Notices

Asbestos Notification

The 6-month re-inspection of the North Collins Central School District was performed on December 4, 2017, as required under AHERA (Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act). The triennial re-inspection was completed by a State Department of Labor certified asbestos inspector in December 2016.


Annual Fire Inspection

Notice is hereby given that the Annual Fire Inspection for the North Collins Jr.-Sr. High School, North Collins Elementary School, Bus Building, and Elementary Storage Shed, of the NORTH COLLINS CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT for fire hazards that might endanger the lives of students, teachers, and employees therein, has been completed and the report thereof is available at the District Office located at North Collins Jr.-Sr. High School at 2045 School Street, North Collins, New York for inspection by all interested persons. The Annual Fire Inspection was completed on August 17, 2017.


Child Find Notification

The North Collins School District is responsible for the identification and evaluation of all students suspected of having a disability residing within the boundaries of the school district. This includes all children (birth through 21) who attend a public or private school, are home-schooled or homeless. Early identification and intervention is essential to help ensure school success. If you suspect your child may have a disability and may benefit from special education and/or related services, please contact Jinelle Burger, Director of Student Services, at 716-337-0166, ext. 2153. 


Employment Non-Discrimination Statement/Policy

The North Collins Central School District does not discriminate in its employment and admission to programs and activities as applicable, on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, economic status, marital status, veterans' status, political affiliation, domestic victim status, use of a guide dog, hearing dog or service dog, disability, or other classifications protected under federal or state law, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The designated district compliance officers will coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements of Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act, and the New York State Human Rights Law. The North Collins Central School District Compliance Officer is:

Scott J. Taylor, Superintendent of Schools
2045 School Street, PO Box 740
North Collins, NY 14111
Phone: (716) 337-0101 ext. 1300
Email: STaylor@NorthCollins.wnyric.org

Complaints may also be filed with:

The Office for Civil Rights, New York Office
U.S. Department of Education
32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10005-2500
phone (646) 428-3800
fax (646)428-3843
Email: OCR.NewYork@ed.gov


Non-Discrimination Statement - Child Nutrition Program

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online and any USDA office, or you may write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 


OCR Notification

The North Collins Central School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. District officers and employees shall not discriminate against any student, employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, political affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. It is the policy of the Board of Education to ensure compliance with the regulations listed in Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Any member of the North Collins Central School District staff or any pupil or parent believing discrimination has occurred on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, political affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability should address questions and complaints to:

Scott J. Taylor
Title IX /Section 504/ADA Compliance Officer
P.O. Box 740, 2045 School Street
North Collins, NY 14111
Phone: 716-337-0101, ext. 1301


Pesticide Notification

New York State Education Law Section 409-H, effective July 1, 2001, requires all public and non-public 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 North Collins 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.

The following pesticide applications are not subject to prior notification requirements:

• A school remains unoccupied for a continuous 72-hours following an application;
• Anti-microbial products
• Nonvolatile rodenticides in tamper resistant bait stations in areas inaccessible to children;
• Nonvolatile insecticidal baits in tamper resistant bait stations in areas inaccessible to children;
• Silica gels and other nonvolatile ready-to-use pastes, foams, or gels in areas inaccessible to children;
• Boric acid and disodium octaborate tetrahydrate;
• The application of EPA designated biopesticides;
• The application of EPA designated exempt materials under 40CFR152.25;
• The use of aerosol products with a directed spray in containers of 18 fluid ounces or less when used to protect individuals from an imminent threat from stinging and biting insects including venomous spiders, bees, wasps, and hornets. In the event of an emergency application necessary to protect against an imminent threat to human health, a good faith effort will be made to supply written notification to those on the 48-hour prior notification list.

If you would like to receive 48-hour notification of pesticide applications that are scheduled to occur in your school, please contact:

Mr. Dennis Guadagno, Head Custodian
North Collins Central School District
2045 School Street
North Collins, NY 14111
Phone 716-337-0101, ext. 1130


Procedural Safeguards Notice

Please click here to read the State Education Department's Procedural Safeguards Notice.




 


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