Other Information


(Public Law 114-95)


Our District is required to inform you of certain information that you, according to the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 have the right to know.


Upon your request, our District is required to provide to you in a timely manner, the following information:

  • Whether the teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.
  • Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.
  • Whether your student’s teacher is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher.
  • Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and if so their qualifications.


In addition to the information that parents may request, a building receiving Title I.A. funds must provide to each individual parent:

  • Information on the level of achievement and academic growth of your student, if applicable and available, on each of the State academic assessments required under Title I.A.
  • Timely notice that your student has been assigned or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who has not met applicable State certification or licensure requirements at the grade level and subject area in which the teacher has been assigned.




This guide explains how to file a complaint about any of the programs¹ that are administered by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (the Department) under the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA)².


What is a complaint?

For these purposes, a complaint is written allegation that a local education agency (LEA) or the Missouri

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (the Department) has violated a Federal statute or

regulation that applies to a program under ESSA.

Who may file a complaint?  

Any individual or organization may file a complaint.

How can a complaint be filed?

Complaints can be filed with the LEA or with the Department.

How will a complaint filed with the LEA be investigated?

Complaints filed with the LEA  are to be investigated and attempted to be resolved according to the locally       developed and adopted procedures.

What happens if a complaint is not resolved at the local level (LEA)?

A complaint not resolved at the local level may be appealed to the Department.

How can a complaint be filed with the Department?

A complaint filed with the Department must be a written, signed statement that includes:

•   A statement that a requirement that applies to an ESSA program has been violated by the LEA or the

     Department, and

•   The facts on which the statement is based and the specific requirement allegedly violated.

How will a complaint filed with the Department be investigated?

The investigation and complaint resolution proceedings will be completed within a time limit of 45 calendar days.  That time limit can be extended by the agreement of all parties.

The following activities will occur in the investigation:

•   Record

                   A written record of the investigation will be kept.

            •    Notification of LEA

                  The LEA will be notified of the complaint within five days of the complaint being filed.

            •    Resolution at LEA

                  The LEA will then initiate its local complaint procedures in an effort to first resolve the complaint at

                    the local level.

            •    Report by LEA

                  Within 35 days of the complaint being filed, the LEA will submit a written summary of the

                    LEA investigation and complaint resolution.  This report is considered public record and may be

                   made available to parents, teachers, and other members of the general public.

            •    Verification

                  Within five days of receiving the written summary of a complaint resolution, the Department will

                    verify the resolution of the complaint through an on-site visit, letter, or telephone call(s).

            •    Appeal

                  The complainant of the LEA may appeal the decision of the Department to the U.S. Department of




How are complaints related to equitable services to non-public school children handled differently?

In addition to the procedures listed in No. 7 above, complaints related to equitable services will also be filed with the U.S. Department of Education, and they will receive all information related to the investigation and resolution of the complaint.  Also, appeals to the U.S. Department of Education must be filed no longer than 30 days following the Department’s resolution of the complaint (or its failure to resolve the complaint).

How will appeals to the Department be investigated?

The Department will initiate an investigation within 10 days, which will be concluded within 30 days from the day of the appeal.  This investigation may be continued beyond 30-day limit at the discretion of the Department.  At the conclusion of the investigation, the Department will communicate the decision and reasons for the decision to the complainant and the LEA.  Recommendations and details of the decision are to be implemented within 15 days of the decision being delivered to the LEA.

What happens if a complaint is not resolved at the State level (the Department)?

The complainant or the LEA may appeal the decision of the Department to the U.S. Department of Education.


































¹ Programs include Title I, A, B, C, D,Title II, Title III, Title IV.A, Title V

² In compliance with ESSA Title VIII-Part C.Sec. 8304 (a)(3)(C)




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 children attending private schools, children who live outside the District but are attending a private school within the District, highly mobile children, such as migrant and homeless children, children who are wards of the state, and children who are suspected of having a disability and in need of special education even though they are advancing from grade to grade.


The Warrensburg R-VI School District assures that it will provide a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) to all eligible children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21under its jurisdiction. Disabilities include autism, deaf/blindness, emotional disorders, hearing impairment and deafness, intellectual disability, 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.


The Warrensburg R-VI School District assures that it will provide information and referral  services necessary to assist the State in the implementation of early intervention services for infants and toddlers eligible for the Missouri First Steps program.


The Warrensburg R-VI School District assures that personally identifiable information collected, used, or maintained by the agency 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 Warrensburg R-VI School District has developed a Local Compliance Plan for the implementation of State Regulations for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This plan contains the agency’s policies and procedures regarding storage, disclosure to third parties, retention and destruction of personally identifiable information and the agency’s assurances that services are provided in compliance with the General Education Provision Act (GEPA). This plan may be reviewed at the District's Central Office, 438 E. Market St., Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.


This notice will be provided in native languages as appropriate.



PPRA affords parents certain rights regarding our conduct of surveys, collection and use of information for marketing purposes, and certain physical exams.  These include the right to:


Consent before students are required to submit to a survey that concerns one or more of the following protected areas (“protected information survey”) if the survey is funded in whole or in part by a program of the U.S. Department of Education (ED):

  • Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or student’s parent;
  • Mental or psychological problems of the student or student’s family;
  • Sexual behavior or attitudes;
  • Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating or demeaning behavior;
  • Critical appraisals of others with whom respondents have close family relationships;
  • Legally recognized privileged relationships, such as with lawyers, doctors or ministers;
  • Religious practices, affiliations or beliefs of the student or parents; or,
  • Income, other than as required by law to determine program eligibility.

Receive notice and an opportunity to opt a student out of:

  • Any other protected information survey, regardless of funding;
  • Any non-emergency, invasive physical exam or screening required as a condition of attendance, administered by the school or its agent, and not necessary to protect the immediate health and safety of a student, except for hearing, vision, or scoliosis screenings, or any physical exam or screening permitted or required under State law; and,

Inspect, upon request and before administration or use:

  • Protected information surveys of students;
  • Instruments used to collect personal information from students for any of the above marketing, sales or other distribution purposes; and,
  • Instructional material used as part of the educational curriculum.

These rights transfer from the parents to a student who is 18 years old or an emancipated minor under State law.

The Warrensburg R-VI School District has developed and adopted policies, in consultation with parents regarding these rights, as well as arrangements to protect student privacy in the administration of protected information surveys and the collection, disclosure or use of personal information for marketing, sales or other distribution purposes.  The Warrensburg R-VI School District will directly notify parents of these policies at least annually at the start of each school year and after any substantive changes.  The Warrensburg R-VI School District will also directly notify, such as through U.S. mail or email, parents of students who are scheduled to participate in the specific activities or surveys noted below and will provide an opportunity for the parent to opt his or her child out of participation of the specific activity or survey.  The Warrensburg R-VI School District will make this notification to parents at the beginning of the school year if the District has identified the specific or approximate dates of the activities or surveys at that time.  For surveys and activities scheduled after the school year starts, parents will be provided reasonable notification of the planned activities and surveys listed below and be provided an opportunity to opt their child out of such activities and surveys.  Parents will also be provided an opportunity to review any pertinent surveys.  Following is a list of the specific activities and surveys covered under this requirement:

  • Collection, disclosure or use of personal information for marketing, sales or other distribution
  • Administration of any protected information survey not funded in whole or in part by ED
  • Any non-emergency, invasive physical examination or screening as described above.


Parents who believe their rights have been violated may file a complaint with:

Family Policy Compliance Office

U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20202-5901






The Warrensburg R-VI School District Board of Education recognizes that homeless students are particularly vulnerable and need special assistance to access and benefit from the education environment.  Therefore, the District, in accordance with State and Federal law and the Missouri State plan for education of the homeless, will give special attention to ensure that homeless students in the District are promptly identified and have access to a free and appropriate public education and related support services.

Homeless students are individuals who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence and include the following:

1.   Children and youth who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic

       hardship or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds due to the lack

       of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; or are

      abandoned in hospitals.

2.   Children and youth who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not

      designated for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.

3.   Children and youth who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing,

       bus or train stations or similar settings.

4.   Migratory children who meet one of the above-described circumstances.

District Liaison for Homeless Children and Youth

The Board designates the following individual to act as the District’s liaison for homeless children and youth:

Loribeth Quick, Student Services Coordinator

Sterling Elementary School

522 East Gay Street

Warrensburg, Missouri 64093

Ph:  660-747-7478 / Fax:  660-747-9400

The District liaison shall designate and train another District employee to serve as the District liaison in the absence of the District liaison.

School of Origin

For the purposes of this policy, “school of origin” is defined as the school that the student attended when permanently housed or the school in which the student was last enrolled, including a public preschool.  When the student completes the final grade level served by the school of origin, the term shall then include the designated receiving school at the next grade level for all feeder schools.


The selected school shall immediately enroll the homeless student even if the student is unable to produce records normally required for enrollment, such as previous academic records, immunization or other health records, proof of residency or other documentation, and even if the student has missed any application or enrollment deadlines during any period of homelessness.  Outstanding fines, fees or absences shall not present a barrier to enrollment of the student.  However, the District may require a parent/guardian of a homeless student to submit contact information.

Immediately upon identifying the student as being eligible for homeless services, the selected school shall ensure that the student is attending class and participating fully in school activities.


The District will consider the best interest of the homeless student, with parental involvement, in determining whether he or she should be enrolled in the school of origin or the school that non-homeless students who live in the attendance in which the homeless student is actually living are eligible to attend.  In determining the best interest of the student, the District will:

1.   Presume that keeping the student in the school or origin is in the student’s best interest, except when

      doing so is contrary to the request of the student’s parent/guardian.  If the homeless student is

      unaccompanied by a parent/guardian, the District liaison will consider the views of the homeless student in

      deciding where he or she will be educated.

2.   Consider student-centered factors related to the student’s best interest, including factors related to the

       impact of mobility on achievement, education, health and safety of homeless students, giving priority to

       the request of the homeless student’s parent/guardian or the unaccompanied student.

The choice regarding placement shall be made regardless of whether the homeless student lives with his or her parents/guardians or has been temporarily placed elsewhere.

If the District determines that placement should be in the school of origin, the student will continue his or her education in the school of origin for the duration of the homelessness when the student’s family becomes homeless between academic years of during an academic year, and for the remainder of the academic year even if the student becomes permanently housed during the academic year.

If the District determines that it is not in the best interest of the student to attend either the school of origin or the school requested by the parent/guardian or unaccompanied student, the District shall provide a written explanation of the reasons for its determination.  The explanation shall be given in a manner and understandable to the parents/guardians or unaccompanied student and shall include information regarding the right to appeal the District’s determination.

If the student is unaccompanied, the District liaison shall assist the student in placement or enrollment decisions, shall give priority to the views of the student, and shall provide the student with notice of his or her right to appeal the District’s decision.


Each homeless student shall be provided services comparable to the services offered to other students in the District including, but not limited to, transportation services; education services for which the student meets the eligibility criteria, such as education programs for disadvantaged students, student with disabilities and gifted students; programs in career and technical education; school nutrition programs; preschool programs, before- and after-school care programs; and programs for English learners.  Homeless students will not be segregated in a separate school or program within a school based on the students’ status as homeless.


If the homeless student’s school of origin, including a public preschool, and temporary housing are located in the Warrensburg R-VI School District, the District will provide transportation to and from the school or origin at the request of the parent/guardian or District liaison, provided it is in the best interest of the student.

If the homeless student’s school of origin and temporary housing are located in two different school districts, the Districts may agree on a method to apportion the responsibility and costs for providing transportation to the school or origin.  If not agreement is reached, the Districts will equally share the responsibility and costs for transporting the student.  If a homeless student becomes permanently housed in the middle of the school year, the District will continue to provide transportation to the school of origin for the remainder of the school year.  Transportation to the school of origin shall be provided even if a homeless preschooler who is enrolled in a public preschool moves to another District that does not provide a widely available or universal preschool.


When a homeless student enrolls in the District or a District school, the District will immediately contact the school the homeless student last attended in order to obtain academic or other relevant records.

Any records ordinarily kept by the school for each homeless student (including immunization or other health records, academic records, birth certificates, guardianship records and evaluations for special services or programs) shall be maintained so that the District is equipped to provide the student with appropriate services, make necessary referrals and transfer records in a timely fashion when a homeless student enters a new school district.  Copies of records shall be made available upon request to students or parents/guardians in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Responsibilities of District Liaison for Homeless Children and Youth

The District liaison will attend all required professional development and other technical assistance activities as determined appropriate by the Department of elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).  The District shall inform school personnel, service providers and advocates working with homeless families of the duties of the District liaison.  The District liaison will ensure that:

1.   Homeless students, including homeless preschool-age children, are identified by school personnel through

      outreach and coordination activities with other entities and agencies.

2.   Homeless students are enrolled in and have a full and equal opportunity to succeed in schools in the


3.   Homeless families and students have access to and receive education services for which they are eligible,

       including Head Start and Early Head Start, early intervention services under the Individuals with Disabilities

       Education Act (IDEA), and preschool programs administered by the District, as well as referrals to

       healthcare services, dental services, mental health and substance abuse services, housing services and

       other appropriate services based on their assessed needs.

4.   The parents/guardians of homeless students are informed of the educational and related opportunities

       available to their children and are provided with meaningful opportunities to participate in the education

       of their children.

5.   Public notice of the educational rights of homeless students is disseminated in locations frequented by

      parents/guardians, youth and unaccompanied youth, including schools, family shelters, public libraries and

      soup kitchens, in a manner and form understandable to the parents/guardians and youth.

6.   Enrollment disputes are mediated in accordance with law.

7.   The parents/guardians of homeless students and unaccompanied students are fully informed of all

       transportation services, including transportation to the school of origin, and are assisted in accessing

       transportation to the selected school.

8.    Unaccompanied students will be assisted in placement or enrollment decisions, their views will be

       considered, and they will be provided notice of the right to appeal.

9.   School personnel providing services to homeless students and their parents/guardians receive professional

      development and other support.

10.  Unaccompanied students:

  • are enrolled in school;
  • have opportunities to meet the same challenging state academic standards that are established for other students; and,
  • are informed of their status as independent students under laws applicable to higher education and that they may obtain assistance from the District liaison in order to receive verification of this status for the purposes of applying for Federal student aid.

11.   Students who need to obtain immunizations or medical or immunization records will receive assistance.

12.   The District collects and reports reliable, valid and comprehensive date to DESE regarding homeless


13.   All homeless high school students receive information and individualized counseling regarding college

         readiness, college selection, the application process, financial aid and the availability of on-campus


14.   Every effort is made to enroll preschool-age homeless children in preschool if they are not already



Parents/guardians or unaccompanied youth may appeal District decisions regarding eligibility, enrollment or placement in accordance with the Standard complaint Resolution Process adopted by DESE.

1.   Parents/guardians or unaccompanied youth will submit disputes to the District liaison, who will carry out

       the dispute resolution process as expeditiously as possible.  The liaison will provide the parent/guardian or

       unaccompanied youth a written explanation of any decisions relating to eligibility, enrollment or

       placement.  The written explanation will include:

  • a description of the action proposed or refused by the District;
  • an explanation of why the action was proposed or refused;
  • a description of any other options the school considered;
  • the reasons other options were rejected;
  • a description of any other relevant factors to the District’s decision and information related to the eligibility or best interest determination including the facts, witnesses and evidence relied upon and their sources;
  • appropriate timelines to ensure any relevant deadlines are not missed; and,
  • contact information for the local liaison and the State coordinator for homeless children and youth (State coordinator) and a brief description of their respective roles.

2.   The liaison will discuss the explanation with the parent/guardian or unaccompanied youth and answer any

       related questions.

3.   If the explanation provided to the parent/guardian or unaccompanied youth does not resolve the dispute,

      the parent/guardian or unaccompanied youth should notify the liaison, who will provide the

      parent/guardian or unaccompanied youth with the standard State complaint resolution process and ensure

      that the parent/guardian or unaccompanied youth has the contact information for the State coordinator. 

      If requested the liaison will assist any unaccompanied youth in submitted the appeal.

The student will remain enrolled and will be allowed to attend and fully participate in all school activities during the dispute process.

If the parent/guardian or unaccompanied youth are English learners, use a native language other than English, or need additional supports due to a disability, the District shall make translators, interpreters or other support services available without charge and in the appropriate language.







Managing Agency

Missouri (http://www.mo.gov/)


Program Description

The Federal Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), part of the MO HealthNet for Kids program, is a health insurance program for uninsured children of low-income families who do not have access to affordable health insurance.                

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Missouri, under 19 years of age or be a primary care giver with a child under the age of 19, not covered by health insurance (including Medicaid), and a U.S. national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident.


In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:


Household Size*

Maximum Income Level (Per Year)


















*For households with more than eight people, add  $12,480 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

Depending on your income level, you may have to pay a premium for coverage. Please see this state's program information for details.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

You may apply for this benefit online at:   http://www.dss.mo.gov/mhk/appl.htm
Or you may print out the application at:                  
http://www.dss.mo.gov/fsd/formsmanual/pdf/im-1ssl.pdf Program Contact Information

To learn more about Missouri MO HealthNet for Kids, please visit: http://www.dss.mo.gov/mhk/index.htm

For more information on Missouri MO HealthNet for Kids, please call (translation services available):


You may also send an e-mail message to:    mcplus@dss.mo.gov



Prepare a Home Earthquake Plan

  • Choose a safe place in every room – under a sturdy table or desk or against an inside wall where nothing can fall on you.
  • Practice Drop, Cover and Hold On at least twice a year.Drop under a sturdy desk or table, hold onto the desk or table with one hand, and protect the back of the head with the other hand.If there’s no table or desk nearby, kneel on the floor against an interior wall away from windows, bookcases, or tall table or desk nearby, kneel on the floor against an interior wall away from windows, bookcases or tall furniture that could fall on you and protect the back of your head with one hand and your face with the other arm.
  • Choose an out-of-town family contact.
  • Take a first air class from your local Red Cross chapter.Keep your training current.
  • Get training in how to use a fire extinguisher from your local fire department.
  • Inform babysitters and caregivers of your plan.

Eliminate Hazards

  • Consult a professional to find out additional ways you can protect your home, such as bolting the house to its foundation and other structural mitigation techniques.
  • Bolt bookcases, china cabinets and other tall furniture to wall studs.
  • Install strong latches on cupboards.
  • Strap the water heater to wall studs.

Prepare a Disaster Supplies Kit for Home and Car

  • First aid kit and essential medications.
  • Canned food and can opener.
  • At least three gallons of water per person.
  • Protective clothing, rainwear and bedding or sleeping bags
  • Battery-powered radio, flashlight and extra batteries
  • Special items for infant, elderly, or disabled family members
  • Written instructions for how to turn off gas, electricity and water if authorities advise you to do so.(Remember, you’ll need a professional to turn natural gas service back on.)
  • Keeping essentials such as a flashlight and sturdy shoe, by your bedside.

Know What to Do When the Shaking BEGINS

  • DROP, COVER AND HOLD ON!Move only a few steps to a nearby safe place.Stay indoors until the shaking stops and you’re sure it’s safe to exit.Stay away from windows.
  • In a high-rise building, expect the fire alarms and sprinklers to go off during a quake.
  • If you are in bed, hold on and stay there, protecting your head with a pillow.
  • If you are outdoors, find a clear spot away from buildings, trees, and power lines.Drop to the ground.
  • If you are in a car, slow down and drive to a clear place (as described above).Stay in the car until the shaking stops.

Know What to Do AFTER the Shaking Stops

  • Check yourself for injuries.Protect yourself from further danger by putting on long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, sturdy shoes and work gloves.
  • Check others for injuries.Give first aid for serious injuries.
  • Look for and extinguish small fires.Eliminate fire hazards.Turn off the gas if you smell gas or think it’s leaking.(Remember, only a professional should turn it back on.)
  • Listen to the radio for instructions.
  • Expect aftershocks.Each time you feel one, DROP, COVER AND HOLD ON!
  • Inspect your home for damage.Get everyone out if your home is unsafe.
  • Use the telephone only to report life-threatening emergencies.


Asbestos Annual Notification


The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986 (referred to as AHERA) was enacted by Congress in 1987.  AHERA was enacted to determine the extent of and develop solutions for any problem schools may have with asbestos.


We continue to have our facilities inspected by the Asbestos Program Manager and their representatitves.  In addition, a certified inspector inspects the facility every three years as required by AHERA.  All areas at this time are in good condition (non-friable) and show no change.


A copy of the asbestos management plan is available for your inspection in our administrative offices during regular office hours.  Our Asbestos Program Manager will answer all inquiries regarding the plan.


We will continue to implement the asbestos management plan.  We are intent on not only complying with, but also exceeding, federal, state and local regulations in this area.  We plan on taking whatever steps are necessary to ensure your children and our employees have a healthy, safe environment in which to learn and work.










The Warrensburg R-VI School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:



Michael Scott, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services

438 E. Market St.

Warrensburg, MO 64093

(660) 747-7823


For further information on discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights enforcement office that serves your area, or

call 1-800-421-3481.