Announcements

  • Buildings & Grounds Committee Meeting

    There will be a Building & Grounds Committee Meeting at the Falls School, PD Room, on Thursday, February 22nd at 5:00 p.m.

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  • Curriculum Committee Meeting

    There will be a Curriculum Committee Meeting at the Falls School, PD Room, on Wednesday, February 21st at 7:00 p.m.

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  • Board of Education meeting at the Falls School Auditorium on Thursday, February 15th at 7:30 p.m.

    There will be a Board of Education meeting at the Falls School Auditorium on Thursday, February 15th at 7:30 p.m. A reception for Dr. Dennis Creedon will be held shortly after the meeting. 

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  • PNW BOCES Tech Center Summer Camp Registration Open

    Please click on the attached flyer for more information about PNW BOCES' Summer Camp at the Tech Center for students ages 12-15. 

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  • Board of Education Work Session

    There will be a Board of Education Work Session at the District Office on Monday, February 12th at 7:30 p.m.

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  • Finance Committee Meeting

    There will be a Finance Committee Meeting on Friday, February 9th at the District Office at 7:00 p.m.

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  • Human Resource Committee Meeting

    There will be a Human Resource Committee Meeting on Thursday, February 8th, at the District Office at 4:00 p.m.

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  • Transportation Committee Meeting February 6, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

    There will be a Transportation Committee Meeting at the Falls Building, in the Professional Development Room on Tuesday, February 6th at 7:30 p.m.

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  • Technology Committee Meeting

    There will be a Technology Committee Meeting on February 1, 2018 at Lakeview Elementary School, Room 225, at 7:00 p.m.

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  • Policy Committee Meeting

    There will be a Policy Committee Meeting at the District Office on February 1, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

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Video Cameras on School Buses

The Board of Education recognizes its responsibility to maintain and improve discipline and to insure the safety and welfare of its staff and students on school transportation vehicles.

After having carefully considered and balanced the rights of privacy with the district’s duty to ensure discipline, health, welfare and safety of staff and students on school transportation vehicles, the Board authorizes the use of video cameras on its school buses.

In some situations, video cameras may be placed on buses from time to time to monitor student behavior on school vehicles transporting students to and from school or extracurricular activities. Video cameras help to promote desired student behavior, and permit bus drivers to pay more attention to the safe operation of the bus.

Students in violation of bus conduct rules shall be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with established Board policy and regulations governing student conduct and discipline.

All tapes produced through the use of the video cameras are the property of the district, which has exclusive jurisdiction over their use. The district shall comply with all applicable State and Federal laws related to student records when such recordings are considered for retention as part of the student’s record.

Video recordings shall be used primarily for the purpose of evidence for disciplining students. However, the district may use such recordings for any other purpose it deems appropriate.

The Superintendent of Schools may develop regulations governing the use of video cameras in accordance with applicable Federal and State law and established Board policies and regulations.