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Public Notifications

ADA Compliance Statement
Annual Fire Inspection
Asbestos Management Plans
Attendance Policy
Body Mass Index Reporting to NYS
Code of Conduct 
Summary of Code of Conduct
District Report Card 
Emergency Information 
Emergency Management Plan
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
How to Report Child Abuse 
Initial Notification Regarding Pesticide Use 

Non-Discrimination Policy 
Parents Bill of Rights
Protection of Pupil Rights 
Release of Directory Information to Military
Safety Plans
No Images Request 
NYS Sex Offender Registry Website 
Teacher Qualifications 
Website Policy 
Wellness Council

ADA Compliance Statement

The Baldwinsville Central School District is committed to making our website, www.bville.org, compliant with the American with Disabilities Act to ensure accessibility of its website for all students, parents and members of the community with disabilities. At this time, we recognize that not all areas of our website may be ADA-compliant. We are in the process of updating our content to be compliant with the W3C guidelines. We welcome feedback on how to improve the site’s accessibility for all users. Please contact the district's school information officer at 315-638-6180 with any concerns, problems, or questions regarding our site's accessibility.

Annual Fire Inspection

Notice is hereby given that the annual inspection for 2018-2019 of the buildings of the Baldwinsville Central School District for fire hazards which might endanger the lives of students, teachers, employees therein, has been completed and the report thereof is available at the facilities office at 29 East Oneida Street for inspection by all interested persons during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.
 


Asbestos Management Plans

As provided under the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act, (AHERA-EPA 40 CFR 763), the Baldwinsville Central School District hereby makes known the steps it has undertaken to comply with AHERA and the availability of asbestos management plans.

1. Beginning in 1989, all district owned facilities were inspected for asbestos and management plans were developed for each building according to the requirements of AHERA. Reinspections are conducted by the District every three years. The Onondaga/Cortland Madison BOCES Health, Safety & Risk Management was hired to complete the 2019 AHERA Triennial inspection and update the asbestos management plans.

2. Periodic surveillance is conducted every six months.

3. All custodial and maintenance staff have undergone 2-hour awareness training. 4. All response actions taken are within federal and state guidelines. Management plans may be viewed in the facilities office at 29 E. Oneida St. during office hours from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please contact the Director of Facilities, 315-638-6100.

Body Mass Index (BMI) Reporting to NYS

As part of a required school health examination, a student is weighed and his/her height is measured. These numbers are used to figure out the student’s body mass index or ‘BMI’. The BMI helps the doctor or nurse know if the student’s weight is in a healthy range or is too high or too low. New York State Education Law requires that when directed to, school districts must report cumulative BMI data to the New York State Department of Health. On occasion the Baldwinsville Central School district is required to submit such data. Only summary information is sent. No names and no information about individual students are sent. However, you may choose to have your child’s information excluded from this survey report. The information sent to the New York State Department of Health will help health officials develop programs that make it easier for children to be healthier.

If you do not wish to have your child’s weight status group information included as part of the Health Department’s survey, contact your school nurse.

Code of Conduct


District Attendance Policy

Schools cannot educate students who do not attend class. Students will attend school regularly and punctually. Only excused absences, as defined by the district’s Code of Conduct, will be allowed. Daily attendance of any student is the legal responsibility of the parent or person in the parental relation. Students who enter a classroom after a lesson has begun are interfering with the rights of others to learn and study. There is an attendance expectation of a minimum of 85% (153 days) of regular class sessions. Using this guideline, written notification will be initiated following the timeline below:

* 7 absences/tardies in 10 weeks of school;
* 14 accumulated absences/tardies in 20 weeks of school; and
* 20 accumulated absences/tardies in 30 weeks of school.

Currently, the following intervention strategies are established to identify the cause(s) of absenteeism or tardiness, to reduce absenteeism or tardiness and to circumvent the need for action in the courts (e.g., PINS petitions):

1.) Teachers and other appropriate staff members (e.g., school nurse, social worker, guidance counselor, attendance officer) shall be responsible for preliminary contact with parents and students to discuss absenteeism/tardiness and devise a plan of improvement.

2.) Should #1 not result in attendance/tardiness improvement, the building principal or his/her designee, based on referrals of teachers and the established attendance records, shall identify intervention strategies.

These interventions may include, but are not limited to communication with parent/guardian, counseling and other support services, mentoring, progressive disciplinary action, related community services. Students who are absent/tardy for any reason have 3-5 days after returning to class to make up work that was missed. Students who are aware ahead of an absence (such as educational trips, sports, etc.) are expected to make arrangements prior to their departure to obtain appropriate class work.

District Report Card


Emergency Information - What to Expect in a School/District Emergency

The safety and wellbeing of students and staff is always a priority, particularly in a crisis or emergency situation. This page will provide you with information on school safety as well as information on how the District will communicate with the community during an emergency.
 


Emergency Management Plan


Initial Notification Regarding Pesticide Use

New York State Education Law Section 409-K requires all public and nonpublic elementary and secondary schools to provide written notification to all persons in parental relation, faculty, and staff regarding the potential use of pesticides periodically throughout the school year. The Baldwinsville Central School District is required to maintain a list of persons in parental relation, faculty, and staff who wish to receive 48-hour prior written notification of certain pesticide applications. The following pesticide applications are not subject to prior notification requirements:
• A school remains unoccupied for a continuous 72-hours following an application;
• Anti-microbial products;
• Nonvolatile rodenticides in tamper resistant bait stations in areas inaccessible to children;
• Nonvolatile insecticidal baits in tamper resistant bait stations in areas inaccessible to children;
• Silica gels and other nonvolatile ready-to-use pastes, foams, or gels in areas inaccessible to children;
• Boric acid and disodium octaborate tetrahydrate;
• The application of EPA designated biopesticides;
• The application of EPA designated exempt materials under 40CFR152.25;
• The use of aerosol products with a directed spray in containers of 18 fluid ounces or less when used to protect individuals from an imminent threat from stinging and biting insects including venomous spiders, bees, wasps, and hornets.

In the event of an emergency application necessary to protect against an imminent threat to human health, a good faith effort will be made to supply written notification to those on the 48- hour prior notification list.

If you would like to receive 48-hour prior notification of pesticide applications that are scheduled to occur in your school, please use the electronic form by clicking HERE. You can also contact the district’s pesticide representative, Director of Facilities, 29 East Oneida St., Baldwinsville, NY 13027. You will need to provide the name of your child (ren) and the school (s), your name, address, day phone and evening phone, and an email address. For further information on these requirements you may contact the Director of Facilities at 315-638-6100 or fax 315-638-6141.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Baldwinsville Central School District offers employment and educational opportunities, including vocational education opportunities, without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, marital status, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, political application, domestic violence victim status, socio-economic status, and military or veteran status, and it provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding this non-discrimination policy may be directed to: Human Resources Official, Baldwinsville Central School District, 29 E. Oneida St., Baldwinsville, NY 13027  or call 315-638-6047.

Education Law 2-d Bill of Rights

School districts and BOCES are required to publish an "Education Law §2-d Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security".
 
Parents and eligible students1 can expect the following:

1. A student’s personally identifiable information (PII)2 cannot be sold or released for any commercial purpose.

2. The right to inspect and review the complete contents of the student's education record stored or maintained by an educational agency.

3. State and federal laws, 3 such as NYS Education Law §2-d and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), that protect the confidentiality of a students's PII, and safeguards associated with industry standards and best practices, including but not limited to, encryption, firewalls, and password protection, must be in place when data is stored or transferred.

4. A complete list of all student data elements collected by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) is available for public review at www.nysed.gov/data-privacy-security, and by writing to Chief Privacy Officer, New York State Education Department, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234.

5. The right to have complaints about possible breaches and unauthorized disclosures of student data addressed.  Complaints may be submitted to NYSED online at www.nysed.gov/data-privacy-security, by mail to:  Chief Privacy Officer, New York State Education Department, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234, by email to privacy@nysed.gov, or by telephone at 518-474-0937.  Complaints may also be directed to:

RJ DeLisle, Data Protection Officer
Baldwinsville Central School District
29 East Oneida St
Baldwinsville, NY.  13027
Phone: 315-638-6190
Email: rdelisle@bville.org

6. To be notified in accordance with applicable laws and regulations if a breach or unauthorized release of their student's PII occurs.

7. Educational agency workers that handle PII will receive training on applicable state and federallaws, the educational agency's policies, and safeguards associated with industry standards and best practices that protect PII.

8. Educational agency contracts with vendors that receive PII will address statutory and regulatory data privacy and security requirements.
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1 “Parent” means a parent, legal guardian, or person in parental relation to a student. These rights may not apply to parents of eligible students defined as a student eighteen years or older. “Eligible Student” means a student 18 years and older.
2 “Personally identifiable information,” as applied to student data, means personally identifiable information as defined in section 99.3 of title thirty-four of the code of federal regulations implementing the family educational rights and privacy act, section twelve hundred thirty-two-g of title twenty of the United States code, and, as applied to teacher or principal data, means “personally identifying information” as such term is used in subdivision ten of section three thousand twelve-c of this chapter.
3 Information about other state and federal laws that protect student data such as the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment, and NY’s Personal Privacy Protection Law can be found at http://www.nysed.gov/student-data-privacy/federal-laws-protect-student-data.

Release of Directory Information to Military Recruiters and Institutions of Higher Learning

Pursuant to the No Child Left Behind Act, the district must disclose to military recruiters and institutions of higher learning, upon request, the names, addresses and telephone numbers of high school students. The district must also notify parents of their right and the right of their child to request that the district not release such information without prior written parental consent. Those parents who do not want the above information released to military recruiters and/or institutions of higher learning must notify the Communications Office in writing at 29 East Oneida Street, Baldwinsville, NY 13027 by October 1 of the current school year.

The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment


Safety Plans

Please take notice that the Safe Schools Against Violence in Education Act (Project SAVE) requires all New York School districts to adopt district-wide and building-level safety plans. The Baldwinsville Central School District (the “District”) has adopted a district-wide plan and a building-level plan for each of the district schools, as required by Project SAVE. The following is a summary of the district-wide plan: The district-wide plan contains policies and procedures for responding to threats of violence or acts of violence by students, staff and visitors; prevention and intervention strategies; policies and procedures for contacting law enforcement officials, parent/guardians, and emergency responders in the event of an incident; policies and procedures regarding school building security; protocols for responding to incidents; and strategies for improving communication and the reporting of potential incidents. The following is a summary of the building-level plans: Each building-level plan contains policies and procedures for the safe evacuation of students, staff and visitors in the event of an incident; designation of an emergency response team; designation of a post-incident response team; establishment of internal and external emergency communications; definitions of a chain-of-command; contacts for access to state and local mental health resources; and procedures for conducting drills and for review of the plan. Copies of the district-wide plan are available upon request at the office of the District Clerk in the district office at 29 E. Oneida St.

New York State Sex Offender Registry Website


Summary of District Code of Conduct


Teacher Qualifications

All parents have the right to information regarding the professional qualifications of any teacher or paraprofessional that works with their child. To access this information you can:

1. Visit the New York State Department of Education website, www.nysed.gov. On the home page, click on the link to “Public,” which will bring you to a new page. On this page, click on the link to “TEACH Public Inquiry System.”

OR

2. Contact the district’s human resources department at 315-638-6047 for assistance.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)


No Image Request (Do Not Photograph)

The Baldwinsville Central School District often features images of students, usually identified by name, school and grade, in district publications (including, but not limited to the calendar, the website, district newsletters, print and enewsletters, posters, and the district’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages). We also share images of students with the local media (including, but not limited to newspapers and television stations and their websites and social media sites). If you DO NOT WANT your child’s image to be taken and used by the district or local media during the current  school year, please fill out the district's opt-out form and return by October 1 of the current school year to District Communications, Baldwinsville Central School District, 29 East Oneida Street, Baldwinsville, NY 13027. THIS REQUEST MUST BE MADE EVERY YEAR. No Image Request Form (Do Not Photograph)

Website Policy

Parents or guardians who do NOT wish to have their child’s full name and/or photograph on the district website must notify the district of their wishes.

Please note: This must be done every year. Requests to withold any information and/or photos will NOT carry over to the next school year. If you sent a request the previous year and still do not want your child's photo or name on the website, you must submit another request for the current school year.

To notify the district, please fill out the No Image Request Form and return it to your school or mail to Communications Office, Baldwinsville Central Schools, 29 E. Oneida St., Baldwinsville, NY 13027.

Teachers and other staff in the district have been trained to develop individual websites as a means of enhancing their classroom instruction. Student names and photographs will not be posted on these sites if parents or guardians return the No Image Request Form to the district.

The district newsletter, The Hive, will also continue to be posted on the web site.
 


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Wellness Council