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Family Education Rights and Privacy Act

Unless objection to any of the specific items of information following submission in writing by parents or legal guardians, or by those students themselves who are 18 years of age and older, the Copiague School District herewith gives notice of intention to provide, release or publish in the Copiague newsletter, school or student newspapers, magazines, yearbooks or other publications, daily or weekly newspapers, television and other media, athletic programs, musical or theatrical programs, news releases, military recruiters and the Suffolk County Commissioner of Jurors, any and/or all of the following information pertaining to students as may be appropriate under the circumstances: name of student, names of parents/guardians, address, telephone listings, age, date and place of birth, height and weight, grade, major field of study, participation in recognized school activities, extracurricular activities, and sports programs, academic honors, achievements, awards, scholarships and similar information.

Under Title 34, U.S. Code, Part 99, Privacy Rights of Parents and Students, and the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1975, parents who do not desire the release of any of the above directory information must make a specific request in writing to the Superintendent of Schools by September 28, 2015. Failure to make such a request shall be deemed as consent to release, provide, or publish the directory information during the school year.

 

Special Education

The Copiague School district offers a full continuum of special education services at all grade levels for students who have been identified by the Committee on Special Education (CSE) or the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE). New York State Special Education regulations and information about identifying children with special education needs are available at the Office of Student Services, 2650 Great Neck Road, Copiague, NY 11726. Anyone with knowledge or suspects a child has an educational disability, including those who attend private schools within the District’s boundaries who have been identified, should contact the Assistant Superintendent for Student Services, Mrs. Karen Sheridan at 631-842-4015 x 520. Additional contacts include: Mrs. Bethany Pokorny, Coordinator of Secondary Special Education at 631-842-4011 and Mrs. Danielle Grandin, Coordinator of Elementary Special Education at 631-842-4014.
 
 “A Parent’s Guide to Special Education” is a NYSED publication that provides additional information regarding parental rights concerning referral and evaluation of a child for the purposes of special education services or programs. Please see links to the guide below:

English- www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/policy/parentguide.htm
Spanish- www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/policy/spanishparentguide.htm  

  

Students' Records

The Copiague Public Schools collect, record, and maintain information regarding students’ educational programs as required by State regulations. The sum total of this information is designated as the educational record. This record will be utilized to record the educational progress of each student.

All student records are open to inspection and review by the parent, or upon written authorization by the parent, to other agencies and/or individuals. A detailed Board of Education policy on student records is on file in the district office, all schools, and the public library.

Questions concerning this policy may be referred to the Office of Student Services at 631-842-4015, ext. 520

 

Title IX and Section 504 Notice

The Copiague School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin or disability in the educational programs or activities it operates. It is required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, and by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended), not to discriminate in such a manner. This policy of nondiscrimination includes the recruitment, employment, and promotion of employees; salaries, pay and other benefits; counseling services to students; and student access to course offerings, educational programs, (including vocational educational opportunities) and other district-sponsored activities.

Inquiries regarding this nondiscrimination policy and grievance procedures should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator, Copiague Public Schools and/or the Section 504 Coordinator, Copiague Public Schools, 2650 Great Neck Road, Copiague, NY 11726
631-842-4015, ext. 520.

The U.S. Office of Civil Rights has requested that the following be included in this publication:

Aviso Publico

El Distrito Escolar Copiague por la presente hace saber a estudiantes, padres, empleados, y publico en general que ofrece empleos e instruccion academica, incluyedo programas vocacionales, sin discriminacion de sexo, raza, color, nacionalidad, o incapacidad fisca.

Si desea mayor informacion sobre esta practica no-discriminatoria puede dirigirse al:

Coordinator del Titulo IX y Seccion 504
Copiague Public Schools
2650 Great Neck Road
Copiague, NY 11726
Teléfono - 631-842-4015, ext. 520