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Legally Required Notices

To be in compliance with federal and state law, the school district is required to inform residents about various programs, policies, and procedures that are in place in the district.

Child Find
Each year school districts throughout Ohio participate in an effort to identify, locate and evaluate all children with disabilities, birth through 21.  A disability means there are conditions such as a multi-handicap, hearing, visual, orthopedic and/or other health handicap, severe behavior disorder and/or speech/language handicap.  Many times children with disabilities are not visible because they do not function in the mainstream of a community.  Parents are not always aware that there are programs and services available for these children. 

If you know of a child who may have one or more of the above suspected disabilities, including preschool age children, please contact the Special Services Office at (330) 497-5665. 

Stark County Career Compact Civil Rights Compliance Statement
The Stark County Career Compact does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. View our CTPD report card here.

Title I Funding Statement
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires school districts that receive federal Title I funding to notify parents of their right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who instruct their children. As a recipient of these funds, the North Canton City Schools will provide parents with this information in a timely manner if requested. Specifically, parents have the right to inquire about the qualification of their children’s classroom teachers. As of the 2015-16 school year, the Ohio Department of Education certified that in North Canton City Schools receiving Title I funds, all educators held the status of Highly Qualified Teacher. The North Canton City School District is committed to providing superior instruction for all students and does so by employing the most qualified individuals to teach and support each student in the classroom. For inquiries regarding teacher qualification, please contact North Canton City Schools Assistant Superintendent, Dave Pilati, at 330-497-5600 or pilatid@northcantonschools.org.

Anti-Harassment/Intimidation/Bullying Policy
Per Ohio Law, House Bill 276 required all school districts to develop and adopt an Anti-Harassment/Intimidation/Bullying policy by December 31, 2007. In addition to the adoption and implementation of this policy, district administrators are required to provide biannual summary reports of verified acts of harassment, intimidation and bullying. The North Canton City School District’s semiannual summary report from January 15, 2016 through May 16, 2016, includes 8 verified acts of harassment, intimidation and/or bullying. Please contact Assistant Superintendent, Dave Pilati at 330-497-5600 or pilatid@northcantonschools.org, with any questions.

Immunization Requirements
Ohio law now requires that all students entering 7th grade have proof of receiving the following immunizations BEFORE the first day of school: TDaP vaccine (to protect from Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis) and Meningococcal (A, C, Y, W-135) vaccine (to protect from Meningitis). Any 7th grade student who has not had both the TDaP and Meningococcal (A, C, Y, W-135) vaccinations will not be permitted to attend school until proof of these immunizations has been provided to the school. 

Ohio law requires that all students entering 12th grade have proof of receiving the following immunizations BEFORE the first day of school: Meningococcal (A, C, Y, W-135) vaccine (to protect from Meningitis). Students entering 12th grade must have a second dose of Meningococcal (A, C, Y, W-135) vaccine.  If the 1st dose of Meningococcal was administered after the 16th birthday, a second dose is not required.  Students will not be permitted to attend school until proof of these immunizations has been provided to the school.

Immunizations may be obtained from your child’s healthcare provider, most local pharmacies, and the Stark County Health Department. Please submit a copy of your child’s immunization or a signed form to the school nurse prior to the first day of school.