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)
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:
Chronic health problems
Inability to concentrate
Lack of school supplies
No homework, books, papers needing signature
Nervousness, extreme shyness, withdrawal
Trouble with the law
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.
School District Liaison – Jim Wagner – 684-9571
Title 1 funding for homeless children and connections to community agencies.
Department of Family Services – 684-7281
Funds for family counseling, emergency services, food, clothing, shelter, child care and medical services. (381 N. Main St., Buffalo)
Gorgen Fund – 684-2211
Funds for education and medical needs including vision, dental, doctor appointments and doctor bills.
Kirkpatrick Foundation – Dave Harness at Adams Funeral Home – 684-2251
Funds for tennis shoes, athletic clothing, athletic camps.
Littler Fund – CW (Burley) – 684-7270
Reimbursement for school supplies and other requests by letter. (PO Box 922, Buffalo, WY 82834)
Mental Health Center of Northern Wyoming – 684-5531 or 684-5521
Around the clock services for issues related to mental health; people are never turned away because they can’t pay. (521 W. Lott St., Buffalo)
Public Health – 684-2564
Free shots, health inspection, contraceptives, screen for STDs, screen for HIVs, Dietary Advice, etc. (85 Klondike Avenue, Buffalo)
Salvation Army – 672-2444
Emergency services (gas, shelter, etc.); vouchers for clothing, blankets, food boxes; Harvest Program (9am-3pm: Monday-Friday) Receive donated food from local grocery stores. (150 Tschirgi, Sheridan)
School Nurses – 684-5594 (CCMS) / 684-0153 (CPES)/ 684-9518 (MDLK) / 684-2269 (BHS)
Provide breakfast and light snacks for hungry children; cough drops, Tylenol, etc with parental permission; able to find resources such as hats, gloves, change of clothes.
Food Pantry – Episcopal Church
Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12p-1p and 5p-6p. (178 S. Main, Buffalo)
LIEAP – 800-246-4221
Funds to help cover utility bills (applications taken from Oct-Feb); Weatherization Program
WIC – 217-0750 or 672-5174
Help for women, infants and children. In Buffalo on Mondays. (963 Fort Suite # )
Community Resource Center – 684-7933
Offers a variety of resources that they can connect you with .(40 East Hart, Buffalo [2nd floor])
Family Crisis Center – 684-2233 or 684-2030 (crisis line)
Services for victims of domestic abuse and their children. (255 E. Fetterman)
Boys and Girls Club – 684-9908 or 684-9922
Club set up for young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. (235 S. Main, Buffalo)
Buffalo Area Transit System (BATS) – 684-9551
Transportation provided by appointment M/F 8am-5pm; Sa/Su 8:30am – 2pm. (Senior Center 671 W. Fetterman)
Buffalo Housing Authority (Clear Creek Apt) – 684-2860
Manages Clear Creek Apartments and processes Section 8 application forms for rental assistance in Johnson County. (315 S. Cedar)
Wyoming Alternatives for Youth (Johnson-Sheridan Youth Home, Milestones Youth Home) – 672-0475
Comprehensive family centered services and programs include Specialized Foster Care, Respite Care, Group Homes, Runaway and Homeless Youth Program, Emergency Shelter Care, Juvenile Justice Jail Removal and 48 Hour Holdover Program, Independent/Transitional Living Program & Juvenile Probation for Johnson County.
Johnson County Family YMCA – Tim Miner – 684-9558
Provides a wide variety of fitness and recreational activities to persons of all ages. (101 Klondike)
Parent Education Network (PEN) – (877) 900-9736 or 684-7441
Information, support, lending library, workshops and networking for parents of school age children. (5 N. Lobban)