Accessibility and Privacy
Hayden School District Mission to Accessibility
It is the mission of the Hayden School District RE-1 to ensue accessibility of its website for students, parents, and members of the community with disabilities. All pages on the District’s website will conform to the W3C WAI’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Minimum Level A conformance, or updated equivalents of these guidelines. To view the W3C WAI’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, a link is provided below.
You can read more about this policy and our adopted Webpage Policy in the Accessibility Compliance tab below.
For information regarding Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and information regarding Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, select the appropriate link below.
Google Drive Accessibility
Google Suite of Products is used throughout this website for viewing of Google Docs, Sheets, Calendar, and content stored in Google Drive. Generally no additional software is needed to view this content. It is displayed via the web browser. However most Google Products display optimally in Google’s native browser, Google Chrome. The downloadable Google Chrome software is available at no charge from Google.
Google Suite of Products are compatible with screen reader and other assistive devices, please refer to the Google Accessibility webpage, which provides useful tools and resources.
Website Accessibility and Compliance Policy
Effective Date: July 2018 for www.HaydenSchools.org
Revision 1. February 12th 2018
Below you will find our website accessibility policy compliant with OCR recommendations. In order to comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, websites must meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) as instituted by the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) or risk non-compliance complaints with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR).
Website Accessibility Policy
The Hayden School District RE-1 is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website for students, parents, and members of the community with disabilities. All pages on the Hayden School District RE-1 website will conform to the W3C WAI’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Minimum Level A conformance, or updated equivalents of these guidelines.
The Superintendent of Hayden Schools is directed to establish procedures whereby students, parents, and members of the public may present a complaint regarding a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 and Title II related to the accessibility of any official District web presence which is developed by, maintained by, or offered through the District or third-party vendors and open sources.
With regard to the Hayden School District RE-1 website and any official district web presence which is developed by, maintained by, or offered through third party vendors and open sources, the district is committed to compliance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 and Title II so that students, parents and members of the public with disabilities are able to independently acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same benefits and services within the same time frame as those without disabilities, with substantially equivalent ease of use; and that they are not excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination in any district or school programs, services, and activities delivered online.
All existing web content produced by the Hayden School District RE-1, and new, updated, and existing web content provided by third-party developers, will conform to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Level AA conformance, or updated equivalents, by July 2018. This Regulation applies to all new, updated, and existing web pages, as well as all web content produced or updated by the Hayden School District RE-1 or provided by third-party developers.
The webmaster will be responsible for reviewing and evaluating new material that is published by school staff, or district personnel and uploaded to the website for accessibility on a periodic basis. The webmaster will be responsible for reviewing all areas of the Hayden School District RE-1 website and evaluating its accessibility on a periodic basis and at least once per quarter. Any non-conforming webpages will be corrected in a timely manner.
Website Accessibility Concerns, Complaints and Grievances
A student, parent, or member of the public who wishes to submit a complaint or grievance regarding a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 or Title II related to the accessibility of any official Hayden School District RE-1 web presence that is developed by, maintained by, or offered through the District’s third-party vendors and/or open sources may complain directly to a school administrator, or the school or district webmaster. The initial complaint or grievance should be made using Website Accessibility Complaint/Request Form, however, a verbal complaint or grievance may be made. When a school administrator or school/district webmaster receives the information, they shall immediately inform the district webmaster for immediate correction.
Whether or not a formal complaint or grievance is made, once the district has been notified of inaccessible content, effective communication shall be provided as soon as possible to the reporting party to provide access to the information. The complainant should not have to wait for the investigation of the complaint to be concluded before receiving the information that he/she was unsuccessful in accessing.
Complaints should be submitted in writing, via email, or by completing the website complaint form. To file a complaint or grievance regarding the inaccessibility of the Hayden School District RE-1 public website content, the complainant should submit a description of the problem, including:
- Date of the complaint
- Description of the problem encountered
- Web address or location of the problem page
- Solution desired
- Contact information in case more details are needed (email and phone number)
The complaint or grievance will be investigated by the district webmaster or another person designated by the Superintendent of Hayden Schools. The student, parent, or member of the public shall be contacted no later than five (5) working days following the date the website accessibility compliance coordinator receives the information. The procedures to be followed are:
- An investigation of the complaint shall be completed within fifteen (15) working extension of the time line may only be approved by the Superintendent of Hayden Schools.
- The investigator shall prepare a written report of the findings and conclusions within five (5) working days of the completion of the investigation.
- The investigator shall contact the complainant upon conclusion of the investigation to discuss the findings and conclusions and actions to be taken as a result of the investigation.
- A record of each complaint and grievance made shall be maintained at the district. The record shall include a copy of the complaint or grievance filed, report of findings from the investigation, and the disposition of the matter.
Website Accessibility Concerns, Complaints and Grievances
A student, parent, or member of the public who wishes to submit a complaint or grievance regarding a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 or Title II related to the accessibility of any official district/school web presence that is developed by, maintained by, or offered through the district, third party vendors and/or open sources may complain directly to a school administrator, or the school or district webmaster. The initial complaint or grievance should be made using the website accessibility complaint/request form, however, a verbal complaint or grievance may be made. When a school administrator or district personnel receive a complaint, they shall inform the district webmaster for an immediate investigation of the issue reported.
Hayden School District website follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users' movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Like any other website, Hayden School District website uses 'cookies'. These cookies are used to store information including visitors preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors browser type and/or other information.
Note that Hayden School District website has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.
Third Pary Privacy Policies
The Hayden School District works with a variety of business partners to collect and manage information from prospective students and employees and to provide services to students, staff, and alumni. As part of the services they provide, these companies operate websites on behalf of the Hayden School District and may display the Hayden School District name, logos, and other information to identify themselves as Hayden School District affiliated websites. These sites, because they are not owned or controlled by the Hayden School District, are not governed by this privacy statement. We have provided links below to the privacy statements of many of the business partners with whom we work to collect information and provide services. If you have questions about a company not listed below, please see the “Contact Us” section at the bottom of this webpage.
PowerSchool is our student information system. PowerSchool provides the District with grade reporting and parents information reguarding their student(s) progress and classroom information. We also use PowerSchool for alerting and information broadcasts. Learn more here - https://www.powerschool.com/privacy/You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers respective websites.
Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.
Hayden School District website does not knowingly collect any personal identifiable information (PII) from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
The Accessible Icon Project
The White on Blue Accessible icon is used throughout the Hayden School District website. The icon is provided by “The Accessible Icon Project” and symbolizes a section on the page uses content such as a PDF or embedded documents that may cause problems with a 3rd party software such as a screen reader. The icon can be pressed to visit the Accessibility and Privacy Section of our webpage. The icon is used free and is available for use within the public domain.
The Accessible Icon Project is operated by people with disabilities and their allies and is a partnership run in Boston at Triangle, Inc., a non-profit education and employment center for adults with disabilities. The icon has always been free for use in the public domain.
To find out more and information on how to support the Accessible Icon Project visit their webpage