|Safety and Security|
The ID Badge is considered part of Auburn program attire. Students are required to wear their Auburn ID card at all times, which is provided at the beginning of the school year. The ID badge must be clearly visible and presented upon request to any teacher, administrator, resource officer, or school personnel. If a student's original ID is lost or stolen, a duplicate ID card must be purchased at a cost of $5.
The interior and exterior of Auburn is under surveillance by video equipment. A recording may be used as evidence by administrators or the police in any situation involving the violation of any rule, regulation, policy or law. Electronic surveillance cameras are in constant operation throughout the facility, and may be monitored at any time. For further information contact Joe Atwell at 440.357.7542 ext. 8162.
Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying
Harassment, intimidation, or bullying behavior by any student in the Auburn Vocational School District is strictly prohibited, and such conduct may result in disciplinary action, including suspension and/or expulsion from school. "Harassment, intimidation, or bullying", in accordance with House Bill 276, means any intentional written, verbal, graphic or physical act including electronically transmitted acts i.e., Internet, cell phone, camera, personal digital assistant (PDA), or wireless hand-held device, either overt or covert, by a student or group of students toward other students/school personnel with the intent to harass, intimidate, injure, threaten, ridicule, or humiliate. Such behaviors are prohibited on or immediately adjacent to school grounds, at any school-sponsored activity, on school provided transportation. Students shall not discriminate against or harass school employees or other students on the basis of sex, color, race, national origin, age, religion, or disability. “Harass” includes, without limitation: bullying, intimidation, insults, persistent annoyance or other abuse whether physical, verbal or in writing. Any speech or action that creates a hostile, intimidating, or offensive learning environment is prohibited. Refer to: Title VI, Title IX and Section 504 Grievance Procedures in the student handbook. In accordance with Ohio Revised Code (ORC) Section 3313.666, Auburn Career Center collects and monitors data of all reported incidents of bullying,the summary report is available in the downloads section located at the bottom of this page.
In Case of Fire
Instructions to be followed in case of fire are posted in each room. Familiarize yourself with them. The fire signal is automatic and its distinctive ring is easily recognized. when the signal is given, be prompt and orderly in leaving the building. Stay together as a class, be quiet and list for directions. The signal for return to class is the bell.
Safety Drills For: Fire, Tornado, Lock Down and Disaster
Drills will be held at various times during the school year in an effort to promote the safety of the students and staff at Auburn. Correct procedures for fire and tornado drills are posted in each classroom. Students will proceed to the designated areas during such drills in a quiet, professional manner.
Perry Power Plant Evacuation or Other Emergency Evacuation
The students will be bused to Mentor Ridge Junior High School. Ridge Junior High is located at 7660 Johnnycake Ridge (Route 84), Mentor, across from the Great Lakes Mall. Students may be picked up at Ridge Junior High School. any student not picked up by 8:00 p.m. will be transported to Willoughby South High School located at 5000 Shankland Road, Willoughby. To get from Ridge Junior to the South High School, take Route 84 West for about four miles to Shankland Road. Turn right on Shankland Road and proceed North. South High School is on the left. Students that drive to Auburn will be allowed to use their vehicle to leave the premises, but will be encouraged not to go home if their home is within the danger zone. This zone will depend on where the accident is located and the severity. Please keep in mind that students attend Auburn from Lake and Geauga Counties. Thus, students are coming to Auburn form a large geographic area and some students will be able to go directly home if they drove.
School Resource Officer
In an effort to promote a safe learning environment, ACC will have a school resource officer available to our students. The officer may help students with any problems that require law enforcement attention. Any student wishing to speak with the officer may do so at any time during the school day. In order to maintain a standard of confidentiality, the student may report directly to the school resource officer's room. If the officer in not available, they may notify the High School Office of their request for an appointment and the officer will be contacted.
All visitors are required to sign in and obtain a visitor’s pass in the High School Office. No social visitors are permitted to visit Auburn during the school day, including lunch. Approved sophomore visitors will be permitted to visit and explore programs through the Student Services Department.
Protection and Privacy of Student Records
Auburn Vocational School District maintains many student records including both directory information and confidential information. Directory information includes: a student's name; address; telephone number; date and place of birth; major field of study; participation in officially-recognized activities; dates of attendance; date of graduation; or awards received. Directory information can be provided upon request to any individual, other than a for-profit organization, even without the written consent of a parent. Parents may refuse to allow the Board to disclose any or all “directory information” upon written notification to the Board.
Other than directory information, access to all other student records is protected by FERPA and Ohio law. Except in limited circumstances as specifically defined in State and Federal law, the School District is prohibited from releasing confidential education records to any outside individual or organization without the prior written consent of the parents, or the adult student, as well as those individuals who have matriculated and entered a postsecondary educational institution at any age. The Board will provide access or release directory information to armed forces recruiters unless the parent or student request that prior written consent be obtained. Confidential records include test scores, psychological reports, behavioral data, disciplinary records, and communications with family and outside service providers.
Students and parents have the right to review and receive copies of all educational records. Costs for copies of records may be charged to the parent. To review student records please provide a written notice identifying requested student records to high school principal. You will be given an appointment with the appropriate person to answer any questions and to review the requested student records.
Parents and adult students have the right to amend a student record when they believe that any of the information contained in the record is inaccurate, misleading or violates the student’s privacy. A parent or adult student must request the amendment of a student record in writing and if the request is denied, the parent or adult student will be informed of his/her rights to a hearing on the matter.
Campus Safety Act (Clery) Compliance
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act is a federal statute codified, with implementing regulations in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations.
The Clery Act requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on and near their respective campuses.
The law is named for victim Jeanne Clery, a 19-year-old Lehigh University freshman in 1986. The backlash against unreported crimes on numerous campuses across the country led to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The Clery Act, signed in 1990, was originally known as the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act.
The report contains information and crime statistics for the three previous calendar years regarding crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by HPU; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible to the campus. The report also contains information regarding campus security and personal safety topics such as crime prevention, fire safety, safety and security on campus.
All potental criminal incidents are reported to the school resource officer, who is a Lake County Sheriff Deputy. For more information, please contact the Lake County Sheriff's office at 440-350-5500.
Violence Against Women Act
For information about the Violence Against Women Act, please click here.