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General Information and Policies

What You Need to Know

Annual School Report

ODE Report Card

Anti-Bullying Policy

Global Village Academy and the Board of Governors policy prohibit harassment, intimidation or bullying of any student on school property, on a school bus, or at school-sponsored events. Additionally a student(s) found responsible for harassment, intimidation, or bullying by an electronic act may incur the possibility of suspension.

Career Advising Policy

Now more than ever, students need to see a connection between what they are learning in the classroom and their future careers.  Ohio Law requires local boards of education to adopt a policy on career advising.

Suspension and Expulsion Policy

This policy sets out the procedures and requirements for the suspension and expulsion of students from GVA.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal privacy law that gives parents certain protections with regard to their children's education records, such as report cards, transcripts, disciplinary records, contact and family information, and class schedules.

Lead Abatement

Protect your family and home from lead hazards.

Parent Right to Know

You have the right to know about the teaching qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher in a school receiving Title I funds. The federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act requires that any local school district receiving Title I funds must notify parents that they may ask about the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teacher.

Positive Behavior 

Intervention (Supports, Seclusion, & Restraint)

This policy governs the use of positive behavioral methods and emergency safety interventions including seclusion and restraint. Any use of emergency safety interventions that does not meet the requirements set forth in the policy is prohibited.

Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment

The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) is a federal law that affords certain rights to parents of minor students with regards to surveys that ask questions of a personal nature.

Public School Choice and Supplemental Educational Services

There are choices for families when a school (public or private) is not working for their children.

John Peterson Scholarship Information

Autism Scholarship Information

Child Find Notice

The School must establish and implement procedures to identify, locate and evaluate children who need special education programs and services because of the child’s disability. This notice is to help find these children, offer assistance to parents, and describe the parent’s rights with regard to confidentiality of information that will be obtained during this process.

Missing Children

For helpful information and links about missing children please download the document attached.

Pick-up Authorization

Authorized individuals must pick up your child in person and may be requested to show valid photo identification (State ID, Driver License, Passport, etc.) to school staff. Your child will not be released to persons who fail to provide such identification upon request.  Submit the form below to the main office to authorize an individual other than the parent/guardians to pick up.  Each authorized person must be at least 18 years of age. 

Walk Home Permission

If you would like your children to walk home from school without adult supervision, please fill out the form below and submit it to the main office.  Students in K-5 will not be allowed to walk home without a parent-approved older sibling or adult.

Extended Learning Plan

Please see the attached document below for GVA's Extended Learning Plan.  This plan addresses the loss learning that occurred during pandemic-related closures and distance learning, and how GVA plans to move forward and provide extra instructional support for our students. 

Outdoor Recess Policy

Ideally, recess should take place outdoors on school grounds as weather, space, and safety permit. Shifting completely to indoor recess starting in a particular month and continuing to conduct recess indoors, regardless of the weather conditions, is not an acceptable practice. Please read our attached guidelines for outdoor recess.

Title IX Information

Non-Discrimination Policy

Global Village Academy 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 all designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:

GVA Title IX Coordinator:

Michael Migielicz

5720 State Rd, Parma, OH 44134

(216) 767-5956

Title IX Coordinator Training Information:

All materials used to train Title IX Coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, and any person who facilitates an informal resolution process.

(Click on each title to download)

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