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Student Handbook To Develop a Versatile Individual by Providing Technical Education and Skills Training Equal Education and Employment Opportunities M/F/D Revised: August 2011 Wayne County Area Technology Center 150 Cardinal Way Monticello, KY
PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE The staff of the Wayne County Area Technology Center would like to welcome you to our school. We are pleased that you have chosen our school to further your education. Our professional staff is committed to helping you succeed in your chosen field of study. It is our desire to help you in any way we can to achieve your professional goals. Your attitude, attendance and desire to learn are important in reaching your goals. Working together, we can prepare you for employment opportunities that may be available to you. The information in this handbook will help you become familiar with the policies and procedures of our school. Please feel free to ask any questions of any staff member and take advantage of the services we provide. We wish you success in your training with us. Have a great school year. Cordially yours, John Kinnett
NON DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT Wayne County Area Technology Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, or marital status in admission of vocational programs, activities or employment practices in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (revised 1992), and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and shall provide, upon request by qualified disabled individuals, reasonable accommodations including auxiliary aids and service necessary to afford individuals with a disability an equal opportunity to participate. For more information, contact Robert Allen or John Kinnett at Wayne County Area Technology Center, 150 Cardinal Way, Monticello, KY Phone (606)
RIGHT OF ACCESS TO STUDENT RECORDS ANNUAL NOTIFICATION OF STUDENTS AND PARENTS In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, parents shall have the right to inspect and review all education records relating to their child by making request to the principal of each school or other designated official. This right shall be passed to the student when the student reaches age18, is self-supportive, and is no longer considered a dependent for the parent’s income tax purposes. Written policies have been developed which describe the types and locations of these records and the specific procedures available to parents for the review of records, the amendment of or hearing concerning education records believed to be inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the privacy or other rights of the child, and for the disclosure and destruction of records. Copies of these policies and procedures may be obtained upon request from the office of the principal.
KY TECH SYSTEM-GUIDING PRINCIPLES We in the Kentucky Tech System are committed to quality, integrity, being responsive, progressive and professional. We are guided by these principles in how we do our work, how we treat each other, and how we treat our customers. We believe that: Kentuckians deserve to be the most highly skilled workers in the world. Flexibility and focus on our customers are keys to student success. We operate as partners in an integrated educational and economic development system to improve the workforce and create high performance organizations. There is a critical relationship between the quality of our schools, the preparation of our workforce, and the health of our economy. Lifelong learning is imperative to an individual's success and an organization's ability to remain competitive in a global economy.
KY TECH – WAYNE COUNTY ATC VISION - BELIEFS VISION: With high expectations and strong partnerships, Kentucky Tech will actively engage all students in the mastery of academic and technical skills needed to be ready for college and a career. WE BELIEVE: Students learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process. Students learn best when our staff maintains high expectations for learning. Students are motivated to learn when classroom instruction is related to real-world applications. All students in our school need to have an equal opportunity to learn. A safe and physically comfortable environment promotes student learning. Students learn best when instruction incorporates both academic and technical skills. Effective school leaders engage in practices that support the ongoing improvement of teaching and student performance. Teachers, administrators, parents and the community share the responsibility for helping students learn.
FACULTY AND STAFF ADMINISTRATIVE AND SUPPORT STAFF John Kinnett – Principal Sheila Dishman – Administrative Secretary Joey Neal – Facility Custodian INSTRUCTORS LeShaunda Neal – Health Sciences Lora Grant – Office Systems Technology Robert Allen – Office Systems Technology Cheryl Wooten – Accounting and Finance Technology Mark Smith – Machine Tool Technology Greg Weaver – Welding Technology Mark Burke – Automotive Technology TBA – Construction Carpentry Technology
PROGRAMS / DESCRIPTIONS OFFICE SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY Accounting and Financial Services – Prepares students for jobs in general business settings and financial institutions. Coursework provides students with keyboarding and computer skills, ten-key adding machine skills, business math skills and accounting skills. Office SystemsTechnology – Includes a sequence of business subjects leading to a career in business. Technical business education is for students who are preparing for positions as word processors, secretaries, typists, bookkeepers, office machine operators, file clerks and receptionists.
PROGRAMS / DESCRIPTIONS (continued) CONSTRUCTION CARPENTRY TECHNOLOGY Construction Carpentry – Designed to introduce students to the carpentry trade. It begins with equipment and shop safety. Building projects are used to help the student become acquainted with the tools and terminology associated with carpentry. After the introductory class, students will be able to identify different tools and their use along with the limitations of those tools. Students will also know how to use all measuring and leveling devices used by carpenters in the workplace.
PROGRAMS / DESCRIPTIONS (continued) HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Sciences – This program is an orientation to the health care cluster consisting of four career majors: Nursing, Medicine, Dentistry and Allied Health courses and is designed to develop and enhance an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of each career major area. Communication, study and leadership skills will be emphasized as the student learns about the health care industry, health care economics and career opportunities available. Introduction to Health Sciences addresses the Kentucky Learner Goals and Academic Expectations, Core Content for Assessment and includes core components from the National Health Care Skills Standards. Medicaid Nurse Aide training is also offered in the Health Sciences program. It is designed to provide knowledge, concepts and psychomotor skills necessary to allow the student to seek gainful employment as a nursing assistant. This course addresses concepts related to health care and ethical and legal responsibilities while providing basic nursing care within the student's scope of practice. Additional tasks related to the career majors in Dentistry, Medicine and Allied Health might be included. Upon successful completion of this course and the required hours of clinical experience, the student is eligible for the KY Medicaid Nurse Aid written and performance examination. This course is aligned with the National Skill Standards, Academic Expectations and core content.
PROGRAMS / DESCRIPTIONS (continued) MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY Machine Tool Technology – Designed to provide knowledge and manipulative skills in each of the following techniques. Lathe operations, milling operations, drilling operations and surface grinding operations. Blueprint reading and applied math are also taught relevant to industry demands. Students complete lab projects designed to teach the various machine operations and live work projects as they meet the needs of the curriculum. Welding Technology – Designed to provide basic knowledge and manipulative skills in each of the following techniques: Oxygen-acetylene welding, cutting and brazing, shielded metal-arc welding, and shielded inert gas welding. Blueprint reading and metal fabrication are taught relevant to the demands of the industry. Students spend as much time as possible on live work projects to develop fabrication skills.
PROGRAMS / DESCRIPTIONS (continued) TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY Automotive Technology – Provides the fundamentals of all systems incorporated within today’s automobile. Instruction is provided in the use of hand tools, test equipment and real life work experiences. The program is divided into courses designed to allow extra emphasis in specific areas. Basic theory and practical application is provided in engines, fuel, electrical, emission control, brake systems, standard and automatic transmissions, power train, tune-up, suspension and steering, alignment, balancing and heating and air conditioning.
KY Tech-Wayne County ATC Rules Policies and Procedures Related Information
ACCREDITATION ADMISSION PROCEDURES ACCREDITATION The educational programs at Wayne County Area Technology Center are fully accredited by the Commission on Occupational Education. ADMISSION PROCEDURES Priority is given to students who are 15 years of age or older during the school year in which they enroll in a technical program. Access to programs is not denied to younger students who desire to use the facilities of technical schools for career education experiences designed to produce occupational awareness, orientation, exploration, and limited work exposure. High school students desiring to attend the technical school should contact the high school counselor or other designated school officials to plan enrollment procedures. Secondary students will register for their courses at their home high schools.
APPROPRIATE DRESS All students are expected to keep clothing neat and clean as well as practice sanitary habits. Students must dress in accordance with specific safety regulations established by the instructors in a given program. As technical classes may be hazardous, it is important that all safety precautions be taken which may include but not be limited to the following: -Hard hats shall be worn where head protection is required. -Students and instructors shall wear safety glasses at all times in the shop area. -Special care should be taken when operating equipment and/or using chemicals. -Shop and lab clothing shall be cleaned frequently. -Hair length must be of a length that poses no safety hazard or must be contained under a head covering to insure safety. -Loose and flowing clothing or dangling jewelry supported by loose chains, strings, or wires, which may become caught in machinery, should be avoided in shops equipped with moving or rotating power equipment. -Clothing that adequately protects legs, feet and arms must be worn in the industrial shops. -Students who operate equipment, which appears unsafe for use, should immediately inform the instructor.
APPROPRIATE DRESS (continued) -No student should disregard unsafe conditions nor create unsafe situations for self or others. -Gloves and safety glasses must be worn by all health and human services students when in direct contact with body fluids. -Caps/hats are permissible in shop areas only. Consequences for violation of hat policy include: First day of school - Verbal warning 1st Offense – If student is caught wearing cap/hat in hallway or classroom it will be confiscated and returned at the end of the block. This offense will be recorded at the high school on the student’s discipline report. 2nd Offense –Cap/hat will be confiscated until the end of the semester. A warning letter will be mailed to the student’s home by the high school and recorded on the student’s discipline report. 3rd Offense –Confiscation of the cap/hat and student will attend ½ day in ISS and offense will be recorded on the student’s discipline report. Each program teacher will furnish the school and/or program specific information.
ASBESTOS INSPECTION ATTENDANCE POLICY ASBESTOS INSPECTION Wayne County Area Technology Center has been inspected for asbestos containing materials and complies with current regulations. ATTENDANCE POLICY Each student is expected to attend classes regularly and at the scheduled time. An accurate record of attendance and absences will be kept in each course. Each student shall assume responsibility for regular attendance, completion of all assignments, completion of all examinations and completion of required laboratory, work-based learning, and clinical time. The attendance policy of the student’s home high school will be in effect at the technology center.
BELL SCHEDULE Note: Bell will ring as underlined below. MHS WC Block 1 8:20 – 9:05 8:20 – 9:05 Block 29:15 – 10:05 9:20 – 10:05 Block 3 10:20 – 11:40 10:25 – 11:40 Block 4 12:15 – 1:35 12:20 – 1:35 Block 5 1:50 – 2:55 1:50 – 3:08 Note: No Tardy Bell. Class begins when bell rings. WC Grab & Go Breakfast between 2 nd and 3 rd blocks WC ATC Teachers Lunch – 11:40 – 12:15
BOOKS AND SUPPLIES BOMB THREAT EVACUATION PROCEDURES BOOKS AND SUPPLIES Most of the necessary textbooks, workbooks and classroom supplies will be provided by the Technology Center. Individual instructors will aid students in locating required or needed items not provided by the Technology Center. BOMB THREAT EVACUATION PROCEDURES After a bomb threat has been received, the school administrator or his/her designee will verbally announce the evacuation of the building. Staff and students will evacuate the building through the same exit used during fire drills. Staff and students should move far enough away from the building to be protected against debris in the event of an explosion. Immediately upon giving the evacuation signal, the police, fire department and other appropriate agencies will be notified. The principal will be responsible for directing the search of the building and receiving information from search personnel. Once a thorough search of the building has been completed, the principal will announce that staff and students may return to the building.
CARL D. PERKINS FUNDS CERTIFICATES CARL D. PERKINS FUNDS Wayne County Area Technology Center receives funding through the Carl D. Perkins and Applied Technology Education Act, which is designed to improve and expand services for students enrolled in technical education programs. The amount of funding a school receives is determined by the number of students who receive free and reduced lunches, and the number of students who have an Individual Education Plan. These funds are used to provide equipment, instructional materials and other resources to improve the technical and academic performance of students. CERTIFICATES Students who successfully complete a series of coursework required may earn an O*Net Certificate.
CHECK OUT High school students signing out to leave the technology center will only be allowed to leave with a parent/legal guardian/or approved designee. The student must first be checked out at the home high school and present the technology center with a dismissal slip before being released. Students who wish to leave school early for any reason must have a signed note or dismissal slip from their high school principal prior to coming to class. Any instances of leaving class to participate in another class or activity must be approved by the technology center’s principal and all other parties involved. Students leaving early must sign out at the technology center office. No student is to leave the technology center without the approval of the parent or guardian, home high school, and the technology center. Failure to follow this procedure will constitute skipping class and will be dealt with accordingly.
CLEANLINESS OF BUILDINGS, RESTROOMS AND GROUNDS Every effort is made to properly maintain the buildings and grounds. Students are asked to assist in this effort by disposing of their trash in containers provided. Students failing to observe these regulations will face disciplinary actions. Every effort is made to provide the cleanest restrooms possible. Students should take pride in helping to keep the restrooms clean. It is considered a serious offense to deface walls or damage fixtures and will result in disciplinary action being taken. Smoking in restrooms is strictly prohibited. If a student spends an extended period of time in the restrooms without notifying the teacher or principal, he/she will be disciplined as skipping class.
CONDUCT All students are required to maintain acceptable standards of conduct which include courtesy, respect for the rights of others, orderly behavior, and compliance with the established school policy. Students who fail to do so may be required to discontinue their training. -Distributing literature of any description on school property without specific written authorization from the principal’s office. -Willful destruction, damage, stealing school property or obscuring supplies or tools. -Fighting, cursing, using abusive language, or gambling on school premises. -Insubordination. -Failure to conform to rules, regulations, and public laws pertaining to occupational health and safety. -Use of tobacco in any form is prohibited.
CONDUCT (continued) -Use of cell phones, cassette players, CD players and headphones are strictly prohibited. -Harassment, willfully hindering, limiting progress of other trainees, habitual carelessness, recklessness, or playing tricks or pranks dangerous to other trainees. -Falsification on enrollment, training, or personal records. -Possession of firearms, knives or other items that could conceivably be used as a weapon. -Students are not permitted to operate any shop equipment or remain in the shop during breaks and lunch unless an instructor is present for supervision. -Students are not to leave their assigned area and/or school without notifying their instructor.
CRIME AWARENESS AND CAMPUS SECURITY Wayne County Area Technology Center is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for its students and employees. The school uses a variety of approaches for crime prevention, such as, security gates, local police patrols, staff monitoring of facilities and grounds, visitor control process, key control system, engraving services, and student lockers. Wayne County ATC campus is routinely inspected by detection canines for prohibited items in order to provide a safe learning environment. Additionally, crime prevention efforts include information at student orientation, faculty in- service, and student organization-leadership development and conduct at school-sponsored events.
DISCIPLINARY ACTION DISCIPLINARY ACTION POLICIES WILL BE ENFORCED ACCORDING TO THE POLICY OF THE LOCAL HIGH SCHOOLS. (KRS ) – Willful defiance of the authority of the teachers or administrators may lead to suspension or expulsion. Any other teacher in this school has the same authority as your classroom teacher; therefore, if any teacher gives you direct instructions, you are expected to comply. PROFANITY--(KRS ) - Use of profanity or vulgarity is strictly prohibited. SMOKING--(KRS ) - Possession of tobacco products, matches, or lighters; or use of tobacco products is prohibited by students on KY Tech— Wayne County Area Technology Center property during the school day.
DISCIPLINARY ACTION (Continued) DEADLY WEAPON--(KRS ) - "UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A WEAPON ON SCHOOL PROPERTY IN KENTUCKY IS A FELONY PUNISHABLE BY A MAXIMUM OF FIVE (5) YRS IN PRISON AND A TEN THOUSAND DOLLAR ($10,100) FINE". A deadly weapon means "any weapon from which a shot, readily capable of producing death or other serious physical injury, by discharged"; any "knife other than an ordinary pocket knife or hunting knife"; billy, or nightstick or club; blackjack or slapjack, nunchaku karate sticks; shuriken or death star or artificial knuckles made from metal, plastic or other similar hard material. DRUGS--(KRS ) - Drugs, alcohol and/or any form of weapons such as knives, guns, etc. on school property shall result in the immediate confiscation of item as well as removal of the student from this school.
DISCIPLINARY ACTION (Continued) Pitching coins or playing any game of monetary change is prohibited. The rules and regulations of the student's home school are in force in addition to any technology center regulations while the student is attending the KY TECH-Wayne County Area Technology Center.
DRIVING / TRANSPORTATION -Secondary students are expected to ride the school bus to and from the technology center at all times. If you miss the bus, report to the high school office to request a tardy slip and tardy bus. -Occasionally, special permission may be granted to a student to drive a privately owned vehicle; however, students driving must have permission from the technology center principal, high school principal and technology center instructor. This will be verified. -When driving to the technology center, all vehicles will be parked to the right of the main entrance. Upon arrival at the technology center the student driver must report to the office before going to class. NOTE: At no time should the driver transport other students. Failure to follow this procedure will result in driving privileges being revoked. - Vehicles that have been scheduled for lab work will remain in the parking lot until they are ready to be serviced, and they will be returned to the parking lot, when and if completed before the end of the class period. All vehicles should remain unoccupied unless being serviced.
DRUG FREE POLICY The Department for Technical Education is committed to providing a safe environment for its students, faculty, and staff. Kentucky TECH has defined conduct in relation to the use, possession, distribution, storage, manufacture, or sale of illegal or unauthorized drugs and being under the influence of alcohol on Kentucky TECH property or at any sponsored event. Conduct, which violates this definition, poses unacceptable risks and disregard for the health, safety, and welfare of members of the Kentucky TECH community and shall result in disciplinary action up to and including suspension or termination. The Department for Technical Education is in compliance with and will be in compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of Being under the influence of alcohol or other drugs on the Department for Technical Education’s property or any sponsored event is prohibited. The use, possession, distribution, manufacture, or sale of illegal or unauthorized drugs on the Department for Technical Education’s property by employees or students is prohibited. Any student who violates these defined standards of conduct shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action up to and including suspension or termination.
DRUG FREE POLICY (continued) Notice of Drug Related Convictions All Department for Technical Education employees and students, as a condition of employment/program enrollment, are to notify the immediate supervisor of any criminal drug statue of conviction within five (5) days of such a conviction. Agency Statement of Sanctions Faculty and staff are subject to disciplinary action ranging from a minimum of a warning to a maximum of termination. Employees On the first occurrence, proof of drug abuse by an employee shall result in referral to the Kentucky Employee Assistance Program (KEAP), suspension for ten (10) days without pay, and a report of drug abuse evidence to the police. On any further occurrence of drug abuse, an employee shall be dismissed from employment in the Kentucky TECH System. Resignations will not be accepted in lieu of dismissal.
DRUG FREE POLICY (continued) Students On the first occurrence of proof of drug abuse, the high school principal and the parent or guardian of a secondary student shall be notified. A report of drug abuse evidence shall be made to the police. A post-secondary student shall be suspended for five (5) days with possible re- entry upon proof of enrolling in a treatment program. Readmission shall be with probationary status. During suspension, the student shall lose all school privileges and shall not be permitted on the school property. A second drug occurrence by a student shall result in dismissal from the Kentucky TECH System. Training and Counseling Services Continuous efforts are made to make students and staff aware of programs, which provide information and professional services on matters related to the abuse of alcohol and drugs. Students are encouraged to contact the school guidance counselor for information and appropriate referral. For faculty and staff, the Kentucky Employee Assistance Program ( ) provides counseling services and information as to resources available to employees.
EARTHQUAKE PROCEDURES In the event of an earthquake, what you do during and immediately after the tremor will determine your safety. If an earthquake catches you indoors, stay indoors. Take cover under a desk, table, bench, or in doorways, halls and against inside walls. Listen for a signal to evacuate the building. Stay away from glass. If the earthquake catches you outside, move away from buildings and utility wires. Once in the open, stay there until the shaking stops. Don’t run through or near buildings. The greatest danger from falling debris is just outside doorways and close to outer walls.
FAMILY RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT OF 1974 The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 became effective November 20, The act denies federal funds to any school district that does not allow parents access to their children’s files. Parents must be allowed to inspect and review all materials that are incorporated into each student’s cumulative record. Parents must be granted a hearing to challenge the contents of the records if requested. For additional information, contact the principal of the school. Transfer of records to another institution in which a student intends to enroll requires the school to: (1) notify parents of transfer, and (2) inform parents that a copy of the transferred records is available to them if desired.
FAMILY RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT OF 1974 (Continued) Release of any information contained in personal school records to any person other than those listed in subsection (b)(1) must be done only upon written consent from the student’s parents, specifying what is to be released, and to whom. A copy of records to be released must be made available to parents and students if desired by parents. Exceptions listed under (b) (1) are: Other school officials, including teachers within the educational institution or local educational agency who have legitimate educational interests. Officials of other schools or school systems in which the student intends to enroll; upon condition that the student’s parents be notified of the transfer, receives a copy of the record if desired and has an opportunity for a hearing to challenge the content of the record. Authorized representative of (i) the Comptroller General of the United States, (ii) the Secretary, (iii) an administrative head of an education agency (as defined in section 409 of this Act), (iv) state educational authorities, under the conditions set forth in paragraph (3) of this subsection, and In connection with a student’s application for or receipt of financial aid.
FAMILY RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT OF 1974 (Continued) Parents are to be notified in advance of furnishing information in compliance with a court order or subpoena. Persons or agencies receiving information may transmit the information to the third party only upon written consent of the parents of the student. After a student reaches age 18, is self-supportive and is no longer considered a dependent for the parent’s income tax purposes or is attending an institution of postsecondary education, the rights that were the parents accrue to the student. The parent’s rights cease when the student takes over.
FIELD TRIPS FIRE DRILLS FIELD TRIPS Instructors may arrange field trips with administrative approval to various businesses or industries whenever the trip is relevant to the unit of study. The students must travel as a group and will be accompanied by at least one instructor. Students must complete the field trip permission form with parent/guardian signature(s) prior to participating in a field trip. FIRE DRILLS The Kentucky Fire Code requires that a total of 10 fire drills be conducted during the school year. Fire drills are conducted for the purpose of training students to exit a facility in an organized and expedient manner should a fire occur. Evacuation signs are posted in all classroom and hallways. At the sound of the alarm (loud continuous buzzer) students should start moving immediately according to plan. Walk; do not run, to the nearest exit as posted in the room or as instructed by your teacher. Once outside the facility, the instructor will check attendance to make certain everyone is accounted for. When you are notified that the fire is out or the drill completed, return to your classroom. Every student is required to participate.
FIRST AID POLICY For the protection of any injured person or persons, and to avoid the potential for personal or administrative liability, the following first aid policy is in effect for the Department for Technical Education, Wayne County Area Technology Center: -Emergency and non-emergency first aid shall be administered by a person or persons trained and certified to render first aid. -In no case shall ointments, salves, disinfectants or oral medicine be rendered except on advice of a physician. -Students or staff that require over-the-counter or prescription medication shall provide for and administer their own medication. -In no case shall any person or persons render first aid to a degree above that for which they are trained and certified. -First aid kits should be equipped with gauze, bandages, large and small Band-Aids, scissors, pocket face mask, rubber gloves and other materials required to stop bleeding and cover wounded areas. Also fire blankets should be placed in those areas where the potential of fire and explosion exist. -Persons rendering first aid shall follow the recommended emergency procedures previously set forth by the safety section and approved by the Department for Technical Education.
FLOOR PLAN OF SCHOOL FOOD AND DRINKS FLOOR PLAN OF SCHOOL The floor plan for Wayne County Area Technology Center is posted in each lab and classroom with exit routes clearly marked. FOOD AND DRINKS No food or drinks are allowed in the shops or classrooms. Instructors may designate a specific area in the technology center for special occasions when food and drinks will be allowed. Effective: Policy and Procedures: Addendum to Nutrition Wellness -Food Safety and Special Parties: Schools will be encouraged to host healthy parties but may elect to exempt on certain occasions-up to 2 parties per school year from a healthy rule. -Only commercial foods will be accepted, such as a local bakery for parties. No homemade foods will be allowed. -All beverages will follow the same rule. No homemade Kool-Aid or Lemonade will be acceptable for parties. Beverages will need to be commercially bottled in sealed containers.
GRADING SYSTEM AND COURSE WORK REQUIREMENTS The student’s grade shall be determined by the instructor based on established requirements for the course. The grading system set by the high school will be used by the Wayne County Area Technology Center in assigning grades. At the beginning of the course the instructor shall explain the grading system. A student who does not understand the grading system should ask for further explanation immediately. It should be further noted that students enrolled in programs might be denied admission for the other courses if they do not show satisfactory progress.
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE TITLE VI – TITLE IX – SECTION 504 – ADA - HARASSMENT Students who feel they have been discriminated against, harassed by students or employees, denied reasonable accommodations, and/or denied an opportunity to enroll in vocational programs, participate in activities, and/or employment because of their race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, or marital status have the right to file an informal and/or a formal complaint as follows: (regulations require notification of 180 days for filing with the Office for Civil Rights and/or filed within 60 days after the institution or other agency has completed its investigation and notified the complainant that it would take no further action. Extension can be granted by the agency for good reason). THE INSTITUTIONS EEO GRIEVANCE COORDINATOR(S) NAMES: ROBERT ALLEN AND/OR JOHN KINNETT ADDRESS: 150 CARDINAL WAY, MONTICELLO, KY PHONE: (606)
STUDENT INFORMAL GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE Step 1 If a complainant feels that he/she has been discriminated against, the student must first bring the problem to the attention of the EEO Coordinator within five (5) days of the knowledge or alleged cause for grievance occurs. The coordinator will conduct a preliminary investigation of the alleged complaint. Step 2 The complainant, EEO Coordinator, and other involved parties will work informally to negotiate a solution within five (5) school days. (or a total of ten (10) school days from filing a grievance) Step 3 If the grievance cannot be satisfactorily resolved by working informally, the student may want to proceed to file a formal grievance within five (5) school days. (or a total of fifteen (15) school days from filing a grievance) Step 4 A formal grievance may be filed within fifteen (15) days of starting the Informal Grievance Process by completing the Formal Grievance Process form, which is available from your Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, ADA and Harassment Coordinator. NOTE: Days given are to keep the process moving and can be changed by agreement of all parties. NOTE: In the following Formal Grievance Procedure, the reference to the EEO Grievance Coordinator is the person assigned the duties of Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, ADA and Harassment at the various levels in the procedure.
STUDENT FORMAL GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE Step 1 Within fifteen (15) school days of the alleged discrimination or denial of services, a student will file written notice to the appointed institution EEO/Grievance Coordinator. The student's written notice shall identify the nature of the alleged discrimination, the date(s) of occurrence, expected outcomes, and be signed and dated by the student filing the grievance. The appointed EEO/Grievance Coordinator shall respond in writing regarding to the process followed, persons involved, and other investigative steps taken to try and resolve the alleged grievance. The EEO/Grievance Coordinator's response will be given to the complainant within five (5) school days from the date of initiation of Step 1 of the formal grievance process. The proposed solution to resolving the alleged grievance will have to be approved by the Kentucky TECH administrator and other parties involved in writing and within fifteen (15) school days of the alleged discrimination or denial of service. (or within a total of twenty (20) school days from the initiation of the Grievance Process.)
STUDENT FORMAL GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE (Continued) Step 2 If the complainant is not satisfied with the proposed solution, the complainant may appeal in writing by notifying the Kentucky TECH administrator within five (5) school days of the proposed solution to be taken in Step 1. The Step 2 appeal written notice must contain all written documentation from Step 1 and the student's written reasons for not accepting the proposed solution to be taken. The Kentucky TECH administrator will respond in writing to the complainant within five (5) school days from the date of the Step 2 written appeal as to action to be taken. (or within a total of thirty (30) school days from the initiation of the Grievance Process)
STUDENT FORMAL GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE (Continued) Step 3 If the complainant is not satisfied with the recommended action to be taken by the Kentucky TECH administrator, the complainant may appeal in writing within five (5) school days to the attention of the EEO/Grievance Coordinator, Department for Technical Education, Capital Plaza Tower, Frankfort, KY (Mark "CONFIDENTIAL" on the envelope), The Step 3 written appeal must contain all written documentation related to Step 1 and Step 2 of this "Formal Grievance Process". The complainant must include their written statement as to the reasons for not accepting the proposed solution to their grievance. The EEO/Grievance Coordinator for the Department will respond in writing, within twenty (20) school days of the date of Step 3 appeal as to the recommended action to be taken. (or within fifty-five (55) school days from the initiation of the Grievance Process)
Another option for resolving a student complaint that can be used by students, parents/guardians of a minor student, or employees; In the event that the complainant is not satisfied with the action taken at any point in the grievance process or upon completion of Step 3, the complainant may call or write for Technical Assistance to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, Eastern Division, in Philadelphia, PA. If the complainant wants to file a grievance with OCR it must be in writing, signed, and dated and include any information collected or used in the attempt to resolve the complaint at the local level. The complainant has 180 days to file with OCR from the date of the incident or within 60 days after completion of the local grievance process. Note: A complaint filed with the Office for Civil Rights may take as long as three years.
HALL PASSES Students are not permitted in the halls during class time. Students may be in the halls during class time only on an emergency basis and only with the instructor’s permission. Emergency is defined as related to accidents, severe illness, or extreme cases. Only one student should be out of the shop/classroom at any time. Students requesting to go to the restrooms must sign out on the restroom sign out sheet in each classroom/lab. Students must sign in upon returning.
HARASSMENT POLICY I. General Statement of Policy The Department for Technical Education is committed to maintaining an educational and work environment that is free from harassment and violence on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, disability, age, religion, marital status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation. The Department for Technical Education strictly prohibits any form of harassment or violence on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, religion, martial status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation. At the beginning of each school year, the Department for Technical Education requires every Area Technology Center to have harassment training for all students and to keep documentation of that training in each student’s file. Violation of this policy will not be tolerated. The Department for Technical Education intends to take whatever action may be needed to prevent, correct, and, if necessary, discipline behavior which violates this policy. Whenever an instance of violence or unlawful harassment, knowingly false accusations, reprisal for reporting or threatening to report violence or unlawful harassment has been documented by evidence, appropriate disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from employment or expulsion from school will be taken consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws, and the Department for Technical Education employment and education policies. Students who believe they have been harassed will follow the student grievance procedure established in the student handbook. The student handbook will have the coordinator’s name, address, and telephone number. This person is the contact person for the first step in resolving the alleged complaint.
HARASSMENT POLICY (Continued) Intimidatory or retaliatory acts prohibited. No recipient or other person shall intimidate, threaten, coerce, or discriminate against any individual for the purpose of interfering with the right or privilege secured by section 601 of the Act or this part, or because a person has made a complaint, testified, assisted, or participated in any manner in an investigation, proceedings or hearing under this part. The identity of complainants shall be kept confidential except to the extent necessary to carry out the purposes of this part, including the conduct of any investigation, hearing, or judicial proceeding arising thereunder. The KY TECH Center will act to investigate all complaints, formal or informal, verbal or written, of religious, racial, sexual harassment, or violence, and to discipline or take appropriate action against any pupil, teacher, administrator or other institution personnel who is found to have violated this policy. II. Religious, racial, and sexual harassment and violence defined A.Sexual Harassment: Defined. Sexual Harassment consists of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexually motivated physical conduct or other verbal or physical conduct or communication of a sexual nature where: (i) submission to that conduct or communication is made a term or condition, either explicitly, or implicitly, of obtaining an education, or obtaining or retaining employment; or (ii) submission to or rejection of that conduct or communications by an individual is used as a factor in decisions affecting that individual’s education or employment; or
HARASSMENT POLICY (Continued) (iii) that conduct or communication has the purpose or effect of substantially or unreasonably interfering with an individual’s education, or employment, or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive educational or employment environment. Sexual harassment may include but is not limited to: (i) unwelcome verbal harassment or abuse; (ii)unwelcome pressure for sexual activity; (iii)unwelcome, sexually motivated or inappropriate patting, pinching or physical contact, other than necessary restraint of pupil(s) by teachers, administrators or other center personnel to avoid physical harm to persons or property; (iv) unwelcome sexual behavior or words, including demands for sexual favors, accompanied by implied or overt threats concerning an individual’s education or employment status; (v) unwelcome sexual behavior or words, including demands for sexual favors, accompanied by implied or overt promises of preferential treatment with regards to an individual’s education status or employment; or (vi) unwelcome behavior or words directed at an individual because of gender.
HARASSMENT POLICY (Continued) B. Racial Harassment: Definition. Racial harassment consists of physical or verbal conduct relating to an individual’s race, color, or national origin when the conduct: (i) has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive academic or working environment; (ii) has the purpose or effect of substantially or unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academic or work performance; or (iii)otherwise adversely affects an individual’s academic or employment opportunities. C. Religious Harassment: Defined. Religious harassment consists of physical or verbal conduct which is related to an individual’s religion when the conduct: (i)has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive academic or working environment; (ii)has the purpose or effect of substantially or unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academic or work performance; or (iii)otherwise adversely affects an individual’s academic or employment opportunities.
HARASSMENT POLICY (Continued) D. Sexual Violence: Definition. Sexual violence is a physical act of aggression or force or threat thereof which involves the touching of another’s intimate parts, or forcing a person to touch any person’s intimate parts. Intimate parts include the primary genital area, groin, inner thigh, buttocks or breasts, as well as the clothing covering these areas. Sexual violence may include, but is not limited to: (i) touching, patting, grabbing or pinching another person’s intimate parts, whether that person is of the same sex or the opposite sex; (ii)coercing, forcing or attempting to coerce or force the touching of anyone’s intimate parts; (iii)coercing, forcing or attempting to coerce or force sexual intercourse or a sexual act on another; or (iv) threatening to force or coerce sexual acts, including the touching of intimate parts or intercourse, on another.
HARASSMENT POLICY (Continued) E. Racial Violence: Definition. Racial violence is a physical act of aggression or assault upon another because of or in a manner reasonably related to, race, color, and national origin. F. Religious Violence: Definition. Religious violence is a physical act of aggression or assault upon another because of, or in a manner reasonably related to religion. G. Assault: Definition. Assault is: (i) an act done with intent to cause fear in another of immediate bodily harm or death; (ii) the intentional infliction of or attempt to inflict bodily harm upon another; or (iii)the threat to do bodily harm to another with present ability to carry out the threat
HAZARDOUS COMMUNICATIONS PLAN In order to comply with recent federal and state regulations concerning hazards in the workplace, all students must now be made aware of any possible health hazards they may come in contact with at the technology center. Students will be trained in identification of these materials and how to properly store, use, and maintain them during the student orientation process and throughout the course in which they are enrolled.
INCLEMENT WEATHER SCHEDULE INSURANCE INCLEMENT WEATHER SCHEDULE During inclement weather, students should listen to their local radio station(s) for announcements regarding delayed schedules or school closures INSURANCE All students enrolled in the Wayne County Technology Center shall have medical and accident insurance coverage during the period of enrollment. The policy, paid for by the state, is a full excess policy and covers expenses incurred which are in excess of those paid or payable by another plan. All students are covered for accidents during school hours and while going to and returning from, or attending a school-sponsored activity. This policy does not cover travel to or from school or training sites. This coverage is secondary to other insurance coverage carried by students and supplements coverage under other health plans. For further information on types of injuries or other coverage limitations, exclusions, or claim procedures, contact the local school office.
INTERNET/COMPUTER USE POLICY Internet use or access, including computer use, is now provided to teachers and students at Wayne County Area Technology Center. The technology center has taken precautions to restrict access to controversial materials. However, on a global network it is impossible to control all materials and an industrious user may discover controversial information. The valuable information and interaction available on this worldwide network out weighs the possibility that users may procure material that is not consistent with the educational goals of the Wayne County Area Technology Center. The following guidelines are provided for the awareness of the responsibilities that are acquired. This requires efficient, ethical and legal utilization of the network resources. IF ANY COMPUTER USER AT WAYNE COUNTY AREA TECHNOLOGY CENTER VIOLATES ANY OF THE APPROPRIATE USE POLICY, TERMS AND CONDITIONS, HIS OR HER ACCOUNT WILL BE DISABLED. In addition, at the discretion of the system operator, serious offenses will be referred to the principal and action will be taken according to the home high school discipline matrix (vandalism, destruction of school property).
INTERNET/COMPUTER USE POLICY (Continued) Appropriate Use Policy, Terms and Procedures Account holders will be expected to abide by the generally accepted rules of network etiquette. These include the following: 1.Be polite. Do not be abusive in your messages to others. 2.Use appropriate language. Do not swear, use vulgarities or any other inappropriate language. Illegal activities are strictly prohibited. 3.Do not reveal your personal password or login name to other students. 4.Note that accounts are not guaranteed to be private. People operating the system do have access to accounts. Messages relating to or in support of illegal activities may be reported to the authorities. 5. Do not use the network in such a way that you would disrupt the use of the network by other users.
INTERNET/COMPUTER USE POLICY (Continued) Security on any computer system is high priority, especially when the system involves many uses. If you identify a security problem, notify your instructor. Do not demonstrate the problem to other users. Attempts to login to the system as a system administrator will result in cancellation of user privileges. Vandalism is defined as any malicious attempt to harm or destroy data of another user, the Internet, or other networks that are connected to the system. This includes, but is not limited to, the uploading or creation of computer viruses. The appropriate use of your account must be in support of education and research and consistent with the educational objective of Wayne County Area Technology Center. Use of other organization’s network or computing resources must comply with the rules appropriate for that network. Transmission of any material in violation of any national or state regulation is prohibited.
INTERNET/COMPUTER USE POLICY (Continued) This includes, but is not limited to, copyrighted materials or threatening or obscene materials. The use of the computer system is a privilege, not a right, and inappropriate use will result in cancellation of those privileges. The system administrator will deem what is inappropriate use and his/her decision will be final. The system administrator reserves the right to monitor ALL activities on the system. Also, the system administrator may close an account at any time as required. The administration, faculty and staff of Wayne County Area Technology Center may request the system administrator to deny, revoke, or suspend specific user accounts. It is contrary to computer policies at Wayne County Area Technology Center to: 1.Use another person’s account (even with their permission). Both parties will be punished accordingly. 2.Attempt to discover another user’s password or login name. 3. Copy, disclose, or transfer any of the computer software provided by Wayne County Area Technology Center.
INTERNET/COMPUTER USE POLICY (Continued) 4.Copy any of the copyrighted software provided by the Wayne County Area Technology Center. 5.Any use of a computer disc unless cleared by the classroom instructor. 6.Attempt to bypass standard procedures. 7.Copy, rename, change, examine, or delete files belonging to someone else without the owner’s permission. 8.Deliberate use of the computer to annoy others. 9. Use a computer for anything other than course related work or teacher supervised activities.
LOCKDOWN PROCEDURES Lockdown procedures should be addressed in each schools’ emergency response plans and included in the Emergency Procedures Desk Guide. Students and staff shall be informed of lockdown procedures and lockdown drills will be conducted at the beginning of each semester. This information will be included in the student handbook. For staff, this information will be provided during the initial employment orientation, training at the beginning of the school year, and included in the staff handbook. School administration should activate the Emergency Lockdown when the safety and welfare of the students and staff are in danger. There are three types of lockdown procedures you must provide training for: 1.Lockdown with warning – This threat is outside of the school building. This could be notification by authorities that a dangerous situation in close proximity to the school exists. This could be situations such as a fleeing or violent felon in the area, an act of terrorism, etc.
LOCKDOWN PROCEDURES (Continued) 2. Lockdown with intruder – This threat (intruder) is inside the school building. Principal should be notified immediately anytime there is an individual inside the school without proper authorization. Principal will determine if there is cause to order a lockdown. 3.Shelter in place – This threat is a gas or chemical release outside the school building. This procedure is to be followed if school has been notified of an external gas or chemical release. Lockdown with warning procedures -Principal, or designee, will order and announce “lockdown with warning procedure.” Repeat announcement several times. Be direct, code words lead to confusion. -Bring people inside. -Clear hallways, restrooms and all areas that cannot be secured. Students should be sent to a closed supervised area.
LOCKDOWN PROCEDURES (Continued) -Assist those needing special assistance. -Lock exterior doors including classroom and lab doors. -Pull shades and keep students away from windows. -Control all movement but continue classes unless otherwise instructed. -Disable bells and move on announcement only. -Principal will announce “all clear” after notification from appropriate local authorities. -Principal will document lockdown and mail copy to Safety Coordinator in Frankfort office. Lockdown with intruder procedures -Principal, or designee, will order and announce “lockdown with intruder procedure.” Repeat announcement several times. Be direct, code words lead to confusion. -Principal will direct someone to call 911 so appropriate law enforcement authorities and emergency response teams may be dispatched.
LOCKDOWN PROCEDURES (Continued) -Principal, or designee, will order and announce “lockdown with intruder procedure.” Repeat announcement several times. Be direct, code words lead to confusion. -Principal will direct someone to call 911 so appropriate law enforcement authorities and emergency response teams may be dispatched. -Immediately direct all students, staff and visitors into nearest classroom or secured space. Anyone outside the building SHOULD NOT enter the building. Determine a primary evacuation site and have those students report there. -Assist those needing special assistance. -DO NOT lock exterior doors. -Lock classroom doors. -Move people away from windows and doors, pull shades, turn off lights, keep out of sight and remain quite and calm. -Teacher should take a head count and list names of each individual in the room. -All individuals should take cover under desks or tables and remain low to the ground.
LOCKDOWN PROCEDURES (Continued) -DO NOT respond to anyone at the door until “all clear” is announced by principal. -Principal will announce “all clear” after notification from appropriate local authorities. -Principal will document lockdown and mail copy to Safety Coordinator in Frankfort office. Shelter in Place procedures -Principal, or designee, will order and announce “Shelter in place procedure.” Repeat announcement several times. Be direct, code words lead to confusion. -Immediately direct all students, staff and visitors into nearest classroom. -Assist those needing special assistance. -Close and tape all windows and doors and seal the gap between bottom of door and the floor.
LOCKDOWN PROCEDURES (Continued) LOST AND FOUND LOCKDOWN PROCEDURES (Continued) -Turn off air conditioning units and other air handling units. -Do Not allow anyone to leave classroom. -Stay away from doors and windows. -Wait for further instructions from principal. -Principal will document and mail copy to Safety Coordinator in Frankfort office. LOST AND FOUND All found articles are to be turned into the school’s main office. Articles are kept until the owner can make proper identification.
MAKE UP WORK ' MEDICATIONS MAKE UP WORK Work missed because of absenteeism or tardiness shall be made up satisfactorily to the teacher within a reasonable time after returning to school. Make up work not turned in by the time designated by the instructor shall receive a grade of “0”. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the teacher on the day he or she returns to class and arrange to make up work. A teacher may require make up of examinations, clinical time, or other instructional activities. NOTE: Work cannot be made up if the absence or tardy is unexcused. MEDICATIONS School personnel do not dispense medication of any type. A student who takes prescription or over the counter medication shall abide by the local board policy of their home high school. Medication must be carried in their original container. If medication is to be taken during school hours, the teacher must be notified. Any drug that is seen and not reported to the instructor will be in violation of school policy.
PROGRAM CHANGES ROLL CALL PROGRAM CHANGES A student may not change his/her program of study without the permission of all teachers involved, the guidance counselor, and school principal. Work missed because of absenteeism or tardiness shall be made up ROLL CALL Upon late arrival to the technology center, students must have a tardy slip from the high school. Students will then sign in at the front office and report directly to their classroom or lab.
SHOP / CLASSROOM SAFETY The practice of safety is a part of the training program, and daily emphasis is given to this practice. Particular emphasis is given in training areas where special safety practices are used by industry. The safety standards (such as in machine tool technology, requires appropriate eye protection, guards and shields for machines with moving components). All safety components are a part of the instructional program. Each student is required to study general safety rules in his/her technical area. His/her specific technical education instructor will provide specific safety instruction for each student. Each student will be required to show knowledge of safety procedures prior to the operation of school equipment, machines, or tools. Documentation that each student has passed the safety orientation should be kept on file in each program area. In all cases, a student must have the instructor's permission and be supervised while operating power equipment. A student who violates of fails to adhere to any school safety rules will be subject to disciplinary action.
SHOP / CLASSROOM SAFETY (Continued) Students who are found operating equipment in an unsafe manner or violating safety rules will not be allowed to operate equipment again until the instructor can be assured that the violation will not reoccur. A statement of agreement in the safe operation of equipment will be signed by the student and teacher and placed in the student's file. Flagrant or repeated violations of these rules may result in the student being removed from the class. AT NO TIME WILL FIGHTING BE TOLERATED. Any person involved in a fight will be returned to the home high school until disciplinary action has been taken. This could constitute those involved not being allowed to return to their technical program. All programs will have shop safety committees that will make monthly safety inspections of labs/classrooms. In the event of an accident, a standard report is completed which describes the nature of the accident and reflects any practices or conditions that may have contributed to the accident. All accidents, regardless of how minor, should be brought to the attention of the instructor.
SMOKING POLICY/USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS STUDENT FOLLOW-UP SMOKING POLICY/USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS The possession or use of any tobacco products anywhere on the grounds by secondary students of the Wayne County Area Technology Center is strictly prohibited. Violations to this policy include, but are not limited to: smoking anywhere after arriving at school; possessing any tobacco product, lighters, or matches on your person, in a locker, in a book bag, in a handbag, or otherwise; and holding an unlit cigarette. STUDENT FOLLOW-UP Student follow-up is conducted for the purpose of improving and modifying existing programs and implementing new ones based upon the needs expressed by students served in technical programs. Information is collected in the form of questionnaires in the following categories: (1) initial year follow-up; (2) employer survey and (3) program improvement follow-up. Students are encouraged to respond promptly upon receipt of a questionnaire.
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS Student organizations are integral parts of technical education programs. Area center teachers serve as advisors to student organizations to improve the quality and relevance of instruction, develop student leadership, enhance citizenship responsibilities, and provide other wholesome experiences for students. Students are encouraged to participate in these organizations. A student must be a member of a student organization in order to participate in local, regional and state competition activities. The following student organizations are the official organizations for the occupational areas: Future Business Leaders of America FBLA is the national youth organization for secondary students enrolled in the business technology program. The purpose of the Future Business Leaders of America is to provide, as an integral part of the instructional program, additional opportunities for secondary students in the business program to develop technical and career-supportive competencies, to promote civic and personal responsibilities and develop leadership.
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS (Continued) Health Occupations Students of America HOSA is a national youth organization for secondary students enrolled in health occupation education. Activities of HOSA are an integral part of the instructional program that provides occupational skills as well as leadership skills. Local HOSA chapters provide programs and activities to help individuals develop their physical, mental, and social well-being. Members strengthen their leadership and citizenship abilities through interaction with professional business and other student organizations. SkillsUSA SkillsUSA is the national youth organization serving trade, industrial, and technical students. The SkillsUSA Club offers students a chance to develop skills in leadership, citizenship and character development. SkillsUSA programs emphasize respect for the dignity of work, high standards in trade ethics, workmanship, scholarship and safety. Club activities help students develop as individuals and community members.
STUDENT SERVICES SUSPENSION AND EXPULSION OF STUDENTS STUDENT SERVICES High school students will find that the primary source of counseling will be the high school counselor(s). SUSPENSION AND EXPLUSION OF STUDENTS All students shall comply with policies of the home high school. Willful disobedience or defiance of the authority of the teachers or administrators, assault or battery or abuse of other students or school personnel; the threat of force or violence; the use or possession of illicit drugs or alcohol; stealing, destroying or defacing school or personal property; possessing or using dangerous weapons or instruments; excessive unexcused absenteeism, or other incorrigible bad conduct on school property or at school sponsored activities constitutes cause for disciplinary suspension or expulsion.
TELEPHONE TEXTBOOKS TELEPHONE Telephones in shops, classrooms, and offices of the school are for business purposes and are not to be used by students except in emergencies. Students will not be called to the phone from classes except in cases of emergency. Students should advise parents of this policy. TEXTBOOKS Students are supplied free textbooks by the local school district in certain subjects and grades. In case of loss of any text by students, the book or books must be paid for by the parent/guardian before any additional texts will be issued.
TORNADO DRILL VENDING MACHINES TORNADO DRILL In the event of a tornado watch or warning, it is very important that drill procedures are correctly followed to provide the safest situation possible. A tornado alarm will be an intercom announcement to move to designated storm shelter areas. All classes will move to the designated areas, and the students will get down on the floor, kneel on their knees, and place their heads between their knees. If there is not enough time to move to the designated area, move as close as possible to the innermost wall. VENDING MACHINES At no time are students permitted to leave their class and purchase products from vending machines. Bring your own change. Please do not ask the office for change. Any student who loses money in a vending machine should report the loss to the office. This will be recorded and money refunded once retrieved from the vending company.
VISITORS WEAPONS ON CAMPUS VISITORS Student visitors must receive permission from the technology center principal prior to making visitations. Visitors are required to sign in at the school’s main office before entering shops and classrooms. WEAPONS ON CAMPUS Carrying, bringing, using, or possessing any weapon or dangerous instrument in any school building on school grounds, in any school vehicle, or at any school-sponsored activity is prohibited. Except by authorized law enforcement officials, the carrying of concealed weapons on school property is prohibited.
WEAPONS ON CAMPUS (Continued) Violation of this policy by students shall require that the principal immediately make a report to the principal of the sending high school and to the Commissioner for Technical Education’s office in Frankfort. In addition, when there is reasonable belief that a violation has taken place, the principal shall immediately report to law enforcement officials when an act has occurred on school property or at a school-sponsored function that involves student possession of a weapon in violation of the law or assault involving the use of a weapon. Violations by visitors shall be reported to a law enforcement agency. Federal Requirement The penalty for students bringing a firearm or other deadly weapon, destructive device, or booby trap device to school or onto the school campus/property under jurisdiction of the local district shall be expulsion for a minimum of twelve months.
WEAPONS ON CAMPUS (Continued) Any student who brings to school a firearm or other deadly weapon, destructive device, or booby trap device shall be referred to the criminal justice or juvenile delinquency system. For state reporting purposes, a deadly weapon shall be defined as: any weapon from which a shot, readily capable of producing death or serious physical injury, may be discharged; any knife, other than an ordinary pocket knife; billy, nightstick or club; blackjack or slapjack; nunchaku karate sticks; shuriken or death star; or artificial knuckles made from metal, plastic, or other similar hard material.
WORK-BASED LEARNING WORK ORDERS WORK-BASED LEARNING Work-Based Learning is a program for technical education students who, through an arrangement between school and employers, alternate between instruction at the technical school and on-the-job training in industry. Students may be eligible for work-based learning training if they have been enrolled in a specific program long enough to have accumulated a specified amount of training, are making satisfactory progress, been recommended by the instructor as being job ready, and approved by the school principal. WORK ORDERS All work performed at the technical center requires having a signed work order before beginning the job. Students must obtain a work order for any projects completed in the shop/classroom. There is a $15 minimum shop fee for items not belonging to students. Students will be responsible for paying for materials, parts, etc. used to complete their projects.