John Glenn School Corporation
Bylaws & Policies
 

2262 - LATCH-KEY PROGRAMS

The School Board shall provide a school-aged child care program (Latch-Key Program) so that care, nurture, or supervision can be provided for students who are enrolled in preschool through Grade 6 before the school day Monday through Friday beginning at 6:00 am, and after the school day Monday through Friday until 6:00 pm.

The Boardís Latch-Key Program also shall be provided when school is not otherwise in session so that care, nurture, or supervision can be provided during school vacation periods.

The Latch-Key Program provided by the School Corporation shall meet the standards established by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) and the Division of Family and Children.

The fees to be charged shall be sufficient to cover the Corporationís costs for security, maintenance, utilities, school personnel, and other costs directly attributable to the use of the facility for the Latch-Key Program. The Board shall annually approve the fees to be charged on a per participant basis for the Corporationís Latch-Key Program.

The Board shall establish a minimum number of participants required if a Latch-Key Program is to be provided by the Corporation. If that minimum number is not attained, the Superintendent shall apply for a waiver from the IDOE.

The maximum staff-child ratios in the child care program, whether operated by the Corporation or another organization, shall be as follows:

 

A.

If the program is limited to students in Kindergarten through Grade 6, the maximum number of children to be supervised by one (1) staff person is:

 
 

1.

fifteen (15) if there are children who are five (5) years of age in the group;

 
 

2.

twenty (20) for groups containing only children who are six (6) years of age or older.

 

B.

If the program includes preschool age children, the maximum number of children to be supervised by one (1) staff person is:

 
 

1.

fifteen (15) if there are children who are five (5) years of age in the group;

 
 

2.

twenty (20) for groups containing only children who are six (6) years of age or older.

 
 

3.

The program shall follow the regulations of the Division of Family and Children with respect to the maximum number of children to be supervised by one (1) staff member for children younger than five (5) years of age.

I.C. 20-26-5-1 thru -3
470 I.A.C. 3-4.6

Revised 12/19/01
Revised 11/5/02
Revised 12/5/17

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