Board of Education Policies

The Board of Education is responsible for establishing all policies for the District. These policies function as the “laws” of the District and are administered by the Superintendent of Schools.

Please direct any comments or questions regarding policies to the Superintendent of Schools jKusminsky@catskillcsd.org or 943-4696 or 343 W. Main St., Catskill, NY 12414.

Policies 0000-0999 Goals & Objectives

Policy 0000 Educational Philosophy
Policy 0100-5040 Combined Equal Opportunity and Non Discrimination-Regulation
Policy 0115 Student Harassment and Bullying Prevention
Policy 0150 Persons With HIV-Related Illness-Exhibit
Policy 0200 School District Goals and Objectives
Policy 0210 Goals for Instructional Program
Policy 0310 Evaluation of School Board Operational Procedures
Policy 0320 Evaluation of Superintendent
Policy 0330 Evaluation of Professional Staff
Policy 0340 Evaluation of Support Staff
Policy 0350 Evaluation of Instructional Programs

Policies 1000-1999 Community Relations

Policy 1000 Community Relations Goals
Policy 1050 Annual District Meeting Election 020812
Policy 1100 Public Information Program July 2003
Policy 1120 School District Records-Regulation 121212
Policy 1130 News Media Relations July 2003
Policy 1150 School Budget and Bond Referenda Information July 2003
Policy 1220 Relations with Community and Business Organizations July 2003
Policy 1222 Relations With Booster Organizations July 2003
Policy 1230 Public Participation at Board Meetings 020812
Policy 1240 Visitors to the Schools 031313
Policy 1400 Public Complaints July 2003
Policy 1410 Complaints About Policies July 2003
Policy 1420 Commplaints About Curricula or Instructional Materials-Regulation July 2003
Policy 1440 Complaints About School Personnel July 2003
Policy 1500 Public Use of School Facilities July 2003
Policy 1510 Public Sales on School Property July 2003
Policy 1511 Advertising in the Schools July 2003
Policy 1520 Public Conduct on School Property 020812
Policy 1530 Smoking on School Premises July 2003
Policy 1612 Relations with BOCES July 2003
Policy 1740 Relations with Non Public Schools July 2003
Policy 1741 Home Instruction-Regulation July 2003
Policy 1742 Services to Students who are Home Schooled 112906
Policy 1800 Gifts From The Public July 2003
Policy 1810 Gifts to School Personnel July 2003
Policy 1820 Establishing Memorials & Memorial Scholarships-Regulation July 2003
Policy 1900 Parental Involvement 082813
Policy 1910 Title I Appeals and Complaints 063010
Policy 1920 Relations With Persons With Disabilities July 2003
Policy 1921 Impartial Hearing Officer 062413
Policy 1925 Interpreters for Hearing Impaired Parents July 2003

Policies 2000-2999 Governance & Operations

Policy 2000 Board Operational Goals 101106
Policy 2010 Defense and Indemnification of Officers and Employees 082306
Policy 2100 School Board Legal Status 101106
Policy 2110 Board Member Request for Information 112013
Policy 2110.1 School Board Access to Personnel Records 110911
Policy 2111 Board Member Authority 101106
Policy 2111 Board Member Oath of Office-Exhibit-2 101106
Policy 2111 Board President Oath of Office-Exhibit-3 101106
Policy 2111 Board Vice President Oath of Office-Exhibit-4 101106
Policy 2111.1 Board Member School Visits 101106
Policy 2120 School Board Elections July 2003
Policy 2120.1 Candidates and Campaigning 101106
Policy 2120.2 Absentee Ballot-Exhibit-4 July 2003
Policy 2120.2 Application List for Absentees-Exhibit-2 July 2003
Policy 2120.2 Procedures for Absentee Voting-Exhibit-1 101106
Policy 2120.2 Procedures for Disabled Absentee-Exhibit-3 101106
Policy 2120.2 Voting Procedures 101106
Policy 2121 Board Member Qualifications July 2003
Policy 2122 Board Member Oath of Office 101106
Policy 2130 Board Member Resignation July 2003
Policy 2140 Board Member Removal from Office 101106
Policy 2150 Unexpired Term Fulfillment July 2003
Policy 2160 Code of Ethics-020812
Policy 2160E.1 Standards of Conduct-Exhibit 101106
Policy 2170 Board Member Conflict of Interest July 2003
Policy 2210 Board Annual Organizational Meeting 051408
Policy 2220 Board Officers July 2003
Policy 2230 Appointed Board Officials 052108
Policy 2240 Board Superintendent Relationship 101106
Policy 2250 Board Committees 101106
Policy 2260 Citizens Advisory Committees July 2003
Policy 2265 Shared Decision Making and School Based Planning July 2003
Policy 2270 School Attorney 101106
policy 2310 Board Meetings 112013
Policy 2310 Regular Meetings 101106
Policy 2325 Workshops.Special Mtgs 102406
Policy 2330 Executive Sessions 101106
Policy 2340 Notice of Meetings 101106
Policy 2341 Agenda Format 101106
Policy 2342 Agenda Preparation and Dissemination 101106
Policy 2351 Quorum 101106
Policy 2352 Rules of Order 101106
Policy 2360 Minutes July 2003
Policy 2382 Broadcasting and Taping of Board Meetings 052108
Policy 2390 Board Hearings July 2003
Policy 2410 Formulation Adoption and Amendment of Policies 101106
Policy 2440 Administration in Policy Absence July 2003
Policy 2450 Policy Dissemination July 2003
Policy 2450 Policy Dissemination-Exhibit July 2003
Policy 2460 Policy Review and Evaluation July 2003
Policy 2510 New Board Member Orientation 101106
Policy 2521 School Board Conferences 102605
Policy 2600 Graduation Awards July 2003
Policy 2700 Board-Staff Communications 101106
Policy 2800 Inventories Capitalization 102407

Policies 3000-3999 Administration

Policy 3000 Administrative Goals July 2003
Policy 3100 Superintendent of Schools July 2003
Policy 3110 Qualifications of the Superintendent July 2003
Policy 3111 Recruitment of the Superintendent July 2003
Policy 3111 Recruitment of the Superintendent-Regulation July 2003
Policy 3120 Duties of the Superintendent July 2003
Policy 3160 Evaluation of the Superintendent July 2003
Policy 3200 Administrative Organization November 2005
Policy 3210 Administrative Team July 2003
Policy 3220 Administrative Councils, Cabinets, Committees July 2003
Policy 3230 Organization Chart July 2003
Policy 3240 Line and Staff Relations July 2003
Policy 3250 School Building Administration July 2003
Policy 3300 Policy Implementation July 2003
Policy 3310 Development of Regulations July 2003
Policy 3320 Board Review of Regulations July 2003
Policy 3330 Regulations Dissemination July 2003
Policy 3340 Administration in Policy Absence July 2003

Policies 4000-4999 Instruction

Policy 4000 Instructional Goals July 2003
Policy 4010 Equivalence in Instructional Staff and Materials 012214
Policy 4110 School Calendar and School Year July 2003
Policy 4200 Curriculum Development July 2003
Policy 4230 Curriculum Adoption July 2003
Policy 4310 Basic Instructional Program July 2003
Policy 4311.1 Display of the Flag July 2003
Policy 4311.1 Display of the Flag-Regulation July 2003
Policy 4315.1 Aids Instruction July 2003
Policy 4317 Teaching About Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco July 2003
Policy 4318 Animal Dissection 051111
Policy 4320 Regulation School-Wide Pre-Referral Approaches and Interventions 031313
Policy 4320 School-Wide Pre-Referral Approaches and Interventions 031313
Policy 4321 Programs for Student With Disabilities Under IDEA and Article 89-Exhibit-1 July 2003
Policy 4321 Programs for Student With Disabilities Under IDEA and Article 89-Exhibit-2(Support Personnel) July 2003
Policy 4321 Programs for Students With Disabilities Under IDEA and Article 89 July 2003
Policy 4321.1 Allocation of Space for Special Education Programs and Services July 2003
Policy 4321.2 Preschool Special Education July 2003
Policy 4321.2 Preschool Special Education-Regulation July 2003
Policy 4321.3 Independent Educational Evaluations July 2003
Policy 4321.5 Individualized Education Program Distribution 121302
Policy 4321.5 Programs for Students With Disabilities Under IDEA and Article 89-Regulation July 2003
Policy 4321.6 Use of time Out Rooms and Physical Restraints 062413
Policy 4322 Programs for the Gifted and Talented July 2003
Policy 4325 Compensatory Education July 2003
Policy 4326 Limited English Proficiency Instruction July 2003
Policy 4326 Limited English Proficiency Instruction-Regulation July 2003
Policy 4327 Homebound Instruction July 2003
Policy 4328 Alternative School Programs July 2003
Policy 4331 Summer Schools and Programs July 2003
Policy 4331 Summer Schools and Programs-Regulation-final 042109
Policy 4332 Travel Study 022416
Policy 4332.1 Student Transportation for School Sponsored Travel-Regulation July 2003
Policy 4452 Individual Help-Tutoring July 2003
Policy 4511 Textbook Selection and Adoption July 2003
Policy 4513 Library Materials Selection and Adoption July 2003
Policy 4513.E Library Materials Selection and Adoption-Exhibit July 2003
Policy 4513-R Library Materials Selection and Adoption-Regulation July 2003
Policy 4526 Computer Use-Exhibit July 2003
Policy 4526 Technology Use Policy-final 090909
Policy 4526 Technology Use Regulation 090909
Policy 4526.1 Information Technology Use-Regulation 092607
Policy 4526.1 Technology Use Parent Permission-Exhibit 102407
Policy 4526.2 District Website 092607
Policy 4526.2 District Website-Regulation 092607
Policy 4526.2 Parent Perm Web Pub-Exhibit-2 092607
Policy 4526.3 Filter Change Form-Exhibit 121405
Policy 4526.3 Internet Safety 062512
Policy 4528 Auth Use Of School-Owned Tech Equip Student Use 092607
Policy 4528 Loan Equip Form Sudent Use-Exhibit 121610
Policy 4531 Field Trips and Excursions July 2003
Policy 4531.E Field Trips and Excursions-Exhibit July 2003
Policy 4532 School Volunteers-draft 041116
Policy 4600 Guidance Programs July 2003
Policy 4700 Academic Achievement July 2003
Policy 4710 Grading Systems July 2003
Policy 4712 Student Progress Reports to Parents July 2003
Policy 4714 Parent Conferences July 2003
Policy 4720 Testing Programs July 2003
Policy 4730 Homework July 2003
Policy 4735 Weighted Class Ranking 061114
Policy 4735 Weighted Class Ranking Regulation 061114
Policy 4737 Credit Recovery Programs 061114
Policy 4740 Honor Rolls July 2003
Policy 4750 Promotion and Retention of Students July 2003
Policy 4770 Graduation Requirements 061312
Policy 4773 Diploma and Credential Options for Students with Disabilities 012214
Policy 4810 Teaching About Controversial Issues July 2003

Policies 5000-5999 Students

Policy 5000 Student Policies Goals July 2003
Policy 5020.1 Sexual Harassment Formal Complaint Form-Exhibit July 2003
Policy 5020.1 Sexual Harassment of Students 101106
Policy 5020.2 Title VI Civil Rights Act Non-Discrimination & Anti-Harassment in Schools 020812
Policy 5020.2 Title VI Civil Rights Act Non-Discrimination & Anti-Harassment in Schools Regulation 020812
Policy 5020.2 Title VI Civil Rights Act Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment in the Schools and Regulation
Policy 5020.3 Public Education to Students Pursuant to Section 504 092607
Policy 5020.3. Public Education to Students Pursuant to Section 504 Parent Letter-Exhibit 092607
Policy 5030 Disability Discrimination of Students 012407
Policy 5050 Homeless Children and Youth 031313
Policy 5100 Comprehensive Attendance July, 2019
Policy 5130 Compulsory Attendance Ages July 2003
Policy 5132 Entrance Into First Grade 022416
Policy 5132 Entry Into First Grade-Regulation 062707
Policy 5140 The Education of Homeless Children 012214
Policy 5141 Entrance Age 022416
Policy 5152 Admission of Non-Resident Students
Policy 5152.1 Admission of Foreign Students July 2003
Policy 5152.1 Admission of Foreign Students-Regulation July 2003
Policy 5153 Student Assignment to Schools and Classes 012214
Policy 5162 Student Dismissal Precautions July 2003
Policy 5162 Student Dismissal Precautions-Regulation July 2003
Policy 5200 CoCurricular and ExtraCurricular Activities July 2003
Policy 5210 Student Organizations 112906
Policy 5220 Student Publications July 2003
Policy 5230 Eligibility for Extracurricular Activities 121615
Policy 5230 Eligibility for Extracurricular Activities-Exhibit 011116
Policy 5230 Eligibility for Extracurricular Activities-Regulation 011116
Policy 5251 Student Fundraising Activities 112906
Policy 5252 Student Activities Funds Management July 2003
Policy 5280 Interscholastic Athletics 062415
Policy 5300 Code of Conduct 062413
Policy 5300 Code of Conduct Rev. 72006
Policy 5305 Corporal Punishment and Emergency Interventions 062413
Policy 5310 Bullying Policy 032608
Policy 5320 Student Conduct on Buses 042501
Policy 5320 Student Conduct on School Buses-Regulation July 2003
Policy 5400 CSD Student Nutrition Wellness Policy Jan 2009
Policy 5405 Student Wellness 121714
Policy 5410 Student Searches and Interrogations 062415
Policy 5420 Student Health Services061114
Policy 5420 Student Health Services-Regulation Sep 2006
Policy 5420.E.1 Immunization Chart-Exhibit July 2003
Policy 5420.E.2 Request for Child to Take Medications in School-Exhibit July 2003
Policy 5420.E.3 Immunization Refferal Letter-Exhibit July 2003
Policy 5420.E.4 Parental Request for Immunization Request-Exhibit July 2003
Policy 5422 Concussion Management092412
Policy 5425 Automatic External Defibrillators July 2003
Policy 5427 Students With Life Threatening Allergies 073008
Policy 5430 Student Psychological Services July 2003
Policy 5431 Suicide Prevention July 2003
Policy 5431 Suicide Prevention-Exhibit July 2003
Policy 5431 Suicide Prevention-Regulation July 2003
Policy 5440 Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Substance Use Abuse-Regulation-final 032509
Policy 5440 Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Substance Use Abuse-final 032509
Policy 5450.1 Notification of Sex Offenders July 2003
Policy 5450.1 Notification of Sex Offenders-Exhibit July 2003
Policy 5454 Student Automobile Use July 2003
Policy 5454 Student Automobile Use-Regulation July 2003
Policy 5454 Student Driving Permit-Exhibit July 2003
Policy 5460 Child Abuse Policy-final 032608
Policy 5460 Child Abuse-Regulation-final 032608
Policy 5500 Notification of Rights Under Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act-Exhibit 1 July 2003
Policy 5500 Notification of Student Records Release Pursuant to Court Order-Exhibit 3 July 2003
Policy 5500 Objection to Release of Directory Information Designations-Exhibit 2 July 2003
Policy 5500 Student Records 111815
Policy 5500 Student Records Application to Review with Consent-Exhibit 4 July 2003
Policy 5500 Student Records Application to Review without Consent-Exhibit 5 July 2003
Policy 5500 Student Records Regulation 012214
Policy 5500 Student Records-Regulation July 2003
Policy 5550 Maintenance of Fiscal Effort (Title I Programs) 012214
Policy 5800 Student Awards and Scholarships-final 043003

Policies 6000-6999 Fiscal Management

Policy 6000 Fiscal Management Goals 082306
Policy 6100 Annual Budget July 2003
Policy 6110 Budget Planning July 2003
Policy 6112 Determination of Budget Priorities July 2003
Policy 6120 Budget Hearing July 2003
Policy 6130 Budget Adoption July 2003
Policy 6135 Contingency Budget July 2003
Policy 6150 Budget Transfers 061406
Policy 6231 Title I PCEN Programs and Services July 2003
Policy 6240 Investments 061406
Policy 6240 Investments 110712
Policy 6240 Investments-Regulation 110712
Policy 6410 Authorized Signatures 102605
Policy 6600 Fiscal Accounting & Reporting 102605
Policy 6630 Financial Reports and Statements 061406
Policy 6650 Claims Auditor 102605
Policy 6650 Claims Auditor Checklist-Exhibit 102605
Policy 6670 Petty Cash 061406
Policy 6670 Petty Cash-Regulation 061406
Policy 6700 Purchasing 110712
Policy 6700 Purchasing 120810
Policy 6700 Purchasing-Exhibit 110712
Policy 6700 Purchasing-Regulation 110712
Policy 6710 Purchasing Authority 102605
Policy 6740 Purchasing Procedures 102605
Policy 6740 Purchasing Procedures-Regulation 061406
Policy 6760 Payment Procedures 092607
Policy 6800 Payroll Procedures 061406
Policy 6830 Expense Reimbursement 102605
Policy 6830 Expense Reimbursement-Regulation 022416
Policy 6830 Expense Reimbursement-Regulation 061406
Policy 6840 antifraud 061406
Policy 6850 Whistleblower 061406
Policy 6900 DISPOSAL OF DISTRICT PROPERTY 120810

Policies 7000-7999 Facilities

Policy 7000 Facilities Development Goals July 2003
Policy 7100 Facilities Planning July 2003
Policy 7320 Selection of Architect or Engineer July 2003
Policy 7360 Construction Contracts Bidding and awards 121212
Policy 7365 Construction Safety July 2003
Policy 7365 Construction Safety-Exhibit July 2003

Policies 8000-8999 Support Services

Policy 8000 Support Services Goals July 2003
Policy 8110 School Building Safety 032509
Policy 8111 Reporting of Hazards 032509
Policy 8112 Health and Safety Committee July 2003
Policy 8115 Pesticides and Pest Management 032509
Policy 8115E Pesticides and Pest Management-Exhibit July 2003
Policy 8121 First Aid 032509
Policy 8123 Hygiene Precautions and Procedures July 2003
Policy 8130 School Safety Plans and Teams 031313
Policy 8133 Bomb Threats 032509
Policy 8134 Emergency Closings 032509
Policy 8135 Safe Schools July 2003
Policy 8135 Safe Schools-Exhibit July 2003
Policy 8212 Vandalism 032509
Policy 8220 Building and Grounds Maintenance and Inspection 032509
Policy 8330 Auth Use of School Owned Equip 102605
Policy 8332 Use of Cellphones-final 102908
Policy 8334 Use of Credit Cards-final 102908
Policy 8411 School Bus Scheduling and Routing 012214
Policy 8411 School Bus Scheduling and Routing Regulation 012214
Policy 8414 School Bus Safety 032509
Policy 8414.5 Alcohol and Drug Testing of Bus Drivers and Other Safety-Sensitive Employees 032509
Policy 8414.5 Alcohol and Drug Testing of Bus Drivers and Other Safety-Sensitive Employees-Regulation 032509
Policy 8414.5E Alcohol and Drug Testing Program Acknowledgement Form-Exhibit July 2003
Policy 8500 Food Service Management 032509
Policy 8505 Nutritional Standards 032509
Policy 8510 Food Purchasing 032509
Policy 8520 Free and Reduced Price Food Services 121714
Policy 8530 Vending Machines 032509
Policy 8700 Insurance 032509

Policies 9000-9999 Personnel & Negotiations

Policy 9000 Personnel Policy Goals July 2003
Policy 9001 RETIREE HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS 120810
Policy 9002 Off of Health Insurance 062415
Policy 9110.2 Sexual Harassment Employees 112906
Policy 9110.2 Sexual Harassment of Employees Complaint Form-Exhibit July 2003
Policy 9110.2 Sexual Harassment of Employees-Regulation July 2003
Policy 9140.1 Staff Complaints and Grievances July 2003
Policy 9140.1 Staff Complaints and Grievances Regulation-final July 2003
Policy 9160 Personnel Records July 2003
Policy 9160.1 re APPR Disclosure 112013
Policy 9170 Meals & Refreshments 102605
Policy 9240 Recruiting and Hiring July 2003
Policy 9250 Fingerprinting and Criminal Background Checks July 2003
Policy 9260 Conditional & Emergency Appointments July 2003
Policy 9270 Part-Time Employment July 2003
Policy 9270.1 Compensation of Substitute Teachers-Regulation 013008
Policy 9270.1 Substitutes July 2003
Policy 9320 Drug-Free Workplace July 2003
Policy 9320 Drug-Free Workplace-Regulation July 2003
Policy 9330 Smoking and Tobacco Use on School Premises by Staff 032509
Policy 9420 Assignments and Transfers July 2003
Policy 9460 Incidental Teaching July 2003
Policy 9520.2 Family and Medical Leave July 2003
Policy 9520.2 Family and Medical Leave-Regulation July 2003
Policy 9610 Staff Substance Abuse July 2003
Policy 9610 Staff Substance Abuse-Regulation July 2003
Policy 9620 Suspected Child Abuse by District Personnel July 2003
Policy 9645 Disclosure of Wrongful Conduct 062415
Policy 9700 Staff Development July 2003
Policy 9800 Staff Mailboxes 073008
Policy 9999 Employee Guest Use of Tech 092607
Policy 9999 Employee Guest Use-regulation 121405
Policy 9999.E.1 IT Use Agreement-Exhibit 092607
Policy 9999.E.2 Network User Application-Exhibit August 2009