The Schenevus Central School District is required to provide the following notifications to parents on an annual basis. They have been posted online for your convenience.
Annual Fire Inspection
In accordance with New York education law, Schenevus Central School District is required to publish a public notice of the filing of its annual fire inspection report within 20 days of filing it with the New York State Education Department (NYSED). It must be published at least once in the designated official newspaper of the district or a newspaper in general circulation for its postal area. For more information on annual fire inspection notices, please contact the district clerk at (607) 638-5530.
Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR)
New York State Education Law 3012-c, which governs the new Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) evaluation process, requires that school districts make available to parents the composite effectiveness score for their child's teacher. A teacher's composite effectiveness score is determined by classroom observations, student achievement, and student growth on state exams. Parents may also request the composite effectiveness score for the school principal.
Parents or guardians interested in learning the composite effectiveness score of their child's current teacher and/or principal should contact the Superintendent's Office at (607) 638-5530. Learn more.
Asbestos Management Plan
In accordance with the EPA's Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) of 1987 (40 CFR Part 763), and the New York State “Right to Know Law,” annual notices pertaining to the inspection and availability of management plans have been posted in each building. The District’s original Asbestos Management Plan was submitted to the New York State Education Department in Albany, New York on May 23, 1988. All management plan records are available for review at the office of the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, contact Joseph Bomba, LEA Designee, at (607) 638-5530.
Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening
New York State requires schools to track each student's Body Mass Index (BMI) and weight status category as part of school health examinations for students in grades 2, 4, 7 and 10. Every year, the New York State Department of Health will survey some schools for the number of pupils in each of six possible weight status categories. If Schenevus Central School is surveyed by the state, the district will share summary group data only, and will not share individual names or information. Parents who wish to exclude their child's data from such group calculations must notify the school nurse in writing.
Child Abuse Hotline Notification
If you suspect a child is being abused or maltreated (neglected), report it by calling 1-800-342-3720, a toll-free 24-hour hotline operated by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. If you believe a child is in immediate danger, call 911 or your local police department. Information about reporting child abuse and maltreatment (neglect) is available online at http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/cps/
Code of Conduct
Computer Acceptable Use Policy
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
As required under FERPA, the district would like to inform parents/guardians, and students 18 years of age or older currently in attendance, to their right to: inspect and review the student's education records; request that records be amended to ensure that they are accurate and not misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student's privacy or other rights; and control disclosures from the student's education records, with certain exceptions. For access to student records, please contact the Office of the Superintendent at (607) 638-5530.
Non-Discrimination Policy/Equal Opportunity Policy
The Schenevus Central School District is in compliance with the provision of Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, the Age Discrimination Act, and Dignity for All Students Act. This agency does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, military status, marital status, or disability in the employment and education opportunities it offers, including the vocational education opportunities available. Inquiries regarding these policies may be referred to Thomas Jennings, Title IX Coordinator, at (607) 638-5530.
No otherwise qualified individual with a disability, as defined in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, shall solely by reason of his or her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination under any programs or activity conducted by Schenevus Central School District. Furthermore, it is the intent of the District to ensure that students who are disabled within this definition are identified, evaluated and provided with appropriate educational services. For further information, contact the Building Principal.
Board of Education policy #7550 (DASA-Dignity for All Students Act), seeks to provide students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function. The Schenevus Central School District DASA Coordinators are Principal Matthew Wendel and School Counselor Laura Bouton. Learn more.
Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security
The Schenevus Central School District is committed to ensuring student privacy in accordance with local, state and federal regulations and district policies. To this end and pursuant to U.S. Department of Education (DOE) regulations (Education Law §2-d), the district is providing a Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security. Learn more.
Pesticide Application Notice
The Schenevus Central School District is required by law to maintain a list of staff and parents/guardians who wish to receive forty-eight (48) hour prior written notification of pesticide applications at school facilities. To be placed on the notification list, please complete a pesticide notification request form. For more information, contact District Pesticide Representative, Joseph Bomba, at (607) 638-5881.
Release of children from school
Board of Education policy provides for the release of children from school to authorized persons only. Each year, parents will be asked to designate, in writing, any persons so authorized.
Release of student information to military recruiters
Pursuant to the federal No Child Left Behind Act, Schenevus Central School District must disclose to military recruiters and institutions of higher learning, upon request, the names, addresses and telephone numbers of our high school juniors and seniors. However, parents or students may request, in writing, that the district not release such information. Parents, or students who are at least 18 years old, wishing to exercise their option to withhold their consent to the release of this information must contact the Guidance Office at (607) 638-9329.
Sex Offender Information
The Sex Offender Information page of the district website includes Board of Education policy, as well as, links to the New York State Sex Offender Registry and Otsego County Offender Watch.
Title I Information
Information regarding Title I, Academic Intervention Services (AIS), Response to Intervention (RTI), and teacher qualifications can be found on the Title I/AIS/RTI page of the district website.
The Schenevus Central School District is committed to providing a school environment that promotes and protects children’s health, well-being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity. To that end, the Board of Education has adopted the District Wellness Policy (Board of Education Policy #5684)
, which addresses nutritional standards of foods and beverages sold on school grounds, physical education, recess, nutrition and health education, and staff wellness.