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April 23, 2017

Board of Education 

Policy Manual Table of Contents  

 

 

 

Under state law, there is a formal process by which policies are added to or changed in a school district's policy manual. All proposed changes must appear on the agenda of at least two Board of Education meetings before being approved. Proposed changes appear first as a discussion item at one meeting. Board members cannot vote on the change until a subsequent meeting. Policies are reviewed periodically to keep them up-to-date.

To ensure accessibility, paper copies of downloadable documents may be requested by contacting the district office at 518 895-2279.

Section 0000: Foreward, Philosophy
Section 1000: Bylaws
Section 2000: Internal Operations
Section 3000: Community Relations
Section 4000: Administration
Section 5000: Non-Instructional/Business Operations
Section 6000: Personnel
Section 7000: Students
Section 8000: Instruction
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Section 0000: Foreward, Philosophy

0000 Foreward
0001 Philosophy Statement
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Section 1000: Bylaws
ORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
1110 School District and Board of Education Legal Status
1120 Board of Education Authority
1130 Number of Members and Terms of Office

NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS
1210 Board of Education Members: Qualifications
1220 Board of Education Members: Nomination and Election
1230 Reporting of Expenditures
1240 Resignation and Dismissal

THE ROLE OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
1310 Powers and Duties of the Board
1320 Nomination and Election of Board Officers
1321 Duties of the President of the Board of Education
1322 Duties of the Vice President of the Board of Education
1330 Appointments and Designations by the Board of Education
1331 Duties of the District Clerk
1332 Duties of the School District Treasurer
1333 Duties of the Tax Collector
1334 Duties of the Independent Auditor
1335 Duties of the Extraclassroom Activities Fund Treasurer(s)
1336 Duties of the School Attorney
1337 Duties of the School Physician/Nurse Practitioner

BOARD POLICY
1410 Policy
1420 Execution of Policy: Administrative Regulations

MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
1510 Regular Board Meetings
1520 Special Meetings of the Board of Education

MEETINGS OF THE DISTRICT
1610 Annual District Meeting and Election/Budget Vote
1611 Business of the Annual District Election
1620 Annual Organizational Meeting
1630 Legal Qualifications of Voters at School District Meetings
1640 Absentee Ballots
1650 Submission of Questions and Propositions at Annual Elections and Special District Meetings

RULES OF MEETINGS
1710 Quorum
1720 Executive Sessions
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Section 2000: Internal Operations
INTERNAL OPERATIONS
2110 Orienting New Board Members
2120 Use of Parliamentary Procedure
2121 Board Member Training

BOARD OF EDUCATION COMMITTEES
2210 Committees of the Board
2220 Audit Committee

BOARD OF EDUCATION ACTIVITIES
2310 Membership in Associations
2320 Attendance by Board Members at Conferences, Conventions and Workshops
2330 Compensation and Expenses
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Section 3000: Community Relations
SCHOOL COMMUNITY RELATIONS
3110 School Sponsored Media
3120 Relations with the Municipal Governments
3130 Senior Citizens
3140 Flag Display
3150 School Volunteers
3160 Web Page Publishing

PARTICIPATION BY THE PUBLIC
3210 Visitors to the School
3210-R Visitors to the School
3220 Public Expression at Meetings
3230 Public Complaints
3260 Booster Clubs
3280 Community Use of School Facilities
3290 Operation of Motor-Driven Vehicles on District Property

DISTRICT RECORDS
3310 Public Access to Records
3320 Confidentiality of Computerized Information

PUBLIC ORDER ON SCHOOL PROPERTY
3410 Code of Conduct on School Property
3411 Unlawful Possession of a Weapon Upon School Grounds
3412 Threats of Violence in School
3420 Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment in the School District
3430 Statewide Uniform Violent Incident Reporting System (UVIRS)

EMERGENCY SITUATION
3510 Emergency Closings
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Section 4000: Administration
ADMINISTRATION
4110 Administrative Personnel

CENTRAL OFFICE AND BUILDING ADMINISTRATION
4310 Superintendent of Schools
4320 Superintendent-Board of Education Relations
4321.7 Districtwide and Statewide Assessments of Students with Disabilities
4321.11 Public Report on Revisions re Finding of Disproporationality
4330 Administrative Staff

COMPENSATION AND RELATED BENEFITS
4410 Professional Development Opportunities
4420 Compensation and Related Benefits
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Section 5000: Non-Instructional/Business Operations
BUDGET
5000-A Use of District Credit Card
5000-B Use of District Cell Phones
5000R-C Employee Travel
5000-D Financial Accountability
5000-R-Extracurricular Activity Fund Regulation
5000-RE Guidelines for Use of Claim Forms
5000-RF Reimbursement for Meals/Refreshments
5002 District Wellness Policy
5110 Budget Planning and Development
5120 School District Budget Hearing
5130 Budget Adoption
5140 Administration of the Budget
5150 Contingency Budget

INCOME
5210 Revenues
5220 District Investments
5230 Acceptance of Gifts, Grants and Bequests to the School District
5240 School Tax Assessment and Collection
5241 Property Tax Exemption for Senior Citizens
5250 Sale and Disposal of School District Property

EXPENDITURES
5310 Bonding of Employees and School Board Members
5320 Expenditures of School District Funds
5330 Borrowing of Funds
5331 Budget Transfers
5340 Authorized Signatures

PURCHASING
5410 Purchasing
5410-A Purchasing: Competitive Bidding and Offering
5410-R Purchasing Regulations
5411 Procurement of Goods and Services

FISCAL ACCOUNTING AND REPORTING
5508 Fiscal Accounting and Reporting
5510 Accounting of Funds
5511 Reserve Funds
5520 Extra classroom Activities Fund
5530 Petty Cash Funds and Cash in School Buildings
5540 Maintenance of Fiscal Effort (Title I Programs)
5550 Use of Federal Funds For Political Expenditures
5551 Tax Exempt Governmental Bonds
5560 Online Banking Services
5560-R Cash Management Procedure
5574 Medical Compliance

NON-INSTRUCTIONAL OPERATIONS
5610 Insurance
5620 Inventories
5621 Accounting of Fixed Assets
5630 Facilities: Inspection, Operation and Maintenance
5631 Hazardous Waste and Handling of Toxic Substances by Employees
5632 Energy Management Conservation
5633 Respirators for School Nurses
5634 Pest Management
5640 Smoking/Tobacco Use
5650 School Food Service Program (Lunch and Breakfast)
5660 Records Management
5661 Employee Personal Identifying Information
5670 Safety and Security
5671 School Safety Plans
5672 Crisis Response (Post Incident Response)
5673 Fire Drills, Bomb Threats and Bus Emergency Drills
5674 Cardiac Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in Public School Facilities
5675 Student Grading Information Systems
5680 Exposure Control Program
5681 Communicable Diseases

TRANSPORTATION
5710 Transportation of Students
5720 Use of Buses by Community Groups
5730 School Bus Safety Program
5740 Qualifications of Bus Drivers
5741 Drug and Alcohol Testing for School Bus Drivers and Other Safety-Sensitive Employees
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Section 6000: Personnel
PERSONNEL
6110 Code of Ethics for All District Personnel
6111 New York State Code of Ethics for Educators
6120 Equal Employment Opportunity 
6121 Equal Opportunity (Preventing Sexual Harassment of District Personnel)
6122 Complaints and Grievances by Employees
6123 Use of Email
6130 Evaluation of Personnel: Purposes
6130-A Standard of Teaching Quality and Accountability
6140 Alcohol and Other Elicit Drugs (School Personnel)
6141 Drug-Free Workplace
6150 Professional Growth/Staff Development
6160 Fingerprinting of Prospective School Employees
6170 Professional Services Provider

CERTIFIED PERSONNEL  
6220 Temporary Personnel

SUPPORT STAFF
6330 Claims Auditor

ACTIVITIES
6410 Maintaining Discipline and Conduct
6420 Employee Personnel Records and Release of Information
6430 Employee Activities
6440 Negotiations
6450 Theft of Services or Property
6460 Jury Duty
6470 Internet: Acceptable Use Policy
6471 Staff Use of Computerized Information Resources
6472 Social Networking Personnel

COMPENSATION AND RELATED BENEFITS
6510 Health Insurance
6520 Workers' Compensation
6530 Payroll Deductions
6540 Defense and Indemnification of Board Members and Employees
6550 Leaves of Absence
6551 Family and Medical Leave Act
6560 Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
6562 Employment of Retired Persons
6570 Determination of Employment Status
of Employees or Independent Contractors
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Section 7000: Students
ATTENDANCE
7110 Comprehensive Student Attendance Policy
7111 Released Time of Students
7120 Age of Entrance
7130 Entitlement to Attend -- Age and Residency
7130-R Residency Requirements
7131 Education of Homeless Children and Youth
7132 Non-resident Students
7140 Involuntary Transfer of Students
7150 Educational Services for Married/Pregnant Students
7160 School Census

STUDENT PROGRESS
7210 Student Evaluation
7211 Provision of Interpreter Services to Parents Who Are Hearing Impaired
7212 Make Up Credit Programs for High School Students
7213 Weighted Class Rankings
7220 Graduation Requirements
7221 Early Graduation
7222 Credential Options for Students with Disabilities
7230 Dual Credit for College Courses
7240 Student Records: Access and Challenge
7240-A Student Directory Information
7241 Release of Information to the Noncustodial Parent
7242 Military Recruiters Access to Secondary School Students and Information on Students
7250 Student Privacy, Parental Access to Information, and Administration of Certain Physical Examinations to Minors
7251 Student Health Records

STUDENT CONDUCT
7310 School Conduct and Discipline
7311 Student Dress Code
7312 Suspension of Students
7313 Student Use of Computerized Information Resources
7314 Teacher Removal of Disruptive Students From the Classroom
7315 Bullying
Peer Abuse in the Schools
7316 Students and Personal Electronic Devices
7317 Social Networking Students
7320 Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Illicit Drugs
7330 Searches and Interrogations
7340 Bus Rules and Regulations
7350 Corporal Punishment
7360 Weapons in School
7361 Gun-Free Schools

STUDENT ACTIVITIES
7410 Sports and the Athletic Program
7420 Contests for Students, Student Awards and Scholarships
7430 Constitutionally Protected Prayer in the Public Schools

STUDENT WELFARE 
7511 Immunization of Students
7512 Administration of Medication
7513 Health Records
7514: Students with Life-Threatening Health Conditions
7520 Accidents and Medical Emergencies
7522: Concussion Management
7530 Child Abuse
7540 Complaints and Grievances by Students
7541 Sexual Harassment of Students
7550 Notification of Sex Offenders
7551 Dignity for All Students      DASA Guidelines
7560 Supervision of Students
7570-R Participation in Educational Research
7580 Use of Time Out Rooms

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
7610 Special Education: District Plan
7611 Children with Disabilities
7612 Grouping by Similarity of Needs
7613 The Role of the Board in Implementing a Student's Individualized Education Program
7614 Preschool Special Education Program
7615 Least Restrictive Environment
7616 Pre-referral Intervention Strategies in General Education (Prior to a Referral for Special Education)
7617 Declassification of Students with Disabilities
7620 Students with Disabilities Participating in School District Programs
7621 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
7631 Appointment and Training of Committee on Special Education (CSE)/Subcommittee on Special Education Members
7632 Appointment and Training of Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) Members
7640 Student Individualized Education Program (IEP): Development and Provision
7641 Transition Services
7642 Twelve Month Special Services and/or Programs
7650 Identification and Register of Children with Disabilities 
7652 Response to Intervention (RIT) Process
7660  Impartial Hearings/Selection of Impartial Hearing Officers
7670 Special Education Mediation
7680 Independent Educational Evaluations at Public Expense
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Section 8000: Instruction
CURRICULUM (GENERAL)
8110 Curriculum Development, Resources and Evaluation
8120 Request for Part 100 Variance or Part 200 Innovative Program Waiver From Commissioner's Regulations
8130 Equal Educational Opportunities

ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY INSTRUCTION
8210 Safety Conditions and Programs
8211 Prevention Instruction
8220 Career and Technical (Occupational) Education
8230 Guidance Program
8240 Instructional Programs: Driver Education, Gifted and Talented Education and Physical Education
8241 Patriotism, Citizenship and Human Rights Education
8242 Civility, Citizenship and Character Education/Interpersonal Violence Prevention Education
8250 Evaluation of the Instructional Program
8260 Programs and Projects Funded by Title I
8270 Instructional Technology
8271 The Children's Internet Protection Act: Internet Content Filtering/Safety Policy
8280 Instruction for English Language Learners or Students with Limited English Proficiency

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS
8310 Purposes of Instructional Materials
8311 Computer Use in Instruction
8311-R Computer Use in Instruction Regulation
8320 Selection of Library and Audiovisual Materials
8330 Objection to Instructional Materials
8331 Controversial Issues
8340 Textbooks/Workbooks
8350 Use of Copyrighted Materials
8360 Religious Expression in Instruction Program
8370 Animals in the School

INSTRUCTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS
8410 School Calendar and School Day
8420 Opening Exercises
8430 Independent Study
8440 Home Tutoring (Temporary Instruction)
8441 Home Instruction (Home Schooling) 
8450 Field Trips
8635 Information Security Breach Notification