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Grievance Procedure for Non-Discrimination Policy

The compliance officer for Section 504 and other grievances related to student activities and all employee related activities is the Director of Student Services, Janet Strebel, telephone 607-844-8694 ext 1459. The compliance officer can be contacted at the Dryden Elementary School, 36 Union Street, Dryden, New York 13053. The compliance officer, upon request, will provide a copy of the District’s grievance procedure to any employee, student or other covered person. A copy of each of the Acts and Regulations upon which this notice is based will be made available, upon written request to the District compliance officer.

Title IX Non-Discrimination Policy

The Dryden Central School District (District) in accordance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Title VI of The Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans With Disabilities Act, or the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, political affiliation, sex, age, marital or veteran status, or disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The District recognizes its responsibility to provide an environment free from discrimination, harassment and intimidation in the career, technical or educational programs and activities it operates. We do not permit discrimination by employees, school volunteers, students and non-employees such as contractors and vendors, as well as any third parties participating in, observing or otherwise engaged in activities subject to the supervision of the District. This includes recruitment and employment practices, pay and benefits, counseling services for students, access by students to career, technical or other educational programs, courses and activities. The Board also prohibits harassment based upon an individual’s opposition to the discrimination or participation in a related investigation or complaint proceeding under the anti-discrimination statutes. This policy of non-discrimination and anti-harassment will be enforced on school district premises, in school buildings and at all school sponsored events, programs and activities including those that take place off school premises. Inquiries or complaints should be forwarded to the Superintendent.

Parents' Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security

In accordance with Education Law Section 2-d, the Dryden Central School District hereby sets forth the following Parents' Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security, which is applicable to all students and their parents/legal guardians.

At Dryden Central Schools:

  • A student’s personally identifiable information cannot be sold or released for any commercial purposes;
  • In accordance with FERPA, Section 2-d and Board Policy 7240 Student Records: Access and Challenge, 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 at:   http://www.p12.nysed.gov/irs/sirs/documentation/NYSEDstudentData.xlsx, or by writing to the Office of Information & Reporting Services, New York State Education Department, Room 863 EBA, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12234; and
  • Parents have the right to have complaints about possible breaches of student data addressed. Complaints should be directed in writing to the Chief Privacy Officer, New York State Education Department, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234.  Complaints may also be directed to the Chief Privacy Officer at:  CPO@mail.nysed.gov .

Medicaid Notice

Dryden Schools participate in Medicaid reimbursement as allowed.  The NYS Medicaid Confidentiality Disclosure Policy is available by clicking this link The Medicaid Compliance Officer for Dryden Schools is Janet Strebel.  Ms. Strebel can be reached at 607-844-8694.

Notification of Section 504 Compliance

It is the policy of the Dryden Central School District not to discriminate against any otherwise qualified individual with a disability, solely by reason of his/her disability, in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, any program or activity sponsored by this school district. Inquiries regarding compliance with this policy should be directed to Janet Strebel, Section 504 Coordinator, Dryden Central School District, PO Box 88, Dryden, NY  13053, phone 607-844-8694 ext.1459 or to the Office of Civil Rights, US Department of Education, Washington DC.

Understanding NYS Property Tax Cap

There is a great deal of confusion over what the new tax cap legislation means to municipalities including school districts. Capital BOCES and Questar III's State Aid Planning and Communication Services have created a six-page brochure that provides an overview of the law and attempts to provide answers to the most frequently asked questions. Please click this link to access this brochure. Additionally, the Office of the State Comptroller has created a link on the website to address this new legislation. That website can be found at http://www.osc.state.ny.us/localgov/realprop/index.htm.