Purpose and Goal

purpose and goal

The Shimek Before and After School Program, Inc., is a state licensed, non-profit corporation. The tax ID number is 42-131-7722. The program is organized to provide before and after school, conference days, care, and in the  summer care through collaboration with the Lincoln program.  We serve children in kindergarten through sixth grade. The program offers a variety of activities to stimulate self-expression, exploration and further development of the children in a safe, friendly environment.

Non-discrimination policy

It is the policy of the Shimek BASP and all organizations working alongside the Iowa City Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices.

Pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”), a child with disability is entitled to an equal opportunity to participate in before and after school programs. Shimek BASP will make all reasonable accommodations in policies, practices, or procedures to accommodate children with disabilities, unless accommodations would fundamentally alter the nature of the program or pose an undue burden. If Shimek BASP is unable to provide accommodations for a child with a disability, a meeting must be scheduled with the building principal, or their designee, and the District’s Director of Equity before a decision is made to ensure demonstration of an undue burden or fundamental alteration to the program has been met.

Grievance Procedure

If you believe you have been discriminated against, prepare a written complaint and provide it to the director or if applicable, board president, Kate Nesbett - (319) 321-0498 or kathryneblack@gmail.com, as soon as possible. Include details concerning the incident/s, name of individual involved, and names of any witnesses.

If you have concerns regarding a child care provider, please contact the Child Care Complaint Hotline at 844-786-1296.