The U.S. Department of Education has new guidelines for collecting the data on race and ethnicity for public students and staff. The federal government, which requires all states to collect this information, has developed a new way to report ethnicity and race that includes new categories. Starting with the 2010-2011 school year, all schools will report student data to the U.S. Department of Education using these new categories.
There are two ways for parents to update the student data for the district. The first is to do the update in Skyward Family Access (located on the District Website under Parents). Parents will find the Ethnicity/Race update on the Student Homepage under General Information; just click on Ethnicity/Race, read the information provided by Mr. Fitzpatrick and then click on Validate Ethnicity and Race with the name of the student; complete the information and click on Save (please be sure to answer both questions).
The second way is to click here, print the form, fill in the blanks and checkmarks and send to your child's school (please be sure to answer both questions).