Click Here - Policy Edition 2015 2016

Click Here - Policy Edition 2015 2016

2015-2016

Policy Edition

Newsletter

Perth Amboy Campus Edison Campus

East Brunswick Campus Piscataway Campus

Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools

Administrative Offices: 112 Rues Lane, East Brunswick, NJ 08816-1070

Message from the Superintendent

Woodbridge Campus

Entering the second century of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools (MCVTS), the Board of Education, administration, faculty and staff are grateful to our students and their parents for choosing one of our schools. We wish you success during the 2015-2016 school year as MCVTS continues its tradition of providing innovative career and technical education.

You have started down a path that ensures that your career and academic preparation will be rigorous and will meet the highest standards. We are proud to point out that the district has received national recognition for the excellence of its schools, including having one of our schools designated a National Blue Ribbon School in each of the last three academic years. In addition, the East

Brunswick campus was the first vo-tech in New Jersey to be named a National Green Ribbon School in recognition of its cuttingedge ecology curriculum and sustainable building-maintenance practices.

Recognition in the 2014-2015 academic year also has included success in such diverse areas as our arts, culinary and athletics programs, in Future Farmers of America and Skills USA competitions, for our students’ community involvement, and in college and other post-secondary admissions and scholarships.

Brian J. Loughlin

Superintendent As we embark on a new school year, we are introducing two new career majors -- pre-engineering and manufacturing technology, and green construction trades – in East Brunswick, new graphic design programs in Perth Amboy and Piscataway, and expanded honors and advanced-placement courses throughout the district.

Career and technical education (CTE) prepares students for the modern workplace, whether they decide on college, an industry-based credential program or entry into the workforce upon graduation. We have adopted and are continuing to implement the rigorous, cutting-edge standards of the Common Career

Technical Core, a national initiative to set standards for each of our Career Clusters and their corresponding Career Pathways. More information on this is available at www.careertechnj.org/policyissues.

As one of the more than 2,000 students in our district, the first full-time county vocational school district in the nation, you will be receiving hands-on, careerfocused learning. Our curriculum teaches critical workplace skills, such as problem-solving, project-based learning, communication and teamwork, with the goal of preparing our students for success in employment, post-secondary education, apprenticeship or college

Parents must play a significant role in the education of their children, assisting with homework and communicating with teachers. I also urge parents to become active in school activities beyond the classroom, such as parents’ nights, open houses, advisory committees, athletic events and student organizations.

This Policy Edition Newsletter offers a look at MCVTS programs and activities for the 2015-2016 school year, as well as Board of Education policies on graduation requirements, attendance, curriculum, code of conduct, prevention of threatening behavior, family life education, student organizations, athletics, smoking prohibition and other issues.

An overview of our Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) policy is provided in this newsletter. The HIB policy is posted in its entirety on our district website, www.mcvts.net. Dianne Veilleux, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services and Program Development, who has been designated as the district

Anti-Bullying Coordinator, can be reached at [email protected] or 732-257-3300, extension 1930. Our Student Code of Conduct details consequences that are consistent with HIB policy requirements (see Page 15).

DATES TO REMEMBER

Paul Munz, Assistant Superintendent of Personnel and Administrative Services, is the district

Affirmative Action Officer/Chief Equity Officer and ADA Officer. He can be reached at [email protected]

net or 732-257-3300, extension 1913.

September 9, 2015 Schools Open

September 30, 2015 Parents’ Night

We expect all of our students to be successful learners and we intend to hold them to the highest standards. I wish all of our students and parents a productive and beneficial school year.

June 22, 2016 Last Day of School

School Calendar... page 27

Brian J. Loughlin,

www.mcvts.net

Superintendent of Schools

Academic Achievement

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

In order to be graduated from the Middlesex County Vocational and

Technical High School, and receive a state-endorsed Board of Education diploma, a student must:

Complete successfully the following program of studies in accordance with

N.J.A.C. 6A:8-5.1(a)1.

The Board of Education will recognize the successful completion of the secondary school instructional program by the award of a State-endorsed diploma certifying the pupil has met all State and local requirements for high school graduation. The Board will annually certify to the Executive County

Superintendent that each pupil who has been awarded a diploma has met the requirements for graduation.

A graduating pupil must have earned a minimum of 155 credits in courses designed to meet all of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards including, but not limited to, the following credits:

• 10-15 credits per year for each year enrolled in a career and technical education program (20-30 credits in one career major required); and

• 20 credits (4 years) in English Language Arts (ELA) aligned to grade nine through twelve standards;

• 15 credits (3 years) in mathematics, including Algebra I or the content equivalent (“content equivalent” is defined at N.J.A.C. 6A:8-1.3), including geometry or the content equivalent effective with the 2010-

2011 grade nine class, and including a third year of mathematics that builds on the concepts and skills of algebra and geometry and that prepares pupils for college and 21st century careers effective with the

2012-2013 grade nine class;

• 15 credits (3 years) in social studies, including satisfaction of N.J.S.A.

18A:35-1 and 18A:35-2: five credits in world history, and the integration of civics, economics, geography, and global content in all course offerings;

• 15 credits (3 years) in science, including at least five credits in laboratory biology/life science or the content equivalent, including one additional laboratory/inquiry-based science course which shall include chemistry, environmental science, or physics effective with the 2010-

2011 grade nine class, and including one additional laboratory/inquirybased science course effective with 2012-2013 grade nine class;

• At least 4 credits in health, safety, and physical education during each year of enrollment, distributed as one hundred fifty minutes per week, as required by N.J.S.A. 18A:35-5, 7 and 8;

• Pupil demonstration of proficiency (Option II) in performing arts;

• 5 credits (1 year) in world languages or pupil demonstration of proficiency (Option II) as set forth in N.J.A.C. 6A:8-5.1(a) 2ii (2);

• 2.5 credits (1 semester) in financial, economic, business, and entrepreneurial literacy;

• Technological literacy, consistent with the Core Curriculum Content

Standards, integrated throughout the curriculum;

• Electives as determined by the high school program sufficient to total a minimum of 155 credits.

Classes of 2016-2017

A. A minimum of 10-15 credits per year, dependent on grade level or enrollment in an Honors program, in a career major for each year enrolled with an overall minimum of 20-30 credits in one career major program;

B. English Language Arts- 20 credits aligned to grade 9 to 12 standards

C. Math - 15 credits including Algebra I and Geometry;

D. Science - 15 credits including laboratory Biology and Chemistry,

Enrivonmental Science or Physics;

E. Social Studies - 15 credits including histories and integrated civics, economics, geography, and global content;

F. A minimum of 4 credits in health, safety, and physical education during each year of enrollment as required by N.J.S.A. 18A:35-5,

7 and 8;

G. Program Completion (Required Option ll) in visual/performing arts.

H. A minimum of 10 credits in world languages; (College Prep) or demonstration of proficiency (Option ll); (General Education

Students).

I. Technology literacy which is infused into existing courses.

J. Financial Literacy - 2.5 credits

Classes of 2018, 2019

A. A minimum of 10-15 credits per year, dependent on grade level or enrollment in an Honors program, in a career major for each year enrolled with an overall minimum of 20-30 credits in one career major program ;

B. Language Arts Literacy - 20 credits aligned to grade 9 to 12 standards

C. Math - 15 credits including Algebra I & Geometry;

D. Science - 15 credits including laboratory Biology, and Chemistry,

Environmental Science, or Physics and a third laboratory/inquirybased sciene course;

E. Social Studies - 15 credits including histories and integrated civics, economics, geography, and global content;

F. A minimum of 4 credits in health, safety, and physical education during each year of enrollment as required by N.J.S.A. 18A:35-5,

7 and 8;

G. Program Completion (Required Option ll) in visual/performing arts.

H. A minimum of 10 credits in world languages; (College Prep) or demonstration of proficiency (Option ll); (General Education

Students).

I. Technology literacy which is infused into existing courses.

J. Financial Literacy - 2.5 credits

Statewide Assessment Graduation Requirements

1. The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) is transitioning from the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to the

Partnership for the

Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) End-of-

Course assessments for students, including students with disabilities, in the classes of 2016, 2017, 2018. and 2019

2. Students in the classes of 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 will be able to demonstrate proficiencies in English Language Arts (ELA) and

Mathematics required by State statute by either meeting the “cut score” on the PARCC assessments or meeting the “cut score” on

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a substitute assessment or by meeting the criteria of the NJDOE portfolio appeal process.

3. A student with a disability, whose Individualized Educational Plan

(IEP) team determines the student is exempt from these requirements, would be required to achieve the alternative proficiency in his/her

IEP.

4. The NJDOE has developed “concordant” cut scores for additional substitute assessments. For the classes of 2016, 2017, and 2018, students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in both ELA and

Mathematics by meeting one of the criteria under English Language

Arts and Mathematics as indicated below: a. English Language Arts

- Passing score on a PARCC ELA Grade 9; or

- Passing score on a PARCC ELA Grade 10; or

- Passing score on a PARCC ELA Grade 11; or

- SAT >= 400; or

- ACT >= 16; or

- Accuplacer Write Placer >= 6; or

- PSAT >= 40; or

- ACT Aspire >= 422; or

- ASVAB – AFQT >= 31; or

- Meet the criteria of the NJDOE Portfolio Appeal b. Mathematics

- Passing score on a PARCC Algebra I; or

- Passing score on a PARCC Geometry; or

- Passing score on a PARCC Algebra II; or

- SAT >= 400; or

- ACT >= 16; or

- Accuplacer Elementary Algebra >= 76; or

- PSAT >= 40; or

- ACT Aspire >= 422; or

- ASVAB – AFQT >= 31; or

- Meet the criteria of the NJDOE Portfolio Appeal

The 155 credit requirement may be met in whole or in part through program completion aimed at achieving the Core Curriculum Content Standards as described in N.J.A.C. 6A:8-5.1(a)ii, commonly known as “option” “II” “option two.” Students wishing to pursue a program of study under Option II, other than the ones already approved for the district, must have the approval of their school principal.

Academic Support Instruction

Academic Support Instruction will be provided for academically at-risk students in general academic classes and/or other innovative supplemental programs. These programs include, but are not limited to, content-specific elective classes and before/after school programs. Instructional guides and other curriculum-based support materials provide instructors with specific lessons, instructional materials, and teaching strategies to address the needs of the at-risk student.

Students with Limited English Proficiency

Students with limited English proficiency must be provided with appropriate program opportunities and must satisfy the state and district requirements for graduation in accordance with the law.

Special Education Students

A student with a disability must meet all state and local high school graduation requirements to receive a state-endorsed high school diploma unless exempted in his/her IEP with the written approval of the Chief School

Administrator. An exemption from PARCC shall be granted if a student would be adversely affected by taking the test; an exemption from the proficiencies and PARCC shall be granted if the student’s IEP does not include the proficiencies measured by the test. The student would be required to participate in the Dynamic Learning Maps Assessments.

Required reviews of the IEP shall continue to address graduation requirements and shall explain why the proficiencies required for graduation are not part of the IEP.

Proficiency

In consultation with appropriate professional staff, the Chief School

Administrator shall develop and present to the Board of Education indicators of achievement and standards of proficiency and attendance demonstrating successful completion of each course offered at every level of the high school.

In accordance with the law, the Board of Education shall have copies of this policy distributed to all ninth-grade or other entering students and their parents/guardians. They shall also be informed as to the examinations, demonstrated proficiencies, course and credit hours requirements, attendance policies, and any other state and local requirements. Proficiency requirements for each individual course shall be given to students upon registering for the course. The yearly program of studies for each student in the high school must be approved and signed by the parent/guardian, except in the case of 18-year old students.

Title I

Schools in our district that serve Title I students work with parents to develop a plan to improve student achievments. The involvement policy, jointly agreed upon by parents, describes the means for carrying out the requirements of No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001, §1119(a) through

(f). Parents will be notified of this policy in an understandable and uniform format and, to the extent practicable, provided in a language the parents can understand. This policy shall be made available to the local community and updated periodically to meet the changing needs of parents and schools within the district. The policy is, also available on the district web site (www.

mcvts.net).

Attendance Policy

In order for the Board of Education to fulfill its responsibility for providing a thorough and efficient education, the district provides a minimum of 180 days in the school calendar. The cooperation of parents/guardians and students is required to maintain a high level of school attendance.

The homeroom teacher will take attendance daily and forward the attendance form to the appropriate office. The information on the daily attendance form will be the official attendance/tardy data entered into the attendance register; therefore, teachers’ records shall be maintained accurately.

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Academic Achievement

A student must be in attendance for 160 or more school days in order to be considered to have successfully completed the instructional program requirements of the grade/course to which he/she is assigned. Students enrolled in programs that require a specific number of hours must meet the higher standard established for each program.

an award, or of the right to take an alternate to a test or examination missed through such absence; or

5. Good cause as may be acceptable to the building administrator.

The district will report to appropriate authority’s infractions of the law regarding the attendance of students below the age of 16. Repeated infractions by enrolled students over the age of 16 may result in suspension, expulsion or dismissal of the student.

The frequent absence of students from class/shop learning experiences disrupts the continuity of the instructional process and limits the ability of students to complete the prescribed curriculum requirements.

Waiver

An educationally disabled student shall meet the same attendance requirements unless exempted or modified in his/her Individualized

Educational Program (IEP).

A waiver of these attendance requirements may be granted for good cause by the building administrator upon recommendation of an Attendance Review

Committee (ARC), appointed by him/her, and consisting of representative staff, including guidance counselor/child study team, a teacher and school nurse, if appropriate.

A student will be considered to be in attendance if he/she is present at any place where school is in session by authority of the Board. The Board shall consider each student assigned to a program of work study and/or an alternative education program, with parent’s / guardian’s permission, to be in attendance provided that he/she is under the guidance of the CVE coordinator. The student must report any absence to the attendance office if he/she is unable to attend the job site.

In recommending the granting of a waiver of this attendance requirement, the ARC shall consider the nature and causes of all absences rather than only those in excess of the 20 days. Documentation of the nature and causes of all absences shall be the responsibility of the student and parent/guardian.

Adult students and parents/guardians are responsible for notifying the school early in the day regarding an absence and for informing the school of the reason for the absence. All absences will be counted as unexcused unless the school receives notification, verbally or in writing, from the adult student or parent/guardian.

Verification from a licensed physician may be required by the building administrator for frequent absences due to illness. All work missed due to absence must be made up at the initiative of the student within two weeks of the student’s return to class.

If make-up work is not completed in the time required, a failing grade will be given for the assignments that were not completed, which may result in a failing grade for the marking period. All fourth marking period deficiencies must be corrected by the end of the fourth marking period. Arrangements for make-up must be made with the teacher.

Extenuating Circumstances

1. Illness requiring hospitalization;

2. Illness of five or more consecutive school days, verified by a physician’s note on the day the student returns to school;

3. Illness of one or two day duration which is of a chronic or persistent nature and requires regularly scheduled medical treatment over a prolonged period, such as physical therapy;

4. College visitations or employment interviews which are approved in advance by the building administrator or designee with verification from a college or a prospective employer;

5. No transportation provided by the sending district; and

6. If a student is suspended, the days will not be counted against the 20 day allotment because this would constitute double jeopardy.

If absences are excessive, excused or unexcused, an incomplete may be recorded until all work is made up. Excessive absences from classes/shop may require the student to repeat the course.

It shall be the policy of the Board to consider the effectiveness and appropriateness of the educational program that is offered each student who is habitually and repeatedly absent from his/her assigned program and to consult with the administrators or Child Study Team (CST) for their recommendations.

Excused Absences

The Board considers the following as cause for excused absence:

1. Personal illness (documentation required);

2. Required court attendance (documentation required);

3. Death in the family;

4. Religious observance – In accordance with statute, no student absent for religious observance of a day recognized by the Commissioner of

Education or this Board of Education shall be charged with an unexcused absence, deprived of an award or eligibility/opportunity to compete for

Administrative Procedures

1. Every absence will result in a telephone call from the attendance office, if appropriate;

2. 1-4 days absent - The homeroom teacher will discuss absences with the student;

3. 5 days absent - A letter from the attendance office;

4. 10 days absent - Letter from the guidance counselor/CST to the adult student or parent/guardian;

5. 15 days absent - A letter from the building administrator or designee to the adult student or parent/guardian that may require their presence at a conference. Agenda at the conference will include, but not be limited to, a discussion relative to the following:

A. Written documentation for absences;

B. Attendance Review Committee (ARC);

C. Building administrator’s recommendation for waiver; and

D. Implementing an attendance contract.

6. 20 days absent - The student is referred to the ARC by a building administrator. ARC will meet and submit a recommendation to a building administrator. The student and parent/guardian should be encouraged to attend this meeting. A building administrator will review the case and forward a letter to the adult student or parent/guardian

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Course of Study Outline

stating:

A. The student has received an attendance waiver; or

B. The student may not receive credit or a certificate and may be transferred back to the sending district.

An adult student who needs to leave early must sign out in the building administrator’s attendance office. The adult student will be given an early dismissal pass that must be returned to the teacher(s) prior to the student leaving.

In order to remain on the rolls of the school, a student must continue to attend a full schedule of classes/shop even when excessive absences have denied that student credit in one or more courses.

If the student is given an attendance waiver, a plan will be developed relative to his/her attendance. If the student does not adhere to the plan, he/she may not receive credit or a certificate and may be transferred back to the sending district. Adult students may be asked to withdraw from the school.

Appeals Process

1. An appeal due to the twentieth absence and the potential loss of credit or a certificate must be made by the adult student or parent/guardian to the building administrator or designee within five school days after receiving notification regarding the student’s status. The appeal should be in writing and directed to the building administrator or designee.

2. Adult students or parents/guardians can appeal the building administrator’s decision to the Chief School Administrator. The written appeal should be submitted within fifteen calendar days.

Truancy

Truancy is defined as an unexcused or unexplained absence from school or class(es)/assigned location(s). It generally takes the form of an unexcused/ unexplained absence for the whole school day. Students will be denied the opportunity to make up the class work for that day.

Cutting

Legal Custody

A record shall be kept indicating the legal custodian of each student. Such custodian shall be responsible for informing the district of any change in the student’s custodian and providing names of other adults (including non-custodial parents, adult siblings, car pools, etc.) who are permitted to sign the student out of school. If one parent/guardian has been awarded such custody of the student in a divorce settlement, the other parent/guardian shall present to the building administrator a letter authorizing him/her to accompany the student from school before the student may be released to him/her. The building administrator may take such steps as deemed necessary to ensure that the student is released only to proper custody.

Potentially Missing Children

1. If daily attendance records indicate a student is absent, and the parent/ guardian has not called, a designated person shall attempt to contact them;

2. If no telephone contact can be made, the attendance office shall investigate;

3. If the attendance officer cannot locate the student, he/she shall inform the building administrator, who shall inform the local authorities, if appropriate; and

4. If the student who was present in the morning is absent after lunch, the same procedure shall be followed.

Teacher Responsibilities

Cutting is defined as unexcused or unexplained absence from school or class(es)/assigned location(s). It generally takes the form of selectively missing one or more assigned class(es)/assigned location(s) while being present for the school day or selectively cutting class(es)/assigned location(s) as a result of deliberately missing homeroom. Students will be denied the opportunity to make up the class work for those periods.

Late Arrival and Early Dismissal

1. Teachers are encouraged to directly inform parents via conferences, progress reports and/or telephone calls when absences from their particular class(es) indicate an impediment to the student’s instructional program.

2. Adult students or parent/guardians will be notified of failure or possible failure by mid-point of each marking period. If the possibility of failure occurs after the mid-point, the teacher must contact the adult student or parent/guardian by telephone or Progress Report.

The Board recognizes that from time to time compelling circumstances will require that a student be late to school or dismissed before the end of the school day.

As the agent responsible for the education of the students, the district shall require that the school be notified in advance of such absences by written request of the adult student or parent/guardian, which shall state the reason for the tardiness or early dismissal.

If any student is tardy more than three times for unexcused reasons during a marking period, a conference with the student or parent/guardian will be required. Three tardies will be equivalent to one absence.

High school students who wish to leave class/shop early must file an early dismissal request in the building administrator’s office two days prior to release for an emergency. The building administrator can grant permission based on a telephone contact with the parent/guardian. A high school student must have his/her parent’s/guardian’s permission and must secure the permission of the teacher(s) before any early dismissal is granted.

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Family Life Education

COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Standards and Progress Indicators

STANDARD 2.1 ALL STUDENTS WILL LEARN AND APPLY HEALTH

PROMOTION CONCEPTS AND SKILLS TO SUPPORT A HEALTHY, ACTIVE

LIFESTYLE.

Descriptive Statement: This standard aims to increase student knowledge about the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual dimensions of wellness, thus enabling them to make informed choices about their health now and in the future. Wellness can be defined as a way of life that emphasizes health promotion measures such as healthy eating, learning to manage stress, reducing one’s risk of contracting a disease, and preventing and treating simple injuries. Taking responsibility for one’s own health is an essential step towards developing and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle.

STANDARD 2.2 ALL STUDENTS WILL USE HEALTH-ENHANCING PERSONAL,

INTERPERSONAL, AND LIFE SKILLS TO SUPPORT A HEALTHY, ACTIVE

LIFESTYLE.

Descriptive Statement: This standard seeks to foster responsible health behaviors through the enhancement of critical thinking, decision making, problem solving, and communication skills used in situations impacting personal, family, and community health. It enables students to locate and evaluate health information and resources and to develop character, leadership, and advocacy skills so they can become more active participants in the promotion of wellness. Competency in these skills enables and empowers students to resist destructive behaviors and seek out positive opportunities for growth and learning. These skills may be crossdisciplinary and should be integrated into each Comprehensive Health and

Physical Education Standard.

STANDARD 2.3 ALL STUDENTS WILL LEARN AND APPLY INFORMATION

ABOUT ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, OTHER DRUGS AND MEDICINES TO MAKE

DECISIONS THAT SUPPORT A HEALTHY, ACTIVE LIFESTYLE.

Descriptive Statement: This standard aims to provide students with information on the responsible use of medicines as well as the effects of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. The appropriate use of medicines can prevent serious health problems, reduce absenteeism from work and school, and enhance the quality of life. Conversely, the misuse or abuse of substances such as alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs can impair judgment and lead to illness and injury. Helping students to acknowledge the internal and external pressures that influence them to use substances enables and empowers them to make choices that support a healthy, active lifestyle.

STANDARD 2.4 ALL STUDENTS WILL LEARN THE PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL,

AND SOCIAL ASPECTS OF HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS AND SEXUALITY AND

APPLY THESE CONCEPTS TO SUPPORT A HEALTHY, ACTIVE LIFESTYLE.

Descriptive Statement: This standard seeks to provide students with an understanding of the physical, emotional and social aspects of human relationships and sexuality and how they support a healthy, active lifestyle. Students learn how to develop and maintain healthy relationships with friends and family. Additionally, students learn medically-accurate information about both abstinence and contraception and learn the skills to enact behaviors to reduce or eliminate the occurrence of sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS, and unintended pregnancy.

STANDARD 2.5 ALL STUDENTS WILL UTILIZE SAFE, EFFICIENT, AND

EFFECTIVE MOVEMENT TO DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN A HEALTHY, ACTIVE

LIFESTYLE.

Descriptive Statement: This standard enables students to understand how to move and why it is necessary. When individuals learn to move safely, effectively, and efficiently, and feel comfortable and confident in the performance of motor skills, they are more likely to participate in healthenhancing forms of physical activity throughout life. In order to meet this standards, students must participate in a wide range of developmentallyappropriate games, sports, dance, and lifetime recreational activities that will help students develop and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.

STANDARD 2.6 ALL STUDENTS WILL APPLY HEALTH-RELATED AND SKILL-

RELATED FITNESS CONCEPTS AND SKILLS TO DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN A

HEALTHY, ACTIVE LIFESTYLE.

Descriptive Statement: This standard enables students to understand the components of health-related fitness (cardio respiratory endurance, body composition, flexibility, muscular strength and muscular endurance) and skill-related fitness (speed, agility, reaction time, coordination, and power).

Students learn how each component is developed and measured and how to design and implement a personal fitness plan that supports a healthy, active lifestyle.

Dear Parents or Guardians:

The school, the parents, and the community share a concern for family life education and its ultimate goal - responsible family and societal living. To that end, the State has mandated that a course dealing with this subject be offered to high school students at their level of understanding. The teachings in these areas will be presented in a factual, not editorialized manner, by fully certified health teachers.

As a student, your child will be scheduled to take the Family

Life Education/Human Sexuality/Chemical Health Education course offered through our Health & Physical Education program. The main objectives of the Family Life Education section of the course are to develop: (1) an understanding of self and interpersonal relationships; (2) awareness of physiological, psychological and cultural foundations of human development, growth, and reproduction; (3) responsible personal behavior; and (4) responsibility in family life.

A topical outline is located on this page for your information. The course was developed by a sixteen-member committee of community representatives, including parents, as stipulated by law. It was approved by the Family Life Ed/AIDS Education Advisory Committee and approved by our

Board of Education.

We are aware that some parents/guardians and some students may be sensitive to portions of our curriculum and may object to it on religious or moral grounds. If you do find any segment of our course objectionable, your child may be excused from those classes dealing with those sections. All you need to do is request, in writing, to the building administrator of your child’s school, that your child be excused from specific sections of the course.

Sincerely yours,

Brian J. Loughlin

Superintendent

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Substance Abuse

It is the responsibility of the Board to safeguard the health, character, citizenship, and personality development of the students in its schools.

The Board of Education recognizes that the misuse of drugs, alcohol, or steroids threatens the positive development of that student and the welfare of the entire school community. The Board of Education is committed to the prevention of drug, alcohol, and steroid abuse and the rehabilitation of identified abusers.

The Board recognizes the danger and harmful effects associated with the use and/or abuse of alcohol and drugs by students. This policy addresses the problems regarding use and/or abuse and provides guidelines for school personnel.

It provides for the evaluation, intervention and referral to treatment of students whose use of alcohol and other drugs has affected their school performance or who possess or consume alcohol or other drugs in school or at school functions.

For the purpose of this policy, drugs include all controlled dangerous substances set forth in N.J.S.A. 24:21-1 et seq. and all chemicals that release toxic vapors set forth in N.J.S.A. 2A:170-25.9 et seq.

1. The Board of Education prohibits the use, possession and/or distribution of any drug, alcohol, or steroids on school premises, and at any event away from the school provided by the Board. Compliance with a drug-free standard of conduct at all school functions is mandatory for all students.

Students suspected of being under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or steroids will be identified, evaluated, and reported in accordance with the law. Assessment will be provided by individuals who are certified by the New Jersey State Board of Examiners as substance awareness coordinators or by individuals who are appropriately certified by the

New Jersey Board of Examiners and trained to assess alcohol and other drug abuse. A student who uses, possesses, or distributes drugs, alcohol or steroids on school premises or while attending a school-sponsored activity will be subject to discipline, which may include suspension and/or expulsion, and may be reported to appropriate law enforcement personnel. Students suspected of involvement with alcohol, drugs or steroids away from school premises will be offered appropriate treatment and remediation. Support services for students who are affected by alcohol or other drug use will be provided by counselors who are certified as substance awareness coordinators or who are otherwise appropriately trained in drug and alcohol abuse, assessment, and referral for evaluation and treatment skills.

2. The Board will enforce the laws of New Jersey requiring a program of drug, alcohol, tobacco and steroid education. The Chief School

Administrator shall prepare and submit to the Board for its approval a comprehensive curriculum for such instruction in grades 9 through

12 offering a minimum of 10 clock hours per school year of alcohol and other drug education in accordance with Department of Education chemical health guidelines, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:40A-1 et seq.

Drug, alcohol, tobacco and steroid education shall be integrated with the health curriculum. Additionally, the district will offer educational support groups designed to meet the needs of students with alcohol or other drug use problems.

3. All district personnel shall be alert to signs of alcohol, drug, and steroid use by students and shall respond to those signs in accordance with procedures established by the Chief School Administrator. The Board of Education will provide in service training to assist teaching staff members in identifying the student who abuses drugs, alcohol and/or steroids. The Board directs the establishment of a Student Assistance

Program which provides short-term counseling and support services for students who are in care or returning from care for alcohol and

7 other drug dependencies.

4. The Chief School Administrator shall develop administrative regulations for:

A. A comprehensive program of drug, alcohol, tobacco and steroid education;

B. The identification, intervention and referral of students involved with drugs, alcohol and steroids;

C. The examination and evaluation of students suspected of being under the influence of drugs, alcohol or steroids to determine the extent of the student’s drug or alcohol use or dependency;

D. The treatment and discipline of students who use, possess or distribute drugs, alcohol and steroids in violation of law or this policy through referral to an appropriate drug/alcohol abuse program as recommended by the Department of Health; and

E. The readmission to school and/or disciplinary action of students who have been convicted of drug, alcohol and/or steroid offenses either in or out of school.

5. The Chief School Administrator or designee shall establish an annual process to review the effectiveness of its alcohol and other drug policies and procedures. The Chief School Administrator or designee shall solicit community input as well as consult with local agencies recommended by the state Department of Health in the review process. Alcohol and other drug policies and procedures for discipline, evaluation, and treatment of students shall be made available annually to all school staff, students, and parents/guardians. This policy shall be in each building, and notification of its availability shall appear annually in the district’s newsletter.

6. Any staff member who reports a student to the building administrator or designee in compliance with the provisions of this subsection shall not be liable for civil damages as a result of making such a report as provided for under N.J.S.A. 18A:40A-1 et seq.

7. All policies and procedures must comply with the confidentiality requirements established in federal regulation found at 42 CFR Part II.

8. Refusal or failure by a parent/guardian to comply with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 18A:40A-12 shall be deemed a violation of the compulsory education (N.J.S.A.18A:38-25 and 18A:38-31) and/or child neglect

(N.J.S.A. 9:6-1 et seq.) laws.

Possible Drug and Alcohol Related Situations

1. Any staff member to whom it appears that a student may be under the influence of alcoholic beverages or drugs on school property or at a school function shall report the matter as soon as possible to the school nurse or school physician and the building administrator ( N.J.S.A.

18A:40A-11, and -12).

A. In the absence of the building administrator, his/her designee shall be notified;

B. In instances where the school nurse, school physician, substance abuse coordinator or building administrator are not in attendance, the staff member responsible for the school function shall be immediately notified; and

C. The referring staff member shall complete the Violence, Vandalism and Substance Abuse Incident Report and submit it to the building administrator.

2. The building administrator or his/her designee shall notify the parent/ guardian and the Chief School Administrator.

Substance Abuse

3. The student shall be removed to a protective environment for observation and care by the school nurse until his/her parent/guardian can be contacted. The building administrator shall request the assistance of the school nurse or school physician in assessing the physical state of the student. This shall not be construed to limit or condition the right of the Board of Education to seek emergency medical assistance for a student when acting in loco parentis, and as an agent of the parent/ guardian and for the welfare of the student.

4. If the parent/guardian can be reached, they shall be given the option of taking their child, as soon as possible, to their family physician for examination and laboratory testing at their expense. If the parent/ guardian prefers, or if they cannot be reached, an examination by the school physician and urine testing by the school nurse can be arranged at the expense of the school district. Urine tests obtained by the school nurse and/or certified male staff member will be sent to a Board of

Education approved laboratory for testing under approved procedures.

If neither the family’s chosen physician nor any designated school physician is available, the student is to be accompanied by a member of the school staff, designated by the building administrator, to the emergency room of the nearest hospital for examination. If available, a parent/guardian should also accompany the student. In either case, the school shall provide a Physician’s Report Form to be completed by the examining physician. In addition, the school nurse shall complete a nurse’s assessment form which will accompany the student to the examining physician. (N.J.S.A. 18A:40A-12)

5. The student will be excluded from school pending examination by either the family’s physician or a designated school physician. The examining physician shall complete the Physician’s Report Form, a copy of which is then to be provided to the parent/guardian and to the building administrator on readmission of the student. If the written report of the medical examination is not submitted to the parent/ guardian, building administrator and Chief School Administrator within

24 hours, the student shall be allowed to return to school until such time as a positive determination of alcohol or other drug use is received from the physician. If the parent/guardian refuses to have their child examined by a physician, and thus prevents their return to school, the

Chief School Administrator or designee shall refer the incident to the

Division of Youth and Family Services. (N.J.S.A. 9:6-1 et seq. and N.J.S.A.

18A:40A-12)

6. If there is a positive determination from the medical examination indicating that the student’s alcohol or other drug use interferes with his/her physical and mental ability to perform in school, the student shall be returned to the care of a parent/guardian immediately.

Attendance at school shall not resume until a written report has been submitted to the parent/guardian of the student, the building administrator and Chief School Administrator from a physician who has examined the student to verify that the student’s alcohol or other drug use no longer interferes with his/her physical and mental ability to perform in school.

7. While the student is at home because of the medical examination or after the student returns to school, the substance awareness coordinator shall conduct an alcohol and other drug assessment of the student and a reasonable investigation of the situation for the purpose of making a preliminary determination of the student’s need for education programs, supportive services or treatment which extend beyond the general school program by virtue of the use of alcohol or other drugs by the student. The findings of the assessment alone shall not be used to prevent a student from attending school.

The substance abuse coordinator shall cooperate with community agencies as defined in N.J.A.C. 6A:16-4.1(b) and juvenile justice officials

8 in providing evaluation, referral and continuity of care for substance abuse treatment.

8. While the student is at home because of the medical examination or after his/her return to school, the school administrator or Chief School

Administrator may recommend or require alcohol and other drug assessment of the student or evaluation by appropriately certified or licensed professionals to make a positive determination of a student’s need for programs and services which extend beyond the general school program, as necessary. The findings of these additional evaluations alone shall not be used to prevent a student from attending school. If at any time it is determined that the student’s use of substances presents a danger to the student’s health and well being, the substance awareness coordinator shall initiate a referral for substance abuse treatment.

Evaluation, Intervention and Referral

As required by law, the Board of Education shall provide for the assessment, intervention, discipline and referral of students whose use of alcohol or other drugs has affected their school performance or who possess or consume alcohol or other drugs in school or at a school function, as required by the definitions of evaluation contained in N.J.A.C. 18A:40A-9, 10 and 11. This shall include referral to the substance awareness coordinator/ student assistance counselor. The Board of Education is not responsible for the cost of any evaluation or treatment provided by any outside agency and/ or organizations.

1. Evaluation of such a student may include:

A. Determination of a student’s need for an alternative educational program or treatment due to use of alcohol or other drugs;

B. Referral to the Child Study Team to determine eligibility or need for special education services; and

C. Assessment by the substance awareness coordinator/student assistance counselor or an individual certified by the New Jersey

State Board of Examiners trained in alcohol and drug abuse prevention.

2. The intervention and referral to evaluation or referral to a treatment program for a student determined as having an alcohol or drug related problem may include:

A. Provisions for a program of instruction, counseling and related services provided by the Board of Education while the student is receiving care for drug or alcohol dependency problem;

B. Referral to a community agency as defined in N.J.A.C. 6A:16-4.1(b) or to private practitioners authorized by the drug and alcohol licensing board;

C. Providing support services for students who are in care or returning from care for drug and alcohol dependency;

D. A special class or course designed to meet the needs of students with drug or alcohol use problems; and

E. Referral to the district Student Assistance Program.

Student Searches and Securing Physical Evidence

The building administrator or his/her designee may conduct a search of a student’s person or belongings if the search is necessary to maintain discipline and order in the school, and the school official has a reasonable suspicion that the student is concealing contraband. Before instituting such a search, except in cases of emergency, the building administrator shall try to inform the parent/guardian and request their presence. All searches and seizures conducted by designated school staff shall comply with the standards prescribed by the United States Supreme Court in New Jersey

vs T.L.O. 469 U.S. 325 (1985), as set forth in Appendix C of the Attorney

General’s Statewide Action Plan for Narcotics Enforcement.

If, as a result of the search, a controlled dangerous substance or drug paraphernalia is found, or if a controlled dangerous substance or drug paraphernalia is by any means found on school property, the individual discovering the item or substance shall immediately notify the building administrator. The building administrator shall immediately notify the

Chief School Administrator and the appropriate law enforcement agency.

The building administrator shall ensure that the controlled or dangerous substance and/or drug paraphernalia is in a secured location until law enforcement officials pick it up. If the parent/guardian was not present, the building administrator shall contact the student’s parent/guardian to inform them of the occurrence.

Annual Review

The Chief School Administrator or designee will review annually the effectiveness of these policies and the Memorandum of Agreement entered into with the appropriate law enforcement agency. As part of this review, the Chief School Administrator or designee will consult with the county superintendent, local community members, and the county prosecutor’s office.

Availability of Policy

The policies and procedures contained herein shall be made available to all staff, students, and parents/guardians on an annual basis.

Whenever law enforcement officials have been called into the school, and determined probable cause for a search of a student’s person or belongings is necessary, or an interrogation is to be conducted, the building administrator shall ensure that the law enforcement officials conduct the search, seizure, or interrogation.

Police Presence at Extracurricular Activities

The Chief School Administrator is hereby authorized to contact the appropriate law enforcement agency and arrange for the presence of officers in the event of an emergency or when the Chief School Administrator believes that uniformed police presence is necessary to deter illegal drug use or trafficking or to maintain order or crowd or traffic control at a school function.

Resolving Disputes Concerning Law Enforcement Activities

The Board authorizes the Chief School Administrator to contact the chief executive officer of the law enforcement agency involved with any dispute or objection to any proposed or ongoing law enforcement operation or activity on school property. If for any reason the dispute or objection is not satisfactorily resolved with the chief executive officer of the agency, the Chief

School Administrator shall work in conjunction with the county prosecutor and, where appropriate, the Division of Criminal Justice to take appropriate steps to resolve the matter. Any dispute that cannot be resolved at the county level shall be reported to the Board and shall be resolved by the attorney general whose decision will be binding.

Confidentiality of Student Involvement in Intervention and

Treatment Programs

Nothing in this policy shall be construed in any way to authorize or require the transmittal of any information or records that are in the possession of a substance abuse counseling or treatment program including, but not limited to, the school district’s own substance abuse programs. All information concerning a student’s or staff member’s involvement in a school intervention or treatment program shall be kept strictly confidential (see 42

CFR 2 and N.J.A.C. 6:29-10.3).

In-service Training

The Chief School Administrator will ensure that all district employees receive annual in-service training to make them aware of their responsibilities in accordance with Board policies and N.J.A.C. 6:29-10.3 et seq.

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY VOCATIONAL and TECHNICAL HIGH

SCHOOLS and ADULT TECHNICAL SCHOOLS

Board of Education Policy on Substance abuse

PHYSICIAN’S REPORT

Date:

To the Attending Physician:

New Jersey Law requires an immediate medical examination of any student thought to be under the influence of alcohol or a controlled dangerous substance. “The pupil shall be examined as soon as possible for the purpose of diagnosing whether the pupil is under such influence. A written report must be provided within 24 hours by the examining physician to the parent(s) or guardian(s) of the pupil, and to the superintendent of schools or administrative principal” (18A:40A-12). Please examine the student for symptoms of the following substance:

Anabolic Steroids

I certify that I have examined __________________________________________ and that drug or alcohol use does not interfere with his/her physical or mental ability to perform in school.

Date:__________

MIDDLESEX COUNTY VOCATIONAL and TECHNICAL HIGH

SCHOOLS and ADULT TECHNICAL SCHOOLS

Substance Abuse

PHYSICIAN’S REPORT

Date:

To the Attending Physician:

New Jersey Law requires an immediate medical examination of any student thought to be under the influence of alcohol or a controlled dangerous substance. “The pupil shall be examined as soon as possible for the purpose of diagnosing whether the pupil is under such influence. A written report must be provided within 24 hours by the examining physician to the parent(s) or guardian(s) of the pupil, and to the superintendent of schools or administrative principal” (18A:40A-12). Please examine the student for symptoms of the following substances:

__________________________\___________________________________________________________

Physician’s Name: (print) Physician’s Signature

Physician’s Address: ______________________________________________________________

Physician’s Telephone: ____________________________________________________________

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RELEASE of INFORMATION

I give my permission for the physician to release the results of these tests to

_______________________________________________________________________________________

Building Administrator or Designee and Chief School Administrator

The purpose of such disclosure is to aid in the assessment and appropriate referral, if necessary. I understand this information is confidential, will not be made part of any permanent school record and will not be disclosed to any other individual or agency outside the school without permission as provided by law.

Amphetamines

Barbiturates

L.S.D.

Methaqualone (Quaalude)

Cannabinoid Opiates

Benzodiazepines Phencyclidine (PCP)

In addition, a standard drug test (urinalysis) must be collected and tested for the above substances.

____ The urinalysis has been collected at the vocational-technical school.

____ A drug screening test must be performed by the attending physician.

(Laboratory results obtained as a result of this examination will be released to the school.)

I certify that I have examined ____________________________ and that drug or alcohol use does not interfere with his/her physical or mental ability to perform in school.

Date:__________________________

Physician’s Name:_________________________________________________________________    

(print)

Address: ___________________________________________________________________________

Phone Number: ___________________________________________________________________

Physician’s Signature:_____________________________________________________________

______________________ ____________________________ ______________

(Parent/Guardian) (Student) (Date)

MIDDLESEX COUNTY VOCATIONAL and TECHNICAL HIGH

SCHOOLS and ADULT TECHNICAL SCHOOLS

Substance Abuse

RELEASE of INFORMATION

It is understood that, if these procedures are completed by the family physician, the cost of the physical and laboratory tests will be paid by the parent/guardian regardless of the outcome.

I give my permission for the physician to release the results of these tests to

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Building Administrator or Designee and Chief School Administrator

The purpose of such disclosure is to aid in the assessment and appropriate referral, if necessary. I understand this information is confidential, will not be made part of any permanent school record and will not be disclosed to any other individual or agency outside the school without permission as provided by law.

_______________________ _____________________ __________

(Parent/Guardian) (Student) (Date)

It is understood that, if these procedures are completed by the family physician, the cost of the physical and laboratory tests will be paid by the parent/guardian regardless of the outcome.

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Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying

Policy Statement Overview

Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Reporting Procedure

The Board of Education prohibits acts of harassment, intimidation, or bullying of a pupil. A safe and civil environment in school is necessary for pupils to learn and achieve high academic standards. Harassment, intimidation, or bullying, like other disruptive or violent behaviors, is conduct that disrupts both a pupil’s ability to learn and a school’s ability to educate its pupils in a safe and disciplined environment. Since pupils learn by example, school administrators, faculty, staff and volunteers should be commended for demonstrating appropriate behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

For the purposes of this Policy, the term "parent," pursuant to N.J.A.C.

6A:16-1.3, means the natural parent(s) or adoptive parent(s), legal guardian(s), foster parent(s), or parent surrogate(s) of a pupil. Where parents are separated or divorced, "parent" means the person or agency which has legal custody of the pupil, as well as the natural or adoptive parent(s) of the pupil, provided such parental rights have not been terminated by a court of appropriate jurisdiction.

Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Definition

“Harassment, intimidation, or bullying” means any gesture, any written, verbal or physical act, or any electronic communication, as defined in N.J.S.A.

18A:37-14, whether it be a single incident or a series of incidents that:

1. Is reasonably perceived as being motivated by either any actual or perceived characteristic, such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or a mental, physical or sensory disability; or

2. By any other distinguishing characteristic; and that

3. Takes place on school property, at any school-sponsored function, on a school bus, or off school grounds, as provided for in N.J.S.A. 18A:37-

15.3, that substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the school or the rights of other pupils; and that

4. A reasonable person should know, under the circumstances, that the act(s) will have the effect of physically or emotionally harming a pupil or damaging the pupil’s property, or placing a pupil in reasonable fear of physical or emotional harm to his/her person or damage to his/her property; or

5. Has the effect of insulting or demeaning any pupil or group of pupils; or

6. Creates a hostile educational environment for the pupil by interfering with a pupil’s education or by severely or pervasively causing physical or emotional harm to the pupil.

The Board of Education requires the Principal at each school to be responsible for receiving complaints alleging violations of this Policy. All

Board members, school employees, and volunteers and contracted service providers who have contact with pupils are required to verbally report alleged violations of this Policy to the Principal or the Principal’s designee on the same day when the individual witnessed or received reliable information regarding any such incident. All Board members, school employees, and volunteers and contracted service providers who have contact with pupils, also shall submit a report in writing to the Principal within two school days of the verbal report. The Principal will inform the parents of all pupils involved in alleged incidents, and, as appropriate, may discuss the availability of counseling and other intervention services. The Principal, upon receiving a verbal or written report, may take interim measures to ensure the safety, health, and welfare of all parties pending the findings of the investigation.

Pupils, parents, and visitors are encouraged to report alleged violations of this Policy to the Principal on the same day when the individual witnessed or received reliable information regarding any such incident. Pupils, parents, and visitors may report an act of harassment, intimidation, or bullying anonymously. Formal action for violations of the Code of Pupil Conduct may not be taken solely on the basis of an anonymous report.

Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Investigation

The Board requires a thorough and complete investigation to be conducted for each report of an alleged incident of harassment, intimidation, or bullying. The investigation shall be initiated by the Principal or the

Principal’s designee within one school day of the verbal report of the incident. The investigation shall be conducted by the school Anti-Bullying

Specialist. The Principal may appoint additional personnel who are not school Anti-Bullying Specialists to assist the school Anti-Bullying Specialist in the investigation.

The investigation shall be completed and the written findings submitted to the Principal as soon as possible, but not later than ten school days from the date of the written report of the alleged incident of harassment, intimidation, or bullying. Should information regarding the reported incident and the investigation be received after the end of the ten-day period, the school Anti-

Bullying Specialist or the Principal shall amend the original report of the results of the investigation to ensure there is an accurate and current record of the facts and activities concerning the reported incident.

Note: The complete Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Policy Statement can be found on the schools website at http://www.mcvts.net

“Electronic communication” means a communication transmitted by means of an electronic device, including, but not limited to, a telephone, cellular phone, computer, or pager. The district prohibits active or passive support for acts of harassment, intimidation, or bullying. Pupils are encouraged to support other pupils who:

1. Walk away from acts of harassment, intimidation, and bullying when they see them;

2. Constructively attempt to stop acts of harassment, intimidation, or bullying;

3. Provide support to pupils who have been subjected to harassment, intimidation, or bullying; and

4. Report acts of harassment, intimidation, and bullying to the designated school staff member.

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Integrated Pest Management

The Board of Education and Chief School Administrator shall develop and maintain an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan and procedures to control pests and minimize exposure of children, faculty, and staff to pesticides.

The IPM Coordinator, other school staff and pesticide applicators involved with implementation of the district IPM policy shall be trained in appropriate components of IPM as it pertains to the school environment.

Implementation of IPM procedures will determine when to control pests and whether to use mechanical, physical, cultural, biological or chemical methods. Applying IPM principles prevents unacceptable levels of pest damage by the most economical means and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.

Pupils, parents/guardians will be provided information on this policy and instructed on how they can contribute to the success of the IPM program.

Record Keeping

Records of pesticide use shall be maintained on site to meet the requirements of the state regulatory agency and the Board of Education.

The district shall consider the full range of management options, including no action at all. Non-pesticide pest management methods are to be used whenever possible. The choice of using a pesticide shall be based on a review of all other available options and a determination that these options are not effective or not reasonable. When it is determined that a pesticide must be used, low impact pesticides and methods are preferred and shall be considered for use first.

Records shall also include, but not be limited to, pest surveillance data sheets and other non-pesticide pest management methods and practices utilized.

Notification/Posting

The Chief School Administrator or designee shall be responsible for timely notification to pupils’ parents or guardians and the school staff of pesticide treatments pursuant to the School IPM Act.

Development of IPM Plan

The district IPM plan shall be a blueprint of how the schools will manage pests through IPM methods. The IPM plan shall state the district’s goals regarding the management of pests and the use of pesticides. It shall reflect the site-specific needs of each of the schools and provide a description of how each component of the IPM policy will be implemented at the schools.

The Board and Chief School Administrator, in collaboration with the building administrators, shall be responsible to the development of the IPM plan for the respective schools.

Re-entry

Re-entry to a pesticide treated area shall conform to the requirements of the School IPM Act.

Pesticide Applicators

The IPM Coordinator shall ensure that applicators follow state regulations, including licensing requirements and label precautions, and must comply with all components of the School IPM policy.

IPM Plan Coordinator

The Chief School Administrator shall designate an integrated pest management coordinator who shall be responsible for the implementation of the district integrated pest management policy.

Evaluation

Annually the Chief School Administrator shall report to the Board of

Education on the effectiveness of the IPM Plan and make recommendations for improvement as needed.

Education/Training

The school community shall be educated about potential pest problems and IPM methods used to achieve the pest management objectives.

The Board and Chief School Administrator shall direct the IPM Coordinator to develop regulations/procedures for the implementation of this policy.

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Student Nutrition & Wellness Policy

The State of New Jersey requires all school districts to adopt a school nutrition and student wellness policy .

during curriculum related activities shall be exempt from this policy, with the exception of foods of minimal nutritional value as defined by USDA regulations.

The Board of Education recognizes that child and adolescent obesity has reached epidemic levels in the United States and that poor diet combined with the lack of physical activity negatively impacts students’ health, and their ability and motivation to learn.

The Board is committed to:

1. Providing students with healthy and nutritious foods;

2. Encouraging the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, low fat milk and whole grains;

3. Supporting healthy eating through nutrition education;

4. Encouraging students to select and consume all components of the school meal;

5. Providing students with the opportunity to engage in daily physical activity.

This policy does not apply to medically authorized special needs diets pursuant to 7CFR Part 210, school nurses using FMNVs during the course of providing health care to individual students or special needs students whose Individualized Education Plan (IEP) indicates their use for behavior modification.

Adequate time shall be allowed for student meal service and consumption.

Schools shall provide a pleasant dining environment. The Board recommends that physical education be scheduled before lunch whenever possible.

The Board of Education is committed to promoting the Nutrition Policy with all food service personnel, teachers, nurses, coaches and other school administrative staff so they have the skills they need to implement this policy and promote healthy eating practices. The Board will work toward expanding awareness about this policy among students, parents, teachers and the community at large.

All reimbursable meals shall meet federal nutrient standards as required by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Child Nutrition Program regulations.

Access to Student information by military or college

The following items may not be served, sold or given out as free promotion anywhere on school property at anytime before the end of the school day:

1. Foods of Minimal Nutritional Value (FMNV) as defined by U.S.

Department of Agriculture regulations;

2. All food and beverage items listing sugar, in any form, as the first ingredient;

3. All forms of candy.

Schools shall reduce the purchase of any products containing trans fat.

Federal labeling of trans fats on all food products is now required.

All snack and beverage items sold or served anywhere on school property during the school day, including items sold in a la carte lines, vending machines, snack bars, school stores and fundraisers shall meet the following standards:

1. Based on manufacturers nutritional data or nutrient facts labels:

A. No more than 8 grams of total fat per serving, with the exception of nuts and seeds.

B. No more than 2 grams of saturated fat per serving.

2. All beverages shall not exceed 12 ounces, with the following exceptions:

A. Water.

B. Milk containing 2% or less fat.

3. Whole milk shall not exceed 8 ounces.

In high schools:

A. At least 60% of all beverages offered, other

than milk and water, shall be 100% fruit or

vegetable juices.

B. No more than 40% of all ice cream/frozen

desserts shall be allowed to exceed the above

standards for sugar, fat, and saturated fat.

The school district receives funds from the federal government under the

No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. These funds are used in a variety of ways to provide additional help to students in greatest academic need. The law requires that districts receiving these funds must, upon request, provide to military recruiters, colleges and universities, access to the names, addresses and telephone listings of our students.

It is important to know that a secondary school student or his/her parent or guardian may request that the student’s name, address, and telephone number not be released by the district without prior written parental consent. To make such a request, please contact your son’s/daughter’s principal or guidance counselor.

Code of Conduct/Discipline

The Board believes that an effective instructional program requires an orderly school environment and that the effectiveness of the educational program is, in part, reflected in the behavior of students.

The Board of Education expects students to conduct themselves in keeping with their level of maturity, with proper regard for the rights and welfare of other students, for the educational purpose underlying all school activities, and for the care of school facilities and equipment.

The Board of Education believes that standards of student behavior must be set cooperatively by interaction among the students, parents/guardians, staff and community, producing an atmosphere which encourages students to grow in self-discipline. Such an atmosphere must include respect for self and others, as well as for district and community property.

The best discipline is self-imposed, and students must learn to assume and accept responsibility for their own behavior, and for the consequences of their misbehavior. Staff members who interact with students shall use preventive disciplinary action and place emphasis on the students’ ability to grow in self-discipline.

Food and beverages served during special school celebrations or

The Chief School Administrator or designee shall develop general guidelines for student conduct on school property and shall direct development of detailed regulations suited to the age level of the students.

Board policy requires each student of this district to adhere to the rules

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Conduct / Discipline

and regulations established by the administration and to submit to such disciplinary measures as are appropriately assigned for infraction of those rules. The building administrator shall provide to students and their parents/guardians the district’s Student Code of Conduct for their signature as well as the sanctions which may be imposed for breach of those rules. If feasible, provisions shall be made for informing parents/guardians whose primary language is other than English.

students and shall immediately report them to the Chief School Administrator.

The building administrator shall also notify the appropriate law enforcement agency of a possible violation of the New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice.

The Chief School Administrator shall determine at the end of the year whether the student is prepared to return to the regular education program, in accordance with procedures established by the Commissioner of Education.

In developing regulations to implement this policy, the Chief School

Administrator shall provide appropriate recognition for students who consistently maintain high standards of self-discipline and good citizenship.

The regulations shall:

1. Require that students conform to reasonable standards of socially acceptable behavior; respect the person, property and rights of others; obey constituted authority and respond to those who hold that authority; and

2. Establish the degree of order necessary to the educational program in which students are engaged.

Students who display chronic behavioral or academic problems may be referred to the Child Study Team by the Chief School Administrator or designee for possible identification as educationally disabled. Such referrals shall be in strict accordance with the due process regulations prescribed by the administrative code. Students so identified shall be provided with appropriate programs and services as prescribed by the Child Study Team.

Teaching staff members and other employees of this Board having authority over students shall take such lawful means as may be necessary to control the disorderly conduct of students in all situations and in all places where such students are within the jurisdiction of this Board.

Disabled

Classified students are subject to the same disciplinary procedures as nondisabled students and may be disciplined in accordance with their IEP.

However, before disciplining a classified student, it must be determined that:

1. The student’s behavior is not primarily caused by his/her educational disability; and

2. The program that is being provided meets the student’s needs.

Staff shall comply with law, in accordance with Board policy and the regulations of N.J.A.C. 6A:14-2.8 in dealing with discipline and/or suspension and expulsion of classified students.

A student whose presence poses a continuing danger to persons or property, or an ongoing threat of disrupting the academic process, may be suspended or expelled, following due process.

Substance Abuse

In accordance with statute and code and Board policy, penalties shall be assigned for use, possession and distribution of prescribed substances and drug paraphernalia. The penalties shall be determined according to the severity of the offense. Infractions shall be reported to the local law enforcement agency in accordance with the district’s memorandum of agreement and Board policy. Confidentiality shall be protected in accordance with federal and state law.

Conduct on a Bus or Van

A teacher or any other person in authority shall hold students accountable for their conduct in a school bus or van on the way to and from school or on a field trip.

Any student who commits an assault upon a Board Member, teacher, administrator or other employee of the Board of Education shall be immediately suspended from school according to procedural due process, and suspension or expulsion proceedings shall begin no later than 21 calendar days from the date of the student’s suspension.

The teacher, if present, or the driver shall be in charge of the school bus or van and shall be responsible for maintaining order. A student shall not be excluded from the school bus or van by the driver. However, a report shall be submitted to the building administrator regarding any student who is unmanageable. The student may be excluded from the school bus or van for disciplinary reasons by the building administrator. In that instance, the parent/guardian will have to assume responsibility for transportation.

This action will be reported to the Chief School Administrator, the parent/ guardian and staff at the sending district.

Implementation

The Chief School Administrator shall ensure that the rules for this policy are applied consistently and uniformly, and that all disciplinary sanctions are carried out with necessary due process.

Weapons Offenses

Any student who (1) is convicted or adjudicated delinquent for possession of a firearm or a crime while armed with a firearm; or (2) found knowingly in possession of a firearm in a school building, on any school property, on a school bus or at a school-sponsored function; or (3) assaults a Board member, teacher, administrator, other Board employee or another student, with a weapon, shall be immediately suspended and removed from the school’s regular education program for a period of not less than one calendar year. The Chief School Administrator may modify this suspension on a caseby-case basis. Each student so removed shall be placed on home instruction or returned to the sending district and shall be entitled to a hearing before the Board. The hearing shall take place no later than 30 days following the day the student is removed from the regular education program and shall be closed to the public.

The Board shall review all related policies on a regular basis.

The building administrator shall be responsible for the removal of such

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Student Code Of Conduct/re: Conduct/Discipline

The building administrator may use his/her discretion determining the appropriate disciplinary action regarding a student’s violation of rules and regulations. Dependent upon the severity of the violation, the outcome may include one or more of the consequences as listed below.

For serious violations of school regulations, a student may be suspended upon the first offense. Continued violations may result in escalation of administrative action leading to program withdrawal. The violations and consequences include, but are not limited to, the following:

Violations

Inappropriate behavior; profanity; continued and willful disobedience; disruptive behavior; verbal disrespect toward teacher/staff

Unauthorized smoking inside a school building or school bus

Unauthorized smoking outside a school building

Bus misconduct

Physical assault of school personnel

Physical assault/fighting (students)

All students will be issued Identification Cards to be carried at all times in school. Lost ID’s must be replaced

(replacement fee may apply)

Improper school attire (does not meet safety standards and/or is disruptive to the school environment)

Cheating/Plagiarism

Consequences

1. Warning

2. In-school suspension 1-3 days a. Parent/guardian notification

3. Out-of-school suspension 1-10 days a. Parent/guardian notification

1. Parent/guardian notification

2. Subject to fine up to $200 and possible community service per N.J.S.A.

26:3D-2C

3. 1-3 day suspension from school or enrollment in a smoking education program

4. 1-3 hours of assigned community service

1. Parent/guardian notification

2. 1-2 day suspension from school or enrollment in a smoking education program

3. 1-3 hours of assigned community service

4. Subject to fine up to $200.

1. Warning

2. In-school suspension 1-3 days

3. Out-of-school suspension 1-10 days

4. Suspension of bus transportation privilege a. One week - remainder of school year

1 Out-of-school suspension 1-10 days a. Parent/guardian notification

2. Notification of law enforcement authorities

a. Possible prosecution

3. Board hearing a. Possible withdrawal from school b. Possible expulsion

1. Out-of-school suspension 1-10 days a. Parent/guardian notification

2. Notification of law enforcement authorities a. Possible prosecution

3. Board hearing a. Possible withdrawal from school b. Possible expulsion

1. Detention

2. Parent Notification

3. In-school suspension

4. Parent conference

5. Restrictions to participate in school activities

1. Change of clothing

2. Detention

a. Parent/guardian notification

3. Parent/guardian conference

4. In-school suspension

1. Failure for assignment a. Parent/guardian notification

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Violations

Taking, or attempting to take personal property or money whether by force/fear/theft

Truancy, cutting, excessive absences, excessive lateness, inciting others to truancy

Misuse of fire equipment; causing fires; fireworks; improper behavior during school drills

Making violent threats or false alarms

Harassment, intimidation and bullying incidents that occur on school grounds, at a school sponsored activity or off school grounds whether in person and/or through electronics means that substantially disrupt or interfere with the orderly operation of the school or the rights of other students

Possession of remotely activated paging devices (Beepers are illegal and not permitted in school unless authorized by a physician with written approval or authorized in a written statement by the executive officer of a volunteer fire, first aid, ambulance or rescue squad.)

Use of cell phones and electronic equipment: including but not limited to radios, TV’s, laser devices, MP3, C.D. players, etc. Unauthorized use of any kind of recording devices (audio or video) on school grounds or at school activities is prohibited

Possession of cell phone, MP3 players, I Pods, or any other electronic device during any standardized testing situation, including but not limited to the New Jersey High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA)

Consequences

1. In-school suspension 1-3 days a. Parent/guardian notification

2. Out-of-school suspension 1-10 days a. Parent/guardian notification

3. Restitution

4. Notification of law enforcement authorities a. Possible prosecution

1. Detention a. Parent/guardian notification

2. In-school suspension 1-2 days a. Parent/guardian notification

3. Out-of-school suspension 1-10 days a. Parent/guardian notification

4. Possible course failure

5. Referral to Attendance Review Committee per

Attendance Policy

1. In-school suspension 1-3 days a. Parent/guardian notification

2. Out-of-school suspension 1-10 days a. Parent/guardian notification

3. Notification of appropriate authorities a. Possible prosecution

1. Out-of-school suspension 1-10 days a. Parent/guardian notification

2. Notification of law enforcement authorities a. Possible prosecution

3. Possible placement in an alternate program

4. Board hearing a. Possible withdrawal from school b. Possible expulsion

1. Temporary removal from the classroom or activity

2. Behavioral intervention, deprivation of privileges

3. Administrative or classroom detention

4. In-school suspension 1-3 days a. Parent/guardian notification

5. Mandatory attendance to after-school programs

6. Out-of-school suspension 1-10 days a. Parent/guardian notification

7. Bans from participating in school-district-sponsored programs, or being in school or on school grounds

8. Reports to law enforcement or other legal action

9. Return to district

1. Confiscation and contact parent/guardian

2. Notification of law enforcement authorities

1. Confiscation and returned to student at end of day/contact parent/ guardian (1st offense)

2. Confiscation and returned to parent/parent conference (subsequent offenses)

3. In-school suspension 1-3 days a. Parent/guardian notification

4. Out-of-school suspension 1-10 days a. Parent/guardian notification

1. Test is voided

2. Out-of-school suspension 1-10 days a. Parent/guardian notification

3. Failure to meet graduation requirements

4. Possible withdrawal from school

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Violations

Gambling, forgery

Unauthorized or improper use of vehicle

Alcohol / drug use

Alcohol/drug possession, and/or distribution

Vandalism; destruction of property

Weapons offense; firearm possession; assault with a weapon

Weapons offense; dangerous instrument - Based on circumstances, the consequences for this offense may be similar to those listed for firearm possession

Consequences

1. Detention a. Parent/guardian notification

2. In-school suspension 1-3 days a. Parent/guardian notification

3. Out-of-school suspension 1-10 days a. Parent/guardian notification

4. Notification of law enforcement a. Possible prosecution

1. Detention a. Parent/guardian notification

2. In-school suspension 1-3 days a. Parent/guardian notification

3. Out-of-school suspension a. Parent/guardian notification

4. Loss of driving privilege a. One week - remainder of school year

5. Notification of law enforcement authorities

1. Parent/guardian notification in accordance with Board of Education policy.

2. Removal from school for immediate physician’s exam/laboratory testing

3. Out-of-school suspension 1-10 days a. Parent/guardian notification

4. Conference with parent/guardian; Referral to Student Assistance

Coordinator

5. Contact law enforcement authorities

1. Out-of-school suspension 1-10 days a. Parent/guardian notification

2. Notification of law enforcement authorities a. Possible prosecution

3. Board Hearing a. Possible withdrawal from school b. Possible expulsion

1. Detention a. Parent/guardian notification

2. In-school suspension 1-3 days

3. Restitution

4. Out-of-school suspension 1-10 days a. Parent/guardian notification

5. Notification of law enforcement authorities a. Possible prosecution

1. Notification of law enforcement authorities a. Possible prosecution

2. Immediate removal from school’s program or one calendar year.

a. Parent/guardian notification

3. Review of case by Chief School Administrator

4. Board Hearing a. Possible placement on home instruction b. Possible withdrawal from school c. Possible placement in an alternate program

1. Notification of law enforcement authorities

a. Parent/guardian notification

2. Out-of-school suspension 1-10 days

a. Parent/guardian notification

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Affirmative Action

State and federal statutes and regulations prohibit school districts from discriminatory practices in employment or educational opportunity against any person by reason of race, color, creed, religion, sex, ancestry, national origin, age, English proficiency, sexual preference, marital status or veteran status. Further, state and federal protection is extended on account of disabilities, social or economic status, pregnancy, childbirth, pregnancyrelated disabilities, actual or potential parenthood, or family status and other applicable laws.

3. The conduct or communication has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual‘s educational or employment performance; and

4. The conduct or communication has the effect of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.

Sexual harassment of staff or students interferes with the learning process and will not be tolerated in the schools.

The Middlesex County Vocational and Technical High Schools and Adult

Technical Schools Board of Education will continue to support its affirmative action resolution and to implement the district’s equal educational opportunity policy, school and classroom practices plan, and contract/ employment practices plan in accordance with law and regulation.

The Board authorizes the Chief School Administrator to develop and implement a multi-year equity plan to ensure that the district provides equality in educational programs and to identify and correct, or assess and prevent, all bias, discrimination and impermissible isolation in policies, practices and facilities of the district. Upon approval of this plan by the State

Department of Education, the Board shall adopt it by resolution. The Chief

School Administrator shall report to the Board annually on progress toward the objectives established in the plan. A copy of the district’s affirmative action/equity plans and self-evaluation of their achievement shall be available in the district office.

It shall be a violation of this policy for any member of the staff to harass another staff member or student, as well as for students to harass other students or staff.

Harassment by Board members, employees, students, parents/guardians, vendors and others doing business with the district is prohibited. Any student, staff member or anyone who has knowledge of or feels victimized by sexual harassment should immediately report his/her allegation following established grievance procedures.

Students or employees whose behavior is found to be in violation of this policy will be subject to the investigation procedure which may result in discipline, up to and including dismissal. Other individuals whose behavior is found to be in violation of this policy will be subject to appropriate sanctions as determined and imposed by the Chief School Administrator. This policy statement on sexual harassment shall be distributed to staff members, students and parents/guardians.

Affirmative Action Officer/Chief Equity Officer

504/Americans with Disabilities Act Officer (ADA)

Grievance

The Board shall appoint certified members of the staff as affirmative action officer/chief equity officer and 504/Americans with Disabilities Act officer (ADA). The officer’s responsibility to facilitate, oversee and ensure the development and implementation of school and classroom practices plans, employment and contract practices plans and section 504/ADA plans. The officers shall ensure that the district upholds all regulations, codes and laws related to equity in the schools.

Staff or students may file a formal grievance on any of the grounds addressed in this policy. The affirmative action officer/chief equity officer will receive all complaints and carry out a thorough investigation.

Findings of discrimination or harassment will result in appropriate disciplinary action.

School and Classroom Practices

The officers shall monitor compliance with this policy. Dianne Veilleux,

Assistant Superintendent, has been designated as the District Anti-Bullying

Coordinator. She can be reached at [email protected]cvts.net or 732-257-3300, ext. 1930. Paul Munz, Assistant Superintendent, has been designated as the

District Affirmative Action Officer. He can be reached at [email protected] or 732-257-3300, ext. 1913.

Harassment

In implementing affirmative action, the district shall:

1. Identify and correct the denial of equality of educational opportunities for students solely on the basis of any classification protected by law; and

2. Continually reexamine and modify, as may be necessary, its school and classroom programs; location and use of facilities; its curriculum development program and its instructional materials; availability of programs for students; and equal access of all eligible students to all extracurricular programs.

The Board of Education shall maintain an instructional and working environment that is free from harassment of any kind. Administrators and supervisors will make it clear to all staff, students and vendors that harassment is prohibited.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment shall be specifically addressed in the affirmative action in-service programs required by law for all staff. Sexual harassment shall include, but not be limited to, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:

1. Submission to the conduct or communication is made a term or condition of employment or education;

2. Submission to, or rejection of, the conduct or communication is the basis for decisions affecting education, employment and assignment;

Contract/Employment Practices

The district directs the Chief School Administrator to ensure that appropriate administrators implement the district’s affirmative action policies by:

1. Adhering to the administrative code in selection of vendors and suppliers; informing vendors and suppliers that their employees are bound by the district’s affirmative action policies in their contacts with district staff and students;

2. Continuing implementation and refinement of existing practices and affirmative action plans, making certain that all recruitment, hiring, evaluation, training, promotion, personnel management practices and collective bargaining agreements are structured and administered in a manner which furthers equal employment opportunity principles and

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eliminates discrimination on any basis protected by law; and

3. Holding inservice programs on affirmative action for all staff in accordance with law.

Disabled

In addition to prohibiting educational and employment decisions based on disabling conditions, the district shall, as much as feasibly possible, make facilities accessible to disabled students, employees and members of the community as intended by Section 504/ADA and as specified in the administrative code.

Report on Implementation

The Chief School Administrator shall devise regulations, including grievance forms and procedures to implement the district’s affirmative action policies. He/she shall report to the Board annually on the effectiveness of this policy and the implementing procedures.

NOTICE

As required under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and implementing departmental regulations (45 CFR Part B). Title IX of the Educational

Amendments and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Acts of 1973.

The District Board of Education shall give public notice of its policy and program offerings.

MIDDLESEX COUNTY VOCATIONAL AND

TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOLS

Please be advised, all career major opportunities are offered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex or handicap. Also lack of English language skills is not a barrier to admission or participation.

ADMISSIONS: High school students may enter in the ninth grade if they have successfully completed the eighth grade.

Career Majors

Agriscience Technology

Agriculture and Ornamental

Horticulture/CD

Allied Health and Biomedical

Sciences

Apparel Services/Clothes

Processing/CD

Architecture Technology

Automotive Collision Repair

Technology

Automotive Repair/CD

Automotive Services/CD

Automotive Technology

Baking

Basic Business Technology/CD

Building Maintenance/CD

Building Services/Maintenance/CD

Career Choices: Construction

Technology/CD

Career Choices: Food & Health

Technology/CD

Career Choices: Digital Media

Technology/CD

Carpentry

Carpentry/CD

Civil/Mechanical Engineering

Technology

Computer Applications for Business

Computer-Assisted Drafting (CAD)

Computer Systems Technology

Cosmetology/Hairstyling

Transfer students will be accepted for the next higher grade if they were eligible for promotion at the time of transfer from their home district school.

Adult career and technical students must be 17 years of age or older. A high school diploma or its equivalent is normally required. However, special provisions are made for those who wish to complete the requirements for a high school diploma concurrently with their career and technical course.

The American with Disabilities Act was signed into law on July 26, 1990.

It prohibits employers, business owners, state and local governments from discriminating based on disability, and requires that accommodations be made for qualified disabled people. In keeping with our commitment to regulatory compliance, the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical

Schools have adopted and operate under the provisions as outlined under the ADA Act, Titles I-IV.

Further information regarding our non-discriminatory policy can be obtained from our Affirmative Action Officer or 504 Compliance Officers at the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical High Schools, 112 Rues Lane,

East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816.

Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts/CD

Dry Cleaning/CD

Electrical/Computer Engineering

Technology

Electrical Technology

Graphic Design: Commercial

Art and Illustration

Green Construction

Health Services/CD

Health Technology

Heating, Ventilation, Air

Conditioning & Refrig.

Heating, Ventilation & Air

Conditioning/CD

Machine Tool Technology

Multimedia Art & Digital Design

Performing Arts/Dance

Performing Arts/Digital

Filmmaking

Performing Arts/Theatre

Pre-Engineering & Manufacturing

Technology

Supermarket Careers/CD

Welding Technology

Majors designated "CD" are in the

Schools of Career Development

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Smoking Prohibition

The Board of Education believes that the right of persons to smoke must be balanced against the right of those who do not smoke to breathe air untainted by tobacco smoke. Additionally, the Board of Education recognizes that the use of tobacco in any form presents a health hazard that can have serious implications for both the smoker and the nonsmoker and that smoking habits developed by the young may have lifelong deleterious consequences.

In order to protect students, employees and citizens who choose not to smoke from an environment noxious to them and potentially damaging to their health, the Board prohibits smoking within the school district as follows:

1. At all times within the district buildings except as part of a specific classroom instruction or a theatrical production, in which cases, the use of smoking must be approved by the building administrator;

2. At all times within the boundaries of school district property .

3. At all times on school buses; and

4. At any Board of Education sponsored activity.

For the purposes of this policy, “smoking” includes the burning of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or any other matter or substance which contains tobacco. Chewing tobacco and snuff are also specifically prohibited by this policy. Students are not to carry cigarettes/electronic cigarettes or other smoking materials such as tobacco, pipes or cigarette rolling papers while on school property.

Offenders shall be subject to disciplinary action. Discipline shall escalate for repeated violations. The building administrator shall be responsible for enforcement of the prohibition against student use of tobacco.

a. Parents/guardians will be notified; b. 1 day suspension from school or alternative of enrolling in a smoking education program. Failure to attend and complete this program will result in 1 day suspension from school; and c. 1-3 hours of assigned community service.

For a Second or Subsequent Offense

1. For a second or subsequent offense of smoking inside a district building: a. Parents/guardians will be notified; b. Offender will be subject to a fine up to $100.00 and possible community service as per N.J.S.A. 26:3D-2C; c. 2-3 day suspension from school or alternative of enrolling in a smoking education program. Failure to attend and complete this program will result in 2-3 day suspension from school; and d. 1-3 hours of assigned community service.

2. For a second or subsequent offense of smoking outside a district building: a. Parents/guardians will be notified; b. 2 day suspension from school or alternative of enrolling in a smoking education program. Failure to attend and complete this program will result in 2 day suspension from school; and c. 1-3 hours of assigned community service.

Community members found in non-compliance of district policy will be informed of the policy, intent, and need for compliance and may be requested to leave the grounds.

SCHOOL SAFETY

Notice of the prohibition of smoking shall be posted at the entrance and other prominent places on school grounds. Staff, students and parents/ guardians shall be notified of this policy through district publications.

Organizations or individuals applying to use district facilities shall be given a copy of the district smoking prohibition policy and shall assume the responsibility for its enforcement during their activity.

In keeping with our commitment to make Middlesex County Vocational &

Technical High Schools a safe learning environment for our students as well as ourselves, we are constantly striving to better our safety consciousness.

The Board directs that the health curriculum include instruction on the potential hazards of the use of tobacco. Staff members shall, by example and persuasion, make every effort to discourage students from developing the habit of smoking.

Any student who violates this policy shall be subject to the following enforcement actions.

Monthly School Security Drills

Monthly school security drills are held during the year to provide students and staff with opportunities to practice emergency procedures in the schools. In order to simulate real emergencies, they are not announced in advance. School security drills include fire drills, evacuation procedures that would be followed during a bomb threat, and lockdown drills, in which students and staff practice what they would do if a dangerous intruder were in the school.

For a First Offense

1. For a first offense of smoking inside a district building: a. Parents/guardians will be notified; b. Offender will be subject to a fine up to $100.00 and possible community service as per N.J.S.A. 26:3D-2C; c. 1-3 day suspension from school or alternative of enrolling in a smoking education program. Failure to attend and complete this program will result in 1-3 day suspension from school; and d. 1-3 hours of assigned community service.

2. For a first offense of smoking outside a district building:

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Our schools comply with the following rules and regulations:

• New Jersey Statutes Annotated 18A:31-1 et seq., 18A; 40-12.2 and 18;

54-1 et seq.

• New Jersey Statutes Annotated NJSA 34:6A-25 et seq. (Public Employers

Occupational Safety & Health Act, Public Law 1983, c.516).

• New Jersey Statutes Annotated NJAC 6:53-1,2,3,8, and 9 et seq.

(Vocational Education Safety Standards Provisions).

• Federal Asbestos Emergency Response Act (AHERA, Public Law 99-

519).

• New Jersey Statutes Annotated NJAC 8:59-6 et. seq. (New Jersey

Workers and Community Right-To-Know).

• New Jersey Statutes Annotated RS 40-55-D31 NJSA 18A:18A-16 (Facility

Planning Services).

• New Jersey Statutes Annotated NJSA 52:27D-192 et. seq. (Uniform State

Fire Code.)

• New Jersey Statutes Annotated NJSA 34:1-20, 34:1A-3 (C), and 34:6A-

25 et seq. 34:6-30,31, and 32 (Bloodborne Pathogen Standard).

They provide the safety standards to govern the use of tools, machines, equipment, and personal protective devices in the vocational education programs and courses offered in the Middlesex County Vocational &

Technical High Schools. They have also provided the basis for our schools’

Safety Standards Manual.

M i s s i o n S t a t e m e n t

To Be College And Career Ready

To prepare students for employment in the competitive labor force and for life long learning by providing a program that stresses the expectation that all students achieve the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (NJCCCS) at all grade levels; the work ethic; technology; industry driven occupational skills competency; broadly transferable academic thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills; diversity and equity behaviors, and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

E d u c a t i o n a l P h i l o s o p h y

The Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools have been providing high school students and adults with the opportunity to receive a quality vocational and academic education for

99 years. The passing rate on nationally certified occupational competency tests, the job placement rate for our graduates, and the passing rate on the New Jersey High School Proficiency Assessment demonstrates our commitment to help students achieve high educational standards through career training and academic competency. The schools include the Academy for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies on the campus of Middlesex County

College in Edison, the Academy for Allied Health and Biomedical Sciences in Woodbridge and three traditional career technical education campuses located in East Brunswick, Perth Amboy and Piscataway. The district offers career training programs with courses at the secondary and post-secondary levels, adult evening school, as well as apprenticeship training. There are also many programs which serve special education students. High school students must meet the academic requirements for graduation which are mandated by the New Jersey Department of Education.

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Student Records

Dear Parents and Guardians:

The Board of Education shall conform in all respects to the requirements of state and federal law regarding gathering, maintaining, securing, disclosing, allowing access to and destruction of student records.

MARKING PERIODS

Ends

2015 – 2016

Grades Due Report Cards

1 st

Level November 19, 2015 November 24, 2015 December 3, 2015

2 nd

Level February 4, 2016 February 9, 2016 February 16, 2016

3 rd Level April 15, 2016

4 th Level June 16, 2016

April 20, 2016 April 27, 2016

June 20, 2016 June 22, 2016

You are entitled to review all official records pertaining to your children.

These records include:

1. Personal data;

2. Record of daily attendance;

3. Descriptions of student progress according to student evaluation;

4. Grade level or other program assignments;

5. History and status of physical health;

6. Records pursuant to rules and regulations regarding the education of handicapped students; and

7. All other records required by the State Board of Education.

STUDENT GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES

Students should discuss problems with their teachers because most grievances can be settled at this level. Students who have problems which cannot, or are not, resolved at the teacher level may go to the guidance counselor, assigned case manager or assistant principal.

The building administrator will provide details regarding the administrative appeal process to the student(s) and/or parent(s) / guardian(s) when the problem cannot be resolved by the building administrator. The administrative appeal process will be available to students and staff, and students who wish to use them will be assured of access to the appropriate personnel.

To review these records, please contact the Guidance Department.

When the parents’ dominant language is not English, every effort will be made to provide interpretation or to assist parents in securing an interpreter.

The district shall compile, publicize and make available a “student information directory” as defined in administrative code. Such directory information shall be available to educational, occupational and military recruiters as required by law.

If you prefer that your child’s name/address not be included in the school directory please contact your child’s counselor/or Child Study Team within

10 days.

ROLE OF PARENTS/GUARDIANS

The Board believes that the education of students is a joint responsibility, one it shares with the parents/guardians and the school community. To ensure that the best interests of the students are served in this process, a strong program of communication between home and school must be maintained and parental involvement in district concerns encouraged.

The Board recognizes the vital role of parents/guardians in the welfare and education of their children and the pivotal part they play in shaping character and values. Because parents/guardians are familiar with the needs, problems, gifts and abilities of their children, staff should seek to involve parents/guardians as much as possible in the planning of the individual program. Parents/guardians must, by law, be included in the development of certain educational programs for their children.

ADMINISTRATIVE APPEAL PROCESS

1. Students should discuss the problems with their teachers. Most grievances should be settled at this level.

2. Students who have problems which cannot, or are not, resolved at the teacher level may discuss the problem with the guidance counselor or assistant principal.

3. If necessary, the student may discuss his/her problem with the building administrator, with or without his/her parents and/or guardians present. If the grievance is not resolved as a result of the conference, the student(s) or parent(s)/guardian(s) can submit the grievance to the building administrator in writing within 10 school days. The building administrator will respond in writing within five school days.

4. If the grievance is not resolved, the student(s) or parent(s)/ guardian(s) can submit the grievance to the Chief School

Administrator in writing within 10 school days. The Chief School

Administrator will respond in writing within five school days.

5. If the grievance is not resolved, the student(s) of parent(s)/ guardian(s) can submit the grievance to the Board of Education in writing within 10 school days.

The Board of Education will respond in writing within thirty days. If necessary, the Board of Education will schedule a hearing in accordance with due process.

Parents/guardians are requested to keep the school appraised of changes in factors in the home situation which may affect student conduct or performance.

EMERGENCY CARDS

Parents or guardians are responsible for completing and returning the

Emergency Card to the school.

Parents/guardians are specifically requested to inform the school of any changes in legal custody of the child.

Parents/guardians are responsible for their child’s punctuality, attendance, cleanliness and propriety of dress.

It is of utmost importance that the school is able to contact a student’s parents/guardians or other responsible adult in case of a medical emergency.

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Instructional Program

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Annual Notice of Student Education Record Privacy

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive federal funds.

FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their child’s education records. When a student reaches the age of 18 or attends a post-secondary school or college, the parent’s right transfers to the student and the student is then an “eligible student” under the law.

Under FERPA, parents and eligible students have the following rights:

1) To inspect and review the student’s education records maintained by the school within 45 days of the school’s receipt of a written request.

The request should identify the record(s) being inspected. The school is not required to provide copies of records and may charge a fee if copies are requested.

2) To request that a school correct records believed to be inaccurate or misleading. The request must be in writing and clearly specify: (a) the part of the record requesting to be changed, and (b) why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the school decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student has the right to a hearing. After the hearing, if the school still decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student has the right to place a statement in the record about the contested information. The school is not required to consider requests for grade or disciplinary decisions, opinions of school officials in the education record, or the child’s special education determination.

3) To control the disclosure of their child’s personally identifiable information from their education record. Parents may request that the school, with certain exceptions, obtain their written consent prior to the disclosure of student information. An exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school staff with legitimate educational interests, such as a person employed by the district; a person serving on the school board; a person or company with whom the district has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a grievance or disciplinary committee or assisting another school official; and/or an official of another school district in which a student seeks to enroll. A school official has a legitimate education interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill a professional responsibility.

For additional information regarding Student Education Record Privacy, please contact Dianne Vielleux, Assistant Superintendent at (732) 257 - 3300.

Co-curricular Activities

• Peer Leadership

• Safety Council

• Organized Sports

• Student Council

• Year Book Staff

• Student Government

• Peer Mediation

• Interact

• Model United Nations

• Science League

• Math League

• Red Cross Club

Career and Technical Student Organizations

• National Technical Honor Society

• Skills USA

• H.O.S.A. Health Occupations Students of America

• F.B.L.A. Future Business Leaders of America

• F.F.A. Future Farmers of America

• DECA

“OPT OUT” SCIENCE POLICY

P.L. 2005, Chapter 226 (C.18A: 35 - 4.24 and C.18A:35-4.25 requires school districts to provide alternate education projects for those pupils who choose not to participate in dissection and related activities. Students have the right to refuse to dissect, vivisect, incubate, capture, harm or destroy organisms. The school must provide students with an alternate education project.

If you wish your child to “opt out” from these activities, please notify your child’s principal. If you have any further questions, please contact Dr.

Deborah Krause, Director of Instructional Services at, (732) 257-3300 x

1931.

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COOPERATIVE EDUCATION

Cooperative Education (CE) is a career & technical education concept in which students work toward career goals and graduation credit through a combination of regularly scheduled part-time paid employment related to their career major and job-related classroom instruction.

Good Academic Standing

Students must pass their career major class and cannot be failing more than two academic subjects. This academic standing applies to the previous year’s final grades for the 1st semester and the previous semester for the

2nd semester.

Specifically, the Cooperative Education Program permits a student to enroll in a program of study and be trained under a recognized state or local authority. As a participant in the program, the student-learner is employed under a written agreement which arranges for the following: [1] that training is provided under the direct and close supervision of a qualified and experienced person [2] that safety instruction be given by the school and correlated by the employer and progressive work experiences be prepared.

Attendance: Students must adhere to the requirements in the district’s attendance policy.

CE Coordinators currently service three campuses in the Middlesex

County Vocational and Technical Schools.  Many students have initiated lifelong careers that began with participation in the CE program. Participation in the CE Program has also been a significant factor in the district’s overall employment placement rate of 95 percent for the Class of 2013.

Each year, the students show their appreciation to their employers by inviting them to an Annual Cooperative Education Employer Appreciation

Luncheon. At these luncheons, students, employers and guests commemorate the accomplishments of the school year.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

The Board believes that the educational goals and objectives of the district are best achieved by a diversity of learning experiences, some of which are more appropriately conducted outside the classroom program.

The purpose of extracurricular activities shall be:

1. To develop useful new capabilities in students that can lead to extension of career opportunities;

2. To develop student initiative and provide for the exercise of responsibility;

3. To develop leadership capabilities and good organizational skills;

4. To aid students in the social skills; and

5. To enable students to explore a wider range of individual interests than might be available in the regular program.

Disciplinary Standards

A student is not eligible to participate while serving an out of school suspension. Students who have three suspensions during one semester may be ineligible to participate the following semester.

1. When a student already participating in an extracurricular activity is reported for an infraction of the rules for student conduct, the building administrator and faculty advisor shall determine whether the student shall be removed from any or all extra-curricular activities.

2. If a student is suspended three times in the previous semester, the building administrator shall confer with the faculty advisor to determine whether the student shall be permitted to participate during the next semester.

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Intramural/Interscholastic Competition

The Board considers intramural and interscholastic competition an integral part of the total educational program. Competitive activities shall be under the same administration and control as the rest of the school program and closely articulated with it.

INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS

• Varsity Soccer

Competitive activities can provide students with valuable experiences and opportunities. In this district, the emphasis in any intramural or interscholastic competition shall be providing such experiences and opportunities rather than on producing winning teams or providing entertainment.

• Boys Varsity Basketball

• Girls Varsity Basketball

• Boys Varsity Baseball

• Girls Varsity Softball

Parental Consent

• Competitive Cheerleading

• Cross Country

No student may participate in a school-sponsored physical activity outside the regular physical education curriculum without a signed

MCVTHS Interscholastic Athletic Permission and Participation Form from a parent/guardian naming the activity and acknowledging that the activity may be hazardous.

Academic Eligibility

Academic standards for eligibility shall be those established by the

New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association and by Policy 2430

Extracurricular Activities.

Attendance Standards

A student shall not participate in a performance, exhibition, practice or athletic event unless he/she has been present in school or has been absent for an excused reason other than for sickness.

Disciplinary Standards

All sports are offered at the Junior Varsity level when there are sufficient student participants.

Physical Eligibility

All students in intramural or interscholastic athletics must be given a medical examination within 365 days prior to the first practice session, with a health history update if the examination was completed more than

60 days prior to the first practice session. The parent/guardian shall provide a completed health history update of medical problems experienced since the last medical examination. The medical examination shall be given by the district’s school physician. Examinations shall be made available throughout the school year consistent with the district’s athletic schedule. If requested by the parents/guardians, the medical examination may be given by another licensed physician, but must be reported to the district school physician on a

Medical Examination for Student Athletes Form furnished by the district. In the event a private physician is used, the medical examination shall not be at the expense of the Board of Education.

Students serving out of school suspension may not practice, perform or compete. The building administrator shall decide at the end of the out of school suspension whether the student may return to practice and competition.

Special Education Students

To participate in interscholastic competition, special education students must meet the same requirements listed above in conformity with their IEPs.

The parents/guardians shall be sent written notification signed by the examining physician testifying to the student’s physical fitness to participate in athletics. The reason for the physician’s disapproval for the student’s participation shall be included in the notification. The health findings of the medical examination for the participation in athletics shall be made part of the general health examination record.

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D I S T R I C T T E S T I N G S C H E D U L E

2 0 1 5 - 2 0 1 6 S C H O O L Y E A R

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College & Careers (PARCC)

Below is the PARCC testing window when districts must administer the PARCC assessment. However, schools will create their own testing schedule based on their technology capabilities and school calendars. Schools can administer the PARCC assessment in the morning and the afternoon. Further guidance for schools regarding scheduling within the testing window, block scheduling and the paper and pencil test accommodation will be forthcoming.

PARCC (High School) April 11, 2016 through May 20, 2016 Computer-Based Testing

New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT)

New Jersey Biology May 25 - 26, 2016

Competency Test (NJBCT)

Paper-Based Testing

(Regular Administration)

New Jersey Biology June 1 - 2, 2016 Paper-Based Testing

Competency Test (NJBCT) (Make-up Administration)

Alternate Proficiency Assessment (APA) – Science

Alternate Proficiency September 1, 2015 through Portfolio-Based Assessment

Assessment (APA)

Science

November 13, 2015

(Collection Period 1)

Alternate Proficiency December 7, 2015 through Portfolio-Based Assessment

Assessment (APA)

Science

February 12, 2016

(Collection Period 2)

NWEA-MAP Test Administration

Fall September 8-25, 2015

Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) – Alternate Proficiency Assessment

The Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) is an adaptive computer-based assessment that will be administered to the one percent of students with the most significant cognitive impairments. The assessment is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and students will be administered the test in English Language Arts and Mathematics in grades 3-8 and 11. Below is the testing window in which the summative assessment will need to be administered. However, schools will create their own testing schedule based on their technology capabilities and school calendars. Further guidance for schools regarding scheduling within the testing window will be forthcoming. Students in grades 4, 8 and high school will also need to be administered the Alternate Proficiency

Assessment (APA) in Science using the portfolio-based assessment.

Dynamic Learning Maps

(DLM) (Summative)

Alternate Proficiency

Assessment (APA)

Assessment (APA)

April 11, 2016 through May 13, 2016 Computer-Adaptive Testing

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M

IDDLESEX

C

OUNTY

V

OCATIONAL AND

T

ECHNICAL

H

IGH

S

CHOOLS

S

CHOOL

C

ALENDAR

– 2015-2016

Schedule of Instructional Days

Last Day of School for Students with No Snow Days – June 22, 2016

September 2015 14 Days

S M T W T F S

6

13

20

27

4

11

18

X

15 16 17 18 19

October 2015 21 Days

S M T W T F S

25 26

November 2015 14 Days

S M T W T F S

1

8

15

22

29

December 2015 17 Days

S M T W T F S

6

13

20

27

January 2016 19 Days

S M T W T F S

3

10

17

24

31

X

21

28

5

1

8

22

29

6

2

9

X

24 25 26

30

7

X

13 14

19

X

9

16

23

30

7

14

21

X

4

11

X

25

20

27

X

10

17

24

1

8

15

22

X

5

12

19

26

21

28

X

11

18

25

2

9

16

23

X

6

13

20

27

3

10

1

8

4

5

11 12

2

9

3

10

15 16 17

22 23 24

29 30 31

X X

7

12 13 14

19 20 21

X

3

19 11 12

17 18 19

X X

26

X

7

X

4

X

2

8

28

5

9

14 15 16

21 22 23

28 29 30

February 2016 20 Days

S M

1

T

2

W T

3 4

F S

5 6

7

14

21

28

March 2016 18 Days

S M T W T F S

6

13

20

27

April 2016 20 Days

S M T W T F S

3

10

17

24

May 2016 21 Days

S M T W T F S

1

8

15

22

29

X

31

June 2016 16 Days

S M T W T F S

5

12

19

26

8

22

29

7

14

21

X

4

11

18

25

2

9

16

23

6

13

20

27

3

9

23

1

8

15

22

X

5

12

19

26

10

17

24

7

14

21

28

NOTES:

1. Schools and Offices are closed as indicated.

2. Adult Evening School calendar will be issued separately.

3. Unless a change is authorized by the Superintendent, all schools and offices

shall follow this calendar.

4. School calendar is tentative and is subject to change by the Board of Education.

5. Additional inclement weather days will be made up at the discretion of the

Board of Education.

6. **

7.***

June 30th - Reserved for teacher sign-out if needed.

June 28th & 29 th - Reserved for professional development if needed.

10

X

16 17

24

2

9

16

23

X

6

13

20

27

4

11

18

25

1

8

15

22

29

11 12 13

18 19 20

25 26 27

3

10

17

24

X

7

14

21

28

5

12

19

26

2

9

16 17 18

23 24 25

30

4

11

18

TOTAL NUMBER OF DAYS = 180

*SNOW DAYS IF NECESSARY

27

5

12

19

X

26

X

X

8

2

9

15 16

22 23

29 30

6

13

20

27

3

14

21

28

4

7

10 11

July 2015

3rd Friday Independence Day Observed

Schools and Offices Closed

August 2015

31 st Monday

September 2015

Administrative Staff Meeting

1

2

3 rd

7

8

9 st nd th th th

14

Tuesday

Wednesday New Teacher Orientation

Thursday New Teacher Orientation

Monday

Tuesday

23 rd

30 th

Wednesday th Monday

Administrative Staff Meeting

Labor Day-Schools and Offices Closed

Faculty Meetings at Each School at 9:00 a.m.

First Day of School

Fall Recess - Schools and Offices Closed

Wednesday Fall Recess - Schools and Offices Closed

Wednesday Parent's Night-Schools Close at 1:30 p.m.

October 2015

12 th Monday

November 2015

Staff Development-Schools Closed for Students Only

2nd Monday Columbus Day (Observed)

Schools and Offices Closed

3rd Tuesday Election Day-Schools and Offices Closed

4th Wednesday Veterans' Day (Observed)

Schools and Offices Closed

5th Thursday NJEA Convention-Schools and Offices Closed

6th Friday NJEA Convention-Schools and Offices Closed

Thanksgiving Recess – November 25 th (1:30 p.m.) – 27th:

25th Wednesday Schools Close at 1:30 p.m.

26th Thursday Thanksgiving Day-Schools and Offices Closed

27th Friday Schools and Offices Closed

December 2015

Winter Recess

23 rd

24 th

December 23 rd (1:30 p.m.) – January 1 st

Wednesday Schools Close at 1:30 p.m.

Thursday Schools and Offices Closed

25

28

29

30

31 th th th th st

Friday

Monday

Tuesday

Schools and Offices Closed

Schools Closed; Offices Open

Schools Closed; Offices Open

Wednesday Schools Closed; Offices Open

Thursday Schools and Offices Closed

January 2016

1

4 st th

Friday

18

Monday th Monday

February 2016

Schools and Offices Closed

Schools Reopen

Martin Luther King's Birthday

Schools and Offices Closed

12 th Friday

15 th Monday

March 2016

25

28

29

30

31 th th th th st

Friday

Monday

Tuesday

Dismissal for Students Only at 1:30 p.m.

Staff Development at 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

President’s Recess-Schools and Offices Closed

Spring Recess March 25 th – April 1 st

Schools and Offices Closed

Schools and Offices Closed

Schools Closed; Offices Open

Wednesday Schools Closed; Offices Open

Thursday Schools Closed: Offices Open

April 2016

1

4 st th

22

Friday

Monday nd Friday

Schools Closed and Offices Open

Schools and Offices Open

Dismissal for Students Only at 1:30 p.m.

Staff Development at 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

May 2016

30th Monday

June 2016

Memorial Day-Schools and Offices Closed

22 nd Wednesday Last Day of School and Graduation

(With No Snow Days)

1:30 p.m. Dismissal for Students and Teachers

Note: Students exam schedule last 4 days of school: 1:30 P.M. dismissal

4/8/15

Official Publication of

THE MIDDLESEX COUNTY

VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL SCHOOLS

Traducciones en español

Llame a 732-257-3300

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE

112 Rues Lane

East Brunswick, N.J. 08816-1070

Brian J. Loughlin

Superintendent

DISTRICT GOALS

1. Increasing Student Achievement

2. Advancing Career Theme Schools-Within-Schools, Academies and

Adult Technical Schools that are relevant, responsive and that stress high standards and skills

3. Expanding Ongoing Communication, Collaboration and Partnerships among the School Community

4. Maximizing Quality and Value

Board of Education of the Vocational Schools in the County of Middlesex

John F. Bicsko, Jr. President

Eugene J. Mullen III Vice-President

Dr. Laura Morana Interim County

Executive Superintendent

Francis R. James

Gail Engel

Karl Knehr

Member

Member

Board Secretary

Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders

Ronald G. Rios Director

Carol Barrett-Bellante Deputy Director

Kenneth Armwood Freeholder Liaison

Carol Barrett-Bellante

Charles Kenny

H. James Polos

Charles E. Tomaro

Freeholder

Freeholder

Freeholder

Freeholder

Blanquita B. Valenti Freeholder

STATEMENT ON NON-DISCRIMINATION

State and federal statutes and regulations prohibit school districts from discriminatory practices in employment or vocational educational opportunities against any person by reason of race, color, creed, religion, sex, ancestry, national origin, age, English proficiency, sexual preference, marital status or veteran status.  Further, state and federal protection is extended on account of disabilities, social or economic status, pregnancy, childbirth, pregnancy related disabilities, actual or potential parenthood, or family status and other applicable laws.  Further information regarding these policies can be obtained from the 504 Compliance Officers or the Affirmative Action Officer, at 732-257-3300.

SCHOOL CLOSINGS

Parents will be notified of school closings due to inclement weather or other emergencies through the Honeywell Instant Alert System, using home and mobile telephone numbers and email addresses as provided on school applications. School offices should be notified of changes in telephone numbers, email addresses and notification preferences.

Emergency announcements also will posted on the district website (www.

mcvts.net) and broadcast on radio stations WCTC-AM (1450) and WMGQ-

FM (98.3).

WWW.MCVTS.NET

IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS

Academy For Allied Health &

Biomedical Sciences 732-634-5858

Academy For Science, Mathematics &

Engineering Technologies

East Brunswick Campus

732-452-2600

732-254-8700

East Brunswick School of Career Development 732-257-7715

Perth Amboy Campus 732-376-6300

Piscataway Campus 732-985-0717

Piscataway School of Career Development 732-572-9494

Health Occupations

Adult Education

Administrative Office

732-985-0717 x

732-257-3300

732-257-3300 x

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