Important Staff and Public Notices
Nondiscrimination / Equal Employment Opportunity / Title IX
The Arlington Central School District does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, religious practice, national origin, ethnic group, gender (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), gender identity and expression, sex; sexual orientation (the term "sexual orientation" means heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, or asexuality), political affiliation, age, marital status, military status, veteran status, disability, weight, domestic violence victim status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by New York State and/or federal non-discrimination laws in its education programming, including but not limited to vocational programs and all course offerings, and activities, as well as with respect to recruitment and appointment of employees, pay, and benefits. Direct any concerns or complaints regarding discrimination to Ms. Jill Post, Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services, or Paul Finch, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, Arlington Central School District, 144 Todd Hill Road, LaGrangeville, NY 12540, (845) 486-4460.
Section 504: Protecting Students with Disabilities
Vocational education opportunities will be offered without regard to age, color, religion, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race, gender, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or sexual orientation in its educational programs, services, and activities.
Section 504 coordinators: Ms. Jill Post and Mr. Paul Finch
Legislation has been passed that requires public municipalities in New York State to offer up to four (4) hours of paid time from work for breast cancer and prostate cancer screening per year. Documentation is required. If you have any questions, please contact your supervisor or the Office of Human Resources.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): Student Records
Parents of students currently in attendance at the Arlington Central School District and eligible students currently in attendance at the Arlington Central School District are hereby notified that each parent, guardian, (or person acting in their stead) of an eligible student and the eligible student has a right to:
- Inspect and review the student's educational records;
- Request the amendment of the student's education records to ensure that they are not inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student's privacy or other rights;
- Consent to disclosures or personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records, except to the extent that the Act and the regulations in this part authorize disclosure without consent;
- File with the U.S. Department of Education a complaint under 34 Code of Federal Regulations Section 99.64 concerning alleged failures by the agency or institution to comply with the requirements of the act and this part; and
- Obtain a copy of the policy adopted under 34 Code of Federal Regulations Section 99.16 through Margie Flynn, Board Clerk, Arlington Central School District, 144 Todd Hill Road, LaGrangeville, NY 12540. Phone: (845) 486-4460 ext. 20212.
Dignity for All Students Act
New York State's Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act) seeks to provide the State's public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus, and/or at a school function. The Dignity Act took effect on July 1, 2012. This legislation amended State Education Law by creating a new Article 2 – Dignity for All Students. The Dignity Act also amended a New York State Education Law regarding instruction in civility, citizenship, and character education by expanding the concepts of tolerance, respect for others and dignity to include: an awareness and sensitivity in the relations of people, including but not limited to, different races, weights, national origins, ethnic groups, religions, religious practices, mental or physical abilities, sexual orientations, gender identity, and sexes. Additionally, under The Dignity Act, schools will be responsible for collecting and reporting data regarding material incidents of discrimination and harassment.
The Dignity for All Students Act