School Laws and Important Policies

Title 1:
What does Title 1 mean?  Is our school a Title 1 district?
Yes.  Stafford Schools is a Schoolwide District receiving Title 1 funds.  
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Homeless Students:  
What classifies a Homeless student?
As it applies to Homeless Students K.S.A. 72-1046 states that: Any child who has attained the age of eligibility for school attendance may attend school in the district in which the child lives if (1) the child lives with a resident of the district and the resident is a parent or a person acting as a parent of the child; or (2) the child lives in the district as a result of placement therein by district court or by the secretary of Social and Rehabilitation Services; or (3) the child is a homeless child. The definition of a Homeless Student: An indication of nighttime residence of students who lacked, at any time during a school year, a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and had a primary nighttime residence that was 1) shared with others due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason; 2) a temporary shelter such as a hotel or motel room or campground; 3) a supervised, publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations (including welfare hotels, congregate shelters, and transitional housing for the mentally ill); 4) an institution that provides a temporary residence for individuals intended to be institutionalized; or 5) a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings. For more information see Board Policy JBCA, Homeless Students. 
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Protection of Pupil Rights:

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA):


For purposes of FERPA, USD 349 has designated certain information contained in educational records as directory information that may be disclosed for any purpose without your consent.

Directory information categories may include the following:  the student’s name, address, social security number, telephone number, picture, parent or guardian, date and place of birth; weight, height, participation in and eligibility for officially recognized activities and sports; dates of attendance or grade placement; honors and awards received; and the most recent educational agency or school attended by the student. 

You have a right to refuse to permit the designation of any or all of the above information as directory information.  If you refuse, you must file written notification to this effect with USD 349 at the District Office, 400 East Broadway, Stafford, KS, 67578, on or before August 19, 2015. If refusal is not filed, USD 349 assumes there is no objection to the release of the directory information designated. 

 USD 349 complies with not furnishing any personally identifiable information contained in personal school records being furnished to any person or third party other than those named and/or outlined in this policy.