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June 22, 2017
Brian Kesel
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
315-487-4564 bkesel@westgenesee.org

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The New York State Education Department (NYSED) requires the posting of documentation for specific mandates. Below is information concerning those mandates.

Please click the links to the right of this page to download the documents related to these requirements. They are in PDF format so you will need acrobat reader to view them.

Response to Intervention (RtI)

The West Genesee Board of Education adopted the Response to Intervention Plan for K-8 ELA and Mathematics (available to the right).  Academic Intervention Services (AIS) for grades 9-12 will be provided according to AIS plans adopted by the Board of Education.

Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR)

The West Genesee Central School District's APPR has been approved by the New York State Department of Education.  The plan can be viewed by clicking on the link to the right.

New York State law allows parents and legal guardians of a student to request the effectiveness scores and final ratings of teachers and principals to which the student is assigned for the current school year. Requests for this information have to be made in writing using the appropriate teacher or principal request form located at the right on this page and sent to the following address:

West Genesee Central Schools; Personnel Department; 300 Sanderson Drive; Camillus, NY 13031

This information may only be released to parents or legal guardians and the District will verify that any request received has been submitted by a parent or legal guardian. Additionally, the information is intended only for the use of the requesting parent or legal guardian.

District Code of Conduct 

Is available from our Board of Education page in the Policy Manual section or by clicking here and available at the right side of this page. 

Title I Schools Information 

The schools in the West Genesee Central School District that are eligible to received Title I federal funding for the upcoming year are: East Hill Elementary School, Onondaga Road Elementary School, Stonehedge Elementary School, and West Genesee Middle School. A requirement for each is to publish a Parent Involvement Policy (PIP) for each school, in addition to a District Parent Involvement Policy. The District PIP can be accessed from our Board of Education page in the Policy Manual section or by clicking here. Policies for the individual schools are available at the right side of this page.  

Parental Notification Under "No Child Left Behind" Act

According to the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, parents may request specific information as to the qualifications of their children’s classroom teacher(s) and teaching assistants.The following may be requested :

  • Whether the teacher has met State qualifications and licensing criteria for the grade level and subject area in which the teacher provides the instruction.
  • Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived. 
  • The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.
  • Whether a child is provided services by teaching assistants, and, if so, their qualifications.

Dignity Act Coordinators

The following individuals have been appointed Dignity Act Coordinators, in accordance with the Dignity for All Students Act, for the 2015-2016 school year (Substitute Coordinators are listed in parentheses):

East Hill Elementary School - Lisa Craig, (315) 487-4648 (Todd Freeman)

Onondaga Road Elementary School - Jeannette Clark, (315) 487-4653  (Lisa Craig)

Split Rock Elementary School - Todd Freeman, (315) 487-4656 (Jeannette Clark)

Stonehedge Elementary School (Blue)  - Lori Keevil, (315) 487-4631 (Brent Suddaby)

Stonehedge Elementary School (Gold) - Brent Suddaby, (315) 487-4633 (Lori Keevil)

Camillus Middle School - Beth Lozier, (315) 672-3159 (Michael McGrath)

West Genesee Middle School - Stephen Dunham, (315) 487-4615 (Michael McGrath)

West Genesee High School - Geoffrey Morton, (315) 487-4673 (Shannon Coholan)

West Genesee High School - Barry Copeland (315) 487-4673 (Thomas Vaughan, Jr.)

West Genesee High School - Shannon Coholan, 315-487-4673 (Barry Copeland)

West Genesee High School - Thomas Vaughan, Jr., 315-487-4581 (Shannon Coholan)

Parents' Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security

The West Genesee Central School District is committed to preserving the security and integrity of student data. As outlined in the Common Core Implementation Reform Act of 2014, the West Genesee Central School District publishes the following "Parents' Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security" here on our website. (See PDF file from New York State Education Department located to the right.)

  • The West Genesee Central School District  does not sell or release a student's personally identifiable information for any commercial purpose; 
  • Parents have the right to inspect and review the complete contents of their child’s education record;
  • State and federal laws protect the confidentiality of personally identifiable information, and safeguards associated with industry standards and best practices, including but not limited to, encryption, firewalls, and password protection, must be in place when data is stored or transferred;
  • A complete list of all student data elements collected by the State will be available for public review both online and via regular mail from the State Education Department. The website and mailing addresses will be listed here when they are made available; and
  • Parents have the right to have complaints about possible breaches of student data addressed. Complaints may be submitted to Sean Fahey, Director of Accountability and Instructional Support, sfahey@westgenesee.org or by calling (315) 487-4564.

Teaching is the Core Grant

OCM BOCES received a "Teaching is the Core" grant in the amount of $199, 831 from the New York State Education Department. This grant is funded through New York’s federal Race to the Top grant. As a consortium OCM BOCES and Baldwinsville, Cortland, Liverpool, North Syracuse and West Genesee will work to identify and improve high-quality assessments as part of a larger balanced assessment system. District teams will review and refine current assessments ensuring that current practices are aligned and contribute to teaching and learning. This effort supports the New York State Board of Regents priority to eliminate or modify locally adopted tests that are redundant or do not advance teaching and learning.

OCM BOCES consortium will work with Jennifer Borgioli from Learner-Centered Initiatives and will also coordinate with CITI consortium as teams further develop understanding of quality assessment practices and work to refine local assessments. After the initial teams complete their work, staff from OCM BOCES Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment will continue to implement the process with other teams and districts to review, revise and develop quality assessments including performance- based assessment.

Click here for our Assessment Audit Preliminary Report and click here for our Assessment Review and Action Plan.

Lead Testing in Water - UPDATE

For an update on testing the water in our schools for lead, please click here.

For additional information published on October 31, 2016 click here.

For additional information published on December 1, 2016 click here.

For additional information published on December 21, 2016 click here.

For additional information publichsed on January 19, 2017 click here.

For additional information publichsed on January 24, 2017 click here.

For additional information publichsed on April 7, 2017 click here.

 

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