Public Notices

Timely Notices

Current Invitations for Bid

The District is seeking bids on both regular education and special education pupil transportation contracts. See bps101.net/bids for details. Sealed bids are due on February 29, 2024.

Notice of Public Hearing on E-Learning

A public hearing to approve the District’s e-learning plan will be held on February 20, 2024  at 7:00 pm at the Rosalie Jones Administration Center, 335 West Wilson St. Batavia. Any person desiring to appear at the public hearing and present testimony to the Board of Education may appear an/or contact Brad Newkirk, Chief Academic Officer. This public hearing is a part of the District’s renewal of the e-learning plan which allows for the use of an e-learning plan in lieu of using an emergency day. The District’s plan are in alignment with the guidelines set forth from the Illinois State Board of Education and 105 ILCS 5/10-20.56.

Perpetual Notices

Regular School Board Meeting Schedule
All regular school board meetings are open to the public. The schedule is available on our website. Legal reference: 5 ILCS 120/2.02. Policy reference: 2:200. View Schedule

Student Directory/ Photo Release
Parents have the right to opt-out of student directory and photo release disclosures. This can be done  in Powerschool during student registration. Legal reference: 23 Ill.Admin.Code §375.80. Policy reference: 7:340.

Dissection Notification
Our syllabi inform students about courses involving dissection and provide an opportunity to opt-out. Legal references: 105 ILCS 5/2-3.122, 5/27-14, and 112/1 et seq. Policy reference: 6:100.

504 Rights
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 ensures non-discrimination against students with disabilities in federally-funded programs, including public schools. Under Section 504, students with disabilities have the right to receive educational services tailored to their specific needs. Parents seeking further information about services under Section 504 are encouraged to contact us. Legal reference: 34 C.F.R. §104.36. Policy reference: 6:120.

Child Find
Child Find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). It is responsible for identifying, locating, and evaluating children with disabilities who may require special education services. This includes children who are not yet in school, highly mobile children, and wards of the state. Parents who believe their child may need special education services are encouraged to contact their local school district. Legal references: 20 USC Sec. 1412(a)(3) 34 CFR Sec. 300.111 23 IAC 226.100. Policy reference: 6:120.

Erin’s Law
Erin’s Law provides for child-focused sexual abuse prevention. Parents will receive a letter outlining our programs related to this law. Legal reference: 105 ILCS 5/10-23.13.

McKinney-Vento Act
Educational rights of homeless children and youth are protected under the McKinney-Vento Act. More information is available on our website. Legal reference: 42 USC 11432(g)(6)(A)(vi). Policy reference: 6:140.

Human Trafficking Hotline Number
The Illinois Department of Human Services’ Human Trafficking Hotline number is posted for all school employees. Legal reference: 775 ILCS 50/. Policy reference: 3:060.

Sex Offender Community Notification
State law requires schools to notify parents/guardians during school registration or parent-teacher conferences that information about sex offenders and violent offenders against youth is available to the public on the Illinois State Police’s website. The Illinois State Police website contains the following:

Illinois Sex Offender Registry
Illinois Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth Registry
Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Sex Offenders

Legal reference: 30 ILCS 152/120. Policy reference: 4:170.

Teen Dating Violence
Parents and students are notified of our policy on teen dating violence. This can be found on our website. Policy reference: 7:185.

Sex Offender Community Notification
Parents are hereby notified that information about registered sex offenders is accessible to the public. For further details, parents are encouraged to consult resources provided by local law enforcement agencies. Legal reference: 30 ILCS 152/120. Policy reference: 4:170.

Rights Concerning Student Records
Upon enrollment or transfer, parents have rights concerning their child’s school records, including access to records, privacy rights, and procedures for challenging inaccuracies. For further information, please reach out to your school’s administrative office. Policy reference: 7:340.

Opt Out for Military and Higher Learning
Secondary students and their parents/guardians may opt out of the disclosure of students’ personal details to military recruiters and higher learning institutions. To do so, submit a written request specifying that such information should not be released without prior written consent. Policy reference: 7:340.

Right to Challenge an Entry in Student Records
Parents have the right to challenge any entry in the school student records, excluding academic grades. To initiate a challenge, a hearing request must be filed. Contact details for the Official Records Custodian are available upon request. Policy reference: 7:340.

Destruction Schedule for Records
Graduates and their parents can request notification of the destruction schedule for the student’s permanent and temporary school student records. To obtain a copy of these records, a request must be placed before the scheduled destruction date. Policy reference: 7:340.

Please contact us for more detailed information on any of these topics.