Alabama Virtual Academy at Eufaula City Schools (ALVA) complies with all federal and state education laws. The following information and resources are made available for parents to know their legal rights as well as ALVA's school policies and procedures.
English Language Learners (ELL) Coordinator
Misti Meko Venegas
Parents/guardians may request a live interpreter at any time. Please contact ALVA at 334.689.5059.
Learn more about English language learners:
Request for Parent/Guardian Interpreter Services
Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Compliance Act Coordinator/Special Programs Manager
Request for Parent/Guardian Disability Accommodations
If any parent/guardian has a disability or other limitation that would impact their ability to participate fully in their child’s educational planning process, ALVA would be happy to discuss available accommodations that may maximize the parent/guardian’s participation. Please contact:
Current Copy of Procedural Safeguards Notice Regarding Special Education
In accordance with federal and state regulations, ALVA will provide an annual public notice to families informing them of ALVA's Child Find responsibilities, procedures involved in the identification of educational disabilities, and determination of students’ services and support needs.
View information about special education procedures: Special Education and Services at ALVA [PDF]
View parental rights of children requiring special education: Special Education Rights and Procedural Safeguards at ALVA [PDF]
Special Education Grievances or Dispute Resolution
The following resources provide information about dispute resolution procedures (including mediation), state complaint procedures, and due process complaint and due process hearing procedures under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). These resources are from the Alabama State Department of Education:
Notice to Parents and Individuals Required to Make Referrals
The Child Find requirement applies to all children ages birth through 21 who reside within a state, including children who attend public and private schools, highly mobile children, migrant children, homeless children and children who are wards of the state regardless of the severity of their disability. (34 CFR §300.111)
Notice of Child Find Activity: Confidentiality of Personally Identifiable Information
Before any major Child Find activity, the LEA must give notice to parents of its procedures to protect the confidentiality of personally identifiable information used to meet special education requirements.
Child Find Coordinator
For more information on the following topics, see the Special Education and Services at ALVA [PDF]
Public notice of Special Services and Programs
Special Education Consent to Evaluate
Special Education (IEP) or Service Agreements (504 Plans)
Special Education Grievances or Disputes
Dispute Resolution Options
Homelessness and McKinney-Vento Act
This federal law ensures that the educational needs of homeless children and youth are met through immediate enrollment, comparable services, and supplemental services. All homeless children and youth must have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as provided to other children and youths. They must be afforded the opportunity to meet the same challenging state student academic achievement standards to which all students are held.
McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 11431 et seq.
Alabama Administrative Code 290-3-1- .02(7)(c) through 290-3-1-.02(7)(i)(iv)
McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Liaison/Foster Care Coordinator
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Additional Parent Resources
Learn how to request information about teacher qualifications:
- Learn how to work collaboratively with schools and agencies to improve services for children with disabilities at the Alabama Parent Education Center.