As directed by Chapter 102 of the Iowa Code, the Clear Lake Community School District has appointed a designated investigator responsible for the investigation of allegations regarding the abuse of students by school employees.

Categories of abuse are the following:

  1. Physical abuse by intentional infliction or injury or excessive force
  2. Sexual abuse by sexual offenses or misconduct or encouraging prostitution.

Level I Investigators
Sara Puttmann, Student and Family Services Coordinator
Email: sputtmann@clearlakeschools.org
Phone: 641-357-5288
901 South 14th Street
Clear Lake, Iowa 50428

Bethany Hythecker, School Nurse
Email: bhythecker@clearlakeschools.org
Phone: 641-357-5288
901 South 14th Street
Clear Lake, Iowa 50428

The Clear Lake Community School District has established policy of Equal Employment Opportunity with respect to race, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual preference, or national origin. The district has an established policy of taking affirmative action in recruitment, appointment, assignment, and advancement of women, minorities, and disability. The buildings have pamphlets that explain parents/guardians rights under Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990). Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires annual notifications of parents/students rights in identification, evaluation, and placement.

Inquiries regarding compliance with affirmative action, equal education opportunity, Section 504/ADA, and equity shall be directed to:

Equity Coordinator
Steve Kwikkel
Email: skwikkel@clearlakeschools.org
Phone: 641-357-6114
601 3rd Ave North
Clear Lake, Iowa 50428

Inquiries may also be directed, in writing, to:

State Office: Director of Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Des Moines, IA
Iowa Civil Rights Commission
Grimes State Office Building
400 E. 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0201
515-281-4121, 1-800-457-4416
Fax: 515-242-5840 

Federal Office: Director of Region VII Office of Civil Rights, Kansas City, MO
601 E. 12th St., S-1801
Kansas City, MO 64106
816-426-3294

These inquiries or complaints to the federal office may be done instead of, or in addition to, an inquiry or complaint at the local
level.

STUDENT BULLYING AND HARASSMENT CODE NO. 502.6
The school district is committed to providing all students with a safe and civil school environment in which all members of the school community are treated with dignity and respect. To that end, the school district has in place policies, procedures and practices that are designed to reduce and eliminate bullying and harassment as well as processes and procedures to deal with incidents of bullying and harassment when they occur. Bullying and harassment of students by other students, by school employees, and by volunteers who have direct contact with students will not be tolerated in the school district. Bullying and harassment include student-to- student, student-to- staff, staff-to- student, and staff-to-staff.

The school district prohibits harassment, bullying, hazing, or any other victimization based on real or perceived traits or characteristics, including but not limited to, age, race, sex, creed, color, national origin, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical attributes, physical or mental ability or disability, ancestry, political party preference, political belief, socioeconomic status, or familial status. Harassment against employees based upon the employee’s race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, age or disability is also prohibited.

This policy is in effect while students or employees are on property within the jurisdiction of the school district; while on school-owned and/or school-operated vehicles; while attending or engaged in school sponsored activities; and while away from school grounds if the misconduct directly affects the good order, efficient management and welfare of the school district.

If after an investigation a student is found to be in violation of this policy, the student shall be disciplined by measures which may include suspension or expulsion. If after an investigation a school employee is found to be in violation of this policy, the employee shall be disciplined by appropriate measures which may include termination. If after an investigation a school volunteer is found to be in violation of this policy, the volunteer shall be subject to appropriate measures which may include exclusion from school grounds. “Volunteer” means an individual who has regular, significant contact with students.

When looking at the totality of the circumstances, harassment and bullying mean any electronic, written, verbal or physical act or conduct toward a student which is based on any actual or perceived trait or characteristic of the student and which creates an objectively hostile school environment that meets one or more of the following conditions:

  • Places the student in reasonable fear of harm to the student’s person or property;
  • Has a substantially detrimental effect on the student’s physical or mental health;
  • Has the effect of substantially interfering with the student’s academic performance; or
  • Has the effect of substantially interfering with the student’s ability to participate in or benefit from the services,
    activities, or privileges provided by a school.

“Electronic” means any communication involving the transmission of information by wire, radio, optical cable, electromagnetic, or other similar means. “Electronic” includes but is not limited to communication via electronic mail, internet-based communications, pager service, cell phones, electronic text messaging or similar technologies. Harassment and bullying as set forth above may include, but is not limited to the following behavior/overt acts and or circumstances:

  • Repeated remarks of a demeaning nature;
  • Implied or explicit threats concerning one’s grades, achievements, property, etc.;
  • Demeaning jokes, stories, or activities directed at the student; and/or
  • Unreasonable interference with a student’s performance.

Sexual harassment of a student by an employee means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:

  • Submission to the conduct is made either implicitly or explicitly a term or condition of the student’s education or
    benefits;
  • Submission to or rejection of the conduct is used as the basis for academic decisions affecting that student; or
  • The conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with the student’s academic performance by creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive education environment.

In situations between students and school official, faculty, staff, or volunteers who have direct contact with students, bullying and harassment may also include the following behaviors:

  • Requiring that a student submit to bullying or harassment by another student, either explicitly or implicitly, as a term or condition of the targeted student’s education or participation in school programs or activities; and/or
  • Submission to or rejection of such conduct by a student is used as a basis for decisions affecting the student.

Any person who promptly, reasonably, and in good faith reports an incident of bullying or harassment under this policy to a school official, shall be immune from civil or criminal liability relating to such report and to the person’s participation in any administrative, judicial, or other proceeding relating to the report. Individuals who knowingly file a false complaint may be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.

Retaliation against any person, because the person has filed a bullying or harassment complaint or assisted or participated in a harassment investigation or proceeding, is also prohibited. Individuals who knowingly file false harassment complaints or give false statements in an investigation shall be subject to discipline by appropriate measures, as shall any person who is found to have retaliated against another in violation of this policy. Any student found to have retaliated in violation of this policy shall be subject to measures up to, and including, suspension and expulsion. Any school employee found to have retaliated in violation of this policy shall be subject to measures up to, and including, termination of employment. Any school volunteer found to have retaliated in violation of this policy shall be subject to measures up to, and including, exclusion from school grounds.

The district will promptly and reasonably investigate allegations of harassment. The building principal, Level I investigator, or designee will be responsible for handling all complaints by students alleging harassment.

It will also be the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the investigator and principals, to develop procedures regarding this policy. The superintendent will also be responsible for organizing training programs for students, school officials, faculty, staff, and volunteers who have direct contact with students. The training will include how to recognize harassment and what to do in case a student is harassed. It will also include proven effective harassment prevention strategies. The superintendent will also develop a process for evaluating the effectiveness of the policy in reducing bullying and harassment in the school district.

Board Policy 505.1 “Access to Confidential Student Records,” states that “Student records are reviewed and inappropriate materials removed annually.” Reviews will automatically occur when a student moves from Elementary School to Middle School and from Middle School to the Senior High School and when a student transfers out of the district. Those records not of permanent importance are destroyed annually at the beginning of the next school year or after graduation or discontinued attendance.
A homeless child is defined as a child or youth between the ages of 5 and 21 who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and includes a child or youth who is living on the street, in a car, tent, or abandoned building or some form of shelter not designed as a permanent home. A homeless child could be living with someone who is living in a community shelter facility or who is living with non-nuclear family members or friend who may or may not have legal guardianship over the child.

All children are entitled to an education in the public schools of Iowa free of personal payment of tuition from the age of five (5) until their graduation from an approved public high school or until they reach the age of 21. The Clear Lake Community School District wants to make every effort to identify homeless children and youth of school age within our communities, encourage their enrollment, and eliminate existing barriers to their receiving education which may exist for them. If you are aware of homeless children in our community or have any questions, please contact our designated coordinator:

Homeless/Foster Care Point-of-Contact
Sara Puttmann, Student and Family Services Coordinator
Email: saputtmann@clearlakeschools.org
Phone: 641-357-5288
901 S. 14th Street
Clear Lake, IA 50428

INTERNET SAFETY & ACCEPTABLE USE – CODE NO. 602.14
Internet is a collection of thousands of interconnected computer networks involving millions of users around the world. It is a collaboration of private, public, educational, governmental and industrial sponsored networks whose operators cooperate to maintain the network infrastructure. The smooth operation of the network relies upon the proper conduct of users who must adhere to strict guidelines which require efficient, ethical and legal utilization of the network resources.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR INTERNET APPROPRIATE USE
Internet service is provided to staff and students of Clear Lake Schools to enhance the academic environment and capacity for learning. The authority for appropriate use of Internet resources is delegated to the professionally trained and licensed staff employed by the school system. All staff will make every effort to guide and supervise students in the appropriate use of electronic resources.

INTERNET ACCESS
STAFF

  1. The network is provided for staff to explore educational topics, conduct research, and communicate with others. Communications over the network are often public in nature and therefore general rules and standards for professional behavior and communications will apply.
    1. Training in the proper and safe use of the Internet system (including proper online behavior in social networking websites, chat rooms, cyber bullying and response) will be provided to staff members who will then provide similar training to their students.
    2. All staff must sign and return the “Internet User Agreement” form.
    3. Electronic mail is not to be utilized to share confidential information.
    4. Staff members are expected to practice appropriate use of the Internet and violations may result in discipline up to and
      including dismissal.

STUDENTS
The network is provided for students as a source of information and a vehicle of communication. Independent access is provided to students who act in a considerate and responsible manner. Parental permission is required for minors (under 18 years of age). Access entails responsibility and is a privilege, not a right. Student usage of the internet is subject to monitoring by authorized staff.

  1. Internet access carries with it the potential to encounter information that may not be appropriate for students. On a global network, however, it is impossible to control all materials. Because information appears, disappears and changes it is not possible to predict or control what students may locate. The school district will continue to install Internet filter software, which will help block inappropriate sites, obscene material, pornography, or any material deemed harmful to minors in accordance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act.
    1. Cyberbullying or harassment of others by electronic communications is considered a disruption of the academic environment and, as such, it is not appropriate to originate or share such communications.
    2. Subject to staff supervision, technology protection measures may be disabled or, in the case of minors, minimized only for bona fide research or other lawful purposes.
    3. Parental authorization for student internet usage is automatically given upon registration in the Clear Lake Community School District unless the registration form is marked to deny such access.
    4. The Clear Lake Community School District supports and respects each family’s right to decide whether or not to apply for independent access for their children.

SERVICES
The Clear Lake Community School District makes no guarantees, whether expressed or implied, for the service it is providing and will it be responsible for any damages. This includes loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries, miss-deliveries or service interruptions. Clear Lake Community School District denies any responsibility for the accuracy or quality of information obtained through Internet services.

INTERNET SAFETY & ACCEPTABLE USE REGULATION – CODE NO. 602.14R – ALL USERS

  1. The Clear Lake Community School District reserves the right to access stored files. Network supervisors may examine communications in order to ascertain compliance with network guidelines for acceptable use. After notification to users, network supervisors may periodically clean out old accounts.
  2. Users will accept responsibility for reporting any misuse of the network to the network supervisor. Misuse can come in many forms, but is commonly viewed as any message(s) sent or received that indicate or suggest pornography, unethical or illegal solicitation, racism, sexism, inappropriate language, and other issues.
  3. Users should not use another individual’s account without written permission from that individual.
  4. Intentional access or transmission of any material in violation of any U.S. or state regulation is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, copyrighted materials, threatening or obscene materials, or material protected by trade secret. Use for commercial activities, product advertisement, or political lobby is prohibited.
  5. If a user gains access to any service via the Internet which has a cost involved, the Clear Lake Community School District will not be responsible for those costs. Responsibility for payment lies with the user (if 18 years or over) or with the user’s parent or guardian (if under 18 years).
  6. Users are forbidden from intentionally damaging or gaining unauthorized access to computers, computer systems, or computer networks.

NETWORK ETIQUETTE

  1. Users of the Internet may be allowed access to other networks which have their own sets of policies and procedures.
    It is the user’s responsibility to abide by the policies and procedures of these other networks.
  2. Users should adhere to on-line protocol:
    1. Respect all copyright and license agreements.
    2. Cite all quotes, references and sources.
    3. Only remain on the system long enough to get needed information.
    4. Apply the same privacy, ethical and educational considerations utilized in other forms of communications.
    5. Use appropriate communication – do not swear, use vulgarities or other inappropriate language, symbols or graphics.
    6. Do not reveal anyone’s personal address or phone number.
    7. Be brief in your messages.
    8. Use accurate and descriptive titles for your articles.
    9. Do not use the network in such a way that would disrupt the use of the network by others.
    10. Delete unwanted messages immediately.
    11. Always sign your name to messages.
    12. Read and act only on your own mail.
    13. Do not use others’ passwords.
    14. Do not trespass in others’ folders, work or files.
    15. Do not harass, insult or attack others.
  3. Messages relating to or in support of illegal activities may be reported to law enforcement agencies.
  4. The network shall not be used for personal financial or commercial gain.
  5. Activity which interferes with the academic atmosphere of the school (e.g. cyberbullying) is not allowed.

CONSEQUENCES

  1. Inappropriate use of the Internet will result in cancellation of the privilege to use the network. The network supervisor will
    deem what is inappropriate use and may close an account at any time as required.
  2. Any use who attempts to log-on to the Internet using an administrative account may be denied access to the Internet.
  3. Any uses identified as a security risk or having a history of problems with other computer systems may be denied access to the Internet.
  4. Vandalism will result in cancellation of privileges. Vandalism is defined as destruction of equipment or any malicious attempt to harm or destroy data of another user, Internet, or any other networks that are connected to the Internet backbone. This includes, but is not limited to, the uploading, downloading or creation of computer viruses. The user will also be responsible for payment of all damages incurred.
  5. Additional disciplinary action may be determined at the building level in line with existing practice.
  6. When applicable, law enforcement agencies may be involved.
  7. Due process will be followed as outlined in board policy under the Student Good Conduct Code Policy.

SERVICES
The Clear Lake Community School District makes no guarantees, whether expressed or implied, for the service it is providing and will it be responsible for any damages. This includes loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries, miss-deliveries or service interruptions. Clear Lake Community School District denies any responsibility for the accuracy or quality of information obtained through Internet services.

English Language Learning (ELL) students have unique needs in the area of language acquisition, not only in terms of social interaction and acceptance, but also for the mastery of the academic language necessary to succeed in the school setting. The level of English language proficiency varies from student-to-student, as does the length of time it takes for a student to reach proficiency in the English language. (For some students, it may take as long as seven-to-ten years to achieve true proficiency with regards to academic language.) As a district we are aware of this and are prepared to provide these students with the assistance, support, and instruction ended to achieve proficiency. Questions pertaining to ELL students should be directed to:

ELL Coordinator
Sally Duesenberg
Email: sduesenberg@clearlakeschools.org
Phone: 641-357-5288
901 S. 14th Street
Clear Lake, Iowa 50428

Recognizing that students with life threatening allergies attend our school, the Clear Lake Community School District will maintain a system-wide emergency plan for addressing life threatening allergic reactions and maintain an Individual Emergency Medical Plan (IEMP) for any student(s) whose parents/guardians, and physicians have informed the principal of the school in writing that the student(s) has a potentially life threatening allergy. Further, the District will utilize procedures to minimize the chance of a child experiencing a life threatening allergic reaction.

Procedure for Implementing Life-Threatening Allergy Policy

  1. Each student diagnosed with a life-threatening allergy and/or intolerance will be required to have their Health Care Provider (HCP) document the allergy/intolerance on the Disability/Medical Condition Statement for Foods Served through the School Nutrition Program form (504.13B)
  2. The school principal, in consultation with the school nurse, will be responsible for notifying classroom teachers, secretaries, associates, and other appropriate individuals and parents in classrooms where one or more students have a life threatening allergy. Based on the Health Care Provider’s information, notification will include an explanation of the severity of the health threat, a description of signs and symptoms to be aware of and a concise list of foods and materials to avoid.
  3. There will be designated table(s) for students and adults that bring cold lunches. Food allergy students will sit at the hot lunch tables.
  4. NO HOMEMADE TREATS OR FOOD ITEMS, for students, will be brought into our schools either by parents or staff. All treats must be commercially prepared and packaged for distribution with intact ingredient labels. Treats may be distributed by the classroom teacher for special occasions, such as birthdays or holiday parties. Classrooms with students who have life threatening allergies may have more specific guidelines depending on the type(s) of allergy.
  5. Food preparation and the use of food manipulatives will be allowed in academic curriculum with the principal’s and health care professional’s pre approval. An exception will be made for food preparation as related to the Individual Education Plan of individual student’s goals served in special education in PreK-12 grades.
  6. No items in the classroom will be stored in previously used food containers. (Peanut butter, jelly, or any other kind of jar).
  7. Visiting pets are prohibited in our schools. An exception will be made for service animals and approved classroom units involving animals as a part of a lesson or lessons.
  8. Whenever students travel on field trips, during the school day, the School Nurse will review the EHP with the student’s teacher(s). The Clear Lake Schools may restrict a child’s participation in a field trip “due to safety reasons which may include a possible and/or unavoidable life threatening situation”. Sack lunches will be purchased by the students through the school food service when required for a field trip. No other lunches will be allowed on the field trips.
  9. The School Lunch Program Director will receive copies of the Disability/Medical Condition Statement for Foods Served through the School Nutrition Program for those students with a food allergy/intolerance and will follow the written recommendations of the HCP.
  10. The Disability/Medical Condition Statement for Foods Served through the School Nutrition Program will be reviewed annually by the School Nurse with the student’s parents and HCP.
  11. The Clear Lake District will not allow any non-food allergen items in any building or property that may cause a life threatening situation. Medical documentation and an EHP are required. (ex: latex).
The migrant liaison is responsible for managing the state Migrant Education Parent forms. Questions regarding this should be directed to:

Migrant Liaison
Sally Duesenberg, Clear Creek Principal
Email: sduesenberg@clearlakeschools.org
Phone: 641-357-5288
901 South 14th Street
Clear Lake, Iowa 50428

Students enrolled in the Clear Lake Community School District shall have an equal opportunity for a quality public education without discrimination regardless of their race, religion, socioeconomic status, color, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, or disability.

The education program shall be free of such discrimination and provide equal opportunity for the participants as well as provide an awareness of the rights, duties and responsibilities of each individual as a member of a multicultural and nonsexist society. The education program shall foster knowledge of, respect and appreciation for, the historical and contemporary contributions of diverse cultural groups as well as men and women in society. Special emphasis is placed on Asian-Americans, African-Americans, American Indians, Hispanic Americans, European-Americans, and persons with disabilities. It will also reflect the wide variety of roles open to both men and women and provide equal opportunity to both sexes.

These inquiries or complaints to the federal office may be done instead of, or in addition to, an inquiry or complaint at the local level:

State Office: Director of Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Des Moines, IA
Iowa Civil Rights Commission
Grimes State Office Building
400 E. 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0201
515-281-4121, 1-800-457-4416
Fax: 515-242-5840

Federal Office: Director of Region VII Office of Civil Rights, Kansas City, MO
601 E. 12th St., S-1801
Kansas City, MO 64106
816-426-3294

Inquiries regarding compliance with equal education opportunity shall be directed to:

Clear Lake Administration Office
Attn: Title IX Compliance Officer
Clear Lake Community School District
1529 3rd Avenue North
Clear Lake, Iowa 50428
641-357-2181

Equal Education Opportunity Coordinator
Chris Murphy, High School Principal
Email: cmurphy@clearlakeschools.org
Phone: 641-357-5235
125 N. 20th Street
Clear Lake, Iowa 50428

It is the policy of the Clear Lake Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact:

Equity Coordinator
Steve Kwikkel, Middle School Principal
Email: skwikkel@clearlakeschools.org
Phone: 641-357-6114
601 3rd Ave North
Clear Lake, Iowa 50428

The notice may include: Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov

The Clear Lake Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following service areas:

  • Agriculture
  • Industrial Technology (Manufacturing)
  • Family Consumer Science (Hospitality and Tourism)
  • Business

It is the policy of the Clear Lake Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact:

Equity Coordinator
Steve Kwikkel, Middle School Principal
Email: skwikkel@clearlakeschools.org
Phone: 641-357-6114
601 3rd Ave North
Clear Lake, Iowa 50428

Public laws provide for the resolution of complaints brought by patrons, students, or staff of the school district toward any activities sponsored or undertaken by the school district.

Complaints will be investigated and resolved within ten (10) days of the receipt of same, unless exceptional circumstances exist. Where special circumstances exist, the resolution shall not exceed thirty (30) days.

The complaint is to be filed with the building administrator. In the event the complaint is not satisfied with the resolution at the building level, an appeal may be made to:

District Compliance Officer
Doug Gee, Superintendent of Schools
Email: dgee@clearlakeschools.org
Phone: 641-357-5235
1529 3rd Avenue North
Clear Lake, Iowa 50428

Iowa’s open enrollment law allows students residing in one student district to request transfer to another school district upon the parents’ request. Parents/guardians considering the use of the open enrollment option to enroll their children in another
public school district in the state of Iowa should be aware of the following dates:

  • March 1, 2017 – Last date for regular open enrollment requests for the 2017-18 school year.
  • September 1, 2017 – Last date for open enrollment requests for entering kindergarten students and students falling under the “good cause” definition for the 2017-18 school year.

A timeline waiver may be considered for those students falling under the “good cause” definition for the 2017-18 school year.

Parents/guardians of open enrolled students whose household income is at or below the federal poverty guidelines for household size are eligible for transportation assistance. This may be in the form of actual transportation or in the form of a cash stipend.

Parents should be aware that open enrollment may result in the loss of athletic eligibility for 90 school days. Parents have a right to appeal to the State Board if an original request to open enroll was based on repeated acts of harassment or serious health condition of the student.

Please click on one of the following to find out further information related to the open enrollment process, or click here to go to the Iowa Department of Education Open Enrollment page.

For further details, please contact:

Open Enrollment Contact
Doug Gee, Superintendent of Schools
Email: dgee@clearlakeschools.org
Phone: 641-357-2181
1529 3rd Avenue North
Clear Lake, Iowa 50428

You can also contact the Iowa Department of Education at 515-281-8582.

The coordinator will be responsible for the updating of the District Developed Service Delivery Plan. The coordinator will be the contact for district level concerns or issues involved with the district’s Special Education plan.

Special Education Coordinator
Chris Murphy
Email: cmurphy@clearlakeschools.org
Phone: 641-357-5235
125 North 20th Street
Clear Lake, Iowa 50428

The Board of Education recognizes its obligation and duty to provide an educational program equally available to all young people of the School District. The Board of Education believes that all children should have the opportunity to be educated to the full extent of their abilities, aptitudes, capabilities and interests through a program that recognizes and provides for the individual differences of all children of the School District. Innovation and change, based upon thorough research, study and deliberation and evaluation shall be encouraged. The Board of Education believes that all children can achieve at high and equitable levels. Short-term and long-term objectives for the education program are established annually by the board. These objectives will reflect the results of the needs assessment, recommendation of the advisory committee, recommendations from the superintendent and changes in law. Annually, the board will report to the committee regarding progress toward the achievement of the goals and objectives of the education program.
The Talented and Gifted Program of Clear Lake Community Schools is designed to provide unique opportunities for students eligible to receive these services. Emphasis is placed on both cognitive and affective realms of learning. Questions about the Talent and Gifted Program can be directed to:

K-12 TAG Coordinator
Steve Kwikkel
Email: skwikkel@clearlakeschools.org
Phone: 641-357-6114
1601 3rd Avenue North
Clear Lake, Iowa 50428

The Clear Lake Community School District believes that the transportation of students to and from school is serious business. Certain rules and procedures have been established that will facilitate our philosophy.

The bus driver is responsible for supervising the students on his/her bus at all times. The drivers are expected to exert a positive influence on students and are expected to be positive role models in terms of courtesy, good grooming, friendliness, and helpfulness. Students are expected to follow the directions of the bus driver, and are expected to treat the bus driver in a friendly and cooperative manner. Failure to do so may result in losing bus privileges.

Our philosophy:
We believe all students can behave appropriately and safely while riding on a school bus. We will tolerate no student stopping drivers from doing their job or preventing other students from having safe transportation. The bus ride to and from school is an extension of the school day.

Bus drivers will review rules and expectations at the beginning of the school year. It is the responsibility of the student to abide by these rules.

For further information, please contact:

Transportation Contact
Tony Laudner, Director of Maintenance, Grounds, Custodians, Transportation
Email: tlaudner@clearlakeschools.org
Phone: 641-357-4398
220 North 20th Street
Clear Lake, Iowa 50428