Welcome to the Springville-Griffith Institute CSD Notifications page. This section of our site is developed to provide students, parents, community members and staff easy access to the following:
- Composite Score Request
- Complaint Form for Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
- Dignity for All Students (DASA)
- Bill of Rights for Data Privacy & Security
- State Report Card
- Megan’s Law
- Child Abuse and Maltreatment
Composite Score Request
Under New York State law, parents and legal guardians of a student may request the Composite Effectiveness Score (CES) for teachers and principals to which the student is assigned for the current school year. Please complete this request form in its entirety and mail it to:
Office of the Superintendent
307 Newman Street
Springville, NY 14141
Please mail your request or drop it off at the location designated above. Faxed or emailed requests will not be accepted. It is the obligation of the school district to verify all information provided in this request. Please be advised that the teacher or principal will be notified that a request for this information has been made. However, the identity of the requestor will not be disclosed.
Dignity for All Students
The Board of Education recognizes that learning environments that are safe and supportive can increase student attendance and improve academic achievement. A student’s ability to learn and achieve high academic standards, and a school’s ability to educate students, is compromised by incidents of discrimination or harassment, including but not limited to bullying, taunting and intimidation. Therefore, in accordance with the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), Education Law, Article 2, the District will strive to create an environment free of bullying, discrimination and/or harassment and will foster civility in the schools to prevent and prohibit conduct which is inconsistent with the District’s educational mission. Since cyberbullying is a form of bullying, the term “bullying” as used in this policy will implicitly include cyberbullying, even if it is not explicitly stated.
The District condemns and prohibits all forms of bullying, discrimination and/or harassment of students based on actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex by school employees or students on school property and at school-sponsored activities and events that take place at locations off school property. In addition, any act of bullying, discrimination and/or harassment, outside of school sponsored events, which can reasonably be expected to materially and substantially disrupt the education process, may be subject to discipline.
The District will investigate all complaints of bullying, discrimination and/or harassment, either formal or informal, and take prompt corrective measures, as necessary. Complaints will be investigated in accordance with applicable policies and regulations.
Dignity for All Students
The Board of Education recognizes that learning environments that are safe and supportive can increase student attendance and improve
Dignity Act Coordinator (DAC)
At least one (1) employee at every school shall be designated s the Dignity Act Coordinator(s). The Coordinators and alternate / backup Coordinators for the 2017-18 school year are as follows:
(Additional information on the Dignity for All Students Act may be found on the S-GI website in the Parent/ Student Handbook, the Code of Conduct, and Board of Education Policy 7550)
Parents’ Bill of Rights For Data Privacy and Security
(Statement and written notice provided in accordance with recently enacted legislation addressing data privacy and security under New York State Education Law § 2-d)
The Springville-Griffith Institute Central School District is committed to protecting the privacy and security of student, teacher, and principal data. In accordance with New York Education Law § 2-d, the District wishes to inform the school community of the following:
- A student’s personally identifiable information cannot be sold or released for any commercial purposes.
- 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 is 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.
- 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, New York 12234. Complaints may also be directed to the Chief Privacy Officer via email at: CPO@mail.nysed.gov.
Supplemental Information Regarding Third-Party Contractors
In the course of complying with its obligations under the law and providing educational services to District residents, the Springville-Griffith Institute Central School District has entered into agreements with certain third-party contractors. Pursuant to such agreements, third-party contractors may have access to “student data” and/or “teacher or principal data,” as those terms are defined by law.
Each contract the District enters into with a third party contractor where the third party contractor receives student data or teacher or principal data will include the following information:
- The exclusive purposes for which the student data or teacher or principal data will be used;
- How the third party contractor will ensure that the subcontractors, persons or entities that the third party contractor will share the student data or teacher or principal data with, if any, will abide by data protection and security requirements;
- When the agreement expires and what happens to the student data or teacher or principal data upon expiration of the agreement;
- If and how a parent, student, eligible student, teacher or principal may challenge the accuracy of the student data or teacher or principal data that is collected; and
- Where the student data or teacher or principal data will be stored (described in such a manner as to protect data security), and the security protections taken to ensure such data will be protected, including whether such data will be encrypted.
The Springville-Griffith Institute Central School District will provide additional information as it becomes available from the State Education Department.
New York State Education Department (NYSED) is committed to making data available and easy to use. This site provides a first step in publicly reporting educational data so all interested parties can be better informed as they work to advance student achievement.
COMPLAINT FORM FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE
If you believe that you have been subjected to sexual harassment, you are encouraged to complete this form and submit it to one of the Civil Rights Compliance Officers (CRCO)—either High School Principal James Bialasik or Principal for Special Programs Katherine Townsend. You will not be retaliated against for filing a complaint. Questions regarding the completion or submission of this form can be directed to the District’s CRCO or a trusted staff member with whom you feel comfortable.
If you are more comfortable reporting verbally or in another manner, the person to whom you report the sexual harassment should complete this form, provide you with a copy, and follow its sexual harassment prevention policy by investigating the claims as outlined at the end of this form.
Under the provisions of New York State’s Sex Offender Registration Act (“Megan’s Law”), police agencies may release certain information to school districts about certain registered sex offenders living within the district. When a school district receives this notification, the district is permitted to make that information public. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the appropriate law enforcement agency, or the Department of Criminal Justice Services.
Link to the NYS Criminal Justice Services Sex Offender Management
Child Abuse and Maltreatment
The Springville School District takes seriously the obligations of its officers and employees to report cases of child abuse or maltreatment. If you have reasonable cause to suspect that a child is being neglected or abused, please call the New York State Central Register at 1-800-342-3720. If the information you provide meets the legal criteria for abuse or maltreatment, your report will be recorded and electronically forwarded to the Erie County Child Protective Services Division for investigation. A CPS worker will be assigned to meet with the family and assess the situation to ensure that the children are safe in the home. The name of the person making the report will be kept in confidence.