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.
Under the Dignity Act, schools will be responsible for collecting and reporting data regarding material incidents of discrimination and harassment.
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.
The Superintendent of Schools shall develop regulations ensuring compliance with the Freedom of Information Law and governing the procedures to be followed to obtain access to district records, and submit such regulations to the Board for approval. The Superintendent shall designate, with Board approval, a Records Access and Records Management Officer, pursuant to law.
INTEGRATED PEST MANAGMENT
PARENTS' BILL OF RIGHTS
Legislation was recently enacted requiring the posting of a “Parental 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 Brewster Central School District is committed to optimizing student learning and teaching. The district considers student access to digital learning resources, including the Internet to be a powerful and valuable educational and research tool, and encourages the use of computers and other web enabled technology in district classrooms for the purpose of advancing and promoting learning, student engagement and teaching.