WAUPUN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT - PUBLIC NOTICES

WAUPUN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT - PUBLIC NOTICES

Title IX

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination (including sexual harassment) in a school district’s education programs, activities, and operations. It is one of the many anti-discrimination laws that apply to school districts and one of several such laws that prohibit sexual harassment. 

Notice of Nondiscrimination
Title IX Contacts and Basic Information
Title IX Training

Academic Standards 2022-23 School Year - Annual Declaration and Parent Notice of the District's Student Academic Standards pursuant to state statutes 120.12(13) and 118.30(1g)(a)1.

School boards are required by section 120.12(13) of the state statutes to notify the parents/guardians enrolled in the school district of the student academic standards that will be in effect for the school year. Boards must provide this notification annually, prior to the beginning of the school term. This notice may be provided electronically, including by posting the notice or a link to the specific academic standards on the school district’s website. Also, the school board must annually include an item on the agenda of the first school board meeting of the school year (the first board meeting after July 1) that clearly identifies the student academic standards adopted by the board under section 118.30(1g)(a)1 of the state statutes that will be in effect for the school year.

Additional information on the academic standards notice requirements can be found on the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) website.

The District Standards are located on our District website via this WASD District Standards link.

Annual Notice - Asbestos Management Plan - Asbestos Management Plan Notification Link

ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT PLAN NOTIFICATION - TEXT

Annual Notice - Homeless Children - Homeless Notice Link

School Accountability and Educational Options Notice (Act 55)

According to State Statute, the Waupun Area School District is required to notify parents of the educational options available to children who reside in the resident school district. This statute also requires notification of the school’s accountability report. As such, the Waupun Area School District will reference our most recent accountability report and current listing of educational options.

The Accountability Report Cards for 2021-22 were:

~ Waupun Area School District: Meets Expectations (three stars)
~ Meadow View Primary: Alternate Rating, Satisfactory Progress - This school receives an alternate rating due to the grade levels it serves. DPI Resource
~ Rock River Intermediate: Exceeds Expectations (four stars)
~ SAGES: Exceeds Expectations (four stars)
~ Waupun Area Junior High: Meets Few Expectations (two stars)
~ Waupun Area Senior High: Meets Few Expectations (two stars)

Our report cards can be found at the following website location https://apps2.dpi.wi.gov/reportcards/ or by searching “school report card” on the Department of Public Instruction website. Information from the Wisconsin DPI regarding school accountability can be found at https://dpi.wi.gov/accountability . Wisconsin has separate state (report card) and federal (ESSA) accountability systems.

The 2021-2022 state report card was the first year to display the new changes. Explore the Resources to learn about the new state report card.

In addition, our website www.waupun.k12.wi.us/ contains links to this information under Departments > Curriculum & Instruction.

You can find a direct link to the District Report Card here: WASD District Report Card

Educational Options Information:

Educational Opportunities and resource links available to Waupun Area resident students include:
Waupun Area School District (Public School) - https://www.waupun.k12.wi.us/o/WASD/page/educational-options-and-school-accountability
Central Wisconsin Christian School (Private School) - http://www.centralwisconsinchristian.org/
St. John’s Lutheran School (Private School) - www.stjohnsfoxlake.org
School For Agricultural & Environmental Studies (Charter School) - https://www.waupun.k12.wi.us/o/sages
Virtual Charter Schools - https://dpi.wi.gov/sms/charter-schools/virtual-charter-schools
Open Enrollment - https://dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment
Dual Enrollment & Early College Credit - https://dpi.wi.gov/dual-enrollment
Home-Based Private Education - https://dpi.wi.gov/sms/home-based
Department of Public Instruction Educational Options - https://dpi.wi.gov/ed-options

Updated: 12/28/21

Educational Services Within Waupun Area School District

The Waupun Area School District is proud of the many quality programs provided for the students we serve right here in the district. We continually work to strengthen the quality and diversity of our options, positively impacting our students.

Opportunities for youth within the Waupun Area School District include:

  • Traditional high-quality classroom educational programming

  • Youth Apprenticeships

  • School to Work Experiences

  • Online Courses: Odysseyware

  • Advanced Placement Courses

  • Early College Credit/Start College Now

  • Dual Credit Courses

  • Certified Nursing Assistant Certification

  • Special Education Programs

  • Academic & Behavioral Intervention Services based on need

  • Early Childhood Special Education Programs

  • Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs

  • Summer School Courses

  • High School Pathways

  • School for AGricultural and Environmental Studies - SAGES (Charter School)

  • Co-Curricular Clubs & Activities

  • Gifted & Talented Programming

  • English Language Learner Services

Please feel free to contact our school counselors or building principals with any questions you may have regarding our educational options.

Notice of School Board Election - April 4, 2023

An election is to be held in the Waupun Area School District, on Tuesday, April 4, 2023. The following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed. 

Office

Incumbent

City of Waupun

Jennie Patrykus

City of Waupun

Stephen Chené

The term of office for school board member is three years beginning on Monday, April 24, 2023. A description of the school district boundaries can be obtained from the school district office.

 A Campaign Registration Statement and a Declaration of Candidacy, must be filed no later than 5:00 p.m., on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, in the office of the school district clerk. 

 If a primary is necessary, the primary will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2023.

 Acceptable Photo ID will be required to vote at this election.  If you do not have a photo ID you may obtain a free ID for voting from the Division of Motor Vehicles.

Done in the City of Waupun on November 7, 2022.

/S/ Jennie B. Patrykus

Clerk

Publish: Daily Citizen - November 22, 2022

Notice of Referendum Election - November 8, 2022

Referendum Details

At an election in the Waupun Area School District on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, the following question will be submitted to a vote of the people:

"Shall the Waupun Area School District, Dodge and Fond du Lac Counties, Wisconsin be authorized to exceed the revenue limit specified in Section 121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, by $980,000 per year for three years beginning with the 2022-2023 school year and ending with the 2024-2025 school year, for non-recurring purposes consisting of operational and maintenance expenses, including to maintain facilities and small class sizes, to sustain and expand educational programming, and to pay salaries and benefits?"

A copy of the entire text of the resolution directing submission of the question set forth above to the electorate and information concerning District boundaries can be obtained from the District Clerk at the School District offices located at 950 Wilcox Street, Waupun, Wisconsin.

Additional Information 

Acceptable photo ID will be required to vote at this election.  If you do not have a photo ID you may obtain a free ID for voting from the Division of Motor Vehicles.

Persons with questions regarding the referendum election should contact Steven Hill, District Administrator.

Done in the Waupun Area School District
on October 11, 2022
Jennie B. Patrykus
District Clerk

Public Notification of Nondiscrimination Policy

August 2022

Waupun Area School District
950 Wilcox Street
Waupun, WI 53963

Notice of Nondiscrimination

It is the policy of the Waupun Area School District that no person may be denied admission to any public school in this district or be denied participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be discriminated against in any curricular and extracurricular activities, pupil service, recreational, or any other program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity) or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability, any other characteristic protected by law in any of its students programs, activities, and employment (“Protected Classes”) as required by § 118.13, Wisconsin Statutes. The Waupun Area School District policy is in compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations prohibiting unlawful discrimination and harassment as defined by (Title IX , 34 C.F.R 106.9, Section 504, 34 C.F.R 104.8, Title II, 28 C.F.R. 35.106) Students – *Policy 2260, AG 2260D, Staff – *Policy 1422, 3122 & 4122). The District does not tolerate harassment of any kind, including harassment based on sex, in any of its educational programs or activities as required by Title IX and its regulations. The District’s educational programs or activities include employment with the District. Individuals will not be retaliated against for filing a discrimination or harassment complaint, and may file a complaint if s/he believes s/he has been retaliated against.

The District encourages informal resolution of complaints under *Board Policy 2260. A formal complaint resolution procedure is available, however, to address allegations of violations of *Board Policy 2260  in the Waupun Area School District, or any questions concerning *Board Policy 2260 should be directed to:

Steven Hill, District Administrator
Education Service Center 
950 Wilcox Street
Waupun, Wisconsin 53963

The District has designated the following individuals to serve as the District’s Title IX Coordinator(s). The Title IX Coordinator(s) are responsible for coordinating the District’s efforts to comply with the applicable Federal and State laws and regulations, including the District’s duty to comply with Title IX. Any internal inquiries regarding discrimination, harassment, Title IX compliance, or to file a formal complaint should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator(s).

Wendi Dawson
Director of Student Services
950 Wilcox St.
Waupun, WI 53963
(920) 324-9341 Ext. 2188
wdawson@waupun.k12.wi.us

Preferences would be for formal complaints to be filed with the District Title IX Coordinator, however external complaints can be filed with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR):

U.S. Dept. of Education, OCR
530 W. Madison Street Suite 1475
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 730-1560

To file a complaint of discrimination or harassment other than sexual harassment under Title IX, please follow the procedures in *Board Policy 2260 and 5517 for student complaints, *Board Policies 3122 and 3362 for professional staff complaints, and *Board Policies 4122 and 4362 for support staff complaints.
To file a complaint of sexual harassment under Title IX, please follow the procedures in *Board Policy 2266.

*Due to policy company changes, the Board policies listed in this notice will soon become the following:
Policy 411 (previously po2260, ag2260D)
Policy 511 (previously po1422 po3122, po4122)
443.71 Exhibit (previously po5517)
Policy 512 (previously po3362, po4362, po2266)

/S/
Jennie B. Patrykus
Clerk Waupun Area School District Board of Education

Public Notification of Student Nondiscrimination Policy

February 2022

The Waupun Area School District prohibits all forms of unlawful discrimination against students and other persons in all aspects of the District’s programs and operations. Accordingly, consistent with section 118.13 of the state statutes, no person shall unlawfully be discriminated against in any curricular, extracurricular, pupil service, recreational or other program or activity because of the person's sex, sexual orientation, race, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, or physical, any mental, emotional or learning disability, or any other legally-protected status or classification.

The District likewise requires and enforces nondiscrimination in a manner consistent with the rights and obligations established under all applicable federal civil rights laws, including the current provisions of Titles IV and VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (race, color, religion, sex, or national origin), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (sex), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (disability), the Americans with Disabilities Act (including Title II of the ADA, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in state and local government services), the Age Discrimination Act (age), and the civil rights provisions associated with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and the District’s participation in federal meal programs.

The District’s commitment to nondiscrimination and to responding appropriately to any report, allegation, or confirmed incident of unlawful discrimination against any student is further addressed in the School Board’s policies, including but not limited to Board Policy 113, Board Policy 411, and Board Policy 411.1.

To view the policies listed above, please visit BoardDocs.

Notice of Directory Data

The Waupun Area School District, pursuant to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and §118.125 (1) (b) (j) (1 and 2), has designated the following as Directory Data Information as provided in said Act and Statute: a student's name; date and place of birth; photograph; major field of study; participation in officially-recognized activities and sports; height and weight, if a member of an athletic team; date of graduation; or awards received.

Any parent, guardian, or eligible student (18 years of age or older) may inform the district of completing the district’s Request to Withhold Directory Data Information form, obtained from the school offices, of his/her desire that all or any part of the directory information may not be disclosed without the parent, guardian, or eligible student’s consent, provided that such notification is given to the district within fourteen (14) days of the annual publication of a Class I Notice regarding Directory Data Information. Any previous notices on file with the Waupun Area School District to withhold the disclosing of directory information are VOID with the publication of the annual notice. Requests to withhold Directory Data Information must be renewed annually.