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School Policies and Regulations

District describes mandated policies affecting students, parents

Federal and state laws require the Green Island Union Free School District to execute certain policies that affect students and their parents. The following information describes these policies:

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

DASA, enacted by New York State, protects students in New York public schools from harassment, discrimination and bullying by other students or school employees. The legislation states that no student shall be subjected to discrimination based on his or her actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, weight, sexual orientation, sexual identity or sex. DASA explicitly states that bullying, taunting and intimidation are all forms of harassment. DASA information on NYS Education Department website

Code of Conduct

In compliance with New York State's Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE) legislation, the Green Island Union Free School District is providing this Code of Conduct summary. The Code of Conduct (i.e., rules and regulations) serves as a standard for consistency and fairness to protect students' rights and promote responsibility.

The district-wide code applies to all students, school personnel, parents and visitors when on school property (including school vehicles) or attending school-sponsored events. It sets high standards for conduct, and outlines possible consequences for students who break the rules. Classroom teachers and staff members may use the consequences as a guideline.

Included with the Code of Conduct is the Bill of Student Rights and Responsibilities, which outlines: prohibited acts, student activities, rights of privacy, search of student lockers, alternative education policies, maintenance of public order on school property, inappropriate behavior, enforcement, and penalties. Procedures for disciplinary measures and appeal are also included.

The Code of Conduct is available at the Heatly Main Office, 171 Hudson Ave.

Student Directory Information

Occasionally, student directory information (name, grade, awards, activities, photograph, etc.) is released for use in school district publications or to the media depicting school district activities. Parents who do not want their child's information and/or photograph released should notify — in writing — the superintendent.

Student Privacy

The federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation requires school districts to establish or revise existing policies and procedures regarding privacy. Parents may exercise their right to excuse their child from participating in:
• any survey created by a third party before it is distributed to students, and,
• questionnaires intended to collect personal information from students for marketing purposes.

Policies may also be created to address any administration of physical exams or screenings by the district other than those required by state law.

Access to student records

The District complies with the Family Education and Privacy Rights Act of 1974, which protects the privacy of educational records and established the right of students to review their educational records.

Parents (or legal guardians) and 18-year-old students may set an appointment to review official records relating to the student. These include progress reports, grades, aptitude and achievement test scores, psychological tests, and teacher evaluations. Appropriate school personnel must be present during the inspection to prevent any misinterpretation of the records.

Individual student records are confidential, and are not released to colleges, employers or others without written permission. Customary directory information (athletic team rosters, graduation lists, or extracurricular club lists) is made public for school purposes. A list of senior class members is provided to the military services unless parents give the District prior notice that they do not want their child's name included.

Parent's Right to Know

In accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act, Title I, parents/guardians have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of their child's teacher(s) and any paraprofessionals who may work with your child.

  • whether the teacher has State certification for the classes being taught;

  • the teacher's bachelor's degree major and any other certifications or degrees by field or discipline; and

  • whether the child is provided services by instructional aides or similar paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications. Notices must tell parents how they can obtain the information to which they are entitled.

If you are interested in requesting this information, please submit your request in writing to:
Superintendent, Green Island Union Free School District
171 Hudson Avenue
Green Island, NY 12183

Athletic and Extracurricular Handbook

You can find the Athletic and Extracurricular Handbook in PDF Format.

Technology Plan Adopted

The Green Island Union Free School District Board of Education has adopted the Technology Plan (PDF) as of July 5, 2007.

Wellness Policy

The Green Island Union Free School District is committed to providing school environments that promote and protect children's health, well-being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity. View Green Island's Wellness Policy (PDF). View additional wellness resources (PDF).

Questions?

If you need more information about family rights and privacy law, please contact the Superintendent at (518) 273-1422.

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