Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR)
In accordance with New York Education Law Section § 3012-c(10)(b), parents/guardians may request the final quality rating and composite effectiveness score for each of the teachers and for the principal of the school building in which their student is assigned for the current school year. The district will also provide an oral or written explanation of the composite effectiveness scoring ranges for final quality ratings and an opportunity to understand such scores in the context of teacher evaluation and student performance. Parents/guardians interested in obtaining this information should contact Eric Blask at (585) 216-0055 or firstname.lastname@example.org for the request form that needs to be completed before any information can be released.
New York State Education Law requires that all children attend school until the last day of the school year in which they turn 16. Attendance will be taken every day as school districts must record all absences, tardiness, and time lost by a pupil. The board of education has established 85 percent as its minimum attendance standard. Therefore, parents/guardians must inform their school if their child will be absent for any part of the day. School personnel will contact parents whose children are absent and have not been reported as such. Absenteeism is classified as excused or unexcused. Excused absences are those that are due to unavoidable circumstances or are related to the educational needs of the student, such as personal illness, religious observance, weather conditions, required legal appearance, approved college visits, military obligations, or other reasons as may be approved by the commissioner of education. Absences for activities that could have been done outside of the school day or avoided with appropriate planning, such as vacations and baby-sitting, are considered unexcused. School principals or their designees will determine whether an absence is excused or unexcused.
The district remains current with changes in the medicaid regulations. The district's complete compliance regulations can be found in the linked document below. For assistance or questions, contact Cathy Lesio, Director of Committee on Special education at 585-216-0000.
Notice to Parents/Guardians
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides for, and the Webster Central School District expects and encourages, the involvement of parents of children in programs assisted under Title 1 of the Act (ESSA). The District assures parental involvement and requires the school that receives Title I funding to inform parents of the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teacher and paraprofessional.
As a parent of a student in the Webster Central School District, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teacher(s) who instruct your child. Federal law allows you to ask certain information about your child’s classroom teacher(s), and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner if you ask for it. Specifically, you have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child’s classroom teacher(s):
- Whether the NYS Education Department has licensed or qualified the teacher for the grades and subjects he or she teaches.
- Whether the NYS Education Department has decided that the teacher can teach in a classroom without being licensed or qualified under state regulation because of special circumstances.
- The teacher’s college major and whether the teacher has any advanced degrees and, if so, the subject of the degree.
- Whether any paraprofessionals provide service to your child and, if they do, their qualifications.
Please follow this link to find the New York State ESSA-Funded Programs Complaint Procedures
Please follow this link to find New York State public data on the state parent dashboard
If you would like to receive this information, please contact Erin Land, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction (585) 216-0040.
Sex Offender Registry Info:Webster Central School District receives notifications from law enforcement personnel when registered sex offenders move into the community. Such notifications are emailed to Webster CSD families through ParentSquare. The purpose of these notifications is not to alarm or panic the community, but rather to notify the community of a potential risk as well as to encourage parents to take this opportunity to review general safety practices not only relative to this notification but also to all issues that may affect us or our community.
These notices are provided for general information and should not be construed as a prediction or warning of future crimes or conduct by the offenders.
There are local, state, and national resources for tracking sex offenders, including:
- Webster Police Department Sex Offender Registry at http://ci.webster.ny.us/95/Sex-Offender-Registry-Information.
- New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Sex Offender Management at http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/nsor/.
- U.S. Department of Justice National Sex Offender Public Registry at www.nsopw.gov.
- NY-Alert at https://alert.ny.gov/ where you can register to receive emergency alerts from the state when Level 2 and Level 3 sex offenders move into the area.
FOIL (Freedom of Information Law) Information:FOIL requests should be emailed to the district records officer, email@example.com or mailed to her attention at 119 South Avenue, Webster, NY 14580. For further questions please contact Cynthia Cushman at 585-216-0001.
Notice of Non-Discrimination (Title IX)
The Webster Central School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, age, disability, or any other status protected by law in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated groups.
Any parent, student, or employee who has questions regarding this non-discrimination policy or who wishes to report a violation of the policy may do so by contacting David Swinson, Coordinator, Title IX at Webster Central School District, 119 South Avenue, Webster, NY 14580; telephone (585) 216-0011.
Discrimination Incident Report Form
Webster CSD Sexual and Workplace Harassment
Webster Central School District is committed to maintaining a workplace free from sexual/workplace harassment. Sexual/workplace harassment is a form of workplace discrimination. All employees are required to work in a manner that prevents sexual or other forms of harassment in the workplace. Follow the link below to the policy that is one component of Webster CSD's commitment to a discrimination-free work environment. Sexual/workplace harassment is against the law and all employees have a legal right to a workplace free from sexual harassment and employees are urged to report sexual/workplace harassment by filing a complaint internally with Webster CSD (follow the link below). Employees can also file a complaint with a government agency or in court under federal, state, or local antidiscrimination laws.
Webster CSD Sexual and Workplace Harassment Policy
Webster CSD Sexual and Workplace Harassment Complaint Form