EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN
In accordance with 8 NYCRR Part 155.13 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, the Heuvelton Central School Emergency Management Plan is available for public review in the District Office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on days when school is open.
In accordance with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act 1986 and under the Federal guidelines, the Heuvelton Central School building has been completely inspected for all asbestos-containing materials. A copy of the Survey Report and the Management Plan is available in the District Office. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Christopher Cole at 344-2414 ext 28810.
MEETING SPECIAL NEEDS
In compliance with Federal Law P.L.94-142, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Action of 1973, it is mandatory to provide educational programs for children under 21 years of age who may be disabled and who lives in the Heuvelton School District.
If you suspect that your child has a possible mental, physical, or emotional disability, please contact the school at 344-2414 ext. 3300.
STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE COVERAGE
One of the more popular folktales that we continue to hear from year-to-year is that when a student is hurt at school and there are medical bills incurred, the school will pay for it!
What is true is that the school contracts with Commercial Travelers Mutual Insurance Company of Utica, New York, for a Student Accident Insurance Policy at a cost of approximately $5.00 per student supplemental coverage to each parents’ primary health insurance and will not pay for medical expenses covered by your health insurance. In addition, there is a $100 deductible for each accident and there is a schedule of benefits of maximum amounts paid depending on specific changes. Payments, if any, are made directly to the provider and not to the school or parent. And, because it is supplemental medical costs, may not be paid in full.
Code of Conduct & School Safety Plan
The Heuvelton Central School Code of Conduct and School Safety Plan are available to parent/guardians and can be picked up in the Superintendent's Office or found on the school website.Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act Notification
The Family Education rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records. These rights are:
1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the School receives a request for access. Parents or eligible students should submit to the student’s principal a written request that identifies the records(s) they wish to inspect. The Principal will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. Schools are not required to provide copies of materials in education records unless, for reasons such as great distance, it is impossible for parents or eligible students to inspect the records. Schools may charge a reasonable fee for copies.
2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate or misleading. They should write the student’s principal, clearly identifying the part of the record they want changed and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the School decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the School will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.3. Generally, schools must have written permission from the parent or eligible student before releasing any information from a student’s record. However, the law allows schools to disclose records, without consent to the following parties:
3. Generally, schools must have written permission from the parent or eligible student before releasing any information from a student’s record. However, the law allows schools to disclose records, without consent to the following parties:
Certain government officials in order to carry out lawful functions;
Appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student;
Organizations conducting certain studies for the school;
Individuals show have obtained court orders or subpoenas;
Persons who need to know in cases of health and safety emergencies; and State and local
authorities, within a juvenile justice system, pursuant to specific State Law.
4. Schools may also disclose, without consent, “directory” type information such as a student’s name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, honors and awards, and dates of attendance. However, schools must tell parents and eligible students about directory information and allow parents and eligible students a reasonable amount of time to request that the school not disclose directory information about them. Schools must notify parents and eligible students annually of their rights under FERPA. The actual means of notification (special letter, inclusion in a PTA bulletin, student handbook, or newspaper article) is left to the discretion of each school.
5. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the School to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA are:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20202-4605