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Student Handbook 2019-2020
Posted On:
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Updated information for students and parents
Related Files: APPROVED_19-20_STUDENT_HANDBOOK-NON_RED_2.pdf

Dear Students and Parents:


It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2019-20 school year. The main focus of our work during the summer has been a variety of safety upgrades in each building. Some of the safety additions will be immediately apparent when you enter an Ozark City School building while other improvements will not be so obvious. All of the changes have been made in an attempt to provide the most secure instructional environment possible.
Two School Resource officers will be assigned 100% to the City School System. These officers will assist school administrators in maintaining a safe and secure environment. The officers will also travel with most of our athletic teams to away events.
One significant change that has been made at the State and Federal level is how student absences will be recorded and tabulated. While an absence will still be classified as excused or unexcused, all absences will be counted in the student’s record. If a student is absent for more than 18 total days, they will be classified as a chronically absent student. This new concept for tracking student attendance will require the cooperation of students, parents, school officials and court officials. Obviously, if a student is ill, they do not need to be in school. However, parents are requested to schedule all appointments for times outside of the school day so needless absences do not accumulate for any student.
We look forward to another successful year in the Ozark School System. If you ever have questions about school system operations, please feel free to contact me at the school system central office.


Sincerely,

Dr. Rick McInturf
Superintendent