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We are pleased to announce that Mrs. Mindy Kidd has accepted the position of Principal at Constellation Schools: Westpark Community Middle School, effective August 1, 2014.
Mrs. Kidd has been with our organization for six years most recently at our Constellation Schools: Mansfield Community Schools. She has demonstrated strong educational leadership and brings a passion for collaborative environments. She recognizes the importance of partnering with our parents to ensure the educational success of their children.
Mrs. Kidd is committed to the mission, vision and values of our organization. We are certain you will find her positive energy creates a culture where students thrive and parents are welcomed as critical partners in the success of their child’s education.
Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Kidd to her new position.
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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.
Westpark Community Middle 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 Westpark Community Middle prepares 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.
Westpark Community Middle 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.