Students, their families, employees and potential employees of the Bowling Green Independent School District (BGISD) are hereby notified that the school district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sex or disability in employment, vocational programs offerings, admissions criteria, or activities as set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations.
BGISD offers the following career and technical education programs for all students regardless of race, color, national origin, including those with limited English proficiency, sex or disability in grades 9-12.
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.
TITLE II: Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
Our district receives federal funds for Title II program as part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Under ESSA, you have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child's teacher(s). If you request this information, the district will provide you the following information about whether the teacher:
- Has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
- Is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived;
- Is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher; and
- Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
If you would like to request this information, please contact Ken May by phone at 270-746-2200 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your child's name, the name of the school, and names of your child's teachers and an address or email address where the information may be sent.
LETTER TO PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS
The complete Asbestos Management Plan for all of the Bowling Green Independent Schools is available at the Central Office located at 1211 Center Street. The plan was submitted on October 12, 1988 to the Governor for review and was implemented on July 9, 1989 as required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The Bowling Green Learning Center, 11th Street School, Potter Gray Elementary and W.R. McNeill Elementary Schools have had the friable and selected non‐friable asbestos‐containing building materials identified in the management plan 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, LLC in July 2018. The Bowling Green Independent Schools are committed to complying with the AHERA of 1986 regulations. The
actions the district plans are, at least as stringent, if not more stringent than those required by the EPA.
Bowling Green Junior High, T.C. Cherry Elementary, Dishman-McGinnis Elementary and Parker-Bennett-Curry Elementary Schools have been thoroughly inspected and that there are no asbestos-containing building materials in any of these buildings.
However, Kentucky and Federal law require that the District notify you annually that an asbestos management plan is maintained for each building. The plans are available in each school’s office and at the district office. You are welcome to inspect these plans during regular business hours. If you have any
questions about the district’s asbestos program, please call Director of Facilities Rickey Shive, the designated asbestos person for the district at 270-746-2220.