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Manchester High School Senior Beta Club
Manchester High School Sr. Beta Convention Winners      
Manchester High School Achieves Bronze Recognition

Manchester High School has achieved the status of national recognition according to U.S. News and World Report         

MLSD Summer Food Program
News Release Summer Food Program Open Sites   
Congratulations Ms. Kathleen Stacy & Mr. Richard Foster for Years of Service
The Manchester Local School District would like to congratulate Ms. Kathleen Stacy and Mr. Richard Foster for their years of service dedicated to our students, staff, administration, and community members.  Each has served on the Board of Education for 15 years.  Congratulations on this tremendous accomplishment. Ms. Stacy and Mr. Foster were recognized at the 2018 Southwest OSBA Spring Conference, which was held at the Warren County Career and Technical Center on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018.   The OSBA Southwest Region also recognized the MLSD Board of Education for its Gold Rating.  Attached are pictures of each accepting their award.  Please click the link for a larger photo. 
CONGRATULATIONS MS. BALLENGEE ON YOUR RETIREMENT!
MLSD Treasurer, Ms. Karen Ballengee, will retire after many years of service to public education, including 14 years as a Greyhound.  Ms. Ballengee will be missed by the staff, students, and community.  We all wish her the very best as she enjoys retirement. 
A.L.I.C.E. Safety Protocol Information
Please click the link to view the attached information regarding our new safety procedures Manchester Local Schools plan to implement, commonly referred to as A.L.I.C.E.  The top priority of the district is to protect the safety and well-being of your child.  The information is also listed within the Parent Forms section under the Forms & Links page.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Mr. Roberts, Dr. Pollock, or Mr. Rau

 
Substitute Bus Drivers Needed
The Manchester Local School District is currently accepting applications for Substitute Bus Drivers. The district will provide training for individuals that are interested.  Interested applicants are to submit an application online at www.mlsd.us.  You may also pick up an application at the school district, located at 130 Wayne Frye Drive, Manchester, Ohio 45144.  
 
FERPA Rights

Notification of Rights under FERPA for Elementary and Secondary Schools

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

1.      The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days after the day the Manchester Local School District receives a request for access.

margin-left:.75in'>Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal [or appropriate school offi­cial] a written request that identifies the records they wish to inspect.  The school official will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.

2.      The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.

margin-left:.75in'>Parents or eligible students who wish to ask the Manchester Local School District to amend a record should write the school principal [or appropriate school official], clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it should be changed.  If the school decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the school will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and 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.

3.      The right to provide written consent before the school discloses personally identifiable information (PII) from the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without con­sent.

margin-left:.75in'>One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests.  A school official is a person employed by the school as an ad­ministrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel) or a person serving on the school board.  A school official also may include a volunteer or contractor outside of the school who performs an institutional service of function for which the school would otherwise use its own employees and who is under the direct control of the school with respect to the use and maintenance of PII from education records, such as  an attorney, audi­tor, medical consultant, or therapist; a parent or student volunteering to serve on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee; or a parent, student, or other volunteer assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.  A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an educa­tion record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.

4.      The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the [School] 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

margin-left:1.5in'>Washington, DC  20202

[NOTE:  In addition, a school may want to include its directory information public notice, as required by §99.37 of the regulations, with its annual notification of rights under FERPA.]

See the list below of the disclosures that elementary and secondary schools may make without consent.

FERPA permits the disclosure of PII from students’ education records, without consent of the parent or eligible student, if the disclosure meets certain conditions found in §99.31 of the FERPA regulations.  Except for disclosures to school officials, disclosures related to some judicial orders or lawfully issued subpoenas, disclosures of directory information, and disclosures to the parent or eligible student, §99.32 of the FERPA regulations requires the school to record the disclosure.  Parents and eligible students have a right to inspect and review the record of disclosures.  A school may disclose PII from the education records of a student without obtaining prior written consent of the parents or the eligible student –

=         To other school officials, including teachers, within the educational agency or institution whom the school has determined to have legitimate educational interests.  This includes contractors, consultants, volunteers, or other parties to whom the school has outsourced institutional services or functions, provided that the conditions listed in §99.31(a)(1)(i)(B)(1) - (a)(1)(i)(B)(2) are met. (§99.31(a)(1))

=         To officials of another school, school system, or institution of postsecondary education where the student seeks or intends to enroll, or where the student is already enrolled if the disclosure is for purposes related to the student’s enrollment or transfer, subject to the requirements of §99.34.  (§99.31(a)(2)) 

=         To authorized representatives of the U. S. Comptroller General, the U. S. Attorney General, the U.S. Secretary of Education, or State and local educational authorities, such as the State educational agency in the parent or eligible student’s State (SEA).  Disclosures under this provision may be made, subject to the requirements of §99.35, in connection with an audit or evaluation of Federal- or State-supported education programs, or for the enforcement of or compliance with Federal legal requirements that relate to those programs.  These entities may make further disclosures of PII to outside entities that are designated by them as their authorized representatives to conduct any audit, evaluation, or enforcement or compliance activity on their behalf.  (§§99.31(a)(3) and 99.35)

=         In connection with financial aid for which the student has applied or which the student has received, if the information is necessary to determine eligibility for the aid, determine the amount of the aid, determine the conditions of the aid, or enforce the terms and conditions of the aid.  (§99.31(a)(4))

=         To State and local officials or authorities to whom information is specifically allowed to be reported or disclosed by a State statute that concerns the juvenile justice system and the system’s ability to effectively serve, prior to adjudication, the student whose records were released, subject to §99.38. (§99.31(a)(5))

=         To organizations conducting studies for, or on behalf of, the school, in order to:  (a)  develop, validate, or administer predictive tests; (b)  administer student aid programs; or (c)  improve instruction.  (§99.31(a)(6))

=         To accrediting organizations to carry out their accrediting functions.  (§99.31(a)(7))

=         To parents of an eligible student if the student is a dependent for IRS tax purposes.  (§99.31(a)(8))

=         To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena.  (§99.31(a)(9))

=         To appropriate officials in connection with a health or safety emergency, subject to §99.36.  (§99.31(a)(10)

=         Information the school has designated as “directory information” under §99.37.  (§99.31(a)(11))

 

 

Art Show at the Cox Gallery

MHS students took part in the Ohio River Valley Artists Guilds (ORVAG) art show at the Cox Gallery located on the second floor of the Cox building. Parents and community members had first glance of the exhibit on opening night, February 2, 2018. The exhibit will be on display for the month of February. 

 

Students who participated in the art show are: 

(Pictured left to right) Billie Jean Kinhalt, Jalynn Sexton, Braxlynn McClanahan, Taylor Morrison, Madison Young, Jocelyn Barajas, Kati Mefford and Kaige Cox. 

National Art Honor Society Art Show

GREYHOUND PRIDE ALERT!!! 

Congratulations to our National Art Honor Society Art Show WINNERS!

Our First Place Winner-Breanna O'Connell, 


2nd Place Winner - Kaige Cox

3rd Place Winner - Madison Young

Honorable Mention - Katie Mefford
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