Oregon-Davis School Corporation
Bylaws & Policies
 

2262 - LATCH-KEY PROGRAMS

The School Board shall solicit proposals from nonprofit or for-profit organizations to 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 Kindergarten through Grade 6 after the school day Monday through Friday until 5 pm.

The contract proposal shall require the responsible offeror whose proposal to operate the Latch-Key Program is determined in writing to be the most advantageous to the Corporation to meet the standards established by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) and the Division of Family and Children. The Corporation shall comply with I.C. 5-22-9 in awarding a contract to operate a child care program (Latch-Key program).

The Boardís facilities shall be available without a fee for facility use to the responsible offeror whose proposal to operate the Latch-Key Program is determined in writing to be the most advantageous to the Corporation.

The contract proposal shall specify the costs for security, maintenance, utilities, school personnel, and other costs directly attributable to the use of the facility for the Latch-Key Program that will be reimbursed to the Corporation when billed bi-monthly for the duration of the contract.

The contract proposal will specify the fees that will be charged to parents for this service and will prohibit increases in those fees during the term of the contract.

The contract proposal shall specify the minimum number of participants required if a Latch-Key Program is to be provided for the Corporation by the offeror selected by the Board.

If that minimum number is not attained, the Superintendent shall apply for a waiver from the IDOE and the contract shall be considered null and void.

The organization operating the Corporationís Latch-Key Program shall maintain adequate liability insurance of not less than $100,000 per person and $1,000,000 per occurrence and shall list the Corporation on the policy as an insured.

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 12/11/17

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