District Notices

Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Notice


Family Education Rights & Privacy Act of 1974

Under the Family Education Rights & Privacy Act of 1974, parents or legal guardians who do not wish their student’s directory information, which includes: name, address, parents/guardians, date and place of birth, participation in recognized activities and sports, awards and recognitions received, and photographs released to potential news sources including the District’s website, must make a specific request in writing and mailed by September 30 to the District Clerk, Valley Stream UFSD Thirteen, 585 North Corona Avenue, Valley Stream, NY 11580.

Asbestos Plan Notice

The Valley Stream School District Thirteen, in accordance with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986, states that it maintains a current record of all asbestos-containing materials located within the district’s buildings. This information is included in the District’s Asbestos Management Plan and is updated in accordance with the New York State and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations. The Asbestos Management Plan is available for review upon request to the office of the Assistant Superintendent for Business.

Safety Plan Notice

Pursuant to the New York State Education Commissioner’s Regulations, the Valley Stream School Safety Team has completed its annual review of the Districtwide School Safety Plan, which was first adopted by the Board of Education on July 2, 2001. A copy of the updated plan is available in the main office of each school as well as in the office of Assistant Superintendent for Business.

Integrated Pest Management

The Valley Stream School District Thirteen practices the procedures of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). This process utilizes measures for suppressing pests with minimal impact on human health, the environment, and nontarget organisms. Pesticides will only be used as a last resort, and if needed, the least-toxic pest-specific alternative must always be selected. For further information including the 48-hour notification process, please contact the Business Office at (516) 568-6110.

Title IX Notice

Union Free School District Thirteen of Valley Stream, NY, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs or activities which it operates, and it is required by Title IX Regulation implementing the Educational Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate in such a manner. This policy of nondiscrimination includes the following areas: recruitment and appointment of employees; employment pay and benefits; counseling services for students to educational programs, course offerings and student activities.

The district officials responsible for the coordination of activities relating to compliance with Title IX are Lisa Sells-Asch (516-568-6260) and Frank Huplosky (516-568-6130). These officials will provide information, including complaint procedures, to any student or employee who feels that her or his rights under Title IX may have been violated by the District or its officials.


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