Dear Parents and Patrons,

Every year the Velva Public School District, in cooperation with the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, publishes an annual progress report on student achievement called the School District Profile. This profile is now available for your review. I encourage you to access and study this important information. This report demonstrates the progress our students are making in terms of our challenging academic standards.

You may access the School District Profile for the Velva School District on the Department of Public Instruction’s website at the following address www.dpi.state.nd.us/dpi/reports/profile/index.shtm. Simply select the Velva School District and the most recent year to access the various reports available. If you prefer, the staff at school or our central office will assist you and provide a printed copy to review.

Current School Board Members:

Lance Selzler (President)

Maria Effertz (Vice President)

Wes Halseth

Tonya Harden

Robert Kasowski

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the Velva Public School, District No. 1, does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, handicap or age in the educational programs or activities which it operates, and that it is required by Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 not to discriminate in such manner. This requirement not to discriminate extends to educational programs and activities, as well as to employment therein.

YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that inquiries concerning the application of Title VI and Title IX of this Part may be referred to Dave Schoch, the Superintendent, who has been designated as the person responsible for coordinating the efforts of the Velva Public Schools to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title VI and Title IX and this Part, including any investigation of complaints alleging noncompliance. The office address and telephone number of the coordinator is as follows: Velva Public Schools PO Box 179 Velva, ND 58790 (701) 338.2022.

Inquiries concerning the application of Section 504 of this Part may be referred to the Nancy Dockter, Elementary Principal, who has been designated as the person responsible for coordinating efforts of the Velva Public Schools to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Section 504 and this Part, including any investigation of complaints alleging noncompliance. The office address and telephone number of the coordinator is as follows: Velva Public Schools PO Box 179 Velva, ND 58790 (701) 338.2022.

Federal Law

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, and American Sign Language) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a complainant should complete a For AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, which can be obtained online, at https://www.ocio.usda.gov/document/ad-3027, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant's name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

MAIL:

US Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue SW

Washington DC 20250-9410

FAX: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442