A student's parent or guardian is the primary person responsible for the education of the student, and the state is in a secondary and supportive role to the parent or guardian. As such, a student's parent or guardian has the right to reasonable academic accommodations from the student's LEA as specified in this section.
The parental rights specified in this section do not include all the rights or accommodations that may be available to a student's parent or guardian as a user of the public education system. The Millard School District will reasonably accommodate a parent's or guardian's written request to:
- retain a student on grade level based on the student's academic ability or the student's social, emotional, or physical maturity.
- initially select a teacher or request for a change of teacher.
- visit and observe any class the student attends.
- excuse the student from attendance for a family event or visit to a health care provider, without obtaining a note from the provider. An excused absence does not diminish expectations for the student's academic performance.
- place a student in a specialized class or an advanced course. Each school shall consider multiple academic data points when determining such an accommodation.
Consistent with Section 53A-13-108, which requires the State Board of Education toestablish graduation requirements that use competency-based standards and assessments, Millard School District will allow a student to earn course credit towards high school graduation without completing a course in school by:
- testing out of the course; or
- demonstrating competency in course standards.
Millard School District will reasonably accommodate a parent's or guardian's request to meet with a teacher at a mutually agreeable time if the parent or guardian is unable to attend a regularly scheduled parent teacher conference.
Upon the written request of a student's parent or guardian, the Millard School District will excuse the student from taking a test that is administered statewide or the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
The Millard School District will provide for:
- the distribution of a copy of a school's discipline and conduct policy to each student
- a parent's or guardian's signature acknowledging receipt of the school's discipline and conduct policy.
Each school shall notify a parent or guardian of a student's violation of a school's and conduct policy and allow a parent or guardian to respond to the notice.