Kategoriarkiv: USA (United States of America)

Livermore Valley Charter Preparatory loses accreditation

Livermore Valley Charter Preparatory liste over brudd på regler er imponerende. De hadde ca 90 utvekslingselever, som de etter juni 2017 ikke lenger får beholde. De har mistet bevilling fra både SEVIS og tillatelse til å fornye sin charter (august 2016).

Er man elev der nå, er jeg ikke sikker på hvilken verdi et avgangsbevis har.

Foreign student exchange

In 2005, Tri-Valley Learning Corporation (TVLC) in California established  charter schools ranging from elementary school to high school. The high school is Livermore Valley Charter Preparatory (LVCP). About 90 foreign exchange students attend the school. Investigations into irregularities (see below) started February 2016. As a result of these investigations, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) withdrew LVCP’s accreditation*. The school district denied LVCP’s petition of charter renewal December 2016. LVCP is no longer listed as having SEVIS F-1 certification. The school has said that they will stop their student exchange program from July 2017.

3rd February 2016 Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) sent the Governing Board of the TVLC a Notice of Violation (NOV). Among other things, the NOV concerns the below violations with regards to LVCP’s exchange students.**  Media got hold of the information and several in-depth articles about this issue can be found on the…

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CSIET non-endorsement

«Listing is neither an endorsement of an organization nor a guarantee of the quality of its programs. In addition, listing by CSIET does not suggest that only listed organizations are legitimate.» (CSIET)

Criminal backgrounds

 “When we looked at 7,000 applicants, we didn’t think it would uncover 700 people that have criminal histories.”

~ Jim Samuels, Senior Official, The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 2011

California State regulations re. exchange students

(f) Selection of host families and assignment of students shall be made as far in advance of the student’s arrival as possible, but in no event less than three weeks prior to departure from the student’s home.

Authority cited: Section 12627, Government Code. Reference: Sections 12627 and 12629, Government Code

 

USA: Regulations

§ Sec. 62. 25 Secondary school students.

(d) Program administration: (10) Refrain, without exception, from acting as: (i) Both a host family and a local coordinator or area supervisor for an exchange student;

Kinder Surprise Eggs prohibited in the USA

I discovered this today. You will be taking the chance of getting fined for US$ 2500 for EACH egg you bring into the USA. What a nice surprise that would be??

Kinder Chocolate Eggs are Prohibited

Kinder chocolate eggs are prohibited as an export to the U.S. because the toy surprise hidden inside poses a choking and aspiration hazard in children younger than three years of age. The Kinder eggs are hollow milk chocolate eggs about the size of a large hen’s egg and are usually packaged in a colorful foil wrapper. The toy within the egg is contained in an oval-shaped plastic capsule and has small parts that require assembly. Each egg contains a different toy.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has determined that this product fails to meet small parts requirements for children less than three years of age. Additional information regarding unsafe toys and product recall announcements can be found at the CPSC website. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the CPSC work jointly to ensure the safety of imported goods by examining, sampling and testing products that may present substantial hazards.

US Regulations

§ Sec. 62. 25 Secondary school students.
(f) Student enrollment.
(2) Under no circumstance may a sponsor facilitate the entry into the United States of an exchange student for whom a written school placement has not been secured.