• Annual Notices of Legal Rights of Parents and Students

    Notice of Rights Concerning Student Education Records Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) 

    The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students 18 years of age or older (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the student's education records. These rights are:

    The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day the school receives a request for access. Parents or eligible students should submit, to the principal (or appropriate school official), a written request that identifies the records you wish to inspect. The school official will make arrangements for access and notify you of the time and place where the records may be inspected.

     

    The right to request an amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate, misleading or otherwise in violation of the student’s rights under FERPA. Parents or eligible students who wish to ask the school to amend a record should submit a written request to the principal (or appropriate school official) that clearly identifies the part of the record you want changed and specifies why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the school decides not to amend the record as requested, the school will notify you of the decision and advise you of your right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to you when you are notified of the right to a hearing.

     

    The right to provide written consent before the school discloses personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.  One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials who need the records in order to fulfill a professional responsibility to the school district.  A school official is: (i) a person employed by the school as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); (ii) a person serving on the School Board; (iii) a person or company with whom the School has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, therapist, or cloud computing service provider); or (iv) a parent, student, or other volunteer serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.  Upon request, the school discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll, or is already enrolled if the disclosure is for purposes of the student’s enrollment or transfer. Additionally, disclosure can be made without consent to a caseworker or other representative of a state or local child welfare agency or tribal organization authorized to access a student’s case plan, if such agency is legally responsible for the care and protection of the student.  A record of disclosures of the education records will be maintained.  Parents and eligible students have the right to inspect and review the record.  

     

    The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the School District to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The office that administers FERPA is the Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-5901.

     

    Notice of Rights Concerning the Disclosure of Student Directory Information to Certain Recipients and Military Recruiters 

    Federal law gives parents and students 18 years of age or older ("eligible students") certain rights with respect to the student's education records, including an obligation to obtain written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from a student’s records. However, under the law, Pitt County Schools may disclose directory information about your child unless you notify your child’s school in writing that you do not want such information disclosed. Pitt County Schools has designated the following as “directory information”: student’s name; parents’ names; address; e-mail address; telephone number; photograph; date and place of birth; major field of study; dates of attendance at Pitt County Schools; grade level; enrollment status; diplomas, honors and awards; school most recently attended; participation in officially recognized activities and sports; weight and height of members of athletic teams; and other information not generally considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed.

    The primary purpose of directory information is to allow Pitt County Schools to include information in school publications such as web pages, yearbooks, honor roll or other recognition lists, graduation programs and sports activity sheets. Directory information can also be disclosed to outside organizations without your prior written consent. Outside organizations include, but are not limited to, companies that manufacture class rings or publish yearbooks.

    In addition, two federal laws require local education agencies (LEAs) receiving assistance under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to provide military recruiters, upon requests, with three directory information categories—student names, addresses, telephone numbers—unless parents or eligible of age or older have advised the LEA that they do not want information disclosed without their prior written consent.

     

    If you are a parent or eligible student and do not want Pitt County Schools to disclose (1) some or all of the directory information listed above to all or certain recipients without your prior written consent or (2) do not want Pitt County Schools to disclose a student name, address, and telephone number to military recruiters, you must notify the principal of the student’s school in writing within fifteen school days of the start of the school year (or by the fifteenth school day after enrollment if a student enters after the start of the academic year). If you have students in more than one school, you must notify the principal of each school that your children attend. A written notification that you wish to opt out is valid for the current school year only and may be given in the form of (1) your own letter to the principal of the school that you or your student attends OR (2) completing an opt out form that can be accessed on the Pitt County Schools’ website under Parents & Students > Directory Information or by request to your school for a paper copy.

     

    Notice of Rights Under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment 

    The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) affords parents and students 18 years of age or older or emancipated students (“eligible students”) certain rights regarding schools conducting surveys, collecting and using information for marketing purposes, and certain physical exams.  These include the right to:

     

    CONSENT: Parents and eligible students must give written consent before students are required to submit to a survey that concerns one or more of the following protected areas (“protected information survey”) if the survey is funded in who or in part by a program of the U.S. Department of Education:

    1. Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or student's parent(s);
    2. Mental or psychological problems of the student or student's family;
    3. Sexual behavior or attitudes;
    4. Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, and demeaning behavior;
    5. Critical appraisals of others with whom students have close family relationships;
    6. Legally recognized privileged relationships such as lawyers, doctors, ministers;
    7. Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or student’s parent(s); or
    8. Income (other than that required by law to determine eligibility for participation in a program or for financial assistance under a program).

     

    RECEIVE NOTICE: Parents and eligible students have the right to receive notice and an opportunity to opt out of any of the following:

    1. Any other protected information survey, regardless of funding;
    2. Any non-emergency, invasive physical exam or screening that is (1) required as a condition of attendance, (2) administered by the school or its agent and scheduled in advance, and (3) not necessary to protect the immediate health and safety of a student. Exceptions to this notice requirement include hearing, vision, or scoliosis screenings, or any physical exam or screening permitted or required under State law; and
    3. Any activities involving the collection, disclosure, or use of personal information obtained from students for marketing purposes or for purposes of selling the information or otherwise distributing the information to others.

     

    1. INSPECT: Parents and eligible students have the right to review, upon request and before its administration or use, any of the following:     

     

    1. Protected information surveys;
    2. Instruments used to collect personal information from students for any of the above marketing, sales, or other distribution purposes; and
    3. Instructional material used as part of the educational curriculum.     

    Pitt County Schools has developed and adopt policies regarding these rights and will notify parents and eligible students of its policies annually at the start of each school year and after any substantive changes.

    Pitt County Schools has developed policies, in consultation with parents, regarding these rights, as well as arrangements to protect student privacy in the administration of protected information surveys and the collection, disclosure or use of personal information for marketing, sales or other distribution purposes. Pitt County Schools will directly notify parents of these policies at least annually at the start of each school year and after any substantive changes are made. Pitt County Schools will directly notify, such as through U.S. mail or email, parents of students who are scheduled to participate in the specific activities or surveys noted below and will provide an opportunity for the parent to opt his/ her child out of participation of the specific activity or survey. Pitt County Schools will make this notification to parents at the beginning of the school year if the District has identified the specific or approximate dates of the activities or surveys at that time. For surveys and activities scheduled after the school year starts, parents will be provided reasonable notification of the planned activities and surveys listed below and an opportunity to opt their child out of such activities and surveys. Parents will also be provided an opportunity to review any pertinent surveys. The following is a list of the specific activities and surveys covered under this requirement:

    1. Collection, disclosure or use of personal information for marketing, sales or other distribution;
    2. Administration of any protected information survey not funded in whole or in part by ED; and
    3. Any non-emergency, invasive physical examination or screening as described above.

    Parents who believe their rights have been violated may file a complaint with: Family Policy Compliance Office U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20202-5920.

     

    Notice of Rights Regarding Access to Teacher Qualifications Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 2015 

    Pursuant to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (also known as the Every Student Succeeds Act or ESSA), Pitt County Schools is required to notify parents of children in all Title I schools that they have the right to request and receive timely information on the professional qualifications of their children’s classroom teachers.  At a minimum, if a parent requests it, Pitt County Schools must report:

    1. Whether the student’s teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
    2. Whether the student’s teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived;
    3. Whether the teacher is teaching in a field or discipline of the certification of the teacher;
    4. Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

    In addition, if a child is assigned to or taught by a teacher who is not “highly qualified” for four or more consecutive weeks, the parents must receive a timely notice.  Requests for information about a teacher’s qualifications may be directed to Pitt County Schools’ Department of Human Resources (252-830-4242).

     

    Notice of Rights Regarding Title IX, Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination 

    As required by Title IX and the Educational Amendments of 1972, 20 USC § 1681 et seq and its implementing regulations, 34 CFR Part 106, the Pitt County Board of Education gives notice that it does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender in admission or access to the programs, services, or activities of the Pitt County Schools or in any aspect of operations.  Additionally, the Pitt County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of gender in its hiring or employment practices.  Any inquiries regarding compliance with Title IX should be reported to Pitt County Schools’ Title IX Coordinator or the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights:

     

    Pitt County Schools Title IX Coordinator

    Office of Civil Rights

    Director of Student Services

    Karen Harrington

    1717 W 5th Street

    Greenville, NC 27834

    252-695-7925

    Post Office Box 14620

    Washington, DC 20044 – 4620

    (202) 208-2545

    OCR.DC@ed.gov

     

    In addition to gender, the Pitt County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, pregnancy, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, genetic information or veterans’ status in its policies, programs, activities, admissions or employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups as required by law.  Inquiries or complaints should be directed to Pitt County Schools’ Director of Student and Community Services or to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights using the contact information provided above.

    Additional resources, including the Pitt County Board of Education’s policies in this area can be found at https://www.pitt.k12.nc.us/domain/198.

     

    Notice of Rights Regarding the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and Child Find 

    Pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), Pitt County Schools must provide special education services to children residing in the school district who have been diagnosed with or are suspected to have mental, physical, or emotional disabilities and who are unable to benefit from a regular school program without special assistance.  In accordance with Section 1502 of IDEA, Pitt County Schools conducts an annual child find to identify children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21, who reside in the school district, including children who may attend private schools or religious schools or who are homeschooled, who are in need of special education and related services.  If you or a child you know may qualify for such assistance, please contact Virginia Gaynor, Exceptional Children’s Program Director, at 1717 W Fifth Street, Greenville, NC 27834 or call (252) 695-7989 for additional information.

     

    Notice of Rights Regarding Section 504 

    Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibit discrimination against any individual on the basis of a disability.  Any person who has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities; has a record of such an impairment; or is regarded as having such an impairment may qualify for a 504 Plan. A disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities such as performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working. A major life activity also includes the operation of a major bodily function, including but not limited to, functions of the immune system, normal cell growth, digestive, bowel, bladder, neurological, brain, respiratory, circulatory, endocrine, and reproductive functions. If a student has a medical condition or other physical or mental impairment that creates a substantial limitation on a major life activity, he/she may be eligible for accommodations and/or modifications to allow for equal access to the educational environment.  For more information, please call or set up an appointment with the Section 504 contact at your child’s school.  The Section 504 Coordinator for the Pitt County Schools is Karen Harrington, Coordinator of Student Services, who can be contacted at 1717 W Fifth Street, Greenville, NC 27834 or by phone at (252) 695-7925.

     

    Notice Regarding Physical Restraint and Seclusion of Students (Procedure 4302-P) 

    Principals, teachers, substitute teachers, voluntary teachers, teacher assistants, and student teachers may use reasonable force in the exercise of lawful authority to restrain or correct students and to maintain order; provided, however, that the use of corporal punishment is not permitted.

    The Superintendent is authorized and directed to promulgate such administrative regulations and procedures as may be appropriate for the implementation of this policy and as may be appropriate for compliance with relevant federal and state laws.

    Any employee, as provided herein, shall enjoy the full faith and support, including legal representation, of the Board of Education in the proper application of this policy, except for any action not in compliance with this policy and any and all administrative regulations and procedures pursuant thereto.

    Nothing herein contained shall be construed to repeal, abrogate, amend or otherwise change any other duly adopted policy or administrative procedure of the Pitt County Schools.

    Section 115C-391.1 of the North Carolina General Statutes defines the permissible use of restraint and seclusion in the public schools.  Nothing in it modifies the rights of school personnel to use reasonable force as permitted under Section 115C-390.3 of the North Carolina General Statutes or modifies the rules and procedures governing student discipline under Article 27 of Chapter 115C of the North Carolina General Statutes. 

    Physical Restraint: Physical restraint of students by school personnel shall be considered a reasonable use of force when used in the following circumstances:

    1. As reasonably needed to obtain possession of a weapon or other dangerous object on a person or within the control of a person
    2. As reasonably needed to maintain order or prevent or break up a fight
    3. As reasonably needed for self-defense
    4. As reasonably needed to ensure the safety of any student, school employee, volunteer, or other person present; to teach a skill; to calm or comfort a student; or to prevent self-injurious behavior
    5. As reasonably needed to escort a student safely from one area to another
    6. If used as provided for in a student’s IEP or Section 504 Plan or Behavior Intervention Plan
    7. As reasonably needed to prevent imminent destruction to school property or another person’s property

     

    NOTE: Except in the above circumstances, physical restraint of students is prohibited. Physical restraint shall not be considered a reasonable use of force when used solely as a disciplinary consequence.

     

    Mechanical Restraint: Mechanical restraint of students by school personnel is permissible only in the following circumstances:

    • When properly used as an assistive technology device included in the student’s IEP or Section 504 Plan or Behavior Intervention Plan or as otherwise prescribed for the student by a medical or related service provider
    • When using seat belts of other safety restraints to secure students during transportation
    • As reasonably needed to obtain possession of a weapon or other dangerous object on a person or within the control of a person
    • As reasonably needed for self-defense
    • As reasonably needed to ensure the safety of any student, school employee, volunteer, or other person present

     

    NOTE: Except as set forth above, mechanical restraint including the tying, taping, or strapping down of a student is prohibited and shall not be considered a reasonable use of force.

    Seclusion: Seclusion of students by school personnel may be used in the following circumstances:

    1. As reasonably needed to respond to a person in control of a weapon or other dangerous object
    2. As reasonably needed to maintain order or prevent or break-up a fight
    3. As reasonably needed for self defense
    4. As reasonably needed when a student’s behavior poses a threat of imminent physical harm to self or others or imminent substantial destruction of school property or another person’s property
    5. When used as specified in the student’s IEP, Section 504 Plan or Behavior Intervention Plan AND
      • The student is monitored while in seclusion by an adult in close proximity who is able to see and hear the student at all times;
      • The student is released from seclusion upon cessation of the behaviors that led to the seclusion or as otherwise specified in the student’s IEP or Section 504 Plan;
      • The space to which the student is confined has been approved for such use by the local education agency;
      • The space is appropriately lighted;
      • The space is appropriately ventilated and heated or cooled; AND
      • The space is free of objects that unreasonably expose the student or others to harm.

     

    NOTE: Except in the above circumstances, the use of seclusion is prohibited. Seclusion shall not be considered a reasonable use of force when used solely as a disciplinary consequence.

    Isolation: Isolation is permitted as a behavior management technique provided that:

    • The space used for isolation is appropriately lighted, ventilated, and heated or cooled
    • The duration of the isolation is reasonable in light of the purpose of the isolation
    • The student is reasonably monitored while in isolation
    • The isolation space is free of objects that unreasonably expose the student or others to harm

    Time Out: Nothing in the above guidelines is intended to prohibit or regulate the use of timeout as a behavior management technique in which a student is separated from other students for a limited period of time in a monitored setting.

    Aversive Procedures: Aversive procedures are prohibited. They are defined as a systematic physical or sensory intervention for modifying the behavior of a student with a disability which causes or may reasonably be expected to cause significant physical harm, serious, foreseeable psychological impairment, or obvious repulsion on the part of observers who cannot reconcile extreme procedures with acceptable standard practice.

    Notice and Reporting: Notice of these requirements will be provided annually to parents in the Parent/Student Handbook and to employees in the Employee Handbook.

    School personnel shall promptly notify the principal or principal’s designee of (1) any use of aversive procedures, (2) any prohibited use of mechanical restraint, (3) any use of physical restraint resulting in observable physical injury to a student, and (4) any prohibited use of seclusion that exceeds ten minutes or the amount of time specified on a student’s Behavior Intervention Plan.

    A principal or principal’s designee with personal knowledge or actual notice of one of the above events shall promptly notify the student’s parent or guardian and provide the name of a school employee with whom the parent or guardian can discuss the incident. The school shall provide the parent or guardian with a written report within a reasonable time, but in no event later than 30 days after the incident.

    Non-Retaliation: No local board of education or employee of a local board of education shall discharge, threaten, or otherwise retaliate against another employee regarding that employee’s compensation, terms, conditions, location, or privileges of employment because the employee made a report alleging a prohibited use of physical restraint, mechanical restraint, aversive procedure or seclusion unless the employee knew or should have known that the report was false.

    No Cause of Action: According to NCGS 115C-391.1(k), nothing in the permissible use of seclusion and restraint law shall be construed to (1) create a private cause of action against any local board of education, its agents or employees, or against any institutions of teacher education or their agents or employees, or (2) to create a criminal offense.

     

    Notice of Rights Regarding Students with Diabetes 

    Section 115C-375.3 of the North Carolina General Statutes requires that schools develop and implement individual care plans for students with diabetes upon parent/guardian request. Additional information is available at www.diabetesnc.com, www.nchealthyschools.org, or at your local school.

     

    Notice of Rights Regarding Students with Asthma or Severe Allergies 

    NCGS 115C-375.2 allows for possession and self-administration of medication for students with asthma (inhalers) or students with severe allergies who are subject to anaphylactic reactions (epinephrine), if parents provide the required written information to the school.  Additional information is available at your school or from the school nurse.

     

    NOTICE REGARDING INFLUENZA, HPV, MENINGOCOCCAL MENINGITIS, CERVICAL CANCER, CERVICAL DYSPLASIS, AND AVAILABLE VACCINES

     

    Sections 115C-375.4 and 115C-47(51) of the North Carolina General Statutes mandate that schools provide parents with information about meningitis, influenza, HPV, cervical cancer, cervical dysplasis, and their vaccines at the beginning of every school year.  

    Influenza: Influenza, commonly called “the flu,” is a respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses and can be easily spread to others.  Symptoms of the flu include fever, headache, extreme tiredness, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, and muscle aches.  Other symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, are much more common among children than adults.

    There is a vaccine that prevents the flu.  It is recommended because flu can lead to other serious illnesses and even death in young children, older adults, and vulnerable people of all ages.  The ideal time to obtain a flu shot is in the fall.  Good health habits such as frequent hand washing, avoiding close contact with people who are sick, and covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing may also help prevent the spread of illnesses like the flu.

    Meningococcal Meningitis: Meningococcal Meningitis is a form of bacterial meningitis that is a rare but potentially fatal infection that can cause severe swelling of the fluid around the brain and spinal cord.  The disease is spread from person to person through the air or by contact with saliva, usually through close, personal contact with an infected person.  Symptoms progress rapidly and may resemble flu.  They can include fever, headache, stiff neck, nausea, vomiting, confusion, sleepiness, and sensitivity to light.  Some people may also develop a rash, mainly on their arms and legs.

    A safe and effective vaccine is available to protect against four of the five most common types of meningitis.  Studies have shown that certain college students are especially at risk and that a high percentage of cases in college students can be prevented with the vaccination.

    Human Papillomavirus: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus that is spread to another person by skin-to-skin contact in the genital area. Many people get HPV and do not have symptoms but can spread the virus to others.  HPV is most common in young women and men who are in their late teens and early 20’s. Some types of HPV can infect a woman’s cervix and can cause cervical dysplasia which leads to cancer over time if not treated.

    The only sure protection against HPV infection is lifelong abstinence or a monogamous relationship with an uninfected partner.  However, a new vaccine can now protect females and males (ages 9 to 26) from four major types of HPV which can lead to cervical cancer and genital warts.  The vaccine is given as a series of three shots over six months and is recommended for all 11 and 12 year old girls and boys and all males and females 13-26 years of age who did not receive it when they were younger.

    Talk with your physician or the local health department for additional information about these illnesses and the available vaccines.   Other resources include:

     

    Cervical Cancer and Cervical Dysplasis: Information on these diseases and their vaccines can be found at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac. Those without internet access may contact a school nurse or the Pitt County Health Department for more information.

     

    NOTICE OF RIGHTS REGARDING REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND SAFETY EDUCATION PROGRAM

     

    Beginning in 7th grade, the North Carolina Standard Course of Study for health and physical education classes includes curricula related to prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, including Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS); avoidance of out-of-wedlock pregnancy; and reproductive health and safety education. Pitt County Schools’ policy requires that this instruction follow the state-mandated curriculum.  Pursuant to Section 115C-81.30 of the North Carolina General Statutes, parents may review materials that will be used to provide this instruction in the school’s Media Center.  We also encourage you to talk with your child about the topics covered.

    If you do not want your child to participate in this instruction, you should notify your principal in writing of your decision.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your principal or your child’s health and physical education teacher.

     

    NOTICE TO STUDENTS IN GRADES 9-12 REGARDING

    LAWFUL ABANDONMENT OF A NEWBORN BABY

    Section 115C-47(52) of the North Carolina General Statutes requires that students in grades 9-12 receive information annually on the manner in which a parent may lawfully abandon a newborn baby with a responsible person in accordance with Section 7B-500 of the North Carolina General Statutes.   

    Safe Haven Law: A parent of a newborn baby, up to 7 days old, can leave their unharmed baby with anyone on duty at a hospital, health department, or community health clinic under North Carolina’s Safe Haven Law.  The parent can also leave the baby with an on-duty law enforcement officer (sheriff or police), social services worker, or certified EMS worker (fire station or emergency services station).  The baby will get needed medical care and be placed for adoption.  The parent can remain anonymous (does not have to give name or other information).  The purpose of the law is to save babies and protect parents who do not know how to cope with a new baby.

     

    NOTICE OF RIGHTS REGARDING HOMELESS STUDENTS

    For information concerning the educational rights of homeless students, please consult Board Policy 4125.  The Homelessness Education Liaison for Pitt County Schools is Cassandra Campbell, Lead School Social Worker, who can be contacted at (252) 830-3578.

     

    NOTICE OF RIGHTS REGARDING

    THE ASBESTOS HAZARD EMERGENCY RESPONSE ACT (AHERA)

     

    In 1986, Congress passed the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) as part of the Toxic Substance Control Act.  AHERA requires schools to “ensure that workers and building occupants, or their legal guardians, are informed at least once each school year about inspections, response actions, and post-response action activities, including periodic re-inspection and surveillance activities that are planned or in progress as well as the availability of the AHERA Management Plan[s] for public review.” 40 CFR Section 763.84(c).

    Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral and has been used in building materials for many years.  Unless it is disturbed or damaged, it poses no health risk.  As required by AHERA, Pitt County Schools facilities have been inspected to identify the type, quantity, and location of asbestos containing materials (ACM), if any, in each facility.  Whether or not a facility contains ACM, an AHERA Management Plan has been developed for each Pitt County Schools facility.

    Each facility’s AHERA Management plan contains documents of the initial AHERA inspection, 6-month periodic surveillances, triennial re-inspection reports, employee training, and operations and maintenance procedures.  If you have questions regarding an AHERA Management plan or would like to access a copy of a plan, you may contact Mike Whitford, Safety Coordinator, at (252) 753-2313.  Copies of AHERA Management plans are also available online at https://www.pitt.k12.nc.us/Page/253.

     

     

    NOTICE OF RIGHTS CONCERNING USE ANY NON-EXEMPT PESTICIDE ON

     SCHOOL GROUNDS PURSUANT TO SECTION 115C-47(47) OF THE NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL STATUTES

    Section 115C-47(47) of the North Carolina General Statutes gives parents the right to request notification of any non-exempt use of pesticides on school grounds. Additional information is available at https://www.pitt.k12.nc.us/Page/5172.  Parents who wish to receive notification of non-exempt pesticide use or a pre-notice list of chemicals used on school grounds, should notify the principal of their student’s school.

     

    NOTICE REGARDING MOMENT OF SILENCE POLICY

     

    Through its Policy 3330, the Pitt County Board of Education has directed that a moment of silence be observed at the beginning of each day in all schools in the system in order to foster an environment conducive to learning. Policy 3330 can be accessed by requesting a copy from your child’s school or online:  https://www.pitt.k12.nc.us/cms/lib/NC01001178/Centricity/Domain/198/3330%206.6.2016.pdf.