General Information and Policies
What You Need to Know
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
occured during pandemic-related closures and distance learning, and how GVA plans to move forward and provide extra instructional support for our students.
Title IX Information
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:
5720 State Rd, Parma, OH 44134
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)