New York State’s Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act) took effect on July 1, 2012. Just as with the district’s Code of Conduct, the new law seeks to provide the State’s public school students and staff 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. The Dignity Act includes, but is not limited to, acts of discrimination and harassment based on a student’s race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender (defined to include gender identity or expression), or sex. Learn more
As required under FERPA, the district would like to inform parents/guardians, and students 18 years of age or older currently in attendance, to their right to:
The CSE/CPSE is responsible for developing recommendations for special education programs and services for your child. You must be given opportunities to participate in the CSE/CPSE discussion and decision-making process about your child’s needs for special education. The following information concerns procedural safeguards that are your legal rights under federal and State laws to be informed about and involved in the special education process and to make sure that your child receives a free appropriate public education (FAPE). Read full notice here
Pursuant to New York State’s “dual enrollment” education law (NY educ. 3602-c), parents who enroll their child in a nonpublic school who are seeking dual enrollment services (special education, gifted education and/or career/vocational education) for their child must file a written request for services on or by June first preceding the school year in which services are sought. Learn more
The Stillwater 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 Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security:
This bill of rights is subject to change based on regulations of the commissioner of education and the SED chief privacy officer. If you would like more information, please contact your child’s building principal.
From time to time, school district officials may release student directory information (defined as name, grade, school, town of residence, photograph, participation in activities and/or sports, any honors or awards received, etc.) for use in school district publications and within district websites and district social media sites, or to the media for public relations purposes.
Parents who object to the disclosure of their child's directory information should notify BOTH the superintendent of schools and their child's building principal — in writing — on or before September 15 of each school year.
Pursuant to the federal No Child Left Behind Act, the school district must disclose to military recruiters and institutions of higher learning, upon request, the names, addresses and telephone numbers of our high school juniors and seniors. However, parents or students may request, in writing, that the district not release such information. Parents, or students who are at least 18 years old, wishing to exercise their option to withhold their consent to the release of this information must contact the high school principal's office by October 15 in any school year.
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/.
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