Sex Offender Registration Act
In accordance with the Sex Offender Registration Act ("Megan’s Law"), the Board of Education supports the New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) in its effort to inform the community in certain circumstances of the presence of individuals with a history of sex offenses, particularly against children, into the school locality. The District shall cooperate with local police authorities and the local community in promoting and protecting the safety and well being of its students.
It is the policy of the Board of Education to disseminate all information which the District receives from local police authorities, to designated staff members who might have possible contact with the offender during the course of their school duties including, but not limited to, building principals, supervisors, teachers, office personnel, coaches, custodians, and bus drivers. The Superintendent reserves the right to automatically disseminate such information to additional members of the staff, designated supervisors of non-school groups that regularly use District facilities and have children in attendance, parents/guardians of District students, and other community residents who, in the opinion of the Superintendent, have an immediate need to be notified of such data in order to protect the safety of our students.
All staff members shall be informed of the availability of the information received by the District pursuant to Megan’s Law upon written request to the applicable Building Principal. Community residents shall be notified of the availability of this information, with written requests directed to the District Office.
Staff members shall inform the Building Principal if they observe, within the school building, on school grounds, or at or near bus routes any individual whose description matches the information which was provided to the District by local law enforcement authorities. Such law enforcement officials will be notified of this information by the District as appropriate.
Legislation requires that all level 2 and 3 sex offenders be listed on a website maintained by the NYS Devision of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) under New York State's Sexual Offender Registration Act, commonly known as "Megan's Law".
In the past, school districts have provided mailings of identifying information received from our County law enforcement. This information can be accessed at anytime online. We are providing the online contact information to you as it is the most current and accurate information available.
The NYS Department of Criminal Justice Services is partnering with NY-ALERT to allow you to sign up to receive free alerts – via e-mail, text message or fax – whenever a Level 2 or Level 3 sex offender listed on the DCJS website moves into or out of a community or location of interest to you and your family. To sign up for the alerts, visit the DCJS website.