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lb r ;% 2 ,he Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana September 4, 199 r' Back to school " II Briefly Persons willing to substitute teach sought E'ch year various Catholic schools need to complete a list- ing of wailable teachers who hold a valid Indiana teaching li- cense or Indiana substitute certificate who will serve as substi- tutes. The Office of Education at the Catholic Center attempts to match the needs of the schools with those teachers indicating the willingness to substitute. Anyone who is interested in applying for substituting should contact the Office of Education, 4200 N. Kentucky Ave., Evansville, Ind. 47711, or phone 424-5536 or 1-800-637-1731 ' Diocesan schools comply with privacy act Catholic schools in the Diocese of Evansville comply with *the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act by releasing cer- tain directory information. Directory information consists of name, address, phone, state and dale of birth, major field of study, the participation in officially recognized activities and athletics, weight and height, date of attendance, award(s) re- ceived, honor roll and other pertinent information. Parents who object to the release of any of the above infor- mation must write to the principal requesting their children not be included in any appropriate listing. The written request must be submitted within 15 days of the beginning of school. Catholic schools require immunizations Effective Aug. 1, 1980, Public Law 150, Acts of 1980, amends Indiana Code 20-8, 1-7-10 to require immunization of all children enrolled in a school. Previously, only those children en- rolling for the first time were required to be immunized. Now all children must be immunized, and by siate law, children must furnish written proQf of immunization by the first day of school. Catholic schools do not discriminate Students of other religious faiths are welcome to attend Catholic schools. Catholic schools in the Diocese of Evansville do not dis- criminate on the basis of color, sex, age or location of national origin. Schools to use new mathematics texts Following the annual adoption cycle recommended by the Indiana Department of Education, students in the diocese will be using new mathematics books and materials this fall. A new committee will now begin meeting to work on the curriculum adoption for the next school year. This process is done during the school year prior to the adoption year. The committee will determine which science and health books and materials will be used in the 1993-94 school year. In 1989, the diocese started adopting the same texts and ma- teria!s for all of the schools in each of the curricular areas. This ,allows for greater consistency inprograms offered and an easier transition in the event of a transfer of students from one school another. In-service opportunities are also much easier to pro- ide for teachers when working with one publishing mmpany. $I I I Id,. Ci Most schools in the Diocese of Evansville participate in the federal lunch program for stu- dents, dry The following are family size and income criteria for determining eligibility for free and re- Sc duced-priced meals for children unable to pay the full price of meals and milk served under the e q National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. The following household size and income criteria will be used to determine e, ligibility. Children from families whose income is at or below the levels shown are eligible for free or mn )ea figt Lre C aaa ;on Ihe liv par tak de] t)b ba t dre Ch anl Ull anl an arc to! pe pe pr tic 19 fo in ial IS,, be In e I11 reduced price meals. Application forms have been sent to all homes with a letter to parents or guardians. To apply for free or reduced price meals, households should fill eta the form and return it to the school. Additional copies of the application form are available at the princi- pal's office in each school. Households should answer all ques- tions on the form. An application Income Eligibility Guidelines Effective July 1, 1992 to June 30, 1993 FREE MEALS REDUCED MEALS Household Size ANNUAL MONTH WEEK ANNUAL M()N'I'tt WEEK 1 8,853 738 171 12,599 1,050 243 2 11,947 996 230 17,002! 1,417 327 3 15,041 1,254 290 21,405 t 1,784 412 4 18,135 1,512 349 25,808 2,151 497 5 21,229 1,770 409 30,211 2,518 581 6 24,323 2,027 468 34,614 2,885 666 7 27,417 2,285 528 39,017 3,252 751 8 30,511 2,543 587 43,420 3,619 835 For each ad- ditional family which does not contain memberadd +3,094 .+258 +60 +4,403 +367 +85 ! all of the following infor- mation cannot be processed by the school: 1) The total household income and the amount and source of income received by each household member (such as wages, child support, etc.) or the household's food stamp case number if the household is on food stamps; 2) Names of all house- hold members, 3) Social security numbers of all household members 21 years of age or older, or the word "none" for any adult household member who does not have a social security number; and 4) The signature of an adult household member. The information provided is confidential and will be used only for the purpose of deter- mining eligibility and verifying data. Applications may b.e verified by the school or other offi- cials at any time during the school year. If children are approved for free or reduced price meal benefits, the household must report to the school increases in household income of over $50 per month or $600 per year and de- creases in household size. Households may apply for benefits at any time during the school year. If a household is not currently eligible but has a decrease in household income, an increase in household size or if a household member becomes unemployed, the household should fill out an application at that time. In certain cases foster children are eligible for these benefits regardless of the household's income. If a household has foster children living with them and they wish to apply for free or reduced price meals for them, the household should contact the school for more information. The applications will be reviewed by the determining official and eligibility determined. Parents or guardians dissatisfied with the ruling of the official may wish to discuss the decision with the determining official on an informal basis. The household also has a right to a fair hear- ing. The policy on file at each school contains an outline for hearing procedures. This may be reviewed by any interested party. " In the operation of Child Feeding Programs, no child will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap. If any members of a household believe they have been discriminated against, they should Write immediately to the Secretary of Agri- culture, Washington D.C. 20250. 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