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    FAMILY EDUCATION RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA)

    As referenced in a joint letter issued by the United States Department of Education (USDOE) and the United States Department of Defense (USDOD), districts are responsible for notifying parents and guardians of a provision in the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). This Act protects the privacy of student education records from military recruiters, institutions of higher learning and prospective employers. Its primary purpose is to prevent districts from disclosing student information that may be harmful, or invading students’ privacy by placing student information in certain school publications.

     

    NO EXCLUSION BASED ON DISABILITY

    Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School fully complies with Section 504:34 CFR 104.4(a), Title II 28: CFR 35.130.130(a) and Guide lines IV-N. Board of Education policy #1530 references that no qualified person with a disability is excluded from, denied benefits of, or subjected to discrimination in any course, program, service or activity solely based on the basis of disability. Furthermore, students with disabilities must not be excluded from career and technical education, or academic programs, courses, services or activities due to equipment barriers or because necessary related aides or services are not available. The district provides aides and services for students with disabilities and does not have policies that limit participation of students with disabilities.

    Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School fully complies with Section 504:34 CFR 104.7(b), Title IX: 34 CFR 106.8(b) and Title II 28: CFR 35.107 (b). BOE policy 1510 references the grievance procedure that provides a prompt and equitable resolution of any employee or student complaints that alleges any discrimination based on sex or disability.

     

    Non Restrictive Career Objectives for Students with Disabilities

    Somerset County Vocational & Technical & High School fully complies with Section 504:34 CFR 104.37(b), and Guide lines V-B. Counselors and case managers may not counsel disabled students toward more restrictive careers than non-disabled students with similar abilities and interests. Students with disabilities will have equal access to all programs and classes based on abilities and interests.

     

    Public Notice of Contact for Special Needs

    Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School fully complies with Title II/ ADA Federal Code. Subpart E. Public comment is invited regarding the existence and locations of services, activities and location facilities that are accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities at the Board meeting on November 24, 2009 at 6:30 pm in the Tech Conference Center, 14 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 For any inquires regarding Title II please contact Maria Johnson at 908.526.8900, ext. 155.

     

    Persons responsible for coordinating Title II, Title IX and Section 504

    Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School fully complies with Title II: 35.107(a), Title IX CFR106.8 and Section 504:34 CFR 104.7(a). For any inquires regarding Title II contact Maria Johnson at 908.526.8900, ext. 155. For any inquiries regarding Title IX, please contact Teresa Morelli at 908.526.8900 ext. 7157, 14 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. For inquires regarding Section 504, please contact Pat Pelliccia at 908.526.8900 ext. 7121.

     

    Annual Public Notification

    This public notice will serve as an advisement that on the November 24, 2009 at the Board of Education meeting, during public session, that all students, parents and employees of the Somerset County Vocational & Technical School district are hereby informed that all career and technical programs are offered to all students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex or disability. Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School is a fully accredited, four year high school serving all students through the delivery of 19 challenging programs that combine training in career and technical skills and academic subjects. The program is in full compliance under Title IX and Section 504, Title IX 34 CFR 106.8(b), Section 504:34 CFR 104.7(a), Title II: 28 CFR 35.107(a), Guidelines IV-O. For questions regarding Section 504, please contact Pat Pelliccia at Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School, located at 14 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. Telephone: 908.526.8900, ext. 7121. For questions related to Title IX, please contact Teresa Morelli at 908.526.8900 ext. 7157

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