Weber High School

Civil Rights Disclosure

Equal Educational and Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of the Weber School District and Weber High School to provide equal educational and employment opportunity for all individuals. Therefore, the District and Weber High School prohibit all discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status. This policy extends to all aspects of the District’s and Weber High School’s educational programs, as well as to the use of all District facilities, and participation in all District-Weber High School’s sponsored activities.

Civil Rights Complaint Procedure
Complaints of discrimination should be filed with the individual’s principal or supervisor and/or with the District Compliance Officer according to the provisions of the Weber School District Civil Rights/Section 504 Grievance Procedure. If the complaint is against the principal or supervisor, the complaint may be filed directly with the District Compliance Officer.

The individuals who have been designated to monitor and coordinate the District’s compliance with Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and all other applicable State and Federal civil rights laws, may be reached at the following address and telephone numbers:
ADA (Employment Issues) Coordinator

Weber School District
5320 Adams Ave. Parkway
South Ogden, Ut 84405
tel: (801) 476-7800
Kevin Sederholm

ADA (Student Issues) /504 Coordinator
Weber School District
5320 Adams Ave. Parkway
South Ogden, Ut 84405
tel: (801) 476-7873
Lori Rasmussen

Title IX Compliance Coordinator
Civil Rights/Sexual Harassment
Weber School District
5320 Adams Ave. Parkway
South Ogden, Ut 84405
tel: (801) 476-7876
Bill Grilz

Title IX Compliance Coordinator
Gender Based Discrimination in Athletic Programing
Weber School District
5320 Adams Ave. Parkway
South Ogden, Ut 84405
tel: (801) 476-7876
Bill Grilz

Discrimination complaints should be reported as soon as possible, but no later than 90 days after the incident(s) in order to be effectively investigated and resolved.

Accommodations for Individuals With Disabilities
In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Weber School District and Weber High School will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Students, parents, or employees needing accommodations should contact their school ADA/504 Coordinator, principal or supervisor. Or you may contact the District ADA Coordinator, Marilyn Runolfson (801-476-7884), for parent or employee accommodations; or 504 Director, Lori Rasmussen, (801-476-7873) for student accommodations.

Civil Rights/Section 504 Grievance Procedure

Local Procedure
Step 1: A written grievance signed by the complainant shall be submitted to the appropriate Coordinator. The Coordinator shall further investigate the matters of grievance and reply in writing to the complainant within 10 business days.
Step 2: If the complainant wishes to appeal the decision of the Coordinator, she/he may submit a signed statement of appeal to the Superintendent of Schools within 10 business days after receipt of the Coordinator’s response. The Superintendent shall meet with all parties involved, formulate a conclusion, and respond in writing to the complainant within 10 business days.
Step 3: If the complainant is not satisfied, she/he may appeal through a signed statement to the Weber School Board of Education within 10 business days of her/his receipt of the Superintendent’s response in step 2. In an attempt to resolve the grievance, the Board will meet with the concerned parties and their representative within 40 days of such an appeal. A copy of the Board’s disposition of the appeal shall be sent to each party within 10 business days of this meeting.

Federal Procedure
The complainant may file a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at any time before, during, or after the local grievance procedure. The contact information for the office is as follows:

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-1100
(800) 421-3481, TTD (877) 521-2172

Safe and Orderly Schools
It is the policy of the Weber School District and Weber High School to promote a safe and orderly school environment for all students and employees. Criminal acts or disruptive behavior of any kind will not be tolerated and any individual who engages in such activity will be subject to school disciplinary action as determined by school administrators, District disciplinary action as determined by the Student Services Director, police referral and/or prosecution. In determining appropriate discipline, school officials will consider the totality of the circumstances, including the severity of the offense, as well as the individual’s age, disability status, intent, academic status, and prior disciplinary record.

Extracurricular Activities
Participation in interscholastic athletics, cheerleading, marching band, student government, student clubs, graduation ceremonies, and other extracurricular activities is not a constitutionally protected civil right. Therefore, students who are suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, or expelled, may lose the privilege of participation in all extracurricular activities during the period of discipline and will not be afforded due process procedures to challenge the denial of participation.

Students may be suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, expelled, referred for police investigation, and/or prosecuted for engaging in any physical or verbal aggression, intimidation, initiation, or discrimination of any school employee or student or school-related activity regardless of location or circumstance, including but not limited to bullying, hazing, or sexual, racial, ethnic, religious or disability-related harassment.

Search and Seizure
School officials have the authority to search a student’s person, personal property, or vehicle while located on school property or at a school sponsored activity, when they have reason to believe that the search will turn up evidence that the student has violated or is violating a particular law or school rule.
Students have no right or expectation of privacy in school lockers. School lockers are the sole property of the Weber School District and Weber High School. Periodic inspections of lockers, including the use of drug detecting canines, may be conducted by school authorities for any reason at any time, without notice, without student consent, and without a search warrant.

Compulsory Education Requirements
A parent or legal guardian having custody over a school-age minor is required under State law to enroll and send a school-age minor in a public or established private school during the school year in the district in which the minor resides. The process of education requires continuity of instruction, class participation and study. Frequent absences from classes disrupt the instructional process. Parents/guardians are encouraged to work with the school in promoting regular attendance of all students.

Rights Under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment
The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) affords parents certain rights regarding the use of surveys or other school activities which may involve the collection or use of protected information. These include the right to:

Consent before students are required to submit to a survey that concerns one or more of the following protected areas:
[a] Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or student’s parent;
[b] Mental or psychological problems of the student or student’s family;
[c] Sexual behavior, orientation or attitudes;
[d] Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior;
[e] Critical appraisals of others with whom respondents have close family relationships;
[f] Legally recognized privileged relationships, such as with lawyers, doctors, or ministers;
[g] Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or parents; or
[h] Income, other than as required by law to determine program eligibility.

Receive notice and an opportunity to opt a student out of activities involving collection, disclosure, or use of personal information obtained from students regarding any of the protected information areas.

Inspect, upon request and before administration or use of:
[a] Protected information surveys designed to be administered to students; and
[b] Instructional material used as part of the educational curriculum.

Weber School District has policies in place to protect student privacy as required by both state and Federal law. Weber High School will directly notify you of the specific or approximate dates of activities which involve the collection or use of protected information, and provide an opportunity to opt your student out of participating in such activities.

Parents who believe their rights have been violated may contact the school’s administration or file a complaint with:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-5920
(202) 260-3887

Informal inquires may be sent to FPCO via the following email address: .

Religious Expression In Public Schools
In compliance with existing federal and state law regarding religion and religious expression in public schools, the District or school may neither advance nor inhibit religion. It is the District’s policy to:
(1) allow students and employees to engage in expression of personal religious views or beliefs within the parameters of current law, and

(2)maintain the schools official neutrality regarding sectarian religious issues according to the constitutional principle of separation between church and state.

Rights Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records. They are:
(1) The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the District receives a request for access.
Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The principal will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
(2) The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate or misleading.
Parents or eligible students may ask Weber School District to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the school principal, clearly identifying the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading.
If the District decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the District will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.
(3) The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.

One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interest. A school official is a person employed by the District as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the School Board; a person or company with whom the District has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.

A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.

(4) The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the District to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA are:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
600 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-4605

NOTE: Personal information about students, known as “directory information”, can be made public. This information may include a student’s name, address, telephone number, email address, photographs, date and place of birth, grade level, awards, honors and other information typically found in school yearbooks, athletic programs, honor rolls or class/school contests. If parents do not wish this information to be made public, the school must be contacted within 15 days of this notice. Any parents who have concerns regarding photographs or videos of students in activities or events should contact the principal. Additionally, federal law requires that the district/school provide military recruiters with three directory information categories - names, addresses and telephone numbers – unless parents have advised the school that they do not want such information disclosed without their prior written consent.

Weber School District recognizes that the number of students with food allergies has been steadily increasing. Common food allergies include milk, eggs, wheat, soy, fish, peanuts and tree nuts such as pine nuts, pecans, and Brazil nuts.

As a district it is our goal to create a safe environment for students who have food allergies by developing model guidelines to be followed throughout the entire school, including classrooms, cafeterias, computer labs and school playgrounds. Family and Consumer Science (FACS) teachers in the secondary schools will take reasonable precautions when food is prepared in classes where students with allergies are present. The district’s goal is to help your child feel comfortable and safe in the school setting while learning how to manage their own food allergy long term. Students and classmates will have the knowledge to assist in monitoring situations.

District Guidelines

The class change application forms must be completed with all required signatures. Sometimes this process also requires a conference with an administrator, the drop teacher, the student, parents and the counselor.

The class change application must be turned in to the counselor and the required $10.00 class change fee paid prior to any class changes taking effect.

Students will have 2 days from the date of the request (not 2 A or 2 B days) to get the required teacher and administrator signatures. Failure to return the completed paperwork within that time frame will result in the forfeiture of the class change request.

The class change will only be considered if there is room in the class being requested. Do not ask counselor’s to overload a class. Do not ask the teacher to overload his/her class.

Class changes will not be considered after the first 2 A days or 2 B days of the semester. This is adequate time for a student to know if the class in question will be agreeable.

No teacher to teacher switching in the same academic discipline will be considered. For instance, one science teacher to another one.

If the change is approved, all work missed in the new class is required to be made up. It’s not excused because a change is done!

No changes are made at midterms as this is 4 ½ weeks into the quarter.

We cannot accommodate teacher requests. The class loads are balanced.

Reminder: Only a ‘P’ (pass) or ‘F’ (fail) grade can be earned for AP Contract, math lab or any aid class. Students can have an aid class on their schedule for only one period.  

  • Clothing worn at school must be modest and not distracting
  • Clothing must be size appropriate:
    • No extremely tight revealing clothing
    • No excessively saggy or baggy clothing
    • No exposed underwear
  • Pajamas:
    • No pajama bottoms, tops or other sleepwear
  • Shirts, tops, and dresses:
    • Sleeves must cover the ball of the shoulder and armholes must be snug fitting.
    • No low backs, deep scooped necklines, exposed cleavage, or see-through or semi-  transparent materials
    • Midriff or bare back must not be exposed when involved in normal school activities such as walking, sitting, bending over a desk, raising hand, etc.
  • Shorts, skirts, and dresses:
    • Shorts, skirts, and dresses must extend to mid-thigh (finger-tip length when arm is fully extended).
    • A slit in a dress or skirt may not extend higher than just above the knee.
  • Layering clothing items does not change the school policy regarding skirt or dress length.  Leggings, tights, etc. are considered to be underwear.  They are, by nature, tight and revealing and considered to be inappropriate school attire when worn under shorts, skirts, or dresses which do not meet the mid-thigh guideline.
  • Accessories:
    • NO HEADGEAR (ie. hats, bandanas, sweatbands)
    • Potentially dangerous apparel items such as spiked clothing, large or long chains-8 inches or longer, or unsafe accessories will not be allowed.
    • Clothing, accessories, adornment or hairstyles which pose a significant distraction to learning or safety are not allowed. 
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Clothing will not be permitted that is sexually provocative, mutilated, displays offensive language or slogans, advertises substances a student cannot legally possess, or is gang related.
    • State health code requires that shoes be worn in school at all times.

Student dress expectations are encouraged at all times and will be consistently enforced during school hours from 7:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Disciplinary interventions for noncompliance may include:

  • Students may be sent home to change or asked to wear school provided T-shirts, etc. in order to meet dress code.
  • 1st Offense:  Warning with documentation on Discipline Tracker.
  • 2nd Offense:  Parent notification with documentation on Discipline Tracker.
  • 3rd Offense:  Parent notification by administration with documentation on Discipline Tracker and possible suspension.

Weber High School’s goal is to create an atmosphere of acceptance and safety. Sexual harassment, hazing or assault will not be tolerated at Weber High School to any degree or form. Unwanted verbal or physical advances exchanged among students are inappropriate behaviors and are in violation of the Civil Rights Act. Unwelcome sexual gestures or advances can have a negative impact on any/all individuals. It must be acknowledged that sexual harassment in our schools creates a hostile environment that compromises student’s educational, emotional, and behavioral lives. Sexual harassment shows disrespect for its victims, whether they are male or female. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOOD-NATURED, HARMLESS FUN AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT IS HOW IT MAKES THE OTHER PERSON FEEL, NO MATTER WHAT THE INTENT.

Any form of sexual harassment, student hazing*, assault, or bodily injury to another student or committing any act that degrades or disgraces any person will not be allowed 1) on school grounds; 2) off school grounds in connection with any school sponsored activity, function, or event; 3) during school provided transportation; 4) off school grounds even if not in connection with school activities if the offense resulted in disruption or distraction to the educational process, at school either before or after the fact.

Students who violate this policy may be:

  • Placed on a school performance contract
  • Suspended from school
  • Referred to the law enforcement agency or the District Office for safe school violation
  • Other administrative disciplinary actions as deemed appropriate for the infraction

*Includes initiations which require or coerce another student to do something they would not ordinarily do or conduct that subjects another to extreme embarrassment, shame or humiliation in order to gain acceptance or membership into an organization, team or group.