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Public Participation Meeting Notice
Public Participation Meeting Notice: Constellation Schools: Puritas Community Elementary School receives federal funding through the Special Education - IDEA (Part B) grant to assist with the education of student with disabilities, ages 3 through 21. Community members who would like to learn about how the school plans to spend its federal IDEA funds are welcome to attend and provide comment during our public hearing to be held on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at the Constellation Schools: Puritas Community Elementary located at 15204 Puritas Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44135. If you are unable to attend, you may contact and provide comment to Meg Colwell, Principal of Constellation Schools: Puritas Community Elementary School for information about the schools usage of its federal IDEA funds.
Federal Court Instructs Ohio Districts to Post Information for Parents Concerning Data Release
A U.S. District Court has ordered that 2013-2014 school year records from the Ohio Department of Education’s Educational Management Information System be turned over to Disability Rights Ohio as part of an ongoing lawsuit.
Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, families of students whose data will be released must be notified and given the opportunity to object. The court is instructing all local education agencies to post notice about this opportunity to object on their district websites and in a central location, accessible to the public, in each building that is open to the public.
A copy of the notice – which includes instructions on how parents may object to the data release – can be found here. The court must receive objections no later than Sept. 12.
Students' names, addresses and social security numbers are not part of the information to be released. Ohio is one of only three states that do not allow their departments of education to collect this data, to protect student privacy.
Data to be released for each student include student ID number, school name, grade, gender, race, age and disability category. The records also reveal student performance on the state’s Ohio Achievement Assessments and Ohio Graduation Tests, as well as tests related to Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Student suspensions and expulsions also are listed.
The data is subject to a protective order, which means Disability Rights Ohio cannot publicize it.
Constellation Schools: Puritas Community Elementary recognized as a
School of Promise.
Constellation Schools: Puritas Community Elementary 3rd Grader really know how to interview Channel 5 Weather Man, Jason Nicholas.
They ask all the tough questions. Great Job!
We all shop for groceries, sometimes two or three times a week –- or more. Now turn those shopping trip into easy cash forPuritas, and encourage friends to do the same! Just look for the Box Tops logo on hundreds of products like Cheerios®, Hamburger Helper® and Kleenex®, in almost every aisle of the store. All you need to do is clip and send them to your school’s Box Tops coordinator —- each one is worth 10¢.
Puritas Community Elementary is one of the Constellation Schools, where we focus on student academic excellence, promote good character, and ensure small class sizes. Our schools prepare students to become successful, well rounded, life-long learners.
An education at Constellation Schools Puritas Community Elementary starts during the early years of kindergarten, where we begin to prepare our students to become life-long learners by developing their academic foundation and providing them with the tools to be successful in their future endeavors. Here, your child will be among small classes where they are instructed by dedicated, state-certified teachers who utilize new textbooks, current technology, and creative teaching methods to integrate Character Education throughout the state-approved curriculum.
Puritas Community Elementary sets high standards for all students based upon and above the Ohio Academic Content Standards. In addition, our school offers parents a real opportunity to be involved in the education of their child by creating a learning community where teachers, parents, and students work together to ensure academic success for all students.
All Constellation Schools are public schools with no tuition. They are privately run, proud leaders of Ohio’s charter schools, offering a choice in education for thousands of Ohio’s families.
Use the links at left to find out more about our school, our curriculum, and how to enroll your child.