Educational Sessions for Parents

The Special Services Department welcomes communication regarding special education and related topics with all stakeholder groups, especially parents. Through an annual parent survey process, parents have communicated wanting more information about topics and organizations supporting youth with disabilities. As a result, a planning group of parents, partner agencies and District leadership staff designed three educational sessions available for all parents/guardians of youth with disabilities, during the 2018-2019 school year.

Report of Concern

The Sioux Falls School District believes that a valuable element of education is the development of respect for all individuals and seeks to provide equal access/equal opportunity for students, employees and the public to District programs and activities.

In an effort to provide a safe, respectful educational environment, the District prohibits discrimination in its policies, employment practices, programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, disability, national origin or ancestry, military/veteran status, genetic information or any other category protected by law. The District prohibits acts of discrimination toward any individual(s) while on District property or at District sponsored activities. Additionally, the District provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying you should immediately report the alleged acts to the building principal, the department director, or the Civil Rights Officer, Brett Arenz (605) 367-4670 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The District will investigate all reports of harassment/discrimination, bullying, or other allegations harmful to the school environment.

For more information see the links on this page or click on the tabs for more information on a specific topic.

Equal Opportunity/Non-discrimination

Equal Opportunity/Nondiscrimination - AC
Regulation Equal Opportunity/Nondiscrimination - AC-R


Student Harassment - JIAA
Regulation Student Harassment - JIAA-R
Bullying - JFCE


Harassment - GBAA
Regulation Harassment - GBAA-R
Code of Conduct - GBEB


Civil Rights Officer Contact Information

Brett Arenz
201 East 38th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
(605) 367-4670
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Bus School

A 2019 NASDPTS survey identified 95,000 illegal passes across 39 states in a single day; that’s over 17 million near misses in one school year.

Given this information, now is a good time to refresh ourselves on how to share the roads with school buses, and create a safer environment for students. The Sioux Falls School District wants each student to get to school, and back home again, safely, every day. While school buses are statistically the safest way for students to travel, there are things everyone can do to keep school buses, and students, safe.

School Bus


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