Legal notices covering topics such as attendance, equal opportunity, health education, and integrated pest management are included in the Legal Notices document. Additional information is available through the District offices.
• Collective Bargaining Agreement (2021-2024)
• 2021 Compensation Report
• Legal Notices
• Title1 Involvement Plan
• District 35 Authorization for Electronic Network Access
• Transparency in Coverage
Title IX Requirements
Sexual harassment affects a student’s ability to learn and an employee’s ability to work. Providing an educational and workplace environment free from sexual harassment is an important District goal. The District does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its education programs or activities, and it complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) and its implementing regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106) concerning everyone in the District’s education programs and activities, including applicants for employment, students, parents/guardians, employees, and third parties.
• Board Policy 2:265: Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedure
All District 35 employees complete annual training on the topic of sexual harassment. The District 35 Administrative team completed additional detailed training on the new Title IX requirements on November 13, 2020.
Water Quality Testing: The District received the third round of water quality testing results and we are pleased to share that all drinking sources, including water fountains and health office sinks, tested below the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) action level of 15 parts per billion (ppb). In fact, all of these sources also tested below the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) notification level of 5 ppb. Please read the District 35 letter for the full details of our update. We remain committed to ensuring that our schools are a safe and healthy environment for your children and our staff members. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any additional questions.
Water Quality Reports:
• West School Water Quality Testing Report - September 2018
• District 35 Water Quality Testing Report - June 2017
• District 35 Water Quality Testing Report - September 2016
• District 35 Water Quality Testing Report - August 2016
Erin’s Law within District 35
In January 2013, the State of Illinois passed Erin’s Law which requires that children in grades pre-kindergarten through high school are educated on the topics of child sexual abuse awareness and prevention. In addition, all District 35 staff members are also trained on this topic and taught to recognize warning signs. Such training occurs annually prior to the student sessions in each school. Parents will be notified in writing prior to the student sessions to share additional details and provide an opportunity for questions.
• Erin's Law Presentation shared with our Board of Education
• Parent Talking Points and Resources
If you suspect a child to be a victim of sexual abuse, or you would like more information about prevention, you may contact our school social workers or please use the resources below:
American Academy of Pediatrics Resources
Illinois Department of Child and Family Services
DCFS will help determine the response needed and will involve law enforcement when appropriate. All District 35 staff members and Board of Education members are mandated reporters.
National Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
This hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with professional crisis counselors. All calls are anonymous and confidential.