Reports & Policies

Policies

SEXUAL HARASSMENT
The school district maintains a sexual harassment policy. Students found to be harassing other students are subject to the disciplinary measures contained in this policy. All students are protected under this policy. No one shall be harassed for reason of race, color, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, socioeconomic status, disability, religion, creed or any other reason.

“LEVEL ONE” SCHOOL OFFICERS
The “Level One” investigator for the School District is Dr. Dale Crozier. This refers to any abuse of staff to student or staff to staff.

In Iowa there are homeless children. This is also true in Clayton County and we are not exempt from this societal problem. Please note the definition of homelessness, as this is much broader than you might think.

If you know of any homeless child not attending school please notify us. The board will make reasonable efforts to identify homeless children and youth of school age within the district. Homeless students will not be denied enrollment for lack of normal needed things such as immediate records, immunization records fees and residency.

As provided in the Code of Iowa and in our board policy we will also make any waivers to the usual regulations as needed to get these kids to school. This includes transportation barriers, English as a second language, and special needs.

Homeless defined: A homeless child is defined as a child or youth between the ages of 5 and 21 who lacks a fixed regular and adequate nighttime residence and includes a child or youth who is living on the street, in a car, tent or abandoned building or some other form of shelter not designed as a permanent home; who is living in a community shelter facility; or who is living with non-nuclear family members or with friends, who may or may not have legal guardianship over the child or youth of school age.

The homeless children contact person in the MFL MarMac District is Denise Mueller, 563-873-2250.

In order to protect the health and safety of students, employees and visitors to the school district, and for the protection of the school district facilities, students and their belongings and school-owned lockers and desks may be searched or inspected. A search of a student will be justified when there are reasonable grounds for the suspicion that the search will turn up evidence that the student has violated or is violating the law or school district policy, rules, or regulations affecting school order. The school district may periodically use a drug-sniffing dog for the purpose of locker and parking lot searches.

ILLEGAL ITEMS FOUND IN SCHOOL OR IN STUDENTS’ POSSESSION
Students are prohibited from distributing, dispensing, manufacturing, possession, using and being under the influence of alcohol, drugs or look-a-like substances, and possession or using tobacco, tobacco products or look-a-like substances, including e‐cigarettes. Weapons are not allowed on school grounds or at school activities including hunting rifles even if unloaded and locked in cars with the exception of weapons in the control of law enforcement officials or those being used for educational purposes and approved by the principal. Students bringing firearms to school or possessing firearms at school will be expelled for not less than one year. Parents of students found in violation of this policy may be contacted, and the students may be reported to law enforcement officials.

Purpose
The purpose of this rule is to establish consistent meal account procedures for the MFL MarMac school district.

General Statements

  1. The MFL MarMac School District recognized the parent/guardian’s responsibility to provide breakfast and lunch for their children. Proper nutritional intake is essential for adequate learning to occur.
  2. It is the policy to offer breakfast and lunch. The food service strives to produce quality meals at a reasonable cost.
  3. Students may purchase meals when funds have been deposited into their family account by cash payment.
  4. Households may apply for free/reduced meals anytime during the school year, and the district encourages this. Applications are delivered to all households in the school district prior to the school year and are included in the enrollment packets. In addition, applications are available on the district website.

Procedures

  1. The parent/guardian will be notified when the household account has a balance of less than 5.00. This will be done though the automatic system. If parents do not respond or pay, a letter will be sent.
  2. Students will be notified when their account has a negative balance.
  3. If the household account is less than adequate to pay for breakfast or lunch, a student in the household will be allowed to charge. The district reserves the right to initiate collection procedures if the parent/guardian is unresponsive to letters, phone calls, or other methods of communication, or does not pay.
  4. Students will be offered the regularly served breakfast and lunch when their family account balance is more than a negative 75.00. The district is under no legal obligation to do so but believes that this is in the best interest of the students. The district does reserve the right to refuse service if the parent/guardian is unresponsive to any type of collection.
  5. Assistance from the county Social Services may be requested by the school for possible neglect if parents refuse to provide meals for their children.

Approved by Board of Education
June 12, 2017

The District recognizes and complies with all revisions of the Title IX final regulations of 2020. Larry Meyer, Principal, is the district Title IX Coordinator. The district prohibits all categories of sexual harassment, and all types of sexual violence against students and staff. It is the policy of MFL MarMac CSD to not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, gender (sex), sexual orientation, gender-identity, marital status, socio-economic status, disability, religion or creed in its educational programs, activities, or employment policies as required by Title VI, VII, of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments and the May 20th, 2020 revisions, and Section 504.

Inquiries regarding compliance with Title IX, Title VI, or Section 504 may be directed to Larry Meyer, MFL MarMac Schools, Monona, IA 52159 (563-539-2031). Inquiries may also be directed in writing the Director of the Region VII Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 310 W. Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 800, Milwaukee, WI 53203-2292, or the Iowa Department of Education, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA 50319-0146, (515) 281-5294.

Miscellaneous Policy Information

MFL MarMac participates in the Community College Credit program for juniors and seniors and the Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED) program. Contact the high school guidance counselor, Abbey Smith, at 563-539-2031.

The MFL MarMac Community School District has adopted a multicultural/nonsexist program. The School District shall make every attempt to encourage gender equity and race equity in course offerings. The district encourages female students to take courses traditionally taken by male students, and male students to take courses traditionally taken by female students. The district will ensure equality in all areas of race, color, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, socioeconomic status, disability, religion, creed or any other reason. The equity coordinator for the school district is Dale Crozier.

As required by the FMLA, the School District provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to “eligible” employees for certain family and medical reasons. Employees are eligible if they have worked for the district for at least one year and for 1,250 hours over the previous 12 months.

The School District is an Equal/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, socioeconomic status, disability, religion, creed or any other reason in its employment or personnel practices. Inquiries or grievances related to this policy may be directed to Dr. Dale Crozier, Superintendent.

The School District maintains a “Management Plan” for public asbestos information in the school district. The School District maintains the following policies:

  • RIGHT TO KNOW
  • DRUG & SMOKE­‐FREE WORKPLACE
  • BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS