Annual Notifications

Manton Consolidated Schools maintains this web page to comply with certain requirements requiring annual notifications. If you would like a hard copy of any Annual Notification, please contact MCS Central office.

Notice of Nondiscrimination Policy

The Manton Consolidated School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, height, weight, religion, or disability in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Superintendent, Manton Consolidated Schools, 105 5th Street, Manton, MI 49663, 231-824-6411.

Non Discrimination Statement

The Manton Consolidated Schools, located at 105 Fifth Street, Manton, Michigan, will receive and use federal funds and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) donated foods.  No person because of race, color, national origin, sex, age or handicap shall be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination in our United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) donated food and child nutrition programs. Any person who believes they have been discriminated against should write immediately to the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250.

Title IX

For information on our Title IX

Drug Free Notification

In accordance with Federal law, the Board of Education prohibits the use, possession, concealment, or distribution of drugs by students on school grounds, in school or school approved vehicles, or at any school-related event.  Drugs include any alcoholic beverage, anabolic steroid, dangerous controlled substance as defined by State statute, or substance that could be considered a “look alike” controlled substance.  Compliance with this policy is mandatory for all students. Any student who violates this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, in accordance with due process and as specified in the Student Handbooks, up to and including expulsion from school. When required by State law, the District will also notify law enforcement officials.

Sexual Harassment Policy

Manton Consolidated Schools has a no tolerance policy for sexual harassment.  To read the complete policy (PO 1662), go to the MCS District page, and click on the"Neola Board Policies" button or for a printed copy, you can contact the superintendent’s office.

Visitors with Disabilities

If anyone who will be attending an event or visiting a school has a disability which requires a special accommodation, including the provision of auxiliary aids or services, please advise the school in advance.  The advance notice of a special need will enable us to better accommodate you. Thank you for your cooperation.

Directory Information

 Each year the Superintendent shall provide public notice to students and their parents of the District's intent to make available, upon request, certain information known as "directory information." Directory information includes:  A student's name, address, telephone number; date and place of birth, attendance info, graduation date, honor roll info, school photos or videos, attendance in sports, etc. Parents may refuse to allow the District to disclose any or all of such "Directory Information" upon written notification to the District.

MCS Board Policies and Notices

The Manton Consolidated Schools Board of Education Bylaw, Policies and Administrative  Guidelines are  available on our school website under the "Neola Board Policies" button, or for a printed copy, you can contact the superintendent’s office.

Nondiscrimination in Education-Policy 2260

Directory Information on Students-Policy 8330

Drug Prevention Memorandum to Parents-Policy 5530

Locker Search Policy-Policy 5771 (Search and Seizure)

Notification to Public Regarding Inspection of Instructional Materials-Policy 2416

Notification of Pesticide Application-Policy AG 8431A and 8431

Parent Notification Regarding Blood-borne Pathogens-Policy 8453.01

PESTICIDE USE

 State of Michigan law requires that schools that may apply pesticides on school property must provide an annual advisory to parents or guardians of students attending the facility.

Please be advised that Manton Consolidated schools utilizes an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to control pests. IPM is a pest management system that utilizes all suitable techniques in a total pest management system with the intent of preventing pests from reaching unacceptable levels or to reduce an existing population to an acceptable level. Pest management techniques emphasize sanitation, pest exclusion, and biological controls. One of the objectives of using an IPM approach is to reduce or eliminate the need for chemical applications of pesticides. However, certain situations may require the need for pesticides to be utilized.

As required by State of Michigan law, you will receive advance notice regarding the non-emergency application of a pesticide such as an insecticide, fungicide or herbicide, other than a bait or gel formulation, that is made to the school grounds or buildings during this school year. Please note that notification is not given for the use of sanitizers, germicides, disinfectants or anti-microbial cleaners. In certain emergencies, such as an infestation of stinging insects, pesticides may be applied without prior notice to prevent injury to students, but you will be notified following any such application.

Advance notification of pesticide applications, other than a bait or gel formulation, will be given by at least 2 methods at least 48 hours prior to the application. The first method will be by posting at the main entrance to the school which is located at Manton Middle School doors, 105 5th Street, Manton MI 49663. The second method will be by the method below:

Posting information on the school web site: https://www.mantonschools.org/ - On the District Manton Consolidated Schools site under the "News" section.

Please be advised that parents or guardians of children attending the school are entitled to receive the advance notice of a pesticide application, other than a bait or gel formulation, by first class United States mail postmarked at least 3 days before the pesticide application, if they so request. If you prefer to receive the notification by first class mail, please contact Leonard Morrow, MCS Superintendent: 231-824-6411 lmorrow@mantonschools.org.

Advance Notice of Pesticide Treatment

Attention: Parents / Guardians of students attending this facility:

This facility utilizes an Integrated Pest Management approach for pest control, employing non-chemical methods that include sanitation and exclusion to control pests. However, from time to time a pesticide application may be necessary to control certain pests. Please be advised that a pesticide is expected to be applied to control broadleaf/weeds. The approximate location of this pest control treatment is Manton Public Schools Athletic Fields. The anticipated date of treatment will be April 27, 2024. If you have questions pertaining to this treatment, please contact: Name: John Morrow Phone: 231-920-7526 E-mail: jmorrow@mantonschools.org

In connection with: Name: Pro Turf Outdoor Services Phone: 231-629-8310 E-mail: proturfbr@live.com For further information pertaining to pesticides, you can contact the National Pesticide Information Center at Oregon State University. The toll-free number is 800-858-7378. The web site is www.npic.orst.edu.

For additional information pertaining to pesticide use, you can contact the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). The MDARD’s web site is www.michigan.gov/mdard and a contact phone number for MDARD is 800-292-3939.

GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES FOR TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964, TITLE IX OF THE EDUCATION AMENDMENT ACT OF 1972. SECTION 504 OF THE REHABILITAION ACT OF 1973.

Section I - If any person believes that the Manton Consolidated Schools or any part of the school organization has inadequately applied the principles and/or regulations of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, (2) Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972, and (3) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, he/she may bring forward a complaint, which shall be referred to as a grievance, to the local Coordinator:  Title VI & IX, Section 504, Manton Consolidated Schools, 105 Fifth Street, Manton, Michigan 49663, (231) 824-6411.

Section II-The person who believes he/she has a valid basis for grievance shall discuss the grievance informally and on a verbal basis with the local Coordinator, who shall in turn investigate the complaint and reply with an answer to the complaint he/ she may initiate formal procedures according to the following steps:

Step 1. A written statement of the grievance signed by the complainant shall be submitted to the Coordinator within five (5) business days of receipt of answers to the informal complaint.  The Coordinator shall further investigate the matters of grievance and reply in writing to the complainant within five (5) days.

Step 2. - If the complainant wishes to appeal the decision of the Coordinator, he/she may submit a signed statement of appeal to the Superintendent of Schools within five (5) business days after receipt of the Coordinator’s response.  The superintendent shall meet with all parties involved, formulate a conclusion, and respond in writing to the complainant within ten (10) business days.

Step 3. - If the complainant remains unsatisfied, he/she may appeal through a signed, written statement to the Board of Education within five (5) business days of his receipt of the superintendent’s response on step two.  In an attempt to resolve the grievance the Board of Education shall meet with the concerned parties and their representative within forty (40) days of the receipt of such an appeal.  A copy of the Board’s disposition of the appeal shall be sent to each concerned party within ten (10) business days of this meeting.

Step 4. -If at this point the grievance has not been satisfactorily settled, further appeal may be made to the Office for Civil Rights, Department of Education, Washington, D.C. 20201.

Inquiries concerning the nondiscriminatory policy may be directed to Director, Office for Civil Rights, Department of Education, Washington, D.C. 20201. The local Coordinator, on request, will provide a copy of the district’s grievance procedure and investigate all complaints in accordance with this procedure. A copy of each of the Acts and the regulations on which this notice is based may be found in the Superintendent’s Office