District Policies

Please click on a link to read more about the District's Policies.
District Safety Plan DASA
Student Code of Conduct (PDF) About Sexual Harrassment
School Attendance Bicycles & Automobiles
Release of Student Information The No Child Left Behind Act - NCLB
Notification of Rights Under FERPA 2010-2013 Technology Plan (PDF)
Pesticide Notification Community Use of School Facilities
Visitors in the Schools Wellness Policy
Notice of Non-Discrimination District Policy Manual

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School Attendance

The New York State Education Law permits legal absences from school for the following reasons: sickness or death in the family, religious observances, required presence in court, religious instruction, and impassable roads or weather making travel unsafe. A note explaining the reason for absence is required on the day the child returns to school. Whenever possible, parents should advise the school by telephone of the child's absence. Also, a note explaining tardiness is required of all students.
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Release of Student Information

With regard to the release of student information, unless an objection is submitted in writing by the parents or legal guardians, or by students over 18, the Babylon School District gives notice of intent to provide, release, and/or publish in the district newsletter, newspapers, other publications, and the website, information that is appropriate in connection with school achievements, programs, music productions, athletic events, etc.
Under Title 45, US Code, Part 99, Right of Parents and Students, parents who do not desire release of above information to the public must make specific requests in writing to the Babylon School District.


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Notification of Rights Under FERPA

The Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 certain rights with respect to the student's education records. These rights are: (1) The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day the school receives the request; (2) The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate; (3) The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent (option). Upon request, the school discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll; (4) The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the school district to comply with the requirements of FERPA. Parents need to put requests in writing.


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Pesticide Notification

New York 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 year.
The Babylon School District is required to maintain a list of persons in parental relations, faculty, and staff who wish to receive 48-hour prior written notification of certain pesticide applications. The following applications are not subject to prior notification requirements:
  • A school remains unoccupied for a continuous 72-hours following application
  • Anti-microbial products
  • Nonvolatile rodenticides in tamper resistant bail 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 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 againse 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 notifications of pesticide applications that are scheduled to occure in your school building, please send the following to the Assistant Superintendent for Business Peter Daly at Babylon Schools, Business Office, 50 Railroad Avenue, Babylon, NY 11702:
  • Name of School
  • Your Full Name & Address
  • Your Day & Evening Phone Numbers
  • Your Email Address
For additional information, call Mr. Daly at 631-893-7914.


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Visitors in the Schools

Visitors are welcome in the distict at any time, but must go directly to the main office in the schools to report their presence. This request is made to better assist you, to allow classes to progress noramlly and ensure that the education process is not interrupted, and to ascertain that only authorized persons are in the buildings.
In order for students to concentrate and do their best in school, it is vital that they not be disturbed. We recommend that parents make doctor and dentist appointments after school hours and family members refrain from asking that a particular child be given a message.


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Notice of Non-Discrimination

The Babylon Public School district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, handicap or age in the educational programs and activities which it operates, including employment.


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DASA

The Board of Education is committed to providing an educational and working environment that promotes respect, dignity, and equality.  The Board recognizes that discrimination, such as harassment, hazing, and bullying, are detrimental to student learning and achievement   These behaviors interfere with the mission of the district to educate its students and disrupt the operation of the schools.  Such behavior affects not only the students who are its targets but also those individuals who participate and witness such acts.  

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About Sexual Harassment

The Babylon Board of Education recognizes that sexual harassment of students and staff is behavior that negatively impacts the school culture. Th e Board further recognizes that preventing and remedying sexual harassment in school is essential to ensure a healthy, nondiscriminatory environment in which students can learn and employees can work productively.
The Board is committed to providing an educational and working environment that promotes respect, dignity, and equality and that is free from all forms of sexual harassment. To this end, the Board condemns and strictly prohibits all forms of sexual harassment on school grounds, school buses, and at all school-sponsored activities, programs and events including those that take place at locations outside the district.

Because sexual harassment can occur staff to student, staff to staff, student to student, male to female, female to male, male to male, or female to female, it shall be a violation of this policy for any student, employee or third party (school visitor, vendor, etc.) to sexually harass any student or employee.

In order for the Board to effectively enforce this policy and to take prompt corrective measure, it is essential that all victims of sexual harassment and persons with knowledge of sexual harassment report the harassment immediately. The district will promptly investigate all complaints of sexual harassment, either formal or informal, verbal, or written. To the extent possible, all complaints will be treated in a confidential manner. Limited disclosure may be necessary to complete a thorough investigation. If, after appropriate investigation, the district finds that a student, an employee, or a third party has violated this policy, prompt corrective action will be taken in accordance with district policy and state law. All complainants and those who participate in the investigation of a complaint of sexual harassment have the right to be free from retaliaion of any kind.


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Bicycles & Automobiles

Bicycles may be ridden to and from school by students, but not on the school grounds. Bicycles are to be parked in designated areas, as determined by the principal. At the high school, a special area is provided alongside the tennis courts. The area is locked each morning at 8:15 a.m. and reopened at 2:30 p.m. Students are urged to use this high security area.
Automobiles must be driven carefully and in accordance with all signs and traffic directions on school grounds. No stopping or parking is permitted, except in designated areas.


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The No Child Left Behind Act - NCLB

Pursuant to the No Child Left Behind Act, parents have the right to have their children excused from participation in any survey that collects, discloses, or uses information regarding certain types of personal behavior or political beliefs, as well as the right to exclude their children from any activities that request personal student information for marketing purposes.
Regarding military recruiters, parents have the right to request that the district not release the student's name, address, and telephone listing to military recruiters.
Regarding state testing, the school district provides parents information on the achievement level of their children on each of the state academic assessments.
Parents in districts that receive Title I funding have the right to request and receive information regarding the professional qualifications of their child's classroom teacher(s) and assistant(s).
Parents in districts that receive TItle I and Title III funding have the right to know within 30 days of the beginning of the school year that their children have been identified as needing limited English proficient training.


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Community Use of School Facilities

School facilites are the property of the Babylon Union Free School District, supported by the citizens of the community, and the schools are an integral part of the community in terms of its intellectual and social expression and development. Because of that, the Board of Education wishes to do all that is possible to make the schools available to the community for educational and recreational purposes, consistent with the provisions of the New York State Education Law. The policy below is intended to identify the uses that community groups may make of district facilites.

Community Use of School Facilities Policy
(PDF)
School Facility Use Application (PDF)


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Wellness Policy

The Babylon Union Free School District is committed to providing a school environment that enhances learning and the development of lifelong wellness practices.
Prompted by the New York State Education Department mandate that all schools establish a Wellness Policy, and in an ongoing effort to ensure the best health of the students and staff at Babylon Schools, the Babylon District established a Wellness Committee comprised of parents, teachers, administrators, and board members.

Wellness Initiative 2007 (PDF) President's Challenge - Girls (PDF)
Wellness Policy (PDF) President's Challenge - Boys (PDF)
Promoting Wellness Alternatives (PDF) Wellness Resources Eboard


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Sunday, March 26, 2017