The New York State Education Department (NYSED) and the U.S. Department of Educations requires the posting of documentation for specific mandates. Below is information concerning those mandates.
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 APPR plan can be viewed by clicking here.
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 below on this page and sent to the following address:
West Genesee Central Schools; 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.
Dignity Act Coordinators
The following individuals have been appointed Dignity Act Coordinators, in accordance with the Dignity for All Students Act, for the 2019-2020 school year (Substitute Coordinators are listed in parentheses):
- East Hill Elementary School: Email Lisa Craig or phone at (315) 487-4648 (Matthew Kimpland)
- Onondaga Road Elementary School – Email Jeannette Clark, (315) 487-4653 (Lisa Craig)
- Split Rock Elementary School – Email Matthew Kimpland, (315) 487-4656 (Jeannette Clark)
- Stonehedge Elementary School (Blue) – Email Amanda Simmons, (315) 487-4631 (Brent Suddaby)
- Stonehedge Elementary School (Gold) – Email Brent Suddaby, (315) 487-4633 (Amanda Simmons)
- Camillus Middle School – Email Beth Lozier, (315) 672-3159 (Sean Fahey)
- West Genesee Middle School – Email Stephen Dunham, (315) 487-4615 (Michael McGrath)
- West Genesee High School – Email Wayne Ackles, (315) 487-4673 (Tracy Klefbeck)
- West Genesee High School – Email Tracy Klefbeck (315) 487-4673 (Thomas Vaughan, Jr.)
- West Genesee High School – Email Thomas Vaughan, Jr., (315) 487-4581 (Maura White)
- West Genesee High School – Email Maura White, (315) 487-4581 (Wayne Ackles)
District Code of Conduct
Lead Testing in Water – UPDATE
- Testing the Water in Schools letter published on October 18, 2016
- Testing the Water in Schools letter published on October 31, 2016
- Testing the Water in Schools letter published on December 1, 2016
- Testing the Water in Schools letter published on December 21, 2016
- Testing the Water in Schools letter published on January 19, 2017
- Testing the Water in Schools letter published on January 24, 2017
- Testing the Water in Schools letter published on April 7, 2017
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” from the New York State Education Department here.
- 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (315) 487-4564.
Parental Notification Required Under Federal Law
According to federal law, 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.
Professional Development Plan for July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019
The purpose of the West Genesee Professional Development Plan for July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019 is to improve the quality of teaching and learning by ensuring all teachers and staff participate in substantial professional development in order that they remain current with their profession and meet the learning needs of their students. This plan also ensures that holders of Level III teaching assistant certificates and that substitute teachers who work on a long-term basis are provided the opportunity to participate in the professional development program of the district. Finally, this plan recognizes that all teachers, teaching assistants and staff need to participate in professional development to implement the best professional strategies to maximize student learning and success. In order to be appointed to positions by the Board of Education, professional staff must demonstrate proof of training in school violence prevention and intervention.
Response to Intervention (RtI)
The West Genesee Board of Education adopted the Response to Intervention Plan for K-5 ELA and Mathematics. and the Response to Intervention Plan for Middle Level 6-8. Academic Intervention Services (AIS) for grades 9-12 will be provided according to AIS plans adopted by the Board of Education. (Please note: During the COVID-19 pandemic, the plans will be implemented to the best of our ability based on staffing and student access.)
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: Onondaga Road Elementary School, Split Rock Elementary School, and West Genesee Middle School. A requirement for each is to publish a Family Engagement Policy for each school, in addition to a District Parent Involvement Policy. The District PIP can be accessed here or from our Board of Education page in the Policy Manual section. Policies for the individual schools are available below.
Introducing the NYSED Parent Dashboard
The New York State Education Department (NYSED or the Department) has developed a Parent Dashboard to increase transparency and make information about school performance and other school-level data easier for parents and the public to access. The Parent Dashboard is now available in addition to the New York State School Report Card on the Department’s public data site. The Parent Dashboard offers information on all public schools including charter schools.
The Parent Dashboard is part of New York’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan, which emphasizes equity in education for all students and expands measures of school accountability and student success. In making the dashboard publicly accessible, NYSED aims to provide a resource that is truly valuable and will serve as a model for other states.
In 2019, NYSED gathered feedback from parents and stakeholders to guide the work of developing the Parent Dashboard. This year, NYSED is gathering additional feedback from parents and stakeholders to further guide enhancements to the Parent Dashboard. We invite parents and all other community stakeholders to explore the Parent Dashboard and provide feedback via an online feedback survey available in 17 languages. NYSED will use this feedback to identify the data most useful to parents and the public to make ongoing improvements to the website.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please visit the Parent Dashboard, which includes an extensive list of frequently asked questions and contact information.
Thank you for your feedback and for your continued commitment to the education of New York State students.
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- School-Based Planning and Shared Decision-Making Booklet
- NYSED: No Changes To Grades 3-8 ELA & Math Tests in 2017 or 2018
- West Genesee English Language Learner CR Part 154 (B-4) Comprehensive Plan for our Free-Standing Program
If you have any trouble accessing the PDF documents on this page, please contact the Publications Office at email@example.com or call (315) 487-2179.