September 23, 2014
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Annual Notice Warwick Public Schools

ANNUAL NOTICE

WARWICK PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Public Notification of Nondiscrimination in Career and Technical Education Programs

The Warwick Public Schools offers career and technical education programs in Academy of Finance, Automotive, Aviation, CAD, Child Development, Construction Trades, CISCO Academy, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Electricity, Electronics, Facilities Operations Management, Fashion Merchandising and Management, Graphic Design, Health Occupations, and Marine Trades.

It is the policy of the Warwick Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, religion, national origin, color, handicap, or sexual orientation in its career and technical education services, activities and employment practices. The Warwick Area Career and Technical Center and all Warwick Public Schools provide equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

The Warwick Public Schools will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and career and technical education programs.

ADMISSION INTO

VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Every student who chooses vocational-technical education and who is qualified for admission shall have access to such programs and shall be provided free attendance by their local school committee, i.e., tuition and possibly transportation. No criteria shall be used which directly on their face discriminate against any student because of race, sex, color, religion, limited English proficiency, national origin, disadvantagement or disability in admission into vocational education. All disabled students shall be placed in conformity with existing Rhode Island regulations governing the education of disabled students. Appropriate services for (disadvantaged and) limited English proficient students shall be provided as needed for their participation in vocational education. Vocational-technical education includes pre-vocational as well as specific vocational programs. Students are qualified for admission into pre-vocational programs provided they have either successfully completed the grade prior to admission or are age appropriate. Students are qualified for admission into specific vocational programs provided they have either successfully completed the prior grade or are age appropriate and meet the minimum placement criteria for such programs. Placement into pre-vocational programs will be based on participating community enrollment quotas and available openings. If a participating community has more students accepted in a pre-vocational program than there are space available, alternate program locations will be provided. Every effort shall be made to recruit and support students in non-traditional pre-vocational education.

As part of the pre-vocational program experience, students will receive a vocational assessment. The purposes of the assessment are:

1. To assist faculty and staff members in working with students.

2. To aid students and parents in their understanding of the student in relation to the world of work.

3. To assess the career skills, interests, and abilities of students and to assist them to select programs that will aid them in achieving their vocational potential.)

More detailed information about written application criteria, detailed grievance procedures and the Student Code of Ethics may be obtained from the WACTC main office and on the district website, www.warwickschools.org.

Under Section 504, Title II, or Title IX Nondiscrimination laws or other applicable state and federal laws and regulations Contact Dr. Richard D’Agostino, Superintendent of Schools, at 34 Warwick Lake Avenue, Warwick, RI 02889 (401)734-3100 or for Title IX concerns contact Dr. Sara Monaco, Title IX Coordinator and Coordinator of Response to Intervention and Grant Programs at (401)734-3021 of the same location. For general enrollment concerns, contact Mr. William McCaffrey, Director Warwick Area Career & Technical Center, 575 Centerville Road, Warwick, RI 02886 at (401)734-3150.

The Warwick Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin or disability in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

8/19/14


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