Legal Information 2016-12-07T09:01:48+00:00

Disclaimer
The material in this Website could include technical inaccuracies or other errors. The use of this site is at the User’s risk. Neither the Elkhart Community School District nor any other party involved in creating or producing this Website shall be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages arising out of a User’s access to or use of this Website. The Elkhart Community School District does not warrant that the functional aspects of the Website will be error-free, or that this Website or the servers that make it available are free of viruses or other harmful components.

Copyright
These Web pages include a variety of materials created by ECS administrators, students, teachers and others. Although any photograph, audio clip or written work may be freely available on the World Wide Web, or from other sources, and may not include any statement about copyright, the U. S. Copyright Act nevertheless provides that such works are protected by copyright. Users must assume that all images, audio clips, software configurations or written works are protected by copyright until they learn otherwise.

The Elkhart Community Schools would like users to make productive use of materials found on these Web pages if the use is for a non-profit educational purpose. However, unless use rights are clearly stated with respect to an individual item, users must seek permission from the copyright owner/creator for all uses that are not allowed by fair use and other provisions for the U. S. Copyright Act. If you need assistance with identifying or locating the copyright/creator of a work, please contact the listed technical advisor for the web page from which you linked to this statement.

It is School District policy that its website and electronic mail communications may not be used in a manner which violates the United States Copyright Act. Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U. S. C. Section 512(c), the following person has been designated as the School District’s agent to receive notification of any claimed copyright infringement: W. Douglas Thorne, Director of Personnel and Legal Services, 2720 California Road, Elkhart, IN 46514.

Links
Elkhart Community Schools is not responsible for the content, opinions, or advice expressed on non-ECS sites which might be accessed via links from this Website. Linking to a Website does not constitute an endorsement by the Elkhart Community Schools nor by any of its employees.

Student Directory Information Available
Most information about students enrolled in the Elkhart Community School District cannot be made public without parent permission or the permission of students themselves who are at least 18 years old. Federal law prohibits schools from releasing information without permission. The exception is known as directory information.

The Elkhart Community Schools has defined directory information as: student’s name, address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student.

Parents who do not want directory information released about their children must notify their school’s principal in writing.