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Title IX

What is Title IX?

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational programs or activity receiving federal financial assistance. 
-- From the preamble to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination in educational programs and activities. All public and private schools, school districts, colleges and universities receiving federal funds must comply with Title IX.

The regulations implementing Title IX are enforced by the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights and prohibit discrimination, exclusion, denial, limitation, or separation based on gender. Intended to end sex discrimination in all areas of education.

Board Policy 2266 – NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEX IN DISTRICT PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES

The District does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education program or activities, including admission and employment, and is required by Title IX and its implementing regulations not to discriminate in such a manner. Inquiries about the applicability of Title IX and its implementing regulations to the District may be referred to the District’s Title IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, or both.

The District’s Policy (2266) and Procedures can be found at https://go.boarddocs.com/oh/fos/Board.nsf/Public?open&id=policies#

Reports and Complaints of Harassing Conduct

The Board is committed to promptly and equitably resolving student and employee complaints alleging Sexual Harassment. Members of the School District community, (students and Board employees, as well as, Board members, agents, volunteers, contractors, and all other third parties) are encouraged to promptly report incidents of harassing conduct to an administrator, supervisor or other School District official so that the Board may address the conduct promptly. Any administrator, supervisor, or other District official who receives such a complaint shall promptly notify the District Title IX Coordinator. Complaints can be received in person, by mail, by telephone or by electronic mail.

Investigation and Complaint Procedure

The District has adopted a grievance procedure to provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of student and employee complaints alleging any action that would be prohibited by Title IX and its implementing regulations. This procedure describes how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a complaint of sexual harassment, and how the District will respond.

For a full description of the Fostoria City Schools policy relating to sexual harassment, including both formal and informal complaint procedures, please visit Board Policy 2266 at https://go.boarddocs.com/oh/fos/Board.nsf/Public?open&id=policies#

Fostoria City Schools Title IX Coordinator

The following individual has been designated to serve as the District’s Title IX Coordinator. Such a Coordinator is authorized to coordinate the District’s efforts to comply with its responsibilities under Title IX.

Jennifer Abell - Coordinator & Investigator
Director of Student Services
1001 Park Avenue
Fostoria, OH 44830
P: 419-436-4101
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Andrew Sprang - Decision Maker
Superintendent
1001 Park Avenue
Fostoria, OH 44830
P: 419-436-4100
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Board of Education - Appeals Decision Maker
1001 Park Avenue
Fostoria, OH 44830
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Fostoria City Schools Title IX Coordinator has participated in training seminars provided by Walter|Haverfield Attorneys At Law and ICS K12.  Training seminars cover all requirements for the effective implementation of Title IX in K-12 settings. All training materials are available below:

1 - The Fundamentals of Title IX

2 - Areas of School Operations Impacted by Title IX

3 - Duties of Title IX Compliance Officer

4 - Changes to Title IX Regulations

5 - Title IX Discipline and Its Impact on Student Due Process Rights

6 - W|H Title IX Presentation with BASA

7 - ICS Title IX - Jan. 22-21

8 - Title X K-12-2-2- Year-End Review - January 27, 2021

All Fostoria Schools staff, certified and classified, completed the Safe Schools Title IX Compliance Overview online at the start of the 2020-2021 school year and will review annually going forward.

Students with Food Allergies

Students with food allergies that require special dietary needs - substitutions or modifications in school meals will be made for students whose disability restricts their diet in accordance with USDA regulation 7 CFR Part 15b. Please have the evaluation form completed and signed by Physician and Parent. Click here for the required Evaluation Form. No substitutions or modifications will be made until a completed evaluation form is received. This form must be updated each school year.

Respectfully,
Holly Reinbolt
Director of Food Service

School Lunch Charging Policy

Dear FCS Parents/Guardians,
In order to be compliant with federal regulations from the National School Lunch Program, Fostoria City Schools’ charge policy for student accounts will allow students to charge a maximum amount of two lunches ($5.00). No charges are permitted on ala carte items. Repayment for any charged meals is expected the next school day. Students who have reached their charge limit will be offered an alternate meal that consists of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a milk or juice. Students over the charge limit will not be allowed to purchase ala carte items. Students that do not have funds to pay for their meal and are not able to charge should notify the first food service staff member in line and they will then receive the alternate meal. The purpose of this policy is to ensure consistency and fair practices with Food Service student accounts throughout the district and meeting the federal guidelines mentioned above.

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Annual Food Service Notice

July 18, 2022
Fostoria City School district is required to give an annual report regarding compliance with the “Standards for Food and Beverages Act” specifically, policies 3313.814, 3313.816 and 3313.817 The act, in summary, reads as follows:
Food and beverages in schools
• Restricts the sale of certain foods and beverages to students during the regular school day and before- and after-school programs in school districts, community schools, STEM schools, and chartered nonpublic schools, beginning July 1, 2011.
• Exempts from the restrictions food and beverages sold in connection with (1) a school-sponsored fundraiser or other event held outside of the regular school day or (2) an interscholastic athletic event.
• Specifies that, when the Department of Education obtains free computer software for assessing the nutritional value of foods, it must provide the software free of charge to each public and chartered nonpublic school.
• Requires school districts to adopt standards governing beverage sales on school premises (in addition to food sales as under continuing law), and applies the requirement to adopt standards for food and beverage sales on school premises to community schools, STEM schools, and chartered nonpublic schools.
• Requires each school district, community school, STEM school, and chartered nonpublic school to designate staff to prepare an annual report regarding compliance with the standards for food and beverage sales.
• Prohibits the placement of vending machines in classrooms, except in specified circumstances.
• Permits breakfast provided as part of a federal school breakfast program to be offered in the classroom.
• Provides that, if the General Assembly appropriates funds for this purpose, students eligible for breakfast at a reduced price will receive it free of charge.
Fostoria City Schools are compliant in each of the areas as stated above.
Respectfully submitted,
Holly Reinbolt
Director of Food Service

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Audited Financial Report

The Audited Financial Report is available for public viewing on the Auditor of State website: https://ohioauditor.gov/
auditsearch/results.aspx - Audit Search - Search Keyword: Fostoria City Schools District or by visting the Treasurer's Office at 1001 Park Avenue, Fostoria, OH 44830 (Please call in advance @ 419-436-4162).

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