Special Education Notice 

Lindbergh Schools
Parent Information
Lindbergh Schools is required by law to provide this information to parents and guardians each year, to keep you informed and ensure
that you are aware of your family's rights and responsibilities as they pertain to our district. If you have any questions about the
information in this brochure, please contact us at 729-2480.
Special Education Notice
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 non-resident children attending private schools; highly
mobile children, such as migrant and homeless children; and children who are suspected of having a disability and in need of special education even though they are
advancing from grade to grade. Lindbergh Schools in partnership with the Special
School District of St. Louis County assure that a free, appropriate public education
(FAPE) is provided to all eligible children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and
21 under their jurisdiction. Disabilities include autism, deaf/blindness, emotional
disorders, hearing impairment and deafness, mental retardation, 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.
Retaliatory actions based on making complaints of prohibited discrimination or
participation in an investigation, formal proceeding or informal resolution concerning prohibited discrimination;
Aiding, abetting, inciting, compelling or coercing discrimination; and
Discrimination against any person because of such person’s association with a
person protected from discrimination due to one or more of the above-stated
To ensure that these obligations are met, the Board designates the following individual to act as the district’s nondiscrimination laws compliance coordinator: Dr. Brian
McKenney, Assistant Superintendent, Personnel, 4900 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis,
MO 63126, (314) 729-2480
Complaints and reports regarding discharge of the duties summarized in this policy
should be addressed to the compliance coordinator. In the event the compliance
Lindbergh Schools in partnership with the Special School District of St. Louis County coordinator is the subject of a report that would otherwise be made to the compliassure that they will provide information and referral services necessary to assist the ance coordinator, reports should be directed to: Dr. Nancy Rathjen, Assistant
State in the implementation of early intervention services for infants and toddlers
Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction, 4900 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO
eligible for the Missouri’s First Steps Program.
63126, (314) 729-2480
Lindbergh Schools in partnership with the Special School District of St. Louis County
assure that personally identifiable information collected, used, or maintained by the
districts 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 Special
School District of St. Louis County has developed a local Compliance Plan for implementation of State Regulations for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004 (IDEA-2004). This Plan and School Board Policies contain the district’s procedures regarding storage, disclosure to third parties, retention and destruction of
personally identifiable information and the district’s assurances that services are
provided in compliance with General Education Provision Act (GEPA). This Plan is
available for public review in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools during
regular school hours on days school is in session. This notice will be provided in
native languages as appropriate.
A copy of this policy will be posted in a public area of each building used for instruction and/or administrative offices. A copy of this policy will also be distributed annually to employees, parents or guardians, and students.
Accessibility Notice
All programs offered in Lindbergh Schools are accessible to individuals with disabilities.
The following Lindbergh facilities are accessible to individuals with disabilities: Crestwood, Kennerly, Long, Sappington and Concord elementary schools, Sperreng and
Truman middle schools, Lindbergh High School, Lindbergh Early Childhood Center,
and the District Administration office.
FERPA Notice
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the
student’s education records. These rights are outlined below:
1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of
the day the district receives a request for access. Parents or eligible students
should submit to the school principal (or appropriate school official) a written request
As a political subdivision, employer, recipient of federal funds and an educational
institution, the Board of Education is prohibited from, and hereby declares Policy AC that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The principal will make arrangeagainst engaging in unlawful discrimination, including harassment creating a hostile ments for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place
where the records may be inspected.
environment, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry,
disability, age or use of leave protected by the Family and Medical Act in its pro2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the
grams, activities, services and with regard to employment. The Board is an equal
parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate. Parents or eligible students may
opportunity employer.
ask Lindbergh Schools to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate. They
should write the school principal, clearly identify the part of the record they want
As part of this obligation, the Board is also prohibited from, and declares a policy
changed, and specify why it is inaccurate. If the district decides not to amend the
record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the district will notify the parent
Non-Discrimination Law Compliance
or eligible student of the decision and advise them 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
school day period, the school district may disclose any of those items designated as
Directory Information without prior written consent.
Parents or students who do not want this information released should write to the
attention of: Deborah Nalley, Lindbergh Schools, 4900 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis,
MO 63126
3. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained
in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes without consent. One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to
school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person
Additional Information Under No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
employed by the district as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff
Upon your request, our district would be happy to provide to you in a timely manner
member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a
the following information about the qualifications of your child’s teacher(s):
person serving on the School Board; a person or company with whom the district has
contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consult Whether your child’s teacher has met state qualification and licensing
ant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a
criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher
disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing
provides instruction.
his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official
 Whether your child’s teacher is teaching under emergency or other
needs to review an educational record in order to fulfill his or her professional responprovisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria
sibility. The district may also disclose education records without consent to officials
have been waived.
of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
 Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so,
their qualifications.
Lindbergh Schools has determined that the Voluntary Interdistrict Choice Corpora
What baccalaureate degree major the teacher has and any other gradution (VICC) and its officers, employees and agents are school officials with legitimate
ate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline
educational interests because they act for and on the behalf of the district with reof the certification.
spect to transfer students and the transfer program, and because they seek to advance the interests of both. A transfer student’s attendance records and other eduIn addition to the information that parents may request, districts must provide to
cational records relevant to the student’s participation in the program or to the proeach individual parent:
gram itself may accordingly be disclosed to VICC without obtaining written consent
from the parent/guardian or eligible student.
 Information on the achievement level of the parent’s child in each of the
4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning
state academic assessments as required under this part; and
alleged failures by Lindbergh Schools to comply with the requirements of FERPA.
 Timely notice that the parent’s child has been assigned, or has been
The address of the office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance
taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly
Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC
Standard Complaint Resolution Procedure
for No Child Left Behind Programs
Student Directory Information
Directory information may be released by school officials. This includes print and
electronic publications of the school district that, if disclosed, would not be considered as determined by Lindbergh Schools as harmful or an invasion of privacy. This
information may be released without prior written consent to parent and student
organizations for marketing purposes, such as for “buzz” books produced in the fall
and publications for the activities department, and to outside organizations including,
but not limited to, companies that manufacture class rings or publish yearbooks in
the spring. Other examples include play bills for drama productions; yearbooks;
honor roll or other recognition lists; graduation programs; and sports activity sheets.
In addition, two federal laws require the district to provide military recruiters, upon
request, with three directory information categories - names, addresses, and telephone listings - unless parents have advised us that they do not want their student’s
information disclosed without their prior written consent. Such information is also
considered a “public record” which must be released upon demand to any person
who requests it, under the Missouri Sunshine Law.
This complaint resolution procedure applies to all programs administered by the
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education under the No Child
Left Behind Act (NCLB).
A complaint is a formal allegation that a specific federal or state law or regulation
has been violated, misapplied, or misinterpreted by school district personnel or by
Department of Education personnel.
Any parent or guardian, surrogate parent, teacher, administrator, school board member, or other person directly involved with an activity, program, or project operated
under the general supervision of the Department may file a complaint. Such a complaint must be in writing and signed; it will provide specific details of the situation and
indicate the law or regulation that is allegedly being violated, misapplied, or misinterpreted.
The written, signed complaint must be filed and the resolution pursued in accordance with the Lindbergh Schools complaint and grievance policy: found in the LindThe school district designates the following items as Directory Information: student’s bergh Schools Rights and Responsibilities Handbook. If the issue cannot be rename, parent’s name, address, telephone number, electronic mail address, date and solved at the local level, the complaint may file a complaint with the Missouri Departplace of birth, grade level, major field of study, enrollment status, participation in
ment of Education. If there is not evidence that the parties have attempted in good
officially recognized activities and sports including audiovisual or photographic recfaith to resolve the complaint at the local level, the Department may require the
ords of the openly visible activities thereof, weight and height of members of the
parties to do so and may provide technical assistance to facilitate such resolution.
athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees, honors, awards received, most recent
previous school attended and photographic including photographs of regular school Any persons directly affected by the actions of the Department may file a similarly
activities that do not disclose specific academic information about the child and/or
written complaint if they believe state or federal laws or regulations have been violatwould not be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy.
ed, misapplied, or misinterpreted by the Department itself.
Parents of a student under 18 and students 18 or older have ten (10) school days
Anyone wishing more information about this procedure or how complaints are reafter this annual public notice is published to view the student’s Directory Information solved may contact Lindbergh Schools or Missouri Department of Elementary and
and to provide notice in writing to the school district that they choose to not have this Secondary Education.
information released. Unless notified to the contrary in writing within the ten (10)
(314) 729-2480
4900 S. Lindbergh Blvd
Eric Cochran at 314-729-2400 ext. 1815.
Meet Your Lindbergh Schools Principals
Andrew Croley
Lindbergh High School
Dr. Mark Eggers
Sperreng Middle School
Dr. Tara Sparks
Truman Middle School
Dr. Megan Stryjewski
Concord Elementary
Jodi Meese
Crestwood Elementary
Dr. Jana Parker
Long Elementary
Dr. Todd Morgan
Kennerly Elementary
Craig Hamby
Sappington Elementary
Charlene Ziegler
Director, Lindbergh Early
Childhood Education
Lindbergh Schools
4900 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63126
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Parental Notification Newsletter
Fall 2013
Important Information Inside:
Page 1
Special Education
Law Compliance
Accessibility Notice
FERPA Notice
Page 2
Page 3
Directory Information
No Child Left Behind
Act of 2001
Standard Complaint
Pages 4-5
Resolution Procedure  Food Service Update
for NCLB Programs
Pages 6-10
Request for Health
Insurance Information
Free/Reduced Lunch
Guidelines and
Page 11
Meet the Principals