Butler County School System Vision & Mission Statement
TO FULFILL THE VISION:
Education without boundaries
Students without limits
We will provide a safe caring environment were students are challenged to learn, encouraged to develop their potential, and prepared to succeedTO FULFILL THE MISSION BUTLER COUNTY SCHOOLS WILL:
|Equal Education Opportunity Statement
It is the policy of the Butler County Board of Education that no person will be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, disability, sex, religion, national origin / ethnic group, or age.
In accordance with the provisions of the regulations of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, provisions of the regulations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Butler County Board of Education has adopted a grievance procedure and appointed a responsible coordinator. The coordinator is Mr. Wayne Boswell, Equity Coordinator. Mr. Boswell's office is at the system Central Office, 215 Administrative Drive, Greenville, AL 36037; telephone 334-382-2665.
Students of all races are encouraged to participate in all extracurricular programs. Sponsors or coaches are available to answer question concerning the programs / activities.
|Gifted Education (GE)
In the Butler County School System, gifted students may be found within any race, ethnicity, gender, economic class, or nationality. In addition, some students with disabilities may be found to be gifted. The Butler County Board of Education shall prohibit discrimination against any student on the above basis with respect to participation in the Gifted Education program.
Regular meetings of the Board of Education are held on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00pm at the Board of Education Office, 211 School Highlands Road, Greenville, AL. The meetings are open to the public. For more information contact the Board of Education at 334-382-2665.
|Possession of a Gun
Warning: Possession of a gun in a school zone is a violation of federal law. A violation could result in a $5,000.00 fine and / or five (5) years in a federal prison. Federal Gun-Free School Zone Act of 1990.
|Title I Public Choice Plan
Pursuant to certain federal law, students attending Butler County Schools have an opportunity to transfer between schools. However, this is a limited choice.
Pursuant to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, students who attend a school that is identified for improvement should be given the opportunity to transfer to a school that is not identified for improvement, if parents request such a transfer. The LEA is providing parents/legal guardians with this opportunity as an option. This is not mandatory and parents do not have to participate unless they think it is right for their child.
The LEA will promptly notify parents of the system’s Public School Choice Plan through the system’s website, the dedicated TV channel, and letters to parents of students in schools that have been identified for improvement by the state.
Under federal law, first priority must be given to the lowest achieving, lowest income students. Achievement will be based on the student’s score on the statewide assessment program and income will be based on a student’s eligibility for free or reduced meals. Based on these limitations, transfers will be allowed for students meeting these criteria from their current school that is identified for improvement by the state to an accepting school that is not identified by the state for improvement until the first day of November of the current school year.
If a parent/legal guardian decides that they want their child to transfer, the parent/legal guardian must complete a form, which is available at the Butler County Board of Education, on or before the deadline of the first day of November of the current school year. The LEA will inform the parent/legal guardian if the transfer has been approved or not within 10 working days. If the transfer is not approved, the student will remain enrolled at their current school.
If the transfer is approved, the student will have free busing, if the parent so request, from the current school to the accepting school for as long as the current school does not make adequate yearly progress on the statewide assessment program standards. The LEA will not provide free busing to the accepting school if the current school improves and starts meeting state standards.
Student Incident Reports
2009-10 Student Incident Report Summary
2008-09 Student Incident Report Summary