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Report Child Abuse 

New York’s Education Law requires each public school to post information about the Child Abuse Hotline number.

Do you suspect child abuse or maltreatment? Report it now!

Call the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) toll free at 1-800-342-3720

If you are deaf or hard of hearing, call TDD/TTY at 1-800-638-5163 or have your Video Relay System provider call 1-800-342-3720

If you believe that a child is in immediate danger, please call 911 or the local police department

For more information, please visit the OCFS website at http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/cps

Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security
In accordance with New York State Education Law Section 2-d, the Averill Park Central School District provides the following Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security, which is applicable to all students and their parents and legal guardians. Learn More

Public Relations Use of Student Data/Photos
From time to time, school district officials may release student information (name, address, grade level, photograph, artwork, academic interest, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, terms of school attendance and graduation, awards received, future educational plans, etc.) for use in school district publications and within district Web sites and district social media sites, or to the media for public relations purposes. For more information and to opt out of the release of directory information or images, please download this letter.

Title IX and Section 504 Notice

The Averill Park Central School District’s Board of Education, its officers and employees shall not discriminate on the basis of age, color, religion, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race, gender, genetic predisposition, carrier status, sexual orientation in its educational programs, services or activities. A complete copy of the grievance procedures regarding discrimination may be obtained in any of the school offices.

Kimberly Nugent, Compliance Officer
District Office
146 Gettle Road, Station #1
Averill Park, NY 12018

In compliance with Section 504 (of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973) Averill Park offers assistance to students, parents (for school related purposes pertaining to their child) and staff qualifying as having a disabling condition as defined under Section 504.

For further information or to make a referral for such assistance, you may contact:

Camille Harrelson, Section 504 Coordinator
146 Gettle Road, Station #1
Averill Park, NY 12018

Special Education Services
If you suspect that your child may have a physical, cognitive, or emotional disability, you have the right to refer your child to the District’s Committee on Special Education for an evaluation, and a determination as to whether your child is eligible to receive special education services and programs. More information regarding your rights is set forth in the New York State Education Department’s Parent’s Guide to Special Education in New York State for Children Ages 3-21, available at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/policy/parentsguide.pdf

To refer your child to the Committee on Special Education, or to obtain more information regarding the District’s special education services and programs, please contact:
Camille Harrelson
Director of Special Education
Averill Park Central School District
146 Gettle Road, Station 1, Averill Park, NY 12018
Phone: (518) 674-7044

Disclosure of Information to Military Recruiters
Pursuant to the federal No Child Left Behind Act, the school district must disclose to military recruiters and institutions of higher learning, upon request, the names, addresses and telephone numbers of our high school students. If you do not wish that this directory information be released to the military, please be sure to mark this appropriately on the “Student Information Sheet” provided to high school students at the start of each school year.

Asbestos Notification
In maintaining compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), the district is required to perform re-inspections of the asbestos materials every three years by a New York State certified inspector. The inspection findings are located in the asbestos management plan and are on file in the Maintenance office. Six-month visual surveillance inspections are also performed during the school year by qualified individuals and are on file in the asbestos management plan. All identified asbestos material in the school remains in good condition and is monitored as recommended by EPA guidelines.

The asbestos management plan is available for review anytime during normal business hours. Please contact the Asbestos LEA Designee, Aaron Heffner, Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds at (518) 674-7098 for any questions concerning asbestos in our buildings.

Find a PDF of the letter here.

Pesticide Notification
New York State Education Law Section 409-H, effective July 1, 2001, requires all public and nonpublic elementary and secondary schools to provide written notification to all persons in parental relation, faculty, and staff regarding the potential use of pesticides periodically throughout the school year.

The Averill Park Central School District is required to maintain a list of persons in parental relation, faculty, and staff who wish to receive 48-hour prior written notification of certain pesticide applications. Read the IPM Notification Letter

Request for Teacher or Principal Overall Score and Effectiveness Rating
In accordance with state law, all parents/guardians have the right to obtain the APPR quality ratings and composite effectiveness scores for each teacher and building principal their student is assigned to for the current school year.

Only the overall composite score (0-100) and rating (Highly Effective, Effective, Developing, and Ineffective) will be provided.

To request this information the parent or legal guardian must complete one of the following request forms and submit it to Dr. James Franchini, Superintendent. The form must be mailed or delivered in person. No electronic copies will be accepted. The person making the request can expect to hear from Dr. Franchini within 15 school days of the official written request.
Download the Request for APPR Score of Principal Form (PDF)
Download the Request for APPR Score of Teacher(s) Form (PDF)
Download the Request for Qualifications of Teacher(s) Form (PDF)

Please visit Visit the engageny.org website to access a variety of resources on APPR and the Common Core, including videos and print materials.

Averill Park Central School District APPR Plan


Procedures for Filing Complaints/Appeals for Programs and Projects funded by Title I

Title IX/Section 504

Use of cameras in schools and on the bus

Sex Offenders

The Division of Criminal Justice Services is responsible for maintaining New York’s Sex Offender Registry, which provides New Yorkers information about sex offenders living in their communities. Access the Sex Offender Registry or sign up for notifications here.