • The EPA has indicated that schools should be free of friable asbestos.
  • Air samples are required every three years.
  • All potential areas of concern are to be inspected by the environmental support network, the Industrial Commission of Ohio, our maintenance staff, and an independent testing laboratory.
  • Asbestos testing and inspection have been done to bring all buildings into compliance with AHERA standards.
  • Any friable materials in buildings have been inspected and repaired to meet current standards.
  • Inspections will be done twice each year by the maintenance/custodial staff to notify the administration of any friable material.
  • Any areas of concern will be reviewed by the Board of Education during its annual building tour and placed on a priority list for permanent improvement.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s document titled, “How to Manage Asbestos in Schools” may be accessed at www.epa.gov/region2/ahera/e23.pdf

Americans With Disabilities - Section 504/ Prohibition Against Discrimination Based On Disability

The Sebring Local Board of Education welcomes and encourages any and all comments from individuals interested in the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A) The A.D.A. contains Title I-Employment, Title II-Public Services, and Title III-Public Accommodations. Please contact the Special Services Office at 330-938-2963.

Pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and its implementing regulations (“Section 504”), no otherwise qualified individual with a disability shall, solely by reason of his/her disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. The Board of Education does not discriminate in admission or access to, participation in, or treatment, or employment in, its programs or activities. As such, the Board’s policies and practices will not discriminate against employees and students with disabilities, will provide equal opportunity for employment, and will make accessible to qualified individuals with disabilities its facilities, programs, and activities.

A copy of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act may be obtained from one of the district’s Compliance Officers, Principal, Joe Krumpak at 330-938-2963 or Principal, Heather Whipkey at 330-938-2025.

Anti-Harassment/Intimidation/Bullying Policy
Ohio Revised Code 3313.666 defines harassment, intimidation, or bullying to mean any intentional written, verbal, electronic, or physical act that a student or group of students exhibits toward another particular student(s) more than once and the behavior both causes mental or physical harm to the other student(s) and is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for the other student(s).  Ohio Revised Code 3313.666 additionally requires the board of education of each school district to establish a policy prohibiting harassment, intimidation, and bullying and requires each district to bi-annually report the number of verified acts of harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying, whether in the classroom, on school property, to and from school, or at school-sponsored events.  Please contact Superintendent, Toni Viscounte at 330-938-6165 or tviscounte@sebring.k12.oh.us, with any questions. 

Board of Education

The Board of Education is a policy-making body comprised of five residents of the school district.  Members of the Board are elected by voters of the district and serve a four-year term. The Board derives its powers and responsibilities from the Ohio General Assembly to establish a sound educational philosophy. The Board establishes policy:

  • To be responsible to the residents of the Sebring Local School District
  • To serve as a policy-making body
  • To develop sound financial plans based on educational needs and available resources
  • To provide leadership for educational progress
  • To be solely responsible for the employment and evaluation of the Superintendent and Treasurer
  • To recognize the Superintendent’s responsibility for all administrative functions
  • To refer applications, complaints, communication, and other matters directly to the Superintendent
  • To approve an annual school calendar
  • To levy taxes when residents approve a tax issue

The Board of Education meetings are open to the public.  The regular meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. and are held on the third Monday of every month in the high school library unless otherwise announced.  The Board, under Ohio law, may hold executive sessions during the meeting to discuss:

  • Personnel matters
  • Purchase of property for public purposes
  • Pending or imminent court action
  • Negotiations with employees
  • Matters to be kept confidential by federal or state statutes
  • Specialized details of security arrangements

Executive sessions are for discussion only. All board action is taken in public session.

In order to present helpful suggestions to the Sebring Local Schools, public participation is encouraged during the “Recognition of visitors and hearing of the public” portion of each meeting.  To allow the Board to deal with all items on the agenda in an effective and efficient manner, public input may be limited.  Each person wishing to address the Board shall sign up at the meeting location prior to the start of the meeting.  When signing up, each individual must provide his/her first and last name, full address, telephone number, email address, and the issue to be addressed.  The speaker will have a maximum of five (5) minutes to address the Board.

Child Find
Each year school districts throughout Ohio participate in an effort to identify, locate and evaluate all children with disabilities, birth through 21; for age birth to 3, an established condition known to result in delay or documented developmental delay; for ages 3 through 21, identification of one or more of the following conditions: Autism Spectrum  Disorder, developmental disability, deaf-blindness, hearing impairment including deafness, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, emotional disturbance, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury and/or visual impairment- including blindness.  Parents are not always aware that there are programs and services available for children identified with a disability.

If you know of a child who may have one or more of the above-suspected disabilities, including preschool age children, please contact the Special Services Office at 330-938-2963. 

Child Nutrition Programs

Sebring Local School District participates in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s document titled “Eligibility Guidance for School Meals Manual” contains notices, an application form, and a chart describing information regarding free and reduced eligibility status. This document may be accessed at www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Guidance/eligibility_guidance.pdf.

Civil Rights Act, Title VI, Discrimination/Harassment

Any member of the school community who believes that he/she has been the subject of discrimination (including racial harassment) will report any incident(s) to his/her teacher, school administrator, guidance counselor, or if employee, immediate supervisor. The superintendent may also be notified and serves as the district’s Grievance Officer, unless the superintendent delegates that assignment to another administrator.

Copyright Law

WARNING CONCERNING COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS:  The copyright law of the U.S. (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.  Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction.  One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.”  If a user makes a request for, or later use, of a photocopy or reproduction for purpose in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement.   This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

Drug Free School

In accordance with Federal Law, the Board of Education prohibits the use, possession, concealment, or distribution of drugs by students on school grounds, in school or school-approved vehicles, or at any school-related event.  Drugs include any alcoholic beverage, an anabolic steroid, and dangerous controlled substance as defined by State statute, or substance that could be considered a “look-a-like” controlled substance. Compliance with this policy is mandatory for all students.  Any student who violates this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, in accordance with due process and as specified in the student handbooks, up to and including expulsion from school.  When required by State law, the District will also notify law enforcement officials.   The District is concerned about any student who is a victim of alcohol or drug abuse and will facilitate the process by which s/he receives help through programs and services available in the community. Student and their parents should contact the school principal or counseling office whenever such help is needed.

Equal Opportunity Notice

Sebring Local School District does not discriminate in education, employment practices, services, programs, or activities because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, or age. 

Federal Grants Program

Federal grants provide valuable supplemental instructional support and staff development in the following areas:

      Title I – Elementary reading and math intervention

      Title II-A – Class-size Reduction and Professional Development

      Title III – Limited English Proficiency (LEP) intervention

      Title IV –Counseling services

      IDEA-B – Special education support services

A Comprehensive Continuous Improvement Plan (CCIP) must be submitted annually to comply with the requirements and accountability standards of the No Child Left Behind Act.

FERPA:  Notification of Rights for Elementary and Secondary Districts

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age ("eligible students") certain rights with respect to the student's education records. These rights are:

  • The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day the District receives a request for access. Parents or eligible students should submit to the principal a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The principal will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. 
  • The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate. Parents or eligible students may ask the District to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate. They should write to the Director of Pupil Services, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate. If the District decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the District will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.
  • The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to District officials with legitimate educational interests. A District official is a person employed by the District as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the District Board; a person or company with whom the District has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another District official in performing his or her tasks. A District official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the District discloses education records without consent to officials of another District in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
  • The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the District to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA are:

Family Policy Compliance Office

U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue, SW

Washington, DC 20202-5901

Student records shall be available only to students and their parents, eligible students, designated school officials, and designated school personnel, who have a legitimate educational interest in the information, or to other individuals or organizations as permitted by law.

Both parents shall have equal access to student records unless stipulated otherwise by court order or law. In the case of eligible students, parents may be allowed access to the records without the student's consent, provided the student is considered a dependent under section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code. Only "directory information" regarding a student shall be released to any person or party, other than the student or his/her parent, without the written consent of the parent, or, if the student is an eligible student, without the written consent of the student, except to those persons or parties stipulated by the Board's policy and administrative guidelines and/or those specified in the law.

Each year the District provides public notice to students and their parents of the District's intent to make available, upon request, certain information known as "directory information." The Board designates as student "directory information": a student's name; major field of study; participation in officially recognized activities and sports; height and weight, if a member of an athletic team; dates of attendance; date of graduation; awards received; honor rolls; and scholarships. In accordance with Federal and State law, the Board shall release the names, addresses, and telephone listings of secondary students to a recruiting officer for any branch of the United States Armed Forces or an institution of higher education who requests such information. A secondary school student or parent of the student may request in writing that the student's name, address, and telephone listing not be released without prior consent of the parent(s)/eligible student. The recruiting officer is to sign a form indicating that "any information received by the recruiting officer shall be used solely for the purpose of informing students about military service and shall not be released to any person other than individuals within the recruiting services of the Armed Forces."  Directory information shall not be provided to any organization for profit-making purposes. The Board may disclose "directory information" on former students without student or parental consent. For information about parent and student rights to inspect, review and request amendments to educational records, or if parents/students believe their rights under Federal law have been violated, please contact the Special Services Office at 330-938-2963.

You may download the U.D. Department of Education’s Model Notification of Rights under the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) for elementary and secondary schools at the following web address: http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/pdf/ferparights.pdf

Gifted Education Program

Our gifted/talented program offers a wide range of services to students.  The Gifted Coordinator works within the district to identify and coordinate services to gifted students. A Gifted intervention specialist serves students directly through enrichment groups in math and reading, pullout classes. Gifted students may also be served through accelerated classes, and enrollment in honors, or College Credit Plus Courses. In addition, the gifted program offers support to classroom teachers through staff development seminars, teaching materials, and funding to attend conferences that deal with issues in the gifted area.  Our goal is to help students become independent, lifelong learners who have all the skills they need to pursue their passion.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HIPAA requires that the Sebring Local School District provide notice of its privacy practices.   The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services “Summary of the HIPAA Privacy Rule” may be accessed at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacysummary.pdf

Highly Qualified Teachers

The Sebring Local School District is striving to provide the best education for your child.  As part of our efforts, we are complying with the No Child Left Behind Act that requires all teachers to be highly qualified.  As a parent or guardian, you may request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s classroom teachers including the following information:

  • Whether the teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade level and subject areas taught.
  • Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or provisional status.
  • Baccalaureate degree major, graduation certification, and field of discipline.
  • Whether the student is provided services by a paraprofessional and if so, their qualifications

This information is kept on file at the Sebring Local Schools District Office and may be obtained by contacting Sebring Local Schools Superintendent’s office by mail at 510 N. 14th St., Sebring OH 44672 or by telephone at 330-938-6165.

HIPAA Compliance Notice

Applies to all individuals covered by the Sebring Local School District’s health plan.

IDEIA

The Sebring Local School District provides educational services to disabled students from birth to age 21 utilizing federal assistance through IDEIA funds to enhance the basic program.  Disabilities including the areas of hearing, vision, learning, behavior, speech/language, health/physical disabilities, traumatic brain injury, autism, or any combination of these, are considered handicapping conditions.  An application is on file at the Administration Building and is available for examination and recommendations by district residents. If you, or someone you know, may be in need of special education and related services, please contact Rob Clunen at 330-938-2963.

Immunization Requirements
Ohio law now requires that all students entering 7th grade have proof of receiving the following immunizations BEFORE the first day of school: TDaP vaccine (to protect from Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis) and Meningococcal (A, C, Y, W-135) vaccine (to protect from Meningitis). Any 7th-grade student who has not had both the TDaP and Meningococcal (A, C, Y, W-135) vaccinations will not be permitted to attend school until proof of these immunizations has been provided to the school. 

Ohio law requires that all students entering 12th grade have proof of receiving the following immunizations BEFORE the first day of school: Meningococcal (A, C, Y, W-135) vaccine (to protect from Meningitis). Students entering 12th grade must have a second dose of Meningococcal (A, C, Y, W-135) vaccine.  If the 1st dose of Meningococcal was administered after the 16th birthday, a second dose is not required.  Students will not be permitted to attend school until proof of these immunizations has been provided to the school.

Immunizations may be obtained from your child’s healthcare provider, most local pharmacies, and the Stark County Health Department. Please submit a copy of your child’s immunization or a signed form to the school nurse prior to the first day of school.

Input Sought On Federal Funds

The Sebring Local School District receives notification of their entitlement of federal funds allocated in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Public Law 92-142. Utilization of these funds is designated to provide services and programs for disabled students. Persons who wish to comment on how to utilize these designated funds are welcome and encouraged to contact the Sebring Local Schools Special Services Director by mail at 225 E. Indiana Ave., Sebring, OH 44672 or by telephone at 330-938-6165.

Inspection of Instructional Materials

Further information regarding the rights to inspect instructional materials, textbooks, reading lists, and academic curriculum may be obtained by viewing the following school board policies or by contacting our Superintendent, Toni Viscounte at 330-938-6165.

Insurance Notice

Sebring Local Schools does not carry personal property insurance on student property.  Students should be encouraged to be responsible for items they take to school. Parents may want to check with their own insurance carrier before permitting students to bring expensive personal property items to school.  The school assumes no responsibility for personal property items lost, damaged or stolen on the buses, at the schools, or at school events.

Sebring Local Schools does not carry student medical insurance for accidents or injuries sustained on the buses, at the schools, or at school events.  Parents may purchase insurance of this type through a school insurance program offered by a private carrier.  Information about this plan will be distributed to all students at the beginning of the school year.

Inter-District Open Enrollment

The Sebring Local School District participates in inter-district open enrollment with other districts.  Parents must obtain an Inter-district enrollment application from either the Superintendent’s office or the principal’s office at any school building and must submit the completed application by April 30th in order to be considered for the following school year.  For more information, contact the Sebring Local Schools Superintendent’s office at 330-938-6165.

McKinney – Vento Act  

It is the policy of the Sebring Local School District to enroll, educate and not segregate or stigmatize children on the basis of their status as homeless.  Toni Viscounte is the Sebring Local Schools’ Homeless Liaison and may be reached at 330-938-6165.  Any person suspecting a child is homeless should notify Mrs. Viscounte to ensure that homeless children enroll in school and have the opportunity to succeed academically. 

* The Sebring Local School District is in compliance with the H.R. 1, “No Child Left Behind Act of 2001” that was enacted in January of 2002.

Media Release

In recent years, it has become common for school districts to post photographs of students online.  Usually, such photographs can be found on the school districts’ websites.  However, many school districts are expanding their use of such photographs by posting them on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and other social media platforms.  The Sebring Local School District intends to follow suit.  However, because some people may not be comfortable with this new use of photographs, the District is providing all parents and adult students another opportunity to “opt-out” of having their photographs posted online by the District. 

Pursuant to Sebring Local School District (“District”) Board of Education Policy 6.15 – “Student Records,” the District has designated certain information contained in the education records of its students as “directory information” for purposes of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”).  Under FERPA, directory information may be disclosed by the District for any lawful purpose, without the consent of a parent of a student or an adult student, unless such parent or adult student has “opted-out” of such disclosures.  If a parent or an adult student “opted-out” of such disclosure, the District must first receive the consent of such parent or adult student prior to releasing the student’s directory information.  Parents and adult students were provided the opportunity to opt-out of releasing directory information at the beginning of Included within the District’s definition of directory information is a “photograph.”  This means that the District may release photographs of students who have not “opted-out” of directory information disclosures, without receiving the prior consent of the parents of a student or an adult student.  The inclusion of “photograph” within the definition of “directory information” is a common practice among school districts, because it allows school districts to release student photographs to be published in programs, yearbooks, and local newspapers.

In recent years, it has become common for school districts to post photographs of students online.  Usually, such photographs can be found on the school districts’ websites.  However, many school districts are expanding their use of such photographs by posting them on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and other social media platforms.  The Sebring Local School District intends to follow suit.  However, because some people may not be comfortable with this new use of photographs, the District is providing all parents and adult students another opportunity to “opt-out” of having their photographs posted online by the District. 

If a parent of a student or an adult student does not want the District to post student photographs online, please notify the Superintendent, in writing within the first 20 days of the start of each school year, at the mailing address below.

Sebring Local School District Board of Education

510 North 14th Street

Sebring, OH 44672

If a parent of a student or an adult student does not provide notice of a refusal to allow the District to post student photographs online, the District will deem that there is no objection to the practice.

Medical Notices

The following policies should be reviewed by individuals that may find them relevant to their situation:

•      5310                       Health Services

•      5320                       Immunization

•      5330                       Use of Medications (including inhalers)

•      5340                       Student Accidents

•      5341                       Emergency Medical Authorization

Nondiscrimination Policy

The Sebring Local School District affirms that no persons shall, on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, or disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity conducted under its auspices. This shall extend to employees therein and to admission thereto. Inquiries concerning the application of this policy may be referred to the superintendent or designated coordinator. This policy shall prevail in all board policies concerning school employees and students.  Title VI complaints (sex, race, color, national origin, or disability) should be referred to Toni Viscounte, Superintendent, at 330-938-6165 or tviscounte@sebring.k12.oh.us

Records Access and Confidentiality

Under the Federal Education and Privacy Act of 1996, parents or adult students (18 years or older) in the Sebring Local School District have the right to inspect and review official student records and related information upon written request to the principal of the building to which the student is assigned. An appointment for the review of the records will be made at a mutually convenient time as soon after the receipt of the written request as possible. A parent or adult student who believes that information contained in the educational records of the student is inaccurate or misleading or violates the privacy or other rights of the student may request in writing that the records be amended. A student’s records and related information shall not be released to any individual, group, organization or agency, except with the written consent of the student’s parents or an adult student himself/herself. Exception to this rule would be in regard to compliance with judicial order (subpoena) or other situations as defined by law and/or Board of Education Policy.

Section 504 Concerns and/or Complaints

Students, employees or residents with complaints or concerns under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 can obtain a complaint form from the District’s 504 Compliance Officer, Rob Clunen, at our Special Services Office:  330-938-2963.  The District’s grievance procedure may be obtained from the above individual at the address and phone number indicated.

Student Conduct/Discipline

Further information may be obtained by viewing the following school board policies:

•      5500                     Student Conduct

•      5511                     Dress and Grooming

•      5512                     Use of Tobacco

•      5513                     Care of School Property

•      5515                     Use of Motor Vehicles

•      5516                     Student Hazing

•      5517                     Anti-Harassment

•      5517.01               Bullying and Other Forms of Aggressive Behavior

•      5520                     Disorder and Demonstration

•      5530                     Drug Prevention

•      5600                     Student Discipline

•      5610                     Removal, Suspension, Expulsion, and Permanent

Exclusion of Students

•      5610.01               Permanent Exclusion of Non-Disabled Students

•      5610.02               In-School Discipline

•      5610.03               Emergency Removal of Students

•      5610.04               Suspension of Bus Riding/Transportation Privileges

•      5610.05               Prohibition from Extra-Curricular Activities

•      5611                     Due Process Rights

•      5630                     Corporal Punishment

•      5771                     Search and Seizure

•      5772                     Weapons

Title I Evaluation
Each spring, parent and teachers evaluate the Title I program.  Comments and input from both are used as plans are made for services pertaining to the following school year.  If your child is not receiving services that he/she is entitled to receive or you would like to provide input on the Title I program, please contact Superintendent, Toni Viscounte at 330-938-6165 or tviscounte@sebring.k12.oh.us.  

Title I/IDEA-B Flow Through Notification  

The Sebring Local School District receives notification of their entitlement of federal funds allocated in accordance with the Title I/ Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Public Law 92-142.  Utilization of the funds is designated to provide services and programs for disabled students.  Persons who wish to comment on how to utilize these designated funds are welcome and encouraged to contact the following: If pertaining to Title I funds: Superintendent, Toni Viscounte at 330-938-6165 or  tviscounte@sebring.k12.oh.us.  If pertaining to IDEA funds: Director of Special Services Rob Clunen at 330-938-2963 or rclunen@sebring.k12.oh.us 

Title I Funding Statement
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires school districts that receive federal Title I funding to notify parents of their right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who instruct their children. As a recipient of these funds, the Sebring Local Schools will provide parents with this information in a timely manner if requested. Specifically, parents have the right to inquire about the qualification of their children’s classroom teachers. As of the 2017-2018 school year, the Ohio Department of Education certified that in Sebring Local Schools receiving Title I funds, all educators held the status of Highly Qualified Teacher. The Sebring Local School District is committed to providing superior instruction for all students and does so by employing the most qualified individuals to teach and support each student in the classroom. For inquiries regarding teacher qualification, please contact Sebring Local Schools Superintendent, Toni Viscounte, at 330-938-6165 or tviscounte@sebring.k12.oh.us.

Title IX/Civil Rights Compliance

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal assistance.  (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to the Civil Rights Act of 1964) Title IX prohibits sexual harassment in all school programs and activities in school facilities or in other locations when the school is the sponsor of the activity.

Title IX coordinators, as well as all faculty, students, coaches, and community members, can file a complaint of Title IX violation with the Office of Civil Rights. Anonymity is maintained and institutions are prohibited from retailing against any complainant.

Anyone wishing to file a complaint should contact Sebring Local Schools Superintendent Toni Viscounte by mail at 510 N. 14th St., Sebring, OH 44672 or by telephone at 330-938-6165.

Visitor to the School

Any visitor entering a district-owned building must report to that building’s office immediately to sign in with the building supervisor/secretary. ORC 3313.20 (A)

Water Testing Notice

The Sebring Local School District has completed the monitoring cycle for volatile organic chemicals (VOC) as required by chapter 3745081 of the Ohio Administrative Code.  On completion of each VOC monitoring cycle, state regulations also require the owner or operator of a public water supply to notify its consumers of the availability of VOC analytical results for the period tested.  Results may also be obtained by contacting the Village of Sebring’s Water Department.

 

Beatrice L. Miller ES  |  506 West Virginia Ave.  |  Sebring, OH 44672
Phone:(330) 938-2025  |  Fax:(330) 938-2686