After a process that begin in Fall of 2019, the Haldane Central School District adopted a new Strategic Coherence Plan on May 19, 2020. Implementation of the plan will begin with the 2020-2021 school year.
The Board of Education recognizes that a learning environment that is safe and supportive can increase student attendance and improve academic achievement. A student's ability to learn and achieve high academic standards, and a school's ability to educate students, is compromised by incidents of discrimination or harassment, including but not limited to bullying, taunting, hazing, and intimidation. The District will strive to create an environment free of discrimination and harassment and will foster civility in the schools to prevent and prohibit conduct which is inconsistent with the District's educational mission.
The District condemns and prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment of students based on actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender or sex by school employees or students on school property or at school-sponsored events and activities that take place on or off of school property. In addition, any act of discrimination or harassment outside of school-sponsored events which can reasonably be expected to materially and substantially disrupt the educational process may be subject to discipline.
In accordance with NYS Education Law 3012-d, parents have the right to access the composite APPR score for the teacher(s) and/or principal of the school building to which their child is assigned during the current school year. For more information, please contact your child's building principal.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age ("eligible students") certain rights with respect to the student's educational records.
1) The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day the District received a request for access (25 cents per page).
2) The right to request the amendment of the students' education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate or misleading.
3) The right to consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests.
4) The right to file a complaint with the US Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the District to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA are: Family Compliance Office, US Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-4605.
Information not generally considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed includes, but is not limited to:
Name and address
Field of study
Participation in officially recognized activities and sports