Principal's Message


Stacey Thompson
Principal - Russell Area Technology Center

Welcome to the RATC!!!

Welcome Students!!!

The RATC has a long history of providing excellent educational opportunities to propel our students into college and career readiness.  Our Staff, Faculty, and Administration are here to serve our students and prepare them to reach their highest potential.  We highly encourage you, our students, to engage in our clubs, events, and activities as they are opportunities for you to develop relationships, fine tune your talents and skills, and open your eyes to a wealth of career possibilities.  Our goal is to make you, not only college and career ready, but life ready! 

The information on this webpage will be helpful to you as your journey unfolds here at the RATC.  We believe that every student deserves the right to experience high quality education in a safe and orderly environment.  Our Vision Statement is as follows:

We are an educational system with dedicated staff, motivated students, and state of the art equipment and facilities, which meet the needs of all students.

Our Mission Statement is to develop a skilled and versatile individual by providing technical education and training. 

Our Goals at RATC are:

  • Provide technical skills training to secondary students, which leads to successful Post- Secondary transition;
  • Enhance career exploration options for secondary students;
  • Collaborate with local school districts to enhance the educational growth of all students;
  • Respond to the training needs of business and industry for the community;
  • Become an Area Technology Center of Excellence; and
  • Continue to improve quality education for lifelong learning.

Please remember that the RussellATC has its own Infinite Campus that is separate from your student's home high school Infinite Campus.  The teachers at the Russell Technical School use the KYTech Infinite Campus website for grades.  This means you cannot use your regular high school parent portal to see your student's grades. 

To see your student's assignment grades in detail, you will have to login to our RATC Infinite Campus website.  Here is the link to our Infinite Campus portal:

http://kyede13.infinitecampus.org/campus/atc.jsp

Please use the following to login to your student's account:

Username:  Student Number (10-digit number on Summary Page of your home high school's Infinite Campus 

Password:  First Letter(First Name)First Letter (Last Name)Birthdate(Six Digits)

Thank you for choosing to be part of the RATC!  This is your school and you are part of something bigger than yourself here! We are a family and responsible to each other.  Please remember to treat our school, equipment, and personnel with respect as you travel through your path.  Your experience here is what you make it and your character choices say everything about who you are.  Be a positive example and you will receive positive results!  We are looking forward to working alongside you and celebrating your successes and accomplishments throughout your journey! 

If you need anything, please do not hesitate to come to us!  Again, we are here for you!  For questions, please contact me, Stacey Thompson, RATC Principal, at (606) 836-1256 or via email @ stacey.thompson@russellind.kyschools.us.  Thank you so much!  

Sincerely,

Stacey Thompson, Principal

Russell Area Technology Center

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2021 NON-DISCRIMINATION NOTICE

KY TECH Russell Area Technology Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

The programs offered at the Russell Area Technology Center include:

  • Business & Marketing
  • Computer-Aided Drafting and Design
  • Computer Science
  • Electricity
  • Health Science
  • Welding

For more information contact:

Stacey Thompson, Principal

Russell Area Technology Center

705 Red Devil Lane, Russell, KY 41169

stacey.thompson@russellind.kyschools.us

606-836-1256

606-836-3784 (Fax)

 

Model Notification of Rights under FERPA for Schools

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students who are 18 years of age or older ("eligible students") certain rights with respect to the student's education records.  These rights are:

  1. The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days after the day the [Name of school (“School”)] receives a request for access.

Parents or eligible students who wish to inspect their child’s or their education records should submit to the school principal [or appropriate school official] a written request that identifies the records they wish to inspect.  The school official will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.

  1. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.

Parents or eligible students who wish to ask the [School] to amend their child’s or their education record should write the school principal [or appropriate school official], clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it should be changed.  If the school decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the school will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment.  Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.

  1. The right to provide written consent before the school discloses personally identifiable information (PII) from the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.

One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests.  The criteria for determining who constitutes a school official and what constitutes a legitimate educational interest must be set forth in the school’s or school district’s annual notification for FERPA rights.  A school official typically includes a person employed by the school or school district as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel) or a person serving on the school board.  A school official also may include a volunteer,  contractor, or consultant who, while not employed by the school, performs an institutional service or function for which the school would otherwise use its own employees and who is under the direct control of the school with respect to the use and maintenance of PII from education records, such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist; a parent or student volunteering to serve on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee; or a parent, student, or other volunteer assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.  A school official typically has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.

[Optional] Upon request, the school discloses education records without consent to officials of another school or school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll, or is already enrolled if the disclosure is for purposes of the student’s enrollment or transfer.  [NOTE:  FERPA requires a school or school district to make a reasonable attempt to notify the parent or student of the records request unless it states in its annual notification that it intends to forward records on request or the disclosure is initiated by the parent or eligible student.]

  1. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the [School] to comply with the requirements of FERPA.  The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA are:

Student Privacy Policy Office

U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue, SW

Washington, DC  20202

[NOTE:  In addition, a school may want to include its directory information public notice, as required by § 99.37 of the regulations, with its annual notification of rights under FERPA.]

[Optional]  See the list below of the disclosures that elementary and secondary schools may make without consent.

FERPA permits the disclosure of PII from students’ education records, without consent of the parent or eligible student, if the disclosure meets certain conditions found in § 99.31 of the FERPA regulations.  Except for disclosures to school officials, disclosures related to some judicial orders or lawfully issued subpoenas, disclosures of directory information, and disclosures to the parent or eligible student, § 99.32 of the FERPA regulations requires the school to record the disclosure.  Parents and eligible students have a right to inspect and review the record of disclosures.  A school may disclose PII from the education records of a student without obtaining prior written consent of the parents or the eligible student –

  • To other school officials, including teachers, within the educational agency or institution whom the school has determined to have legitimate educational interests.  This includes contractors, consultants, volunteers, or other parties to whom the school has outsourced institutional services or functions, provided that the conditions listed in § 99.31(a)(1)(i)(B)(1) - (a)(1)(i)(B)(3) are met. (§ 99.31(a)(1))
  • To officials of another school, school system, or institution of postsecondary education where the student seeks or intends to enroll, or where the student is already enrolled if the disclosure is for purposes related to the student’s enrollment or transfer, subject to the requirements of § 99.34.  (§ 99.31(a)(2)) 
  • To authorized representatives of the U. S. Comptroller General, the U. S. Attorney General, the U.S. Secretary of Education, or State and local educational authorities, such as the State educational agency (SEA) in the parent or eligible student’s State.  Disclosures under this provision may be made, subject to the requirements of § 99.35, in connection with an audit or evaluation of Federal- or State-supported education programs, or for the enforcement of or compliance with Federal legal requirements that relate to those programs.  These entities may make further disclosures of PII to outside entities that are designated by them as their authorized representatives to conduct any audit, evaluation, or enforcement or compliance activity on their behalf, if applicable requirements are met.  (§§ 99.31(a)(3) and 99.35)
  • In connection with financial aid for which the student has applied or which the student has received, if the information is necessary for such purposes as to determine eligibility for the aid, determine the amount of the aid, determine the conditions of the aid, or enforce the terms and conditions of the aid.  (§ 99.31(a)(4))
  • To State and local officials or authorities to whom information is specifically allowed to be reported or disclosed by a State statute that concerns the juvenile justice system and the system’s ability to effectively serve, prior to adjudication, the student whose records were released, subject to § 99.38.  (§ 99.31(a)(5))
  • To organizations conducting studies for, or on behalf of, the school, in order to:  (a)  develop, validate, or administer predictive tests; (b)  administer student aid programs; or (c)  improve instruction, if applicable requirements are met.  (§ 99.31(a)(6))
  • To accrediting organizations to carry out their accrediting functions.  (§ 99.31(a)(7))
  • To parents of an eligible student if the student is a dependent for IRS tax purposes.  (§ 99.31(a)(8))
  • To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena if applicable requirements are met.  (§ 99.31(a)(9))
  • To appropriate officials in connection with a health or safety emergency, subject to § 99.36.  (§ 99.31(a)(10))
  • Information the school has designated as “directory information” if applicable requirements under § 99.37 are met.  (§ 99.31(a)(11))
  • To an agency caseworker or other representative of a State or local child welfare agency or tribal organization who is authorized to access a student’s case plan when such agency or organization is legally responsible, in accordance with State or tribal law, for the care and protection of the student in foster care placement.  (20 U.S.C. § 1232g(b)(1)(L))
  • To the Secretary of Agriculture or authorized representatives of the Food and Nutrition Service for purposes of conducting program monitoring, evaluations, and performance measurements of programs authorized under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act or the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, under certain conditions.  (20 U.S.C. § 1232g(b)(1)(K))

 

 

 

 




6/8/2021


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