Granite School District would like to remind parents of their rights regarding their child’s education.
The district recognizes that parents/guardians maintain responsibility for their child’s education and parents/guardians have the right to reasonable accommodations. Accommodations shall be considered on an individual basis and no student shall be given greater or lesser consideration than any other student.
Reasonable accommodation means that Granite School District will make its best effort to enable a parent/guardian to exercise parental rights:
(a) without substantial impact to staff and resources, including employee working conditions, safety and supervision on school premises and for school activities, and the efficient allocation of expenditures; and
(b) while balancing: (i) the parental rights of parents or guardians; (ii) the educational needs of other students; (iii) the academic and behavioral impacts to a classroom; (iv) a teacher’s workload; and (v) the assurance of the safe and efficient operation of a school.
Granite School District commits to reasonably accommodate:
- A parent’s or guardian’s written request to retain a student on grade level based on the student’s academic ability or the student’s social, emotional, or physical maturity.
- A parent’s or guardian’s initial selection of a teacher or request for a change of teacher.
- The request of a student’s parent or guardian to visit and observe any class the student attends.
- (a) A written request of student’s parent or guardian to excuse the student from attendance for a family event or visit to a health care provider, without obtaining a note from the provider; (b) An excused absence under (a) does not diminish expectations for the student’s academic performance.
- (a) A parent’s or guardian’s written request to place a student in a specialized class or advanced course. (b) The district shall consider multiple data points when determining an accommodation.
- The district will allow a student to earn course credit toward high school graduation by completing a course in school by: (a) testing out of the course; or (b) demonstrating competency in course standards.
- A parent’s or guardian’s request to meet with a teacher at a mutually agreeable time if the parent or guardian is unable to attend a regularly scheduled parent teacher conference.
- Upon the written request of a student’s parent/guardian, the district will excuse the student from taking a test that is administered statewide or the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
- (a) The school shall provide a copy of the discipline and conduct policy to each student and will notify a parent or guardian of a student’s violation of that policy; and allow parent/guardian to respond to the notice.