Policy Manual

2017-18 Board of Education Policy Manual

RCS Policies

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Foreword

Contained herein are the policy statements formulated by the Board of Education of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District.

Policy is defined as a basic plan of action. It establishes limits within which freedom of judgment can be exercised.

Policy is a governing principle of management. It is a statement that has an effect on the interests of those who come under its jurisdiction. A policy may originate from the constitution, from statute, from local determinations and/or from customary patterns of formal behavior.

Policy should accomplish the following:
a) State a position taken by the District;
b) Grant the authority to act;
c) Be sufficiently detailed to give adequate direction;
d) Be achievable within the real environment of the school and community;
e) Provide for impartial procedures.

In addition to the adopted policies, the operation of the School District is governed by and subject to all applicable Laws, Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, Civil Service requirements, Board of Education Resolutions, School Administrative Regulations and Contracts of Agreement.

If any part of this manual is made invalid by judicial decision or legislative or administrative enactment, all other parts shall remain in full effect unless and until they are amended or repealed by the Board of Education. The official record of the adoption, amendment, or repeal of the by-laws and policies of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District shall be the minutes of the meetings of the Board of Education.

Philosophy Statement

In preparing individuals to develop their fullest potential for living in society of today and tomorrow, the Board of Education and the staff of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District:

I. Recognize their responsibility to help meet the physical, intellectual and emotional needs of children; particularly the needs to inquire, learn, think, and create; to establish aesthetic, moral and ethical values; and to relate satisfactorily to others in social situations involving family, work, government and recreation.

II. Accept primary responsibility for giving students a mastery of the basic skills of learning, thinking and problem-solving; for teaching them to use the various media of self-expression; for instilling in them a knowledge of the social and natural sciences; for acquainting them with the richness of our heritage; and for stimulating them to productive work in the various areas of human endeavor.

III. Acknowledge the importance of their supplemental role to the home and other social agencies in developing habits and attitudes which make for effective personal living, the maintenance of optimum physical and mental health, and the establishment of sound moral, ethical, and aesthetic values.

Realizing that education, as here defined, is a lifelong process, the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District seeks to orient its graduates toward various types of post-secondary education and further formal training and study of many types; and to provide educational opportunities particularly suited to the needs of adults, both as individuals and as citizens in a democracy.

Policy Index

ABOLISHING AN ADMINISTRATIVE POSITION – 4220
ABSENCES

Family and Medical Leave Act – 6551
Staff Leave and Absences – 6550
Student Absences and Excuses – 7110

ABSENTEE BALLOTS – 1640
ACADEMIC INTERVENTION SERVICES (AIS) – 7616
ACCELERATION AND RETENTION GUIDELINES – 7211
ACCEPTABLE USE CONTRACT FOR STUDENTS – 7315
ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS, GRANTS AND BEQUESTS TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICT – 5230
ACCEPTING GIFTS – 5230, 6110
ACCESS TO RECORDS — PUBLIC – 3310
ACCIDENTS AND MEDICAL EMERGENCIES – 7520
ACCOUNTABILITY – 2130, 5571-5579
ACCOUNTING OF FIXED ASSETS – 5621
ACCOUNTING OF FUNDS – 5510
ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME – 5692
ADMINISTRATION

Abolishing Positions – 4220
Administrative Authority During Absence of the Superintendent of Schools – 4230
Administrative Latitude in the Absence of Board Policy – 4240
Administrative Line Responsibility – 4211
Administrative Organization and Operation – 4210
Administrative Organizational Chart – 4212
Administrative Personnel – 4110
Administrative Regulations – 1420
Administrative Staff – 4330
Administrative Staff-Evaluation – 4260
Use of Committees – 4250

ADMINISTRATORS – 4310-4330
ADVERTISING IN THE SCHOOLS – 3272
ADVISORY COUNCILS (BOCES) – CAREER AND TECHNICAL (VOCATIONAL)
EDUCATION – 8220
AEDs (AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS) – 5682
AGE OF SCHOOL ENTRANCE – 7120
AGENDA FORMAT – 1511
AGES OF ATTENDANCE – 7130
AIDES — EMPLOYMENT OF – 6320
AIDS — ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME – 5692
AIDS INSTRUCTION IN HEALTH EDUCATION – 8211
ALCOHOL AND DRUG TESTING FOR SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS AND OTHER
SAFETY-SENSITIVE EMPLOYEES – 5761
ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, DRUGS AND OTHER SUBSTANCES – 6150, 7320
ALLEGATIONS OF FRAUD – 5571
ALLERGIES – 7521
ALTERNATIVE FORMAT OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS – 5412, 7610
ALTERNATIVE TESTING – 7210
AMERICAN RED CROSS – 6550
ANIMALS IN THE SCHOOL (INSTRUCTIONAL PURPOSES) – 8370
ANNUAL DISTRICT ELECTION — BUSINESS OF – 1611
ANNUAL DISTRICT MEETING AND ELECTION/BUDGET VOTE – 1610
ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT — PUBLICATION OF – 5540
ANNUAL ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING — TIME – 1620
ANNUAL PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE REVIEW (APPR) – 6130
ANTHRAX – 5684
ANTI-DISCRIMINATION – 3420,6120-6122,7550, 7551, 7620, 7621, 8130, 8220
ANTI-HARASSMENT IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT – 3420, 6121, 7551
APPAREL AND SPORTS EQUIPMENT PURCHASES – 5410
APPOINTMENT AND TRAINING OF CSE AND CPSE MEMBERS – 7631, 7632
APPOINTMENT OF SUPPORT STAFF – 6310
ASSIGNMENTS AND TRANSFERS OF CERTIFIED PERSONNEL – 6210
ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS – 4330
ATHLETIC PROGRAM

Safety – 7420
Student Injuries – 7420
Supervision – 7570

ATTENDANCE – 7110, 7130, 7131, 7132
ATTENDANCE — CHILDREN OF ACTIVATED RESERVE MILITARY PERSONNEL – 7130
ATTENDANCE ENTITLEMENT — AGE AND RESIDENCY – 7130, 7131
ATTENDANCE — HOMELESS CHILDREN AND YOUTH – 1330, 7130,
7131
ATTENDANCE — NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS – 7132
ATTENDANCE OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION – 1510
ATTENDANCE RECORDS – 7110
AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS SELECTION – 8320
AUDIT COMMITTEE – 2210, 5570, 5578
AUDITOR — INDEPENDENT – 1334
AUDITOR — INTERNAL CLAIMS – 1335
AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS – 5682
AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS – 7430
BAND INSTRUMENTS – 7440
BEQUESTS, GRANTS AND GIFTS TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICT — ACCEPTANCE OF – 5230
BIDS AND QUOTATIONS – 5410
BIDS AND QUOTATIONS — COMPETITIVE – 5410
BIOLOGICAL TERRORISM – 5684
BOARD

Agenda Format ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..1511
Appointments and Designations by the Board of Education ………………………………………………….1330
Attorney — Duties Of ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….1337
Board Member Attendance ……………………………………………………………………………………………….1510
Board Member Authority – 1120
Board Member Nomination and Election ……………………………………………………………………………1220
Board Member Qualifications – 1210
Board Member Removal From Office ………………………………………………………………………………..1240
Board Member Resignation ………………………………………………………………………………………………1240
Board Member Term of Office – 1130
Board Members – Powers and Duties ………………………………………………………………………………….1310
Board Officers – Nominations and Election …………………………………………………………………………1320
Board Self-Evaluation ………………………………………………………………………………………………………2340
Committees of the Board ………………………………………………………………………………………………….2210
Compensation and Expenses ……………………………………………………………………………………………..2330
Defense and Indemnification …………………………………………………………………………………………….6540
District Clerk — Duties Of …………………………………………………………………………………………………1331
Independent Auditor — Duties Of ………………………………………………………………………………………1334
Internal Claims Auditor — Duties Of ………………………………………………………………………………….1335
Meeting Procedures (Parliamentary Procedures) ………………………………………………………………….2120
Meetings …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………1510, 1520
Membership in Associations ……………………………………………………………………………………………..2310
New Board Member Orientation ………………………………………………………………………………………..2110
Policy Execution: Administrative Regulations ……………………………………………………………………1420
Policy Formulation, Adoption and Dissemination ………………………………………………………………..1410
Policy Review and Evaluation …………………………………………………………………………………………..1410
President — Duties Of ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….1321
Public Expression at Board Meetings …………………………………………………………………………………3220
Reporting of Expenditures ………………………………………………………………………………………………..1230
Role of the Board in Implementing a Student’s Individualized Education Program …………………..7613
School Board Access to Information and Reports ………………………………………………………………..2350
School Board Conferences, Conventions and Workshops ……………………………………………………..2320
School Board Legal Status – 1110
School Board Meetings …………………………………………………………………………………………………….1510, 1520
School Board Memberships ………………………………………………………………………………………………2310
Tax Collector — Duties Of ………………………………………………………………………………………………..1333
Training on Financial Oversight, Accountability and Fiduciary Responsibilities ……………………..2130
Treasurer — Duties Of ………………………………………………………………………………………………………1332
Treasurer Of Extraclassroom Activities Fund — Duties Of ……………………………………………………1336
Vice President — Duties Of ……………………………………………………………………………………………….1322
BOCES ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………3120
BOCES ADVISORY COUNCIL — CAREER AND TECHNICAL (VOCATIONAL)
EDUCATION …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………8220
BOMB THREATS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………5683
BONDING OF EMPLOYEES AND SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS …………………………………………….5310
BOOSTER CLUBS …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..3260
RAVENA-COEYMANS-SELKIRK CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY INDEX (Cont’d.)
BORROWING OF FUNDS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….5340
BOY SCOUTS ACT …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………3280
BUDGET
Absentee Ballots………………………………………………………………………………………………………………1640
Administration of the Budget …………………………………………………………………………………………….5140
Budget Adoption ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..5130
Budget Hearing ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….5120
Budget Notice………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….5120
Budget Planning and Development …………………………………………………………………………………….5110
Budget Transfers ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..5330
Budget Vote ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………1610
Contingency Budget …………………………………………………………………………………………………………5150
Dissemination of Budget Information …………………………………………………………………………………5120
Property Tax Report Card …………………………………………………………………………………………………5110, 5120
BULLYING …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….7551
BUS DRIVERS AND OTHER SAFETY-SENSITIVE EMPLOYEES — DRUG AND
ALCOHOL TESTING ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..5761
BUS DRIVERS QUALIFICATIONS ………………………………………………………………………………………….5760, 5761
BUS EMERGENCY DRILLS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………5683
BUS IDLING ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….5770
CAPITAL FACILITIES PLAN ………………………………………………………………………………………………….5630
CARDIAC AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS (AEDs) IN PUBLIC
SCHOOL FACILITIES ……………………………………………………………………………………………………5682
CAREER AND TECHNICAL (OCCUPATIONAL) EDUCATION ……………………………………………….8220
CASH IN SCHOOL BUILDINGS ……………………………………………………………………………………………..5530
CELL PHONES ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….5573
CENSORSHIP OF SCHOOL SPONSORED STUDENT PUBLICATIONS AND ACTIVITIES ………7411
CENSUS …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………7160, 7650
CERTIFICATION AND QUALIFICATIONS ……………………………………………………………………………..6212
CERTIFIED PERSONNEL ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….6210
CERTIFIED PERSONNEL — ASSIGNMENT AND TRANSFER …………………………………………………6210
CERTIFICATES AND IEP DIPLOMAS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES ………………………..7222
CHARACTER EDUCATION ……………………………………………………………………………………………………8242
CHARGING MEALS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….5660
RAVENA-COEYMANS-SELKIRK CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY INDEX (Cont’d.)
CHARITABLE DONATIONS FROM SCHOOL CHILDREN — SOLICITATION OF ……………………3271
CHARTER SCHOOLS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..3160
CHILD ABDUCTION (PREVENTION OF) — INSTRUCTION ON ……………………………………………..8211
CHILD ABUSE ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….7530
CHILD FIND …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..7650
CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM ……………………………………………………………………………………………..5660
CHILDREN OF ACTIVATED RESERVE MILITARY PERSONNEL ………………………………………….7130
CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES ……………………………………………………………………………………………7611
CHILDREN’S INTERNET PROTECTION ACT …………………………………………………………………………8271
CITIZENSHIP, PATRIOTISM AND HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION ………………………………………..8241
CIVILITY, CITIZENSHIP AND CHARACTER EDUCATION/INTERPERSONAL
VIOLENCE PREVENTION EDUCATION ……………………………………………………………………….8242
CLAIM FORMS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………5575
CLOSING OF SCHOOL — EMERGENCY …………………………………………………………………………………3510
COBRA …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..6510
CODE OF CONDUCT ON SCHOOL PROPERTY ……………………………………………………………………..3410, 7310
CODE OF ETHICS FOR ALL DISTRICT PERSONNEL …………………………………………………………….1340
COLLEGE COURSES — DUAL CREDIT FOR …………………………………………………………………………..7230
COMMITTEES
Committee on Preschool Special Education ………………………………………………………………………..7632
Committee on Special Education ……………………………………………………………………………………….7631
Committees of the Board ………………………………………………………………………………………………….2210
Use of Committees …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..4250
COMMUNICABLE DISEASES ………………………………………………………………………………………………..5691
COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES …………………………………………………………………………3280
COMPENSATION AND RELATED BENEFITS ………………………………………………………………………..4420
COMPLAINTS
Complaints and Grievances by Employees ………………………………………………………………………….6122
Complaints and Grievances by Students ……………………………………………………………………………..7550
Complaints and Grievances Coordinator …………………………………………………………………………….6122, 7550
Public Complaints ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………3230
RAVENA-COEYMANS-SELKIRK CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY INDEX (Cont’d.)
COMPREHENSIVE PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDING SAFETY PROGRAM (RESCUE) …………………5630
COMPREHENSIVE STUDENT ATTENDANCE POLICY ………………………………………………………….7110
COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE AGE ……………………………………………………………………………………..7130
COMPUTER FILTERING (INTERNET CONTENT)…………………………………………………………………..8271
COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE (SELECTION AND ADOPTION) ……………………….8321
COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY …………………………………………………………………………………………………..8270
COMPUTER USE AND INTERNET ACCESS …………………………………………………………………………..6470
COMPUTERIZED INFORMATION — CONFIDENTIALITY OF ………………………………………………..3320
COMPUTERIZED INFORMATION RESOURCES — USE OF …………………………………………………….6470, 7315
CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT ……………………………………………………………………………………………..7522
CONDITIONAL APPOINTMENTS …………………………………………………………………………………………..6170
CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE (STUDENT) ……………………………………………………………………………..3410, 6410, 7310, 7313
CONDUCT ON SCHOOL PROPERTY ……………………………………………………………………………………..3410, 3430, 7310
CONFERENCES, CONVENTIONS AND WORKSHOPS — ATTENDANCE AT ………………………….2320, 4410, 6160
CONFIDENTIALITY OF COMPUTERIZED INFORMATION ……………………………………………………3320
CONSTITUTIONALLY PROTECTED PRAYER IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS …………………………….7460
CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING OF SCHOOL FACILITIES ………………………………………….5630
CONTESTS FOR STUDENTS ………………………………………………………………………………………………….7430
CONTINGENCY BUDGET ………………………………………………………………………………………………………5150
CONTINUATION OF MEDICAL INSURANCE COVERAGE AT TERMINATION
OF EMPLOYMENT (COBRA) ………………………………………………………………………………………..6510
CONTINUING EDUCATION …………………………………………………………………………………………………..3170
CONTRACTS FOR GOODS AND SERVICES …………………………………………………………………………..5410
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES………………………………………………………………………………………………..7611, 7640
CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES …………………………………………………………………………………………………….8331
COOPERATIVE PURCHASING ………………………………………………………………………………………………5410
RAVENA-COEYMANS-SELKIRK CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY INDEX (Cont’d.)
COPYRIGHTED MATERIALS …………………………………………………………………………………………………8350
CORPORAL PUNISHMENT …………………………………………………………………………………………………….7350
CREDENTIAL OPTIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES …………………………………………….7222
CREDIT CARDS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..5572
CURRICULUM AREAS IN CONFLICT WITH RELIGIOUS BELIEFS ……………………………………….8330, 8360
CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT…………………………………………………………………………………………….8110
CURRICULUM EVALUATION ……………………………………………………………………………………………….8110
CURRICULUM RESOURCES ………………………………………………………………………………………………….8110
CUSTODIAL AND NON-CUSTODIAL PARENTS ……………………………………………………………………7130, 7241
DAY-SCHOOL ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..8410
DECLASSIFICATION OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES ……………………………………………………7617
DEDUCTIONS — PAYROLL ……………………………………………………………………………………………………6530
DEFENSE AND INDEMNIFICATION OF BOARD MEMBERS AND EMPLOYEES …………………..6540
DEFIBRILLATORS …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………5682
DESIGNATION OF PERSON IN PARENTAL RELATION ………………………………………………………..7260
DESIGNATIONS BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION ……………………………………………………………….1330
DESTRUCTION OR LOSS OF DISTRICT PROPERTY OR RESOURCES …………………………………..7311
DIRECTORY INFORMATION …………………………………………………………………………………………………7242, 7243
DISCIPLINE ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………3410, 6410, 7310, 7313, 7314
DISCIPLINE AND CONDUCT — MAINTAINING …………………………………………………………………….6410
DISCIPLINE OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES………………………………………………………………….3410, 7313, 7314
DISCIPLINING OF A TENURED TEACHER ……………………………………………………………………………6214
DISCRIMINATION …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………3420,
6120-6122,
7550, 7551, 7620, 7621, 8130, 8220
RAVENA-COEYMANS-SELKIRK CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY INDEX (Cont’d.)
DISPOSITION OF RECORDS…………………………………………………………………………………………………..5670
DISSEMINATION OF BUDGET INFORMATION …………………………………………………………………….5120
DISSEMINATION OF INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM ………………………………………..7640
DISTRICT CELL PHONE ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..5573
DISTRICT CREDIT CARD ………………………………………………………………………………………………………5571
DISTRICT PLAN — SPECIAL EDUCATION …………………………………………………………………………….7610
DISTRICT PROPERTY — CODE OF CONDUCT ON …………………………………………………………………3410
DISTRICT PROPERTY — LOSS OR DESTRUCTION OF …………………………………………………………..7311
DISTRICT WELLNESS POLICY ……………………………………………………………………………………………..5661
DRESS CODE — STUDENT……………………………………………………………………………………………………..7312
DRIVER EDUCATION ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………8240
DRUGS
Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs and Other Substances …………………………………………………………………..6150, 7320
Drug and Alcohol Testing for School Bus Drivers and Other Safety-Sensitive Employees ……….5761
Drug-Free Workplace ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….6151
DUAL CREDIT FOR COLLEGE COURSES ……………………………………………………………………………..7230
EARLY GRADUATION …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..7221
EDUCATION OF HOMELESS CHILDREN AND YOUTH ………………………………………………………..1330, 7130,
7131
EDUCATIONAL SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WHO BECOME PREGNANT …………………………….7150
ELECTION OF BOARD OFFICERS …………………………………………………………………………………………1320
ELECTIONEERING ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..1220
ELECTRONIC CONSENT — RELEASE OF STUDENT INFORMATION ……………………………………7240
ELIGIBILITY FOR PARTICIPATION IN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ………………………….7410
EMANCIPATED MINORS……………………………………………………………………………………………………….7130
EMERGENCY CLOSINGS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………3510
EMERGENCY CONDITIONAL APPOINTMENTS ……………………………………………………………………6170
EMERGENCY PLANNING ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..5681
RAVENA-COEYMANS-SELKIRK CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY INDEX (Cont’d.)
EMERGENCY SERVICE VOLUNTEER …………………………………………………………………………………..6550
EMERGENCY TREATMENT — STUDENTS …………………………………………………………………………….7520
EMPLOYEE
Activities ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..5560, 6430
Assistance Program ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….6560
Mentoring ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….6160
Personnel Records ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………6420
Protection ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….6540
Travel …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….5575
EMPLOYMENT OF RELATIVES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS …………………………….6217
EMPLOYMENT OF RETIRED PERSONS ………………………………………………………………………………..6218
ENERGY MANAGEMENT CONSERVATION POLICY ……………………………………………………………5650
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS ………………………………………………………………………………………..8280
ENTITLEMENT TO ATTEND — AGE AND RESIDENCY …………………………………………………………7130
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION INSTRUCTION …………………………………………………………..8211
EQUAL ACCESS ACT …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….7410
EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES …………………………………………………………………………….8130
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY ………………………………………………………………………………..6120
EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS (SCHOOL-OWNED) — USE OF …………………………………………….3281
ETHICS, CODE OF ETHICS FOR DISTRICT PERSONNEL ………………………………………………………6110
EVALUATION
Evaluation of Administrative Staff …………………………………………………………………………………….4260
Evaluation of Curriculum ………………………………………………………………………………………………….8110
Evaluation of Instructional Program …………………………………………………………………………………..8250
Evaluation of Personnel ……………………………………………………………………………………………………6130
Evaluation of the Superintendent ……………………………………………………………………………………….4260
Self-Evaluation — Board of Education ………………………………………………………………………………..2340
Student Evaluation …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..7210
EXAMS — HEALTH ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..6141, 7512
EXCUSES FOR STUDENT ABSENCES ……………………………………………………………………………………7110
EXECUTIVE SESSIONS — BOARD MEETINGS ………………………………………………………………………1720, 1730
EXPENDITURES OF SCHOOL DISTRICT FUNDS …………………………………………………………………..5320
EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT ……………………………………………………………………………………………….2320, 5575
RAVENA-COEYMANS-SELKIRK CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY INDEX (Cont’d.)
EXPOSURE CONTROL PROGRAM ………………………………………………………………………………………..5690
EXTRACLASSROOM ACTIVITIES FUNDS …………………………………………………………………………….1336, 5520
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ………………………………………………………………………………………..7410
EYE SAFETY/STUDENT USE OF HAND-HELD LASER POINTERS ………………………………………..8210
FACILITIES
Capital Facilities Plan ………………………………………………………………………………………………………5630
Community Use of School Facilities ………………………………………………………………………………….3280
Comprehensive Public School Building Safety Program (RESCUE) ………………………………………5630
Construction and Remodeling ……………………………………………………………………………………………5630
Inspection, Operation and Maintenance ………………………………………………………………………………5630
School Facility Report Cards …………………………………………………………………………………………….5630
Structural Safety Inspections ……………………………………………………………………………………………..5630
FALSE REPORTING OF AN INCIDENT AND/OR PLACING A FALSE BOMB …………………………7311
FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT …………………………………………………………………………………..6551
FEDERAL FUNDS — USE OF FOR POLITICAL EXPENDITURES ……………………………………………5560
FERPA (FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT) ………………………………………….3320, 7121, 7240, 7242
FIDUCIARY RESPONSIBILITY ………………………………………………………………………………………………2130,
5570-5579
FIELD TRIPS
Field Trips ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………8460
Parental Permission for Field Trips …………………………………………………………………………………….8460
FILTERING (INTERNET CONTENT) ………………………………………………………………………………………8271
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY ……………………………………………………………………………………………2130,
5570-5579
FINGERPRINTING ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….6170
FIRE AND ARSON PREVENTION INSTRUCTION ………………………………………………………………….8211
FIRE DRILLS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….5683
FIREARMS IN SCHOOL …………………………………………………………………………………………………………3411, 7360
FISCAL EFFORT — MAINTENANCE OF (TITLE I PROGRAMS) ……………………………………………..5550
FIXED ASSETS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………5621
FLAG DISPLAY ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..3140
RAVENA-COEYMANS-SELKIRK CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY INDEX (Cont’d.)
FOIL (FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAW) …………………………………………………………………………..3310
FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM …………………………………………………………………………………………………..5660
FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENTS ………………………………………………………………………………………..7132
FRAUD — ALLEGATIONS OF …………………………………………………………………………………………………5571
FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH PROGRAM …………………………………………………………………………….5660
FUNCTIONAL BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT …………………………………………………………………………7313
FUND RAISING ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………3271, 3273 7450
FUND RAISING BY STUDENTS ……………………………………………………………………………………………..3271, 7450
FUNDS
Accounting of Funds ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..5510
Borrowing of Funds …………………………………………………………………………………………………………5340
Expenditures of School District Funds………………………………………………………………………………..5320
Extraclassroom Activities Fund …………………………………………………………………………………………5520
GASB 34 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..5621
Petty Cash Funds ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..5530
School Activities Funds ……………………………………………………………………………………………………5520
Use of Federal Funds For Political Expenditures ………………………………………………………………….5560
GASB 54 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….5583
GIFTED AND/OR TALENTED STUDENTS ……………………………………………………………………………..8240
GIFTS …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….5230, 6110
GOODS AND SERVICES — PROCUREMENT OF …………………………………………………………………….5410
GRADUATION
Early Graduation ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..7221
Graduation Requirements …………………………………………………………………………………………………7220
IEP Diplomas for Students with Disabilities ………………………………………………………………………..7222
GRANTS, GIFTS AND BEQUESTS TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICT — ACCEPTANCE OF ……………5230
GRIEVANCES ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..3230, 6122, 7550, 7621
GROUPING BY SIMILARITY OF NEEDS — CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES ………………………..7612
GUARDIANS AD LITEM — USE OF AT IMPARTIAL HEARINGS ……………………………………………7670
GUIDANCE PROGRAM ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….8230
GUIDELINES FOR USE OF CLAIM FORMS ……………………………………………………………………………5575
RAVENA-COEYMANS-SELKIRK CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY INDEX (Cont’d.)
GUN-FREE SCHOOLS …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….7360
HANDLING OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES BY EMPLOYEES ………………………………………………………..5631
HARASSMENT IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT …………………………………………………………………………..7551
HARASSMENT — SEXUAL …………………………………………………………………………………………………….7551
HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD ……………………………………………………………………………5680
HAZARDOUS WASTE MATERIALS — STORAGE AND DISPOSAL ………………………………………..5631
HAZING …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………7551
HEALTH EXAMINATIONS …………………………………………………………………………………………………….6141, 7512
HEALTH INSURANCE ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………6510
HEALTH RECORDS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….7514
HEALTH SERVICES (STUDENT) ……………………………………………………………………………………………7511-7514
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS ………………………………………………………………….7220
HIV-RELATED ILLNESSES ……………………………………………………………………………………………………5692
HOME INSTRUCTION (HOME SCHOOLING) ………………………………………………………………………..8470
HOME TUTORING (TEMPORARY INSTRUCTION) ……………………………………………………………….8450
HOMELESS CHILDREN AND YOUTH ……………………………………………………………………………………1330, 7130,
7131
HOMEWORK ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….8440
HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV) ……………………………………………………………………….5692
HUMAN RIGHTS, PATRIOTISM AND CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION ………………………………………..8241
IDENTIFICATION — CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES …………………………………………………………..7650
IDENTIFICATION BADGES ……………………………………………………………………………………………………6172
IEP DIPLOMAS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES ………………………………………………………….7222
IMMUNIZATION OF STUDENTS ……………………………………………………………………………………………7511
IMPARTIAL HEARINGS/SELECTION OF IMPARTIAL HEARING OFFICERS …………………………7670
INCIDENTAL TEACHING ………………………………………………………………………………………………………6213
INDEMNIFICATION ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….6540
RAVENA-COEYMANS-SELKIRK CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY INDEX (Cont’d.)
INDEPENDENT EDUCATIONAL EVALUATIONS ………………………………………………………………….7680
INDEPENDENT STUDY ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….8430
INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM ………………………………………………………………………….7640
INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM — ROLE OF BOARD IN IMPLEMENTING …………7613
INFORMATION SECURITY BREACH …………………………………………………………………………………….5672
INHALERS — USE OF IN SCHOOLS ……………………………………………………………………………………….7513
INSPECTIONS OF FACILITIES ……………………………………………………………………………………………….5630
INSTRUCTION FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS ……………………………………………………….8280
INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENTS WITH LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY …………………………..8280
INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS
Alternative Format …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..5410
Instructional Materials ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..8310
Objection to Instructional Materials ……………………………………………………………………………………8330
Purposes of Instructional Materials …………………………………………………………………………………….8310
Selection and Adoption of Instructional Supplementary Materials …………………………………………8321
Selection and review of Textbooks, Library Resources and Other Instructional Materials …………8320
INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS
AIDS Instruction ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..8211
Civility, Citizenship and Character Education/Interpersonal Violence Prevention Education …….8242
Driver Education …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….8240
Emergency Planning ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..8211
Environmental Conservation ……………………………………………………………………………………………..8211
Evaluation of Instructional Programs …………………………………………………………………………………8250
Gifted and Talented Students …………………………………………………………………………………………….8240
Guidance Program ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………8230
Patriotism, Citizenship and Human Rights Education …………………………………………………………..8241
Physical Education …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..8240
Prevention of Child Abduction ………………………………………………………………………………………….8211
Student Safety …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………8211
Substance Abuse/Prevention Instruction ……………………………………………………………………………..8211
INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY …………………………………………………………………………………………8270
INSTRUMENTS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………7440
INSURANCE …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..5610, 6510, 6540, 7520
INTERIM ALTERNATIVE EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS (IEAS) ……………………………………………….7313
INTERNAL AUDIT FUNCTION ………………………………………………………………………………………………5578
INTERNET ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..6470, 7314, 8271
INTERNET ACCESS FROM HOME …………………………………………………………………………………………5574
INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION EDUCATION …………………………………………………..8242
INTERPRETER SERVICES TO PARENTS WHO ARE HEARING IMPAIRED …………………………..7212
INTERPRETERS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..7210, 7212
INTERROGATIONS AND SEARCHES ……………………………………………………………………………………7330
INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS …………………………………………………………………………………………..7420
INTRAMURAL ATHLETICS …………………………………………………………………………………………………..7420
INVENTORIES ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….5620, 5621
INVESTMENTS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………5220
INVOLUNTARY TRANSFER OF STUDENTS ………………………………………………………………………….7140
JURY DUTY……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………6460
LASER POINTERS/EYE SAFETY ……………………………………………………………………………………………8210
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS …………………………………………………………………………………………7330
LEAST RESTRICTIVE ENVIRONMENT — CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES ………………………….7611, 7615
LEAVES OF ABSENCE …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..6550, 6551
LEGAL QUALIFICATIONS OF VOTERS AT SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETINGS ………………………..1630
LIBRARY MATERIALS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….8320
LIFE THREATENING ALLERGIES (STUDENTS) ……………………………………………………………………7521
LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY — INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENTS ………………………………….8280
LIMITED OPEN FORUM …………………………………………………………………………………………………………7410
LINE RESPONSIBILITY OF ADMINISTRATORS ……………………………………………………………………4211
LOCKERS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………7330
LOSS OR DESTRUCTION OF DISTRICT PROPERTY OR RESOURCES …………………………………..7311
LUNCH PROGRAM — FREE/REDUCED ………………………………………………………………………………….5660
MAIL HANDLING ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….5684
MAINTAINING DISCIPLINE AND CONDUCT ………………………………………………………………………..6410
RAVENA-COEYMANS-SELKIRK CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY INDEX (Cont’d.)
MAINTENANCE OF FISCAL EFFORT (TITLE I PROGRAMS) …………………………………………………5550
MAINTENANCE OF ORDER ON SCHOOL PROPERTY …………………………………………………………..3410
MAINTENANCE OF FUND BALANCE ……………………………………………………………………………………5511
MANIFESTATION DETERMINATION ……………………………………………………………………………………7313
MARRIED STUDENTS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………7150
MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT (SCHOOL-OWNED) — USE OF …………………………………………….3281
MATRICULATION POLICY ……………………………………………………………………………………………………7230
MEAL EXPENSES …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..5576
MEDIA……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………3110
MEDIATION — SPECIAL EDUCATION …………………………………………………………………………………..7690
MEDICAL EMERGENCIES AND ACCIDENTS………………………………………………………………………..7520
MEDICAID COMPLIANCE …………………………………………………………………………………………………….5581
MEDICATIONS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………7513
MEETINGS
Agenda Format ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..1511
Annual District Meeting and Election/Budget Vote ……………………………………………………………..1610
Annual Organization Meeting ……………………………………………………………………………………………1620
Business of the Annual District Election …………………………………………………………………………….1611
Committee Meetings of the Board ……………………………………………………………………………………..2210
Expenses ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….5575
Executive Sessions of the Board ………………………………………………………………………………………..1730
Minutes of Board Meetings ……………………………………………………………………………………………….1720
Notification of Regular Board Meetings ……………………………………………………………………………..1510
Public Expression …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….3220
Public Sessions ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..1510
Quorum ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….1710
Regular Board Meetings …………………………………………………………………………………………………..1510
Special Board Meetings ……………………………………………………………………………………………………1520
MEGAN’S LAW ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………7560
MENTORING FOR FIRST YEAR TEACHERS ………………………………………………………………………….6160
MERCURY ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..5650
MILITARY LEAVE …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………6550
MILITARY RECRUITERS ACCESS TO SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
AND INFORMATION ON STUDENTS ……………………………………………………………………………7243
RAVENA-COEYMANS-SELKIRK CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY INDEX (Cont’d.)
MILITARY STATUS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….3420, 6120, 6122, 7130, 7550, 8130, 8220
MINUTES OF BOARD MEETINGS ………………………………………………………………………………………….1720
MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTS — RELATIONS WITH ……………………………………………………………..3120
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..7440
NUTRITION ADVISORY COMMITTEE …………………………………………………………………………………..5660
NEGOTIATIONS …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….6440
NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT (NCLB) ………………………………………………………………………………….1330, 3280, 5550, 5640, 6150, 6540, 7130, 7131, 7243, 7250, 7313, 7320, 7360, 7460, 7580, 8260, 8280, 8360
NON-PUBLIC SCHOOLS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..5730, 8340
NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS ………………………………………………………………………………………………….7132
NOTIFICATION OF SEX OFFENDERS ……………………………………………………………………………………7560
NURSE PRACTITIONER …………………………………………………………………………………………………………1338, 6141, 7121, 7420, 7512
OBJECTION TO INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS ……………………………………………………………………8330
OCCUPATIONAL (CAREER AND TECHNICAL) EDUCATION ……………………………………………….8220
OPENING EXERCISES ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………8420
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF FACILITIES ………………………………………………………………5630
ORGANIZATIONAL CHART ………………………………………………………………………………………………….4212
ORIENTING NEW BOARD MEMBERS …………………………………………………………………………………..2110
PARENT INVOLVEMENT ………………………………………………………………………………………………………7660, 8260
PARENT INVOLVEMENT — CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES ………………………………………………7660
PARENT INVOLVEMENT — TITLE I PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS ……………………………………….8260
RAVENA-COEYMANS-SELKIRK CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY INDEX (Cont’d.)
PARENT-TEACHER ASSOCIATION ……………………………………………………………………………………….3250
PARENTAL ACCESS TO INFORMATION/PARENTAL NOTICE ……………………………………………..7121, 7131, 7210, 7240, 7242, 7243, 7250, 7313, 7530, 7580, 7616
PARENTAL PERMISSION FOR FIELD TRIPS …………………………………………………………………………8460
PARENTS ORGANIZATIONS …………………………………………………………………………………………………3250
PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURES…………………………………………………………………………………………2120
PATRIOTISM, CITIZENSHIP AND HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION ………………………………………..8241
PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….6530
PEER ABUSE IN THE SCHOOLS (BULLYING) ……………………………………………………………………….7551, 7552
PERSON IN PARENTAL RELATION ………………………………………………………………………………………7260
PERSONNEL
Certified Personnel …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..6210
Code of Ethics …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………6110
Evaluation of Personnel ……………………………………………………………………………………………………6130
Recruitment …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….6211
Release of Personnel Information ………………………………………………………………………………………6420
Safety of Personnel ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….5680
Staff — Separation ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………6216
Support Staff — Appointment …………………………………………………………………………………………….6310
Teacher Aides — Employment of ……………………………………………………………………………………….6320
Temporary Personnel ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….6220
PEST MANAGEMENT AND PESTICIDE USAGE …………………………………………………………………….5692
PETTY CASH FUNDS …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….5530
PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLASS ……………………………………………………………………………………………8240
PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS OF STUDENTS …………………………………………………………………………7250, 7512
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE …………………………………………………………………………………………………….8420
POLICIES
Execution of Policy: Administrative Regulations ………………………………………………………………..1420
Formulation, Adoption and Dissemination of Policy …………………………………………………………….1410
Policy Review and Evaluation …………………………………………………………………………………………..1410
POLITICAL
Staff Participation in Political Activities ……………………………………………………………………………..6430
Use of Federal Funds For Political Expenditures ………………………………………………………………….5560
RAVENA-COEYMANS-SELKIRK CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY INDEX (Cont’d.)
POSITIONS, ABOLISHING A POSITION …………………………………………………………………………………4220
POST INCIDENT RESPONSE ………………………………………………………………………………………………….5681
PRAYER IN SCHOOL ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..7460
PREGNANT STUDENTS …………………………………………………………………………………………………………7150
PREREFERRAL INTERVENTION STRATEGIES IN GENERAL EDUCATION (PRIOR
TO A REFERRAL FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION) ……………………………………………………………..7616
PRESCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION ……………………………………………………………………………………..7614
PRESCRIPTIVE MEDICATION ……………………………………………………………………………………………….7513
PREVENTION INSTRUCTION ………………………………………………………………………………………………..8211
PREVENTION OF CHILD ABDUCTION — INSTRUCTION ON ………………………………………………..8211
PRINCIPALS — BUILDING ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..4330
PRIVACY (STUDENT), PARENTAL ACCESS TO INFORMATION, AND
ADMINISTRATION OF CERTAIN PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS TO MINORS ……………….7250
PROBATION, CERTIFICATED STAFF PROBATION AND TENURE ……………………………………….6214
PROCUREMENT OF GOODS AND SERVICES ………………………………………………………………………..5411
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES ……………………………………………………………..4410, 6160
PROFESSIONAL STAFF
Assignments And Transfers ………………………………………………………………………………………………6210
Certification …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….6212
Development Opportunities ………………………………………………………………………………………………4410, 6160
Probation And Tenure ………………………………………………………………………………………………………6214
Recruiting ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….6211
Separation ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….6216
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PROVIDERS ………………………………………………………………………………6219
PROGRAM ACCESSIBILITY — CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES …………………………………………..7621
PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS FUNDED BY TITLE I ……………………………………………………………….8260
PROJECT SAVE ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..3410, 3430, 5681, 6170, 7313, 7350, 8242
PROMOTION, PLACEMENT AND RETENTION ……………………………………………………………………..7210
PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION ……………………………………………………………………………………………….5241
PROPERTY TAX REPORT CARD ……………………………………………………………………………………………5110, 5120
PROPOSITIONS …………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1650
RAVENA-COEYMANS-SELKIRK CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY INDEX (Cont’d.)
PROTECTION OF PUPIL RIGHTS AMENDMENT (PPRA) ……………………………………………………….7250
PUBLIC
Access to Records ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………3310
Public Complaints ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………3230
Public Expression at Meetings …………………………………………………………………………………………..3220
Public Participation at Board Meetings ……………………………………………………………………………….3220
PUBLIC OFFICERS LAW SECTION 18 ……………………………………………………………………………………6540
PUBLIC ORDER ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..3410
PUBLICATION OF DISTRICT’S FINANCIAL STATEMENT …………………………………………………….5540
PUBLICATIONS — STUDENT …………………………………………………………………………………………………7411
PUPIL PROOF OF AGE …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..7120
PURCHASING – COMPETITIVE BIDDING & OFFERING ……………………………………………………….5410
QUALIFICATIONS OF BUS DRIVERS ……………………………………………………………………………………5760, 5761
QUALIFICATIONS OF TEACHERS …………………………………………………………………………………………6212
QUORUM ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….1710
RECORDS
Confidentiality of Computerized Information ………………………………………………………………………3320
Health Records ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..7514
Military Recruiters Access to Student Records …………………………………………………………………….7243
Personnel Records and Release of Information ……………………………………………………………………6420
Public Access to Records ………………………………………………………………………………………………….3310
Records Management ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….5670
Release of Information to the Noncustodial Parent……………………………………………………………….7240, 7241
Retention and Disposition of Records …………………………………………………………………………………5670
Student Records: Access and Challenge …………………………………………………………………………….7240
RECRUITING, CERTIFIED STAFF ………………………………………………………………………………………….6211
RED CROSS VOLUNTEERS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………6550
REGISTER OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES ……………………………………………………………………7650
REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENSES …………………………………………………………………………………………2320, 5576, 6160
RELATIVES OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION ………………………………………………………………………6217
RELEASE OF INFORMATION TO THE NONCUSTODIAL PARENT ……………………………………….7240, 7241
RELEASE OF PERSONNEL INFORMATION …………………………………………………………………………..6420
RAVENA-COEYMANS-SELKIRK CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY INDEX (Cont’d.)
RELEASED TIME OF STUDENTS …………………………………………………………………………………………..7111
RELIGIOUS BELIEFS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..7460, 8330, 8360
RELIGIOUS EXPRESSION IN THE INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM ………………………………………….8360
REMODELING AND CONSTRUCTION OF SCHOOL FACILITIES…………………………………………..5630
REPORTING TO PARENTS …………………………………………………………………………………………………….7210
REQUEST FOR PART 100 VARIANCE OR PART 200 INNOVATIVE PROGRAM
WAIVER FROM COMMISSIONER’S REGULATIONS …………………………………………………….8120
REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW BUS DRIVERS …………………………………………………………………………..5760
RESCUE (COMPREHENSIVE PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDING SAFETY PROGRAM) …………………5630
RESEARCH IN DISTRICT BY OUTSIDE AGENCIES/INDIVIDUALS ………………………………………3180
RESERVE FUNDS …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..5582
RESIDENCY (STUDENT) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….7130
RESIGNATIONS — STAFF ………………………………………………………………………………………………………6216
RESTRICTION OF SWEETS IN SCHOOL ………………………………………………………………………………..5660
RETENTION OF RECORDS …………………………………………………………………………………………………….5670
RETENTION OF STUDENTS …………………………………………………………………………………………………..7211
REVENUES
Revenues ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..5210
Revenues from District Investments …………………………………………………………………………………..5220
Revenues from Sale of School Property ……………………………………………………………………………..5250
School Tax Assessment and Collection ………………………………………………………………………………5240
“RIGHT-TO-KNOW” LAW ………………………………………………………………………………………………………5680
RULES OF ORDER …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………2120
SAFE PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ……………………………………………………………………………………………7580
SAFE SCHOOLS AGAINST VIOLENCE IN EDUCATION ACT ………………………………………………..3410, 3430, 5681, 6170, 7313, 7530, 8242
SAFETY
Anthrax and Biological Terrorism ……………………………………………………………………………………..5684
Athletic Program Safety ……………………………………………………………………………………………………7420
Bullying ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….7551, 7552
Code of Conduct on School Property ………………………………………………………………………………….3410
RAVENA-COEYMANS-SELKIRK CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY INDEX (Cont’d.)
SAFETY (Cont’d.)
Defibrillators (AED) ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..5682
Internet Content Filtering/Safety Policy ……………………………………………………………………………..8271
Safe Public School Choice ………………………………………………………………………………………………..7580
Safety and Security ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….5680-5684
Safety Conditions and Programs ………………………………………………………………………………………..8210
Safety of Students (Conditional Appointments/Emergency Conditional Appointments) ……………6170
School Bus Safety Program ………………………………………………………………………………………………5750
School Safety Plans ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….5681
Structural Safety Inspections ……………………………………………………………………………………………..5630
Student Safety …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………5680, 6170,
7552, 7580, 8210
Uniform Violent and Disruptive Incident System …………………………………………………………………3430
SAFETY-SENSITIVE EMPLOYEES — DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING ………………………………..5761
SALE AND DISPOSAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT PROPERTY ……………………………………………………5250
SCHEDULES, SCHOOL BUS SCHEDULING AND ROUTING ………………………………………………….5720
SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS ……………………………………………………………………………………………7430
SCHOOL
Attorney ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….1337
Board Elections ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….1250
Board Legal Status …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..1110
Bus Program ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………5710
Bus Safety Program ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….5750
Bus Scheduling And Routing …………………………………………………………………………………………….5720
Calendar …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………8410
Census ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………7160, 7650
Closings — Emergency ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..3510
Community Relations With The Municipal Governments ……………………………………………………..3120
Conduct And Discipline ……………………………………………………………………………………………………3410, 7310
Day ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..8410
District Legal Status …………………………………………………………………………………………………………1110
District Report Card …………………………………………………………………………………………………………5110, 5120
Food Service Program — Lunch And Breakfast/School District Nutrition Advisory Committee …5660
Physician ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..1338
Safety Plans …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….5681
Sponsored Media ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..3110
Tax Assessment And Collection ………………………………………………………………………………………..5240
Trips ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………8460
Volunteers ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………3150
SCREENING OF NEW SCHOOL ENTRANTS ………………………………………………………………………….7121
SEARCHES AND INTERROGATIONS OF STUDENTS ……………………………………………………………7330
SECTION 504 OF THE REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973 ………………………………………………………..3420, 6122, 7550, 7616, 7621
RAVENA-COEYMANS-SELKIRK CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY INDEX (Cont’d.)
SECURITY/SAFETY ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….5680, 5681
SELECTION/CLASSIFICATION PROCESS ……………………………………………………………………………..7420
SELECTION AND ADOPTION OF INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS …………8321
SELECTION AND REVIEW OF TEXTBOOKS, LIBRARY RESOURCES AND OTHER
INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS …………………………………………………………………………………….8320
SELF FUNDED PROGRAMS …………………………………………………………………………………………………..5260
SENIOR CITIZENS …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………3130, 5241
SEX OFFENDERS — NOTIFICATION OF ………………………………………………………………………………..7560
SEXUAL HARASSMENT ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..7551
SEXUAL ORIENTATION ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..3260, 3420, 6120, 6122, 7550, 8130, 8220
SIGN INTERPRETATION FOR PARENTS WHO ARE HEARING IMPAIRED …………………………..7212
SILENT RESIGNATIONS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..7530
SMOKING/TOBACCO USE …………………………………………………………………………………………………….3280, 5640, 6560, 7320, 8211
SOLICITATIONS
Advertising in the Schools ………………………………………………………………………………………………..3272
Solicitation of Charitable Donations From School Children ………………………………………………….3271
Solicitations by Staff Personnel …………………………………………………………………………………………6430
Soliciting Funds From School Personnel …………………………………………………………………………….3273
SPECIAL EDUCATION MEDIATION ………………………………………………………………………………………7690
SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
Alternative Testing for Students with Disabilities ………………………………………………………………..7210
Appointment and Training of CSE and CPSE Members ……………………………………………………….7631, 7632
Children with Disabilities …………………………………………………………………………………………………7611
Conduct and Discipline …………………………………………………………………………………………………….7310, 7313
Credential Options for Students with Disabilities …………………………………………………………………7222
Declassification of Students with Disabilities ………………………………………………………………………7617
District Plan …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….7610
Facilities …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………5630, 7610
Grouping by Similarity of Needs ……………………………………………………………………………………….7612
Impartial Hearings/Selection of Impartial Hearing Officers …………………………………………………..7670
Independent Educational Evaluations …………………………………………………………………………………7680
Individualized Education Program (IEP) …………………………………………………………………………….7640
RAVENA-COEYMANS-SELKIRK CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY INDEX (Cont’d.)
SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM AND SERVICES (Cont’d.)
Least Restrictive Environment …………………………………………………………………………………………..7611, 7615
Mediation ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….7690
Parent Involvement ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….7660
Prereferral Intervention Strategies in General Education (Prior to a Referral for
Special Education) …………………………………………………………………………………………………..7616
Preschool Special Education Program ………………………………………………………………………………..7614
Program Accessibility ………………………………………………………………………………………………………7621
Provision of Individualized Education Program (IEP)…………………………………………………………..7640
Register of Children with Disabilities (Child Find) ………………………………………………………………7650
Role of the Board In Implementing a Student’s Individualized Education Program ………………….7613
Safety Net for Students with Disabilities …………………………………………………………………………….7222
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 ……………………………………………………………………..7621
Student Identification ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….7650
Student Individualized Education Program ………………………………………………………………………….7640
Students Presumed to Have a Disability for Discipline Purposes ……………………………………………7314
Students with Disabilities Participating in School District Programs ………………………………………7620
Surrogate Parents …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….7660
Suspension ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..7313
Transfer Students …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….7643
Transition Services …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..7641
Transportation of Students with Disabilities ………………………………………………………………………..5730
Twelve Month Special Services and/or Programs ………………………………………………………………..7642
Use of Guardians Ad Litem at Impartial Hearings………………………………………………………………..7670
Use of Recording Equipment at I.E.P. Meetings ………………………………………………………………….7640
SPORTS AND THE ATHLETIC PROGRAM …………………………………………………………………………….7420
SPORTS EQUIPMENT AND APPAREL PURCHASES………………………………………………………………5410
STAFF
Development …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..6160
Health Examinations ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..6141
Health Insurance ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………6510
Participation In Political Activities …………………………………………………………………………………….6430
Protection ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….6540
Reimbursement for Meal Expenses During Meetings ……………………………………………………………5574
Safety ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..5680-5684
Separation ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….6216
Travel …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….5575
STRUCTURAL SAFETY INSPECTIONS ………………………………………………………………………………….5630
STUDENT
Acceleration and Retention ……………………………………………………………………………………………….7211
Athletic Injuries ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….7420
Attendance ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………7110
Awards And Scholarships …………………………………………………………………………………………………7430
Bullying ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….7551, 7552
Contests ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….7430
Data Breaches ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….7244
RAVENA-COEYMANS-SELKIRK CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY INDEX (Cont’d.)
STUDENTS (Cont’d.)
Directory Information ………………………………………………………………………………………………………7242
Discipline ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….3410, 6410, 7310, 7313, 7314
Dress Code ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..7312
Evaluation……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….7210
Hazing ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………7551
Health Services ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..7511-7514
Identification — Children With Disabilities ………………………………………………………………………….7650
Immunization ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….7511
Life Threatening Allergies ………………………………………………………………………………………………..7521
Non-Resident …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..7132
Parental Access to Information ………………………………………………………………………………………….7250
Participation ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………3240
Photos …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….7242
Physicals/Physical Examinations ……………………………………………………………………………………….7250, 7512
Placement, Promotion And Retention …………………………………………………………………………………7210
Prayer …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….7460
Presumed to Have a Disability for Discipline Purposes …………………………………………………………7314
Privacy ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………7250
Records …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..7240-7243
Release Time …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..7111
Residency ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….7130
Safety ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..5680-5684, 6170, 7580, 8210, 8271
Suspension ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………7313
Teachers …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………6220
Vehicles on School Property ……………………………………………………………………………………………..3290
With Disabilities Participating In School District Programs …………………………………………………..7620
With Limited English Proficiency ………………………………………………………………………………………8280
STUDENT TEACHERS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………6220
SUBJECT COORDINATORS……………………………………………………………………………………………………4330
SUBMISSION OF QUESTIONS AND PROPOSITIONS AT ANNUAL ELECTIONS/
SPECIAL DISTRICT MEETINGS…………………………………………………………………………………….1650
SUBSTANCE ABUSE — PREVENTION CURRICULUM …………………………………………………………..8211
SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………6220
SUICIDE …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………7540
SUPERINTENDENT
Board-Superintendent Relationship ……………………………………………………………………………………4320
Evaluation of the Superintendent ……………………………………………………………………………………….4260
Superintendent…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………4310
RAVENA-COEYMANS-SELKIRK CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY INDEX (Cont’d.)
SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS ……………………………………………………………………………………………….5730, 7570
SUPPLEMENTARY SCHOOL PERSONNEL ……………………………………………………………………………6320, 7640
SUPPORT STAFF APPOINTMENT ………………………………………………………………………………………….6310
SURROGATE PARENTS — CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES …………………………………………………7660
SURVEYS — STUDENT …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..7250
SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS IN THE SCHOOL ………………………………………………………………………5685
SUSPENSION
Student Suspension — In-School ………………………………………………………………………………………..7313
Suspension from BOCES Activities …………………………………………………………………………………..7313
Suspension from BOCES Classes ………………………………………………………………………………………7313
Suspension of Students with Disabilities …………………………………………………………………………….7313
SWEETS IN SCHOOL ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..5660
TAX ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION ………………………………………………………………………………..5240
TAX COLLECTOR — DUTIES OF ……………………………………………………………………………………………1333
TAX EXEMPTION FOR SENIOR CITIZENS…………………………………………………………………………….5241
TEACHER AIDES …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..6320
TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS ………………………………………………………………………………………………..6212
TEACHING ASSISTANTS……………………………………………………………………………………………………….6320
TECHNICAL AND CAREER (OCCUPATIONAL) EDUCATION ……………………………………………….8220
TEMPORARY PERSONNEL ……………………………………………………………………………………………………6220
TERMINATION — DUE PROCESS …………………………………………………………………………………………..6216
TESTING MISCONDUCT & MANDATORY REPORTING REQUIREMENTS …………………………..6111
TESTING PROGRAM ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..7210
TEXTBOOKS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….8340
TEXTBOOKS FOR RESIDENT STUDENTS ATTENDING PRIVATE SCHOOLS ………………………8340
THEFT OF SERVICES OR PROPERTY ……………………………………………………………………………………6450
THREATS OF VIOLENCE IN SCHOOL …………………………………………………………………………………..3412
TITLE I PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS …………………………………………………………………………………….8260, 8280
TITLE I PROGRAMS — MAINTENANCE OF FISCAL EFFORT ………………………………………………..5550
RAVENA-COEYMANS-SELKIRK CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY INDEX (Cont’d.)
TITLE VII — EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY ……………………………………………………………6120
TITLE VIII — SEXUAL HARASSMENT (PERSONNEL) ……………………………………………………………6121
TITLE IX/SECTION 504/ADA COMPLAINTS ………………………………………………………………………….6122, 7550, 8220
TITLE IX — SEXUAL HARASSMENT (STUDENTS) ………………………………………………………………..7551
TOBACCO USE/SMOKING …………………………………………………………………………………………………….3280, 5640, 6560, 7320, 8211
TOXIC SUBSTANCES — HANDLING OF ………………………………………………………………………………..5631
TRANSFER OF STUDENTS (INVOLUNTARY) ……………………………………………………………………….7140
TRANSFER STUDENTS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….7643
TRANSITION SERVICES ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..7641
TRANSPORTATION
Safety Program ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..5750
Scheduling and Routing ……………………………………………………………………………………………………5720
School Buses Stopped on School Property ………………………………………………………………………….5750
Supervision of Students …………………………………………………………………………………………………….5730
Transportation Program ……………………………………………………………………………………………………5710
Transportation of Non-Resident Students ……………………………………………………………………………5730
Transportation of Students ………………………………………………………………………………………………..5730
Transportation in Child Safety Zones …………………………………………………………………………………5731
Transportation of Students with Disabilities ………………………………………………………………………..5730
Transportation to School Sponsored Events ………………………………………………………………………..5730
Transporting an Ill or Injured Student …………………………………………………………………………………7520
Use of Buses by Community Groups ………………………………………………………………………………….5740
TRAVEL (EMPLOYEE) …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..2320, 5575
TRUANCY ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..7110
TWELVE MONTH SPECIAL SERVICES AND/OR PROGRAMS ………………………………………………7642
UNIFORM VIOLENT AND DISRUPTIVE INCIDENT SYSTEM………………………………………………..3430
UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A WEAPON UPON SCHOOL GROUNDS …………………………………3411, 7360
USE OF
Claim Forms ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………5575
Committees……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..4250
Copyrighted Materials ………………………………………………………………………………………………………8350
District Cell Phone …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..5573
District Credit Card ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….5571
Internet Access from Home ……………………………………………………………………………………………….5574
Recording Equipment at I.E.P Meetings ……………………………………………………………………………..7640
Service Animals …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 3190
School Facilities ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………3280
School-Owned Materials and Equipment …………………………………………………………………………….3281
Surveillance Cameras ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….5685
Trademarks and Service Marks ………………………………………………………………………………………….5686
VANDALISM ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….7311
VARIANCE OR WAIVER FROM COMMISSIONER’S REGULATIONS — REQUEST FOR…………8120
VEHICLES ON DISTRICT PROPERTY ……………………………………………………………………………………3290
VICTIMS OF VIOLENT CRIMINAL OFFENSE ………………………………………………………………………..7580
VIOLENCE PREVENTION ………………………………………………………………………………………………………8242
VIOLENCE (THREATS OF ) IN SCHOOL ………………………………………………………………………………..3412
VISION SCREENING ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………7512
VISITORS TO THE SCHOOL …………………………………………………………………………………………………..3210
VOCATIONAL (CAREER AND TECHNICAL) EDUCATION ……………………………………………………8220
VOLUNTEER FIREMEN …………………………………………………………………………………………………………5241
VOLUNTEERS — SCHOOL ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..3150
VOTERS — LEGAL QUALIFICATIONS OF (AT SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETINGS) …………………..1630
WAIVER OR VARIANCE FROM COMMISSIONER’S REGULATIONS — REQUEST FOR…………8120
WEAPONS IN SCHOOL ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….3411,7360
WELLNESS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….5661
WORKBOOKS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..8340
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ………………………………………………………………………………………………..6520
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ORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
1.1 School District and Board of Education Legal Status ……………………………………….. 1110
1.2 Board of Education Authority………………………………………………………………………… 1120
1.3 Number of Members and Terms of Office ………………………………………………………. 1130
NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS
2.1 Board of Education Members: Qualifications …………………………………………………. 1210
2.2 Board of Education Members: Nomination and Election ………………………………….. 1220
2.3 Reporting of Expenditures and Contributions ………………………………………………….. 1230
2.4 Resignation and Dismissal …………………………………………………………………………….. 1240
THE ROLE OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
3.1 Powers and Duties of the Board …………………………………………………………………….. 1310
3.2 Nomination and Election of Board Officers …………………………………………………….. 1320
3.2.1 Duties of the President of the Board of Education …………………………………. 1321
3.2.2 Duties of the Vice President of the Board of Education ………………………….. 1322
3.3 Appointments and Designations by the Board of Education ………………………………. 1330
3.3.1 Duties of the District Clerk …………………………………………………………………. 1331
3.3.2 Duties of the School District Treasurer ………………………………………………… 1332
3.3.3 Duties of the Tax Collector …………………………………………………………………. 1333
3.3.4 Duties of the Independent Auditor……………………………………………………….. 1334
3.3.5 Appointment and Duties of the Internal Claims Auditor …………………………. 1335
3.3.6 Duties of the Extraclassroom Activities Funds Treasurer ……………………….. 1336
3.3.7 Duties of the School Attorney …………………………………………………………….. 1337
3.3.8 Duties of the School Physician/Nurse Practitioner …………………………………. 1338
3.3.9 Joint code of conduct for BOE and Superintendent ……………………………….. 1340
BOARD POLICY
4.1 Policy …………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1410
4.2 Execution of Policy: Administrative Regulations ……………………………………………. 1420
MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
5.1 Regular Board Meetings ……………………………………………………………………………….. 1510
5.1.1 Agenda Format …………………………………………………………………………………. 1511
5.2 Special Meetings of the Board of Education ……………………………………………………. 1520
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6.1 Annual District Meeting and Election/Budget Vote ………………………………………….. 1610
6.1.1 Business of the Annual District Election ………………………………………………. 1611
6.2 Annual Organizational Meeting……………………………………………………………………… 1620
6.3 Legal Qualifications of Voters at School District Meetings ……………………………….. 1630
6.4 Absentee Ballots ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1640
6.5 Submission of Questions and Propositions at Annual Elections and
Special District Meetings ………………………………………………………………………………. 1650
RULES OF MEETINGS
7.1 Quorum ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1710
7.2 Minutes ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1720
7.3 Executive Sessions …………………………………………………………………………………… 1730

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1110

SUBJECT: SCHOOL DISTRICT AND BOARD OF EDUCATION LEGAL STATUS

The Constitution of New York State, as amended in 1894, instructs the Legislature to provide for a system of free common schools wherein all children of the State may be educated.
The Legislature of the State has implemented this constitutional mandate through the creation of school districts of various types. The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District is governed by the laws set forth for Central School Districts in Article 37 of the Education Law, and by-laws relating to, or affecting, Union Free School Districts as set forth in Article 35 of the Education Law and Common School Districts as set forth in Article 33 of the Education Law.

The School District constitutes a corporate entity that possesses all the usual powers of a corporation for public purposes, and in that name may sue and be sued, purchase, hold and sell personal property and real estate, and enter into such obligations as are authorized by law.

The Constitution of the State of New York places the responsibility for public education on the State Legislature, and directs the establishment of a State Department of Education for general supervision over the schools and headed by a Commissioner of Education. The New York State Constitution further provides that local public schools under the general supervision of the State Education Department shall be maintained, developed and operated by locally elected boards. Legally, local boards are instruments of the New York State Constitution, the New York Statutes and the regulations of the State Education Department and its Commissioner.
New York State Constitution
Education Law Articles 33, 35, 37, 51 and 53
Adopted 3/6/06

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SUBJECT: BOARD OF EDUCATION AUTHORITY

As a body created under the Education Law of New York State, the Board of Education of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District has full authority, within the limitations of federal and state laws and the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education and interpretations of them, to carry out the will of the people of its District in matters of education.

In all cases where laws or regulations of the State Commissioner of Education do not provide, permit, or prohibit, the Board shall consider itself the agent responsible for establishing and appraising educational matters and activities.

Board members have no authority over school affairs as individuals. They have authority only when acting as a body duly called in session.
Education Law Sections 1604, 1701, 1709, 1804, 1805, 2502 and 2503
Adopted:03/6/06

1130

SUBJECT: NUMBER OF MEMBERS AND TERMS OF OFFICE.

The Board of Education of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District shall consist of nine (9) members elected by the qualified voters of the School District at the annual election as prescribed by law.

Members of the Board of Education shall serve for three (3) years beginning July 1 following their election and each term shall expire on the thirtieth day of June of the third year.
Education Law Sections 1602, 1702(1), 1804(1), 2105 and 2502
Adopted 3/6/2006; Revised and Adopted 8/18/2008

1210

SUBJECT: BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS: QUALIFICATIONS

A Board of Education member of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District must meet the following qualifications:
a) A citizen of the United States;
b) Eighteen (18) years of age or older;
c) Able to read and write;
d) A legal resident of the District for a continuous and uninterrupted period of at least one (1) year prior to the election;
e) Cannot be an employee of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District;
f) Not more than one member of a family shall be a member of the board of education in the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District;
g) May not simultaneously hold another incompatible public office, including, but not limited to Superintendent, clerk, tax collector, treasurer or librarian, or an employee of the Board.
1. In central school districts, however, a Board member may be appointed clerk of the Board and of the District.
2. A Board member of a BOCES may not be employed by any of that BOCES’ component districts.
h) Must not have been removed from a school district office within one (1) year preceding the date of appointment or election to the Board.
Education Law Sections 1804(1), 1950(9), 2101, 2102;
2103, 2103-a, 2130(1), and 2502(7)
Public Officers Law Section 3
Town Law Section 23(1)
Adopted: 3/6/06