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A+ Academy School Board and Policies

What does the Board of Education Do?

The Board of Education sets policy and direction for the A+ Children’s Academy School District and exerts a continuing supervisory responsibility by acting on all contracts, payment of monies, employment, program quality, and development of effective educational programs.

The Board Meeting

Ohio’s Sunshine Law mandates that school board meetings be open to the public with the exception of executive sessions. In an executive session, the board may discuss, but not vote, on personal matters, property purchases, possible legal action, employee negotiations, security arrangements, and items the law says must be kept confidential.


 Board President: Sherry Kuehnle

Sherry.kuehnle@yahoo.com

Secretary: Julie Dailey

jdailey98@gmail.com

Lori Conley
conleybridge@gmail.com

Pam Karnes

pjkarnes@yahoo.com

Dale Peter

Dpeter5008@hotmail.com

Mark Powless

mrmarkie4h@yahoo.com

 

Upcoming Board Meeting Dates

Performing arts building- 114 Obetz Road, Columbus, Ohio 43207 at 6:00pm

  • August 8, 2016
  • October 17, 2016
  • November 14, 2016- MEETING CANCELLED AND RESCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 21, 2016
  • January 9, 2017
  • March 6, 2017- MEETING CANCELLED AND RESCHEDULED FOR APRIL 17, 2017
  • May 9, 2017
  • June 12, 2017

A Special meeting will be held October 28, 2016 to review and vote on the application for school sponsorship. Also, the lease agreement address change as well as the revised lease will be reviewed and voted.

A Special meeting will be held June 26, 2017 to review and vote on the ODE sponsor contract.

CHILD FIND POLICY

Child Find is the process of identifying, locating and evaluating all children from age three to twenty-one who may have a disability and be in need of special education and related services, regardless of the severity of the disability. The district seeks to identify, through child find, all children in the A+ Children’s Academy Community School who are enrolled at the school, including those who are homeless or wards of the state who may be in need of special education and related services.

A child with a disability is a child having a cognitive disability (e.g. mental retardation), hearing impairment (including deafness), visual impairment (including blindness), a speech or language impairment, a serious emotional disturbance, an orthopedic impairment, autism, traumatic brain injury, other health impairment, specific learning disability, deaf-blindness, or multiple disabilities.

Parent, relatives, public and private agency employees, and concerned citizens are asked to help A+ Children’s Academy Community School find any child who may have a disability and need special education and related services. If you are aware of a child who may have special contact the administrative staff at 614-491-8502.

 

 

The A+ Children’s Academy community school is a community school established under Chapter 3314. of the Revised Code. The school is a public school and students enrolled in and attending the school are required to take proficiency tests and other examinations prescribed by law. In addition, there may be other requirements for students at the school that are prescribed by law. Students who have been excused from the compulsory attendance law for the purpose of home education as defined by the Administrative Code shall no longer be excused for that purpose upon their enrollment in a community school. For more information about this matter contact the school administration or the Ohio Department of Education.”

To view specific policies click on the links below:

Wellness Policy

 

Career Conection Policy

Anti-Bullying Policy

What is bullying?

Everyone has the right to feel physically and emotionally safe at A+ Children’s Academy Community School.  Our students, teachers, staff and parents will do everything possible, as a member of the school’s community, to create and preserve a physically and emotionally safe environment. As a member of the A+CA community, they will strive to treat everyone with respect regardless of any differences. Bullying is defined as intentionally aggressive behavior that can take many forms (verbal, physical, social, emotional, or cyber – or any combination of these); it involves an imbalance of power, and is often repeated over time. The bullying can consist of one child bullying another or a group of children against one lone child.

A+ Children’s Academy Community School prohibits harassment, intimidation, or bullying of any student on school property, on a school bus, at school sponsored events or an electronic act and the following consequences, including suspension, will be strictly enforced.

Bullying- Level II offense: Systematically and chronically being cruel to other students on school property or off school grounds if it adversely impacts the educational environment at school for students or staff. This may include, but it is not limited to, pictures, nasty rumors, repeatedly teasing another person, name calling with profanity, and purposeful exclusion.

Bullying- Level III offense: Systematically and chronically inflicting physical hurt or psychological distress on one or more students or employees that is severe or pervasive enough to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment, or unreasonably interfere with the individual’s school performance or participation, on school property or off school grounds if it adversely impacts the educational environment at school for students or staff.

POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCES FOR BULLYING:

-Administrative Investigation

-Student Conference

-Parent phone call or parent conference

-Bullying Contract

-Removal of privileges

-On campus suspension

-Suspension from school

-No contact contract

-Behavioral Referral

-Expulsion

 

We understand that Bullying will result in: predictable and escalating consequences:

1st Offense: Incident investigated by administration followed by a student conference and parent notification. Incident entered on behavior report.

2nd Offense: Incident investigated by administration.  Consequences will be assigned accordingly and student/parental conference scheduled with Administration. An individual plan is developed and then signed by student, parent and administration.

3rd Offense:  Incident investigated by administration.  Student will be assigned an on campus suspension or severe cases an out of school suspension. Any severe situation will result in a student being sent immediately to the officeSevere behaviors may lead to more serious consequences according to District policies.  If the student has broken the law, the administration will inform the police. 

 

A+CA RULES CONCERNING BULLYING:

 

1.) WE ARE A BULLY-FREE ZONE! WE WILL NOT BULLY OTHER STUDENTS.

2.) WE WILL NOT BE BYSTANDERS. WHEN WE SEE BULLYING WE WILLTELL A TEACHER, ADMINISTRATOR,

COUNSELOR, STAFF MEMBER OR PARENT.  WE CAN ALSO PUT A COMPLAINT IN THE “BULLY BOX”.

3.) WE WILLTREAT OTHERS HOW WE WOULD LIKE TO BE TREATED OURSELVES.

4.) WE WILL TRY TO HELP OTHER STUDENTS WHO ARE BULLIED. WE WILL MAKE IT A POINT TO INCLUDE

STUDENTS WHO ARE LEFT OUT.

5.) WE WILL TELL OUR PARENTS ABOUT CYBER-BULLYING. WE WILL EXHIBIT ANTI-BULLYING BEHAVIOR WHEN USING TECHNOLOGY.