Legal Notices & Disclaimers
- USDA Non-Discrimination Statement
- Links to External Sites Disclaimer
- Family Educational Rights and Policies Act (FERPA)
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Use of Personal Information
LSS is committed to protecting your privacy. We will not collect any personal information unless you voluntarily provide it by sending us an e-mail, participating in a survey, or completing an online form. When a user submits personally-identifiable information, it is used only for the purpose stated at the time of collection.
Our website, similar to other standard websites, tracks Web browsing patterns to understand how the website is being used. This “generic” information is collected through the use of “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer to “remember” your preferences such as calendar settings and site bookmarks on the website from visit to visit, or to maintain your “logged in” status when visiting password-protected areas. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally-identifiable information while on our site. Web browsers have settings allowing you to reject cookies, selectively accept cookies, or delete cookies previously accepted. Please be aware that rejecting or deleting cookies from our website may make certain functions unavailable to you.
Like most website servers, this website uses statistical packages such as Google Analytics to analyze trends in how the website is accessed and utilized. Information monitored includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, geographic location of visitors (country, city), browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, time spent on pages, and keywords used to find our site via search engines. This information is anonymous and cannot be directly linked to individual users. We may use it to identify high-use or low-use areas of the site, pinpoint problem areas of the site, analyze broad demographic trends in our visitors, and make decisions about how to make it easier for people to find and navigate our website.
This website uses Google Analytics to help understand how visitors engage with the site. Your Web browser automatically sends certain information to Google. This includes, for example, the Web address of the page that you're visiting and your IP address. Google may also set cookies on your browser, or read cookies that are already there. If you would like further information on how Google uses data when you use our website you may visit: google.com/policies/privacy/partners.
The Lakeland School System website contains links to sites outside our school system site (External Sites). The Lakeland School System makes every effort to check the validity of outgoing internet links, but is not responsible for any Internet content outside of this website. As a visitor to the System Website, you agree and acknowledge that the System:
(i) Has provided these links to External Sites for your convenience only;
(ii) Has no control over these External Sites;
(iii) Is not responsible for the availability of these External Sites:
(iv) Does not endorse nor is responsible or liable for any content, advertisements, products, or other materials on or made available from these External Sites.
Further, you acknowledge and agree that the System shall not be responsible or liable, either directly or indirectly, for any error, damage or loss caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any content, goods, or services available on or through these External Sites.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are "eligible students." For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education.
Lakeland School System offers educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability and adheres to the provisions of the Family Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).