Parent Bill of Rights 

Johnson County School District #1 wants to assure all parents that you have the following rights provided by our district: 

  • You have the right to request information about the qualifications of your child's teacher. 
  • If your child is limited English proficient and we recommend a program to assist in this area, you have the right to opt out of the program. 
  • If our schools fail to make adequate yearly progress, parents will be notified. We would also provide information regarding your choices as a parent. Thus far, all of the schools in Johnson County have made wonderful progress! 
  • You have the right to know if your child has been taught for 4 or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified.
McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
The McKinney-Vento Act, authorized under Title VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 USC 11431 et seq.), (McKinney-Vento Act).  The program defines “homeless children and youth” as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.  The term includes –
  • Children and youth who are:
    • sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason (sometimes referred to as doubled-up); 
    • living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations; 
    • living in emergency or transitional shelters; 
    • abandoned in hospitals; or 
    • awaiting foster care placement;
  • Children and youth who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;
  • Children and youth who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and
  • Migratory children who qualify as homeless because they are living in circumstances described above.

Resource Files:
McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act (PDF - 105 KB) 

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    Plan for Providing Services to Neglected, Homeless or Delinquent Students  
    Johnson County School District #1 uses the following plan for students in our district deemed to be neglected, homeless or delinquent:

    1. Anyone may make a referral to the principal or the school’s Building Intervention Team/Building At-Risk Team. The team meets to study the referral.

    Referrals may include but are not limited to:
    Physical Signs
    • chronic hunger
    • poor hygiene
    • chronic health problems
    • inability to concentrate
    • lack of school supplies
    • no homework, books, papers needing signature
    Emotional Signs
    • difficulty trusting
    • nervousness, extreme shyness, withdrawal
    • anger, aggression
    • low self-esteem
    • trouble with the law
    • promiscuity
    • suspected use of drugs or alcohol
    2. The principal or social worker contacts parents/guardian for a meeting to share concerns.

    3. The principal or social worker offers help in finding assistance to the parents and child(ren) including tutoring services, flexible hours, counseling services, food, shelter, clothing, school supplies, transportation, medical referrals, etc. (Please refer to resources listed below.)

    4. A plan is put into place to help the family and child(ren). The plan is reviewed in a scheduled follow-up meeting determined by the needs. A plan is made to continue to track the child(ren) even if they leave the district. The plan is sent to the district liaison, Dr. Jeanie Barent.