Annual Public Notice of Special Services and Programs
In accordance with federal and state regulations, Destinations Career Academy of Oregon (ORDCA) will provide an annual public notice to families informing them of the school's child find responsibilities, procedures involved in the identification of educational disabilities, and determination of students' service and support needs.
Families are encouraged to review the following information that describes these regulations. Information regarding the school's internal practices to comply with these will be available in the Annual Parent and Student Handbook.
Student Resource Coordinator
The Student Resource Coordinator works to help families in situations of crisis or experiencing hardship, in addition to supporting other areas of social-emotional need affecting student academic achievement. The Student Resource Coordinator works to remove barriers to education and serve as a liaison between families and school staff to provide a wraparound support approach focusing on the student and family needs. The Student Resource Coordinator responds to issues directly, by facilitating meetings and/or by coordinating services with outside agencies if necessary along with working with the family and student directly to provide support and seek community resources as able and needed.
McKinney-Vento/Special Services Liaison
Destinations Career Academy of Oregon (ORDCA) provides McKinney-Vento/Homeless[PDF] assistance and support for eligible families as defined below:
(A) Means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence...; and
1. children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals, or are awaiting foster care placement;
2. children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;
3. children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and
4. Migratory children who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are living in circumstances described in clauses (i) through (iii).
Children and youth are considered homeless if they fit both part A and any one of the subparts of part B of the definition above.
Foster Care Liaison
Under the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), all schools shall identify all students in foster care, have a foster care plan developed, and collaborate with the Child Welfare Agency. ESSA is focused on ensuring that each and every Oregon student graduates from high school college and career-ready with the support and opportunities they need to learn and thrive.
Section 504 Coordinator
Section 504 is a part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that prohibits discrimination based upon disability. Section 504 is an anti-discrimination, civil rights statute that requires the needs of students with disabilities to be met as adequately as the needs of the non-disabled are met.
Assistant Special Programs Academic Administrator
English Language Learner Teacher/Coordinator
If families require interpretation and/or translation services, they may contact Melissa Hausmann at email@example.com. Click www.translate.google.com to translate text to a language other than English.
Enrollment Dispute Process
If a dispute arises over school selection or enrollment, the student shall be immediately admitted to the school requested, pending resolution of the dispute.
The parent or guardian of the student shall be provided with a written explanation of the school’s decision regarding school selection, including the rights of the parent, guardian, or student to appeal the decision through the school’s discrimination complaint procedure.
The student, parent, or guardian shall be referred to the school’s liaison, who shall ensure the resolution process is carried out as expeditiously as possible. In the case of an unaccompanied student, the school’s liaison shall ensure the student is immediately enrolled in school pending the resolution of the dispute.