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North Little Rock School District
Parent -Student Handbook
Pre-Kindergarten through 12th Grade
NLRSD
2016
2017
North Little Rock Public Schools
Kelly Rodgers
Superintendent
2700 Poplar Street
North Little Rock, Arkansas
(501) 771-8000
www.nlrsd.org
NORTH LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT
Office of the Superintendent
Dear North Little Rock School District Students and Parents,
Welcome back to another exciting school year in the North Little Rock School District! I hope your
summer break brought plenty of fun and relaxation. A new school year offers a fresh beginning and
opportunities for new learning experiences. This is always such an exciting time because of the
positive energy our students, staff, parents and community members bring. It's a time when we
collectively pour our thoughts and actions into ensuring our children are prepared to succeed. As a
district, we are committed to making every moment count for all students in 2016-2017.
Every NLRSD staff member from the teachers and administrators, to staff who serve meals and those
who maintain our facilities and fleets have been working hard for the opening of the new school year.
We've all set very high expectations and made plans so every NLRSD student will enjoy a rigorous
and relevant education.
Our commitment to our community is to serve and care about each and every student and to do all we
can to ensure our educational team is truly, “World Class.”
Students, I want you to know your success is the mission of this district. In this district, we have set
high expectations for the behavior and conduct of our students. Whether in class, after-school
activities, or visiting with friends during lunch, remember your safety at school is what matters most.
The Parent-Student Handbook is your guide to understanding what is expected of you each day to
ensure you are safe and every school is an orderly place to learn and succeed. We know each of you
will someday graduate and leave us. We consider it our duty that you move on with the confidence
and preparation needed to be productive in college, your career and your community. Carefully read
the dress code regulations, attendance policies, and other procedures which all students are required
to follow.
Parents, your children are going back to school, and so are you. Although you won't need a pencil or
backpack, you are an integral part of their success. We need you on our team, working with teachers,
giving us feedback and making sure your children come to school each day ready to work hard. We
can't do this without you. It is, in fact, your interest and enthusiasm that will most inspire our
students to do their best. Ultimately your guidance and nurturing will help them develop a lifelong
love of learning.
The Parent-Student Handbook is a tool to assist parents and students in understanding the policies,
purposes, rules and regulations in the North Little Rock School District. Please spend time reading
the contents of the handbook; it should be used as a resource throughout the school year. Please
contact your school principal with any questions pertaining to the handbook. Our vision is “World
Class Schools for World Class Students.”
All the best in the new school year,
Kelly Rodgers, Superintendent
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NORTH LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT
2700 Poplar, North Little Rock, AR 72114
(501) 771-8000
Mr. Kelly Rodgers, Superintendent
2016 - 2017 BOARD OF EDUCATION
Mrs. Dorothy Williams
Zone 1, (September 2016)
Email: [email protected]
1825 Ben Street
945-0696
North Little Rock, AR 72117
Mr. Tracy Steele
Zone 2, (September 2018)
Email: [email protected]
301 West 18th St.
580-9514
North Little Rock, AR 72114
Mr. Darrell Montgomery
72 Cliffwood Circle
Zone 3, (September 2018
North Little Rock, AR 72118
(Mailing address: P.O. Box 2005, North Little Rock, AR 72115
Email: [email protected]
Mrs. Taniesha Richardson-Wiley
Zone 4, (September 2016)
Email: [email protected]
1500 W. 55th Street
North Little Rock, AR 72118
Mr. Scott Teague
Zone 5, (September 2017)
Email: [email protected]
8236 Windsor Valley Dr.834-4227
North Little Rock, AR 72116
Mrs. Sandi Campbell
Zone 6
(September 2017)
Email: [email protected]
3600 Royal Oak Drive 753-7705
North Little Rock, AR 72118
Mr. Luke King
Zone 7, (September 2018)
Email: [email protected]
3501 Lakeview Road
North Little Rock, AR 72116
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COMPLAINTS, PROBLEM SOLVING AND
APPEAL PROCEDURE
A good communication link between the school and the home is necessary if students are to
receive the maximum benefit from the educational opportunities available to them in the schools
of North Little Rock. Good communication results from open, frequent and objective dialogue
among students, teachers, parents and school administrators.
Most school problems are the result of poor communication among the parties involved.
Proper communication usually solves most, if not all, problems that are related to the school. In
order to ensure problems are discussed and solved as quickly and fairly as possible, the following
procedure is to be employed in the North Little Rock School District.
If a parent becomes concerned about a problem at the classroom level, the parent should
make an appointment with the teacher and thoroughly discuss the matter. Most problems are
solved at this level. Should the problem not be solved through discussions between the teacher
and parent, or if the problem is not related to classroom activities, the parent should contact the
principal for further attempts to find a workable solution.
If a parent is not satisfied with solutions offered at the building level, the matter may be
appealed to the appropriate education director or assistant superintendent at the District
Administration Office. The phone number is 771-8000.
After other appeals have been exhausted, the parent may appeal to the Superintendent of
Schools. The Superintendent may uphold, overturn or modify decisions made by other District
administrators. An appeal of a decision by the Superintendent may be heard only by the School
Board while an official meeting of the Board is being held.
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Handbook Outline
Parents this handbook is divided into three sections (Elementary, Secondary
and General). Our goal is to make finding information easier. Some practices and
procedures will not apply to all students; therefore, you will find some differences
in the elementary and secondary sections. The general section will apply to all
students. The dress code applies to all students even though it is located in the
Secondary section. Please read the sections of this book that applies to your
child(ren) and sign the signature pages that are sent home with your child(ren) the
first week of school. Thank you for thinking “World Class!”
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Table of Contents
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL INFORMATION ............................................................................. 5
PLACEMENT OF MULTIPLE SIBLINGS ..................................................................................... 6
GIFTED AND TALENTED EDUCATION ......................................................................................6
ALTERNATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS..........................................................................6
HONOR ROLL ....................................................................................................................................7
ACCELERATION FOR K-5 SCHOOLS ......................................................................................... 7
PARTIES & GIFT DELIVERIES…………………………………………………………………8
PHYSICAL EDUCATION ................................................................................................................ 8
STUDENT RETENTION AND PLACEMENT ...............................................................................8
TARDIES & CHECKOUT POLICIES……………………………………………………………8
SECONDARY SCHOOL INFORMATION ................................................................................. 9
IDENTIFICATION BADGES (SECONDARY SCHOOLS) ....................................................... 10
STUDENT VEHICLES .................................................................................................................... 10
STUDENT DRESS AND GROOMING ......................................................................................... 10
SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES ...................................................................................................... 12
ACTIVITIES ..................................................................................................................................... 12
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS/EQUAL ACCESS ...................................................................... 12
YEARBOOK..................................................................................................................................... 12
ACADEMICS ................................................................................................................................... 13
CONCURRENT CREDIT .......................................................................................................... 13
CORRESPONDENCE COURSES ................................................................................................. 13
GIFTED AND TALENTED EDUCATION ................................................................................... 14
ALTERNATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS ...................................................................... 15
SMART CORE CURRICULUM AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS…(2016/2017)........ 15
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS ............................................................................................... 16
SMART CORE CURRICULUM AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS…(2018 & After) .... 18
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS ............................................................................................... 19
EARLY GRADUATION ................................................................................................................. 21
HONOR ROLL ................................................................................................................................. 21
HONOR GRADUATES ................................................................................................................... 22
DISTINGUISHED HONOR GRADUATES .................................................................................. 22
RECOGNITION OF DECEASED STUDENT AT GRADUATION ........................................... 22
ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES ...................................................................................... 23
PHYSICAL EDUCATION .............................................................................................................. 23
PROMOTION/RETENTION/COURSE CREDIT FOR 6-12 SCHOOLS ................................... 23
POSSESSION AND USE OF CELL PHONES AND OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES .........24
CLASSIFICATION OF STUDENTS ............................................................................................. 25
RECOVERING CREDITS .............................................................................................................. 25
REPEATING COURSES TO IMPROVE GRADES ..................................................................... 26
DROPPING COURSES ................................................................................................................... 26
DETERMINING COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS ....................................................... 26
CHECKING OUT OF SCHOOL .................................................................................................... 27
WORK PERMITS ............................................................................................................................ 27
EXAM EXEMPTIONS…………………………………………………………………………..27
TARDIES-SECONDARY CAMPUSES 6-12……………………………………………………27
DISCIPLINE RUBRIC FOR NLR SECONDARY………………………………………………28
GENERAL………………………………………………………………………….……………27
STUDENT SERVICES .................................................................................................................... 33
STUDENT BEHAVIOR .................................................................................................................. 34
PROHIBITED CONDUCT .............................................................................................................. 34
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BEHAVIOR AT SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ...................................................................................... 35
EXTRA CURICULAR ACTIVITY CONDUCT ........................................................................... 35
BANNING VIOLATORS FROM EXTRACURRICULAR EVENTS ......................................... 36
BULLYING ....................................................................................................................................... 36
BUS CONDUCT ............................................................................................................................... 38
STUDENT TRANSPORTATION REGULATIONS ..................................................................... 39
EMERGENCY DRILLS................................................................................................................... 41
CARE OF SCHOOL PROPERTY ................................................................................................... 41
CHECKING STUDENTS OUT EARLY ........................................................................................ 41
CONDUCT TO AND FROM SCHOOL......................................................................................... 41
CORPORAL PUNISHMENT .......................................................................................................... 41
DELIVERIES……………………………………………………………………………………41
DISORDERLY ACTIVITIES .......................................................................................................... 42
DETENTION .................................................................................................................................... 42
DISCIPLINING STUDENTS WITH IDEA DISABILITIES (IDEA) .......................................... 42
DISTRIBUTION OF LITERATURE .............................................................................................. 42
DISRUPTION OF SCHOOL ........................................................................................................... 42
DRUG DOG ...................................................................................................................................... 43
DRUGS AND ALCOHOL ............................................................................................................... 43
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ........................................................................................... 44
LASER POINTER ............................................................................................................................ 45
EXPULSION ..................................................................................................................................... 45
INSULT OR ABUSE OF A TEACHER/SCHOOL EMPLOYEE ................................................ 46
LEAVING SCHOOL DURING SCHOOL DAY ........................................................................... 46
BACKPACKS ................................................................................................................................... 46
PUBLIC DISPLAY OF AFFECTION ............................................................................................ 46
SEARCH, SEIZURE AND INTERROGATION ........................................................................... 46
SEXUAL HARASSMENT .............................................................................................................. 47
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SCHOOL UNIFORM DRESS CODE (K through 8 GRADE) ................................................. 48
SCHOOL UNIFORM DRESS CODE POLICY (NLR ACADEMY) .......................................... 50
SUSPENSION FROM SCHOOL .................................................................................................... 51
TESTING OFFENSE .…………………………………………………….………………………...52
TRUANCY …………………………………………………………………………………..………53
TOBACCO AND TOBACCO PRODUCTS .................................................................................. 53
WEAPONS AND DANGEROUS INSTRUMENTS ..................................................................... 53
ATTENDANCE ................................................................................................................................ 54
ABSENCES ....................................................................................................................................... 54
ABSENCES FOR SCHOOL BUSINESS ....................................................................................... 56
ARRIVAL TIME AT SCHOOL ...................................................................................................... 56
COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE AGE ......................................................................................... 56
CHANGE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION ............................................................................... 56
ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS .................................................................................................... 56
IMMUNIZATIONS .......................................................................................................................... 58
FOSTER STUDENTS ...................................................................................................................... 60
HOMELESS STUDENTS ................................................................................................................ 60
UNACCOMPANIED YOUTH ........................................................................................................ 63
HOME SCHOOLING ....................................................................................................................... 63
MAKE-UP WORK ........................................................................................................................... 63
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SCHOOL CLOSING IN INCLEMENT WEATHER .................................................................... 64
STUDENT ASSIGNMENTS ........................................................................................................... 64
STUDENT TRANSFERS ................................................................................................................ 64
RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS .................................................................................................... 65
SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES ...................................................................................................... 66
COMMUNICABLE DISEASES AND PARASITES .................................................................... 66
CONTACT BY PARENTS .............................................................................................................. 66
CONTACT BY NON-CUSTODIAL PARENTS ........................................................................... 67
CONTACT BY LAW ENFORCEMENT, SOCIAL SERVICES, OR BY COURT ORDER ..... 67
CHILD NUTRITION ....................................................................................................................... 68
GUIDANCE SERVICES ................................................................................................................. 68
HEALTH SCREENINGS ................................................................................................................ 68
HOMEBOUND SERVICES ............................................................................................................ 69
INJURIES/ILLNESSES AT SCHOOL ........................................................................................... 69
LOST AND FOUND ........................................................................................................................ 69
STUDENT MEDICATIONS ........................................................................................................... 69
PTA ASSOCIATION ....................................................................................................................... 71
PARENT CONFERENCES AND VISISTS ................................................................................... 71
STUDENT INSURANCE ................................................................................................................ 71
TELEPHONES.................................................................................................................................. 71
VISITORS ......................................................................................................................................... 71
WELLNESS ...................................................................................................................................... 71
ONLINE PARENT ACCESS .......................................................................................................... 72
HOMEWORK ................................................................................................................................... 72
STUDENT TRANSFERS PURSUANT TO THE 2013 DESEGREGATION
SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT .......................................................................................... 72
SCHOOL CHOICE ........................................................................................................................... 73
COMPUTER USE POLICY ............................................................................................................ 76
NETWORK APPROPRIATE USE REGULATIONS ................................................................... 77
DISTRICT WEB SITE ..................................................................................................................... 79
PHYSICAL EDUCATION .............................................................................................................. 80
REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973 (SECTION 504) ................................................................... 80
RELIGION IN SCHOOLS ............................................................................................................... 80
REPORTING STUDENT PROGRESS .......................................................................................... 81
GRADING ......................................................................................................................................... 81
SCHEDULES/CLASS ASSIGNMENTS........................................................................................ 82
SPECIAL EDUCATION .................................................................................................................. 82
PRIVACY OF STUDENTS’ RECORDS/DIRECTORY INFORMATION ................................ 82
SUMMER SCHOOL ........................................................................................................................ 85
SUPPLIES ......................................................................................................................................... 85
TESTING PROGRAM ..................................................................................................................... 85
TEXTBOOKS ................................................................................................................................... 85
NO BULLYING POLICY ............................................................................................................... 86
APPENDIX ....................................................................................................................................... 87
ASBESTOS HAZARD RESPONSE ACT ......................................................................... 87
ARKANSAS SCHOOL LAW GOVERNING SCHOOL ATTENDANCE .................... 87
COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS ..................................................... 88
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ARKANSAS LAW (ACT 1149 OF 1999) MAKING PARENTS RESPONSIBLE
FOR ALLOWING MINORS TO POSSESS FIREARMS ON SCHOOL
PROPERTY ............................................................................................................... 88
ARKANSAS LAW (ACT 567 OF 2001) AN ACT MAKING THE ACT OF
COMMUNICATING A FALSE ALARM TO AN EDUCATIONAL
INSTITUTION A CLASS D FELONY ................................................................... 89
ARKANSAS LAW ESTABLISHING THE OFFENSE OF COMMUNICATING
A DEATH THREAT CONCERNING A SCHOOL EMPLOYEE OR
STUDENT (ACT 1046 OF 2001 ............................................................................. 89
PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES UNDER SECTION 504 OF
THE REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973 ............................................................... 89
SECTION 504 GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES ................................................................... 92
4.13 PRIVACY OF STUDENTS’ RECORDS/DIRECTORY INFORMATION .............. 93
5.19A INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS ........................................................................ 95
5.19 EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES/FIELD TRIPS ............................................... 96
ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS (MIDDLE SCHOOL) .................................................. ..98
ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS (SENIOR HIGH) ......................................................... ..98
STUDENTS WITH AN INDIVIDUAL EDUATION PROGRAM (IEP) ....................... .98
ARKANSAS ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATION .................................................................... 98
6.6 FUND RAISING ........................................................................................................... 99
6.12 PARENTAL/COMMUNITY/INVOVLEMENT-SCHOOL ..................................... 99
PARENT SIGNATURE PAGES ....................................................................................... 101
STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY ................................................................. 104
EMERGENCY PROCEDURE INFORMATION ................................................. 106
STATE TESTING AGREEMENT ........................................................................ 108
4.29 FORM-STUDENT INTERNET USE AGREEMENT ................................. 110
SMART CORE INFORMED CONSENT FORM ................................................ 114
SMART CORE WAIVER FORM ......................................................................... 116
VOLUNTEER SURVEY ....................................................................................... 118
PHOTO/VIDEO RELEASE ................................................................................... 120
4.13F-OBJECTION TO PUBLICATION OF DIRECTORY
INFORMATION ......................................................................................... 122
VISION AND HEARING SCREENINGS ............................................................ 124
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North Little Rock Elementary
Rosie Coleman: Executive Director of Elementary Education
Phone:
501-771-8021 Email:
[email protected]
Thank you for allowing the North Little Rock School District to educate your child (ren). It is our belief that the
elementary schools set the foundation for lifelong learning and give our students a love for learning. The members of
our faculty, almost without exception, begin each day with honorable intentions, work tirelessly on behalf of their
students, and use the best strategies they possess to promote student success. These teachers define their role as doing
whatever it takes to ensure their students’ success.
North Little Rock Elementary Campusesst are reshaping the vision of teaching and learning by preparing teachers to
teach our students during this age of 21 Century learning. We are beginning as early as Pre-K to prepare our
students for college and career readiness. We continue to build ambitious growth goals for each student.
Effective implementation of the new teacher evaluation system will help to promote teacher growth and effectiveness.
Our purpose and goal is to ensure that ALL students receive the education that they need and deserve in order for
them to have a much greater chance of progressing on a path filled with opportunities for success in college and life.
Please do not hesitate to contact our department should you have a question, a concern, or a comment. We are here to
serve the students of this district.
Elementary Schools
Amboy Elementary
771-8185
Lakewood Elementary
101 Auburn Drive, 72118
Allen Pennington, Principal
Boone Park Elementary
340-5160
Meadow Park Elementary
1401 Crutcher Street, 72114
Abby Stone, Principal
Crestwood Elementary
771-8190
Pike View Early Child Center
771-8170
441 McCain Boulevard, 72116
Jody Edrington, Principal
955-3630
Ridgeroad Elementary
4901 E. 19th Street, 72117
Carol Thornton, Principal
Indian Hills Elementary
955-3620
801 E. Bethany Road, 72117
April McKinley, Principal
1901 Crestwood Road, 72116
Lori Smith, Principal
Glenview Elementary
771-8270
1800 Fairway Avenue, 72116
Sara Logan, Principal
771-8155
4601 Ridge Road, 72116
Matthew How, Principal
835-5622
Seventh Street Elementary
6800 Indian Hills Drive, 72116
Shanda Coleman, Principal
1200 Bishop Lindsey Avenue, 72114
Kim Starr, Principal
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340-5170
PLACEMENT OF MULTIPLE BIRTH SIBLINGS
The parent, guardian or other person having charge or custody of multiple birth siblings in grades
pre-K through 5 may request that the multiple birth siblings arethplaced in either the same or separate
classrooms. The request shall be in writing not later than the 14 calendar day prior to the first day of
classes at the beginning of the academic year. The school shall honor the request unless it would require
the school to add an additional class to the sibling’s grade level. If one parent of multiple birth siblings
requests a placement that differs from that of the other parent of the same multiple birth siblings, the
school shall determine the appropriate placement of the siblings.
The school may change the classroom placement of one or more of the multiple birth siblings if:
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There have been a minimum of 30 instructional days since the start of the school year; and
After consulting with each classroom teacher in which the siblings were placed, the school
determines the parent’s classroom placement request is:
Detrimental to the educational achievement of one or more of the siblings;
Disruptive to the siblings’ assigned classroom learning environment; or
Disruptive to the school’s educational or disciplinary environment.
If a parent believes the school has not followed the requirements of this policy, the parent may
appeal the multiple birth siblings’ classroom placement to the Superintendent.
GIFTED AND TALENTED EDUCATION
The North Little Rock School District believes that developing the unique potential of the
gifted and talented student in order to realize his/her contribution to self and society requires
differentiated educational programs and/or services beyond those normally provided by the
regular school program. Each gifted and talented student needs time during the school
experience to work with intellectual peers, work alone in independent study, and work with
mainstream students.
The talents of all students within the District are cultivated through the various activities
offered by the schools. Additionally, teachers shall modify the curriculum for identified gifted
and talented students.
A multiple criteria case study method is used to identify students whose needs require the
gifted and talented program. This process is handled through the principals, and
teacher/facilitator in each building. The process includes nominations, screening, selection, and
placement in appropriate program options. Anyone may nominate a student for the gifted and
talented program at any time.
Please, call the Facilitator for Gifted and Talented in the student’s building or the office
of the coordinator gifted and talented at 771-8054, if you have questions.
ALTERNATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
The district shall have an alternative learning environment (ALE) which shall be part
of an intervention program designed to provide guidance, counseling, and academic support to
students who are experiencing emotional, social, extreme behavior or academic problems.
The superintendent or his/her designee shall appoint an Alternative Education Placement
Team which shall have the responsibility of determining student placement in the ALE. Students
who are placed in the ALE shall exhibit at least two of the following characteristics:
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• Disruptive behavior
• Drop out from school
• Personal or family problems or situations
• Recurring absenteeism
• Transition to or from residential programs
For the purposes of the ALE, personal or family problems or other situations that negatively
affect the student’s academic and social progress will be considered when making placement.
HONOR ROLL
Students in grades 1-5 shall be recognized on honor roll each nine weeks grading period.
A student must make a B or above to be considered an honor roll student. Students who display
disruptive behaviors may not be recognized on honor roll.
The grading scale for all schools in the district shall be as follows:
A=
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100-90
89-80
79-70
69-60
59 and below
Parents who do not want their child’s name included on honor roll must submit a request in
writing to the building principal.
ACCELERATION FOR K-5 SCHOOLS
When high academic achievement is evident, a student may be recommended for acceleration
into a higher grade.
The Process:
1.
Recommendation by the teacher or parent to the GT facilitator and building
principal.
2.
Data gathering including but not limited to the following: Gifted Files,
Intellectual Ability, Standardized Testing, Behavior Rating Scales, Grades,
Teacher Interview, Student Interview, Parent Interview.
3.
Committee meeting which includes but is not limited to the following:
Gifted Programs Coordinator, current and previous teacher(s), gifted facilitator,
parent(s)/guardian(s), counselor, school administrator
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Decision is made and student is placed at the appropriate level with parent
permission for change of placement.
5.
If there is a disagreement in the decision, the Gifted Programs Appeal Process
may be followed.
*These data should indicate ability above grade level and concern that the student s needs may
not be met at the present grade.
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Considerations:
1. A comprehensive psychological evaluation of the child’s intellectual functioning,
academic skill levels, and social-emotional adjustment may be included.
2. Multiple criteria as listed in the process above will be considered.
PARTIES & GIFT DELIVERIES
All school parties are scheduled by the school. There are only a few occasions that schools hold parties
during the school day. These days and criteria to follow shall be shared by the school. At no time is it
acceptable to deliver or have delivered balloons or gifts to the school for students.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Students in grades K-5 shall be required to take physical education unless a doctor’s
statement is on file in the principal’s office recommending that the student be excused from this
activity.
Any student who has religious objections to certain activities in the physical education
program will be allowed to substitute other activities. Religious objections must have supportive
documentation.
Upon written request from the parents, a student may be excused from physical education
activities on a temporary basis due to illness or injury.
STUDENT RETENTION AND PLACEMENT
The Principal will develop a Retention Committee which will assist in the development
of the retention list. The principal (or designee) will notify the parent by letter with the details of
the decision of the school concerning their student. If there is doubt concerning the promotion or
retention of a student, or their required retaking of a course, a conference between the
parents/guardians, teacher(s), other pertinent personnel, and principal shall be held before a final
decision is made. The conference shall be held at a time and place that best accommodates those
participating in the conference. The school shall document participation or non-participation in
required conferences. If the conference attendees fail to agree concerning the student’s
placement, the final decision to promote or retain shall rest with the Executive Director of
Elementary Education after review of records and any data pertinent to academics, absenteeism
or tardies.
Students who do not meet ADE’s minimum proficiency benchmark on their grade level
ACTAAP Exams shall be required to participate in an individualized academic improvement
plan (AIP). Each AIP shall be developed by school personnel and the student’s parents and shall
be designed to assist the student in attaining the expected achievement level. The AIP shall also
state the parent’s role as well as the consequences for the student’s failure to participate in the
plan, which shall include course failure and/or the student’s retention in their present grade.
TARDIES-Elementary Campuses K-5
It is imperative that students arrive at school on time and remain at school throughout the
school day. Tardies and early check-outs are very disruptive to the educational process.
Excessive tardies and/or early check-outs (10 per semester) will affect attendance and may
result in reporting to juvenile authorities.
Six (6) tardies will be counted as an absence.
Please avoid checking out children before the dismissal bell rings unless there is an
emergency. Any student arriving after the first bell in the morning will be counted tardy.
Students who are tardy must be signed in through the office by the parents. No student can be
checked out after 2:00 p.m. Any student being checked-out before the first dismissal bell
(2:30), will be documented as an afternoon tardy. Exceptions can be made for medical or other
necessary appointments. Written documentation is required.
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North Little Rock Secondary
Dr. Beth Stewart, Deputy Superintendent
Phone:
501-771-8009
Email: [email protected]
Sherri Pettit: Administrative Assistant
Phone: 501-771-8010
Email: [email protected]
We believe that every student deserves a World Class education. This means
that our students are sought after by not only local and state-wide employers, but are
nationally and globally competitive.
North Little Rock School District is able to provide students with 21
st
century skills and opportunities that few districts in the state of Arkansas can offer.
With the implementation of a new Advanced Manufacturing program, being
district wide Project Lead The Way along with new facilities, an award winning
fine arts department, state champion athletics the North Little Rock School
District is continuing its proud tradition of being a World Class School for World
Class Students.
Thank you for choosing to be a Charging Wildcat!
Secondary Schools
North Little Rock Middle
2400 Lakeview Road, 72116
Lee Tackett, Principal
North Little Rock High
771-8200
771-8250
101 West 22nd Street, 72114
Randy Rutherford, Principal
North Little Rock Academy
5500 Lynch Drive, 72117
Charles Jones, Principal
955-3600
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771-8100
INDENTIFICATION BADGES (secondary schools)
 Badges may be taken off during physical activity classes, but must be put back on if
leaving class for any reason.
 The first hard, plastic ID badge will be free of charge. Replacement of plastic ID badges
will be at replacement cost. These will be charged to the student’s debt list.
 Student ID badges MUST be worn by any student entering Saturday school.
 To be eligible to sit in the student section at extracurricular activities.
Students are to wear the badges visibly when riding daily route school buses and
scheduled home delivery buses after school activities. Coaches, sponsors and/or chaperones will
determine if ID badges are required to be worn on field trips or extracurricular activity buses.
Students must be able to produce it to the driver at all times. Badges may be marked, coded or
encrypted to identify the student and the student’s assigned bus route. Admission to a school bus
may be denied for not showing a proper ID badge and/or attempting to use a badge marked,
coded or encrypted for another bus.
STUDENT VEHICLES
Students, who have presented a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance to the appropriate
office personnel, may drive their vehicle to school. Students will be charged for a Parking Permit.
Additional cost shall be added in the event of parking citations Vehicles driven to school shall be
parked in the area designated for student parking. Parking on school property is a privilege which
may be denied to a student for any disciplinary violation, at the discretion of the student's building
principal. Students are not permitted to loiter in parking areas and are not to return to their vehicles
during the school day for any reason unless given permission to do so by school personnel.
It is understood that there is no expectation of privacy in vehicles in parking areas. Drivers of
vehicles parked on a school campus will be held accountable for illegal substances or any other item
prohibited by District policy found in their vehicle. The act of a student parking a vehicle on campus
is a grant of permission for school or law enforcement authorities to search that vehicle.
Students ages 14 or older are permitted to ride motorcycles to school. The school cannot be
responsible for stolen property or damage to vehicles.
STUDENT DRESS AND GROOMING
Student dress and grooming are the responsibility of the student and his/her
parent/guardian(s). When a student’s dress or grooming disrupts the learning process, the
principal or his/her designee has the responsibility to take action.
The following guidelines are to be used in determining appropriate dress and grooming in the
school environment:
 Dress and grooming are to be in keeping with health, safety, and sanitary practices.
 Students may not wear clothing or hairstyles that can be hazardous in educational
activities such as lab, shop, physical education or art classes.
Shoes must be worn as required by law. Flip flops (made of rubber or plastic), beach footwear,
slippers, heelys (skate shoes) and similar footwear are inappropriate for school and are not to be
worn.
 Clothing and accessories are not to substantially disrupt the education process.
 Students are not to wear clothing, buttons, patches, jewelry or any other items with
words, phrases, symbols, pictures or signs that are indecent, profane, suggestive or
inflammatory or that have negative overtones that appear to be derogatory or
discriminatory.
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Students are not to wear suggestive or revealing clothing that diverts attention from the
learning process or that may lead to a student being insulted, assaulted or approached
disrespectfully
Students are not to wear sunglasses, caps, coats or hats in the building. Coats may be
worn in breezeway or open areas of the building during inclement weather. Students are
not to wear clothing, outerwear, pins, symbols or insignia of prohibited organizations or
street gangs while at school or at any school related activity.
Students are prohibited from wearing, while on the grounds of a public school during the
regular school day and at school sponsored activities and events the following:
o No tank tops or underwear as outer garments;
o No spandex clothing/leggings worn as outer garments;
o No shorts or skirts more than three (3) inches above the top of the knee;
o No pajamas;
o No clothing with negative overtones that appear to be derogatory or
discriminatory;
o No clothing or accessories that are profane, suggestive or inflammatory;
o No shirts or blouses tied at the midriff, clothing with bare midriff, or not
properly fastened;
o No clothing or accessories of prohibited organizations or street gangs ;
o No pants that fall/sag below the waistline;
o No bandannas;
o No head coverings (unless for religious reasons); and
o No clothing that exposes underwear or clothing worn as under garments,
buttocks or the breast.
If in the judgment of the administration, a student’s attire is a health hazard or a
distraction to the educational atmosphere of the school, the student may be sent home to
make proper adjustments before returning to school. Disciplinary action may occur if
grooming or dress violations continue.
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SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES
ACTIVITIES
Eligibility to participate in athletic activities and all other interscholastic activities is
governed by the Arkansas Department of Education and the Arkansas Activities Association.
Eligibility to be a cheerleader is determined by the same standards as athletic participation.
Clubs and organizations related to special interests or subject areas do not have minimum
grade requirements except those clubs and organizations that are governed by charters from
parent organizations.
All clubs and student organizations shall operate under the direction of the principal and
shall be under the supervision of a staff member appointed or approved by the principal.
Membership to student organizations and clubs shall not be restricted on the basis of race,
sex, national origin or other arbitrary criteria. Entry shall not be by decision of the current
membership of the organization.
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS/EQUAL ACCESS
Non-curriculum-related secondary school student organizations wishing to conduct meetings on
school premises during non-instructional time shall not be denied equal access on the basis of the
religious, political, philosophical, or other content of the speech at such meetings. Such meetings must
meet the following criteria.
1.
2.
3.
4.
The meeting is to be voluntary and student initiated;
There is no sponsorship of the meeting by the school, the government, or its agents or employees;
The meeting must occur during non-instructional time;
Employees or agents of the school are present at religious meetings only in a nonparticipatory capacity;
5. The meeting does not materially and substantially interfere with the orderly conduct of
educational activities within the school; and
6. Non-school persons may not direct, conduct, control, or regularly attend activities of student groups.
All meetings held on school premises must be scheduled and approved by the principal.
The school, its agents, and employees retain the authority to maintain order and discipline, to
protect the well- being of students and faculty, and to assure that attendance of students at
meetings is voluntary.
Fraternities, sororities, and secret societies are forbidden in the District’s schools.
Membership to student organizations shall not be by a vote of the organization’s members, nor
be restricted by the student’s race, religion, sex, national origin, or other arbitrary criteria.
Hazing, as defined by law, is forbidden in connection with initiation into, or affiliation with,
any student organization, extracurricular activity or sport program. Students who are convicted
of participation in hazing or the failure to report hazing shall be expelled.
YEARBOOK
Commercially prepared yearbook shall be produced at the high school level only.
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ACADEMICS
CONCURRENT CREDIT
A ninth through twelve grade student who successfully completes a college course(s) from
an institution approved by the Arkansas Department of Education shall be given credit toward high
school grades and graduation at the rate of one (1) high school credit for each three (3) semester
hours of college credit. Unless approved by the school’s principal, prior to enrolling for the
course, the concurrent credit shall be applied toward the student’s graduation requirements as an
elective.
A student taking a three-semester hour remedial/developmental education course, as
permitted by the ADE Rules Governing Concurrent College and High School Credit, shall be the
equivalent of one-half unit of credit for an elective. The remedial/developmental education course
cannot be used to meet the core subject area/unit requirements in English and Mathematics.
Participation in the concurrent high school and college credit program must be documented
by a written agreement between:
 The District’s student, and his or her parent(s) or guardian(s) if the public school
student is under the age of eighteen (18);
 The District; and
 The publicly supported community college, technical college, four-year college or
university or private institution the student attends to take the concurrent credit
course
Students are responsible for having the transcript for the concurrent credit course(s) they’ve
taken sent to their school in order to receive credit for the course(s). Credit for concurrent credit
courses will not be given until a transcript is received. Transcripts for students taking concurrent
credit courses as partial fulfillment of the required full day of class for students in grades 9-12 are to
be received by the school within two (2) school days of the end of the semester in which the course
is taken. Students may not receive credit for the course(s) taken or the credit may be delayed if the
transcripts are not received in time, or at all. This may jeopardize students’ eligibility for
extracurricular activities, graduation or timely summer school determinations.
Students will retain credit applied toward a course required for high school graduation
from a previously attended, accredited, public school. Any and all costs of higher education
courses take for concurrent credit are the student’s responsibility.
CORRESPONDENCE COURSES
A student in grades 9-12 may earn no more than two credits through coursework not listed in
the current Career Action Plan (CAP) book, in order to meet graduation requirements. This includes
correspondence courses through selected district sources only and college courses that are not part of
the concurrent credit agreement between the school district and the college. The Virtual High School
is now considered a separate school, therefore, if a student is enrolled in the Arkansas Virtual High
School, they are no longer a student of the North Little Rock School District. College/concurrent
courses that are included in the North Little Rock High School CAP book or master schedule are
excluded from this provision.
Prior to enrollment in a correspondence course, or other course for which graduation credit
will be granted, a request shall be made to the counselor for approval to enroll in a course through
an authorized district provider. The counselor shall supervise the correspondence program, but it is
the student’s responsibility to meet all requirements and deadlines in the program.
Seniors enrolled in a correspondence course to earn units required for graduation bear the
responsibility of submitting a completed course grade to the guidance department prior to
graduation at the end of the term in order to receive a diploma.
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GIFTED AND TALENTED EDUCATION
The North Little Rock School District believes that developing the unique potential of the
gifted and talented student in order to realize his/her contribution to self and society requires
differentiated educational programs and/or services beyond those normally provided by the
regular school program. Each gifted and talented student needs time during the school
experience to work with intellectual peers, work alone in independent study, and work with
mainstream students.
The talents of all students within the District are cultivated through the various activities
offered by the schools. Additionally, teachers shall modify the curriculum for identified gifted
and talented students.
A multiple criteria case study method is used to identify students whose needs require the
gifted and talented program. This process is handled through the principals, and
teacher/facilitator in each building. The process includes nominations, screening, selection, and
placement in appropriate program options. Anyone may nominate a student for the gifted and
talented program at any time.
Please, call the facilitator for gifted and talented in the student’s building or the office of
the coordinator gifted and talented at 771-8054, if you have questions.
ALTERNATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
The district shall have an alternative learning environment (ALE) which shall be part of
an intervention program designed to provide guidance, counseling, and academic support to
students who are experiencing emotional, social, or academic problems.
The superintendent or his/her designee shall appoint an Alternative Education Placement
Team which shall have the responsibility of determining student placement in the ALE. Students
who are placed in the ALE shall exhibit at least two of the following characteristics:
• Disruptive behavior
• Drop out from school
• Personal or family problems or situations
• Recurring absenteeism
• Transition to or from residential programs
For the purposes of the ALE, personal or family problems or other situations that negatively
affect the student’s academic and social progress will be considered when making placement.
These may include, but are not limited to:
• Ongoing, persistent lack of attaining proficiency levels in literacy and mathematics
• Abuse: physical, mental, or sexual
• Frequent relocation of residency
• Homelessness
• Inadequate emotional support
• Mental/physical health problem
• Pregnancy
• Single parenting
The teachers and administrator of the ALE shall determine exit criteria for students assigned to
the district’s ALE on which to base the student’s return to the regular school program of instruction.
The district’s ALE program shall follow class size, staffing, curriculum, and expenditure
requirements identified in the ADE Rules Governing the Distribution of Student Special Needs Funding
and the Determination of Allowable Expenditure of These Funds.
The ALE program shall be evaluated at least annually to determine its overall effectiveness.
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SMART CORE CURRICULUM AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR
THE CLASSES OF 2016 AND 2017
All students are required to participate in the Smart Core curriculum unless their parents or
guardians, or the students if they are 18 years of age or older, sign a Smart Core Waiver Form to not
participate. While Smart Core is the default option, both a Smart Core Informed Consent Form and a
Smart Core Waiver Form will be sent home with students prior to their enrolling in seventh grade, or
when a 7-12 grade student enrolls in the district for the first time and there is not a signed form in the
student’s permanent record. Parents must sign one of the forms and return it to the school so it can be
placed in the students’ permanent records. This policy is to be included in student handbooks for grades
6-12 and both students and parents must sign an acknowledgement they have received the policy. Those
students not participating in the Smart Core curriculum will be required to fulfill the Core curriculum or
the requirements of their IEP (when applicable) to be eligible for graduation. Counseling by trained
personnel shall be available to students and their parents or legal guardians prior to the time they are
required to sign the consent forms.
While there are similarities between the two curriculums, following the Core curriculum may not
qualify students for some scholarships and admission to certain colleges could be jeopardized. Students
initially choosing the Core curriculum may subsequently change to the Smart Core curriculum providing
they would be able to complete the required course of study by the end of their senior year. Students
wishing to change their choice of curriculums must consult with their counselor to determine the
feasibility of changing paths.
This policy, the Smart Core curriculum, and the courses necessary for graduation shall be
reviewed by staff, students, and parents at least every other year to determine if changes need to be made
to better serve the needs of the district’s students. The superintendent, or his/her designee, shall select the
composition of the review panel.
Sufficient information relating to Smart Core and the district’s graduation requirements shall be
communicated to parents and students to ensure their informed understanding of each. This may be
accomplished through any or all of the following means:.
 Inclusion in the student handbook of the Smart Core curriculum and graduation requirements;
 Discussion of the Smart Core curriculum and graduation requirements at the school’s annual
public meeting, PTA meetings, or a meeting held specifically for the purpose of informing the
public on this matter;
 Discussions held by the school’s counselors with students and their parents; and/or
 Distribution of a newsletter(s) to parents or guardians of the district’s students.
Administrators, or their designees, shall train newly hired employees, required to be licensed as a
condition of their employment, regarding this policy. The district’s annual professional development shall
include the training required by this paragraph.
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
The number of units students must earn to be eligible for high school graduation is to be earned
from the categories listed below. A minimum of 22 units is required for graduation for a student
participating in either the Smart Core or Core curriculum. In addition to the 22 units required for
graduation by the Arkansas
Department of Education, the district requires an additional 1 unit to graduate for a total of 23
units. The additional required units may be taken from any electives offered by the district. There are
some distinctions made between Smart Core units and Graduation units. Not all units earned toward
graduation necessarily apply to Smart Core requirements.
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SMART CORE: Sixteen (16) units
English: four (4) units – 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th
Oral Communications: one-half (1/2) unit
Mathematics: four (4) units (all students under Smart Core must take a mathematics course in grade 11 or 12
and
complete Algebra II.)
 1. Algebra I or Algebra A & B* which may be taken in grades 7-8 or 8-9;
 2. Geometry or Investigating Geometry or Geometry A & B* which may be taken in grades 8-9
or 9-10;
*A two-year algebra equivalent or a two-year geometry equivalent may each be counted as two units of
the four-unit requirement for the purpose of meeting the graduation requirement, but only serve as one
unit each toward fulfilling the Smart Core requirement.
 3. Algebra II; and
4. The fourth unit may be either:
 A math unit beyond Algebra II: this can include Pre-Calculus, Calculus, AP Statistics,
Algebra III, Advanced Topic and Modeling in Mathematics, Mathematical Applications
and Algorithms, Linear Systems and Statistics, or any of several IB or Advanced
Placement math courses (Comparable concurrent credit college courses may be
substituted where applicable); or
 one unit of computer science chosen from ADE Essentials of Computer Programming,
ADE Computer Science and Mathematics, AP Computer Science, IB Computer Science,
or other options approved by ADE.
Natural Science: a total of three (3) units with lab experience chosen from
One unit of Biology; and either:
Two units chosen from the following three categories (there are acceptable options listed by the ADE for
each):
 Physical Science;
 Chemistry;
 Physics or Principles of Technology I & II or PIC Physics; or
One unit from the three categories above and one unit of computer science chosen from ADE Essentials
of Computer Programming, ADE Computer Science and Mathematics, AP Computer Science, IB
Computer Science, or other options approved by ADE.
Social Studies: three (3) units
 Civics one-half (½) unit
 World History - one unit
 American History - one unit
Physical Education: one-half (1/2) unit
Note: While one-half (1/2) unit is required for graduation, no more than one (1) unit may be applied
toward fulfilling the necessary units to graduate.
Health and Safety: one-half (1/2) unit
Economics – one half (½) unit – dependent upon the licensure of the teacher teaching the course, this can
count toward the required three (3) social studies credits or the six (6) required Career Focus elective
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credits.
Fine Arts: one-half (1/2) unit
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CAREER FOCUS: - Six (6) units
All career focus unit requirements shall be established through guidance and counseling based on the
student’s contemplated work aspirations. Career focus courses shall conform to the curriculum policy of
the district and reflect state curriculum frameworks through course sequencing and career course
concentrations where appropriate.
CORE: Sixteen (16) units
English: four (4) units – 9, 10, 11, and 12
Oral Communications: one-half (1/2) unit
Mathematics: four (4) units
 Algebra or its equivalent* - 1 unit
 Geometry or its equivalent* - 1 unit
 All math units must build on the base of algebra and geometry knowledge and skills.
 (Comparable concurrent credit college courses may be substituted where applicable)
 one unit of computer science chosen from ADE Essentials of Computer Programming, ADE
Computer Science and Mathematics, AP Computer Science, IB Computer Science, or other
options approved by ADE may be substituted for a math credit beyond Algebra I and Geometry
*A two-year algebra equivalent or a two-year geometry equivalent may each be counted as two units of
the four (4) unit requirement.
Science: three (3) units
 at least one (1) unit of biology or its equivalent; and
Two units chosen from the following three categories:
 Physical Science;
 Chemistry;
 Physics; or
One unit from the three categories above and one unit of computer science chosen from ADE Essentials
of Computer Programming, ADE Computer Science and Mathematics, AP Computer Science, IB
Computer Science, or other options approved by ADE.
Social Studies: three (3) units
 Civics one-half (1/2) unit
 World history, one (1) unit
 American History, one (1) unit
Physical Education: one-half (1/2) unit
Note: While one-half (1/2) unit is required for graduation, no more than one (1) unit may be applied
toward fulfilling the necessary units to graduate.
Health and Safety: one-half (1/2) unit
Economics – one half (½) unit – dependent upon the licensure of the teacher teaching the course, this can
count toward the required three (3) social studies credits or the six (6) required Career Focus elective
credits.
Fine Arts: one-half (1/2) unit
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CAREER FOCUS: - Six (6) units
All career focus unit requirements shall be established through guidance and counseling based on the
student’s contemplated work aspirations. Career focus courses shall conform to the curriculum policy of
the district and reflect state curriculum frameworks through course sequencing and career course
concentrations where appropriate.
SMART CORE CURRICULUM AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS THE CLASS
OF 2018 AND THEREAFTER
All students are required to participate in the Smart Core curriculum unless their parents or
guardians, or the students if they are 18 years of age or older, sign a Smart Core Waiver Form to not
participate. While Smart Core is the default option, both a Smart Core Informed Consent Form and a
Smart Core Waiver Form will be sent home with students prior to their enrolling in seventh grade, or
when a 7-12 grade student enrolls in the district for the first time and there is not a signed form in the
student’s permanent record. Parents must sign one of the forms and return it to the school so it can be
placed in the students’ permanent records. This policy is to be included in student handbooks for grades
6-12 and both students and parents must sign an acknowledgement they have received the policy. Those
students not participating in the Smart Core curriculum will be required to fulfill the Core curriculum or
the requirements of their IEP (when applicable) to be eligible for graduation. Counseling by trained
personnel shall be available to students and their parents or legal guardians prior to the time they are
required to sign the consent forms.
While there are similarities between the two curriculums, following the Core curriculum may not
qualify students for some scholarships and admission to certain colleges could be jeopardized. Students
initially choosing the Core curriculum may subsequently change to the Smart Core curriculum providing
they would be able to complete the required course of study by the end of their senior year. Students
wishing to change their choice of curriculums must consult with their counselor to determine the
feasibility of changing paths.
This policy, the Smart Core curriculum, and the courses necessary for graduation shall be
reviewed by staff, students, and parents at least every other year to determine if changes need to be made
to better serve the needs of the district’s students. The superintendent, or his/her designee, shall select the
composition of the review panel.
Sufficient information relating to Smart Core and the district’s graduation requirements shall be
communicated to parents and students to ensure their informed understanding of each. This may be
accomplished through any or all of the following means:
 Inclusion in the student handbook of the Smart Core curriculum and graduation requirements;
 Discussion of the Smart Core curriculum and graduation requirements at the school’s annual
public meeting, PTA meetings, or a meeting held specifically for the purpose of informing the
public on this matter;
 Discussions held by the school’s counselors with students and their parents; and/or
 Distribution of a newsletter(s) to parents or guardians of the district’s students.
Administrators, or their designees, shall train newly hired employees, required to be licensed as a
condition of their employment, regarding this policy. The district’s annual professional development shall
include the training required by this paragraph.
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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
The number of units students must earn to be eligible for high school graduation is to be earned
from the categories listed below. A minimum of 22 units is required for graduation for a student
participating in either the Smart Core or Core curriculum. In addition to the 22 units required for
graduation by the Arkansas
Department of Education, the district requires an additional 1 unit to graduate for a total of 23
units. The additional required units may be taken from any electives offered by the district. There are
some distinctions made between Smart Core units and Graduation units. Not all units earned toward
graduation necessarily apply to Smart Core requirements.
Digital Learning Courses
The District shall offer one or more digital learning course(s) through one or more District
approved provider(s) as either a primary or supplementary method of instruction. The courses may be in a
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blended learning, online-based, or other technology-based format. In addition to the other graduation
requirements contained in this policy, students are required to take at least one (1) digital learning course
for credit while in high school.
SMART CORE: Sixteen (16) units
English: four (4) units – 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th
Oral Communications: one-half (1/2) unit
Mathematics: four (4) units (all students under Smart Core must take a mathematics course in grade 11 or
12 and complete Algebra II.)
 1. Algebra I or Algebra A & B* which may be taken in grades 7-8 or 8-9;
 2. Geometry or Investigating Geometry or Geometry A & B* which may be taken in grades 8-9
or 9-10;
*A two-year algebra equivalent or a two-year geometry equivalent may each be counted as two units of
the four-unit requirement for the purpose of meeting the graduation requirement, but only serve as one
unit each toward fulfilling the Smart Core requirement.
 3. Algebra II; and
 4. The fourth unit may be either:
 A math unit beyond Algebra II: this can include Pre-Calculus, Calculus, AP Statistics,
Algebra III, Advanced Topic and Modeling in Mathematics, Mathematical Applications and
Algorithms, Linear Systems and Statistics, or any of several IB or Advanced Placement math
courses (Comparable concurrent credit college courses may be substituted where applicable);
or
 one unit of computer science chosen from ADE Essentials of Computer Programming, ADE
Computer Science and Mathematics, AP Computer Science, IB Computer Science, or other
options approved by ADE.
Natural Science: a total of three (3) units with lab experience chosen from
One unit of Biology; and either:
Two units chosen from the following three categories (there are acceptable options listed by the ADE for
each):
 Physical Science;
 Chemistry;
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 Physics or Principles of Technology I & II or PIC Physics; or
One unit from the three categories above and one unit of computer science chosen from ADE Essentials
of Computer Programming, ADE Computer Science and Mathematics, AP Computer Science, IB
Computer Science, or other options approved by ADE.
Social Studies: three (3) units
 Civics one-half (½) unit
 World History - one unit
 American History - one unit
Physical Education: one-half (1/2) unit
Note: While one-half (1/2) unit is required for graduation, no more than one (1) unit may be applied
toward fulfilling the necessary units to graduate.
Health and Safety: one-half (1/2) unit
Economics – one half (½) unit – dependent upon the licensure of the teacher teaching the course, this can
count toward the required three (3) social studies credits or the six (6) required Career Focus elective
credits.
Fine Arts: one-half (1/2) unit
CAREER FOCUS: - Six (6) units
All career focus unit requirements shall be established through guidance and counseling based on the
student’s contemplated work aspirations. Career focus courses shall conform to the curriculum policy of
the district and reflect state curriculum frameworks through course sequencing and career course
concentrations where appropriate.
CORE: Sixteen (16) units
English: four (4) units – 9, 10, 11, and 12
Oral Communications: one-half (1/2) unit
Mathematics: four (4) units
 Algebra or its equivalent* - 1 unit
 Geometry or its equivalent* - 1 unit
 All math units must build on the base of algebra and geometry knowledge and skills.
 (Comparable concurrent credit college courses may be substituted where applicable)
 one unit of computer science chosen from ADE Essentials of Computer Programming, ADE
Computer Science and Mathematics, AP Computer Science, IB Computer Science, or other
options approved by ADE may be substituted for a math credit beyond Algebra I and Geometry
*A two-year algebra equivalent or a two-year geometry equivalent may each be counted as two units of
the four (4) unit requirement.
Science: three (3) units
 at least one (1) unit of biology or its equivalent; and
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Two units chosen from the following three categories:
 Physical Science;
 Chemistry;
 Physics; or
One unit from the three categories above and one unit of computer science chosen from ADE Essentials
of Computer Programming, ADE Computer Science and Mathematics, AP Computer Science, IB
Computer Science, or other options approved by ADE.
Social Studies: three (3) units
 Civics one-half (1/2) unit
 World history, one (1) unit
 American History, one (1) unit
Physical Education: one-half (1/2) unit
Note: While one-half (1/2) unit is required for graduation, no more than one (1) unit may be applied
toward fulfilling the necessary units to graduate.
Health and Safety: one-half (1/2) unit
Economics – one half (½) unit – dependent upon the licensure of the teacher teaching the course, this can
count toward the required three (3) social studies credits or the six (6) required Career Focus elective
credits.
Fine Arts: one-half (1/2) unit
CAREER FOCUS: - Six (6) units
All career focus unit requirements shall be established through guidance and counseling based on the
student’s contemplated work aspirations. Career focus courses shall conform to the curriculum policy of
the district and reflect state curriculum frameworks through course sequencing and career course
concentrations where appropriate.
EARLY GRADUATION
Early Graduation is only possible for some students. Students interested in Early
Graduation must initiate the process by the end of second semester of the tenth grade year.
Students may not take correspondence or virtual courses for early graduation, nor can they take
any concurrent course that ends with a state assessment (Algebra II). The new math
requirements make it necessary to be in Geometry in the 9th grade, or to double up in math in the
10th grade in order to graduate early. See your counselor for more information.
HONOR ROLL
Students in grades 6-12 have two honor roll designations. Students who participate in the
Smart Core Curriculum and maintain a 4.0 GPA for the grading period and students who
maintain a 3.0 GPA for the grading period will be recognized as honor roll students.
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Semester grades will determine the honor roll at the end of each semester. Parents who
do not want their child’s name included on the honor roll must submit a request in writing to the
building principal.
HONOR GRADUATES
Students who have successfully completed the minimum core of courses recommended
for preparation for college as defined by the State Board of Higher Education and the State
Board of Education and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 will be designated as honor students.
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The GPA shall be derived from courses taken in public schools in grades nine (9) through
twelve (12). GPA will not be rounded.
DISTINGUISHED HONOR GRADUATES
Students in the top 1% of the graduating class will be designated as distinguished honor
graduates. This calculation is carried to two decimal places. To be eligible a student must be a
full-time student, have no failing grades, hold no incomplete grades, and possess no
unsatisfactory citizenship grades.
Parents or guardians of a student, or a student eighteen (18) years of age or older, who
choose to not have the student publicly identified as an honor roll or honor graduate student must
submit a written request that the student not be so identified.
Notes: Students with an IEP or 504 Plan are included to the extent that the courses that
they
have taken and successfully completed meet the requirements of their IEP for graduation,
regardless of whether or not they meet the course requirements established by the State
Boards of Education and Higher Education for preparation for college.
RECOGNITION OF DECEASED STUDENT AT GRADUATION
Graduation is a time of celebration in which students and families celebrate the
culmination of 13 years of hard work at a graduation ceremony. North Little Rock High School
recognizes that student death may occur during the high school career. We want to be
sympathetic and understand to both the families of the deceased, and the graduation class of
North Little Rock High School. The policy below outlines how NLRSD will recognize a
deceased student at graduation ceremonies.
 For students that pass before their senior year, we will hold a moment of silence during
the graduation ceremony, in which we will “pay tribute to those that were once a part of
our lives, but are no longer with us.”
 If a student passes during their senior year, we will announce their names during the moment
of silence if the parent makes a request in writing to the principal at least two weeks prior to
the graduation ceremony.
 Student diplomas will only be presented to families if the student was in good academic
standing, maintained proper attendance and if the diploma has been ordered before the death
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will not receive a diploma.
 The conferring of diplomas is limited to students who have met the graduation requirements
and not to other family members and friends. Also, there will not be any photos of the
deceased on the floor level of the ceremony and there will not be any chairs held open within
the graduating class.
Any other requests should be made in writing to the principal of North Little Rock High School
at least two weeks prior to the graduation ceremony.
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ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES
Advance Placement (AP) courses are available to students in a number of subject areas.
These courses offer a college-level curriculum that provides students with analytical skills and
factual knowledge to deal critically with the problems and issues related to the subject. In May,
AP students take AP exams, paid for through funding from the Arkansas Department of
Education.
Students in the International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement programs have their
tests paid for by the district and therefore must take the exam if enrolled in the program.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students shall be required to take physical education
unless a doctor’s statement is on file in the principal’s office recommending that the student be
excused from this activity.
Any student who has religious objections to certain activities in the physical education
program will be allowed to substitute other activities. Religious objections must have supportive
documentation.
Upon written request from the parents, a student may be excused from physical education
activities on a temporary basis due to illness or injury.
PROMOTION/RETENTION/COURSE CREDIT FOR 6-12 SCHOOLS
A disservice is done to students through social promotion and is prohibited by state law.
The district shall, at a minimum, evaluate each student annually in an effort to help each student
who is not performing at grade level. Each school in the North Little Rock School District shall
include in the student handbook, the criteria for promotion of students to the next grade as well
as the criteria for being required to retake a course, if applicable. Parents or guardians shall be
kept informed concerning the progress of their student(s). Notice of a student’s possible retention
or required retaking of a course shall be included with the student’s grades sent home to each
parent/guardian or the student if 18 or older. Parent-teacher conferences are encouraged and may
be held as necessary in an effort to improve a student’s academic success.
Promotion or retention of students, or their required retaking of a course shall be
primarily based on the following criteria.
*6th to 7th
Student must pass two of the four core courses: English, math, science, and social studies and
attend summer school in English or Math if either course is not passed. Failure to successfully
complete required summer school may result in retention.
*7th to 8th
Student must pass two of the four core courses: English, math, science, and social studies and
attend summer school in English or Math if either course is not passed. Failure to successfully
complete required summer school may result in retention.
*8th to 9th
Student must pass two of the four core courses, English, math, science, social studies and
attend summer school in English or Math if either course is not passed. Failure to successfully
complete required summer school may result in retention.
Students who have been considered for retention for two years between the 6th grade and
the 9th grade will be reviewed for alternative placement.
The Principal will develop a retention committee which will assist in the development of
the retention list. The principal (or designee) will notify the parent by letter with the details of the
decision of the school concerning their student. If there is doubt concerning the promotion or
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retention of a student, or their required retaking of a course, a conference between the
parents/guardians, teacher(s), other pertinent personnel, and principal shall be held before a final
decision is made. The conference shall be held at a time and place that best accommodates those
participating in the conference. The school shall document participation or non-participation in
required conferences. If the conference attendees fail to agree concerning the student’s
placement, the final decision to promote or retain shall rest with the principal or his/her designee.
Students who do not meet ADE’s minimum proficiency benchmark on their grade level
State Assessment shall be required to participate in an individualized academic improvement
plan (AIP). Each AIP shall be developed by school personnel and the student’s parents and shall
be designed to assist the student in attaining the expected achievement level. The AIP shall also
state the parent’s role as well as the consequences for the student’s failure to participate in the
plan, which shall include course failure and/or the student’s retention in their present grade.
POSSESSION AND USE OF CELL PHONES AND OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Students are responsible for conducting themselves in a manner that respects the rights of others.
Possession and use of any electronic device, whether district or student owned, that interferes with a
positive, orderly classroom environment does not respect the rights of others and is expressly forbidden.
To protect the security of state originated tests that are administered as part of the Arkansas
Comprehensive, Testing, Assessment and Accountability Program (ACTAAP), no electronic, device as
defined in this policy shall be accessible by a student at any time during test administration unless specifically
permitted by a student's IEP or individual health plan. This means that when a student is taking an ACTAAP
assessment, the student shall not have his/her electronic device in his/her possession. Any student violating this
provision shall be subject to this policy's disciplinary provisions.
As used in this policy, “electronic devices” means anything that can be used to transmit or capture
images, sound, or data.
Misuse of electronic devices includes, but is not limited to:
1. Using electronic devices during class time in any manner other than specifically permitted by the
classroom instructor;
2. Permitting any audible sound to come from the device when not being used for reason #1 above;
3. Engaging in academic dishonesty, including cheating, intentionally plagiarizing, wrongfully
giving or receiving help during an academic examination, or wrongfully obtaining test copies or
scores;
4. Using the device to take photographs in locker rooms or bathrooms;
5. Creating, sending, sharing, viewing, receiving, or possessing an indecent visual depiction of
oneself or another person.
Use of an electronic device is permitted to the extent it is approved in a student’s individualized
education program (IEP) or it is needed in an emergency that threatens the safety of students, staff, or
other individuals.
Before, during the student’s lunch period and after normal school hours, possession of electronic
devices is permitted on the school campus. The use of such devices at school sponsored functions outside
the regular school day is permitted to the extent and within the limitations allowed by the event or activity
the student is attending.
The student and/or the student’s parents or guardians expressly assume any risk associated with
students owning or possessing electronic devices. Students misusing electronic devices shall have them
confiscated. Confiscated devices may be picked up at the school’s administration office by the student’s
parents or guardians. Students have no right of privacy as to the content contained on any electronic
devices that have been confiscated.
Students who use school issued cell phones and/or computers for non-school purposes, except as
permitted by the district’s Internet/computer use policy, shall be subject to discipline, up to and including
suspension or expulsion. Students are forbidden from using school issued cell phones while driving any
vehicle at any time. Violation may result in disciplinary action up to and including expulsion.
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No student shall use any wireless communication device for the purposes of browsing the internet;
composing or reading emails and text messages; or making or answering phone calls while driving a motor
vehicle which is in motion and on school property. Violation may result in disciplinary action up to and
including suspension.
No student shall use any wireless communication device for the purposes of browsing the internet;
composing or reading emails and text messages; or making or answering phone calls while driving a motor
vehicle which is in motion and on school property. Violation may result in disciplinary action up to and
including suspension. 1st offense: Confiscate the device. Device can be retrieved by the parent at the end of
the same school day or students may have devices back after a period of two (2) school days at the end of
the second day. The parent and student must have picture identification. A conference will be held with the
parent when the device is retrieved.
2nd offense: Confiscate the device. One day of Saturday School and the device is kept until Saturday School
is completed.
 3rd offense: Confiscate the device. Two days of Saturday School and the device is kept until
end of
semester. The parent retrieves device.
4th offense: Confiscate the device. Four days of ISS (in school suspension). The device is kept until the end
of the school year. The parent retrieves the device.
5th offense and beyond: Confiscate the device. The student is charged with insubordination. Discipline is
left to the discretion of the building principal. The parent retrieves the device.
Students bringing cellular telephones or electronic devices do so at their own risk. The North Little
Rock School District will not assume any liability for any lost, stolen, or damaged cellular telephone
and/or any other electronic devices in school or in their possession.
Note: Students assigned North Little Rock Academy Alternative Learning Environment shall
abide by cell phone/electronic devices rules and procedures set by school.
CLASSIFICATION OF STUDENTS
Students will be classified based on the number of years in high school, not the number
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16 credits required in August to participate in senior activities.
**Students who do not meet the credit standard for their fourth year of high school may
participate in senior activities during the year when the credit standard is met.
Counselors at each high school campus will identify students with credit deficiencies and meet
with them individually to discuss their particular graduation status. Parents of affected students
will receive a letter explaining graduation status.
Note: Students will not participate in the graduation ceremony without the required
number of credits (23) before the scheduled ceremony.
RECOVERING CREDITS
Students who fail a class have three avenues available for recovering credit:
 Summer school
 Credit recovery lab or class
 Retaking the class during the regular school year
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REPEATING COURSES TO IMPROVE GRADES
Students who wish to improve a passing grade may only choose to retake the class during
the regular school year as space permits.
When students are recovering retaking a class, both classes show on the transcript along
with the retaken class and both calculate into the student’s GPA.
Students who fail a course can recover credit(s) through credit recovery. Failed course
grades are not removed from transcripts.
DROPPING COURSES
Students who drop any class after ten days will result in NO CREDIT for that course.
DETERMINING COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS
Arkansas Code Annotated (A.C.A.) §6-15-2012 requires that before a student’s
graduation from high school, a high school shall assess the student’s college and career readiness
and shall provide a transitional course designed to help the student reach college and career
readiness standards. Arkansas schools may fulfill the requirement to determine the college and
career readiness (CCR) of a student by offering any of the following assessments. Students
scoring below the following benchmarks have not met the CCR determination:
Math CCR Determination
19 on the mathematics section of the ACT
19 on the mathematics section of the PLAN
42 on the mathematics 10th grade PSAT
46 on the mathematics 11th grade PSAT
41 on the COMPASS Algebra test
39 on the ASSET Intermediate Algebra test
460 on the math portion of SAT
TBD on the PARCC Algebra II End-of-Course
Literacy CCR Determination
19 on the English section of the ACT
15 on the English PLAN
44 on the 10th grade writing PSAT
47 on the 11th grade writing PSAT
80 on the COMPASS Writing Skills Test
45 on the ASSET Writing Skills Test
450 on the writing SAT
TBD on the PARCC Grade 11 English Language
Arts
Pursuant to Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board Policy 5.8 and 5.16
North Little Rock School District will administer the following assessments to determine a
student’s college and career readiness score:
Assessment
Grade Level Administered
Who is offered the test?
PSAT
Fall of 10th Grade year
All students, free of charge
ACT
Spring of 11th Grade year
All students, free of charge
Parent Notification
Although the state requires the notification of parents/guardians of their students’ college and
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career readiness score at the end of the 11 grade year so that transitional courses can be
considered, North Little Rock School District believes that frequent communication with
parents/guardians about their child’s progress is imperative. We are dedicated to working in
partnership with all stakeholders to ensure the success of all students.
For this reason, North Little Rock School District will notify parents/guardians of a student’s
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assessment benchmarks and by the end of the 10 grade year according to the PSAT assessment
benchmarks. Information will be provided to parents about resources available to assist their
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child in getting on track to achieve college and career readiness. By the end of the 11 grade,
parents will be notified of their child’s college and career readiness score as assessed by the ACT
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assessment. If the student fails to meet the readiness guidelines by the end of the 11 grade year,
transitional courses will be offered to the student in the area(s) of deficiency to be taken during
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Transitional Courses
A.C.A. § 6-15-2012(b) states, “(b) [a] high school shall provide for each student who
does not meet the college and career readiness standards under the assessment: (1) [one or more
transitional courses designed to help the student reach college and career readiness standards;
and (2) [r]elated strategies to allow for accelerated skill and knowledge development consistent
with the college and career readiness standards.”
North Little Rock School District fulfills these requirements by offering Math Ready and
Literacy Ready as transitional courses for students who have not met college and career
readiness guidelines by the end of their 11th grade year. Determination of the need for
enrollment in a transitional course is a collaborative decision including the student and
parent/guardian. Prior academic classes, scores, and post-secondary intentions should be
considered when determining appropriateness of a transitional course. Transitional courses are
rigorous and are not to be confused with remediation.
CHECKING OUT OF SCHOOL
Parents are permitted to checking student out of school. Sometimes parents are unable to
physically be present to check their child out, so the school has created a code system where
parents can call the attendance office and check their child out of school. When using a secret
code to check students out from school parents shall:
 Keep the code secret.
 Only permit individuals who are in students’ file to check them out.
 Assume all responsibility of allowing students to leave campus.
WORK PERMITS
ACT 675 of 2003 requires students in grades 9-12 to attend a full school day. Enrollment and
attendance to vocational-educational training courses, college courses, and school work
programs may be used to satisfy the requirement for attending a full school day. Leaving school
early with a work permit is no longer allowed.
EXAM EXEMPTIONS
Students may earn exam exemptions by having a C average (un-weighted) EACH nine weeks,
no more than six (6) absences (excused or unexcused), and no assignment to ISS/ASAC.
Freshman:
1 exemption
2nd semester only
Sophomores: 2 exemptions
Both semesters
Juniors:
3 exemptions
Both semesters
Seniors:
3 exemptions
Both semesters
1. All students MUST take an exam in a core subject each semester.
2. Students who take an AP or IB exam in May will be exempt from the exam in the
associated course (as long as other requirements are met).
3. Students who take a CTE exam in the Fall or Spring semester and score at the proficient
level or above will be exempt from the exam in the associated course (as long as other
requirements are met).
4. Not meeting one of the exemption criteria in a single class period removes the opportunity
to exempt for the semester.
TARDIES-Secondary Campuses 6-12:
Tardiness is disruptive to the classroom. Students should be in class by the time the tardy bell sounds.
Students arriving to school after the 8:20 tardy bell must report to an administrator or designee for a
tardy slip. Students who are late to one class from another class will not be given a tardy slip.
All tardiness will be considered unexcused unless a doctor, dentist, court, or counseling appointment card
(or excuse) is presented. Students who miss more than 15 minutes of a class period without an excuse
will be counted absent and may be considered truant. No student can be checked out after 3:00 pm.
To be assigned by school administrators, consequences for tardiness may be a minimum of
reprimand/warning with a maximum of truancy.
Students who miss more than 15 minutes of a class period will be counted absent.
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DISCIPLINE RUBRIC FOR NLR SECONDARY
This is not an all-inclusive list. Infractions not listed here will be addressed by administrators and in accordance
with the NLRSD student behavior policies.
1 - 2 Narcotic drugs or alcoholic beverages
See the district student handbook in reference to drugs and alcoholic beverages policy regarding selling
or supplying. In regards to possession:
1 offense – 10 days ASAC and completion of counseling with school official***
2 offense – expelled for the remainder of the current semester
3 offense – expelled for the current and following semester
3 Tobacco Abuse Policy
1 offense – 4 days ISS
2 offense--5 days ASAC***
3 offense – 10 days ASAC***
4 offense – Discretion of Administrator
*For all tobacco violations: while assigned to ISS, students will complete an assignment related to
tobacco use and complete a counseling session with the school nurse/substance abuse counselor on the
ill effects of tobacco on a person’s body.
4 Truancy: Truancy means being absent from or leaving campus without parent and/or school
administration prior permission
1 offense - 3 days of ISS + parent conference
2 offense– 4 days of ISS + parent contact for possible ALE referral
3 offense–5 days of ASAC***
4 offense – 10 days of ASAC***
5 and above – Discretion of Administrator
5 Student Assault
10 days ASAC***
6 Physical Assault to an Employee
10 days ASAC with recommendation for expulsion***
7-11 Weapons and Dangerous Instruments
See the district student handbook in reference to weapons and dangerous instruments policy.
Possession of a weapon or dangerous instrument may lead to expulsion for one calendar year plus
criminal charges and prosecution. (Expulsion or ALE may be recommended.
12 Gang Related Activities – including belonging to or participating in secret societies of any
kind. Gangs are prohibited on school grounds and at school-sponsored activities. Clothing, pins,
and symbols of such organizations are also prohibited
1 offense – 10 days of ASAC***
14 Direct insubordination – This is an unwillingness to submit to proper authority; disrespect; or
willfully ignoring direct orders. (A student who is written-up and determined by the principal to have been
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insubordinate with school personnel 3 times during the school year would lose the privilege of traveling/participating
with the school on field trips, ball games, club, conventions, school competitions, etc. for the remainder of the school
year.)
1st offense – 3 days ISS
2nd offense – 4 days ISS
3rd offense – 5 days of ISS + mandatory parent conference for possible ALE referral
4th offense – 5 days of ASAC***
5th offense – 10 days ASAC***
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19 A fight (a physical confrontation between two students)
Fighting on school grounds, during the school day, or at school sponsored events. The penalties for
fighting under normal circumstances as determined by the principal are:
1 offense—5 days ISS
2 offense—10 days ISS
3 offense—10 days ASAC + possible recommendation for expulsion for remainder of the semester or
school year.***
In extreme circumstances, where determined by the principal, the penalty for fighting may
escalate up to and include a 10 day suspension from school and/or recommendation for ASAC or
expulsion for the remainder of the semester or year even on the first offense.
A parent conference will be required upon reentering school following any suspension for fighting.
51 Not following teacher’s instructions/directions (passive non-compliance w/o disobeying direct
order)
1st offense - 3 days detention
2nd offense – 5 days detention
3rd offense - 1 Saturday School Assignment
4th offense – 3 days ISS
5 offense – 4 days ISS
6 offense – 5 days of ASAC + mandatory parent conference for possible ALE referral***
7 and all other offenses – 10 days ASAC***
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authorized school personnel (passive non-compliance w/o disobeying direct order)
1st offense - 3 days detention
2nd offense – 5 days detention
3rd offense - 1 Saturday School Assignment
4th offense – 3 days ISS
5 offense – 4 days ISS
6 offense – 5 days of ASAC + mandatory parent conference for possible ALE referral***
7 and all other offenses – 10 days ASAC***
53 Classroom Disruption (which includes talking, throwing objects, and other activities that
cause a distraction)
1 offense – 1 Saturday School Assignment
2 offense – 3 days of ISS
3 offense – 4 days of ISS
4 offense – 5 days of ISS
5 offense – Discretion of Administrator
54 Obscene, vulgar, or inappropriate acts:
1 offense – 10 days ASAC + required parent conference and possible recommendation for
expulsion***
2 offense – 10 days ASAC + recommendation for expulsion***
56 Stealing or the attempt to steal school property or the property belonging to others
1 offense – 5 days ASAC if the item is returned, 10 days if not***
2 offense – 10 days ASAC***
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1 tardy—warning
2 tardy-- 1 day detention
3 tardy—1 day detention
4 tardy— Mandatory Parent Conference
5 tardy – 1 Saturday School assignment
6 tardy – 1 Saturday School assignment
7 tardy – 2 days ISS
8 tardy –2 days ISS
9 tardy – 4 days ISS
10 tardy – Insubordination Handbook Penalty
(Tardy accumulation will start over at the beginning of each 9 weeks.)
59 Profanity, obscene or inappropriate language/gestures (towards self or students)
1 offense - 3 days of ISS
2 offense - 4 days of ISS
3 offense – 5 days of ISS+ parent conference
4 offense and beyond – 5 ASAC with possible referral to ALE***
64 Cell Phones and other electronic devices.
1 offense – warning
2 offense – follow insubordination rubric
65 Dress code violations will have the following disciplinary consequences:
1 —warning
2 -- 1 day detention
3 —1 day detention
4 — Mandatory Parent Conference
5 – 1 Saturday School assignment
6 – 1 Saturday School assignment
7 – 2 days ISS
8 –2 days ISS
9 – 4 days ISS
10 – Insubordination Handbook Penalty
Dress code violations will include revealing necklines, sagging pants, purses, lack of ID badges, and gym bags, etc.
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10 days ASAC***
67 Obscene or vulgar language or gestures directed at school employees shall result in suspension
and/or recommendation for expulsion even upon first offense. Student may also face criminal
prosecution per Arkansas Code Annotated § 6-17-106.
1 offense - 5 days of ASAC***
2 offense – 10 days of ASAC***
3 offense – Discretion of Administrator
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10 days ASAC***
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69 Threatening to fight another student or any other individual (screaming in hall or classroom
causing a significant disruption)
1 offense—2 days ISS
2 offense—3 days ISS
3 offense—4 days ISS
4 offense – possible recommendation for expulsion for remainder of the semester or school year.
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10 days ASAC***
71 Possess, view, distribute or electronically transmit sexually explicit or vulgar images or
representations, whether electronically, on a data storage device, or in hard copy form.
1 offense – 5 days ASAC and parent conference***
2 offense – 10 days ASAC and parent conference***
72 Leaving or not attending a class without office and teacher permission (skipping class but on
campus-Out of Designated Area):
1 offense – 1 Saturday School + parent contact
2 offense – 3 days ISS
3 offense–4 days of ISS + parent contact for possible ALE referral
4 offense–5 days ASAC***
5 offense–10 days ASAC***
6 and above – Discretion of Administrator
73 Violation of District Computer policy/procedures.
1st offense - 3 days detention
2nd offense – 1 Saturday School Assignment
3rd offense – Insubordination Handbook Policy
74. Public displays of affection are not permitted on the school campus. Physical contact will not
be permitted
1st offense - 3 days detention
2nd offense – 5 days detention
3rd offense - 1 Saturday School Assignment
4th offense – 3 days ISS
5 offense – 4 days ISS
6 offense – 5 days of ASAC + mandatory parent conference for possible ALE referral***
7 and all other offenses – 10 days ASAC***
Classroom material on campus but not in class (pencil, books, homework, paper, calculator, etc.)
All offenses–get materials if they are on campus and a tardy.
If classroom material is not on campus or if they are unattainable to take back to class –
Each offense – 2 days detention
Bus Misconduct (not including fights)
1 offense – Written warning
2 offense – Conference with parent
3 offense - 3-5 days suspension from the school bus
4 offense – 6-10 days suspension from the school bus
5 offense – Discretion of Administrator
Fighting on the bus or at the bus stop – may result in a bus suspension for the remainder of the school
year.
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Acting or Conspiracy to Threaten Another or Inflict Bodily Harm or Assault
The intent is to address actions that are premeditated and/or spontaneous where one or more person(s)
plan or act together to threaten another, inflict bodily harm, or assault another. When one or more
person(s) plan or act to threaten, intimidate, inflict bodily harm, or assault another person(s), the
principal may, according to the severity of the incident, impose up to a 10 day suspension, and/or
ASAC, and/or recommend the expulsion of the conspiring student(s) for the remainder of the semester
or school year.
Not Attending Detention Hall (steps for each assignment)
Failure to attend Detention Hall will result in Saturday School.
Failure to attend Saturday School will result in no less than 2 days of ISS.
Not Attending ISS
All students refusing to attend ISS as assigned – Home suspension with no option to make up work.
Note: A student’s total disciplinary record will be considered. If a student habitually breaks different rules, the student may
be considered for ASAC referral
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North Little Rock Student Services
Micheal Stone: Executive Director of Student and Equity Services
Phone: 501-771-8050
Email: [email protected]
Robin McCarroll & Betty Bradford: Administrative Assistants
Phone: 501-771-8050 or 501-771-8049
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Note:
The office of student services want you know that we are here to serve each student and family
as we help to move students to become world class. Our primary focus in this office is to equip
you with the resources that are available to families and serve to the best of our abilities. Please
feel free to contact us if you are in need of services that we can provide, or if you need to be
directed to the best place to help. We can help you with the following areas:
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Student Handbook- Micheal Stone
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Enrollment- Betty Bradford or Robin McCarroll
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Home School- Betty Bradford or Robin McCarroll
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Transfers- Betty Bradford or Robin McCarroll
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Expulsion- Micheal Stone
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Transportation- Robert Donaldson (501) 340-5150
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Food Service- Marsha Satterfield, (501) 771-8062
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Drug Counseling- Jan Kucula, (501) 771-8250
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School Safety- Steve Canady, (501) 771-8288
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Homeless- Bobbie Riggins, (501) 771-8099
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STUDENT BEHAVIOR
The main purpose of school is for student learning. This can best be accomplished in a setting
free from distractions, conflicts, and intimidation. When students display unacceptable behavior,
teachers, administrators, and other school personnel have the responsibility to correct student
misbehavior. Student cooperation in knowing and in following school policies and procedures is
essential in establishing an atmosphere where learning can take place. While it is hoped students
will understand the need for school rules, students are expected to accept responsibility for their
actions and to recognize actions have consequences.
PROHIBITED CONDUCT
Students and staff require a safe and orderly learning environment that is conducive to high
student achievement. Certain student behaviors are unacceptable in such an environment and are
hereby prohibited by the Board. Below is a list of prohibited behaviors. This list shall not be all
inclusive.
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Disrespect for school employees and failing to comply with their reasonable directions or
otherwise demonstrating insubordination
Assaulting or threatening to assault or physically abusing any student or school employee
Fighting or threatening to fight any student or school employee
Possession of any weapon that can reasonably be considered capable of causing bodily harm
to another individual
Possession or use of tobacco in any form on any property owned or leased by any public
school
Intentionally damaging or destroying, school property
Possession, selling, distributing, or being under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, any
illegal drug, or the inappropriate use or sharing of prescription or over the counter drugs, or
other intoxicants, or anything represented to be a drug
Sharing, diverting, transferring, applying to others (such as needles or lancets), or in
any way misusing medication or any medical supplies in their possession
Inappropriate public displays of affection
Cheating, copying, or claiming another person’s work to be his/her own
Truancy
Skipping class
Excessive tardiness
Gangs or gang-related activities, including belonging to secret societies of any kind, Gang
insignias, clothing, “throwing signs” or other gestures associated with gangs
Bullying
Cyber Bullying/Electronic Acts
Disruptive to the school environment
Disregard (1) or disrespect (2) for directions of teachers or administrators
Disregard (1) or disrespect (2) for directions of bus driver, lunch aides, or other
authorized school personnel
Disruption and/or interference with the normal and orderly conduct of school and
school-sponsored activities
Behavior that involves indecent and/or immoral acts.
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Wagering or any form of gambling
Stealing or the attempt to steal school property or the property belonging to another
individual
Use of profanity, vulgar language or obscene gestures
Committing extortion, coercion, blackmail or forcing another person to act through
the use of force or threat of force
Engaging in insults, verbal abuses such as name-calling, ethnic or racial slurs, or
using derogatory statements to other students, school personnel, or other individual
Hazing or aiding in the hazing or another student including subjecting students to
indignity, humiliation, intimidation, social or other ostracism, shame, or disgrace
Sexual harassment
Use of laser pointers
Failure to abide by District dress code and/or uniform policy
Engaging in (1) terroristic threatening or bomb threats
Threatening to fight another student or any other individual.
Possess, view, distribute or electronically transmit sexually explicit or vulgar images
or representations, whether electronically, on a data storage device, or in hard copy
form.
Violation of District Computer policy/procedures.
Testing Violation.
The School District reserves the right to establish rules in addition to those listed above
and to punish those who are guilty of their violation.
Punishment may include detention study hall, suspension, expulsion, or referral to the
police. Any of these disciplinary actions may occur on the first offense or any subsequent
offense depending upon the nature of the situation and the age of the student involved in the
situation.
Act 888 of 1995 requires principals to report to the police crimes committed by students
on school campuses or while under school supervision.
BEHAVIOR AT SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
Students attending school-sponsored activities, on-campus or off-campus, shall be
governed by school district rules and regulations and will be subject to the authority of school
district personnel. Failure to obey rules and regulations and/or failure to obey reasonable
instructions of school personnel may result in loss of eligibility to attend school sponsored
events. Failure to comply with district rules and regulations may also result in disciplinary
action applicable under the regular school program.
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITY CONDUCT
Sportsmanship
Good sportsmanship will be displayed at all times. Good sportsmanship includes the
following:
 Be courteous to all (participants, coaches, officials, staff, fans, spirit groups).
 Know the rules, abide by and respect the official’s decisions.
 Win with character and lose with dignity.
 Display appreciation for good performance regardless of the team
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Prohibited Behaviors
 Fans intimidating or ridiculing the other team or its fans
 Students or spectators who wear extreme or unusual clothing to the game or who paint their
faces or bodies will not be allowed in the game.
 Negative, demeaning, or obscene yells will not be permitted at any athletic event while teams
are being introduced, or when teams, cheerleaders, or drill teams are performing.
 Students will not be allowed to turn their backs or hold up newspapers while teams are being
introduced, or when teams, cheerleaders, or drill teams are performing.
BANNING VIOLATORS FROM EXTRACURRICULAR EVENTS
The North Little Rock School District’s Board of Directors adopted the following policy:
At the discretion of the Superintendent or his designee, any person who in the opinion of the
Superintendent or other District administrator or other District official having knowledge of the
event, becomes unruly or disruptive; who goes on the field or court of play at any district athletic
event without authority; or who otherwise becomes unruly or disruptive at any District function;
may be refused admittance to any or all extracurricular activities on the campus of, or otherwise
sponsored by, the North Little Rock School District.
The term of the refusal to admit a person may be for one full school year, or any part
thereof. In extreme cases, at the discretion of the Superintendent, the refusal to admit a person to
extracurricular activities may exceed one full school year.
The decision to refuse to admit a person to extracurricular activities does not extend to
activities on the campus of a school district other than the North Little Rock School District.
A person is unruly or disruptive if his actions are clearly, in the opinion of the
Superintendent or his designee, in excess of the ordinary and customary enthusiasm or anger
expressed as a normal part of viewing or participating in such activity.
BULLYING
Respect for the dignity of others is a cornerstone of civil society. Bullying creates an atmosphere
of fear and intimidation, robs a person of his/her dignity, detracts from the safe environment necessary to
promote student learning, and will not be tolerated by the Board of Directors. Students who bully another
person shall be held accountable for their actions whether they occur on school equipment or property; off
school property at a school sponsored or approved function, activity, or event; going to or from school or a
school activity in a school vehicle or school bus; or at designated school bus stops.
A school principal or his or her designee who receives a credible report or complaint of bullying
shall promptly investigate the complaint or report and make a record of the investigation and any action
taken as a result of the investigation.
Definitions:
Attribute means an actual or perceived personal characteristic including without limitation race, color,
religion, ancestry, national origin, socioeconomic status, academic status, disability, gender, gender
identity, physical appearance, health condition, or sexual orientation;
Bullying means the intentional harassment, intimidation, humiliation, ridicule, defamation, or threat or
incitement of violence by a student against another student or public school employee by a written,
verbal, electronic, or physical act that may address an attribute of the other student, public school
employee, or person with whom the other student or public school employee is associated and that causes
or creates actual or reasonably foreseeable:
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Physical harm to a public school employee or student or damage to the public school employee's
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Substantial interference with a student's education or with a public school employee's role in
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A hostile educational environment for one (1) or more students or public school employees due to
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Substantial disruption of the orderly operation of the school or educational environment;
Cyber bullying/Electronic act means without limitation a communication or image transmitted by
means of an electronic device, including without limitation a telephone, wireless phone or other wireless
communications device, computer, or pager that results in the substantial disruption of the orderly
operation of the school or educational environment.
Electronic acts of bullying are prohibited whether or not the electronic act originated on school property
or with school equipment, if the electronic act is directed specifically at students or school personnel and
maliciously intended for the purpose of disrupting school, and has a high likelihood of succeeding in that
purpose;
Harassment means a pattern of unwelcome verbal or physical conduct relating to another person's
constitutionally or statutorily protected status that causes, or reasonably should be expected to cause,
substantial interference with the other's performance in the school environment; and
Substantial disruption means without limitation that any one or more of the following occur as a result
of the bullying:
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Inability of students or educational staff to focus on learning or function as an educational unit
because of a hostile environment;
Severe or repetitive disciplinary measures are needed in the classroom or during educational
activities; or
Exhibition of other behaviors by students or educational staff that substantially interfere with the
learning environment.
Cyberbullying of School Employees is expressly prohibited and includes, but is not limited to:
a. Building a fake profile or website of the employee;
b. Posting or encouraging others to post on the Internet private, personal, or sexual information
pertaining to a school employee;
c. Posting an original or edited image of the school employee on the Internet;
d. Accessing, altering, or erasing any computer network, computer data program, or computer
software, including breaking into a password-protected account or stealing or otherwise accessing
passwords of a school employee; making repeated, continuing, or sustained electronic
communications, including electronic mail or transmission, to a school employee;
e. Making, or causing to be made, and disseminating an unauthorized copy of data pertaining to a
school employee in any form, including without limitation the printed or electronic form of
computer data, computer programs, or computer software residing in, communicated by, or
produced by a computer or computer network;
f. Signing up a school employee for a pornographic Internet site; or
g. Without authorization of the school employee, signing up a school employee for electronic
mailing lists or to receive junk electronic messages and instant messages.
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Examples of "Bullying" may also include but are not limited to a pattern of behavior involving one or
more of the following:
1. Sarcastic comments "compliments" about another student’s personal appearance or actual or
perceived attributes,
2. Pointed questions intended to embarrass or humiliate,
3. Mocking, taunting or belittling,
4. Non-verbal threats and/or intimidation such as “fronting” or “chesting” a person,
5. Demeaning humor relating to a student’s race, gender, ethnicity or actual or perceived attributes,
6. Blackmail, extortion, demands for protection money or other involuntary donations or loans,
7. Blocking access to school property or facilities,
8. Deliberate physical contact or injury to person or property,
9. Stealing or hiding books or belongings,
10. Threats of harm to student(s), possessions, or others,
11. Sexual harassment, as governed by policy 4.27, is also a form of bullying, and/or
12. Teasing or name-calling based on the belief or perception that an individual is not conforming to
expected gender roles (Example: “Slut”) or conduct or is homosexual, regardless of whether the
student self-identifies as homosexual (Examples: “You are so gay.” “Fag” “Queer”).
Students are encouraged to report behavior they consider to be bullying, including a single action
which if allowed to continue would constitute bullying, to their teacher or the building principal. The
report may be made anonymously. Teachers and other school employees who have witnessed, or are
reliably informed that, a student has been a victim of behavior they consider to be bullying, including a
single action which if allowed to continue would constitute bullying, shall report the incident(s) to the
principal. Parents or legal guardians may submit written reports of incidents they feel constitute bullying,
or if allowed to continue would constitute bullying, to the principal. The principal shall be responsible for
investigating the incident(s) to determine if disciplinary action is warranted.
The person or persons reporting behavior they consider to be bullying shall not be subject to
retaliation or reprisal in any form.
Students found to be in violation of this policy shall be subject to disciplinary action up to and
including expulsion. In determining the appropriate disciplinary action, consideration may be given to
other violations of the student handbook which may have simultaneously occurred.
Notice of what constitutes bullying, the District’s prohibition against bullying, and the consequences for
students who bully shall be conspicuously posted in every classroom, cafeteria, restroom, gymnasium,
auditorium and school bus. Parents, students, school volunteers, and employees shall be given copies of
the notice.
Copies of this policy shall be available upon request.
BUS CONDUCT
Because of safety considerations on school buses and at bus stops, students shall be
required to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with established standards for behavior.
Video cameras may be used to record student behavior on the buses.
When a student does not conduct himself/herself properly on a school bus or at a bus
stop, such instances shall be brought to the attention of the building principal by the bus driver.
The building principal shall inform the parents immediately of the misconduct and seek their
cooperation in controlling the student’s behavior. The principal shall discipline guilty students
as deemed appropriate. In an emergency situation, the Director or Supervisor of Transportation
may suspend a student from riding the bus the next morning after a student’s misbehavior.
A student who becomes a serious disciplinary problem on the school bus may have
transportation privileges suspended or terminated. In such cases, the parents of the students
involved shall become responsible for seeing that their children get to and from school. A bus
suspension or termination prohibits him/her from riding another North Little Rock School
District bus.
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STUDENT TRANSPORTATION REGULATIONS
The purpose of the Student Transportation Regulations for the North Little Rock School
District is to provide the safest, most efficient transportation possible for students. Student
transportation is the responsibility of the entire community and requires the cooperation of all
students, parents, school personnel, and citizens who drive on the streets in the presence of the
school buses. Students and parents are asked to read these regulations carefully. They must be
followed if we are to provide safe, efficient transportation for the students of this District.
Disciplinary Actions
Violation of the below regulations may result in the following disciplinary actions:
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 4 offense bus suspension for six (6) to ten (10) days
Fighting on the bus or at the bus stop may result in a bus suspension for the remainder
of the school year.
If you break any safety regulation, you may be automatically suspended from the bus.
Meeting the Bus
 Be at the bus stop ten (10) minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive. Do not arrive earlier
than ten (10) minutes beforehand.
 If you must cross the road or highway to enter the bus, try always to be on the right side of
the road waiting for the bus.
 If you should arrive at the stop just as the bus approaches the stop, wait until the bus has
come to a complete stop and the driver has signaled for you to cross in front of the bus
(unless the driver directs you differently).
 Respect the property rights of others while waiting for the bus.
 Do not litter or make unnecessary noise.
 Do not gather under carports, on porches, or on lawns without permission.
 Stand back at least ten (10) feet from the bus stop and do not approach the bus until it has
come to a complete stop and the door is opened.
 If you miss the bus, do not walk or ride another bus to school. Once the bus leaves the bus
stop, it will not load or unload students until the next designated stop. Do not try to stop the
bus after it leaves the bus stop; you will be endangering the other students, the driver, and
people in cars. The driver will report this to the principal and the supervisor of
transportation. They will decide the appropriate disciplinary action, which may include
suspension from the bus for the school year. You may have to walk to school or find some
other way to get to school every day.
Entering and Leaving the Bus
Unauthorized entry of a school bus is a violation of Arkansas State Law, Act 247 of 2005.
 Students will board and depart the bus only at their assigned stops, enter and leave the bus in
an orderly manner.
 Do not enter or leave the school bus by the back door except in the case of an emergency or
unless directed to do so by the driver.
 If you must cross the road after leaving the bus, go to a point on the shoulder of the road ten
(10) feet in front of the bus. Cross the road only after the driver or the crossing guard has
signaled you to do so.
 If you drop any object (book, paper, pencil) while leaving the bus, do not attempt to retrieve
the object until the bus has left the scene and the street is clear of other vehicles.
 The NLRSD is not required to provide transportation to daycare centers , non district
programs, after school programs, Community Centers, Boy's and Girl's Clubs, or other sites
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arranged made by the parents of students who do not have an IEP. The Director of Transportation may
establish courtesy stops near these areas to assist parents and students, but the bus driver does not have any
responsibility to see that the child actually enters the center and/or is received by an employee or caregiver at the center. On the days that these programs are closed, the bus will make the designated stop as
there may be students utilizing that stop, or parents may have made arrangements to meet the bus there.
However, parents are responsible for knowing the schedule and making alternative arrangements for their
children on those days.
Riding the Bus
 Ride only the bus to which you are assigned. You are not allowed to ride a different bus
except in an emergency. Permission must be secured in advance from the school principal
and/or the director of transportation.
 Visitors are not allowed to ride the bus except in an emergency. Permission must be secured
from the school principal and/or supervisor of transportation. Permission will only be
granted by the principal and/or supervisor of transportation to adults that are registered
volunteers with North Little Rock School District.
 Do not take anything on the bus that could be used as a weapon such as a knife, firearm,
sharp object, or a club.
 The use of electronic devices such as cell phones, beepers, cameras, ipods, etc. are not
allowed to be used on school buses when the bus is engaged in the daily transporting of
students to and from school and home. When the bus is engaged in transporting students for
extra-curricular events, or on home delivery buses following practices or extra-curricular
events, these items may be used if approved by the sponsor/coach riding on the bus or the bus
driver. Violation of this rule will be reported by the bus driver to the building administrator
on appropriate disciplinary referral forms and be dealt with like any other bus offense.
 Pets or other animals are never allowed on a school bus.
 Sit down before the bus starts moving. Stay in your seat while the bus is moving. Sit in your
assigned seat. (Act 1744 of 2001) As many as three (3) students may be assigned to each
seat. You will probably have to share your seat with others.
 Follow the directions of the driver. Students are under his/her supervision. The driver will
submit a written report of all violations to the school principal.
 Do not tamper with any of the safety devices on the bus door latches, fire extinguishers,
warning triangles, etc.
 Keep your arms, legs, feet, books, lunches, coats, and other personal belongings within the
seating area. Items should not be out the windows or in the aisle.
 Do not write on the bus or damage the seats.
 Do not throw paper, food, or other objects on the floor of the bus.
 Do not eat or smoke on the bus.
 Do not ask the driver to let you off the bus at any place except your regular bus stop.
 Do not distract the attention of the driver.
 Do not disturb the other riders, keep your hands to yourself, leave other students alone, and
be reasonably quiet to ensure the safety of everyone.
Emergency Evacuation Procedures
In an emergency, students should remain calm and quiet and listen for instructions from the
bus driver as follow. If the driver is unable to conduct emergency measures, the students
should follow the procedures below in leaving the bus:
 If the exit is through the front door, students sitting in the front seat to the left of the aisle
will move out first, followed by those in the right front seat the proceeding in this manner
until all seats are emptied.
 If the exit is through the rear emergency door, those students sitting next to the aisle shall
leave first, beginning with those students in the rear of the bus.
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If a rapid exit is necessary, and it is possible to exit from both doors, students in the rear
half of the bus should move out the back door, and those in the front half should move
out the front door.
In the event of an accident resulting in injury, persons injured should, if possible, be
moved only under competent medical supervision.
If the bus should be overturned, students should evacuate through windows or through
either door.
Upon leaving the bus, in an emergency exit, students are to move immediately off the
roadway to a safe distance from traffic. They should not cross the road unless instructed
by the driver.
In the event of a tornado or other natural disaster, students should follow the instructions
of the bus driver regarding emergency procedures.
Use common sense to protect the safety of everyone at all times.
These regulations are not intended to cover all of the situations that might arise while
riding the bus. The principal or the driver may find it necessary to interpret these
regulations in regard to his or her own bus needs.
EMERGENCY DRILLS
All schools in the District shall conduct fire drills at least monthly. Tornado drills shall also be
conducted no fewer than three (3) times per year with at least one each in the months of September,
January, and February. Students who ride school buses, shall also participate in emergency evacuation
drills at least twice each school year.
The District shall annually conduct an active shooter drill and school safety assessment for all
District schools in collaboration with local law enforcement and emergency management personnel. The
training will include a lockdown exercise with panic button alert system training. Students will be
included in the drills to the extent that is developmentally appropriate for the age of both the students and
grade configuration of the school.
Drills may be conducted during the instructional day or during non-instructional time periods.
Other types of emergency drills may also be conducted to test the implementation of the District's
emergency plans in the event of violence, terrorist attack, natural disaster, other emergency, or the
District’s Panic Button Alert System. Students shall be included in the drills to the extent practicable.
CARE OF SCHOOL PROPERTY
Careless or deliberate destruction or damage to school property including school buses,
will result in payment for loss, as well as other disciplinary action which may include police
involvement.
CHECKING STUDENTS OUT EARLY
It is important that students remain in class for the entire instructional day. The
administration will encourage all parents to not check their children out early or bring them late.
CONDUCT TO AND FROM SCHOOL
Students are subject to the same rules of conduct while traveling to and from school as
they are while on school grounds. Appropriate disciplinary actions may be taken against
commuting students who violate student code of conduct rules.
CORPORAL PUNISHMENT
Corporal punishment in any form will not be used as a disciplinary measure in the North Little
Rock School District by any teacher, administrator, or other school personnel.
DELIVERIES
No deliveries to students are accepted on any campus. This causes disruption of school and will not
be allowed.
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DISORDERLY ACTIVITIES
Disorderly activities (ex. Marches, protest, walk-outs, hazing, gang initiations, etc.) on
the part of any student or group of students at any time on school grounds shall not be tolerated.
Participation in any such activities, no matter how well-intentioned, may bring about immediate
suspension and possible expulsion from school.
Disorderly activities on school grounds during school hours shall, if circumstances
justify, be promptly handled by civil authorities.
DETENTION
School principals may establish student detention (D-Halls) as a means of discipline to
preserve an effective learning environment. Detention may be used after regular school hours
(3:40-4:10). Parents will be notified in advance that detention has been assigned and will
assume responsibility for student transportation.
DISCIPLINING STUDENTS WITH IDEA DISABILITIES INDIVIDUALS WITH
DISABILITIES EDUCATION (IDEA)
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 gives students with
disabilities special due process rights relative to long-term suspensions or exclusion (expulsion)
from school. Students with disabilities are not immune from disciplinary procedures, but
neither are those procedures identical with those for students without disabilities. Due process
will be extended to parents of and/or students with IDEA disabilities prior to any change in the
students’ education placement or program. After meeting all procedural safeguards, “exclusion
from school-based activities” with the provision of an alternative educational setting, rather than
expulsion, may be recommended as a disciplinary action for students with disabilities.
DISTRIBUTION OF LITERATURE
The school principal or designee shall establish reasonable regulations governing the
time, place, and manner of student distribution of literature.
DISRUPTION OF SCHOOL
No student shall by use of violence, force, noise, coercion, threat, intimidation, fear,
passive resistance, or any other conduct intentionally cause the substantial and material
disruption or obstruction of any lawful mission, process, or function of the school.
Neither shall a student engage in such conduct for the purpose of causing the substantial
and material disruption nor obstruction of any lawful mission, process, or function of the school
if such a disruption or obstruction is reasonably certain to result.
Neither shall a student urge other students to engage in such conduct for the purpose of
causing the substantial and material disruption nor obstruction of any lawful mission, process,
or function of the school if the disruption or obstruction is reasonably certain to result from
his/her urging.
The building administrator shall discipline any student who threatens a school employee,
a school employee’s family and/or communicates a death threat concerning a school employee, a
school employee’s family, and/or another student. (Act 1046 of 2001) The building
administrator shall also discipline any student who communicates a false alarm (present, past, or
impending bombing, fire, offense, catastrophe, or other emergency) knowing that the report is
false and/or baseless to or about a school. (Act 567 of 2001) A building administrator will
schedule a conference with the custodial parent or guardian, an administrator and the teacher as
soon as possible following the incident.
Act 1520 of 1999 requires principals who have personal knowledge or have received
information leading to a reasonable belief that any person has committed or has threatened to
commit an act of violence or any crime involving a deadly weapon on school property or while
under school supervision shall immediately report the incident or threat to the superintendent of
the school district or his designee and the appropriate local law enforcement agency.
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The law enforcement agency shall immediately report the incident to the office of the
prosecuting attorney and shall immediately initiate an investigation of the incident.
DRUG DOG
Students and parents of the North Little Rock School District should be aware that
School District Officials have access to a registered drug sniffing dog. The dog, while gentle,
has been specially trained to locate marijuana and other illegal drugs. Use of a drug sniffing
dog is a proactive approach to prevent illegal drugs from being brought to school campuses.
Periodic, unannounced visits to any District school or school-sponsored event will be
made by the dog and its handler. Lockers, automobiles, and other areas of the building and
grounds could potentially be searched. Students will be held responsible for any prohibited
items found in their lockers, automobiles, or other belongings at school. Should prohibited
items be found during a school check, the violators will be disciplined according to District
policy and may face prosecution under local, state, and federal laws.
DRUGS AND ALCOHOL
The North Little Rock School District recognizes that student use of alcohol and other
drugs is illegal, harmful, and can seriously impair capacity to learn and to function effectively in
our schools. Therefore, the North Little Rock School District prohibits the possession, use,
distribution, or sale of such substances. Further, the North Little Rock School District supports a
comprehensive program approach, which includes prevention, early identification/referral,
intervention, and support/after-care to prevent or disrupt the use of alcohol and other drugs. The
services of a certified drug/alcohol counselor are available at no cost to District students and
parents.
This policy applies to any student who is on school property, who is in attendance at
school or at a school-sponsored activity (including any student who has left the campus for any
reason and who returns to the campus), or whose conduct at any time or in any place interferes
with or obstructs the mission or operation of the school district. This also includes any schoolowned vehicle or in any other school approved vehicle used to transport students to and from
school or school activities; or off school property at any school sponsored or school-approved
activity, event, or function, such as a field trip or athletic event, where students are under the
jurisdiction of the school district is prohibited.
It shall be a violation of policy for any student:
1.
To sell, supply, give, trade, or attempt to sell, supply, give, or trade to any person
any of the substances listed in this policy or what the student represents or
believes to be any substance listed in this policy.
Sell includes the following:
Having more than one ounce or any amount packaged in separate bags/containers
of any substance listed in this policy or what the student represents or believes to
be any substance listed in this policy. Possession of three or more pills whether
loose or packaged separately or individually.
2.
To possess, procure, buy, or trade, to attempt to possess, procure, buy, or trade, to
be under the influence of (legal intoxication not required), or to use or consume or
attempt to use or consume, the substances listed in this policy or what is
represented to the student to be any of the substances listed in this policy or what
the student believes to be any of the substances listed in this policy.
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Prohibited substances shall include, but not be limited to: alcohol or any alcoholic
beverage; marijuana; any narcotic drug; any hallucinogen; any stimulant; any depressant; any
other controlled (illegal) substance; any substance, legal or illegal, that alters the student's ability
to act, think, or respond; any other substance that the student represents or believes to be any
substance prohibited by this policy; or any substance manufactured to look like a substance
prohibited by this policy.
Any student engaging in any of the activities with any of the prohibited substances listed
above shall be subject to the following penalties:
A.
Use or possession of any substance prohibited by this policy or what the student
represents or believes to be any substance prohibited by this policy. The purchase
of any substance prohibited by this policy or what the student represents or
believes to be substance prohibited by this policy.
1.
First violation: The student shall be suspended for a minimum of ten (10) school
days. The police may be called. Proof of professional help is required when the
student returns to school, and a parental conference is required prior to
readmission.
2.
Second violation: The student shall be expelled for the remainder of the current
semester and credit will be lost. Two violations for use, possession, buying, or
being under the influence of any substance will be cumulative from grade seven
through grade twelve. Example: If a student violates this section of the policy in
grade seven, he or she will be suspended for a minimum of ten school days and
must satisfy the drug-counseling requirement of this policy. If the same student
uses, buys, is in possession of, or is under the influence on a second violation, in
the twelfth grade, the student will be expelled for the remainder of the current
semester and credit will be lost.
3.
Third violation: The student will be expelled for the current and following
semester, and credit will be lost for both semesters. Subsequent violations will be
treated in the same manner.
B.
Selling or trading on school property any substance prohibited by this policy or
what the student represents or believes to be any substance prohibited by this
policy.
1.
The police will be called.
2.
The student will be expelled for the current and following semester, and credit
will be lost for both semesters.
Any student suspended or expelled in accordance with this policy as stated above shall be
required to seek professional counseling prior to readmission to school. The student may receive
the counseling through the District’s drug program at no cost to the student, or from an approved
professional counseling service at his/her own expense.
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
The District’s extracurricular programs will provide opportunities for student
participation in activities designed to meet their leisure, recreational, social, and emotional
interests and needs. These activities will provide for individual, small group, and/or student body
participation.
Extracurricular activities are defined as any school sponsored program where students
from one or more schools meet, work, perform, practice under supervision outside of regular
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class time, or are competing for the purpose of receiving an award, rating, recognition, or
criticism, or qualification for additional competition. Examples include, but are not limited to,
interscholastic athletics, cheerleading, band, choral, math, or science competitions, intramural
sports, spirit groups, and club activities.
A student’s participation in, and the District’s operation of, extracurricular activities shall
be subject to the following criteria: any K-12 student is eligible for, or may participate in,
extracurricular activities, including field trips, unless excluded for disciplinary or attendance
reasons or for failure to meet designated activity qualifications. Written parental consent must
be obtained for each field trip.
LASER POINTERS
Students shall not possess any hand held laser pointer while in school; on or about school
property, before or after school; in attendance at school or any school-sponsored activity; en route
to or from school or any school-sponsored activity; off the school grounds at any school bus or at
any school-sponsored activity or event. School personnel shall seize any laser pointer from the
student possessing it and the student may reclaim it at the close of the school year, or when the
student is no longer enrolled in the District.
EXPULSION
The Board of Education may expel a student for a period longer than ten (10) school days
for violation of the District’s written discipline policies. The Superintendent may make a
recommendation of expulsion to the Board of Education for student conduct deemed to be of
such gravity that suspension would be inappropriate, or where the student’s continued attendance
at school would disrupt the orderly learning environment or would pose an unreasonable danger
to the welfare of other students or staff.
The Superintendent or his/her designee shall give written notice, sent by registered or
certified mail, to the parents or legal guardians (mailed to the address reflected on the District’s
records) that he/she will recommend to the Board of Education that the student be expelled for
the specified length of time and state the reasons for the recommendation to expel. The notice
shall give the date, hour, and place where the Board of Education will consider and dispose of
the recommendation.
The hearing shall be conducted not less than three (3) calendar days not more than seven
(7) calendar days following the date of the notice, except that representatives of the Board and
student may agree in writing to a date not conforming to this limitation.
The President of the Board, Hearing Officer, or other designated Board member shall
preside at the hearing. The student may choose to be represented by legal counsel. The hearing
shall be conducted in open session of the Board unless the parent requests that the hearing be
conducted in executive session. Any action taken by the Board shall be in open session.
During the hearing, the Superintendent will present evidence, including the calling of
witnesses that gave rise to the recommendation of expulsion. The student, or his/her
representative, may then present evidence including statements from persons with personal
knowledge of the events or circumstances relevant to the charges against the student. Formal
cross-examination will not be permitted. However, any member of the Board, the
Superintendent, or designee, the student, or his/her representative may question anyone making a
statement and/or the student. The presiding officer shall decide questions concerning the
appropriateness or relevance of any questions asked during the hearing.
The Superintendent shall recommend the expulsion of any student for a period of not less
than one (1) year for possession of any firearm or other weapon prohibited on school campus by
law. The Superintendent shall, however, have the discretion to modify the expulsion
recommendation for a student on a case-by case basis. Parents or legal guardians of a student
enrolling from another school after the expiration of an expulsion period for a weapons policy
violation shall be given a copy of the current laws regarding the possibility of parental
responsibility for allowing a child to possess a weapon on school property. The parents or legal
guardians shall sign a statement acknowledging that they have read and understand said laws
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prior to the student being enrolled in school.
The Superintendent and the Board of Education shall complete the expulsion process of
any student that was initiated because the student possessed a firearm or other prohibited weapon
on school property regardless of the enrollment status of the student.
Act 567 of 1995 requires expulsion from school for a period of not less than one calendar
year for possession of any firearm or other weapon prohibited upon the school campus by law. A
report will be given to the North Little Rock Police Department and criminal charges may be
filed following an investigation.
INSULT OR ABUSE OF A TEACHER/SCHOOL EMPLOYEE
Any person who shall abuse or insult a public school teacher/school employee while that
teacher is performing normal and regular or assigned school responsibilities may be prosecuted
by the teacher/school employee. The district will remove any student from the teacher's
classroom for no less than three days or until a parent conference is held. This removal shall not
preclude the assignment or other disciplinary measures at the discretion of the principal. The
district shall assist any school employee in his/her efforts to prosecute. (Act 1565 of 2001)
LEAVING SCHOOL DURING SCHOOL DAY
All schools in North Little Rock operate as closed campuses. Students must stay on the
school grounds from arrival time until the completion of the scheduled day.
If a parent, guardian, or parent designee wishes to check a student out during the school
day, he/she must report to the office to sign out the student. A written statement from the parent
or guardian must document the parent designee.
If at any time during the school day it becomes necessary for a student to leave school,
the student must report to the office to obtain permission from both a parent or guardian and a
school official and sign the checkout sheet.
Only elementary students who live within walking distance (five blocks) and have written
consent from the parent or the principal may be granted permission to walk home for lunch.
BACKPACKS
Students may use only clear or mesh book bags to transport books. Backpacks that are
not clear or mesh shall be taken and may be given back at the end of the school day. The
building administrator(s) reserve the right to make appropriate decisions about backpacks in the
school building.
PUBLIC DISPLAY OF AFFECTION
Being overly affectionate in school is not in good taste and will not be allowed. The North
Little Rock School District recognizes that genuine feelings of affection may exist between
students. However, students should refrain from inappropriate, intimate behaviors on campus or
at school related events & activities. Students are expected to show good taste and conduct
themselves as ladies and gentlemen at all times. The limit for affection shown on the North Little
Rock School District campuses is that of holding hands.
Lewd and/or inappropriate Public Displays of Affection such as kissing, touching, etc. will
not be tolerated and will result in a parent meeting and possible suspension if inappropriate
behavior continues after being warned. The expression of feelings of affection toward others is a
personal concern between two individuals and not of others surrounding them. Therefore, good
taste and respect for others is the guideline for appropriate behavior.
SEARCH, SEIZURE AND INTERROGATION
The District respects the rights of its students against arbitrary intrusion of their person and
property. At the same time, it is the responsibility of school officials to protect the health, safety, and
welfare of all students enrolled in the District in order to promote an environment conducive to student
learning. The Superintendent, principals, and their designees have the right to inspect and search school
property and equipment. They may also search students and their personal property in which the student
has a reasonable expectation of privacy, when there is reasonable and individualized suspicion to believe
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such student or property contains illegal items or other items in violation of Board policy or dangerous to
the school community. School authorities may seize evidence found in the search and disciplinary action
may be taken. Evidence found which appears to be in violation of the law shall be reported to the
appropriate authority.
School property shall include, but not be limited to, lockers, desks, and parking lots, as well as
personal effects left there by students. When possible, prior notice will be given and the student will be
allowed to be present along with an adult witness; however, searches may be done at any time with or
without notice or the student’s consent. A personal search must not be excessively intrusive in light of the
age and sex of the student and the nature of the infraction.
The Superintendent, principals, and their designees may request the assistance of law
enforcement officials to help conduct searches. Such searches may include the use of specially trained
dogs.
A school official of the same sex shall conduct personal searches with an adult witness of the
same sex present.
State Law requires that Department of Human Services employees, local law enforcement, or
agents of the Crimes Against Children Division of the Department of Arkansas State Police, may
interview students without a court order for the purpose of investigating suspected child abuse. In
instances where the interviewers deem it necessary, they may exercise a “72-hour hold ” without first
obtaining a court order. Other questioning of students by non-school personnel shall be granted only with
a court order directing such questioning, with permission of the parents of a student (or the student if
above eighteen [18] years of age), or in response to a subpoena or arrest warrant.
If the District makes a report to any law enforcement agency concerning student misconduct or if
access to a student is granted to a law enforcement agency due to a court order, the principal or the
principal’s designee shall make a good faith effort to contact the student’s parent, legal guardian, or other
person having lawful control by court order, or person acting in loco parentis on student enrollment
forms. The principal or the principal's designee shall not attempt to make such contact if presented
documentation by the investigator that notification is prohibited because a parent, guardian, custodian, or
person standing in loco parentis is named as an alleged offender of the suspected child maltreatment. This
exception applies only to interview requests made by a law enforcement officer, an investigator of the
Crimes Against Children Division of the Department of Arkansas State Police, or an investigator or
employee of the Department of Human Services.
In instances other than those related to cases of suspected child abuse, principals must release a
student to either a police officer who presents a subpoena for the student, or a warrant for arrest, or to an
agent of state social services or an agent of a court with jurisdiction over a child with a court order signed
by a judge. Upon release of the student, the principal or designee shall give the student’s parent, legal
guardian, or other person having lawful control by court order, or person acting in loco parentis notice that
the student has been taken into custody by law enforcement personnel or a state’s social services agency.
If the principal or designee is unable to reach the parent, he or she shall make a reasonable, good faith
effort to get a message to the parent to call the principal or designee, and leave both a day and an afterhours telephone number.
SEXUAL HARASSMENT
It is the policy of the North Little Rock School District that none of its students will be
subjected to sexual harassment by any school employee, other student, any volunteer, or any
visitor.
Any person who alleges sexual harassment by any staff member, volunteer, or student in
the district may register the complaint with the principal or with the staff members’ immediate
supervisor. If the complaint involves the principal, the complaint may be made to the elementary
or secondary education directors. Both directors can be reached at 771-8000.
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SCHOOL UNIFORM DRESS CODE (K through 8 grade)
Students are prohibited from wearing, while on the school grounds during the school day
and at school-sponsored events, clothing that exposes underwear, buttocks, or the breast of a
female.
GIRLS
Blouse/Shirt
 Any solid colored collared shirt (long or short sleeve)
 No emblems or logos
 Any solid colored undershirt
Skirt, Skort, or Jumper
 Must be solid khaki or navy
 No shorter than 3 inches above the knee
 Cargo pockets are permitted
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No emblems or logos
Pants/Shorts
 Must be solid khaki or navv
 Style can include plain, capri, or pleated front
 Shorts – no shorter than 3 inches above the knee
 Cargo pockets are permitted
 No emblems or logos
 No leggings or jeggings unless worn with skirt or shorts
Sweater or Sweatshirt
 May be any solid color
 Must be worn with a collared uniform shirt
 No emblems or logos
Official School Shirts
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Official school shirts may be worn on Fridays only on Elementary campuses.
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Students at the North Little Rock Middle School campus may wear either a uniform shirt or an official
school shirt daily.
BOYS
Shirt
 Any solid colored collared shirt (long or short sleeve)
 No emblems or logos
 Any solid colored undershirts must be worn under collared shirt.
Pants
 Color – solid khaki or solid navy
 Style – pleated or plain front with side pockets optional
 Cargo pockets are permitted.
 No emblems or logos
Shorts
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Color – solid khaki or solid navy
Style – pleated or plain front with side pockets optional
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Cargo pockets are permitted.
Shorts – no shorter than 3 inches above the knee
No emblems or logos
Sweater or Sweatshirt
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May be any solid color
Must be worn with a collared uniform shirt
No emblems or logos
Official School Shirts
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Official school shirts may be worn on Fridays only on Elementary campuses!
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Students at the North Little Rock Middle School campus may wear either a uniform shirt or an official
school shirt daily.
BOYS AND GIRLS
Belts
 Solid color – no color preference
 No emblems or logos
 No large buckles
Socks
 Solid color – no color preference
 No emblems or logos
 Socks must be worn at all times.
Shoes
 Open-toed shoes, sandals, and slides are prohibited
Coats
 Coats or jackets will be removed once inside classroom and put in the appropriate place during the
day
All pants must be appropriately sized to eliminate any bagging or sagging. All
shirts are to be tucked into the pants, skirts, skorts, shorts, capris, or jumpers. A belt must
be worn if belt loops are on the garment. No visible labels or logos on any article of
clothing are allowed.
Exemptions
Students who are new to the district after Labor Day will be allowed a ten (10) day grace
period to comply with the School Uniform Dress Policy. Parents or legal guardians who object
to the policy based on religious grounds must present to the building principal a signed letter
detailing the reason for the objection. The parent or legal guardian and the building principal
will meet to discuss the exemption.
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School Uniform Dress Code Policy
North Little Rock Academy
School uniforms, as described below, will be required for students enrolled at NLR Academy.
GIRLS
Blouse/shirt
Color – Any solid colored collared shirt (long or short sleeve)
Collar or turtleneck required
Style – long or short sleeves with collar or turtleneck
No emblems or logos
Undershirts must be white or navy
Skirt, Skort, or Jumper
Color – solid khaki, solid navy or solid black
No shorter than 3 inches above the knee
Cargo pockets are permitted
No emblems or logos
Pants/Shorts
Color – solid khaki, solid navy or solid black
Style – plain, capri, or pleated front
Shorts – no shorter than 3 inches above the knee
Cargo pockets are permitted
No emblems or logos
Sweater or Sweatshirt
Color – Any solid colored collared shirt (long or short sleeve)
Style – cardigan or pullover, long sleeve and sleeveless styles must be worn with a uniform shirt
No emblems or logos
Official School Shirts
Official school shirts may be worn as designated by the school principal
BOYS
Shirts
Color – Any solid colored collared shirt (long or short sleeve)
Collar or turtleneck required
Style – long or short sleeve with collar or turtleneck
No emblems or logos
Undershirts must be white or navy
Pants
Color – solid khaki, solid navy or solid black
Style – pleated or plain front with side pockets optional
Cargo pockets are permitted
No emblems or logos
Shorts
Color – solid khaki, solid navy or solid black
Style – pleated or plain front with side pockets optional
Cargo pockets are permitted
Shorts – no shorter than 3 inches above the knee
No emblems or logos
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Sweater or Sweatshirt
Color – Any solid colored collared shirt (long or short sleeve)
Style – cardigan or pullover, long sleeve and sleeveless styles must be warn with a uniform shirt
No emblems or logos
Official School Shirts
Official school (your school) shirts may be worn as designated by the school principal
BOYS AND GIRLS
Belts
Solid color – no color preference
No emblems or logos
No large buckles
Socks
Solid color – no color preference
No emblems or logos
Socks must be worn at all times
Shoes
Open-toed shoes, sandals, and slides are prohibited
Coats
Coats or jackets will be removed once inside the classroom
All pants must be appropriately sized to eliminate any bagging or sagging. All shirts are to
be tucked into the pants, shirts, skorts, shorts, capris, or jumpers. A belt must be worn if
belt loops are on the garment. No visible labels or logos on any article of clothing are
allowed.
Exemptions
Students that are new to the district after Labor Day will be allowed a grace period to
comply. Parents or legal guardians who object to the policy based on religious grounds must
present to the building principal a signed letter detailing the reason for the objection. The
parents or legal guardians and the building principal will meet to discuss the exemption.
SUSPENSION FROM SCHOOL
Students that are not present at school cannot benefit from the educational opportunities the
school environment affords. Administrators, therefore, shall strive to find ways to keep students in school
as participants in the educational process. There are instances, however, when the needs of the other
students or the interests of the orderly learning environment require the removal of a student from school.
The Board authorizes school principals or their designees to suspend students for disciplinary reasons for
a period of time not to exceed ten (10) school days, including the day upon which the suspension is
imposed. The suspension may be in school or out of school. Students are responsible for their conduct
that occurs at any time on the school grounds; off school grounds at a school-sponsored function, activity,
or event; and/or going to and from school or a school activity. A student may be suspended for behavior
including, but not limited to that which:
1. Is in violation of school policies, rules, or regulations;
2. Substantially interferes with the safe and orderly educational environment;
3. School administrators believe will result in the substantial interference with the safe and orderly
educational environment; and/or
4. Is insubordinate, incorrigible, violent, or involves moral turpitude.
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Out-of-school suspension shall not be used to discipline a student for skipping class, excessive absences, or other
forms of truancy.
The school principal or designee shall proceed as follows in deciding whether or not to suspend a student:
1. The student shall be given written notice or advised orally of the charges against him/her;
2. If the student denies the charges, he/she shall be given an explanation of the evidence against
him/her and be allowed to present his/her version of the facts;
3. If the principal finds the student guilty of the misconduct, he/she may be suspended; and
4. The parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of the student shall have the right to appeal a building level
decision as outlined in the student handbook.
When possible, notice of the suspension, its duration, and any stipulations for the student’s readmittance to class will be given to the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) prior to the suspension. Such notice
shall be handed to the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) or mailed to the last address reflected in the records of
the District.
Generally, notice and hearing should precede the student’s removal from school, but if prior
notice and hearing are not feasible, as where the student’s presence endangers persons or property or
threatens disruption of the academic process, thus justifying immediate removal from school, the
necessary notice and hearing should follow as soon as practicable.
It is the parents’ or legal guardians’ responsibility to provide current contact information to the
district which the school shall use to immediately notify the parent or legal guardian upon the suspension
of a student. The notification shall be by one of the following means, listed in order of priority:
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A primary call number
(The contact may be by voice, voice mail, or text message).
An email address
A regular first class letter to the last known mailing address
The district shall keep a log of contacts attempted and made to the parent or legal guardian.
During the period of their suspension, students serving out-of-school suspensions shall not
be permitted on campus except to attend a student/parent/administrator conference.
During the period of their suspension, students serving in-school suspension shall be treated
as if the student was present at school. If a student is assigned to Student Assignment Classes (SAC) three
times during a school year, any subsequent serious misbehavior will result in the student being suspended
off campus for a maximum of ten days. The student shall not attend any school-sponsored activities
during the imposed suspension nor shall the student participate in any school-sponsored
activities. While under suspension students shall not be eligible to participate in, practice for,
or attend any student activity whether during or after the school day. These activities include
graduation.
Suspensions initiated by the principal or his/her designee may be appealed to the
Superintendent, but not to the Board.
Suspensions initiated by the Superintendent may be appealed to the Board.
TESTING OFFENSE
Possession of an electronic device during ACTAAP test administration is a serious
testing violation. Any incident that occurs during ACTAAP test administration will be treated
with the most severe of disciplinary actions, and is at the discretion of the NLRSD
administration.
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TRUANCY
Truancy is unlawful absence from school. The parent or guardian is legally responsible
for insuring that students attend school on a regular basis. The North Little Rock Police
Department will cooperate with the District in detaining and questioning students who are truant.
TOBACCO AND TOBACCO PRODUCTS
Smoking or use of tobacco or products containing tobacco in any form (including, but not limited
to, cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, and snuff) in or on any real property owned or leased by a District
school, including school buses owned or leased by the District, is prohibited. Students who violate this
policy may be subject to legal proceedings in addition to student disciplinary measures.
With the exception of recognized tobacco cessation products, this policy’s prohibition includes
any tobacco or nicotine delivery system or product. Specifically, the prohibition includes any product that
is manufactured, distributed, marketed, or sold as e-cigarettes, e-cigars, e-pips, or under any other name or
descriptor.
WEAPONS AND DANGEROUS INSTRUMENTS
No student shall possess a weapon, display what appears to be a weapon, or threaten to use a
weapon while in school, on or about school property, before or after school, in attendance at school or any
school sponsored activity, en route to or from school or any school sponsored activity, off the school
grounds at any school bus stop, or at any school sponsored activity or event. Military personnel, such as
ROTC cadets, acting in the course of their official duties are exempted.
A weapon is defined as any firearm; knife; razor; ice pick; dirk; box cutter; numchucks; pepper spray,
mace, or other noxious spray; explosive; Taser or other instrument that uses electrical current tocause
neuromuscular incapacitation; or any other instrument or substance capable of causing bodily harm. For the
purposes of this policy, "firearm" means any device designed, made, or adapted to expel a projectile by the
action of an explosive or any device readily convertible to that use.
Possession means having a weapon, as defined in this policy, on the student’s body or in an area
under his/her control. If a student discovers prior to any questioning or search by any school personnel
that he/she has accidentally brought a weapon, other than a firearm, to school on his/her person, in a book
bag/purse, or in his/her vehicle on school grounds, and the student informs the principal or a staff person
immediately, the student will not be considered to be in possession of a weapon unless it is a firearm. The
weapon shall be confiscated and held in the office until such time as the student’s parent/legal guardian
shall pick up the weapon from the school’s office. Repeated offenses are unacceptable and shall be
grounds for disciplinary action against the student as otherwise provided for in this policy.
Except as permitted in this policy, students found to be in possession on the school campus of a
firearm shall be recommended for expulsion for a period of not less than one year. The superintendent
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shall have the discretion to modify such expulsion recommendation for a student on a case-by-case basis.
Parents or legal guardians of students expelled under this policy shall be given a copy of the current laws
regarding the possibility of parental responsibility for allowing a child to possess a firearm on school
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property. Parents or legal guardians shall sign a statement acknowledging that they have read and
understand said laws prior to readmitting the student. Parents or legal guardians of a student enrolling
from another school after the expiration of an expulsion period for a firearm policy violation shall also be
given a copy of the current laws regarding the possibility of parental responsibility for allowing a child to
possess a firearm on school property. The parents or legal guardians shall sign a statement acknowledging
that they have read and understand said laws prior to the student being enrolled in school.
The mandatory expulsion requirement for possession of a firearm does not apply to a firearm
brought to school for the purpose of participating in activities approved and authorized by the district that
include the use of firearms. Such activities may include ROTC programs, hunting safety or military
education, or before or after-school hunting or rifle clubs. Firearms brought to school for such purposes
shall be brought to the school employee designated to receive such firearms. The designated employee
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shall store the firearms in a secure location until they are removed for use in the approved activity.
The district shall report any student who brings a firearm to school to the criminal justice system
or juvenile delinquency system by notifying local law enforcement.
ATTENDANCE
The Board believes that the fundamental right to attend public school places upon the student the
accompanying responsibility to be regular in attendance. Regular attendance can be assumed to
be essential for a student’s successful progress in the instructional program. Students who are
absent during all or part of a school day shall not participate in any school activity on that day or
night unless permission is granted through the principal’s office.
ABSENCES
If any student’s Individual Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan conflicts with this policy, the
requirements of the student’s IEP or 504 Plan take precedence.
Education is more than the grades students receive in their courses. Important as that is, students’
regular attendance at school is essential to their social and cultural development and helps prepare them to
accept responsibilities they will face as an adult. Interactions with other students and participation in the
instruction within the classroom enrich the learning environment and promote a continuity of instruction
which results in higher student achievement.
Absences for students enrolled in digital courses shall be determined by the online attendance and time
the student is working on the course rather than the student’s physical presence at school. Students
who are scheduled to have a dedicated period for a digital class shall not be considered absent if the
student logs the correct amount of time and completes any required assignments; however, a student
who fails to be physically present for an assigned period may be disciplined in accordance with the
District’s truancy policy.
Excused Absences
Excused absences are those where the student was on official school business or when the absence
was due to one of the following reasons and the student brings a written statement to the principal or
designee upon his/her return to school from the parent or legal guardian stating such reason. A written
statement presented for an absence having occurred more than five (5) school days prior to its
presentation will not be accepted.
1. The student’s illness or when attendance could jeopardize the health of other students. A maximum of
three (3) such days are allowed per semester unless the condition(s) causing such absences is of a
chronic or recurring nature, is medically documented, and approved by the principal.
2. Death or serious illness in their immediate family;
3. Observance of recognized holidays observed by the student's faith;
4. Attendance at an appointment with a government agency;
5. Attendance at a medical appointment;
6. Exceptional circumstances with prior approval of the principal;
7. Participation in an FFA, FHA, or 4-H sanctioned activity;
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8. Participation in the election poll workers program for high school students.
9. Absences granted to allow a student to visit his/her parent or legal guardian who is a member of the
military and been called to active duty, is on leave from active duty, or has returned from deployment
to a combat zone or combat support posting. The number of additional excused absences shall be at
the discretion of the superintendent or designee.
10. Absences granted, at the Superintendent's discretion, to seventeen (17) year-old students who join the
Arkansas National Guard while in eleventh grade to complete basic combat training between grades
eleven (11) and (12).
11. Absences for students excluded from school by the Arkansas Department of Health during a disease
outbreak because the student has an immunization waiver or whose immunizations are not up to date.
Students who serve as pages for a member of the General Assembly shall be considered on instructional
assignment and shall not be considered absent from school for the day the student is serving as a page.
Unexcused Absences
Absences not defined above or not having an accompanying note from the parent or legal
guardian, presented in the timeline required by this policy, shall be considered as unexcused absences.
Students with (7) unexcused absences in a course in a semester may not receive credit for that course. At
the discretion of the principal after consultation with persons having knowledge of the circumstances of the
unexcused absences, the student may be denied promotion or graduation. Excessive absences shall
not be a reason for expulsion or dismissal of a student.
When a student has (3) unexcused absences, his/her parents, guardians, or persons in loco
parentis shall be notified. Notification shall be by telephone by the end of the school day in which such
absence occurred or by regular mail with a return address sent no later than the following school day. The
school may send notification home with the student.
Whenever a student exceeds (3) unexcused absences in a semester, the District shall notify the
prosecuting authority and the parent, guardian, or persons in loco parentis shall be subject to a civil
penalty as prescribed by law.
It is the Arkansas General Assembly’s intention that students having excessive absences be given
assistance in obtaining credit for their courses. Therefore, at any time prior to when a student exceeds the
number of unexcused absences permitted by this policy, the student, or his/her parent, guardian, or person
in loco parentis may petition the school or district’s administration for special arrangements to address the
student’s unexcused absences. If formal arrangements are granted, they shall be formalized into a written
agreement which will include the conditions of the agreement and the consequences for failing to fulfill
the agreement’s requirements. The agreement shall be signed by the student, the student’s parent,
guardian, or person in loco parentis, and the school or district administrator or designee.
Students who attend in-school suspension shall not be counted absent for those days. Days
missed due to out-of-school suspension or expulsion shall be unexcused absences.
The District shall notify the Department of Finance and Administration whenever a student
fourteen (14) years of age or older is no longer in school. The Department of Finance and Administration
is required to suspend the former student’s operator’s license unless he/she meets certain requirements
specified in the statute.
Applicants for an instruction permit or for a driver's license by persons less than eighteen (18)
years old on October 1 of any year are required to provide proof of a high school diploma or enrollment
and regular attendance in an adult education program or a public, private, or parochial school prior to
receiving an instruction permit. To be issued a driver's license, a student enrolled in school shall present
proof of a “C” average for the previous semester or similar equivalent grading period for which grades are
reported as part of the student’s permanent record.
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ABSENCES FOR SCHOOL BUSINESS
Absence for school business (athletics, college days, club activities, student
performances, etc.) shall not be considered an absence from school. A student shall be allowed a
maximum of six (6) absences per year in any one class. A student who has failed a course in the
previous nine- (9) weeks will not be allowed to miss class for school business. The principal
may grant exceptions after consultation with teachers, counselors, and others who have
knowledge of the circumstances.
ARRIVAL TIME AT SCHOOL
Ideally, students should not arrive at school more than ten (10) minutes before school
opens except to participate in scheduled activities.
The District recognizes that this ideal cannot always be realized because of family
schedules; however, because children must have the security of supervision, absolute limits must
exist as to when the school will assume responsibility. The North Little Rock School District
assumes this responsibility up to thirty (30) minutes before school hours.
COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE AGE
According to Ark.Code Ann. Section 6-18-207, every parent, guardian, or other person
having custody or charge of any child age five through seventeen (17) years old on before
August 1 who resides as defined by Policy 4.1-RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS, within the
District shall enroll and send the child to public, private, or parochial school or provide a home
school for the child or children.
CHANGE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to inform school offices and update
changes in addresses, telephone numbers including emergency telephone numbers, and
personal information. Personal information to be updated includes changes in court ordered
custodial status.
ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
To enroll in a school in the District, the child must be a resident of the District as defined in District
policy (4.1—RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS), meet the criteria outlined in policy 4.40—HOMELESS
STUDENTS or in policy 4.52—STUDENTS WHO ARE FOSTER CHILDREN, be accepted as a
transfer student under the provisions of policy 4.4, or participate under a school choice option and submit
the required paperwork as required by the choice option.
Students may enter kindergarten if they will attain the age of five (5) on or before August 1 of the year in
which they are seeking initial enrollment. Any student who has been enrolled in a state-accredited or
state-approved kindergarten program in another state for at least sixty (60) days, who will become five (5)
years old during the year in which he/she is enrolled in kindergarten, and who meets the basic residency
requirement for school attendance may be enrolled in kindergarten upon written request to the District.
Any child who will be six (6) years of age on or before October 1 of the school year of enrollment and
who has not completed a state-accredited kindergarten program shall be evaluated by the district and may
be placed in the first grade if the results of the evaluation justify placement in the first grade and the
child’s parent or legal guardian agrees with placement in the first grade; otherwise the child shall be
placed in kindergarten.
Any child may enter first grade in a District school if the child will attain the age of six (6) years during
the school year in which the child is seeking enrollment and the child has successfully completed a
kindergarten program in a public school in Arkansas.
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Any child who has been enrolled in the first grade in a state-accredited or state-approved elementary
school in another state for a period of at least sixty (60) days, who will become age six (6) years during
the school year in which he/she is enrolled in grade one (1), and who meets the basic residency
requirements for school attendance may be enrolled in the first grade.
Students who move into the District from an accredited school shall be assigned to the same grade as they
were attending in their previous school (mid-year transfers) or as they would have been assigned in their
previous school. Home-schooled and private school students shall be evaluated by the District to
determine their appropriate grade placement.
The district shall make no attempt to ascertain the immigration status, legal or illegal, of any student or
his/her parent or legal guardian presenting for enrollment.
Prior to the child’s admission to a District school:
1. The parent, guardian, or other responsible person shall furnish the child’s social security number, or if
they request, the district will assign the child a nine (9) digit number designated by the department of
education.
2. The parent, guardian, or other responsible person shall provide the district with one (1) of the
following documents indicating the child’s age:
a. A birth certificate;
b. A statement by the local registrar or a county recorder certifying the child’s date of birth;
c. An attested baptismal certificate;
d. A passport;
e. An affidavit of the date and place of birth by the child’s parent or guardian;
f. United States military identification; or
g. Previous school records.
3. The parent, guardian, or other responsible person shall indicate on school registration forms whether
the child has been expelled from school in any other school district or is a party to an expulsion
proceeding. The Board of Education reserves the right, after a hearing before the Board, not to allow
any person who has been expelled from another school district to enroll as a student until the time of
the person's expulsion has expired.
4. In accordance with Policy 4.57—IMMUNIZATIONS, the child shall be age appropriately
immunized.
Uniformed Services Member's Children
For the purposes of this policy:
"active duty members of the uniformed services" includes members of the National Guard and Reserve
on active duty orders pursuant to 10 U.S.C. Section 1209 and 1211;
"uniformed services" means the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as the
Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Public Health
Services;
"veteran" means: a person who served in the uniformed services and who was discharged or released
there from under conditions other than dishonorable.
“Eligible child” means the children of:
 active duty members of the uniformed services;
 members or veterans of the uniformed services who are severely injured and medically discharged or
retired for a period of one (1) year after medical discharge or retirement; and
 members of the uniformed services who die on active duty or as a result of injuries sustained on
active duty for a period of one (1) year after death.
An eligible child as defined in this policy shall:
1. be allowed to continue his/her enrollment at the grade level commensurate with his/her grade level
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
he/she was in at the time of transition from his/her previous school, regardless of age;
be eligible for enrollment in the next highest grade level, regardless of age if the student has satisfactorily
completed the prerequisite grade level in his/her previous school;
enter the District's school on the validated level from his/her previous accredited school when
transferring into the District after the start of the school year;
be enrolled in courses and programs the same as or similar to the ones the student was enrolled in
his/her previous school to the extent that space is available. This does not prohibit the District from
performing subsequent evaluations to ensure appropriate placement and continued enrollment of the
student in the courses/and/or programs;
be provided services comparable to those the student with disabilities received in his/her previous
school based on his/her previous Individualized Education Program (IEP). This does not preclude the
District school from performing subsequent evaluations to ensure appropriate placement of the
student;
make reasonable accommodations and modifications to address the needs of an incoming student
with disabilities, subject to an existing 504 or Title II Plan, necessary to provide the student with equal
access to education. This does not preclude the District school from performing subsequent
evaluations to ensure appropriate placement of the student;
be enrolled by an individual who has been given the special power of attorney for the student's
guardianship. The individual shall have the power to take all other actions requiring parental
participation and/or consent;
be eligible to continue attending District schools if he/she has been placed under the legal
guardianship of a noncustodial parent living outside the district by a custodial parent on active.
IMMUNIZATIONS
Definitions
"In process" means the student has received at least one dose of the required immunizations
and is waiting the minimum time interval to receive the additional dose(s).
“Serologic testing” refers to a medical procedure used to determine an individual’s immunity to
Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella.
General Requirements
Unless otherwise provided by law or this policy, no student shall be admitted to attend classes in
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the District who has not been age appropriately immunized against :
 Poliomyelitis;
 Diphtheria;
 Tetanus;
 Pertussis;
 Red (rubeola) measles;
 Rubella;
 Mumps;
 Hepatitis A;
 Hepatitis B;
 Meningococcal disease;
 Varicella (chickenpox); and
 Any other immunization required by the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH).
The District administration has the responsibility to evaluate the immunization status of District
students. The District shall maintain a list of all students who are not fully age appropriately immunized
or who have an exemption provided by ADH to the immunization requirements based on medical,
religious, or philosophical grounds. Students who are not fully age appropriately immunized when
seeking admittance shall be referred to a medical authority for consultation.
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The only types of proof of immunization the District will accept are immunization records provided by a:
A. Licensed physician;
B. Health department;
C. Military service; or
D. Official record from another educational institution in Arkansas.
The proof of immunization must include the vaccine type and dates of vaccine administration.
Documents stating “up-to-date”, “complete”, “adequate”, and the like will not be accepted as proof of
immunization. No self or parental history of varicella disease will be accepted. Valid proof of
immunization and of immunity based on serological testing shall be entered into the student’s record.
In order to continue attending classes in the District, the student must have submitted:
1) Proof of immunization showing the student to be fully age appropriately vaccinated;
2) Written documentation by a public health nurse or private physician of proof the student is in process
of being age appropriately immunized, which includes a schedule of the student’s next immunization;
3) A copy of a letter from ADH indicating immunity based on serologic testing; and/or
4) A copy of the letter from ADH exempting the student from the immunization requirements for the
current school year, or a copy of the application for an exemption for the current school year if the
exemption letter has not yet arrived.
Students whose immunization records or serology results are lost or unavailable are required to
receive all age appropriate vaccinations or submit number 4 above.
Temporary Admittance
While students who are not fully age appropriately immunized or have not yet submitted an
immunization waver may be enrolled to attend school, such students shall be allowed to attend school on
a temporary basis only. Students admitted on a temporary basis may be admitted for a maximum of thirty
(30) days (or until October 1st of the current school year for the tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, and
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meningococcal vaccinations required at ages eleven (11) and sixteen (16) respectively if October 1 is
later in the current school year than the thirty (30) days following the student’s admittance). No student
shall be withdrawn and readmitted in order to extend the thirty (30) day period. Students may be allowed
to continue attending beyond the thirty (30) day period if the student submits a copy of either number 2 or
number 4 above.
Students who are in process shall be required to adhere to the submitted schedule. Failure of the
student to submit written documentation from a public health nurse or private physician demonstrating
the student received the vaccinations set forth in the schedule may lead to the revocation of the student’s
temporary admittance; such students shall be excluded from school until the documentation is provided.
The District will not accept copies of applications requesting an exemption for the current school
year that are older than two (2) weeks based on the date on the application. Students who submit a copy
of an application to receive an exemption from the immunization requirements for the current year to gain
temporary admittance have thirty (30) days from the admission date to submit either a letter from ADH
granting the exemption or documentation demonstrating the student is in process and a copy of the
immunization schedule. Failure to submit the necessary documentation by the close of the thirty (30) days
will result in the student being excluded until the documentation is submitted.
Exclusion From School
In the event of an outbreak, students who are not fully age appropriately immunized, are in
process, or are exempt from the immunization requirements may be required to be excluded from school
in order to protect the student. ADH shall determine if it is necessary for students to be excluded in the
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event of an outbreak. Students may be excluded for twenty-one (21) days or longer depending on the
outbreak. No student excluded due to an outbreak shall be allowed to return to school until the District
receives approval from ADH.
Students who are excluded from school are not eligible to receive homebound instruction unless the
excluded student had a pre-existing IEP or 504 Plan and the IEP/504 team determines homebound
instruction to be in the best interest of the student. To the extent possible, the student’s teacher(s) shall
place in the principal’s office a copy of the student’s assignments:
 for the remainder of the week by the end of the initial school day of the student's exclusion; and
 by the end of each school's calendar week for the upcoming week until the student returns to school.
It is the responsibility of the student or the student’s parent/legal guardian to make sure that the student’s
assignments are collected.
Students excluded from school shall have five (5) school days from the day the student returns to
school to submit any homework and to make up any examinations. State mandated assessments are not
included in “examinations” and the District has no control over administering state mandated make-up
assessments outside of the state's schedule. Students shall receive a grade of zero for any assignment or
examination not completed or submitted on time.
FOSTER STUDENTS
The District will afford the same services and educational opportunities to foster children that are
afforded other children and youth. The District shall work with the Department of Human Services
(“DHS”), the ADE, and individuals involved with each foster child to ensure that he/she is able to
maintain his/her continuity of educational services to the fullest extent that is practical and reasonable.
The Superintendent or his/her designee shall appoint an appropriate staff person to be the local
educational liaison for foster children and youth whose responsibilities shall include ensuring the timely
school enrollment of each foster child and assisting foster children who transfer between schools by
expediting the transfer of relevant educational records.
The District, working with other individuals and agencies shall, unless the presiding court rules
otherwise, ensure that the foster child remains in his/her current school, even if a change in the foster
child’s placement results in a residency that is outside the district. In such a situation, the District will
work to arrange for transportation to and from school for the foster child to the extent it is reasonable and
practical.
Upon notification to the District’s foster care liaison by a foster child’s caseworker that a foster
child’s school enrollment is being changed to one of the District’s schools, the school receiving the child
must immediately enroll him/her. Immediate enrollment is required even if a child lacks the required
clothing, academic or medical records, or proof of residency.
A foster child’s grades shall not be lowered due to absence from school that is caused by a change in the
child’s school enrollment, the child’s attendance at dependency-neglect court proceedings, or other courtordered counseling or treatment.
Any course work completed by the foster child prior to a school enrollment change shall be
accepted as academic credit so long as the child has satisfactorily completed the appropriate academic
placement assessment.
If a foster child was enrolled in a District school immediately prior to completing his/her
graduation requirements while detained in a juvenile detention facility or while committed to the Division
of Youth Services of DHS, the District shall issue the child a diploma.
HOMELESS STUDENTS
The North Little School District will afford the same services and educational opportunities to homeless
children as are afforded to non-homeless children. The Superintendent or his/her designee
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shall appoint an appropriate staff person to be the local educational agency (LEA) liaison for homeless children
and youth whose responsibilities shall include, but are not limited to:
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Receive appropriate time and training in order to carry out the duties required by law and this policy;
coordinate and collaborate with the State Coordinator, community, and school personnel responsible for education
and related services to homeless children and youths;
Ensure that school personnel receive professional development and other support regarding their duties and
responsibilities for homeless youths;
Ensure that unaccompanied homeless youths:
 Are enrolled in school;
 Have opportunities to meet the same challenging State academic standards as other children and youths;
and
 Are informed of their status as independent students under the Higher Education Act of 1965 and that they
may obtain assistance from the LEA liaison to receive verification of such status for purposes of the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid;
Ensure that public notice of the educational rights of the homeless children and youths is disseminated in locations
frequented by parents or guardians of such youth, and unaccompanied homeless youths, including schools, shelters,
public libraries, and soup kitchens, in a manner and form that is easily understandable.
To the extent possible, the LEA liaison and the building principal shall work together to ensure no homeless child
or youth is harmed due to conflicts with District policies solely because of the homeless child or youth’s living
situation; this is especially true for District policies governing fees, fines, and absences. 1
Notwithstanding Policy 4.1, homeless students living in the district are entitled to enroll in the district’s school that nonhomeless students who live in the same attendance area are eligible to attend. If there is a question concerning the enrollment
of a homeless child due to a conflict with Policy 4.1 or 4.2, the child shall be immediately admitted to the school in which
enrollment is sought pending resolution of the dispute, including all appeals. It is the responsibility of the District’s LEA
liaison for homeless children and youth to carry out the dispute resolution process.
For the purposes of this policy “school of origin” means:
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The school that a child or youth attended when permanently housed or the school in which the child or
youth was last enrolled, including a preschool; and
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The designated receiving school at the next grade level for all feeder schools when the child completes the
final grade provided by the school of origin.
The District shall do one of the following according to what is in the best interests of a homeless child:. Continue the child's
or youth's education in the school of origin for the duration of homelessness:
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In any case in which a family becomes homeless between academic years or during an academic year; and
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For the remainder of the academic year, if the child or youth becomes permanently housed during an
academic year; or
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Enroll the child or youth in any public school that nonhomeless students who live in the attendance area in
which the child or youth is actually living are eligible to attend.
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In determining the best interest of the child or youth, the District shall:
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Presume that keeping the child or youth in the school of origin is in the child's or youth's best interest,
except when doing so is contrary to the request of the child's or youth's parent or guardian, or (in the case
of an unaccompanied youth) the youth;
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Consider student-centered factors related to the child's or youth's best interest, including factors related to
the impact of mobility on achievement, education, health, and safety of homeless children and youth,
giving priority to the request of the child's or youth's parent or guardian or (in the case of an
unaccompanied youth) the youth.
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If the District determines that it is not in the child's or youth's best interest to attend the school of origin or the
school requested by the parent or guardian, or (in the case of an unaccompanied youth) the youth, the District shall
provide the child's or youth's parent or guardian or the unaccompanied youth with a written explanation of the
reasons for its determination, in a manner and form understandable to such parent, guardian, or unaccompanied
youth, including information regarding the right to appeal. For an unaccompanied youth, the District shall ensure
that the LEA liaison assists in placement or enrollment decisions, gives priority to the views of such
unaccompanied youth, and provides notice to such youth of the right to appeal.
The homeless child or youth must be immediately enrolled in the selected school regardless of whether application
or enrollment deadlines were missed during the period of homelessness.
The District shall be responsible for providing transportation for a homeless child, at the request of the parent or
guardian (or in the case of an unaccompanied youth, the LEA Liaison), to and from the child’s school of origin.
B.
C.
D.
For the purposes of this policy, students shall be considered homeless if they lack a fixed, regular, and adequate
nighttime residence and:
A.
Are:
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Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason;
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Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate
accommodations;
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Living in emergency or transitional shelters;
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Abandoned in hospitals; or
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Awaiting foster care placement;
Have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular
sleeping accommodation for human beings;
Are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar
settings; and
Are migratory children who are living in circumstances described in clauses (a) through (c).
In accordance with Federal law, information on a homeless child or youth’s living situation is part of the student’s
education record and shall not be considered, or added, to the list of directory information in Policy 4.13.
UNACCOMPANIED YOUTH
The District Social Worker/Homeless Liaison will enroll unaccompanied youth in the
appropriate school. They will receive transportation, school supplies, clothes, and hygiene items.
Household items are groceries will be purchased if needed. If the youth is employed, city bus
tokens will be purchased and if necessary work uniforms. The NLRSD Social Worker/Homeless
Liaison will try to excuse as many days as possible when there is an excessive about of absences
due to current situation. Additionally, assistance will be provided to apply for AR-Kids First
through the DHS office and assistance will be given to obtain approval of free meal status
through the school meal program.
All NLRSD students who reside in shelters may receive uniforms, hygiene items,
underclothes, school supplies, transportation, laundry items, and an application for AR-Kids
First. Transportation may be provided for extracurricular activities. Additionally, snacks,
summer clothing, swim attire, school supplies, books, hygiene items, food, and backpacks are
provided to the shelters to be used as they see fit. All students will receive their own individual
backpacks.
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The shelters, parents, staff, foster care agency, and/or students shall be responsible for
contacting the NLRSD Social worker/Homeless Liaison and the NLRSD Student Services Office
when transportation is needed. Transportation is shared with LRSD and PCSSD when a student
residing in one district and attending school in another district.
For example: A Homeless/Unaccompanied Youth that is a High School Senior
living in Bryant, AR is bused to School for the Blind, picked up by NLRSD and
transported to the school of origin, NLRSD West Campus.
HOME SCHOOLING
Parents or legal guardians desiring to provide a home school for their children must give written
notice to the Superintendent of their intent to do so and sign a waiver acknowledging that the State of
Arkansas is not liable for the education of their children during the time the parents choose to home
school. Notice shall be given.
1. At the beginning of each school year, but no later than August 15;
2. By December 15 for parents who decide to start home schooling at the beginning of the spring
semester; or
3. Fourteen (14) calendar days prior to withdrawing the child (provided the student is not currently
under disciplinary action for violation of any written school policy, including, but not limited to,
excessive absences) and at the beginning of each school year thereafter.
The parents or legal guardians shall deliver written notice in person to the Superintendent the first
time such notice is given and the notice must include:
1. The name, date of birth, grade level, and the name and address of the school last attended, if any;
2. The location of the home school;
3. The basic core curriculum to be offered;
4. The proposed schedule of instruction; and
5. The qualifications of the parent-teacher.
To aid the District in providing a free and appropriate public education to students in need of
special education services, the parents or legal guardians home-schooling their children shall provide
information which might indicate the need for special education services.
MAKE-UP WORK
Students who miss school due to an excused absence shall be allowed to make up the work they
missed during their absence under the following rules.
1. Students are responsible for asking the teachers of the classes they missed what assignments they
need to make up.
2. Teachers are responsible for providing the missed assignments when asked by a returning student.
3. Students are required to ask for their assignments on their first day back at school or their first class
day after their return.
4. Make-up tests are to be rescheduled at the discretion of the teacher, but must be aligned with the
schedule of the missed work to be made up.
5. Students shall have one class day to make up their work for each class day they are absent.
6. Make-up work which is not turned in within the make-up schedule for that assignment shall receive a
zero.
7. Students are responsible for turning in their make-up work without the teacher having to ask for it.
8. Students who are absent on the day their make-up work is due must turn in their work the day they
return to school whether or not the class for which the work is due meets the day of their return.
As required/permitted by the student’s Individual Education Program or 504 Plan.
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Work may not be made up for credit for unexcused absences unless the unexcused absences are
part of a signed agreement as permitted by policy 4.7—ABSENCES. Out-of-school suspensions are
unexcused absences.
Work missed while a student is expelled from school may not be made up for credit and students
shall receive a zero for missed assignments.
In lieu of the timeline above, assignments for students who are excluded from school by the
Arkansas Department of Health during a disease outbreak are to be made up as set forth in Policy 4.57—
IMMUNIZATIONS.
SCHOOL CLOSING IN INCLEMENT WEATHER
Weather conditions sometimes force the cancellation or alternate scheduling of school.
It is not always possible to provide in advance alternative plans and procedures for
students to follow because of the varied circumstances of times and conditions that might arise.
Therefore, the District administration is charged with the responsibility of making
alternate plans, procedures and schedules as the weather conditions warrant and notifying
students and parents through the means of broadcast and print media. The guiding principle will
be the safety and welfare of the students.
STUDENT ASSIGNMENTS
School attendance zones for elementary, middle school and high school students shall be
established in accordance with the North Little Rock School District’s Student Assignment Plan.
Students shall attend the schools as assigned by the District.
If a family moves from one attendance zone to another during the final nine (9) weeks of
school, the students may, at the option of the parent or guardian, elect to complete the school
year in either of the two (2) zones.
Students requesting special permission to attend a school in a different attendance zone
must apply by June 1 of the preceding fall semester.
Students who establish residence in another school district or attendance zone may, at the
option of the parents, continue enrollment in a North Little Rock school if the change in
residence occurs within the final nine (9) weeks of school, no district transportation provided.
STUDENT TRANSFERS
The North Little Rock District shall review and accept or reject requests for transfers, both into
and out of the district, on a case by case basis at the July and December regularly scheduled board
meetings.
The District may reject a nonresident’s application for admission if its acceptance would necessitate the
addition of staff or classrooms, exceed the capacity of a program, class, grade level, or school building,
or cause the District to provide educational services not currently provided in the affected school. The
District shall reject applications that would cause it to be out of compliance with applicable laws and
regulations regarding desegregation.
Any student transferring from a school accredited by the Department of Education to a school in
this district shall be placed into the same grade the student would have been in had the student remained
at the former school. Any grades, course credits, and/or promotions received by a student while enrolled
in the Division of Youth Services system of education shall be considered transferable in the same
manner as those grades, course credits, and promotions from other accredited Arkansas public educational entities.
Any student transferring from home school or a school that is not accredited by the Department
of Education to a District school shall be evaluated by District staff to determine the student’s appropriate
grade placement.
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The Board of Education reserves the right, after a hearing before the Board, not to allow any
person who has been expelled from another district to enroll as a student until the time of the person’s
expulsion has expired.
Except as otherwise required or permitted by law, the responsibility for transportation of any
nonresident student admitted to a school in this District shall be borne by the student or the student’s
parents. The District and the resident district may enter into a written agreement with the student or
student’s parents to provide transportation to or from the District, or both.
RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS
Definitions:
“Reside” means to be physically present and to maintain a permanent place of abode for
an average of no fewer than four (4) calendar days and nights per week for a primary purpose
other than school attendance.
“Resident” means a student whose parents, legal guardians, persons having legal, lawful
control of the student under order of a court, or persons standing in loco parentis reside in the
school district.
“Residential address” means the physical location where the student’s parents, legal
guardians, persons having legal, lawful control of the student under order of a court, or persons
standing in loco parentis reside. A student may use the residential address of a legal guardian,
person having legal, lawful control of the student under order of a court, or person standing in
loco parentis only if the student resides at the same residential address and if the guardianship or
other legal authority is not granted solely for educational needs or school attendance purposes.
The schools of the District shall be open and free through the completion of the
secondary program to all persons between the ages of five (5) and twenty one (21) years whose
parents, legal guardians, or other persons having lawful control of the person under an order of a
court reside within the District and to all persons between those ages who have been legally
transferred to the District for educational purposes.
Any person eighteen (18) years of age or older may establish a residence separate and
apart from his or her parents or guardians for school attendance purposes.
In order for a person under the age of eighteen (18) years to establish a residence for the
purpose of attending the District’s schools separate and apart from his or her parents, guardians,
or other persons having lawful control of him or her under an order of a court, the person must
actually reside in the District for a primary purpose other than that of school attendance.
However, a student previously enrolled in the district who is placed under the legal guardianship
of a noncustodial parent living outside the district by a custodial parent on active military duty
may continue to attend district schools. A foster child who was previously enrolled in a District
school and who has had a change in placement to a residence outside the District, may continue
to remain enrolled in his/her current school unless the presiding court rules otherwise.
Under instances prescribed in A.C.A. § 6-18-203, a child or ward of an employee of the
district or of the education coop to which the district belongs may enroll in the district even
though the employee and his/her child or ward reside outside the district.
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SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES
COMMUNICABLE DISEASES AND PARASITES
Students with communicable diseases or with human host parasites that are transmittable in a
school environment shall demonstrate respect for other students by not attending school while they are
capable of transmitting their condition to others. Students whom the school nurse determines are
unwell or unfit for school attendance or who are believed to have a communicable disease or
condition will be required to be picked up by their parent or guardian. Specific examples include,
but are not limited to: chicken pox, measles, scabies, conjunctivitis (Pink Eye), impetigo/MRSA
(Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), streptococcal and staphylococcal infections,
ringworm, mononucleosis, Hepatitis A, B or C, mumps, vomiting, diarrhea, and fever (100.4 F
when taken orally). A student who has been sent home by the school nurse will be subsequently
readmitted, at the discretion of the school nurse, when the student is no longer a transmission
risk. In some instances, a letter from a health care provider may be required prior to the student being
readmitted to the school.
To help control the possible spread of communicable diseases, school personnel shall
follow the District's exposure control plan when dealing with any blood-borne, food-borne, and
airborne pathogens exposures. Standard precautions shall be followed relating to the handling,
disposal, and cleanup of blood and other potentially infectious materials such as all body fluids,
secretions and excretions (except sweat).
The District shall maintain a copy of each student's immunization record and a list of
individuals with exemptions from immunization which shall be education records as defined in
policy 4.13. That policy provides that an education record may be disclosed to appropriate
parties in connection with an emergency if knowledge of the information is necessary to protect
the health or safety of the student or other individuals.
A student enrolled in the District who has an immunization exemption may be removed
from school at the discretion of the Arkansas Department of Health during an outbreak of the
disease for which the student is not vaccinated. The student may not return to the school until the
outbreak has been resolved and the student's return to school is approved by the Arkansas
Department of Health.
The parents or legal guardians of students found to have live human host parasites that are
transmittable in a school environment will be asked to pick their child up at the end of the school
day. The parents or legal guardians will be given information concerning the eradication and control of
human host parasites. A student may be readmitted after the school nurse or designee has determined
the student no longer has live human host parasites that are transmittable in a school environment.
Each school may conduct screenings of students for human host parasites that are
transmittable in a school environment as needed. The screenings shall be conducted in a manner that
respects the privacy and confidentiality of each student.
CONTACT WITH STUDENTS WHILE AT SCHOOL
CONTACT BY PARENTS
Parents wishing to speak to their children during the school day shall register first with the office.
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CONTACT BY NON-CUSTODIAL PARENTS
If there is any question concerning the legal custody of the student, the custodial parent shall
present documentation to the principal or the principal’s designee establishing the parent’s custody of the
student. It shall be the responsibility of the custodial parent to make any court ordered “no contact” or
other restrictions regarding the non-custodial parent known to the principal by presenting a copy of a
file- marked court order. Without such a court order on file, the school will release the child to either of
his/her parents. Non-custodial parents who file with the principal a date-stamped copy of current court
orders granting visitation may eat lunch, volunteer in their child’s classroom, or otherwise have contact
with their child during school hours and the prior approval of the school’s principal. Such contact is
subject to the limitations outlined in Policy 4.16, Policy 6.5, and any other policies that may apply.
Arkansas law provides that, In order to avoid continuing child custody controversies from involving school
personnel and to avoid disruptions to the educational atmosphere in the District’s schools, the transfer of a child
between his/her custodial parent and non-custodial parent, when both parents are present, shall not take place on
the school’s property on normal school days during normal hours of school operation. The custodial or noncustodial parent may send to/drop off the student at school to be sent to/picked up by the other parent on
predetermined days in accordance with any court order provided by the custodial parent or by a signed
agreement between both the custodial and non-custodial parents that was witnessed by the student’s building
principal.1 Unless a valid no-contact order has been filed with the student’s principal or the principal’s designee,
district employees shall not become involved in disputes concerning whether or not that parent was supposed to
pick up the student on any given day.
CONTACT BY LAW ENFORCEMENT, SOCIAL SERVICES, OR BY COURT ORDER
State Law requires that Department of Human Services employees, local law enforcement, or
agents of the Crimes Against Children Division of the Department of Arkansas State Police, may
interview students without a court order for the purpose of investigating suspected child abuse. In
instances where the interviewers deem it necessary, they may exercise a “72-hour hold ” without first
obtaining a court order. Except as provided below, other questioning of students by non-school personnel
shall be granted only with a court order directing such questioning, with permission of the parents of a
student (or the student if above eighteen [18] years of age), or in response to a subpoena or arrest warrant.
If the District makes a report to any law enforcement agency concerning student misconduct or if
access to a student is granted to a law enforcement agency due to a court order, the principal or the
principal’s designee shall make a good faith effort to contact the student’s parent, legal guardian, or other
person having lawful control by court order, or person acting in loco parentis identified on student
enrollment forms. The principal or the principal's designee shall not attempt to make such contact if
presented documentation by the investigator that notification is prohibited because a parent, guardian,
custodian, or person standing in loco parentis is named as an alleged offender of the suspected child
maltreatment. This exception applies only to interview requests made by a law enforcement officer, an
investigator of the Crimes Against Children Division of the Department of Arkansas State Police, or an
investigator or employee of the Department of Human Services.
In instances other than those related to cases of suspected child abuse, principals must release a
student to either a police officer who presents a subpoena for the student, or a warrant for arrest, or to an
agent of state social services or an agent of a court with jurisdiction over a child with a court order signed
by a judge. Upon release of the student, the principal or designee shall give the student’s parent, legal
guardian, or other person having lawful control by court order, or person acting in loco parentis notice that
the student has been taken into custody by law enforcement personnel or a state’s social services agency.
If the principal or designee is unable to reach the parent, he or she shall make a reasonable, good
faith effort to get a message to the parent to call the principal or designee, and leave both a day and an
after-hours telephone number.
Contact by Professional Licensure Standards Board Investigators
Investigators for the Professional Licensure Standards Board may meet with students during the
school day to carry out the investigation of an ethics complaint.
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CHILD NUTRITION
Breakfast and hot lunches are provided in the school cafeteria. Students are encouraged to
participate in these nutritionally balanced programs; however, students may choose to bring a
lunch from home.
In the case of late school openings because of inclement weather, breakfast will not be
served.
Each student who lives within five (5) blocks of the school will be allowed to walk home
during the lunch period provided that a note is brought from the parents stating a desire for a
lunch permit to be granted. Students will not be excused to eat lunch anywhere else except at
home, and only those students having a permit will be allowed to leave the campus during the
lunch period.
The North Little Rock School District operates a meal assistance program which complies
with federal guidelines. Meal assistance in the form of free or reduced price meals is available
with both the breakfast and lunch programs.
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Breakfast price (Pre-K-12) - Paid $1.50
- Paid $2.75
Lunch (PreK-5)
- Paid $3.00
Lunch (6-12)
A la carte prices available in 6-12 grades
Reduced $.30
Reduced $.40
Reduced $.40
Milk - $.45
Milk - $.45
Milk - $.45
Only elementary students may charge meals on occasions when money is forgotten and
the student would have to miss a meal. This is a courtesy extended to the student and should
NOT occur on a regular basis. Secondary students are not allowed to charge any ala carte or
cafeteria meals. Parents are responsible for ALL meal charges. Also, parents are responsible for
the full lunch price of a student’s meal until the free or reduced-priced meal application is
approved and the starting date begins.
We encourage you to use our Meal Pay System. You may log on to
www.mypaymentsplus.com (or call 1-866-883-6036) to check your child’s balance (this is a free
service) and history. Using your child’s ID number, you can set up a meal pay account and make
deposits by check, credit card, or debit card. A program fee applies each time you make a
deposit. You may also send money to the school cafeteria in an envelope with the student’s
name on the front.
GUIDANCE SERVICES
The North Little Rock School District maintains a guidance program in its elementary,
middle, and secondary schools consistent with state and North Central Association regulations.
The program provides counseling for students, parents, and school personnel relative to
students’ academic progress, behavior, and personal matters. Parents and students are
encouraged to seek guidance services at any time.
HEALTH SCREENINGS
THIS IS YOUR NOTIFICATION OF HEALTH SCREENINGS. NO OTHER NOTICES
WILL BE SENT HOME.
Arkansas public school mandates that students must be screened for the following items in grades noted
below:
Vision and Hearing – Kindergarten, First, Second, Fourth, Sixth and Eighth grade
Scoliosis – Boys – Eighth grade
Girls – Sixth and Eighth grade
BMI – Kindergarten, second, fourth, sixth, eighth and tenth
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HOMEBOUND SERVICES
Students with medical conditions certified by a medical doctor which will require them to
be absent from school for four or more consecutive weeks are eligible for homebound services.
Application forms need to be completed as far in advance as possible and are available
from Special Services (771-8033).
INJURIES/ILLNESSES AT SCHOOL
When a student is injured in the school building or on the school grounds, the parent will
be called immediately. The student may be taken to the family doctor if parents have made
emergency numbers and the name of the family doctor available.
When a student becomes ill at school, the parent is called immediately. The student will
remain in the health room until the parent can check the student out of school.
If contact with the parent cannot be made, the principal and teacher will do what is
expedient and safe for the injured and/or seriously ill student, which may include taking/sending
the student to the emergency room of a hospital. It is very important for parents to update all
telephone numbers including emergency numbers should a crisis situation arise. The
school assumes no responsibility for treatment.
LOST AND FOUND
Students are encouraged to label all belongings. Lost and found items will be kept in a
designated area. Unclaimed items will be discarded periodically.
STUDENT MEDICATIONS
Prior to the administration of any medication to any student under the age of eighteen (18),
written parental consent is required. The consent form shall include authorization to administer the
medication and relieve the Board and its employees of civil liability for damages or injuries resulting from
the administration of medication to students in accordance with this policy. All signed medication consent
forms are to be maintained by the school nurse.
Unless authorized to self-administer, students are not allowed to carry any medications, including
over-the-counter medications or any perceived health remedy not regulated by the US Food and Drug
Administration, while at school. The parent or legal guardian shall bring the student’s medication to the
school nurse. The student may bring the medication if accompanied by a written authorization from the
parent or legal guardian. When medications are brought to the school nurse, the nurse shall document, in
the presence of the parent, the quantity of the medication(s). If the medications are brought by a student,
the school nurse shall ask another school employee to verify, in the presence of the student the quantity of the
medication(s). Each person present shall sign a form verifying the quantity of the medication(s).
Medications, including those for self-medication, must be in the original container and be
properly labeled with the student’s name, the ordering provider’s name, the name of the medication, the
dosage, frequency, and instructions for the administration of the medication (including times). Additional
information accompanying the medication shall state the purpose for the medication, its possible side
effects, and any other pertinent instructions (such as special storage requirements) or warnings. Schedule
II medications that are permitted by this policy to be brought to school shall be stored in a double locked
cabinet.
Students with an individualized health plan (IHP) may be given over-the-counter medications to
the extent giving such medications are included in the student's IHP.
The only Schedule II medications that shall be allowed to be brought to the school are
methylphenidate (Ritalin) and amphetamine sulfate (Adderall). To help ensure their safe
keeping, any such medications brought to the school nurse shall be stored in a double locked
cabinet.
For the student's safety, no student will be allowed to attend school if the student is currently
taking any other Schedule II medication than permitted by this policy. Students who are taking Schedule
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II medications which are not allowed to be brought to school shall be eligible for homebound
instruction if provided for in their IEP or 504 plans.
The district's supervising registered nurse shall be responsible for creating both on campus and off
campus procedures for administering medications.
Students who have written permission from their parent or guardian and a licensed health care
practitioner to self-administer either a rescue inhaler or auto-injectable epinephrine, or both and who have
a current consent form on file shall be allowed to carry and self-administer such medication while in
school, at an on-site school sponsored activity, while traveling to or from school, or at an off-site school
sponsored activity. Students are prohibited from sharing, transferring, or in any way diverting his/her
medications to any other person. The fact that a student with a completed consent form on file is allowed
to carry a rescue inhaler or auto-injectable epinephrine, or both does not require him/her to have such on
his/her person. The parent or guardian of a student who qualifies under this policy to self-carry a rescue
inhaler or auto-injectable epinephrine, or both on his/her person shall provide the school with the
appropriate medication which shall be immediately available to the student in an emergency.
Students may be administered Glucagon in emergency situations by the school nurse or, in the absence of
the school nurse, a trained volunteer school employee designated as a care provider, provided the student
has:
1. an IHP developed under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which provides for the
administration of Glucagon in emergency situations; and
2. a current, valid consent form on file from their parent or guardian.
Emergency Administration of Epinephrine
The school nurse or other school employees designated by the school nurse as a care provider who have
been trained and certified by a licensed physician may administer an epinephrine auto-injector in
emergency situations to students who have an IHP developed under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
of 1973 which provides for the administration of an epinephrine auto-injector in emergency situations.
The parent of a student who has an authorizing IHP, or the student if over the age of eighteen
(18), shall annually complete and sign a written consent form provided by the student's school nurse authorizing the
nurse or other school employee certified to administer auto-injector epinephrine to the student when the employee
believes the student is having a life-threatening anaphylactic reaction.
Students with an order from and a licensed health care provider to self-administer auto-injectable
epinephrine and who have written permission from their parent or guardian shall provide the school nurse
an epinephrine auto-injector. This epinephrine will be used in the event the school nurse, or other school
employee certified to administer auto-injector epinephrine, in good faith professionally believes the
student is having a life-threatening anaphylactic reaction and the student is either not self-carrying his/her
epinephrine auto-injector or the nurse is unable to locate it.
The school nurse for each District school shall keep epinephrine auto-injectors on hand that are
suitable for the students the school serves. The school nurse or other school employee designated by the
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school nurse as a care provider who has been trained and certified by a licensed physician may
administer auto-injector epinephrine to those students who the school nurse, or other school employee
certified to administer auto-injector epinephrine, in good faith professionally believes is having a lifethreatening anaphylactic reaction.
All medications must be administered in the school office or nurse’s office. The student
must swallow the oral medication in the presence of the adult administering the medication.
Inhalers must be used in the presence of an adult. The school is not responsible for any reactions
caused by medications which are properly administered. If questions arise concerning a
medication, school personnel have the right to call the doctor/pharmacist regarding the
medication. The school shall not keep outdated medications or any medications past the end of the
school year. Parents shall be notified ten (10) days in advance of the school’s intention to dispose of any
medication. Medications not picked up by the parents or legal guardians within the ten (10) day period
shall be disposed of by the school nurse in accordance with current law and regulations.
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PTA ASSOCIATION
Parents are encouraged to join and participate in
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Elementary PTA Meetings are held the 3 Thursday of each month.
NLR Middle School (grades 6-8) PTA meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of each month
NLR High School (grades 9-12) PTA are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month
PARENT CONFERENCES AND VISITS
1. Students benefit from regular collaboration between the school and home; therefore,
parental involvement in the child’s education, including occasional
classroom visitation, is encouraged upon approval by building administration.
Parents will be permitted to visit their child’s classroom for the purpose of observing their child.
This visit must be requested by the parent prior to the visit and approved by the building principal.
The visit will be limited to 15 minutes.
2. Conferences between parents and school personnel should be arranged in
advance.
3. If a student is having learning or behavior problems at school, the teacher and
parent may jointly develop steps for improvement. Additional school personnel
may be involved in this effort.
4. In some cases, classroom visitation by a parent may be included.
5. Classroom visitation by a parent will be for the purpose of observing his/her
child’s behavior and learning.
6. If the improvement activities include classroom visitation, the principal, teacher,
and parent will jointly determine the objectives for the visitation, the time for the
visitation, and the frequency of visitation.
7. Parent observers in classrooms will not participate in instructional activities,
interfere with the learning environment established by the teacher, or draw
attention to their presence in the classroom.
8. Parent questions and/or concerns that arise during the classroom visitation will be
discussed in a follow-up conference.
STUDENT INSURANCE
An accident insurance policy is offered to all students at the beginning of the school year
on a voluntary basis. Parents may choose school day coverage or twenty-four (24) hour
coverage. Expenses above and beyond either policy covered by the student accident insurance
will be assumed by the parents.
TELEPHONES
School telephones are for school business only. Students will be called to the phone only
in case of emergencies. Important messages will be delivered by office personnel. Parents
desiring to talk with teachers should call the office and leave a phone number. The calls will be
returned at a convenient time.
VISITORS
All visitors are required to register with office personnel. Classroom visitations should
be arranged in advance through the principal’s office. Student visitors in the classroom are NOT
ALLOWED. Prospective students may schedule tours through the administrator.
WELLNESS
The North Little Rock School District is committed to promoting the wellness of all
students by providing an environment that fosters healthy eating and physical activity. In
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compliance with Arkansas Department of Education Rules Governing Nutrition Standards
and Act 1220 of 2003, the district has put into place the following rules:
Food or beverages shall not be given as a reward for academic, classroom, sports performances,
and/or activities by any person (student, staff, parent, parent group or member of the community)
1. Food of Minimum Nutritional Value (FMNV) or competitive foods shall not be
served, provided access to, or sold directly or indirectly to elementary students at
anytime or anywhere on school premises during the declared school day. Food of
Minimum Nutritional Value (FMNV) or competitive foods shall not be served or
sold directly or indirectly to secondary students until 30 minutes after the last lunch
period has ended. Competitive foods shall be on the Allowed Competitive Food and
Beverage List.
FMNV include: carbonated beverages, chewing gum, water ices (popsicle type treats),
and candies (including hard candies, gummy bear type candies, fruit snacks, cotton
candy, etc.)
2. Food or beverages shall not be brought to celebrate an individual student s
birthday. (This includes birthday cake, cupcakes, cookies, pizza, etc.)
3. Snacks given during the declared school day, in after-school care, or enrichment
programs shall meet the criteria set by the USDA for reimbursable snacks.
This procedure does not restrict what parents may provide for their own child s lunch or
snacks. Parents may provide foods of minimum nutritional value (FMNV) or candy items for
their own child’s consumption, but they will not be allowed to provide restricted items to other
children at school.
ONLINE PARENT ACCESS
The North Little Rock School District provides parents the ability to access their
student’s school information over the internet. This online access allows parents to periodically
check their own student’s progress reports as well as other North Little Rock School District
information.
For the 2016-2017 school year, online access will be provided by eSchool. If you need a
new activation code, those codes will available during the first week of school. If your child is
enrolled in the same building as 2015-2016 or if your child is in grade 10, 11, or 12, you will not
need a new activation code if your Edline account was active in 2015-2016.
For next school year, 2016-2017, an email address must be provided to the school in
order to access student information online.
HOMEWORK
Homework is considered to be part of the educational program of the District.
Assignments shall be an extension of the teaching/learning experience that promotes the
student’s educational development. As an extension of the classroom, homework must be
planned and organized and should be viewed by the students as purposeful.
Teachers should be aware of the potential problem students may have completing assignments
from multiple teachers and vary the amount of homework they give from day to day.
STUDENT TRANSFERS PURSUANT TO THE 2013 DESEGREGATION SETTLEMENT
AGREEMENT
Students requesting transfers pursuant to the 2013 Desegregation Settlement Agreement
shall apply for legal transfers. As a sending and receiving district, the North Little Rock School
District (the “District”) shall review and accept or reject requests for transfers in a manner
consistent with the terms of the 2013 Desegregation Settlement Agreement, federal and state
law.
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Preference may be given to: (1) siblings of students of the District who attended the
District the previous year under the School Choice and M to M Programs; (2) students who
presently attend the District but moved outside the District and wish to continue to attend the
District; and (3) siblings of students accepted to the District as legal transfers pursuant to the
2013 Desegregation Settlement Agreement. The term “sibling” shall include foster children
residing in the same home with another child. In any one year, siblings must request legal
transfers as a group, not as separate individuals. In addition, the District may consider the
attendance or discipline history of a student requesting to be transferred pursuant to the 2013
Desegregation Settlement Agreement; however, the District shall not fail to provide a free
appropriate public education to any student with a disability as required by federal and state law.
The District may reject a nonresident’s application for admission if its acceptance would
necessitate the addition of staff or classrooms; exceed the capacity of a program, class, grade
level, or school building; or cause the District to provide educational services not currently
provided in the affected school. The District shall reject applications that would cause it to be out
of compliance with applicable laws, regulations and agreements regarding desegregation. The
Board of Education reserves the right, after a hearing before the Board, not to allow any person
who has been expelled from another district to enroll as a student until the time of the person’s
expulsion has expired.
Any student transferring from a school accredited by the Department of Education to a
school in the District shall be placed into the same grade the student would have been in had the
student remained at the former school. Any student transferring from home school or a school
that is not accredited by the Department of Education to a District school shall be evaluated by
District staff to determine the student’s appropriate grade placement.
Except as otherwise required or permitted by law, the responsibility for transportation of
any nonresident student admitted to a school in this District shall be borne by the student or the
student’s parents. The District and the resident district may enter into a written agreement with
the student or student’s parents to provide transportation to or from the District, or both.
SCHOOL CHOICE
Standard School Choice
Exemption
The District is under an enforceable desegregation court order/court-approved desegregation
plan regarding the effects of past racial segregation in student assignment and has submitted the
appropriate documentation to the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE). As a result of the
desegregation order/desegregation plan, the District is exempt from the provisions of the Public School
Choice Act of 2015 (Standard School Choice) and the Arkansas Opportunity Public School Choice Act
of 2004 (Opportunity School Choice). The District shall notify the superintendents of each of its
geographically contiguous school districts of its exemption. The exemption prohibits the District from
accepting any school choice applications from students wishing to transfer into or out of the District through
standard School Choice or Opportunity School Choice.
Definition
"Sibling" means each of two (2) or more children having a common parent in common by blood,
adoption, marriage, or foster care.
Transfers Into the District
Capacity Determination and Public Pronouncement
The Board of Directors will adopt a resolution containing the capacity standards for the District.
The resolution will contain the acceptance determination criteria identified by academic program, class,
grade level, and individual school. The school is not obligated to add any teachers, other staff, or
classrooms to accommodate choice applications. The District may only deny a Standard School Choice
application if the District has a lack of capacity by the District having reached ninety percent (90%) of the
maximum student population in a program, class, grade level, or school building authorized by the
Standards or other State/Federal law.
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The District shall advertise in appropriate broadcast media and either print media or on the
Internet to inform students and parents in adjoining districts of the range of possible openings available
under the School Choice program. The public pronouncements shall state the application deadline and the
requirements and procedures for participation in the program. Such pronouncements shall be made in the
spring, but in no case later than March 1.
Application Process
The student's parent shall submit a school choice application on a form approved by ADE to this
district. The transfer application process is between April 1 through May 1 of the year preceding the fall
semester the applicant would begin school in the District. The District shall date and time stamp all
applications as they are received in the District's central office. It is the District’s responsibility to send a
copy of the application that includes the date and time stamp to the student’s
resident district. Applications postmarked or hand delivered on or after May 2 will not be accepted.
Statutorily, preference is required to be given to siblings of students who are already enrolled in the
District. Therefore, siblings whose applications fit the capacity standards approved by the Board of
Directors may be approved ahead of an otherwise qualified non-sibling applicant who submitted an
earlier application as identified by the application's date and time stamp.
The approval of any application for a choice transfer into the District is potentially limited by the
applicant's resident district's statutory limitation of losing no more than three percent (3%) of its past
year's student enrollment due to Standard School Choice. As such, any District approval of a choice
application prior to July 1 is provisional pending a determination that the resident district's three percent
(3%) cap has not been reached.
The Superintendent will consider all properly submitted applications for School Choice. By July
1, the Superintendent shall notify the parent and the student’s resident district, in writing, of the decision
to accept or reject the application.
Accepted Applications
Applications which fit within the District's stated capacity standards shall be provisionally
accepted, in writing, with the notification letter stating a reasonable timeline by which the
student shall enroll in the District by taking the steps detailed in the letter, including submission of all
required documents. If the student fails to enroll within the stated timeline, or if all necessary steps to
complete the enrollment are not taken, or examination of the documentation indicates the applicant does
not meet the District's stated capacity standards, the acceptance shall be null and void.
A student, whose application has been accepted and who has enrolled in the District, is eligible to
continue enrollment until completing his/her secondary education. Continued enrollment is conditioned
upon the student meeting applicable statutory and District policy requirements. Any student who has been
accepted under choice and who either fails to initially enroll under the timelines and provisions provided
in this policy or who chooses to return to his/her resident district voids the transfer and must reapply if, in
the future, the student seeks another school choice transfer. A subsequent transfer application will be
subject to the capacity standards applicable to the year in which the application is considered by the
District.
A present or future sibling of a student who continues enrollment in this District may enroll in the
District by submitting a Standard School Choice application. Applications of siblings of presently
enrolled choice students are subject to the provisions of this policy including the capacity standards
applicable to the year in which the sibling's application is considered by the District. A sibling who enrolls
in the District through Standard School choice is eligible to remain in the District until completing his/her
secondary education.
Students whose applications have been accepted and who have enrolled in the district shall not be
discriminated against on the basis of gender, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, or disability.
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Rejected Applications
The District may reject an application for a transfer into the District under Standard School
Choice due to a lack of capacity. However, the decision to accept or reject an application may not be
based on the student’s previous academic achievement, athletic or other extracurricular ability, English
proficiency level, or previous disciplinary proceedings other than a current expulsion.
An application may be provisionally rejected if it is for an opening that was included in the
District's capacity resolution, but was provisionally filled by an earlier applicant. If the provisionally
approved applicant subsequently does not enroll in the District, the provisionally rejected applicant could
be provisionally approved and would have to meet the acceptance requirements to be eligible to enroll in
the district.
Rejection of applications shall be in writing and shall state the reason(s) for the rejection. A
student whose application was rejected may request a hearing before the State Board of Education to
reconsider the application which must be done, in writing to the State Board within ten (10) days of
receiving the rejection letter from the District.
Any applications that are denied due to the student’s resident district reaching the three percent
(3%) limitation cap shall be given priority for a choice transfer the following year in the order that the
District received the original applications.
Transfers Out of the District
All Standard School Choice applications shall be granted unless the approval would cause the District
to have a net enrollment loss (students transferring out minus those transferring in) of more than three
percent (3%) of the average daily membership on October 15 of the immediately preceding year. By
December 15 of each year, ADE shall determine and notify the District of the net number of allowable
choice transfers. For the purpose of determining the three percent (3%) cap, siblings are counted as one
student, and students are not counted if the student transfers from a school or district in:
 Academic Distress under either A.C.A. § 6-15-430(c)(1) or A.C.A. § 6-18-227; or
 Facilities Distress under A.C.A. § 6-21-812.
If, prior to July 1, the District receives sufficient copies of requests from other districts for its students
to transfer to other districts to trigger the three percent (3%) cap, it shall notify each district the District
received Standard School Choice applications from that it has tentatively reached the limitation cap. The
District will use confirmations of approved choice applications from receiving districts to make a final
determination of which applications it received that exceeded the limitation cap and notify each district
that was the recipient of an application to that effect.
Facilities Distress School Choice Applications
There are a few exceptions from the provisions of the rest of this policy that govern choice transfers
triggered by facilities distress. Any student attending a school district that has been identified as being in
facilities distress may transfer under the provisions of this policy, but with the following four (4)
differences.
 The receiving district cannot be in facilities distress;
 The transfer is only available for the duration of the time the student's resident district remains in
distress;
 The student is not required to meet the June 1 application deadline; and
 The student's resident district is responsible for the cost of transporting the student to this District's
school.
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Opportunity School Choice
Transfers Into or Within the District
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For the purposes of this section of the policy, a “lack of capacity” is defined as when the
receiving school has reached the maximum student-to-teacher ratio allowed under federal or state law, the
ADE Rules for the Standards of Accreditation, or other applicable rules. There is a lack of
capacity if, as of the date of the application for Opportunity School Choice, ninety-five percent (95%) or
more of the seats at the grade level at the nonresident school are filled.
Unless there is a lack of capacity at the District’s school or the transfer conflicts with the
provisions of a federal desegregation order applicable to the District, a student who is enrolled in or
assigned to a school classified by the ADE to be in academic distress is eligible to transfer to the school
closest to the student’s legal residence that is not in academic distress. The student’s parent or guardian, or
the student if over the age of eighteen (18), must successfully complete the necessary application process
by July 30 preceding the initial year of desired enrollment.
Within thirty (30) days from receipt of an application from a student seeking admission under this
section of the policy, the Superintendent shall notify in writing the parent or guardian, or the student if the
student is over eighteen (18) years of age, whether the Opportunity School Choice application has been
accepted or rejected. The notification shall be sent via First-Class Mail to the address on the application.
If the application is accepted, the notification letter shall state the deadline by which the student
must enroll in the receiving school or the transfer will be null and void.
If the District rejects the application, the District shall state in the notification letter the specific
reasons for the rejection. A parent or guardian, or the student if the student is over eighteen (18) years of
age, may appeal the District’s decision to deny the application to the State Board of Education. The
appeal must be in writing to the State Board of Education via certified mail, return receipt requested, no
later than ten (10) calendar days, excluding weekends and legal holidays, after the notice of rejection was
received from the District.
A student’s enrollment under Opportunity School Choice is irrevocable for the duration of the
school year and is renewable until the student completes high school or is beyond the legal age of
enrollment. This provision for continuing eligibility under Opportunity Choice does not negate the
student's right to apply for transfer to a district other than the student's assigned school or resident district
under the Standard School Choice provisions of this policy.
Transfers out of, or within, the District
If a District school or the District has been classified by the ADE as being in academic distress
the District shall timely notify the parent, guardian, or student, if the student is over eighteen (18) years of
age, as soon as practicable after the academic distress designation is made of all options available under
Opportunity Choice. The District shall offer the parent or guardian, or the student if the student is over
eighteen (18) years of age, an opportunity to enroll the student in any public school or school district that
has not been classified by the ADE as a public school or school district in academic distress.
Additionally, the District shall request public service announcements to be made over the
broadcast media and in the print media at such times and in such a manner as to inform parents or
guardians of students in adjoining districts of the availability of the program, the application deadline, and
the requirements.
COMPUTER USE POLICY
The North Little Rock School District makes computers and/or computer Internet access
available to students, to permit students to perform research and to allow students to learn how to use
computer technology. Use of District computers is for educational and/or instructional purposes only. It is
the policy of this District to equip each computer with Internet filtering software designed to prevent users
from accessing material that is harmful to minors. For the purposes of this policy “harmful to
minors” is defined as any picture, image, graphic image file, or other visual depiction that-(A) taken as a whole and with respect to minors, appeals to a prurient interest in nudity,
sex, or excretion;
(B) depicts, describes, or represents, in a patently offensive way with respect to what is
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suitable for minors, an actual or simulated sexual act or sexual contact, actual or
(C) simulated normal or perverted sexual acts, or a lewd exhibition of the genitals;
and
(D) taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value as to
minors.
No student will be granted Internet access until and unless a computer-use agreement, signed by
both the student and the parent or legal guardian (if the student is under the age of eighteen [18]) is
on file. The current version of the computer use agreement form is incorporated by reference into
board policy and is considered part of the student handbook.
Students are advised that they enjoy no expectation of privacy in any aspect of their computer use, including
e-mail, and that monitoring of student computer use is continuous. Students who misuse District-owned
computers or Internet access in any way, including using computers except as directed or assigned by staff or
teachers, using computers to violate any other policy or contrary to the computer use agreement, attempting
to defeat or bypass Internet filtering software, or using the computers to access or create sexually explicit or
pornographic text or graphics, will face disciplinary action, as specified in the student handbook and/or
computer use agreement.
In an effort to help protect student welfare when they navigate the Internet, the district
will work to educate students about appropriate online behavior, including interacting with other
individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms and cyber-bullying awareness and
response.
NETWORK APPROPRIATE USE REGULATIONS
Purpose
To establish regulations for the appropriate use of the District’s wide-area network by
employees and students.
Definitions
E-mail: The process by which messages are sent electronically across computer networks.
Flaming: Sending an e-mail message that is abusive or offensive.
Internet: A worldwide network of computers that communicate with each other.
Spamming: Sending an annoying or unnecessary message to a large number of people.
Users: All employees and students
Virus: A computer program that uses various techniques to duplicate itself and travel
between computers. Viruses can cause serious damage to computers and computer networks.
Regulations
General
1. Computer systems and networks are provided for conducting school business and for the
educational benefit of students. They are not intended for student personal use.
Employee’s personal use is limited to non-contract hours.
2. Users of the network are responsible for following local, state, federal and international
laws. This includes copyright laws. Copying licensed software from district or network
equipment is theft and may result in criminal charges being filed.
3. Users are responsible for their own accounts, including security, proper use, and correct
login and logout procedures. At no time should a user share login and password
information with another user.
4. Users are responsible for respecting the policies of other networks, which they access,
and adhering to those policies.
5. Users may not deliberately damage or disrupt a network or computer system. System
components such as hardware, software, property or facilities shall not be destroyed,
modified, or abused.
6. Examples of activities that are prohibited are altering security codes or passwords and
introducing computer viruses.
7. No network or computer system will be used to intimidate or harass.
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8. Users will not use the network for financial or commercial gain or to advertise, promote
or endorse products or personal services.
9. The District will not be responsible for financial obligations or legal infractions arising
from unauthorized use of the system.
10. Network resources, information and electronic mail are not guaranteed to be private.
11. State, district, and school monitoring of the system will be conducted to determine if a
violation of a law or regulation has occurred. If there is reasonable suspicion that a law
or regulation has been violated, an investigation will be conducted.
Hardware
12. Only authorized individuals will install, service or maintain District-owned hardware.
Software
13. Only software, which is authorized by the District, may be installed on computer
hardware.
14. Only authorized individuals will install software on District-owned hardware.
User Files
15. Any media (disks, CD-ROM, tape, etc) brought from home must be scanned for viruses
and may be used with the permission of the supervising teacher or the network
administrator.
16. Users are responsible for backing up their files.
Internet
17. The primary purpose of providing Internet access to employees is for conducting school
business. The purpose of providing Internet access to students is for enhancing
classroom instruction.
18. Before a student is allowed to access the Computer Network/Internet, the Statement of
Responsibility must be signed by both student and parent. Before an employee is
allowed to access the Internet, the employee must sign an Employee Account Agreement.
19. E-mail accounts will be issued to District employees. Students will be issued e-mail
accounts as needed for educational purposes.
20. For personal safety, users will not post personal contact information about themselves or
other people.
21. All users should observe network etiquette. Users are expected to be polite and use
appropriate language. Using vulgar or profane language is not appropriate. Engaging in
flaming or spamming is not appropriate.
22. Users are to report any inappropriate material they access to the system administrator.
Use of the system to access, store, or distribute obscene, pornographic or inappropriately
suggestive material is prohibited. Users are not to share inappropriate materials or their
sources with other users.
23. Coordination of the District’s wide-area network is under the supervision of the
Superintendent or designee.
24. The principal will establish a system that ensures that all school-level employees and
students receive instruction in District policies that address computer systems and
networks. The principal or designee will also establish a process for the supervision of
students using the system and will maintain user agreements.
Penalties for Non-Permitted Activities
25. Any user who violates this policy and accompanying regulations is subject to loss of
network privilege as well as other District disciplinary actions.
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DISTRICT WEB SITE
The North Little Rock School District shall maintain a web page to provide information about its
schools, students, and activities to the community. This policy is adopted to promote continuity
between the different pages on the district web site by establishing guidelines for their construction
and operation.
The North Little Rock School District web site shall be used for educational purposes only. It
shall not create either a public or a limited public forum. Any link from any page on the District’s site
may only be to another educational site. The web site shall not use “cookies” to collect or retain
identifying information about visitors to its web site nor shall any such information be given to “third
parties.” Any data collected shall be used solely for the purpose of monitoring site activity to help the
district improve the usefulness of the site to its visitors.
Each school’s web page shall be under the supervision of the school’s Web Master and the
District’s web site shall be under the supervision of the District’s Web Master. They shall have the
responsibility for ensuring that web pages meet appropriate levels of academic standards and are in
compliance with these guidelines and any additional administrative regulations. To this end the District
and School Web Masters shall have the authority to review and edit any proposed changes to web pages
to ensure their compliance with this policy. All such editing shall be viewpoint neutral.
District and school web pages shall also conform to the following guidelines.
1) All pages on the District’s web site may contain advertising and links only to educational sources.
2) The District’s home page shall contain links to existing individual school’s web pages
and the school home pages shall link back to the District’s home page. The District’s
home page may also include links to educational extracurricular organization’s web
pages which shall also link back to the District’s home page.
3) Photos along with the student’s name shall only be posted on web pages after
receiving written permission from the student or their parents if the student is under
the age of 18.
4) The District’s web server shall host the North Little Rock School District’s web site.
5) No web page on the District web site may contain public message boards or chat rooms.
6) All web pages on the District web site shall be constructed to download in a reasonable
length of time.
7) The District’s home page shall contain a link to a privacy policy notice which must be
placed in a clear and prominent place and manner.
8) With the exception of students who may retain the copyright of material they have created that is
displayed on a District web page, all materials displayed on the District web site are owned by the North
Little Rock School District.
9) Included on the District’s web site shall be:
a. Local and state revenue sources;
b. Administrator and teacher salary and benefit expenditure data;
c. District balances, including legal balances and building fund balances;
d. Minutes of regular and special meetings of the school board;
e. The district’s budget for the ensuing year;
f. A financial breakdown of monthly expenditures of the district;
g. The salary schedule for all employees including extended contract and supplementary
pay amounts;
h. Current contract information (not including social security numbers, telephone numbers,
personal addresses or signatures) for all district employees;
i. The district’s annual budget;
j. The annual statistical report of the district;
k. The district’s personnel policies.
The information and data required in 9) above shall be the actual data for the previous two
school years and the projected data for the current school-year.
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PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students shall be required to take physical education
unless a doctor’s statement is on file in the principal’s office recommending that the student be
excused from this activity.
Any student who has religious objections to certain activities in the physical education
program will be allowed to substitute other activities. Religious objections must have supportive
documentation.
Upon written request from the parents, a student may be excused from physical education
activities on a temporary basis due to illness or injury.
REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973 (SECTION 504)
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination against persons
with a disability in any program receiving federal financial assistance. Section 504
defines a person with a disability as anyone who:
1. has mental or physical impairment which substantially limits one or more major life
activities such as caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing,
hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working:
2. has a record of such impairment; or
3. is regarded as having such an impairment.
No discrimination against any person with a disability shall knowingly be permitted in
any program or practice in the school district.
Under Section 504, the school district has the responsibility to identify, evaluate, and if the student is
determined to be eligible under Section 504, to afford access to appropriate educational services.
Students may be eligible for services under the provisions of Section 504 even though
they do not require services pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
2004.
If any person believes that the North Little Rock School District or any of the District’s
staff has inadequately applied the principles and/or regulations of Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, he/she may bring forward a complaint, which shall be referred to as a
grievance. The building administrator or the 504 Coordinator may be contacted for information
regarding grievances.
RELIGION IN SCHOOLS
It is the Board’s policy that the school system, as an agency of the government, shall
be neutral in matters regarding religion and will not engage in any activity that either advocates
or disparages religion.
The District shall assume no role or responsibility for the religious training of any student.
The need for neutrality does not diminish our school system’s educational responsibility to
address the historical role of religion in the development of our culture. Since we live in a diverse
society, the District’s goal shall be to address the subject of religion objectively in such a way that it
promotes an understanding of, and tolerance for, each other’s religious or non-religious views.
Discussions concerning religious concepts, practices, or disciplines are permissible when presented
in a secular context in their relation to an inclusive study of religion or to the study of a particular
region or country. The discussions shall be so that they are objective and academically informational
and do not advocate any particular form of religious practice.
Instructional activities in the schools that are contrary to a pupil’s religious beliefs or teachings
shall be optional.
The teacher in charge of each classroom may, at the opening of school each day, conduct a brief
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period of silence with the participation of all students in the classroom who desire to participate.
Students and employees may engage in personal religious practices, such as prayer, at any time,
and shall do so in a manner and at a time so that the educational process is not disrupted.
REPORTING STUDENT PROGRESS
Report cards are issued to students after each quarterly grading period. Interim grade
reports are prepared for all students. Report cards for all grades and interim reports (for
secondary students) will be ready for distribution to students to take home to parents for their
review on or before the dates shown below:
GRADING
Parents or guardians shall be kept informed concerning the progress of their student.
Parent-teacher conferences are encouraged and may be requested by parents, guardians, or
teachers. If the progress of a student is unsatisfactory in a subject, the teacher shall attempt to
schedule a parent-teacher conference. In the conference, the teacher shall explain the reasons for
difficulties and shall develop, cooperatively with the parents, a plan for remediation which may
enhance the probability of the student succeeding. The school shall also send timely progress
reports midway of each quarter and issue grades for each nine-week grading period to keep
parents/guardians informed of their student’s progress.
The evaluation of each student’s performance on a regular basis serves to give the
parents/guardians, students, and the school necessary information to help effect academic
improvement. Students’ grades shall reflect only the extent to which a student has achieved the
expressed educational objectives of the course.
Students in grades 1-6 will be graded each nine weeks. Students in grades 7-8 will receive
four nine weeks grades and two semester averages. Students in grades 9-12 will receive four
quarterly grades, semester exam grades, and two semester averages. For students in grades 9-12,
the two quarterly grades shall equal 80% of the semester average, and the semester test shall
equal 20% of the semester average. Semester test must be taken before credit in a course is
awarded.
The grading scale for all schools in the district shall be as follows:
A =100 – 90
B = 89 – 80
C = 79 – 70
D = 69-60
F = 59 and below
For the purpose of determining grade point averages, the numeric value of each letter grade shall be:
A = 4 points
B = 3 points
C = 2 points
D = 1 point
F = 0 points
Grade point average is computed for each student at the secondary level based on all grades the
student has received for each semester’s work using the above four point scale carried to two decimal
places.
A semester grade point average is computed on the grades from the two nine weeks’
grading periods and the semester test grade.
The grade point values for AP and approved honor courses shall be one point greater than
for regular courses with the exception that an F shall still be worth 0 points.
A checklist will be used in kindergarten at the end of each nine weeks. A 1) (below
basic-does not meet standards and expectations), 2) (basic- progressing toward meeting standards
and expectations), 3) (proficient – meets standards and expectations, 4) advanced- consistently
exceed and expectations, NI-(not introduced), S-(satisfactory), and N-(needs improvement) will
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be given in kindergarten in the areas of reading, writing, social skills/work habits, social studies,
science/health, math, art, physical education and music.
An S (satisfactory) or N (needs improvement) is given in grades 1-5 for handwriting, art,
music and physical education.
SCHEDULES/CLASS ASSIGNMENTS
Assignments to classes are based on available data and are generally expected to be
permanent. If errors or changes in student enrollment should occur, the school staff will approve
appropriate changes.
SPECIAL EDUCATION
The district has the responsibility to identify, evaluate, and if the student is determined to
be eligible, to (provide) access to appropriate educational services.
The district ensures the establishment and implementation of due process procedural
safeguards including the opportunity and encouragement for parent participation in meetings
with respect to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, and the provision of FAPE.
A referral for consideration of special education services may be made at any time if a student is suspected
of having a disability which adversely affects their educational performance.
Areas of disability recognized and defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education act
(IDEA) Amendments of 1997, 2004 are:
1. Autism
2. Deaf-blindness
3. Hearing impairment
4. Emotional disturbance
5. Intellectual disability
6. Multiple disabilities
7. Orthopedic impairment
8. Other health impairment
9. Speech or language impairment
10. Specific learning disability
11. Traumatic brain injury
12. Visual impairment
A referral may be made to the principal by teachers, administrators, parents, counselors,
students, and other individuals with relevant knowledge of the child. The referral is to be made
in writing through the completion of the required referral form and provided to the principal or
designee of the school in which the student is enrolled. When the referral originates from a
parent, the school designee shall complete the referral form.
Determination of eligibility and the subsequent need for special education services is
made after all available data is gathered and reviewed by an evaluation/programming committee
which includes appropriate school personnel.
No discrimination against any person with disability shall knowingly be permitted in any
program or practice in the North Little Rock School District.
PRIVACY OF STUDENTS RECORDS/ DIRECTORY INFORMATION
Except when a court order regarding a student has been presented to the district to the
contrary, all students’ education records are available for inspection and copying by the parent of
his/her student who is under the age of eighteen (18). At the age of eighteen (18), the right to
inspect and copy a student’s records transfers to the student. A student’s parent or the student, if
over the age of 18, requesting to review the student’s education records will be allowed to do so
within no more than forty five (45) days of the request. The district forwards education records,
including disciplinary records, to schools that have requested them and in which the student
seeks or intends to enroll, or is already enrolled so long as the disclosure is for purposes related
to the student's enrollment or transfer.
The district shall receive written permission before releasing education records to any
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agency or individual not authorized by law to receive and/or view the education records without
prior parental permission. The District shall maintain a record of requests by such agencies or
individuals for access to, and each disclosure of, personally identifiable information from the
education records of each student. Disclosure of education records is authorized by law to
school officials with legitimate educational interests. A personal record kept by a school staff
member is not considered an education record if it meets the following tests.
 it is in the sole possession of the individual who made it;
 it is used only as a personal memory aid; and
 information contained in it has never been revealed or made available to any other person,
except the maker’s temporary substitute.
For the purposes of this policy a school official is a person employed by the school as an
administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff
and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the school board; a person or company
with whom the school has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor,
medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as
a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or
her tasks.
For the purposes of this policy a school official has a legitimate educational interest if the
official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional
responsibility, contracted duty, or duty of elected office.
In addition to releasing PII to school officials without permission, the District may
disclose PII from the education records of students in foster care placement to the student’s
caseworker or to the caseworker’s representative without getting prior consent of the parent (or
the student if the student is over eighteen (18)). For the District to release the student’s PII
without getting permission:
 The student must be in foster care;
 The individual to whom the PII will be released must have legal access to the
student’s case plan; and
 The Arkansas Department of Human Services, or a sub-agency of the Department,
must be legally responsible for the care and protection of the student.
The District discloses PII from an education record to appropriate parties, including
parents, in connection with an emergency if knowledge of the information is necessary to protect
the health or safety of the student or other individuals. The superintendent or designee shall
determine who will have access to and the responsibility for disclosing information in emergency
situations.
When deciding whether to release PII in a health or safety emergency, the District may
take into account the totality of the circumstances pertaining to a threat to the health or safety of
a student or other individuals. If the District determines that there is an articulable and
significant threat to the health or safety of a student or other individuals, it may disclose
information from education records to any person whose knowledge of the information is
necessary to protect the health or safety of the student or other individuals.
For purposes of this policy, the North Little Rock School District does not distinguish
between a custodial and noncustodial parent, or a non-parent such as a person acting in loco
parentis or a foster parent with respect to gaining access to a student’s records. Unless a court
order restricting such access has been presented to the district to the contrary, the fact of a
person’s status as parent or guardian, alone, enables that parent or guardian to review and copy
his child’s records.
If there exists a court order which directs that a parent not have access to a student or
his/her records, the parent, guardian, person acting in loco parentis, or an agent of the
Department of Human Services must present a file-marked copy of such order to the building
principal and the superintendent. The school will make good-faith efforts to act in accordance
with such court order, but the failure to do so does not impose legal liability upon the school. The
actual responsibility for enforcement of such court orders rests with the parents or guardians,
their attorneys and the court which issued the order.
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A parent or guardian does not have the right to remove any material from a student’s
records, but such parent or guardian may challenge the accuracy of a record. The right to
challenge the accuracy of a record does not include the right to dispute a grade, disciplinary
rulings, disability placements, or other such determinations, which must be done only through
the appropriate teacher and/or administrator, the decision of whom is final. A challenge to the
accuracy of material contained in a student’s file must be initiated with the building principal,
with an appeal available to the Superintendent or his/her designee. The challenge shall clearly
identify the part of the student’s record the parent wants changed and specify why he/she
believes it is inaccurate or misleading. If the school determines not to amend the record as
requested, the school will notify the requesting parent or student of the decision and inform them
of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amending the record. The parent or eligible
student will be provided information regarding the hearing procedure when notified of the right
to a hearing.
Unless the parent or guardian of a student (or student, if above the age of eighteen [18])
objects, "directory information" about a student may be made available to the public, military
recruiters, post-secondary educational institutions, prospective employers of those students, as
well as school publications such as annual yearbooks and graduation announcements.
“Directory information” includes, but is not limited to, a student’s name, address, telephone
number, electronic mail address, photograph, date and place of birth, dates of attendance, his/her
placement on the honor roll (or the receipt of other types of honors), as well as his/her
participation in school clubs and extracurricular activities, among others. If the student
participates in inherently public activities (for example, basketball, football, or other
interscholastic activities), the publication of such information will be beyond the control of the
District. "Directory information" also includes a student identification (ID) number, user ID, or
other unique personal identifier used by a student for purposes of accessing or communicating in
electronic systems and a student ID number or other unique personal identifier that is displayed
on a student's ID badge, provided the ID cannot be used to gain access to education records
except when used in conjunction with one or more factors that authenticate the user's identity,
such as a personal identification number (PIN), password or other factor known or possessed
only by the authorized user.
A student’s name and photograph will only be displayed on the district or school’s web
page(s) after receiving the written permission from the student’s parent or student if over the age
of 18.
The form for objecting to making directory information available is located in the back of
the student handbook and must be completed and signed by the parent or age-eligible student and
filed with the building principal’s office no later than ten (10) school days after the beginning of
each school year or the date the student is enrolled for school. Failure to file an objection by that
time is considered a specific grant of permission. The district is required to continue to honor any
signed-opt out form for any student no longer in attendance at the district.
The right to opt out of the disclosure of directory information under Family Educational
Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) does not prevent the District from disclosing or requiring a
student to disclose the student's name, identifier, or institutional email address in a class in which
the student is enrolled.
Parents and students over the age of 18 who believe the district has failed to comply with
the requirements for the lawful release of student records may file a complaint with the U.S.
Department of Education (DOE) at:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202
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SUMMER SCHOOL
A summer school program may be offered for elementary, middle, and/or high school
students as deemed appropriate by the school district.
SUPPLIES
Parents are responsible for furnishing school supplies. Basic supplies are available for
purchase at the school.
TESTING PROGRAM
As part of the Arkansas Comprehensive Testing, Assessment, and Accountability
Program (ACTAAP), students in the North Little Rock School District will participate in a
variety of state assessments. ACT Aspire will be administered to students in grades three through
ten. The English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA21) will be administered to students
identified as English Language Learners. Additional information and specific test dates are
available on the district webpage.
TEXTBOOKS
The North Little Rock School District furnishes textbooks to all students and provides access to
library books and other media materials. Loss or destruction of books or other media
materials will result in payment to the school district. Schools are authorized by Act 906 of 1995
to file charges against any person who does not return textbooks and other library materials
checked out from public schools. Charges may be filed 30 days after written notification from
the school is given to students and parents.
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NO BULLYING ALLOWED
N.L.R.S.D. POLICY 4.43
Bullying means the intentional harassment, intimidation, humiliation, ridicule,
defamation, or threat or incitement of violence by a student against another student
or public school employee by a written, verbal, electronic, or physical act that causes
or creates a clear and present danger of:
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Physical harm to a public school employee or student or damage to the public school
employee s or student s property;
Substantial interference with a student s education or with a public school employee s role
in education;
A hostile educational environment for one or more students or public school employees
due to the severity, persistence, or pervasiveness of the act, or;
Substantial disruption of the orderly operation of the school or educational environment.
ELECTRONIC BULLYING IS:
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Without limitation, a communication or image transmitted by means of an electronic
device, including without limitation a telephone, wireless phone or other wireless
communications device, computer, or pager that results in the substantial disruption
of the orderly operation of the school or educational environment.
These are prohibited whether or not the electronic act originated on school property
or with school equipment, if;
The act is directed specifically at students or school personnel and maliciously
intended for the purpose of disrupting school, and has a high likelihood of
succeeding in that purpose.
CONSEQUENCES OF BULLYING:
Students found to be in violation of this policy shall be subject to
disciplinary action up to and including expulsion.
In determining the appropriate disciplinary action, consideration
may be given to other violations of the student handbook which may
have simultaneously occurred.
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APPENDIX
ASBESTOS HAZARD RESPONSE ACT
The North Little Rock School District adheres to the requirements of the Asbestos Hazard
Response Act of 1987. Copies of information concerning asbestos in North Little Rock School
District buildings can be found in records at the District administrative offices located at 2700
N. Poplar Street, or in the principal’s office at any school in the District. The information
includes the location, removal plan and the management of asbestos found in buildings in the
North Little Rock School District.
ARKANSAS SCHOOL LAW GOVERNING SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
The public schools of any school district in this state shall be open and free through
completion of the secondary program to all persons in this state between the ages of five (5) and
twenty-one (21) years whose parents, legal guardians, or other persons having lawful control of
the person under an order of a court reside within the school district and to all persons between
those ages who have been legally transferred to the district for education purposes.
6-18-207. Minimum age for enrollment in public school.
(a) (1) (A) For the 2009-2010 school year, students may enter kindergarten in the public
schools of this state if they will attain the age of five (5) years on or before September 1,
2009.
(B) For the 2010-2011 school year, students may enter kindergarten in the public
schools of this state if they will attain the age of five (5) years on or before August 15, 2010.
(C) For the 2011-2012 school year and afterwards, students may enter kindergarten in
the public schools of this state if they will attain the age of five (5) years on or before
August 1 of the year in which they are seeking initial enrollment.
(2) Any student who has been enrolled in a state-accredited or state-approved
kindergarten program in another state for at least sixty (60) days, who will become five (5)
years old during the year in which he or she is enrolled in kindergarten, and who meets the
basic residency requirement for school attendance may be enrolled in kindergarten upon
written request to the school district.
(3)(A) Notwithstanding the age requirements in subdivision (a)(1) of this section, a
public school or public school district shall allow a child to enroll in kindergarten if
the child:
(i) Was enrolled in a state-approved prekindergarten program during the 2008-2009
school year;
(ii) Attended a state-approved prekindergarten program for at least one hundred
(100) days during the 2008-2009 school year and each subsequent year in which he or she
has been enrolled in a state-approved prekindergarten program; and
(iii)
Will be at least five (5) years of age no later than September 15 during the year in
which he or she enrolls in kindergarten.
(B) As used in this subdivision (a)(3), "state-approved prekindergarten program" means
a prekindergarten program that is accredited and quality-approved by the Department of
Human Services Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education.
(b) (1) Any child may enter the first grade in the public schools of this state if the child will
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attain the age of six (6) years during the school year in which the child is seeking enrollment
and the child has successfully completed a kindergarten program in a public school in this
state.
(2) Any child who will be six (6) years of age on or before October 1 of the school year of
enrollment and who has not completed a state-accredited kindergarten program shall be
enrolled pursuant to § 6-18-201(f).
(3) Any child who has been enrolled in the first grade in a state-accredited or stateapproved elementary school in another state for a period of at least sixty (60) days, who will
become six (6) years of age during the school year in which the child is enrolled in grade
one (1), and who meets the basic residency requirement for school attendance may be
enrolled in the first grade.
COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS
Every parent, guardian, or other person having custody or charge of any child age five (5) through
seventeen (17) years on or before August 1 of that year who resides, as defined by policy (4.1 RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS), within the District shall enroll and send the child to a District school
with the following exceptions.
1. The child is enrolled in private or parochial school.
2. The child is being home-schooled and the conditions of policy (4.6 - HOME SCHOOLING) have
been met.
3. The child will not be age six (6) on or before August 1 of that particular school year and the parent,
guardian, or other person having custody or charge of the child elects not to have him/her attend
kindergarten. A kindergarten wavier form prescribed by regulation of the Department of Education must be
signed and on file with the District administrative office.
4. The child has received a high school diploma or its equivalent as determined by the State Board of
Education.
5. The child is age sixteen (16) or above and is enrolled in a post-secondary vocational-technical
institution, a community college, or a two-year or four-year institution of higher education.
6. The child is age sixteen (16) or seventeen (17) and has met the requirements to enroll in an adult
education program as defined by A.C.A. § 6-18-201 (b).
ARKANSAS LAW (ACT 1149 OF 1999) MAKING PARENTS RESPONSIBLE FOR
ALLOWING MINORS TO POSSESS FIREARMS ON SCHOOL PROPERTY
SECTION 1
(1) A Parent means a parent, stepparent, legal guardian, or person in loco parentis or who
has legal custody of a student pursuant to a court order and with whom the student resides.
(2) A Firearm means any device designed, made, or adapted to expel a projectile by
the action of an explosive or any device readily convertible to that use, including such a
device that is not loaded or lacks a clip or other component to render it immediately
operable, and components that can readily be assembled into such a device.
SECTION 2
When a parent of a minor knows that the minor is in illegal possession of a firearm in or
upon the premises of a public or private school, in or on the schools athletic stadium or other
facility or building where school-sponsored events are conducted, or public park, playground or
civic center, and the parent or guardian fails to prevent the possession or fails to report the possession to
the appropriate school or law enforcement officials, the parent shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
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ARKANSAS LAW (Act 567 of 2001)
AN ACT MAKING THE ACT OF COMMUNICATING A FALSE ALARM TO AN
EDUCTIONAL INSTUTUTION A CLASS D FELONY
Section 1, Arkansas Code 5-71-210 is amended to read as follows:
5-71-210. Communicating a false alarm.
A. A person commits the offense of communicating a false alarm if the person purposely
initiates or circulates a report of a present, past, or impending bombing, fire, offense,
catastrophe, or other emergency knowing that the report is false or baseless and knowing
that it is likely:
1) to cause action of any sort by an official or volunteer agency organized to deal with
emergencies; or
2) to place any person in fear of physical injury to himself or herself or another person
or of damage to his or her property or that of another person; or
3) to cause total or partial evacuation of any occupiable structure, vehicle, or vital
public facility.
(b)(1) Communicating a false alarm is a Class D felony if:
(A) physical injury to a person results; or
(B) the false alarm communicates a present or impending bombing and is made to or
about a public or private educational institution.
(B)(2) Otherwise, communicating a false alarm is a Class A misdemeanor.
ARKANSAS LAW ESTABLISHING THE OFFENSE OF COMMUNICATING A
DEATH THREAT CONCERNING A SCHOOL EMPLOYEE OR STUDENT (Act 1046
OF 2001)
Section 1. (a) A person commits the offense of communicating a death threat concerning a
school employee or student if:
(1) the person communicates to any other person a threat to cause the death of a school
employee or student;
(2) the threat involves the use of a firearm or other deadly weapon;
(3) a reasonable person would believe the person making the threat intends to carry
out the threat;the person making the threat purposely engaged in conduct that
constitutes a substantial step in a course of conduct intended to culminate in the
commission of the threatened act;
(4) there is a close temporal relationship between the threatened act and the substantial
step.
(b) conduct is not substantial step under this section unless it is strongly corroborative
of the person’s criminal purpose.
(c) communicating a death threat concerning a school employee or student is a Class D felony.
Section 2. For purpose of this act, “school” means any:
(1) Elementary, junior high, or high school;
(2) Technical institute or post-secondary vocational-technical school; or
(3) Two (2) or (4) year college or university.
PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES UNDER
SECTION 504 OF THE REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973
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Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination against persons with
a disability in any program receiving federal financial assistance. Section 504 defines a person
with a disability as anyone who:
1. has a mental or physical impairment which substantially limits one or more major life
activities such as caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing,
speaking, breathing, learning and working;
2. has a record of such impairment; or
3. is regarded as having such an impairment.
The North Little Rock School District acknowledges its responsibility under Section 504 to
avoid discrimination in polices and practices regarding its personnel and students. No
discrimination against any person with a disability shall knowingly be permitted in any program
or practice in the school district.
Under Section 504, the school district has the responsibility to identify, evaluate, and if the
student is determined to be eligible under Section 504, to afford access to appropriate
educational services.
Students may be eligible for services under the provisions of Section 504 even though they
do not require services pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Amendments of 1997, P.L. 105-17. Students who are identified as individuals with disabilities
according to IDEA criteria are not addressed under this policy.
If the parent/guardian disagrees with the determination made by the professional staff for
the school district, he/she has a right to a hearing with an impartial hearing officer.
POLICIES
I. Location and Notification (Child Find)
A. The district will undertake to identify and locate every qualified disabled person
residing in this district's jurisdiction who is not receiving a public education and
will take disabled students and their parents of the district's obligation for child
find.
II. Free Appropriate Public Education
A. The district recognizes its responsibilities to provide a free appropriate education
to its students who meet eligibility qualifications under Section 504. FAPE is
defined as the provision of regular or special education is modified or specially
designed to meet individual education needs of disabled students as adequately
as the needs of non- disabled students are met.
B. The district insures that the provision of educational and related services is
without cost to the disabled student or his/her parents/guardian, except those
reasonable fees imposed on non-disabled students or their parents/guardian. This
includes cost of services or programs used to provide FAPE.
1. The district insures that adequate transportation to and from a program it places a
disabled student in or refers such person to is provided at no greater cost than
would be incurred by the student or his/her parents/guardians if placed in a
program operated by the district.
2. The district insures that placement in a public or private residential program in order to
provide free appropriate education because of his/her disability will be
provided at no cost to the students or his/her parents/guardians.
3. If a disabled student is unilaterally placed in a private school program by his/her
parents/guardians, the district is not required to pay any costs of the private
4. school placement if the district has made a free appropriate education available
to the student.
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C. The district insures the availability of due process for resolving disagreements
regarding its proposed program availability and financial responsibility. The
district assures full compliance with Section 504 regulations.
III. Educational Setting
A. Academic. The district enabled student is:
1. educated with persons who are non-disabled to the maximum extent appropriate
to his/her needs;
2. placed in the regular educational environment, unless with the use of supplementary
aids and services his/her education cannot be achieved satisfactorily; and
3. placed in consideration of the proximity of the student's home when placement is
necessary in an alternate setting other than the regular educational environment.
B. Nonacademic the district insures that disabled students participate with nondisabled
students in nonacademic and extracurricular services and activities to the maximum
extend appropriate to the needs of the disabled student.
C. Comparable Facilities. The district insures that facilities it operates that serve disabled
students and the activities and services provided therein are comparable to facilities
provided for nondisabled students.
IV. Evaluation and Placement
A. Pre-placement Evaluation. The district insures that upon referral an appropriate
evaluation will be conducted. Evaluation data will support the need for regular
class modifications, be required prior to considering initial placement in special
education, and/or provide a basis for any subsequent significant change in
placement.
B. Evaluation Procedures. The district insures use of established standards and procedures
for the evaluation and placement of disabled students who need or are believed to need
special education or related services. Such standards and procedures shall insure that:
1. Tests and other evaluation materials have been validated for the specific
purpose for which they are used and are administered by trained personnel in
conformance with the instructions provided by their producer;
2. Tests and other evaluation materials include those tailored to assess specific
areas of educational need and not merely those which are designed to provide a
single general intelligence quotient; and
3. Insure that placement decisions are individually determined and conform with
educational settings in regular programs to the maximum extend appropriate.
C. Reevaluation. The district insures that its evaluation procedures include appropriate reevaluation,
at least every three years, of students who have been provided special education and related services.
V. Procedural Safeguards
A. The district insures the establishment and implementation of a system of
procedural safeguards to eligible disabled students who need special instruction
or related services prior to action regarding their identification, evaluation or
educational placement. Such system of procedural safeguards shall include:
1. notice,
2. opportunity for parents or guardian of the student to examine relevant records,
3. impartial hearing with opportunity for participation by the students, parents/guardian
and representation by counsel, and
4. a review procedure.
VI. Nonacademic Services
A. The district insures that disabled students are afforded an equal opportunity for
participation in nonacademic and extracurricular services and activities it
provides for nondisabled students.
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(Nonacademic and extracurricular activities may include counseling services,
recreational activities, transportation, health services, referrals to support
agencies, vocational services, support, or referrals, etc.)
B. Counseling Services. The district insures that personal, academic, or vocational
counseling, guidance, or placement services provided to its students shall be
provided without discrimination on the basis of disability and are not more
restrictive in nature for disabled students than those provided nondisabled
students.
C. Physical Education and Athletics. The district insures that qualified disabled
students have an equal opportunity for participation in physical education,
athletics, and similar programs and activities. The district insures that when
separate or different physical education and athletic activities are offered to
disabled students they will be comparable to those offered to nondisabled
students. The district further insures that qualified disabled students will not be
denied the opportunity to compete for teams or to participate in courses that are
not separate or different.
VII. Discipline of Handicapped Students
A. After removing a student for more than 10 school days in a school year, the District
Will convene a meeting of the student’s 504 committee to address behavior.
SECTION 504 GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES
General
If any person believes that the North Little Rock School District or any of the District’s
staff has inadequately applied the principles and/or regulations of Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, he/she may bring forward a complaint, which shall be referred to as a
grievance. The complainant may file a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at any
time before, during or after the local grievance procedure. The following steps outline the
grievance procedures:
Step 1
The person who believes he/she has a valid basis for grievance shall discuss the grievance
informally and on a verbal basis with the local administration/504 Coordinator, who shall in turn
investigate and answer the complaint within ten working days. The local administration shall
maintain a signed, dated, written record of the complaint and resolution.
Step 2
If the complainant wishes to appeal the local decision he/she may request a statement of
appeal to the office of the district 504 Coordinator. The local administration shall give the
complainant a “504 Grievance Filing Form” upon request or upon disagreement with the local
decision. The appeal to the district 504 Coordinator must be written and must clearly address the
specifics of the complaint. The complaint should be filed within fifteen days of the final ruling
of the local administration.
Step 3
The district 504 Coordinator, or designee, shall contact the grievant within ten days of
receipt of written complaint to schedule a meeting. The 504 Coordinator/Designee shall meet
with all parties involved, formulate a conclusion, and give a written response within ten working
days of the meeting. The written decision will be filed and a copy sent to the parent, local
administrator, and the Superintendent.
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Step 4
If the complaint remains unsatisfied, he/she has the following options available:
A. Submit in written request for an impartial due process hearing. (A short, signed, dated
statement will be a sufficient request.)
B. Contact or file a grievance with:
The Office for Civil Rights
Dallas Regional Office
1999 Bryan, Suite 2600
Dallas, Texas 75201
Telephone: (214) 661-9600
Fax: (214) 661-9587
TDD: (877) 521-2172
Email: [email protected]
C. Take legal action through the appropriate level of federal court.
4.13 PRIVACY OF STUDENTS RECORDS/ DIRECTORY INFORMATION
Except when a court order regarding a student has been presented to the district to the contrary, all
students’ education records are available for inspection and copying by the parents of his/her student who
is under the age of eighteen (18). At the age of eighteen (18), the right to inspect and copy a student’s
records transfers to the student. A student’s parent or the student, if over the age of 18, requesting to
review the student’s education records will be allowed to do so within no more than forty five (45) days of
the request. The district forwards education records, including disciplinary records, to schools that have
requested them and in which the student seeks or intends to enroll.
The district shall receive written permission before releasing education records to any agency or
individual not authorized by law to receive and/or view the education records without prior parental
permission. The District shall maintain a record of requests by such agencies or individuals for access to,
and each disclosure of, personally identifiable information from the education records of each student.
Disclosure of education records is authorized by law to school officials with legitimate educational
interests. A personal record kept by a school staff member is not considered an education record if it
meets the following tests.
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it is in the sole possession of the individual who made it;
it is used only as a personal memory aid; and
information contained in it has never been revealed or made available to any other person, except
the maker’s temporary substitute.
For the purposes of this policy a school official is a person employed by the school as an
administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law
enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the school board; a person or company with whom the
school has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or
therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance
committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.
For the purposes of this policy a school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official
needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility, contracted
duty, or duty of elected office.
The District discloses personally identifiable information from an education record to appropriate
parties, including parents, in connection with an emergency if knowledge of the information is necessary
to protect the health or safety of the student or other individuals. The superintendent or designee shall
determine who will have access to and the responsibility for disclosing information in emergency
situations.
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When deciding whether to release personally identifiable information in a health or safety
emergency, the District may take into account the totality of the circumstances pertaining to a threat to the
health or safety of a student or other individuals. If the District determines that there is an articulable and
significant threat to the health or safety of a student or other individuals, it may disclose information from
education records to any person whose knowledge of the information is necessary to protect the health or
safety of the student or other individuals.
For purposes of this policy, the North Little Rock School District does not distinguish between a
custodial and noncustodial parent, person acting in loco parentis, or a foster parent with respect to gaining
access to a student’s records. Unless a court order restricting such access has been presented to the district
to the contrary, the fact of a person’s status as parent or guardian, alone, enables that parent or guardian to
review and copy his child’s records.
If there exists a court order which directs that a parent not have access to a student or his records,
the parent, or guardian, person acting in loco parentis, or an agent of the Department of Human
Services must present a file-marked copy of such order to the building principal and the
superintendent. The school will make good-faith efforts to act in accordance with such court order,
but the failure to do so does not impose legal liability upon the school. The actual responsibility for
enforcement of such court orders rests with the parents or guardians, their attorneys and the court
which issued the order.
A parent or guardian does not have the right to remove any material from a student’s records, but
such parent or guardian may challenge the accuracy of a record. The right to challenge the accuracy of a
record does not include the right to dispute a grade, which must be done only through the appropriate
teacher and/or administrator, the decision of whom is final. A challenge to the accuracy of material
contained in a student’s file must be initiated with the building principal, with an appeal available to the
Superintendent or his designee. The challenge shall clearly identify the part of the student’s record the
parent wants changed and specify why he/she believes it is inaccurate or misleading. If the school
determines not to amend the record as requested, the school will notify the requesting parent or student of
the decision and inform them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amending the record. The
parent or eligible student will be provided information regarding the hearing procedure when notified of
the right to a hearing.
Unless the parent or guardian of a student (or student, if above the age of eighteen [18]) objects,
directory information about a student may be made available to the public, military recruiters,
postsecondary educational institutions, prospective employers of those students, as well as school
publications such as annual yearbooks and graduation announcements. “Directory information” includes,
but is not limited to, a student’s name, address, telephone number, electronic mail address, photograph,
date and place of birth, dates of attendance, his/her placement on the honor role (or the receipt of other
types of honors), as well as his/her participation in school clubs and extracurricular activities, among
others. If the student participates in inherently public activities (for example, basketball, football, or other
interscholastic activities), the publication of such information will be beyond the control of the District. A
student’s name and photograph will only be displayed on the district or school’s web page(s) after
receiving the written permission from the student’s parent or student if over the age of 18.
The form for objecting to making directory information available is located in the back of
the student handbook and must be completed and signed by the parent or age-eligible student and
filed with the building principal s office no later than ten (10) school days after the beginning of
each school year or the date the student is enrolled for school. Failure to file an objection by that
time is considered a specific grant of permission. The district is required to continue to honor any
signed-opt out form for any student no longer in attendance at the district.
Parents and students over the age of 18 who believe the district has failed to comply with the
requirements for the lawful release of student records may file a complaint with the U.S. Department of
Education at Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue,
SW, Washington, DC 20202
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4.48—VIDEO SURVEILLANCE AND OTHER STUDENT MONITORING
The Board of Directors has a responsibility to maintain discipline, protect the safety, security, and welfare of its students,
staff, and visitors while at the same time safeguarding district facilities, vehicles, and equipment. As part of fulfilling this
responsibility, the board authorizes the use of video/audio surveillance cameras, automatic identification technology, data
compilation devices, and technology capable of tracking the physical location of district equipment, students, and/or
personnel.
The placement of video/audio surveillance cameras shall be based on the presumption and belief that students, staff and
visitors have no reasonable expectation of privacy anywhere on or near school property, facilities, vehicles, or equipment,
with the exception of places such as rest rooms or dressing areas where an expectation of bodily privacy is reasonable and
customary.
Signs shall be posted on campus buildings and in district vehicles to notify students, staff, and visitors that video cameras
may be in use. Parents and students shall also be notified through the student handbook that cameras may be in use in school
buildings, on school grounds and in school vehicles. Students will be held responsible for any violations of school discipline
rules caught by the cameras and other technologies authorized in this policy.
The district shall retain copies of video recordings until they are erased1 which may be accomplished by either deletion or
copying over with a new recording. Other than video recordings being retained under the provisions of this policy’s
following paragraph, the district’s video recordings may be erased any time greater than 15 days after they were created.
Videos, automatic identification, or data compilations containing evidence of a violation of student conduct rules and/or state
or federal law shall be retained until the issue of the misconduct is no longer subject to review or appeal as determined by
board policy or student handbook;2 any release or viewing of such records shall be in accordance with current law.
Students who vandalize, damage, disable, or render inoperable (temporarily or permanently) surveillance cameras
and equipment, automatic identification, or data compilation devices shall be subject to appropriate
disciplinary action and referral to appropriate law enforcement authorities.
5.19A INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS
The Board of Education believes that individual students shall have opportunities to grow
physically and intellectually through their experiences in self-discipline and their contribution to
team effort made possible through competitive interscholastic athletics.
Interscholastic athletic competition for secondary school students will be provided in a variety of
sports. Decisions regarding specific sports will be determined in consideration of the rules of the
Arkansas Activities Association, availability of team sports in other AAAAA schools in the
region, student interest and available resources. Students will be allowed to participate in
individual sports on the basis of their physical condition and desire. Qualified staff will be
provided for coaching and for the supervision of all athletic events.
The purpose of interscholastic athletic participation is both educational and recreational. The
athletic program should encourage participation by as many male and female students as possible
and should be conducted with the best interest of the participants as the primary consideration.
In addition to the numerous benefits for the personal development provided for participants, a
well-organized and implemented interscholastic athletic program can serve as a positive
influence on the morale of all students in the school, as well as for the entire community.
The interscholastic athletic programs of the District will be organized in consideration of the
following general guidelines:
A.
The athletic program is an integral part of the high school or middle school curriculum
and comes under the authority of the building principals to the same degree as all other
school programs;
B.
The Director of Athletics shall be responsible for coordinating athletic programs in
cooperation with the principal;
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All high school and middle schools shall be members of the Arkansas Activities
Association. Interscholastic athletic competition shall be conducted in accordance with
the rules and regulations promulgated by the Arkansas Activities Association, consistent
with the philosophy of that Association and the National Federation of State High School
Associations. Eligibility, transfers rules and other AAA guidelines shall be used to
ensure fairness and equity;
No student may practice or compete with any interscholastic athletic team until he or she
has been examined and cleared for participation by a physician and written consent has
been obtained from the parent/guardian on forms provided for that purpose;
Secondary insurance against accident or injury will be provided for students participating
in interscholastic athletics.
Additional catastrophic coverage shall be provided by membership in the Arkansas Activities
Association;
Practice and competition for interscholastic athletics shall be scheduled so as to minimize
interference with the academic program of each school. Each principal shall monitor
athletic activities in order to avoid excessive encroachment upon other school activities;
Academic eligibility for participation in interscholastic athletics shall be governed by
rules of the Arkansas Activities Association, the Arkansas Department of Education and
any other applicable rules adopted by the local Board of Education;
Standards of conduct for interscholastic athletic participants shall be the responsibility of
each coach or sponsor under the direct supervision of the Director of Athletics and school
principal. No student shall compete while under suspension from classes; and
Each principal or coach shall emphasize high standards of sportsmanship in order to
maximize the teaching opportunities which athletics provide.
5.19 EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES / FIELD TRIPS
The Board of Education believes that student activities sponsored by the North Little Rock School
District are a vital part of the total educational program and should be used as a means of developing
wholesome attitudes and good human relations, as well as knowledge and skills. The Board further
recognizes that not all of the District’s goals and objectives can be met in a formal classroom study;
therefore, the District’s extracurricular programs will provide opportunities for student participation in
activities designed to meet their leisure, recreational, social, and emotional interests and needs. These
activities will provide for individual, small group, and/or student body participation.
Extracurricular activities are defined as any school sponsored program where students from one or more
schools meet, work, perform, practice under supervision outside of regular class time, or are competing
for the purpose of receiving an award, rating, recognition, or criticism, or qualification for additional
competition. Field trips are defined as a school-sponsored activity, involving individual students or
groups of students, who are traveling off school grounds during school hours, for purposes of
curriculum-related events, celebratory and/or cultural exposure activities. Examples include, but
are not limited to, interscholastic athletics, cheerleading, band, choral, math, or science competitions,
intramural sports, spirit groups, field trips and club activities.
The following are examples of activities governed by this policy:
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Student government and its related activities and organizations
Musical festivals or contest, speech contest, debates or drama activities
Organized activities which are part of intramural or interscholastic athletics
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 All types of interscholastic competition
 Special interest clubs or service organizations
 Field trips during regular classes
A student’s participation in, and the District’s operation of, extracurricular activities shall be subject to the following
criteria: any K-12 student is eligible for, or may participate in, extracurricular activities, including field trips, unless
excluded for disciplinary or attendance reasons or for failure to meet designated activity qualifications.
The Board further believes that any program of student activities should be governed by the follow
guidelines:
A.
Although student participation is on a voluntary basis, all students should be encouraged to
participate in one or more student activities in order to realize the benefits of involvement and
participation;
B.
Student participation will be based upon interest and qualifications without regard to race, sex,
religion, disability or national origin;
C.
Financial support for student activities will be provided utilizing the resources which may
include fund raising, parent organization, gate receipts, or to other available resources; and
D.
Participation in student activity programs is designed to develop a sense of involvement, pride,
responsibility and teamwork consistent with the mission of the North Little Rock School District.
E.
Interruptions of instructional time in the classroom are to be minimal; thus, student activities will
be scheduled so as to minimize interference with the academic program of each school. Each
principal will monitor student activities in order to avoid excessive encroachment upon
instructional time.
F.
Written notice will be sent out to each student’s home at the beginning of each semester outlining
these guidelines and the availability of financial support.
Responsibility for oversight of student activities will rest with the superintendent of schools and other
administrative and teaching personnel who are assigned to coordinate the various programs.
The director of athletics will provide District-level coordination in cooperation with building principals
with regard to allocation of resources, scheduling and administrative policy application.
Definitions:
Academic Courses are those courses for which class time is scheduled, which can be credited to meet the
minimum requirements for graduation, which is taught by a teacher required to have State certification in
the course, and has a course content guide which has been approved by the Arkansas Department of
Education. Any of the courses for which concurrent high school credit is earned may be from an
institution of higher education recognized by the Arkansas Department of Education. If a student passes
an academic course offered on a block schedule, the course can be counted twice toward meeting the
requirement for students to pass four (4) academic courses per semester as required by this policy.
Supplemental Improvement Program is an additional instructional opportunity for identified students
outside of their regular classroom and meets the criteria outlined in the current Arkansas Activities
Association Handbook.
ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS: Middle School
A student promoted from the sixth to the seventh grade automatically meets scholarship requirements. A
student promoted from the seventh to the eighth grade automatically meets scholarship requirements for
the first semester. The second semester eighth-grade student meets the scholarship requirements for junior
high if he/she has successfully passed four (4) academic courses the previous semester, three (3) of which
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shall be in the core curriculum areas specified by the Arkansas Department of Education’s Standards of
Accreditation of Arkansas Public Schools.
The first semester ninth-grade student meets the scholarship requirements for junior high if he/she has
successfully passed four (4) academic courses the previous semester, three (3) of which shall be in the
core curriculum areas specified by the Arkansas Department of Education’s Standards of Accreditation of
Arkansas Public Schools.
The second semester ninth-grade student meets the scholarship requirements for junior high if he/she has
successfully passed (4) academic courses the previous semester which count toward his/her graduation
requirements.
Ninth-grade students must meet the requirements of the senior high scholarship rule by the end of the
second semester in the ninth grade in order to be eligible to participate the fall semester of their tenthgrade year.
ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS: Senior High
In order to remain eligible for competitive interscholastic activity, a student must have passed (4)
academic courses the previous semester and either:
1) Have earned a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.0 from all academic courses the previous
semester; or
2) If the student has passed four (4) academic courses the previous semester but does not have a 2.0
GPA the student must be enrolled and successfully participating in a supplemental instruction
program to maintain their competitive interscholastic extracurricular eligibility.
STUDENTS WITH AN INDIVIDUAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
In order to be considered eligible to participate in competitive interscholastic activities, students with
disabilities must pass at least four (4) courses per semester as required by their individual education
program (IEP).
ARKANSAS ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATION
In addition to the foregoing rules, the district shall abide by the rules and regulations of the Arkansas
Activities Association (AAA) governing interscholastic activities.
* State Board of Education Standards for Accreditation 10.05 require a policy that "shall limit and
control interruptions of instructional time in the classroom and the number of absences for such
activities." You could replace one per week per extracurricular activity with a specific number of days
per semester that could also allow the student to "bank" or accumulate days in anticipation of a major
event.
NOTE: The standards as outlined above are minimum standards and can be raised locally if desired. If
your district does not offer a Supplemental Instruction Program (SIP), delete the references to it in your
policy.
The State Board has given the Arkansas Activities Association the responsibility and authority to
administer the SIP. Their standards allow a student to participate in an SIP for a maximum of two
consecutive semesters and require the student to improve his/her GPA by at least 10% by the end of the
first semester to remain eligible for the second semester. By the end of the second semester, the student
must have attained a 2.0 GPA to be eligible for competitive interscholastic activities. Following one or
more semesters where the student has attained a 2.0 GPA, this cycle may be repeated.
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6.6
FUND RAISING
All fund raising activities held in the District or in the name of the District must be pre-approved in
writing by the Superintendent and the appropriate school principal. Approval will be predicated on the
potential for return relative to the time and energy to be invested in the fundraising. Fund raising that
conflicts excessively with and/or detracts from student or teacher instructional time in either the planning
or the execution of the activity will not be approved.
Neither an individual school nor the District shall be liable for any contract between clubs or
organizations and third parties.
Student participation in any fund raising activity shall:
1. Be voluntary. Students who choose not to participate shall not forfeit any school privileges. It shall
not be considered discriminatory to reward those who participate; and
2. Not influence or affect the student’s grade.
Secondary Schools
Officially sanctioned student clubs, spirit groups, school PTAs, or parent booster clubs may only do fund
raising in the secondary schools. Student clubs and spirit groups must receive written approval from their
sponsor and the school principal before submitting the fund raising proposal to the Superintendent.
Door to door fund raising activities are generally discouraged. If approved, students wishing to participate
who are under the age of eighteen (18) must return to their sponsor a signed parental notification and permission
form.
Concession rights for the stadiums are reserved for high school band parents clubs. Profits derived from
concession operations will be allocated to the high school band programs.
Elementary Schools (K-5)
Fund raising in the elementary schools shall be conducted by the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA).
Door to door fundraising activities are generally discouraged, but there shall be no more than one such
activity per school per school year.
Elementary schools must provide parents or legal guardians of students participating in fund raising
programs written notification of the following:
1. Student participation in fund raising programs is voluntary;
2. Students who do not participate will not forfeit any school privileges;
3. Students may not participate in fund raising programs without written parental permission returned to
school authorities;
4. An elementary student who sells fund raising merchandise door to door must be accompanied by a
parent or an adult; and
5. Unless the school provides supervision, parents must accept responsibility for appropriate adult
supervision.
6.12
PARENTAL/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT - SCHOOL
Each school understands the importance of involving parents and the community as a whole in
promoting higher student achievement and general good will between the school and those it
serves. Therefore, each school shall strive to develop and maintain the capacity for meaningful
and productive parental and community involvement that will result in partnerships that are
mutually beneficial to the school, students, parents, and the community. To achieve such ends,
the school shall work to:
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1. Involve parents and the community in the development and improvement of Title I programs
for the school;
2. Have a coordinated involvement program where the involvement activities of the school
enhance the involvement strategies of other programs such as Head Start, HIPPY, Parents as
Partners, Parents as Teachers, ABC, ABC for School Success, area Pre-K programs, and
Even Start;
3. Explain to parents and the community the State’s content and achievement standards, State
and local student assessments and how the school’s curriculum is aligned with the
assessments and how parents can work with the school to improve their child’s academic achievement;
4. Provide parents with the materials and training they need to be better able to help their child
achieve. The school may use parent resource centers or other community based organizations
to foster parental involvement and provide literacy and technology training to parents.
5. Educate school staff, with the assistance of parents, in ways to work and communicate with
parents and to know how to implement parent involvement programs that will promote
positive partnerships between the school and parents;
6. Keep parents informed about parental involvement programs, meetings, and other activities
they could be involved in. Such communication shall be, to the extent practicable, in a
language the parents can understand;
7. Find ways to eliminate barriers that work to keep parents from being involved in their child’s
education. This may include providing transportation and child care to enable parents to
participate, arranging meetings at a variety of times, and being creative with parent/teacher
conferences;
8. Find and modify other successful parent and community involvement programs to suit the
needs of our school;
9. Train parents to enhance and promote the involvement of other parents;
10. Provide reasonable support for other parental involvement activities as parents may
reasonably request.
To help promote an understanding of each party’s role in improving student learning, each
school shall develop a compact that outlines the responsibilities of parents, students, and the
school staff in raising student academic achievement and in building the partnerships that will
enable students to meet the State’s academic standards.
Each school shall convene an annual meeting, or several meetings at varying times if necessary
to adequately reach parents of participating students, to inform parents of the school’s
participation in Title I, its requirements regarding parental involvement, and the parents right to
be involved in the education of their child.
Each school shall, at least annually, involve parents in reviewing the school’s Title I program
and parental involvement policy in order to help ensure their continued improvement.
This policy shall be part of the school’s Title I plan and shall be distributed to parents of the
district’s students and provided, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can
understand.
The North Little Rock School District and all schools have a Parent Involvement Plan that is
updated each school year to assist our families in knowing ways they can be involved in their
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students’ academic life. Detailed plans are available on the District website and at each school
campus. A summary of information in the detailed plan includes 1) Name and contact
information of the school Parent Facilitator 2) Names of members of the committee who
developed the plan including parents, staff, and community representatives, 3) How information
will be distributed throughout the school year to our families, 4) Dates of Parent/Teacher
Conferences and other important dates of events held at school, 5) Opportunities to volunteer, 6)
School/Parent/Student Compact, 7) Date and information about Annual Title 1 meeting, 8)
Resources available to parents, and 9) A yearly evaluation will be done in regards to the plan
and results will be used for the creation of the new plan.
Any information or questions in regards to the Parental Involvement Plans or ways to be
involved in your students’ school may be directed to District Parental Involvement Facilitator
Julie Drake at 771-8000.
Parent Signature Pages
It shall be the policy of the North Little Rock School District that the most recently adopted
version of the Student Handbook be incorporated by reference into the policies of this district. In
the event that there is a conflict between the student handbook and a general board policy or
policies, the more recently adopted language will be considered binding and controlling on the
matter provided the parent(s) of the student, or the student if 18 years of age or older have
acknowledged receipt of the controlling language.
Principals shall review all changes to student policies and ensure that such changes are provided
to students and parents, either in the Handbook or, if changes are made after the handbook is
printed, as an addendum to the handbook.
Principals and counselors shall also review Policies 4.45—SMART CORE CURRICULUM
AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS and the current ADE Standards for Accreditation
Rules to ensure that there is no conflict. If a conflict exists, the Principal and/or Counselor shall
notify the Superintendent and Curriculum Coordinator immediately, so that corrections may be
made and notice of the requirements given to students and parents.
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ATTENTION PARENTS
It is very important that these forms be completed, signed, and
returned to the homeroom teacher within one (1) week after the
student receives the handbook.
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Parent and Student Statement of Responsibility
Emergency Procedure Information
State Mandated Testing Agreement
Internet Use Consent Form
Smart Core Waiver Form
Smart Core Informed Consent Form
Volunteer Survey
Photo/Video Release
4.13F Objection to Publication of Directory Information
Vision and Hearing Screening
Free and Reduced Lunch Application
ATENCIÓN POR FAVOR PADRES
Es muy importante que estos formularios estén llenados, firmados, y
enviados al profesor del salón en el plazo de una (1) semana después de
que el estudiante reciba el manual.
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Declaración de la responsabilidad del padre y del estudiante
Información del procedimiento de emergencia
El estado asignó el acuerdo de la prueba por mandato
Forma del consentimiento del uso del Internet
Forma de la renuncia de la base elegante
Forma del consentimiento informado de la base elegante
Encuesta voluntaria
Foto/lanzamiento video
objeción 4.13F a la publicación de la información del directorio
Vision e investigación de la audiencia
Aplicacion para el programa de Comida Gratis/Precio Reducido
THESE ARE SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF COMPLETING A FREE
AND REDUCED APPLICATION*
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FREE ACT EXAMS (2) FOR COLLEGE ENTRY
CREDIT RECOVERY FEES WAIVED
SUMMER SCHOOL FEES WAIVED
DISCOUNTED INTERNET AND CELL PHONE SERVICES
DISCOUNTS ON LAPTOP COMPUTERS
FREE MEMBERSHIP AT THE NLR BOYS & GIRLS CLUB DURING THE
SCHOOL YEAR
*NOTE: Upon Application Approval
LAS VENTAJAS DE COMPLETAR UNA SOLICITUD PARA EL
PROGRAMA DE COMIDA GRATIS/PRECIO REDUCIDO *
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2 EXÁMENES ACT GRATIS PARA ENTRADA A LA UNIVERSIDAD
CLASES DE RECUPERACION DE CRÉDITO SIN COSTO
ESCUELA DE VERANO SIN COSTO
DESCUENTO PARA SERVICIOS DE INTERNET Y TELÉFONO CELULAR
DESCUENTOS EN LOS ORDENADORES PORTATILES
MEMBRESIA GRATIS EN LOS CLUBS DE NLR Boys & Girls Club
DURANTE EL AÑO ESCOLAR
*NOTA: SOLAMENTE CON la aprobación de aplicaciones
North Little Rock School District
Parent and Student
Statement of Responsibility
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Student Name
Arkansas Code Annotated 6-18-502 requires school districts to provide parents and students with
the following:
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the rules and regulations by which the school is governed
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the behaviors that will call for disciplinary actions
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the types of corrective actions that may be imposed
Additionally, schools are required by state law to obtain documentation of student and parent
receipt of student discipline policies. The statement must be signed and returned to the
homeroom teacher within one (1) week after the student received the handbook.
We have received the North Little Rock Parent-Student Handbook. We understand the
District’s discipline policies and realize that the student must adhere to these and to the
other policies, rules, and procedures contained in the Handbook. In the event that we
are not entirely certain of some aspect of school policy, we will contact the principal for
clarification.
I hereby release the District, its Board of Directors, staff, employees, and any
institutions with which it is affiliated, from any and all claims and damages arising from
my child’s use of, or inability to use, the District’s wide-area network. This includes but
is not limited to claims that may arise from the unauthorized use of the system to
purchase products or services. I understand that any user who violates this policy and
accompanying regulations is subject to loss of network privilege as well as other District
disciplinary actions.
We acknowledge that we have read and understand Act 1149 of 1999 listed in the
Appendix of this handbook regarding our parental responsibility for allowing a child to
possess a weapon on school property.
Act 574 of 1995 requires parents to inform school officials if their child has been
expelled from school in any other school district or is a party to an expulsion
proceeding. We hereby verify that the student we have enrolled in the North Little Rock
School District has not been expelled from any other school district nor is a party to an
expulsion proceeding at this time.
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Student Signature
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Parent/Guardian Signature
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Date
Distrito Escolar de North Little Rock
Padre y Estudiante
Declaración de la responsabilidad
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Nombre del estudiante
El código de Arkansas anotó 6-18-502 requiere los distritos escolares proveer de padres y de estudiantes
el siguiente:
 las reglas y las regulaciones por las cuales la escuela es gobernada
 los comportamientos que pedirán acciones disciplinarias
 los tipos de acciones correctivas que pueden ser impuestas
Además, las escuelas son requeridas por la ley estatal para obtener la documentación del recibo del
estudiante y del padre de las políticas de la disciplina del estudiante. La declaración debe ser firmada y
vuelto al profesor del salon en el plazo de una (1) semana después del estudiante recibió el manual.
Hemos recibido el manual del norte del Padre-Estudiante de Little Rock. Entendemos las
políticas de la disciplina del distrito y realizamos que el estudiante debe adherirse a éstos y a las
otras políticas, reglas, y procedimientos contenidos en el manual. En caso que no estemos
totalmente seguros de un cierto aspecto de la política de la escuela, entraremos en contacto con
el principal para la clarificación.
Lanzo por la presente el distrito, su junta directiva, el personal, empleados, y a cualquier
institución con quien sea afiliado, de cualquiera y todas las demandas y daños que se presentan
del uso de mi niño de, o de la incapacidad de utilizar, la red de la área extendida del distrito.
Esto incluye pero no se limita a las demandas que pueden presentarse del uso no autorizado del
sistema de comprar productos o servicios. Entiendo que cualquier usuario que viole esta política
y las regulaciones del acompañamiento está conforme a la pérdida de privilegio de la red así
como de otras acciones disciplinarias del distrito.
Reconocemos que hemos leído y entendemos el acto 1149 de 1999 enumerados en el apéndice
de este manual con respecto a nuestra responsabilidad parental de permitir que un niño posea un
arma en propiedad de la escuela.
El acto 574 de 1995 requiere a padres informar a funcionarios de la escuela si han expulsado de
escuela en cualquier otro distrito escolar o es un partido a su niño a un procedimiento de la
expulsión. Verificamos por la presente que no hayan expulsado al estudiante que hemos
alistado en el distrito escolar del norte de Little Rock de ningún otro distrito escolar ni está un
partido a una expulsión que procede en este tiempo.
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Firma del estudiante
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Firma del padre/del guarda
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Fecha
Emergency Procedure Information
Date:__________________ Student’s Name:_________________________ _______
Date of Birth:_______________ Social Security Number: __________ ___________
Address:__________ _ __________________ Home Phone:_______ _______
Father’s Cell Phone:_____________ _________ Mother’s Cell Phone:_____________
E-mail address: __________________________
E-mail address: ___ ____________
In case of emergency, illness or accident to the student named above, the school is authorized to
proceed as indicated. Number below in order of desired action.
Contact Parent at number listed above.
Contact father at:________________ ___________________________ ______
Business Name
Phone
Contact mother at:____________________ ________________________ ______
Business Name
Phone
Contact other:_________ ________________________ __________________
Name
Phone
Physician’s Name:___ ___ _____________________ Phone: _________________
Hospital Preference:__________________ ___________________________ ___
Signature of Parents or Guardians:
_____________ ___________________________ ___________________________
Mother’s Signature
_____________ ___________________________ ___________________________
Father’s Signature
_____________ __________________ _____________ _____________________
Student’s Signature
It is very important that this be returned to the school office as soon as possible.
Información del procedimiento de emergencia
Fecha:______________________El nombre del estudiante:____________________________
Fecha de nacimiento:_______________________Número de Seguro Social________________
Dirección: ____________________________________Teléfono del hogar:________________
Teléfono celular del padre:_____________Teléfono celular de la madre ___________________
Dirección de correo electrónico del padre: __________________________________________
Dirección de correo electrónico de la madre_________________________________________
En caso de urgencia, la enfermedad o el accidente al estudiante nombrado arriba, la escuela se autoriza
para proceder según lo indicado. Número abajo en orden de la acción deseada.
Contacto del en el número enumerado arriba.
Padre del contacto en:_____________________________________________________
Teléfono del nombre comercial
Madre del contacto en:____________________________________________________
Teléfono del nombre comercial
Entre en contacto con otro:_________________________________________________
Teléfono del nombre
El nombre del médico:_________________________________Phone: _______________
Preferencia de hospital:_______________________________________________________
Firma de padres o de guardas:
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La firma de la madre
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La firma del padre
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La firma del estudiante
Es muy importante que envie esté a la dirección de la escuela cuanto antes.
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Student Name (Print)
Students in the North Little Rock School District will participate in a variety of state assessments
throughout the school year administered by the Arkansas Department of Education. Students participating
in any state mandated assessment must understand and follow all of the testing rules and procedures listed
below:
1. Student responses to test items must represent the student’s own independent and unaided thinking.
2. During each testing session, students must use the same test booklet and answer document given to
them at the beginning of testing for each subsequent testing sessions.
3. Detaching or copying the Mathematics Reference Sheet compromises the integrity of the test and is a
breach of security.
4. During testing sessions, no food or drink is allowed in the testing area.
5. Students are not allowed to use scratch paper. The use of scratch paper is considered a breach of
security.
6. Students cannot have any materials except testing materials during the testing sessions.
7. Use a No. 2 pencil only. Mechanical pencils, highlighters, pens, etc. may not be used.
8. Do not make any stray marks or notes in your answer document. Mark only one answer for each
question.
9. No electronic devices with photographic capability shall be accessible at any time during test
administration.
10. Electronic equipment that allows for communication among students shall not be accessible at any
time during test administration (e.g., cell phone, iPod, MP3 player).
11. Calculators may only be used when instructed. Students may not share calculators during testing
sessions and may have only one calculator during testing.
12. The section ID on the student answer document must visible at all times during testing.
13. The student may not look at or mark answers in the test booklet/answer document other than the
section being administered. Under no circumstance is the student to go back to another section in the
test booklet/answer document after the session has ended. Under no circumstance may students be
allowed to work ahead.
Failure to comply with any and all testing guidelines is a serious testing violation. Any incident that
occurs during test administration will be treated with the most severe of disciplinary actions, and is at the
discretion of the administration. Testing infractions may result in immediate school suspension depending
on the nature and outcome of the incident (e.g., in possession of a cell phone).
Signature
Date
_______________________________________________________________
Nombre del estudiante (impresión)
Estudiantes en el distrito escolar de North Little Rock participarán en una variedad de
evaluaciones del estado en el año escolar administrados por el Departamento de Educación de
Arkansas. Los estudiantes que participan en cualquier evaluación del estado por mandato deben
entender y seguir todas las reglas y procedimientos de la prueba enumerados abajo:
14. Las respuestas del estudiante a los artículos de la prueba deben representar el pensamiento propio e
independiente del estudiante sin ayuda.
15. Durante cada sesión de la prueba, los estudiantes deben utilizar el mismo folleto de la prueba y
contestar al documento dado a ellos al principio de la prueba para cada de las sesiones subsiguientes
de la prueba.
16. La separación o el copiado de la hoja de la referencia de las matemáticas compromete la integridad de
la prueba y es una infracción de la seguridad.
17. Durante sesiones de la prueba, no se permite ninguna comida o bebida en la zona de pruebas.
18. No se permite a los estudiantes utilizar el papel adicional. El uso del papel adicional se considera una
infracción de la seguridad.
19. Los estudiantes no pueden tener ningunos materiales excepto los materiales de la prueba durante las
sesiones de la prueba.
20. Utilice un lápiz de no. 2 solamente. Los lápices mecánicos, los highlighters, las plumas, el etc. no
pueden ser utilizados.
21. No haga ningunas marcas o notas perdidas en su documento de la respuesta. Marque solamente una
respuesta para cada pregunta.
22. Ningun dispositivo electrónico con capacidad fotográfica puede ser accesible en cualquier momento
durante la administración de prueba.
23. El equipo electrónico que permite la comunicación entre estudiantes no será accesible en cualquier
momento durante la administración de prueba (e.g., teléfono celular, iPod, reproductor Mp3).
24. Las calculadoras pueden ser utilizadas solamente cuando están dadas instrucciones. Los estudiantes
no pueden compartir las calculadoras durante sesiones de la prueba y pueden tener solamente una
calculadora durante la prueba.
25. La identificación de la sección en el documento de la respuesta del estudiante debe ser visible siempre
durante la prueba.
26. El estudiante no puede mirar o ni marcar respuestas en el folleto de la prueba/el documento de la
respuesta con excepción de la sección que es administrada. Bajo ninguna condición puede volver el
estudiante a otra sección en el folleto de la prueba/el documento de la respuesta después de que la
sesión haya terminado. Bajo ninguna condición pueden los estudiantes ser permitidos trabajar a
continuación.
La falta de cumplir con cualquiera y todas las pautas de la prueba es una violación seria de la
prueba. Cualquier incidente que ocurra durante la administración de prueba será tratado con las
acciones más severas disciplinarias, y está a discreción del director del edificio. Las infracciones
de la prueba pueden dar lugar a la suspensión inmediata de la escuela dependiendo de la
naturaleza y del resultado del incidente (e.g., en posesión de un teléfono celular).
Firma del estudiante
Fecha
4.29 FORM
STUDENT INTERNET USE AGREEMENT/GMAIL USAGE
Student’s Name (Please Print)
School
Grade Level
Date
The North Little Rock School District agrees to allow the student identified above to use the District’s
technology to access the Internet under the following terms and conditions which apply whether the
access is through a District or student owned technology device:
1. Conditional Privilege: The student’s use of the District’s access to the Internet is a privilege conditioned
on the student’s abiding to this agreement. No student may use the District’s access to the Internet
whether through a District or student owned technology device unless the student and his/her
parent or guardian have read and signed this agreement.
2. Acceptable Use: The student agrees that he/she will use the District’s Internet access for educational
purposes only. In using the Internet, the student agrees to obey all federal and state laws and regulations.
The student also agrees to abide by any Internet use rules instituted at the student’s school or class,
whether those rules are written or oral.
3. Penalties for Improper Use: If the student violates this agreement and misuses the Internet, he/she shall
be subject to disciplinary action.
4. “Misuse of the District’s access to the Internet” includes, but is not limited to, the following:
a. Using the Internet for other than educational purposes;
b. Gaining intentional access or maintaining access to materials which are “harmful to minors”
as defined by Arkansas law;
c. Using the Internet for any illegal activity, including computer hacking and copyright or
intellectual property law violations;
d. Making unauthorized copies of computer software;
e. Accessing “chat lines” unless authorized by the instructor for a class activity directly
supervised by a staff member;
f. Using abusive or profane language in private messages on the system, or using the system to
harass, insult or verbally attack others;
g. Posting anonymous messages on the system;
h. Using encryption software;
i. Wasting the limited resources provided by the school, including paper;
j. Causing congestion of the network through lengthy downloads of files;
k. Vandalizing data of another user;
l. Obtaining or sending information which could be used to make destructive devices such as
guns, weapons, bombs, explosives or fireworks;
m. Gaining or attempting to gain unauthorized access to resources or files;
n. Identifying oneself with another person’s name or password or using an account or
password of another user without proper authorization;
o. Invading the privacy of individuals;
p. Divulging personally identifying information about himself/herself or anyone else either on
the Internet or in an e-mail. Personally identifying information includes full names, address,
and phone number;
q. Using the network for financial or commercial gain without District permission;
r. Stealing or vandalizing of data, equipment, or intellectual property;
s. Attempting to gain access or gaining access to student records, grades, or files;
t. Introducing a virus to, or otherwise improperly tampering with the system;
u. Degrading or disrupting equipment or system performance;
v. Creating a web page or associating a web page with the school or District without proper
authorization;
w. Providing access to the District’s Internet Access to unauthorized individuals;
x. Failing to obey school or classroom Internet use rules;
y. Taking part in any activity related to Internet use which creates a clear and present danger of
the substantial disruption of the orderly operation of the District or any of its schools; or
z. Installing or downloading software on district computers without prior approval of
technology director or his/her designee.
5. Liability for debts: Students and their cosigners shall be liable for any and all costs (debts) incurred
through the student’s use of the computers or access to the Internet including penalties for copyright
violations.
6. No Expectation of Privacy: The student and parent/guardian signing below agree that if the student
uses the Internet through the District’s access, that the he/she waives any right to privacy the student
may have for such use. The student and the parent/guardian agree that the District may monitor the
student’s use of the District’s Internet Access and may also examine all system activities the student
participates in, including but not limited to e-mail, voice, and video transmissions, to ensure proper use
of the system. The District may share such transmissions with the student’s parents/guardians.
6. No Guarantees: The District will make good faith efforts to protect children from improper or harmful matter
which may be on the Internet. At the same time, in signing this agreement, the parent and student recognize that
the District makes no guarantees about preventing improper access to such materials on the part of the student.
7. Students in grades 5th- 12th may be assigned a gmail account for academic use.
8. Signatures: We, the persons who have signed below, have read this agreement and agree to be bound
by the terms and conditions of this agreement.
Student’s Signature:
Date
Parent/Legal Guardian Signature:
Date
4.29 ACUERDO DEL USO DEL INTERNET DE FORM-STUDENT
Nombre del estudiante (imprima por favor)_________________________________Nivel___________
Escuela___________________________________________________________ Date______________
El distrito escolar de North Little Rock acuerda permitir al estudiante identificado arriba para utilizar la
tecnología del distrito para tener acceso al Internet conforme a las condiciones siguientes que se aplican si el
acceso está a través de un distrito o de un dispositivo poseído estudiante de la tecnología:
Privilegio condicional: El uso del estudiante del acceso del distrito al Internet es un privilegio condicionado en el
estudiante que respeta a este acuerdo. Ningún estudiante puede utilizar el acceso del distrito al Internet si a
través de un distrito o un estudiante poseyó el dispositivo de la tecnología a menos que el estudiante y su
padre o guarda hayan leído y hayan firmado este acuerdo.
Uso aceptable: El estudiante está de acuerdo que él utilizará el acceso a internet del distrito para los propósitos
educativos solamente. Al usar el Internet, el estudiante acuerda obedecer todo el federal y leyes estatales y
regulaciones. El estudiante también acuerda seguir cualquier regla del uso del Internet instituida en la escuela o
la clase del estudiante, si esas reglas son escritas u orales.
Penas para el uso incorrecto: Si el estudiante viola este acuerdo y emplea mal el Internet, él estará conforme a la
acción disciplinaria.
El “uso erróneo del acceso del distrito al Internet” incluye, pero no se limita a, el siguiente:
Usando el Internet para con excepción de los propósitos educativos;
b. Teniendo el acceso intencional o manteniendo el acceso a los materiales que son “dañinos a los
menores” según lo definido por la ley de Arkansas;
c. Usando el Internet para cualquier actividad ilegal, incluyendo cortar del ordenador y los derechos
reservados o las violaciones de la ley de la propiedad intelectual;
d. Fabricación de copias desautorizadas de los programas informáticos;
e. La “charla de acceso alinea” a menos que sea autorizada por el instructor para una actividad de la
clase supervisada directamente por un miembro del personal;
f. Usando mensajes abusivos o profanos de la lengua en privado en el sistema, o usar el sistema para
acosar, para insultar o de atacar verbalmente otros;
g. Fijación de mensajes anónimos en el sistema;
h. Usando software de encripción;
i. Perder los recursos limitados proporcionó por la escuela, incluyendo el papel;
j. Causar la congestión de la red con transferencias directas muy largas de ficheros;
k. Destrozar datos de otro usuario;
l. Obteniendo o enviando la información que se podría utilizar para hacer los dispositivos
destructivos tales como armas, armas, bombas, explosivos o fuegos artificiales;
m. Tener o el intentar tener el acceso desautorizado a los recursos o a los ficheros;
n. Identificándose con el nombre de otra persona o contraseña o usar una cuenta o una contraseña de
otro usuario sin la autorización apropiada;
o. Invasión de la aislamiento de individuos;
p. Divulgando personalmente la identificación de la información sobre sí mismo/ella misma o nadie
en el Internet o en un email. Personalmente la identificación de la información incluye nombres
completos, la dirección, y el número de teléfono;
q. Usando la red para el aumento financiero o comercial sin el permiso del distrito;
r. Robando o destrozando de datos, del equipo, o de la propiedad intelectual;
s. Intentando acceder o accediendo a los expedientes del estudiante, a los grados, o a los ficheros;
t. Introducción de un virus a, o de otra manera incorrectamente el tratar de forzar con el sistema;
u. Equipo de degradación o de interrupción o funcionamiento de sistema;
v. Creando un Web page o la asociación de un Web page a la escuela o al distrito sin la autorización
apropiada;
w. Abastecimiento del acceso al acceso a internet del distrito a los individuos desautorizados;
x. El no poder obedecer Internet de la escuela o de la sala de clase utiliza reglas;
y. La participación en cualquier actividad se relacionó con el uso del Internet que crea una prueba de
riesgo claro y presente de la interrupción sustancial de la operación ordenada del distrito o de
ninguno de sus escuelas; o
z. Instalando o transfiriendo software en los ordenadores del distrito sin la previa autorización del
director de la tecnología o de su designee.
Responsabilidad por deudas: Los estudiantes y sus cosignatarios serán obligados para cualquiera y todos los
costes (deudas) contraídos con el uso del estudiante de los ordenadores o el acceso al Internet incluyendo las
penas para las violaciones de los derechos reservados.
Ninguna expectativa de la aislamiento: El estudiante y el padre/el guarda que firma abajo están de acuerdo que si
el estudiante utiliza el Internet con el acceso del distrito, ése él renuncia el cualquier derecho a la intimidad que
el estudiante pueda tener para tal uso. El estudiante y el padre/el guarda acuerdan que el distrito puede
supervisar el uso del estudiante del acceso a internet del distrito y puede también examinar todas las actividades
de sistema que el estudiante participa en, incluyendo pero no sólo email, voz, y las transmisiones video, para
asegurar el uso apropiado del sistema. El distrito puede compartir tales transmisiones con los padres/los
guardas del estudiante.
Ningunas garantías: El distrito hará esfuerzos de la buena fe para proteger a niños contra la materia incorrecta o
dañina que puede estar en el Internet. Al mismo tiempo, en la firma de este acuerdo, el padre y el estudiante
reconocen que el distrito no hace ninguna garantía sobre la prevención del acceso incorrecto a tales materiales
de parte del estudiante.
Firmas: Nosotros, las personas que han firmado abajo, han leído este acuerdo y acuerdan ser limitadas por las
condiciones de este acuerdo.
Firma del estudiante:_______________________________________________Fecha______________
Firma del padre/del guarda legal: _____________________________________Fecha______________
SMART CORE INFORMED CONSENT FORM
(GRADUATING CLASS OF 2014 AND AFTER)
Name of Student:
Name of Parent/Guardian:
Name of District:
Name of School:
Smart Core is Arkansas’s college- and career-ready curriculum for high school students.
College- and career-readiness in Arkansas means that students are prepared for success in entry-level, credit-bearing
courses at two-year and four-year colleges and universities, in technical postsecondary training, and in well-paid jobs
that support families and have pathways to advancement. To be college- and career ready, students need to be adept
problem solvers and critical thinkers who can contribute and apply their knowledge in novel contexts and unforeseen
situations. Smart Core is the foundation for college- and career-readiness. All students should
supplement with additional rigorous coursework within their career focus.
Successful completion of the Smart Core curriculum is one of the eligibility requirements for the Arkansas
Academic Challenge Scholarship. Failure to complete the Smart Core curriculum for graduation may result in
negative consequences such as conditional admission to college and ineligibility for scholarship programs.
Parents or guardians may waive the right for a student to participate in Smart Core and to instead participate in the
Core curriculum. The parent must sign the separate Smart Core Waiver Form to do so.
SMART CORE CURRICULUM
English 4 units
English 9th grade
English 10th grade
English 11th grade
English 12th grade
Mathematics 4 units
Algebra I or Algebra A & B (Grades 7-8 or 8-9)
Geometry or Investigating Geometry or Geometry A & B (Grades 8-9 or 9-10)
Algebra II
Fourth Math Choice of: Transitions to College Math, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Trigonometry, Statistics, Computer Math,
Algebra III or an Advanced Placement mathematics
(Comparable concurrent credit college courses may be substituted where applicable.)
Natural Science 3 units with lab experience chosen from:
Physical Science
Biology or Applied Biology/Chemistry
Chemistry
Physics or Principles of Technology I & II or PIC Physics
Social Studies 3 units
Civics – ½ unit
World History – 1 unit
U.S. History – 1 unit
Oral Communications ½ unit
Physical Education ½ unit
Health and Safety – ½ unit
Economics – ½ unit (may be counted toward Social Studies or Career Focus)
Fine Arts – ½ unit
Career Focus – 6 units
By signing this form, I acknowledge that I have been informed of the requirements and implementation of the Smart
Core curriculum and am choosing the Smart Core curriculum for my child.
________________________________
___________________________________
Parent/Guardian Signature
School Official Signature
Date
Date
CONSENTIMIENTO INFORMADO PARA SMART CORE [PLAN DE ESTUDIOS
INTELIGENTES]
(PARA ALUMNOS GRADUADOS EN 2014 Y AÑOS SIGUIENTES)
Nombre del Estudiante:
Nombre del Padre/Tutor:_
Nombre del Distrito:_
Nombre de la Escuela:
__
El plan de estudios inteligentes (Smart Core) es el plan de estudios para los estudiantes de secundaria de Arkansas, que los
prepara para la universidad y para un oficio.
La preparación para la universidad y para un oficio en Arkansas, significa que los estudiantes están preparados para tener éxito al
nivel de primer año, en cursos con créditos en las universidades de dos y cuatro años, en la formación post-secundaria técnica, y
en empleos bien remunerados que apoyen a las familias y ofrezcan vías para su progreso. Para estar preparados para la
universidad y estar listos para una ocupación, los estudiantes deben ser capaces de solucionar problemas y ser pensadores críticos
que puedan contribuir y aplicar sus conocimientos en nuevos contextos y situaciones imprevistas. El plan de estudios inteligentes
(Smart Core) es el fundamento para la universidad y para estar listos para una ocupación. Todos los estudiantes deben completar
rigurosos cursos adicionales dentro de su enfoque profesional.
Completar con éxito el plan de estudios Smart Core es uno de los requisitos de elegibilidad para la Beca de Desafío Académico
de Arkansas (Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship). Si no se completa el currículo Smart Core para la graduación, puede
resultar en consecuencias negativas, tales como la admisión condicional a la universidad y la no elegibilidad para los programas
de becas.
Los padres o tutores pueden renunciar al derecho de un estudiante de participar en Smart Core y en su lugar participar en el plan
de estudios básico (Core Curriculum). El padre de familia debe firmar un formulario separado titulado “Renuncia al Smart Core”
para eximir a su alumno de tomarlo.
PLAN DE ESTUDIOS SMART CORE
Inglés - 4 unidades
- Inglés 9º grado
- Inglés 10º grado
- Inglés 11º grado
- Inglés 12º grado
Matemáticas - 4 unidades
- Álgebra I o Álgebra A y B (Grados 7-8 o 8-9)
- Geometría o Geometría Investigativa o Geometría A y B (Grados 8-9 o 9-10)
- Algebra II
- Cuatro Matemáticas: Elección entre Transición a Matemáticas para universidad, Pre- Cálculo, Cálculo, Trigonometría,
Estadísticas, Matemáticas Informáticas, Álgebra III o Matemáticas de colocación avanzada (Advance Placement)
(Cursos simultáneos comparables con crédito universitario, pueden ser sustituidos cuando corresponda)
Ciencias Naturales - 3 unidades con laboratorio elegidos entre:
- Ciencias Físicas
- Biología o Biología / Química Aplicadas
- Química
- Física o Principios de Tecnología I y II o Física PIC
Estudios Sociales - 3 unidades
- Civismo o Civismo / Gobierno Americano - 1 unidad
- Historia universal - 1 unidad
- Historia de EE.UU. - 1 unidad
Comunicación Oral - ½ unidad
Educación Física - ½ unidad
Salud y Seguridad - ½ unidad
Economía - ½ unidad (puede contarse como parte de Estudios Sociales o Enfoque profesional)
Bellas Artes - ½ unidad
Enfoque profesional - 6 unidades
Al firmar este formulario, yo declaro que he sido informado sobre los requisitos y la implementación del plan de estudios
inteligentes Smart Core y elijo el plan de Smart Core para mi hijo.
_
Firma Padre / Tutor
______________ ___________________________________________
Fecha
Firma del Funcionario Escolar
Fecha
SMART CORE WAIVER FORM
(GRADUATING CLASS OF 2014 AND AFTER)
Name of Student:
Name of Parent/Guardian:
Name of District:
Name of School:
Smart Core is Arkansas’s college- and career-ready curriculum for high school students.
College- and career-readiness in Arkansas means that students are prepared for success in entry-level, credit-bearing
courses at two-year and four-year colleges and universities, in technical postsecondary training, and in well-paid jobs
that support families and have pathways to advancement. To be college- and career ready, students need to be adept
problem solvers and critical thinkers who can contribute and apply their knowledge in novel contexts and unforeseen
situations. Smart Core is the foundation for- and career-readiness. All students should supplement with additional
rigorous coursework within their career focus.
Successful completion of the Smart Core curriculum is one of the eligibility requirements for the Arkansas
Academic Challenge Scholarship. Failure to complete the Smart Core curriculum for graduation may result in
negative consequences such as conditional admission to college and ineligibility for scholarship programs.
Parents or guardians may waive the right for a student to participate in Smart Core. By signing this Smart Core
Waiver Form, you are waiving your student’s right to Smart Core and are placing him or her in the Core
Curriculum.
CORE CURRICULUM
4 units
English 9th grade
English 10th grade
English 11th grade
English 12th grade
Mathematics 4 units
Algebra I or its equivalent
Geometry or its equivalent
All math units must build on the base of algebra and geometry knowledge and skills.
** A two-year algebra equivalent or a two-year geometry equivalent may each be counted as two units of
the four (4) unit requirement.
Science 3 units
At least one unit of Biology
At least one unit of a physical science
Social Studies 3 units
Civics – ½ unit
World History – 1 unit
U.S. History – 1 unit
Oral Communications ½ unit
Physical Education ½ unit
Health and Safety – ½ unit
Economics – ½ unit (may be counted toward Social Studies or Career Focus)
Fine Arts – ½ unit
Career Focus – 6 units
By signing this form, I acknowledge that I have been informed of the requirements and implementation of the Smart
Core curriculum and am choosing to waive the Smart Core curriculum for my child. I understand the potential
negative consequences of this action as outlined on this form.
English
____________________________
Parent/Guardian Signature
Date
__
School Official Signature
__
Date
FORMULARIO DE RENUNCIA AL SMART CORE [PLAN DE ESTUDIOS INTELIGENTES]
(PARA ALUMNOS GRADUADOS EN 2014 Y AÑOS SIGUIENTES)
Nombre del Estudiante:
Nombre del Padre / Tutor:_
Nombre del Distrito: _
Nombre de la Escuela:
___
El plan de estudios inteligentes (Smart Core) es el plan de estudios para los estudiantes de secundaria de Arkansas, que los
prepara para la universidad y para un oficio.
La preparación para la universidad y para un oficio en Arkansas, significa que los estudiantes están preparados para tener éxito al
nivel de primer año, en cursos con créditos en las universidades de dos y cuatro años, en la formación post-secundaria técnica, y
en empleos bien remunerados que apoyen a las familias y ofrezcan vías para su progreso. Para estar preparados para la
universidad y estar listos para una ocupación, los estudiantes deben ser capaces de solucionar problemas y ser pensadores críticos
que puedan contribuir y aplicar sus conocimientos en nuevos contextos y situaciones imprevistas.
El plan de estudios inteligentes (Smart Core) es el fundamento para la universidad y para estar listos para una ocupación. Todos
los estudiantes deben completar rigurosos cursos adicionales dentro de su enfoque profesional. Completar con éxito el plan de
studios Smart Core es uno de los requisitos de elegibilidad para la Beca de Desafío Académico de Arkansas (Arkansas Academic
Challenge Scholarship). Si no se completa el currículo Smart Core para la graduación, puede resultar en consecuencias negativas,
tales como la admisión condicional a la universidad y la no elegibilidad para los programas de becas.
Los padres o tutores pueden renunciar al derecho de un estudiante de participar en Smart Core. Al firmar este formulario de
“Renuncia al Core Smart”, usted está renunciando al derecho del alumno de tomar el Smart Core y lo coloca solamente en el plan
de estudios básico (Core Curriculum).
PLAN DE ESTUDIOS SMART CORE
Inglés - 4 unidades
Inglés 9 º grado
10 º grado Inglés
11 º grado Inglés
Grado 12 Inglés
Matemáticas - 4 unidades
- Álgebra I o su equivalente
- Geometría o su equivalente
- Todas las unidades de matemáticas deben fundarse sobre la base de los conocimientos y habilidades de álgebra y geometría.
** Un equivalente de dos años de álgebra o un equivalente de dos años de geometría, puede cada uno contarse como dos
unidades de
las cuatro (4) unidades requeridas.
Ciencias - 3 unidades
- Al menos una unidad de Biología
- Al menos una unidad de una ciencia física
Estudios Sociales - 3 unidades
Educación cívica - ½ unidad
Historia universal - 1 unidad
Historia de EE.UU. - 1 unidad
Comunicación Oral - ½ unidad
Educación Física - ½ unidad
Salud y Seguridad - ½ unidad
Economía - ½ unidad (puede contarse como parte de Estudios Sociales o Enfoque profesional)
Bellas Artes - ½ unidad
Enfoque profesional - 6 unidades
Al firmar este formulario, yo declaro que he sido informado de los requisitos y de la implementación del plan de estudios Smart
Core y elijo renunciar al plan de estudios Smart Core para mi hijo. Entiendo las posibles consecuencias negativas de esta decisión
tal como se indica en este formulario.
_
Firma Padre / Tutor
_
_
Fecha
Firma del Funcionario Escolar
_
Fecha
VOLUNTEER SURVEY
Act 603 of 2003 requires Arkansas schools to survey parents each year to see how they would
like to be involved in the schools. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the form
below. (You only need to complete one per school.)
School:____________________________ Teacher(s)_____________ _ _____________
Child(ren) and grade(s)____ ___________________________ _____________________
Personal Information (PLEASE PRINT)
Volunteer Name____________________ ________________________ _______________
Address_______ ____________
_______City_______________State________Zip____
Home Phone__________ ___________________ Cell Phone_________________ _______
Email address_______ _____________ ________________________ _______________
Emergency
Contact__________________ _________ ______________ _Phone________________
Important Medical information (about volunteer) ___________________________ ______
Volunteer Assignment Preferences
____Weekly ______Monthly _____Occasionally _____When called upon
____ Tutoring/Mentoring – Encourager Program, Amigos, Watch DOG Dad
____ Classroom Assistance Parent Center, clerical help, copies, phone calls, Library, Drama
Parent
____ Teacher elf – Cut out projects, bulletin boards, sew, gather materials, stuff envelopes
____ Field Trip Chaperone Space Camp, Band, Sports, Speech/Drama, classroom trips
____ Serve on a building level or district level committee Parent Involvement Committee,
Biracial, Textbook adoption, Desegregation Monitoring, Community & Family
Involvement Council
____Other:___________________________ ________________________ _________
Background Check – This form must be filled out and returned to the school for volunteers who
will have direct contact with the students.
I give permission to perform a background check, as required by the NLRSD using the
information provided below: Y N
First Name:_______________________ MI:___
Last:_____ ________________________
Maiden or Other name(s)
used:____________ ___________________________
Date of Birth: ___/___/__
Race: Asian
Black
________
Hispanic
Signature:____ ___________________________ _________
Date:_____________ ______
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ENCUESTA Para Voluntarios
El acto 603 de 2003 requiere las escuelas de Arkansas examinar a padres cada año para considerar
cómo quisieran estar implicados en las escuelas. Si usted está interesado en ofrecerse voluntariamente,
rellene por favor el impreso abajo. (Usted necesita solamente terminar uno por escuela.)
Escuela:______________________________Profesora __________________________
Niño (os) y nivel (niveles)______________________________________________________
Información personal (IMPRIMA POR FAVOR)
Ofrézcase voluntariamente
Name_____________________________________________________________
Address______________________________City_______________State________Zip____
Célula casera Phone________________________ de Phone_____________________________
Address_______________________________________________________________ del correo
electrónico
Emergencia Contact________________________________________________Phone______________
___________________________________importante de la información médica (sobre voluntario)
Preferencias voluntarias de la asignación
____cada semana ______cada mes _____de vez en cuando _____cunado invitado
Clases particulares/tutoría - programa de Encourager, amigos, papá del __del perro guardián
Ayuda de la sala de clase del __- Parent el centro, ayuda administrativa, copias, llamadas de teléfono,
biblioteca, drama
Padre
Duende del profesor del __- los proyectos cortados, tablones de anuncios, cosen, los materiales del
frunce, sobres de la materia
Señora de compañía del disparo al campo del __- espacie el campo, banda, deportes, discurso/drama,
viajes de la sala de clase
Servicio del __en un comité llano del nivel o del distrito del edificio - Parent al comité de la
implicación,
Adopción Biracial, del libro de texto, supervisión de la no segregación, comunidad y familia
Consejo de la implicación
____Other:______________________________________________________________
Comprobación de antecedentes - este impreso se debe rellenar y enviar a la escuela para los
voluntarios que tendrán contacto directo con los estudiantes.
Doy el permiso para realizar una comprobación de antecedentes, de acuerdo con del NLRSD
usando la información proporcionada abajo: Y N
Nombre:_______________________MI: ___ Apellido:_____________________________
Doncella u otros nombres usados:_______________________________________________
Fecha de nacimiento: ___/___/__
Raza : Blanco hispánico negro asiático otro
Firma:________________________________
Fecha:___________________________
Photo/Video Release
The North Little Rock School District is inquiring whether your child can be photographed by
still camera, movie camera or video camera by the District for possible use on
www.nlrsd.k12.ar.us, NLRTV, the North Little Rock School District New Directions annual
newsletter, the NLRSD Annual Report, district-authorized media (television) and/or press
(newspapers), or other authorized video production representatives.
If you agree, the North Little Rock School District may use your child’s name, voice and
likeness in any and all promotional material that benefits the district. Your child will NOT
receive a publicity fee for publication of his/her photograph or use of video.
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YES, I DO give permission for my child to be photographed by the North
Little Rock School District or district-authorized media and/or press as
outlined above.
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NO, I DO NOT give permission for my child to be photographed by the
North Little Rock School District or district-authorized media and/or press
as outlined above.
Child’s Name _
Parent/Guardian’s Name
Parent/Guardian’s Signature
Address (please print)
Phone _
Child’s School
__
Date _
__
Foto/lanzamiento video
El distrito escolar de North Little Rock esta solicitando si su niño se puede fotografiar por la cámara
fotográfica, cámara de película o la cámara de vídeo por el distrito para el uso posible en www.nlrsd.org
NLRTV, el hoja informativa anual de Little Rock direcciones del norte del distrito escolar de las
nuevas, el informe anual de NLRSD, los medios autorizados por el distrito (televisión) y/o prensa
(periódicos), u otro los representantes video autorizados de la producción.
Si usted está de acuerdo que el distrito escolar de North Little Rock puede utilizar el nombre, la voz y
la semejanza de su niño en cualquiera y todo el material promocional que beneficie al distrito. Su niño
no recibirá una tarifa de la publicidad para la publicación de su fotografía o uso del vídeo.
__SÍ, doy el permiso para que mi niño sea fotografiado por el
Distrito escolar de North Little Rock o medios autorizados por el distrito y/o
prensa según lo resumido arriba.
__NO, no doy el permiso para que mi niño sea fotografiado por el
Distrito escolar de North Little Rock o medios autorizados por el distrito y/o
prensa según lo resumido arriba.
Nombre del niño_____________________________________________________
Nombre del padre/del guarda___________________________________________
Firma del padre/del guarda_____________________________________________
Dirección (imprima por favor)__________________________________________
Llame por teléfono al _________________________________________________
Escuela del niño_____________________________________________________
Fecha _______________________________________________________________________
4.13F
OBJECTION TO PUBLICATION OF DIRECTORY INFORMATION
(Not to be filed if the parent/student has no objection)
I, the undersigned, being a parent of a student, or a student eighteen (18) years of age or older, hereby note
my objection to the disclosure or publication by the North Little Rock School District of directory
information, as defined in Policy No. 4.13 (Privacy of Students’ Records), concerning the student named
below. The district is required to continue to honor any signed opt-out form for any student no longer in
attendance at the district.
I understand that the participation by the below-named student in any interscholastic activity, including
athletics and school clubs, may make the publication of some directory information unavoidable, and the
publication of such information in other forms, such as telephone directories, church directories, etc., is
not within the control of the District.
I understand that this form must be filed with the office of the appropriate building principal within ten
(10) school days from the beginning of the current school year or the date the student is enrolled for
school in order for the District to be bound by this objection. Failure to file this form within that time is a
specific grant of permission to publish such information.
I object and wish to deny the disclosure or publication of directory information as follows:
Deny disclosure to military recruiters
Deny disclosure to Institutions of postsecondary education
Deny disclosure to Potential employers
Deny disclosure to all public and school sources
Selecting this option will prohibit the release of directory information to the three categories listed
above along with all other public sources (such as newspapers), AND result in the student’s
directory information not being included in the school’s yearbook and other school publications.
Deny disclosure to all public sources
Selecting this option will prohibit the release of directory information to the first three categories
listed above along with all other public sources (such as newspapers), but permit the student’s
directory information to be included in the school’s yearbook and other school publications.
___________________________________
Name of student (Printed)
_________________________________________________
Signature of parent (or student, if 18 or older)
__________________________________
Date form was filed (To be filled in by office personnel)
4.13F-OBJECTION A la PUBLICACIÓN De la INFORMACIÓN del DIRECTORIO(No ser
archivado si el padre/el estudiante no tiene ninguna objeción)
Yo , el infrascritos, siendo un padre de un estudiante, o años de edad de un estudiante dieciocho (de 18) o más viejos,
observa por la presente mi objeción al acceso o la publicación por el distrito escolar del norte de Little Rock de la
información del directorio, según lo definido en no. 4,13 de la política (aislamiento de los expedientes de los estudiantes),
referente al estudiante nombrado abajo. El distrito se requiere para continuar honrando cualquier impreso firmado de la no
participación para cualquier estudiante no más allí en el distrito.
Entiendo que la participación del estudiante debajo-nombrado en cualquier actividad interescolar, incluyendo el atletismo y
los clubs de la escuela, puede hacer la publicación de una cierta información del directorio inevitable, y la publicación de tal
información en otras formas, tales como guías de telefonos, directorios de la iglesia, etc., no está dentro del control del
distrito.
Entiendo que esta forma se debe archivar con la oficina del principal apropiado del edificio dentro de diez (10) los días
escolares desde el principio del año escolar actual o de la fecha que alistan al estudiante para la escuela para que el distrito
sea limitado por esta objeción. El fracaso para archivar esta forma dentro de ese tiempo es una concesión específica del
permiso para publicar tal información.
Me opongo y deseo negar la divulgación o la publicación de información del directorio como sigue:
____Niegue el acceso al militar de los reclutadores
____Niegue el acceso a las instituciones del postsecundaria de la educación
____Niegue el acceso al potencial de los patrones
____Niegue el acceso a todo el de las fuentes del público y de la escuela
La selección de esta opción prohibirá el lanzamiento de la información del directorio a las tres categorías enumeradas arriba
junto con el resto de las fuentes públicas (tales como periódicos), Y el resultado en la información del directorio del estudiante
que no es incluida en el anuario de la escuela y otras publicaciones de la escuela.
____Niegue el acceso a todo el público de las fuentes
La selección de esta opción prohibirá el lanzamiento de la información del directorio a las primeras tres categorías enumeradas
arriba junto con el resto de las fuentes públicas (tales como periódicos), pero permite que la información del directorio del
estudiante sea incluida en el anuario de la escuela y otras publicaciones de la escuela.
________________________________________
Nombre del estudiante (impreso)
_____________________________________
Firma del padre (o del estudiante, si 18 o más grande)
________________________________________
Fecha que la forma fue archivada (ser completado por los personales de la oficina)
North Little Rock School District
Vision and Hearing Screenings
The North Little Rock School District provides free yearly Vision and Hearing Screenings
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to students in grades PK, K, 1 , 2 , 4 , 6 , and 8 grades . Please SIGN BELOW to
consent to release education records related to vision and hearing screenings.
In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 123g; 34
CFR Part 99)
I, ______________________________, give permission for_________________________’s
(Parent/Guardian Name)
(First and Last Name)
personally identifiable information/student education records to be disclosed to a Third Party
Billing Agent for the purpose of billing Medicaid and/or private insurance for vision and hearing
screening.
___________________________________________________
Printed Name of Parent/Guardian
___________________________________________
___________________________
Parent/Guardian Signature
Date Signed
Vision and Hearing Screenings
Distrito Escolar de North Little Rock
Visión y audición proyecciones
El distrito escolar de North Little Rock proporciona visión anual libre y exámenes de audición
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a los estudiantes en los grados PK, K, 1 , 2 , 4 , 6 y grado. Por favor signo debajo para
consentimiento para liberar registros educativos relacionados con la visión y exámenes de
audición.
En cumplimiento de los derechos educativos de la familia y ley de privacidad (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. §
123 g; 34 CFR parte 99)
doy permiso a mi hijo
(parent Name) (Nombre del padre/tutor)
(Student Name) (Nombre y apellido)
personalmente información identificable/estudiante educación registros a divulgarse a un tercer
partido de facturación
Agente a efectos de facturación de Medicaid o un seguro privado para la visión y audición.
___________________________________
Nombre impreso del padre/tutor
________________________________________
Firma del padre/tutor
_________________________________
Fecha Firma
North Little Rock School District
Vision Statement
World Class Schools For World Class Students
Mission Statement
The North Little Rock School District and the Community
will provide for achievement, accountability, acceptance and
the necessary assets in the pursuit of each student s
educational success.
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