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Annual Notices - Staff


The Board of Education is committed to providing a safe, positive, productive, and nurturing educational environment for all of its students. The Board encourages the promotion of positive interpersonal relations between members of the school community.

Harassment, intimidation, or bullying toward a student, whether by other students, staff, or third parties is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. This prohibition includes aggressive behavior, physical, verbal, and psychological abuse, and violence within a dating relationship. The Board of Education will not tolerate any gestures, comments, threats, or actions which cause or threaten to cause bodily harm or personal degradation. This policy applies to all activities in the District, including activities on school property or while enroute to or from school, and those occurring off school property if the student or employee is at any school-sponsored, school-approved or school-related activity or function, such as field trips or athletic events where students are under the school's control, in a school vehicle, or where an employee is engaged in school business.

Board Policy Bullying and Other Forms of Aggressive Behavior (5517.01)  and procedures.



The Board designates the following individual to serve as " Compliance Officer" for the District:

            Director of Student Services
            1001 Park Avenue
            Fostoria, OH 44830

The Compliance Officer will be available during regular school/work hours to discuss concerns related to unlawful harassment, to assist students, other members of the District community, and third parties who seek support or advice when informing another individual about "unwelcome" conduct, or to intercede informally on behalf of the student, other member of the School District community or third party in those instances where concerns have not resulted in the filing of a formal complaint and where all parties are in agreement to participate in an informal process.


The Board is committed to the District-wide use of Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports ("PBIS") with students. Student Personnel shall work to prevent the need for the use of restraint and/or seclusion. PBIS emphasizes prevention of student behavior problems through the use of non-aversive techniques, which should greatly reduce, if not eliminate, the need to use restraint and/or seclusion. Click here to view policy 5630.01


1422/3122/4122 - Professional & Classified Staff (View Full Policies Here)

The Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, military status, ancestry, age, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic, in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities.

The Superintendent shall appoint a compliance officer whose responsibility it will be to ensure that Federal and State regulations are complied with and that any inquiries or complaints are dealt with promptly in accordance with law. S/He shall also ensure that proper notice of nondiscrimination for Title II, Title VI, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act is provided to staff members and the general public. Any sections of the District's collectively-bargained, negotiated agreements dealing with hiring, promotion, and tenure need to contain a statement of nondiscrimination similar to that in the Board's statement above. In addition, any gender-specific terms should be eliminated from such contracts.

3122.01/4122.01 - DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE (View Full Policies Here)

The Board of Education believes that quality education is not possible in an environment affected by drugs. It will seek, therefore, to establish and maintain an educational setting which is not tainted by the use or evidence of the use of any controlled substance.

The Board shall not permit the manufacture, possession, use, distribution, or dispensing of any controlled substance, alcohol, and any drug paraphernalia as the term is defined by law, by any member of the District's professional staff at any time while on District property or while involved in any District-related activity or event. Any staff member who violates this policy shall be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with District guidelines and the terms of collective bargaining agreements.

The Superintendent shall establish guidelines that ensure compliance with this policy and that each staff member is given a copy of the standards regarding unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by staff and informed that compliance with this requirement is mandatory. Such guidelines shall provide for appropriate disciplinary actions, if and when needed, which comply with the terms of any negotiated agreement.


The Board of Education prohibits discrimination on the basis of genetic information in all aspects of employment, including hiring, firing, compensation, job assignments, promotions, layoffs, training, fringe benefits, or any other terms, conditions, or privileges of employment. The Board also does not limit, segregate, or classify employees in any way that would deprive or tend to deprive them of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect the status of an employee as an employee, based on genetic information. Harassment of a person because of his/her genetic information is also prohibited. Likewise, retaliation against an applicant or employee for engaging in protected activity is prohibited.

In accordance with the Genetic Information Act (GINA), the Board shall not request, require or purchase genetic information of employees, their family members or applicants for employment. Further, in compliance with this Act, employees are directed not to provide any genetic information, including the individual’s family medical history, in response to necessary requests for medical information, with the exception that family medical history may be acquired as part of the certification process for FMLA leave, when an employee is asking for leave to care for an immediate family member with a serious health condition. Applicants for employment are directed not to provide any genetic information, including the individual’s family medical history, in response to requests for medical information as part of the District’s application process.

The District recognizes that genetic information may be acquired through commercially and publicly available documents like newspapers, books, magazines, periodicals, television shows or the Internet. The District prohibits, however, its employees from searching such sources with the intent of finding or obtaining genetic information or accessing sources from which they are likely to acquire genetic information.

"Genetic information," as defined by GINA, means information about: (a) an individual’s genetic tests; (b) the genetic tests of that individual’s family members; (c) the manifestation of disease or disorder in family members of the individual (i.e., family medical history); (d) an individual’s request for, or receipt of, genetic services, or the participation in clinical research that includes genetic services by the individual or a family member of the individual; or (e) the genetic information of a fetus carried by an individual or a pregnant woman who is a family member of the individual and the genetic information of an embryo legally held by an individual or family member using assistive reproductive technology.

If the District either legally and/or inadvertently receives genetic information about an employee or applicant for employment from the employee, an applicant for employment or a medical provider it shall be treated as a confidential medical record in accordance with law.

The Superintendent shall appoint a compliance officer who shall be responsible for overseeing the District’s compliance with Federal regulations and promptly dealing with any inquiries or complaints. S/He shall also verify that proper notice of nondiscrimination for Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 is provided to staff members, and that all District requests for health-related information (e.g., to support an employee’s request for reasonable accommodation under the ADA or a request for sick leave) is accompanied by a written warning that directs the employee or health care provider not to collect or provide genetic information. The warning shall read as follows:


The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) prohibits employers and other entities covered by GINA Title II, including the Board of Education, from requesting or requiring genetic information of an individual or family member of the individual, except as specifically allowed by law. To comply with this law, do not provide any genetic information when responding to this request for medical information (unless the request pertains to a request for FMLA leave for purposes of caring for an immediate family member with a serious health condition). "Genetic information," as defined by GINA, includes an individual’s family medical history, the results of an individual’s or family member’s genetic test, the fact that an individual or an individual’s family member sought or received genetic services or participated in clinical research that includes genetic services, and genetic information of a fetus carried by an individual or an individual’s family member or an embryo lawfully held by an individual or family member receiving assistive reproductive services.


The District offers health services, including a wellness program. Participation in the services/program is voluntary. Genetic information (such as family medical history) may be obtained as part of an individual’s participation in the service/program. If that occurs, individual genetic information may be provided to the individual receiving the services and to his/her health services providers, but only genetic information in aggregate form will be provided to the Board.


Ohio Fraud Reporting System provides citizens and public employees with several ways to anonymously report allegations of fraud, abuse or misuse of taxpayer funds. 

Individuals can:

   1.  Anonymously call the Auditor of State’s Fraud Hotline at 866-FRAUD-OH (866.372.8364)

   2.  Email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

   3.  Submit a written complaint via the U.S. mail to:

Ohio Auditor of State’s Office
Special Investigations Unit
88 East Broad Street, P.O. Box 1140 
Columbus, OH 43215


Student Services

The Student Services Department of Fostoria City Schools is located at:

                Fostoria Junior/Senior High School
                District Administration Offices
                1001 Park Avenue
                Fostoria, Ohio 44830 
Student Services, under the direction of Jennifer Abell, is responsible for coordination of nurses, ESL, Special Education, Preschool, Guidance, School Psychologists, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy.

Special Education

Students ages 3 through 21 identified as disabled under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act are provide d services according to Ohio’s Operating Standards for Ohio’s Schools Serving Children with Disabilities.  Students receive specialized instruction both within a regular classroom setting and in resource classrooms by certified staff.  It is our goal to provide children with disabilities the best conditions for learning within our school system.  The State of Ohio Operating Standards for Students with Disabilities are implemented to ensure that all children with disabilities have available a free appropriate public education that emphasizes specially designed instruction to meet their unique needs.

Accommodations Manual - ODE - February 2011

Click here for copy of A Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education
This guide can help you understand your rights and your child’s rights according to IDEA and the Ohio Operating Standards. It also gives you information and resources to help you understand your child’s special education supports and services. ODE is in the process of translating this document into the top 10 foreign languages in Ohio (Albanian, Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Somali, Ukrainian and Vietnamese). A link to the translated versions will be added as soon as available.

Although the above A Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education is replacing the formerly utilized WHOSE IDEA IS THIS (below), the WHOSE IDEA document will still be accessible here and may continue to serve as a valuable resource for parents.  Information related to steps to getting services, specific ETR and IEP information, disability terms and definitions, and other information relevant to special education Frequently Asked Questions can be accessed through this document.

Whose IDEA Is This?

(A Parent's Guide to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004)
To assist districts with meeting the requirement of providing the procedural safeguards notice to parents in their native language (3301-51-05 (H)(3)), ODE translated this document into the top 10 foreign languages in Ohio (Albanian, Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Somali, Ukrainian and Vietnamese). The translations are available here.

Memorandum to Amend whose IDEA Is This - January 21, 2014

Preschool Program

The purpose of Fostoria City Schools Preschool Program is to provide an enriched environment that will foster enriched meaningful experiences for learning, exploring and peer involvement.  Our preschool curriculum follows the Ohio Department of Education‘s Early Learning Content Standards in the areas of Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.

Our program is built upon the belief that learning is a collaborative process that occurs between the home and schools.  Also, knowledge and skills are acquired by a child through “hands-on” experiences. Students are provided a rich learning environment with structured and unstructured activities designed to encourage exploration and discovery which are essential in helping young children learn basic academic skills while promoting positive social and behavioral growth.

Our Preschool Program is licensed by the Ohio Department of Education and is located at:

                                Longfellow Elementary School

                                619 Sandusky St.

                                Fostoria, Ohio 44830


School Psychologist

Fostoria City Schools has a certified school psychologist on staff.    The School Psychologist conducts assessments to evaluate students on criteria such as intelligence, aptitude, and psychopathology. Additionally, she often consults with teachers and other school personnel help to supply interventions to aid in student learning.

Staff Forms

Forms require Adobe Acrobat Reader.  If you need  Acrobat Reader, click the HERE to download the latest version.

BE-96 - Meeting Expense Voucher
BE-96a - Meal Expense Reimbursement Form
BE-106 - Extended Service
BE-106A - Employee Monthly Report of Mileage
BE-108 - Change of Name/Address/Telephone Form
BE-144 - Employee Emergency Information Form
ES-66 - Tuition Reimbursement
SA-01 & SA-02 - Statement of Purpose & Student Activity Budget
SA-03 - Sales Project Potential Form
SA-04 - Reconciliation Form
SA-05 - Cash Proof Form
SA-06 - Student Accountability Records
SA-07 - Deposit Log
SA-08 - Ticket Reconciliation Form
SA-09 - Student Contract
SA-10 - Ticket Sales Project Potential
SA-11 - Record of Ticket Accountability
SA-12 - Record of Cash Accountability
Fund Transfer Request
Gift Card Pre-Approval Request Form
Gift Card Acknowledgment Form
District Support Organization Annual Registration (Form 9211)
Direct Deposit Application
Health Savings Account (H.S.A.) Election Form
Salary Time Sheet
IAT Time Sheet
2018-2019 Payroll Dates 
Hourly Time Sheet -2018-2019
Hourly Time Sheet - BUS DRIVERS Only -2018-2019
Refund Request
Form W-4 (2017)
State IT-4 Withholding Exemption Certificate

Substitute Referral Form

Employment Forms
Board of Education Supplemental Recommendations
Extra Duty Contract Statement of Past Experience
Recommendation for Board Action - Payroll Authorization
Letter of Intent
Receipt of Job Description Acknowledgement
BE-144 Employee Emergency Contact Information Form
Teacher Contract Recommendation Form
Receipt of Fraud Reporting System Information Acknowledgement
BCI/FBI Authorization Form - Volunteers
Waiver of Liability

Evaluation Tools
Paraprofessional Personnel
Secretarial Personnel
School Counselor
Bus Driver
Custodial Personnel
Food Service Personnel
Supplemental Evaluation
Head Coach
Assistant Coach

iPad Faculty Use Agreement
Staff Education Technology Acceptable Use and Safety

Request for Transportation by Private Vehicle 8660 F1
Parental Consent for Transportation by Private Vehicle 8660 F2
McKinney-Vento Transporation Request Form

Field Trips
Checklist for Trips
Educational Field Trip Request Form
Proposal for Overnight/Extended Student Trips
Parent Consent for Field Trip


Accident Reports
Notification of Head Injury
ES-44 - Student Accident Report Form
ES-44B - Employee Accident Report Form
ES-44C - Non-Employee Accident Report Form 

Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP)
BBP Exposure Control Plan (ECP)
Waiver of Vaccination for Hepatitis B (8453.01 F1)
BBP Training Record (8453.01 F2)
BBP Exposure Report - Staff (8453.01 F3)
Hepatitis B Vaccination Request (8453.01 F4)
Notification to Parents on BBP (8453.01 F5)
Request to Parent for Blood Test (8453.01 F6)
BBP Exposure Report - Student (8453.02 F1)
Notification to Parents Regarding BBP Practices (8453.02 F2)
Post Exposure Evaluation & Follow Up Checklist
Exposure Control Pan Review Dates
BBP Exposure Incident Investigation Form
Sharps Injury Log

Public Records Request 8310 F1
Public Records Inspection/Copying Record 8310 F
Response to Public Records Request 8310 F3
Record of Access to Personnel File 8320 F1
Request to Inspect and Review Personnel File 8320 F2
Request for Amendment to Personnel Record 8320 F3
Action Regarding Requested Amendment to Personnel Records 8320 F4

Restraint & Seclusion
Restraint & Seclusion Incident Reporting Form
Restraint & Seclusion Incident Debriefing Form


ODJFS School Report Form
Child Abuse Report Form

Bullying and Intimidation Year End Reporting Form
Admin/Admin Support Staff Application to Use Sick Leave Bank
AFSCME Application to Use Sick Leave Bank
FEA Application to Use Sick Leave Bank
BE-149 Permission to Distribute Materials
Equipment Lending Agreement
7510-A Building Use Rental Fee Schedule
7510-B/7510-B2 Rental/Use of School Facilities
7510-C PAC Rental Form
Consent for Release of Information
Consent for Records Release
Expulsion Referral Form
Homeless/McKinney-Vento Verification Form
Maintenance Work Order
Media Contact Authorization
Receipt/Acknowledgement Form
Requisition Request Form
Supplies and Materials Inventory Form
Tornado & Fire Drill Reporting Form

Title I School-Parent Compact (English)
Title I School-Parent Compact (Spanish)


Crowdfunding Request Form


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Audited Financial Report

The Audited Financial Report is available for public viewing on the Auditor of State website:
auditsearch/results.aspx - Audit Search - Search Keyword: Fostoria City Schools District or by visting the Treasurer's Office at 1001 Park Avenue, Fostoria, OH 44830 (Please call in advance @ 419-436-4162).