The Bowling Green Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sex, or disability in employment, education programs or activities set forth in Office of Civil Rights Law, Title VI, VII, Title IX, ADA and Section 504. Any person having inquiries concerning the Bowling Green Independent Schools compliance with Title IX, Title VI, Title VII, ADA, and Section 504 should contact Candice Peay Director of Special Education or D.G. Sherrill, Director of Pupil Personnel, 1211 Center Street or (270) 746-2200.
Vocational offerings include business, office, family and consumer science, health science, auto mechanics, and others. For further information on vocational offerings and admission criteria, contact D.G. Sherrill, (270) 746-2200.
RIGHTS OF STUDENTS
Pursuant to KRS 158.186, before September 15 of each year the commissioner of education must distribute copies of KRS 158.183, which details the “rights of students,” and KRS 158.195, which requires each public elementary and secondary school to “display the national motto” of the United States.
Notice to Individuals Regarding Title IX Sexual Harassment/Discrimination
Title IX Coordinator
1211 Center Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Title IX is a federal civil rights law included in the U.S. Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq. The law prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex or gender under any educational program or institution that receives federal funding, including the Bowling Green Independent School District.
In August 2020, federal law required all educational entities that receive federal funding to adopt new Title IX policies and procedures. District policies and procedures provide information on how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination or harassment and explain how the District will respond. Links to the District’s Title IX policies and procedures may be found below:
Bowling Green High School, Bowling Green Junior High, T.C. Cherry Elementary, Dishman McGinnis Elementary and Parker‐ Bennett‐Curry Elementary have been thoroughly inspected and there are no asbestos‐ containing building materials in any of them. However, Kentucky and Federal law requires that notify parents, students and employees that we maintain an asbestos management plan for each building. The plans are available in the office of your school and at the Administrative Services Center. You are welcome to inspect and copy these plans during regular business hours. If you have any questions about our asbestos program, please call Rickey Shive, Asbestos Designated Person for the system at 270‐746‐2220.
In compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) AHERA regulations, the Bowling Green Independent School System has completed school inspections for the presence of asbestos‐containing building materials. Management Plans for these materials have been developed and are available for your review.
The 11th Street School, Potter Gray and McNeill Elementary Schools each school have a copy of their Management Plan on file in the administration office. The complete management plan for all of the Bowling Green Independent Schools is available at the Central Office, 1211 Center Street.
The Management Plan was submitted on October 12, 1988, to the Governor for review. The Management Plan was implemented on July 9, 1989, as required by the EPA. The friable and selected non‐friable asbestos‐containing building materials identified in the Management Plans were removed during school breaks in 1989, 1990 and 1991.
Miscellaneous non‐friable asbestos‐containing building materials, such as floor tile, will be properly maintained and left in place. These materials are not a health hazard in their present condition. As part of the plan implementation program, the asbestos‐containing materials will be periodically checked for changes in condition. This periodic surveillance will occur every six months by members of the maintenance staff. A re‐inspection by an outside firm is required every three years. The most recent re‐inspection was performed by the Matrix Environmental Group in July 2015. The Bowling Green Independent Schools are committed to complying with the AHERA regulations. The actions we plan are at least as stringent, if not more stringent than those required by the EPA. We encourage your questions and interest in this matter. We hope that you will review your Schools Management Plan at your convenience.