Policies

Contained herein are the policy statements formulated by the Board of Education of the Dundee Central School District.

Policy is defined as a basic plan of action. It establishes limits within which freedom of judgment can be exercised.

Policyis a governing principle of management. It is a statement that has aneffect on the interests of those who come under its jurisdiction. Apolicy may originate from the constitution, from statute, from localdeterminations and/or from customary patterns of formal behavior.

Policy should accomplish the following:

a) State a position taken by the District;
b) Grant the authority to act;
c) Be sufficiently detailed to give adequate direction;
d) Be achievable within the real environment of the school and community;
e) Provide for impartial procedures.
Inaddition to the adopted policies, the operation of the School Districtis governed by and subject to all applicable Laws, Regulations of theCommissioner of Education, Civil Service requirements, Board ofEducation Resolutions, School Administrative Regulations and Contractsof Agreement.

If any part of this manual is made invalid byjudicial decision or legislative or administrative enactment, all otherparts shall remain in full effect unless and until they are amended orrepealed by the Board of Education. The official record of the adoption,amendment, or repeal of the by-laws and policies of the Dundee CentralSchool District shall be the minutes of the meetings of the Board ofEducation.

PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT

Inpreparing individuals to develop their fullest potential for living inthe society of today and tomorrow, the Board of Education and the staffof the School District:

  1. Recognize their responsibility to help meet the physical, intellectual and emotional needs of children; particularly the needs to inquire, learn, think, and create; to establish aesthetic, moral and ethical values; and to relate satisfactorily to others in social situations involving family, work, government and recreation.
  2. Accept primary responsibility for giving students a mastery of the basic skills of learning, thinking and problem-solving; for teaching them to use the various media of self expression; for instilling in them a knowledge of the social and natural sciences; for acquainting them with the richness of our heritage; and for stimulating them to productive work in the various areas of human endeavor.
  3. Acknowledge the importance of their supplemental role to the home and other social agencies in developing habits and attitudes which make for effective personal living, the maintenance of optimum physical and mental health, and the establishment of sound moral, ethical, and aesthetic values.
Realizing that education, ashere defined, is a lifelong process, the School System seeks to orientits graduates toward various types of post-secondary education andfurther formal training and study of many types; and to provideeducational opportunities particularly suited to the needs of adults,both as individuals and as citizens in a democracy.

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