Student Information

School Year 2022-2023


Last Updated:  School Year 2021-2022

The Family Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a federal law, requires that Careerline Tech Center (CTC), with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child’s education records.  However, CTC may disclose appropriately designated “directory information” without written consent, unless you have advised the District to the contrary in accordance with District procedures.  The primary purpose of directory information is to allow CTC to include this type of information from your child’s education records in certain school publications. 

Examples include:

  • Annual CD yearbook (produced by our Marketing class)
  • Perfect Attendance Awards
  • CTC Award Program
  • Student Leadership and Student Recognition Awards
  • Student Achievement
  • CTC Web page & Marketing materials (Photographs used on the website/brochure will not identify or include any students’ personal information)

Directory information, which is information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released, can also be disclosed to outside organizations without a parent’s prior written consent.  Outside organizations include, but are not limited to, companies who produce senior class items.  Two federal laws require local educational agencies (LEAS) receiving assistance under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to provide military recruiters, upon request, with three directory information categories  -- names, addresses and telephone listings  -- unless parents have advised the LEA that they do not want their student’s information disclosed with their prior written consent.

If you do not want CTC to disclose directory information from your child’s education records without your prior written consent, you must notify the District in writing by August 23, 2021.  Letter may be sent to Student Services, Careerline Tech Center, 13663 Port Sheldon Street, Holland, MI  49424.  Careerline Tech Center has designated the following information as directory information:

  • Student’s name
  • Participation in officially recognized activities
  • Address
  • Telephone listing
  • Photographs and video recordings
  • Degrees, honors, and awards received
  • Grade level

In addition, from time to time we will use email addresses to send notices of upcoming events, Tech Center news, and other information we think may interest you. If you would rather not receive these types of emails, please let us know and we will remove your name from the list.

Pesticide Applications

The Ottawa Area Intermediate School District has adopted an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. Inherent with this are the District’s efforts to reduce pesticide use as much as possible. While it may occasionally be necessary to apply a pesticide, they will only be used as a last resort. We use various techniques such as habitat alteration, sanitation, mechanical means, etc., to prevent pests from becoming a problem.

As required by law, advance notice of pesticide applications (other than bait or gel formulation) will be provided 48 hours before the application via two methods: 1) posting at school entrances, and 2) posting in a common area. Note that pesticides may be applied in an emergency (i.e. bees nest) without prior notice, but parents will be provided notice following any such application.

Parents are also entitled to receive this notice via first-class U.S. Mail postmarked at least 3 days prior to the application. If you would like to be notified by mail or review our IPM program, please address your requests to: Ottawa Area Intermediate School District, Attn.: Director of Facilities, 13565 Port Sheldon Street, Holland, MI 49424. Include your name, mailing address, phone number, and the school your child attends. Requests must be renewed annually.

Asbestos Management Plan

Our school district has conducted an extensive asbestos survey of all of our buildings. Based on the findings of this inspection, a comprehensive management plan was developed. This plan details the response actions that the district will be taking regarding asbestos containing materials found in our buildings.

This plan is available for inspection without cost or restriction during normal business hours by contacting Angela Brown, Director of Facilities, Ottawa Area Intermediate School District, 13565 Port Sheldon Street, Holland, MI 49424.

We endeavor to make our schools safe places in which students can learn. It is our goal that our procedures for dealing with this issue reflect that concern.

Video Surveillance Notice

This facility employs video surveillance for security purposes. This equipment may or may not be monitored.

The video captured from surveillance cameras will be viewed by District personnel on a random basis and/or when problems have been brought to the attention of the District.

Students or staff whose recorded actions are deemed to violate District policies, administrative regulations, or provisions of law may be subject to disciplinary action. A video may be used by the District as evidence in any disciplinary action brought against any student or staff member arising out of the individual’s conduct on District property.

When appropriate, video captured may be referred to or viewed by law enforcement agencies.