The International School of Skin, Nailcare and Massage Therapy (ISSNMT) signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education (DOE), the Certification and Agreement and therefore provided the assurance that said institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to their students.
ISSNMT received $77,102 from the DOE for Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).
To date, ISSMT has distributed $44,500 to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. As students continue to return to campus on staggered schedules, the checks will continue to be given to students. The estimated number of students who are eligible to participate in the program and are eligible to receive to receive HEERF grants could be upwards of 150. The total number of students who have received a HEERF grant to date is 138 students.
ISSNMT determined that those students eligible for Financial Aid would be able to receive the HEERF grant. The grant quantity was determined by the number of eligible students at the time of receipt of funds. The institution determined to have 2 rounds of disbursements.
The Institution provided the following guidance to students upon disbursement of Round 1 grants: Any students who drop between Round 1 and Round 2 of disbursements will not receive a 2nd disbursement.
Any remaining funds from these possible withdrawals will be re-divided and distributed as part of the Round 2 grant disbursement.
Title IX Regulations
Non-Discrimination Policy and Students with Disabilities
The institution, its admission, instruction and graduation policies, do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, ethnic origin, creed, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal or State law. The institution will make reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities.
In accordance with the institution’s mission statement, the school will make every attempt to resolve any student complaint that is not frivolous or without merit. Complaint procedures will be included in new student orientation thereby assuring that all students know the steps to follow should they desire to register a complaint at any time. Evidence of final resolution of all complaints will be retained in school files in order to determine the frequency, nature, and patterns of complaints for the institution.
The following procedure outlines specific steps in the complaint process:
- The student should register the complaint in writing on the designated form provided by the institution within sixty (60) days of the date that the act which is the subject of the grievance occurred.
- The complaint form must be given to the Campus Director.
- The complaint will be reviewed by the administration and a response will be sent in writing to the student within thirty (30) days of receiving the complaint. The initial response may not provide for final resolution of the problem but will notify the student of continued investigation and/or actions being taken regarding the complaint.
- If the complaint is of such nature that it cannot be resolved by the administration, it will be referred to an appropriate agency if applicable.
- Depending on the extent and nature of the complaint, interviews with appropriate staff and other students may be necessary to reach a final resolution of the complaint.
- In cases of extreme conflict, it may be necessary to conduct an informal hearing regarding the complaint. If necessary, the administration will appoint a hearing committee consisting of one member selected by the school who has had no involvement in the dispute and who may also be a corporate officer, another member who may not be related to the student filing the complaint or another student in the school, and another member who may not be employed by the school or related to the school owners. The hearing will occur within 90 days of committee appointment. The hearing will be informal with the student presenting his/her case followed by the school’s response. The hearing committee will be allowed to ask questions of all involved parties. Within 15 days of the hearing, the committee will prepare a report summarizing each witness’ testimony and a recommended resolution for the dispute. School management shall consider the report and either accept, reject, or modify the recommendations of the committee. Corporate management shall consider the report and either accept, reject, or modify the recommendations of the committee.
- Students must exhaust the institution’s internal complaint process before submitting the complaint to the school’s accrediting or licensing agency, if applicable.
Students may also contact the Georgia Nonpublic Education Commission with complaints at:
2082 EAST EXCHANGE PLACE
TUCKER, GEORGIA 30084-5305
Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road
Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30084
Campus Security and Title IX Coordinator Contact Information.
Campus Security Information
On November 8, 1990, President George H. W. Bush signed the “Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990.” The Act applies to every institution of higher education that receives federal financial aid. Title II of the Act was called the “Campus Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990.” It requires institutions of higher education to distribute to all current students and employees, and applicants for enrollment or employment, two types of information: (1) Descriptions of policies related to campus security, and (2) Statistics concerning specific types of crimes. Amendments enacted in 1998 renamed Title II, and it is now known as the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.” The amendments require the disclosure of crimes that are reported to police and campus officials other than police, along with a breakdown of locations of criminal activity to be specified as on-campus, non-campus, residence hall or public property.
The ISSNMT Administration publishes this report to inform the ISSNMT staff, faculty and students of campus security policies, initiatives to prevent and respond to crime and emergencies, and the occurrence of crime on campus.
The data and full annual Security and Fire Report along with pertinent data will provide students with campus security policies concerning the occurrence of criminal offenses on campus, and non-campus building/property. ISSNMT does not recognize any off campus student organizations or on campus student housing that would be covered under this act. This report is available on the school’s website at www.ISSNschoolspa.com and is included in the New Student Orientation Manual. All prospective students may request a copy of this report from the Administration at any time and the report is provided to students via the website and written from each time the report is updated annually.
The purpose and authority of campus security personnel is limited to securing premises and protecting the facility. The enforcement authority of campus security personnel is limited to the enforcement of campus rules and regulations. Incidents that go beyond the scope of campus security personnel are referred to and investigated by the local law enforcement agency. All visitors must first check in with the Client Services Staff in the Spa/Salon and with the Receptionist in the Administrative/Classroom Building. All students are informed about additional campus security procedures at orientation.
Should students witness a crime in process or are a victim of a crime, the School requests the procedure below be followed: During school hours, notify the Campus Director and another administrator. In the event this individual is not on campus, inform a Faculty member or another Manager. If no one is available, call the Sandy Springs Police Department at 770-551-6900 immediately. Preserve any evidence for proof if at all possible.
Safety begins with being aware of the surroundings. Please keep in mind the following:
- When walking on campus and in the parking lot, be aware of who and what is around. Try not to walk alone and avoid streets and secluded pathways or alleyways. Walk in a group or with another student when possible. The Prado does have security personnel and they are familiar with our students. When they are available, and at their discretion, they often walk students to the parking lot.
- Do not carry large amounts of cash.
- Keep your bags zipped, closed and not easily accessible.
- Keep vehicle in good running condition. Have car keys out of bag, purse, or book bag before leaving the School. Always lock the vehicle and remove packages, valuables and personal mail with home address.
- Do not leave books or personal property unattended in the classroom or student break areas.
The following represents how the School will notify students and deal with crimes on campus.
- A campus crime report is updated annually and maintained in the Administrative offices. The annual campus crime statistics is updated annually and uploaded to the school’s website at www.issnschoolspa.com. Currently attending students may request a copy at any time and will be provided a copy of the Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report annually.
- To ensure the accurate and prompt reporting of crimes, authorized administrative personnel will take a full written statement from involved parties and witnesses at all reported emergency or criminal incidents. The written statements are included as part of a written report and such statements may be used by campus security personnel and local/state law enforcement authorities for the purpose of criminal apprehension and/or crime prevention.
- Criminal incidents may also be reviewed by the School’s administrative staff for the purpose of disciplinary action up to, and including, arrest and termination from the school.
Sexual assault prevention programs and counseling for sex offenders are available in Sandy Springs. Students are informed at Orientation of If any disciplinary proceedings are held in cases of sex offense, both the accuser and the accused have the opportunity to have others present. Both the accuser and the accused will be informed of the School’s final disposition and any School disciplinary proceeding and any sanction imposed against the accused.
CAMPUS ALERTS AND REPORTING
Title IX Policy and Procedure
Students are required to complete, as part of registration, correct contact information to include the following:
- Email address
- Cell phone number
- Email address and cell phone number of a significant other/spouse/parent if the student wishes them to be added to the campus alert notification.
The Campus Security Authority (CSA) will ensure all contact information is placed in a database for the purposes of Campus Alerts. This database may also include using Constant Contact, texting to student phones, and emailing. Students who unsubscribe to Constant Contact or do not notify the school of email address or cell phone changes will not receive alerts. Campus Alerts are used to alert students of the following:
- Imminent danger on campus
- Missing student (identified when a parent/significant other/spouse contacts the campus with a concern that the student is missing and the student has not been in attendance for more than 24 hours).
- Inclement or dangerous weather (tornado warning, hurricane warning, blizzard warning).
- Emergency evacuation.
- School closures for any of the above reasons.
A campus crime log is maintained in the administrative office and a designated Campus Security Authority is responsible for the maintenance of the log and to accept crime reports from students and/or employees. Students should report any of the following that occurs on campus, in the parking lot or at a school sanction event off campus:
- Harassment or Sexual Harassment
- Bullying on campus
- Social Media Bullying or Harassment by other students or employees
- Stalking that occurs on campus
- Sexual Violence or Assault or Dating Violence
- Hate Crimes that occur on campus
- Aggravated Assault that occurs on campus
- Any crime not included in this list
TITLE IX POLICY AND COORDINATOR
International School of Skin, Nailcare & Massage Therapy is committed to complying with all laws associated with the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. This law prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex in admissions to, employment with, and otherwise in the operation of its educational program and activities. This law also extends to students, employees and third parties. International School of Skin, Nailcare & Massage Therapy as a ZERO TOLERANCE policy towards domestic violence, dating violence and stalking in addition to everything covered under the Jeanne Clery Act and VAWA.
The school has developed a policy to ensure full compliance and identified an individual as the Title IX Coordinator or Campus Security Authority. Ms. Pam Jones is the Title IX Coordinator for International School of Skin, Nailcare & Massage Therapy. She oversees and supports the School’s enforcement of its Title IX policy.
Ms. Jones may reached at:
Or via telephone at 404-843-1005, Ext. 115.
International School of Skin, Nailcare, & Massage Therapy
The Prado Shopping Center
5600 Roswell Rd, N.E., Suite #F190
Atlanta, GA 30342
If Ms. Jones is not available, Ms. Khalilah Valentine-Smith is available to be contacted at email@example.com and her phone extension is 106 or Mr. Andrew Dacres at ext. 108 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Ms. Pam Jones can also be contacted at email@example.com or extension 103.
Resources for victims of crimes are available through the CSA’s office and/or on the Violence Against Women/Clery Act bulletin board on campus. Student’s rights include being able to report anonymously. This can be done by sending a letter or requesting a crime report form. In all cases, when a student reports a crime, confidentiality by school administration is maintained when possible. Appropriate disciplinary action and investigation will take place up to, and including, notifying the local authorities.
Following are the rights of survivors of violence or crimes:
- Survivors shall be notified of their options to notify law enforcement.
- Accuser and accused must have the same opportunity to have others present.
- Both parties shall be informed of the outcome of any disciplinary proceeding.
- Survivors shall be notified of counseling services.
- Survivors shall be notified of options for changing academic and living situations
The International School of Skin, Nailcare and Massage Therapy has a ZERO Tolerance Policy regarding activities creating a safety hazard to other persons at the International School of Skin, Nailcare and Massage Therapy including, but not limited to, bullying, cyber-bullying, verbal abuse, sexual harassment, threats of violence, possession and/or use of drugs, alcohol or weapons on International School of Skin, Nailcare and Massage Therapy premises.
Retaliation is prohibited against any person who makes a complaint or who is a witness under this policy and will result in disciplinary action against the person responsible for the retaliation. Concerns may be raised to the Campus Director and if no response, forwarded to the Corporate Office.