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Student/Parent Resources

Student Parent Handbook

Click the link below for the Parent Student Handbook PDF

Attendance Policy

The School's educational program requires students to be continuously present so the student may receive instruction and actively participate in the educational process.

Code of Conduct

It is the responsibility of all students to follow the rules, regulations, and policies of the MVCS. 

Food Services

A food services program may be provided directly by the School or may be provided indirectly by a company that has entered into a contract with the Governing Authority.

Free and Reduced Lunch Form

Find the link below for a Free and Reduced Lunch Form PDF

Dress Code

MVCS has adopted the following dress code policy.

Suspension & Expulsion Policy

The Governing Authority understands the severity of excluding a student from the School.

Child Find Responsibilities

As required by Ohio law, the School shall adopt and implement written policies and procedures that ensure all children with disabilities residing within the district, including children with disabilities, regardless of their situations, who are in need of special education and related services are identified, located, and evaluated as required by Federal Law.

Parent's Rights-To-Know

As a condition of receipt of Title 1 funds, the School is required to communicate certain information.

PBIS Policy

The School shall make every effort to prevent the need for the use of Restraint and/or Seclusion.

Policy on Career Advising

The School directs the Head Administrator or designee to develop a plan for career advising which includes providing the following in the policy PDF.

Wellness Policy

The School recognizes that a healthy lifestyle is an important part of success in education and in life, and there is a strong correlation between students who lead healthy lifestyles and students who complete their formal education.

Policy On Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying

The School seeks to create and maintain an environment that promotes learning, dignity, and respect.

Semi-Annual Bullying Report

The Mahoning Valley Community School’s Board of Education Policy 4104 is a state required policy and is based on Section 3313.666 of the Ohio Revised Code.

Student Records Release Information

The School maintains records of students. The School prohibits the release of personally identifiable information except as is permitted by law or by this policy manual.

Title IX Policy

The Mahoning Valley Community School's non-discrimination policy

Title I 


Section 1111(h)(6)(A) of No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 states that as a parent of a student at the Mahoning County High School receiving Title I funding, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who are providing instruction to your child. Federal law requires that the school division provide you with this information in a timely manner if you request such. Specifically, you have the right to request the following information about each of your child’s classroom teachers:

  • Whether the teacher meets the state qualifications and licensing criteria for the grades and subjects he or she teachers.

  • Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or provisional status because of special circumstances.

  • The teacher’s college major, whether the teacher has any advanced degrees, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.

  • Whether paraprofessionals provide services to your child, and if so, their qualifications.

  • Parents have the right to request policies regarding state assessments.

If you would like to receive this information, please contact Jennifer Merritt at (330) 702-7890, extension 2, or by email at

Section 504

Section 504 is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. Section 504 ensures that the child with a disability has equal access to an education. The child may receive accommodations and modifications.

The Mahoning County High School provides programs for Students with Disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibit discrimination against persons with a disability in any program receiving federal financial assistance. Section 504 defines a person with a disability as anyone:

  • Has a mental or physical impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities such as caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, working, sleeping, standing, lifting, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, helping, eating, bending, or operation of a bodily function due to a medical disability.


The school district has the responsibility to provide accommodations and services to eligible individuals with disabilities. The district acknowledges its responsibility under Section 504 to avoid discrimination in policies and practices regarding its personnel and students. No discrimination against any person with a disability shall knowingly be permitted in any program or practice in the school.  The Mahoning County High School participates in an on-going child find effort. If you are aware of any student in the Mahoning County High School district requiring specialized services, or qualify under Section 504 for an Accommodation Plan, please contact Kathy Shook, Supervisor of Special Education for Alternative Programs.

If you would like to complete a REFERRAL,  please contact Kathy Shook, Supervisor of Special Education for Alternative Programs.


Kathy Shook, Supervisor of Special Education for Alternative Programs

(330) 702-7890

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