School Improvement Planning Conway School District personnel annually create and implement school improvement plans (ACSIP documents) for the district and for each school. These plans include federal and state categorical funds: Title I, Title II-A, Title III, NSLA, PD, ELL, and ALE. The District School Improvement Plan (ACSIP) must be approved by the Arkansas Department of Education. Parental Involvement: Please see the Conway School District Parent Involvement Plan on this webpage. Also shown are the State Complaint Procedures for Federal Programs. Equity/Civil Rights: The Conway School District prohibits discrimination on the grounds of race, color or national origin (the Civil Rights Act of 1964), age (Title VI), sex, (the Educational Amendment of 1972, Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973, revised July 1, 1997 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991. For additional information or matters related to educational equity, Joel Linn at 501-450-4800. Testing: The district test schedule is shown. Also shown are the available ACTAAP Released Item Booklets for the latest administration of these exams. For more information regarding state mandated exams, contact Director of Student Services/ District Test Coordinator, at 501-450-4800. Homebound Services: The Conway Homebound Instruction Program is designed to provide continuity of educational services between the classroom and home setting for students whose medical needs, both physical and psychiatric, make school attendance inadvisable. The inability to attend school must be certified by a physician, licensed clinical psychologist or psychiatrist. The Homebound Instruction Program will facilitate academic progress and a student's return to the classroom setting as soon as medically indicated. To apply for Homebound Instructional Services, contact the Director of Student Services at 501-450-4800. Homeless Services: The Conway School District will afford the same services and educational opportunities to homeless children as are afforded to non-homeless children. Students who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster care placement are considered homeless. Moreover, students who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human being, or are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and are migratory children are considered homeless. For more information, contact the Homeless Liaison for the Conway School District, Joel Linn, 501-450-4800. Home School Services: A home school is a school conducted primarily by parents or legal guardians for their own children. Parents /legal guardians may provide a home school for their own children. There are no educational requirements for parents/guardians who provide a home school for their child(ren). Parents/legal guardians who have children homeschooling for the first time are required to submit a printed, current-year form that is available from the district superintendent’s office or from the Arkansas Department of Education website. These parents/guardians are also required to complete the online application found on the Arkansas Department of Education website. Parents/guardians who have homeschooled the previous year are only required to complete the online application. Parents/ guardians should complete the Notice of Intent to Home School and Waiver forms at the beginning of each school year but no later than August 15; or, subject to the requirements of state law if filing after August 15 or December 15, and return completed, signed forms to the superintendent of the local public school district and/or submit the online copy. Notice of Intent to Home School forms submitted after the deadlines are subject to a fourteen (14)-calendar day waiting period that the superintendent controls. For additional information, contact the Director of Student Services, 501-450-4800.
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