In accordance with law, the Hickman Mills C-1 School District strictly prohibits discrimination and harassment against employees, students or others on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law in its programs, activities or in employment. The board also prohibits retaliatory actions against those who report or participate in the investigation of prohibited discrimination or harassment. The Hickman Mills C-1 School District is an equal opportunity employer. The following individual is the district's compliance officer for issues of discrimination/retaliation: Associate Superintendent for Human Resources & Accountability, Administration Center, 9000 Old Santa Fe Road, Kansas City, MO 64138, (816) 316-7000. Please refer to Policy AC for additional information.The district also provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America and other designated youth groups in accordance with federal law.
The district will identify, evaluate and provide a free, appropriate education to all students with disabilities accordance with law. Anyone who knows or believes that a student may have a disability - regardless of whether the student is currently enrolled in the Hickman Mills C-1 School District is encouraged to contact the district’s compliance officer listed below.
Anyone who, because of a disability, requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or requires a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity should contact the compliance officer listed below as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.
Written district policies concerning the rights and responsibilities of employees and students are available for inspection at the Baptiste Educational Center, 5401 East 103rd Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64137. The following individual is the district's compliance officer for student issues except discrimination/retaliation: Associate Superintendent of Student Services, Baptiste Educational Center, 5401 E. 103rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64137, (816) 316-7061.
All responsible public agencies are required to locate, evaluate, and identify children with disabilities who are under the jurisdiction of the agency, regardless of the severity of the disability, including children attending private schools, children who live outside the district but are attending a private school within the district, highly mobile children, such as migrant and homeless children, children who are wards of the state, and children who are suspected of having a disability and in need of special education even though they are advancing from grade to grade. The Hickman Mills C-1 School District assures that it will provide a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) to all eligible children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21 under its jurisdiction. Disabilities include autism, deaf/blindness, emotional disorders, hearing impairment and deafness, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairments, specific learning disabilities, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment/blindness and young child with a developmental delay.
The Hickman Mills C-1 School District assures that it will provide information and referral services necessary to assist the State in the implementation of early intervention services for infants and toddlers eligible for the Missouri First Steps program.
The Hickman Mills C-1 School District assures that personally identifiable information collected, used, or maintained by the agency for the purposes of identification, evaluation, placement or provision of FAPE of children with disabilities may be inspected and/or reviewed by their parents/guardians. Parents/guardians may request amendment to the educational record if the parent/guardian believes the record is inaccurate, misleading, or violates the privacy or other rights of their child. Parents have the right to file complaints with the U.S. Department of Education or the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education concerning alleged failures by the district to meet the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
The Hickman Mills C-1 School District has developed a Local Compliance Plan for the implementation of State Regulations for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This plan contains the agency’s policies and procedures regarding storage, disclosure to third parties, retention and destruction of personally identifiable information and the agency’s assurances that services are provided in compliance with the General Education Provision Act (GEPA). This plan may be reviewed at the Baptiste Education Center 5401 East 103rd Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64137, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.