All students between 5 and 21 years of age have the right to a free public education. Children may not be refused admission because of race, color, creed or national origin, sex, citizenship, handicapping condition, or immigration status.
The Ithaca City School District requires the collection and recording of the ethnic identity of students in the Ithaca City School District in accordance with the Federal categories and definitions. The information will be used to:
* Report information to the State and Federal Education Departments.
* Plan educational programs and make sure they are readily available to all students.
* Analyze differences in the academic performance, attendance and completion of school.
The Ithaca City School District understands the sensitive nature of this information and wishes to assure you the your answers to the following two (2) questions will be kept secure and confidential in accordance with all State and Federal privacy laws and regulations.