The school district has adopted an acceptable use policy regarding student and staff use of technology, including the Internet. A copy of this policy is available for public information at the Administration Center at 702 Lake Avenue during normal office hours. The Superintendent of Schools is the contact for the district, and can be reached at 847-9271.
Section 504 is an Act which prohibits discrimination against persons with disability in any program or activity that receives or benefits from Federal Financial assistance. The Act defines a person with a disability as anyone who: 1) has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities including activities such as caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working; 2) has a record of such an impairment; or 3) is regarded as having such an impairment. (34 Code of Federal Regulations Part 104.3)
In order to fulfill its obligations under Section 504, the Detroit Lakes School District #22 recognizes a responsibility to avoid discrimination in policies and practices regarding its personnel and learners. No discrimination against any person with a disability will be permitted in any of the programs and practices in the school system. The school district has specific responsibilities under the Act, which include the responsibility to identify, evaluate and if the child is determined to be eligible under Section 504, provide access to appropriate education services.
If the parent or guardian disagrees with the determination made by the professional staff of the school district he/she has a right to a hearing with an impartial hearing officer.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) also specifies rights related to educational records. The Act gives the parent or guardian the right to: 1) inspect and review his/her child’s educational records; 2) make copies of these records; 3) receive a list of all individuals having access to those records; 4) ask for an explanation of any item in the records; 5) ask for amendment to any report on the grounds that it is inaccurate, misleading, or violates the child’s rights; and 6) a hearing on the issue if the school refuses to make the amendment.
If there are any questions, please feel free to contact the Superintendent, 504 Coordinator for the school district, at 847-9271.
Minnesota law requires all children ages 7-16 to attend school every day school is in session. No child can be excused from compulsory attendance until after completion of the 10th grade or age 16.
Great emphasis is placed on regular attendance as it is essential for satisfactory progress in school. The cooperation of parents in arranging to have their children attend school every day will help to insure their success in school.
The Environmental Pollution Control Agency has established guidelines for indoor air quality. District #22 has developed an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Management Plan in compliance with guidelines developed by the Minnesota Department of Education and Learning and the “Tools for Schools” document developed by the EPA. This plan is available for your review at the Administration Office at 702 Lake Avenue during normal business hours. Concerns or questions should be addressed to each building coordinator or the district’s IAQ coordinator, Facilities/Transportation Director, at 847-9271.
In accordance with federal regulations, Detroit Lakes Public Schools, ISD #22, has asbestos management plans documenting the location and condition of all known or assumed asbestos containing building materials (ACM). Every six months, an accredited inspector visually inspects the condition of the ACM. These plans are available for public inspection at the Administration Office at 702 Lake Avenue during normal office hours. The Facilities/Transportation Director is the contact for the district. He can be reached at 847-9271.
The Detroit Lakes Public School District will follow the recommendations of the Minnesota Department of Health’s “Lead Contamination Control in School Drinking Water Guidance Manual.” The Detroit Lakes Public School District completed lead in water testing of all potable water sources during the 2021-2022 school years. The Detroit Lakes Public School District followed Minnesota Department of Health’s protocol in the reduction of any water sources found to be above action levels of lead. There are no known sources of water above the recommended action level for lead. Testing will be completed every 5 years. The results of testing are available upon request.
The estimated pesticide application dates for Detroit Lakes Public Schools will be from mid-May through June 21. Long-term health effects on children from the application of such pesticides or the class of chemicals to which they belong may not be fully understood. The majority of the District's applied pesticides are completed by licensed commercial applicators. If you would like additional information or want to be notified prior to pesticide applications made on days other than those specified in the estimated schedule (excluding emergency applications), please contact Facilities/Transportation Director, at 847-9271.