Reports, Policies & Procedures

Reports


Policies


Procedures


Reports

Asbestos Management Plan Notification

Contact: Mike Carney, Director of Operations and Safety & LEA asbestos designee
carneym@bpcsd.org
(518) 954-2512

In accordance with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) of 1987 (40 CFR Part 763), Broadalbin-Perth Central School District conducts periodic asbestos review and required inspection. Asbestos projects shall be conducted according to all applicable local, state and federal regulations. The Asbestos Management Plan for each building is available for review during normal business hours at the Business Office. For more information, please contact LEA asbestos designee Mike Carney at (518) 954-2512.

District-Wide Safety Plan

Contact: Stephen Tomlinson, Superintendent of Schools
tomlinsons@bpcsd.org
518-954-2500

Emergencies and violent incidents in school districts are critical issues that must be addressed in an expeditious and effective manner. Districts are required to develop a district-wide school safety plan designed to prevent or minimize the effects of serious violent incidents and emergencies and to facilitate the coordination of the district with local and county resources in the event of such incidents or emergencies. The district-wide plan is responsive to the needs of all schools within the district and is consistent with the more detailed emergency response plans required at the school building level.

Read the District Wide Safety Plan here.

Height and Weight Reporting

Contact: School Nurse

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.

Recent changes to the New York State Education Law require that BMI and weight status group be included as part of the student’s school health examination. A sample of school districts will be selected to take part in a survey by the New York State Department of Health.

If Broadalbin-Perth is selected to be part of the survey, the district will be reporting to New York State Department of Health information about our students’ weight status groups. 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. Only summary information is sent. Names and information about individual students are not sent. However, you may choose to have your child’s information excluded from this survey report.

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

Parents Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security

Contact: Stephen Tomlinson, Superintendent of Schools
tomlinsons@bpcsd.org
518-954-2500

The Broadalbin-Perth Central School District is committed to ensuring student privacy in accordance with local, state and federal regulations and district policies. To this end and pursuant to U.S. Department of Education regulations, the district is providing the following information about the NYS Education Department’s Education Law §2-d Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security.

Read more on the Parents Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security here.

Pesticide Notification

Contact: Mike Carney, Director of Operations and Safety
carneym@bpcsd.org
(518) 954-2512

New York State education law requires schools to notify the school community that pesticide products may be used during the school year. Parents/guardians and staff members may request 48-hour advance written notification of certain pesticide applications. If an emergency application is 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 notification list.

To be included in a 24-hour notification, please contact Mike Carney at (518) 954-2512.

A new request must be submitted each year.

Water Testing in New York Schools

Contact: Stephen Tomlinson, Superintendent of Schools
tomlinsons@bpcsd.org
518-954-2500 Option 5

In September 2016, a state law went into effect that requires all public school districts in New York to test water for lead. The law requires school districts to sample all water outlets currently or potentially used for drinking or cooking purposes in buildings that may be occupied by students and to submit those samples to a state-approved lab for analysis.

Read more on Water Testing in New York Schools here.


Policies

Attendance Policy

The Board of Education of the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District recognizes that student attendance in school is an important component of student success. Student interaction with teachers and other students in class helps to enhance the academic learning experience and provides a basis by which students can demonstrate mastery of subject matter.

Read more on the Comprehensive Student Attendance Policy here

Code of Conduct

The Board of Education is committed to providing a safe and orderly school environment where students may receive and district personnel may deliver quality educational services without disruption or interference. Responsible behavior by students, teachers, other district personnel, parents and other visitors is essential to achieving this goal.

Read more on the district’s Code of Conduct here

Equal Opportunity Policy

The Broadalbin-Perth Central School District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment, or against students, in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender, disability, or age and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Further, the District does not discriminate on the basis of religion or creed, sexual orientation, military status, genetic status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, criminal arrest or conviction record, or any other basis prohibited by state or federal non-discrimination laws.

Read more on the district’s Equal Opportunity Policy here

Family Educational Rights and Provacy Act (FERPA)

Contact: Bradley Strait, Director of Special Education & Intervention Services 
straitb@bpcsd.org
518-954-2727

FERPA provides rights to parents of students enrolled in district schools (these rights transfer from the parent to the student once he/she turns 18 or is attending college)

Read more on FERPA here.

Idling School Buses on School Grounds

The Board of Education recognizes the need to promote the health and safety of District students and staff and to protect the environment from harmful emissions found in bus and vehicle exhaust. In accordance with Education Law and Commissioner’s Regulations, the District will minimize, to the extent practicable, the idling of all school buses and other vehicles owned or leased by the District while such bus or vehicle is parked or standing on school grounds or in the front of any school. This policy also applies to contractor owned and operated school buses under contract with the District.

Read more on the district’s policy on Idling School Buses on School Grounds here.


Procedures

APPR

Contact: Terry LaFountain, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Grants
lafountaint@bpcsd.org

APPR stands for Annual Professional Performance Review, and it is the process by which teachers and principals are evaluated in New York state. The purpose of APPR is to empower educators to improve the quality of instruction in schools and, in turn, to improve students’ performance and readiness for colleges and careers.

Find a copy of the district’s APPR plan here.

Child Abuse Hotline Notification

Contact: New York State Office of Children and Family Services
1-800-342-3720

If you suspect a child is being abused or maltreated (neglected), report it by calling 1-800-342-3720, a toll-free 24-hour hotline operated by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. If you believe a child is in immediate danger, call 911 or your local police department. Information about reporting child abuse and maltreatment (neglect) is available online at http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/cps/.

Communication During an Emergency

Contact: Michele Kelley, Director of Internal & External Relations
kelleym@bpcsd.org

When an emergency occurs at our schools, often the messages that are first circulated come from non-official sources. For example, a student texts a parent about an emergency and then the parent posts the text on Facebook, and the post is then shared by other parents, etc. So, why does it take longer for the school district to send out an official message? Here’s what is going on in the B-P communications office during an emergency…

Read more on Communication During an Emergency here

Dignity for All Students Act

Contact: Mike Carney, Director of Operations and Safety & District DASA Coordinator
carneym@bpcsd.org
518.954.2512

The Dignity for All Students Act, or DASA, was signed into law on Sept. 13, 2010 and took effect on July 1, 2012. This legislation amended State Education Law by creating a new Article 2 – Dignity for All Students. DASA also amended Section 801-a of New York State Education Law regarding instruction in civility, citizenship, and character education by expanding the concepts of tolerance, respect for others and dignity to include: an awareness and sensitivity in the relations of people, including but not limited to, different races, weights, national origins, ethnic groups, religions, religious practices, mental or physical abilities, sexual orientations, gender identity, and sexes. The Dignity Act further amended Section 2801 of the Education Law by requiring Boards of Education to include language addressing The Dignity Act in their codes of conduct. Additionally, under the Dignity Act, schools are responsible for collecting and reporting data regarding material incidents of discrimination and harassment.

Find more information on DASA here

Student Registration

Contact: Mary Chizek, District Registrar/Medicaid Coordinator
chizekm@bpcsd.org
518.954.2631

Registering your child for school begins with completing the online registration form. After completing the forms, schedule an appointment with the district registrar, Mary Chizek, which is necessary to complete the registration process.

Read more on the Student Registration process here

Teacher Qualifications

Contact:Terry LaFountain, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Grants
lafountaint@bpcsd.org
518.954.2621

Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, parents/guardians have the right to know the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teachers, including:

  • Whether a teacher has state certification for the grade levels and subjects he or she is teaching;
  • The teacher’s baccalaureate degree major and any other certifications or degrees;
  • Whether their child receives services from paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

Parents/guardians may request their child’s classroom teacher’s professional qualifications by contacting Terry Lafountain, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Grants, at 518-954-2621 or lafountaint@bpcsd.org.

In addition, schools receiving Title I funds must give parents/guardians notice in the event that:

  • Their child has been assigned to a teacher of a core academic subject who is not “highly qualified,” and/or
  • Their child has been taught for four or more weeks in a row by a teacher of a core academic subject who is not “highly qualified.”

Title I Written Complaint and Appeal Procedures

Contact: Terry LaFountain, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Grants
lafountaint@bpcsd.org
518.954.2621

As required by Title IX, General Provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the New York State Education Department (NYSED) has adopted the following procedures for receiving and resolving complaints and for reviewing appeals from decisions of local educational agencies (LEAs). Complaints concerning violations of ESEA Title I, Parts A, C, and D, or of the General Education Provisions Act; or of Section 100.2(ee) Academic Intervention Services of the Regulations of the Commissioner are covered by these procedures.

Read more on the Title I Requirements here

Read more on the Title I Complaint and Appeals Procedures here

Download the Title I Written Complaint Form here