District Notices

Annual Notices

ANNUAL NOTICES are published by the Arcadia School District to keep families of school-aged children informed of the policies of our schools, and to communicate expectations and guidelines for the education of our children.  The District also distributes Elementary, Middle and High School Student Handbooks as a resource given to families at the beginning of the school year, or upon enrollment in the district.  This document and the links to the full policies can also be accessed on this website.

 

118.57

According to Wisconsin Statute 118.57, the Arcadia School District is required to describe all education options available to children who reside in the district, as well as notification about the school districts accountability report.

 

Educational Options

Students have the right to enroll in any public schools, private schools participating in parental choice programs, charter schools,
virtual schools, full-time open enrollment, youth options, and course options as described by Wisconsin Statutes.

 

Accountability Report

Results for the school report cards issued from the Department of Public Instruction for the 2015-2016 school year are as follows:

 

For additional information on these topics you may visit these Department of Public Instruction web sites:

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your building principal or the superintendent at 608-323-3315.

 

ANNUAL NOTICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION REFERRAL AND EVALUATION PROCEDURES

Upon written request, the Arcadia School District is required to evaluate a child for eligibility for special education services. A request for evaluation is known as a referral. When the district receives a referral, the district will appoint an Individualized Education Program (IEP) team to determine if the child has a disability, and if the child needs special education services.

The district locates, identifies, and evaluates all children with disabilities who are enrolled by their parents in private (including religious) schools, elementary schools and secondary schools located in the school district.

A physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker, or administrator of a social agency who reasonably believes a child brought to him or her for services is a child with a disability has a legal duty to refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school district in which the child resides. Before referring the child, the person making the referral must inform the child's parent that the referral will be made.

Others, including parents, who reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability may also refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school district in which the child resides. Referrals must be in writing and include the reason why the person believes the child is a child with a disability.

A referral may be made by contacting Jackie Schira, Director of Special Education, Arcadia School District, at 608-323-3315 ext. 3134 or by writing her at 756 Raider Dr., Arcadia, WI 54612.

 

STUDENT NONDISCRIMINATION

Wis Admin Code PI 9.05

The Arcadia School District is committed to equal educational opportunity for all students in the District. It is the policy of the Arcadia School District, pursuant to s.118.13, Wis. Stats., and PI9, that no person, on the basis of sex, race, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability, may be denied admission to any school in this District or be denied participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be discriminated against in any curricular, extracurricular, pupil services, recreational, or other program.

This policy also prohibits discrimination under related federal statutes, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (race and national origin), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1982 (sex), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (handicap), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The District encourages informal resolution of complaints under this policy. A formal complaint resolution procedure is available, however, to address allegations of violations of the policy in the Arcadia School District. Any questions concerning this policy should be directed to: Louie Ferguson, Superintendent School District of Arcadia 756 Raider Drive Arcadia, WI 54612.