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Policies & Procedures

Student Handbooks | Application for Public Access to Records (FOIL) | Child Abuse Hotline | Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) | Districtwide School Safety Plan | Pandemic Plan | Smart Schools Investment Plan

Student Handbooks

The Harrisville Central School District and the Board of Education have developed the following student handbooks as part of their commitment to providing a safe and orderly school environment.

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Application for Public Access to Records (FOIL)

Requests can be made for public access to records under the Freedom of Information Legislation (FOIL). The Application for Public Access to Records can be submitted via email, mail or in-person:

Records Access Officer Julie Chartrand
Harrisville Central School District
14371 Pirate Lane
Harrisville, NY 13648

Phone: (315) 543-2707

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Child Abuse Hotline

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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Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

The goal of the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) is to provide students with a safe, supportive educational environment that is free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment and bullying. Some of the law requirements include: establishing anti-harassment and discrimination policies, creating school training programs and including a course in civility, citizenship and character education in the curriculum for every grade level.

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Districtwide School Safety Plan

Emergencies and violent incidents in school districts are critical issues that must be addressed in an expeditious and effective manner. The New York State Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE) law requires school districts to develop a Districtwide 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 Districtwide School Safety 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.

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Pandemic Plan

The Harrisville Central School District Pandemic Plan focuses on the reopening of school in 2021 related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Smart Schools Investment Plan

The Smart Schools Bond Act (SSBA) was approved by New York State voters in 2014 and authorized the issuance of $2 billion of general obligation bonds to finance improved educational technology and infrastructure to improve learning and opportunity for students throughout the State. The SSBA allocation for Harrisville Central School District is $476,311.

The SSBA requires that a district submits a Smart Schools Investment Plan before any funds may be made available for the program.

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