Zeeland Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, height, weight, marital status, handicap, disability or limited English proficiency in any of its programs or activities. The following office has been designated to handle inquires requiring the nondiscrimination polices: Human Resources, 616-748-3014.
FAMILY EDUCATION RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA)
To read a helpful summary of this federal privacy law regarding children's education records, click HERE.
Any individual from birth through age 25 who is suspected of having a disability and is not receiving public education is encourage to phone the Special Education office at 616-748-3012. Parents and others may phone on behalf of children. The individual must be a resident of the Zeeland Public Schools district and not have graduated from high school.
DETERMINING SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITIES (SLD)
To read about the process used to determine the existence of a specific learning disability, click HERE.
INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM (IEP) DEVELOPMENT PROCESS
The Michigan Department of Education has created a web page to explain the IEP process. Click HERE.
LOCAL OFFICE OF THE MICHIGAN PARENTAL INFORMATION AND RESOURCE CENTER (PIRC) IS IN HOLLAND
The purpose of PIRC is to help public school districts implement successful and effective parental involvement policies, programs, and activites that will lead to improvements in student academic achievement. The MIchigan PIRC office serving Zeeland Public Schools is located at 11172 Adams Street, Holland, MI, 49423. The director is Deanna Depree. She can be reached at 616-396-7566, extension 116. To learn more about PIRCs, visit this site created by the U.S. Department of Education. For a detailed explanation of the program, we suggest you download Engaging Parents in Education, an 80-page document outlining lessons from five Parental Information and Resource Centers.
PEST PROGRAM IN PLACE
Zeeland Public Schools’ maintenance and custodial departments use nontoxic techniques whenever possible to eradicate insects and other pests. However, pesticides may be applied as a spot treatment, only as a last resort. As a parent, you have the right to be notified prior to any pesticide application made to school buildings and grounds. In certain emergencies, pesticides may be applied without prior notice, but you will be notified following any such application.\ If you wish to be notified, please send a letter that includes your name, your student’s name, address, and phone number to:
ZPS Facilities Office
P.O. Box 110,
Zeeland, Mi 49464.
Zeeland Public Schools has conducted an extensive asbestos survey of our buildings as required by law. To view this survey, please call 616-748-3010.