The Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of the Protected Classes of race, color,
national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and transgender identity), disability, age (except as
authorized by law), religion, military status, ancestry, or genetic information in its educational programs
The Board also does not discriminate in its employment policies and practices as they relate to
students and does not tolerate harassment of any kind.
Equal educational opportunities are available to all students, without regard to race, color, national
origin, sex (including sexual orientation or transgender identity), disability, age (unless age is a factor
necessary to the normal operation or the achievement of any legitimate objective of the
program/activity), religion, ancestry, place of residence within the boundaries of the District, or social or
economic background, to learn through the curriculum offered in this District. Educational programs
shall be designed to meet the varying needs of all students.
Title IX, Anti-Harassment District Compliance Officers & Civil Rights Coordinators:
Mr. Jesse Catanzaro, Director of Personnel/Business Affairs
500 Yankee Rd. Monroe, OH 45050
513-539-2536 Ext 7302
Mrs. Nancy Stratton, Director of Pupil Personnel
500 Yankee Rd. Monroe, OH 45050
513-539-2536 Ext 7151
Reports may be made in person, by phone, by email, and by regular mail.
Reports may be made 24 hours a day at email, phone, or mail
Section 504/ADA District Compliance Officer:
Director of Personnel, Jesse Catanzaro 500 Yankee Road, Monroe, Ohio 45050 (513) 539-2536
Notification of Rights under FERPA
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age ("eligible students") certain rights with respect to the student\'s education records. These rights are:
(1) The right to inspect and review the student\'s education records within 45 days of the day the School receives a request for access.
Parents or eligible students should submit to the building rincipal [or appropriate school official] a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The School official will make
arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
(2) The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate.
Parents or eligible students may ask the School to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate. They should write the Building Principal [or appropriate school official], clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate. If the School decides not to amend the record
as requested by the parent or eligible student, the School will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when
notified of the right to a hearing.
(3) The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student\'s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the School as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement
unit personnel); a person serving on the School Board; a person or company with whom the School has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or
assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.
A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.
Upon request, the School discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
(4) The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the School District to comply with the requirements of FERPA.
The name and address of the Office that
administers FERPA are:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-5901
Harassment, intimidation, or bullying behavior by any student in the Monroe Local School District is strictly prohibited, and such conduct may result in disciplinary action, including suspension and/or expulsion from school. "Harassment, intimidation, or bullying", in accordance with R.C. 3313.666 means any intentional written, verbal, graphic or physical act including electronically transmitted acts i.e., Internet, cell phone, personal digital assistant (PDA), or wireless hand-held device, either overt or covert, by a student or group of students toward other students, including violence within a dating relationship, with the intent to harass, intimidate, injure, threaten, ridicule, or humiliate. Such behaviors are prohibited on or immediately adjacent to school grounds, at any school-sponsored activity, on school provided transportation, or at any official school bus stop that a reasonable person under the circumstances should know will have the effect of:
- Causing mental or physical harm to the other students including placing an individual in reasonable fear of physical harm and/or damaging of students’ personal property; and,
- Is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for the other students.
If occurring this should be immediately reported to a school administrator.
Pursuant to House Bill 276, Ohio School Districts are required to semiannually post the number of reported bullying and harassment incidents that occur throughout their district. A copy of Monroe\'s latest report is located here.