• Overview

    This section includes the following policies and information important to families. 
    Please take time to read them and contact the District Office at 845-279-8000 if you have any questions.

    Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR)

    In compliance with New York State Education Law, parents and legal guardians of a student may request the final rating and the overall effectiveness score for each teacher and building principal their student is assigned to for the current school year. 

    Title I - Parents Right to Know

    In accordance with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended, parents/guardians of students have the right to request specific information about the professional qualifications of their children's classroom teachers. 

    Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

    New York State's Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) seeks to provide the State's public elementary and secondary school 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.

    Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

    The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students who are 18 years of age or older ("eligible students") certain rights with respect to the student's education records.

    Freedom of Information Policy

    It is the policy of the Board of Education to inform members of the public about the administration and operation of public schools in accordance with the Freedom of Information Law of the State of New York.

    Parent's Bill of Rights for Data Privacy & Security

    Legislation was recently enacted requiring the posting of a “Parent’s" Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security” on district websites. The mandatory transmission of student data points to third-party clearinghouses was also eliminated as a result of this legislation.

    Responsible Use Policy

    The Director of Technology and Innovation shall establish regulations governing the use and security of the district's computer network. All users of the district's computer network and equipment shall comply with this policy and those regulations. Failure to comply may result in disciplinary action as well as suspension and/or revocation of computer access privileges.

    Student Directory Information and Release of Information to Military Recruiters

    The District limits the disclosure of its designated directory information.

    Student Evaluation, Promotion, and Placement