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TITLE I Statement
Lockland Elementary, Lockland Middle School, and Lockland High School, are all school-wide Title I schools. All parents and guardians are entitled to information regarding the professional qualifications of their child(rens) teachers. For more information about this, please contact Justin GIbson, Director of Special Programs, for Lockland Local Schools. He can be reached at 513-563-5000 ext. 906 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Several people have asked the question “Do volunteers need to have a criminal background check in order to volunteer within our school?”
In an effort to be sure we are creating a safe environment for our students, it will be necessary for any volunteer to have a background check (BCII/FBI fingerprints).
Please read the following information carefully. This new procedure is not a result of a problem. We are merely being pro-active and following the new state law.
- Any volunteer working with children and not under the direct supervision (visual) of a school employee must be fingerprinted. This would include parents working with children in hallways if the teacher cannot observe the volunteer and student.
- Fingerprints are good for 5 years. After year five if the person wants to continue to volunteer, they will need to be re-fingerprinted.
- We will accept a “cleared” official report from fingerprints taken by another agency. The report must be less than a year old and will be valid for the next five years.
Fingerprinting can be done at the BMV off Reading Rd. in Roselawn and at the Justice Center downtown. No appointment needed.
The Hamilton County Education Service Center also provides fingerprinting services. An appointment is required.
There are private companies, as well, that offer this service.
Fingerprinting can now be done at the Lockland Local School District as of September, 2017.
OHIO THIRD GRADE READING GUARANTEE
Ohio is working hard to make sure that all young children get the basic reading skills they need to be successful in school now and in higher grades.
At the beginning of each school year, schools are checking every child in Kindergarten–Grade 3 to see if they are reading as well as they should be for their grade. If your child’s reading is not on track for the grade, he or she will receive extra reading help in school.
If you are the parent of a struggling reader in Kindergarten or Grade 1, 2, 3, or 4, the Ohio Department of Education has new Parent Roadmaps that tell you what you can expect at school and what you can do to help at home.