Lancaster SD | BP 5124 Students
Communication With Parents/Guardians
Because parents/guardians have a right to be informed about their child's academic achievement and may use this information to support student learning, the Board of Trustees encourages frequent communication to parents/guardians about student progress. The principal and teacher may communicate by means of conferences, class newsletters, mail, telephone, and/or school visits by parents/guardians.
(cf. 1250 - Visitors/Outsiders)
(cf. 6020 - Parent Involvement)
As part of this communication, teachers shall send progress reports to parents/guardians at regular intervals and shall encourage parents/ guardians to communicate any concerns to the teacher. In addition, the district shall send parents/guardians all notifications required by law.
(cf. 5113 - Absences and Excuses)
(cf. 5121 - Grades/Evaluation of Student Achievement)
(cf. 5145.6 - Parental Notifications)
(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements)
(cf. 6146.5 - Elementary/Middle School Graduation Requirements)
(cf. 6162.5 - Student Assessment)
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that appropriate means of communication are established whenever he/she learns that a parent/ guardian, for any reason, may not be able to understand written communications from school or oral communications made during conferences related to the student's program, assessment, progress or school activities.
As needed, the Superintendent or designee shall use interpreters who are fully competent in the specialized method of communication needed for effective communication with disabled parents/guardians.
The Superintendent or designee shall also use interpreters for parents/guardians who do not understand English, shall provide progress reports in the primary language of the parent/guardian, and/or shall identify appropriate means of communication with such parents/ guardians.
(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)
(cf. 6174 - Education for English Language Learners)
The Superintendent or designee shall establish a procedure whereby parents/guardians may request an interpreter and shall inform parents/guardians about this procedure.
48985 Notices in language other than English
49067 Mandated regulations regarding student achievement
49069 Absolute right to access (parents' right of access to student records)
11135 State-funded programs or activities
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 29
794 Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42
2001d et seq. Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964
12101 et seq. Americans With Disabilities Act
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 28
35.104 Definitions; auxiliary aids and services
35.130 General prohibitions against discrimination
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34
104.4 Discrimination prohibited
Policy LANCASTER SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: November 6, 2007 Lancaster, California