Oswego City School District
120 East First Street
Oswego, New York 13126
Phone: 315-341-2000

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Policy Series - Table of Contents
Series 1000 - BY-LAWS print series
School District and Board of Education Legal Status and Authority 1110
Board of Education: Qualifications, Numbers and Terms of Office 1120
Board of Education Members: Nomination and Election 1210
Reporting of Expenditures and Contributions 1220
Resignation and Dismissal 1230
Powers and Duties of the Board 1310
Nomination and Election of Board Officers and Duties of the President and Vice President 1320
Appointments and Designations by the Board of Education 1330
Duties of the District Clerk 1331
Duties of the School District Treasurer 1332
Duties of the Tax Collector 1333
Duties of the External (Independent) Auditor 1334
Appointment and Duties of the Claims Auditor 1335
Duties of the Extraclassroom Activity Fund Central Treasurer and Faculty Advisor 1336
Duties of the School Attorney 1337
Duties of the School Physician/Nurse Practitioner 1338
Duties of the Internal Auditor 1339
Formulation, Adoption and Amendment of Policies 1410
Execution of Policies: Administrative Regulations 1420
Regular Board Meetings and Rules (Quorum and Parliamentary Procedure) 1510
Board Meeting Procedures/Agenda 1511
Special Meetings of the Board of Education 1520
Board Hearings 1521
Minutes 1530
Executive Sessions 1540
Annual District Meeting and Election/Budget Vote 1610
Business of the Annual District Election 1611
Annual Organizational Meeting 1620
Legal Qualifications of Voters at School District Meetings 1630
ABSENTEE BALLOTS 1640
Submission of Questions and Propositions at Annual Elections and Special District Meetings 1650
Series 2000 - INTERNAL OPERATIONS print series
Orienting New Board Members 2110
Board Member Training 2120
Committees of the Board 2210
Board of Education Representative to BOCES 2220
Membership in Associations 2310
Attendance by Board Members at Conferences, Conventions and Workshops 2320
Board Member Compensation and Expenses 2330
Board Self-Evaluation 2340
Information Seeking 2350
Series 3000 - COMMUNITY RELATIONS print series
Media/Municipal Governments/Senior Citizens 3110
School District Standards and Guidelines for Web Page Publishing 3120
Relations With State University College at Oswego 3130
Flag Display 3140
School Volunteers 3150
Naming School Facilities 3160
Visitors to the School 3210
Use of Service Animals 3220
Public Complaints 3230
Student Participation 3240
Relations with Parents Organizations 3250
Solicitations of Charitable Donations 3271
Advertising in the Schools 3272
Use of School Facilities, Materials and Equipment 3280
Use of Facilities by the Boy Scouts of America and Patriotic Youth Groups 3281
Operation of Motor-Driven Vehicles on District Property 3290
Public Access to Records 3310
Confidentiality of Computerized Information 3320
Code of Conduct on School Property 3410
Unlawful Possession of a Weapon Upon School Grounds 3411
Threats of Violence in School 3412
Canine Searches 3413
Anti-Harassment in the School District 3420
Uniform Violent and Disruptive Incident Reporting System (VADIR) 3430
Emergency School Closings 3510
Series 4000 - ADMINISTRATION print series
Administrative Personnel 4110
Administrative Organization and Operation 4210
Line Responsibility 4211
Administrative Authority 4220
District Committees 4230
Evaluation of the Superintendent and Other Administrative Staff 4240
Superintendent of Schools 4310
Superintendent-Board of Education Relations 4320
Administrative Internship 4330
Professional Development Opportunities 4410
Compensation and Related Benefits 4420
Series 5000 - NON-INSTRUCTIONAL/BUSINESS OPERATIONS print series
Budget Planning and Development 5110
School District Budget Hearing 5120
Budget Adoption 5130
Administration of the Budget 5140
Contingency Budget 5150
Revenues 5210
District Investments 5220
Acceptance of Gifts, Grants and Bequests to the School District 5230
School Tax Assessment and Collection/Property Tax Exemptions 5240
Sale and Disposal of School District Property 5250
Bonding of Employees and School Board Members 5310
Expenditures of School District Funds 5320
Use of the District Credit Card 5321
CELLULAR TELEPHONES 5322
Reimbursement for Meals/Refreshments 5323
CHANGE ORDERS FOR CAPITAL PROJECTS 5324
Budget Transfers 5330
Borrowing of Funds 5340
Purchasing 5410
Procurement of Goods and Services 5411
Alternative Formats for Instructional Materials 5412
Accounting of Funds 5510
Reserve Funds 5511
Extraclassroom Activity Funds 5520
Petty Cash Funds and Cash in School Buildings 5530
Publication of the District's Annual Financial Statement 5540
Financial Reports and Statements 5541
Maintenance of Fiscal Effort (Title I Programs) 5550
Use of Federal Funds For Political Expenditures 5560
Financial Accountability 5570
ALLEGATIONS OF FRAUD 5571
AUDIT COMMITTEE 5572
INTERNAL AUDIT FUNCTION 5573
Insurance 5610
Inventories and Accounting of Fixed Assets 5620
Facilities: Inspection, Operation and Maintenance 5630
Hazardous Waste and Handling of Toxic Substances by Employees 5631
SCHOOL BUILDING ACCESS CONTROL 5632
Pest Management and Pesticide Use 5633
Closing of Facilities 5634
Smoking/Tobacco Use 5640
Energy Conservation in the Schools 5650
School Food Service Program (Lunch and Breakfast) 5660
WELLNESS PLAN 5661
Records Management 5670
Disposal of Consumer Report Information and Records 5671
Information Security Breach and Notification 5672
Employee Personal Identifying Information 5673
Safety Program 5680
School Safety Plans 5681
Cardiac Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in Public School Facilities 5682
Fire Drills, Bomb Threats and Bus Emergency Drills 5683
Use of Surveillance Cameras in the School District 5684
Exposure Control Program 5690
Communicable Diseases 5691
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Related Illnesses 5692
Transportation Program 5710
Transportation of Students 5720
Transportation in Child Safety Zones 5721
School Bus Safety Program 5730
Idling School Buses on School Grounds 5731
Qualifications of Bus Drivers 5740
Drug and Alcohol Testing for School Bus Drivers and Other Safety-Sensitive Employees 5741
Series 6000 - PERSONNEL print series
Code of Ethics for All District Personnel 6110
Employees Conflict of Interest 6111
Equal Employment Opportunity 6120
Sexual Harassment of District Personnel 6121
Complaints and Grievances by Employees 6122
Evaluation of Personnel: Purposes 6130
Employee Medical Examinations 6140
Alcohol, Drugs and Other Substances (School Personnel) 6150
Drug-Free Workplace 6151
Professional Growth/Staff Development 6160
Conference/Travel Expense Reimbursement 6161
Safety of Students (Fingerprinting Clearance of New Hires) 6170
Staff-Student Relations (Fraternization) 6180
Identification Badges 6190
Testing Misconduct and Mandatory Reporting Requirements 6191
Certified Personnel 6210
Employment of Relatives of Board of Education Members 6211
Certification and Qualifications 6212
Professional Certification: 175 Hours of Professional Development Requirement 6213
Incidental Teaching 6214
Probation and Tenure 6215
Disciplining of a Tenured Teacher or Certified Personnel 6216
Professional Staff: Separation 6217
Recruitment 6218
Temporary Personnel 6220
Selection of Athletic Coaches 6230
Appointment - Support Staff 6310
Supplementary School Personnel 6320
SCHOOL BUS ATTENDANTS 6330
Staff Use of Computerized Information Resources 6410
Use of E-mail in the School District 6411
Employee Personnel Records and Release of Information 6420
Employee Activities 6430
Negotiations 6440
Theft of Services or Property 6450
Jury Duty 6460
School Employee Wellness Policy 6470
Health Insurance 6510
Workers' Compensation 6520
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 6530
Defense and Indemnification of Board Members and Employees 6540
Leaves of Absence 6550
Family and Medical Leave Act 6551
UNIFORMED SERVICES EMPLOYMENT AND REEMPLOYMENT RIGHTS ACT (USERRA)/MILITARY LEAVES OF ABSENCE 6552
Determination of Employment Status: Employee or Independent Contractor 6560
Professional Services Providers 6561
Employment of Retired Persons 6562
Series 7000 - STUDENTS print series
HEAD LICE 7000
Comprehensive Student Attendance Policy 7110
Age of Entrance/School Admissions 7120
Diagnostic Screening of Students 7121
Release Time of Students/Dismissal Precautions 7122
Entitlement to Attend -- Age and Residency 7130
Education of Homeless Children and Youth 7131
Non Resident Students 7132
Foreign Exchange Students 7133
School Census 7140
Student Evaluation 7210
Provision of Interpreter Services to Parents Who Are Hearing Impaired 7211
Response to Intervention (RTI) Process 7212
Graduation Requirements/Early Graduation/Accelerated Programs 7220
Post-Graduate Study 7221
Credential Options for Students with Disabilities 7222
Dual Credit for College Courses 7230
Student Records: Access and Challenge 7240
Student Directory Information 7241
MILITARY RECRUITERS’ ACCESS TO SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS AND INFORMATION ON STUDENTS 7242
Student Data Breaches 7243
STUDENT PRIVACY, PARENTAL ACCESS TO INFORMATION, AND ADMINISTRATION OF CERTAIN PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS TO MINORS 7250
DESIGNATION OF PERSON IN PARENTAL RELATION 7260
Rights of Non Custodial Parents 7270
Loss or Destruction of District Property or Resources 7311
Student Dress Code 7312
Suspension of Students 7313
Students Presumed to Have a Disability for Discipline Purposes 7314
Student Use of Computerized Information Resources (Acceptable Use Policy) 7315
Student Use of Personal Technology 7316
Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs and Other Substances (Students) 7320
Searches and Interrogations of Students 7330
Bus Rules and Regulations 7340
Use of Video Cameras on School Buses 7341
Corporal Punishment/Emergency Interventions 7350
Weapons in School and the Gun-Free Schools Act 7360
Dignity for All Students 7370
Extracurricular Activities 7410
Student Publications and Activities 7411
STUDENT MEMBERSHIP IN THE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY 7412
Sports and the Athletic Program 7420
Contests for Students, Student Awards and Scholarships 7430
Student Volunteers for School and Public Service 7440
Fund Raising by Students 7450
CONSTITUTIONALLY PROTECTED PRAYER IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS 7460
EMPLOYMENT OF STUDENTS OF MINOR AGE 7470
Student Health Services 7510
Immunization of Students 7511
Student Physicals 7512
Administration of Medication 7513
Student Health Records 7514
Accidents and Medical Emergencies 7520
Students with Life Threatening Health Conditions 7521
Child Abuse and Neglect/Maltreatment 7530
Complaints and Grievances by Students 7550
Sexual Harrassment of Students 7551
Bullying: Peer Abuse in the Schools 7552
HAZING OF STUDENTS 7553
STUDENT GENDER IDENTITY 7556
Notification of Sex Offenders 7560
Supervision of Students 7570
SAFE PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE OPTION TO STUDENTS WHO ARE VICTIMS OF A VIOLENT CRIMINAL OFFENSE 7580
Concussion Management 7590
Special Education: District Plan 7610
Children with Disabilities 7611
Grouping by Similarity of Needs 7612
The Role of the Board in Implementing a Student's Individualized Education Program 7613
Preschool Special Education Program 7614
Least Restrictive Environment 7615
Prereferral Intervention Strategies in General Education (Prior to a Referral for Special Education) 7616
DECLASSIFICATION OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES 7617
Students with Disabilities Participating in School District Programs 7620
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 7621
Appointment and Training of Committee on Special Education (CSE)/Subcommittee on Special Education Members 7631
Appointment and Training of Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) Members 7632
Student Individualized Education Program (IEP), Development and Provision 7640
Transition Services 7641
Extended School Year (July/August) Services and/or Programs 7642
Transfer Students with Disabilities 7643
Identification and Register of Children with Disabilities (Child Find) 7650
Parent Involvement For Children with Disabilities 7660
Due Process Complaints:Selection and Board Appointment of Impartial Hearing Officers 7670
Independent Educational Evaluations 7680
Special Education Mediation 7690
Series 8000 - INSTRUCTION print series
Curriculum Development, Resources and Evaluation 8110
Request for Part 100 Variance or Part 200 Innovative Program Waiver From Commissioner's Regulations 8120
Equal Educational Opportunities 8130
Adult Education Program 8140
Safety Conditions and Programs 8210
Prevention Instruction 8211
Career and Technical (Occupational) Education 8220
Guidance Program 8230
Instructional Programs: Driver Education, Gifted and Talented Education and Physical Education 8240
Patriotism, Citizenship and Human Rights Education 8241
Civility, Citizenship and Character Education/Interpersonal Violence Prevention Education 8242
Title I Parent Involvement Policy 8260
Instructional Technology 8270
THE CHILDREN’S INTERNET PROTECTION ACT: INTERNET CONTENT FILTERING/SAFETY POLICY 8271
Instruction for English Language Learners or Students with Limited English Proficiency 8280
Purposes of Instructional Materials 8310
Selection of Library and Multimedia Materials 8320
Objection to Instructional Materials 8330
Controversial Issues 8331
Textbooks/Workbooks/Calculators/Instructional Computer Hardware 8340
Use of Copyrighted Materials 8350
Religious Expression in the Instructional Program 8360
Animals in the School (Instructional Purposes) 8370
Opening Exercises 8420
Independent Study 8430
Home Tutoring (Homebound Instruction) 8450
Field Trips 8460
Home Instruction (Home Schooling) 8470