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The Merrillville Community School Corporation is required by numerous Federal and State laws, as well as Board Policies, to provide annual notices prior to the start of each school year.


(PLEASE NOTE:  The MCSC Bylaws and Policies are linked here for reference.)



•    No student shall be required without the prior written consent of the student's parent or guardian, as part of any school program or curriculum which receives funds from the USDOE, to submit to a survey, analysis, or evaluation which reveals certain personal information.

•    Permits a parent, upon request, to inspect a survey or evaluation created by a third party prior to the survey/evaluation being administered.

Policy #7.22 – MCSC Policy Manual

Compliance Officer: Dr. Dexter Suggs, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction

   Telephone 219-650-5300




•  It is the policy of the Merrillville Community School Corporation not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, limited English proficiency, age, handicap, or disability in its educational programs, activities, or employment policies as required by the Indiana Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay of 1973, Title IX (1972 Education Amendments), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act and any other applicable Federal or State nondiscrimination law. 

Policy #3.4 – MCSC Policy Manual

Compliance Officer:  Dr. Reid Amones, Director of Personnel

   Telephone 219-650-5315

   E-mail: ramones@mvsc.k12.in.us



•    The Corporation Compliance Officer is responsible for coordinating the Corporation’s efforts to comply with and fulfill its responsibilities under Section 504 and Title II of the ADA.  A copy of Section 504 and the ADA, including copies of their implementing regulations, may be obtained from the Corporation Compliance Officer.

Policy #3.43 – MCSC Policy Manual

Parent Right Sec. 504 Handout

Compliance Officer: Dr. Danny Lackey, Director of Diversity and Student Support/McKinney-Vento Liaison 

   Telephone 219-650-5300

   Email:  dlackey@mvsc.k12.in.us



•    The Compliance Officer will be available during regular school/work hours to discuss concerns related to unlawful harassment, to assist students, other members of the School Corporation community and third parties who seek support or advice when informing another individual about “unwelcome” conduct, or to intercede informally on behalf of the student.

•    Types of harassment included:  Bullying, sexual, race/color, religion, national origin, disability.

Policy #3.42 – MCSC Policy Manual

Compliance Officer:  Dr. Reid Amones, Director of Personnel

   Telephone 219-650-5315

   E-mail: ramones@mvsc.k12.in.us



•    All public records of the Board of Education shall be available to citizens for inspection at the Administration Office after reasonable notice.

Board Policy #8.89 – MCSC Policy Manual

Compliance Officer: Mr. Nick Brown, Superintendent

   Telephone 219-650-5300

   Email:  nick.brown@mvsc.k12.in.us



•    Each year the Superintendent shall provide public notice to students, and their parents of the Corporation’s intent to make available, upon request, certain information known as “directory information.”  The Board designates as student “directory information”: student's name, parents' names and their home and work telephone numbers, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, height and weight of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, awards received, motor vehicle description (including license plate number, hair and eye color, race, sex date of birth, height, weight, grade level and other similar information.

Board Policy #5.47– MCSC Policy Manual

Compliance Officer: Dr. Dexter Suggs, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction

   Telephone 219-650-5300




•    Each year the Superintendent shall inform parents and staff members of the corporation's pest control policy at the time of student registration at the beginning of the school by separate memorandum or as a provision in the student handbook.

Board Policy #8.821-MCSC Policy Manual

Compliance Officer:  TBD, Director of Maintenance

     Telephone: 219-650-5309






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