Policies and Fees

Policies and Fees

First Day of School - August 15th, Wednesday


Hanover Public School Linn Public School
August 1st from 1pm to 6pm August 1st 12pm to 7pm
August 2nd from 9am to 3pm August 2nd 8am to 4pm

USD 223 2018-19 District Calendar

School Lunch Program - All schools in USD 223 participate in the school lunch and breakfast program. Price are subject to change. District Meal Policy Charge.

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Lunch Prices Breakfast Prices
Elementary K-6 $2.65 Elementary K-6 $1.60
Jr/Sr High $2.95 Jr/Sr High $1.80
Adults $3.75 Adults $2.35
Extra Milk $0.35  

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications
We encourage families to apply for Child Nutrition Program Benefits. This program helps determine funding for different school programs. All information is kept confidential.


Fee Structure for 2018-19

Textbook/Technology K-12 $50 Athletic Fee $20 per sport per student
St Johns 7/8 Textbook/Tech. $40 FCCLA $15
Vo-Ag 9-12 $20 FBLA Sr High $15  Jr High $10
Art 9-12 $20 FFA $15
Woods 9-12 $20
Summer Drivers Ed $100  


Student Handbook and Agreements
Student Handbook
Student Network Agreement

Student Forms
Bullying Incident Report
Sports Physical Form  

School Closing Information
Inclement Weather Bulletin

USD #223 Board of Education Policy
Drug-Free Schools and Student Conduct Policy(JDDA)
Homeless Students(JBCA)
Inoculations Policy(JGCB)
Racial Harassment Policy(JGECA)
Weapons Policy(JCDBB)
Bullying Policy (JDDC) 
Emergency Safety Interventions (GAAF)

 Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights andPrivacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federallaw that protects the privacy of student education records. The lawapplies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program ofthe U.S. Department of Education.
FERPAgives parents certain rights with respect to their children's educationrecords. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reachesthe age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Studentsto whom the rights have transferred are "eligible students."
Parentsor eligible students have the right to inspect and review the student'seducation records maintained by the school. Schools are not required toprovide copies of records unless, for reasons such as great distance,it is impossible for parents or eligible students to review the records.Schools may charge a fee for copies.
Parentsor eligible students have the right to request that a school correctrecords which they believe to be inaccurate or misleading. If the schooldecides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student thenhas the right to a formal hearing. After the hearing, if the schoolstill decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible studenthas the right to place a statement with the record setting forth his orher view about the contested information.
Generally,schools must have written permission from the parent or eligiblestudent in order to release any information from a student's educationrecord. However, FERPA allows schools to disclose those records, withoutconsent, to the following parties or under the following conditions (34CFR § 99.31):
 o School officials with legitimate educational interest;
 o Other schools to which a student is transferring;
 o Specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes;
 o Appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student;
 o Organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the school;
 o Accrediting organizations;
 o To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena;
 o Appropriate officials in cases of health and safety emergencies; and
 o State and local authorities, within a juvenile justice system, pursuant to specific State law.
Schoolsmay disclose, without consent, "directory" information such as astudent's name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth,honors and awards, and dates of attendance. However, schools must tellparents and eligible students about directory information and allowparents and eligible students a reasonable amount of time to requestthat the school not disclose directory information about them. Schoolsmust notify parents and eligible students annually of their rights underFERPA. The actual means of notification (special letter, inclusion in aPTA bulletin, student handbook, or newspaper article) is left to thediscretion of each school.

The Board of Education of USD 223, Barnes, Kansas on this date, July 1,1985, hereby provides assurance of compliance with Title IX of theEducational Amendments of 1972, and that no person in USD 223 shall be,on the basis of sex, excluded from participating in, denied the benefitsof, or subjected to discrimination under any educational program ofactivity.
The Superintendent of Schools, USD 223, Washington County, Kansas, ishereby designated to coordinate the school district's efforts to complywith Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Americans withDisabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, TitleVI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and to investigate non-compliancecomplaints.
A grievance procedure and form for students, employees and districtpatrons is developed as follows: (1) The aggrieved party, whereapplicable, will present his grievance to the building principal wherethe student attends, the employee is employed, or the patron feels thatthere is reason for grievance.  (2) If the building principal cannotsatisfactorily explain circumstances and resolve the grievance, he shallso state on the proposed grievance form.  (3) The aggrieved willpresent the grievance to the designated employee who will then have 45days from receipt of the grievance.  (4) The aggrieved party will haveten days in which to notify the superintendent of the aggrieved party'sdesire to appeal the superintendent's decision of the Board ofEducation. (5) The board of education will have 45 days in which toinvestigate and provide a written answer to the aggrieved.

In keeping with P.L. 94-469, USD 223 wishes to inform you that there is asbestos present in some of the buildings of USD 223.

Sexual harassment will not be tolerated in the school district.  Sexualharassment of employees or students of the district by board members,administrators, certified and support personnel, students, vendors, andany others having business or other contact with the school district isstrictly prohibited.  For further information refer to Board Policy.  (GAAC and JGEC)

It is the policy of the board to encourage regular attendance at schoolby all students.  Regular attendance contributes not only to theprobability of scholastic success but also to the development ofattitudes of consistent performance, which will carry over into adultlife.
All building principals are authorized to report truancies as requiredby law.  Parents or guardians will be notified of each unexcused absenceand excessive absences will result in a parent conference.

Good school discipline is essential if learning is to take place. Students are expected to assume their share of responsibility inmaintaining an atmosphere conducive to good learning.  Disruptivebehavior is not tolerated.  Detention periods may be provided andprincipals are authorized to use probation where better discipline willbe served.  Specific policies have been adopted concerning suspensionand expulsion.

Each student will be encouraged to achieve the highest academic level inline with his or her abilities.  As a barometer of progress, periodicreports will be issued to parents.  Parents will be informed of studentsfailing to make satisfactory progress.  Teachers are urged to makereports of students making satisfactory progress.  Letter grades (A, B,C, D, F) are used in grades 1 through 12 at the Hanover AttendanceCenter and 3 through 12 at the Linn Attendance Center.
Classroom teachers professional qualifications can be requested from theteachers or on the district website on the teachers webpage.  Ifparents have concerns about their child being taught by a highlyqualified teacher they can refer to the district website teacher pagesor contact the district office.    
The policy of the district is to encourage and assist each student toprogress in a way that is consistent with his or her best level ofacademic, social, and emotional maturity.  The teacher will alwaysconsult with the parents, counselor, and principal when making all suchdecisions, although the final decision rests with the principal.


In giving homework and assignments, teachers are encouraged to giveprimary consideration to each child's individual needs and abilities. The purpose of homework is to help the student prepare for the next dayor to extend and enrich what has been learned previously.
It is the policy of the schools that most work in primary grades be donein the classroom.  As  students progress towards junior and seniorhigh, increasing amounts of homework are assigned.

USD #223 does not provide insurance for students or athletes.  Parentsare encouraged to purchase insurance prior to the beginning of theseason.  By USD #223 membership in KSHSAA, catastrophe insurance isprovided, but this has a large deductible clause and covers only thosecases in which lifetime disability results.  USD #223 does offervoluntary student accident insurance for students to purchase.  Pleasecontact building administrations for more information.   


A full range of special educational services are provided through theTwin Lakes Educational Cooperative to area school districts.  Otherservices are provided to the hearing and visually impaired, mentallyhandicapped, the physically handicapped, to those with personal andsocial adjustment problems, the learning disabled, and to the gifted. Older students receive vocational training as well.
Steve Joonas, Director (785)632-3176 (Clay Center)

The guidance and counseling services of the district are available toall secondary students.  The program is designed to meet the individualneeds of students and assists students in formulating vocational andoccupational goals.  The program also provides personal guidancecounseling to students when necessary.  Two school counselors areemployed along with school psychologist services.  The district also hasaccess to a social service consultant and a chemical abuse preventionspecialist.