Commerce Public Schools

NOTICES

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

Under the requirements of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Section 1112(c)(5)(B), Title I educational stability provisions take effect on December 10, 2016. By such date, each school district shall have a Foster Care Plan and Point of Contact developed and disseminated to all stakeholders.

Commerrce Public School District Foster Care Plan is available for viewing on our district website under Board of Education > Policies > FD Student Residency 20161212, Commerce Public School District Foster Care Plan 20161209. Mr. Steve Moss has been designated as our point of contact.

 

USDA NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Revised: 10/26/2015

 

Athlete/Parent/Guardian Sudden Cardiac Arrest Symptoms and Warning Signs Information Sheet

 

CO Wellness Policy 20150112

 

Date:                           March  13, 2015
To:                               Parents and Guardians of 6th, 7th, or 10th Grade Students
From:                           Commerce Public Schools
Re:                              AIDS Prevention Education Curriculum and Materials Inspection

Commerce Public Schools will conduct presentations, concerning the curriculum and materials that will be used for AIDS prevention education, for the parents and guardians of 6th, 7th, or 10th grade students.  The presentations will be given on Wednesday, April 22nd, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., in the middle school science room for 6th and 7th grades and on Thursday, April 23rd, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., in the high school Family and Consumer Sciences Room for 10th grade.

6th  and 7th grade students will be given AIDS prevention education instruction on March 23, 2015, and 10th grade student will be given AIDS prevention education instruction on April 30, 2015, utilizing this curriculum and materials. Instructors are Brian Simmons, Middle School Science Teacher, Kristy Moudy, Middle School Counselor, Crystal Bolles, High School Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher, and Carol Kimbrough, from the Ottawa County Health Department.

No student shall be required to participate in AIDS prevention education if a parent or guardian of the student objects in writing to such participation.

Parents needing additional information may contact Jack Kelley at Commerce Middle School (918-675-4101) or Jim Buttram at Commerce High School (918-675-4343) between 7:50 a.m. and 3:20 p.m.

 

School Report Cards 2013-2014

Commerce Public Schools A-F Report Card 2012-2013
Alexander Elementary School A-F Report Card 2012-2013
Commerce Middle School A-F Report Card 2012-2013
Commerce High School A-F Report Card 2012-2013

 

Parental Notice

Since this school district receives Title I funds, the No Child Left Behind Act requires us to provide you with notice that you may request the following information about the professional qualifications of your child's classroom teachers.

   1.       Whether the teacher has met state qualifications for the grade levels and subject areas taught.

   2.       Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status.

   3.       The baccalaureate degree of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the subject area(s) of the certification or degree.

   4.       Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals, and, if so, their qualifications.

If you request the above-listed information, we are required to provide the information in a timely manner.  If we hire a teacher who is not highly qualified and the teacher teaches your child for four or more weeks, we are required to provide you notice that your child has been taught by a teacher who is not highly qualified.

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

All having a claim against the Commerce Public School District are notified that all invoices and required documentation pertaining to an approved purchase order for services rendered or goods or materials delivered pursuant to that purchase order must be recorded with the encumbrance clerk of the district on or before the 30th day of September, 2015, covering all debts now unpaid and incurred during the period of the prior fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2014, and ending on June 30, 2015, or the claim upon which the invoice or purchase order is based shall be void and forever barred.

Trish Price
District Encumbrance Clerk

 

NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

The Commerce Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Jim Buttram, Coordinator
420 Doug Furnas Boulevard
Commerce, Oklahoma 74339-3122
(918) 675-4343

 

In accordance with No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation, Commerce Public School District's 2009-2010 No Child Left Behind Act Annual Report Card is provided to inform parents and the public of student performance and program effectiveness is available at the following link.

http://apps.sde.state.ok.us/apireports/APIreports2010/58I018.PDF

This report, which presents academic Performance Index (API) scores and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) determinations, along with student achievement results for math and reading meets all the statutory requirements of the No Child Left Behing Act.

 

Each year the Commerce School District is mandated by Federal Law to coordinate a search and find effort to locate potential special education students. If you are aware of a child living in the Commerce School District who may have a handicapping condition, please contact:

Trevor Brough
Director of Special Services
Commerce Public Schools
601 East 6th Street
Commerce, Oklahoma 74339
(918) 675-4336

 

Important Information for Parents About Meningococcal Disease and Meningococcal Vaccines from the Oklahoma State Department of Education and the Oklahoma State Department of Health