• Public Notices and Law

     

    It's a Felony to Make a Bomb Threat

    On Dec. 1, 1999 a new State law establishing a felony penalty for making a bomb threat against a school took effect (Chapter 561 of the laws of 1999). These threats are now punishable by up to a three-year prison sentence, a $5,000 fine, and a mandatory one-year driver’s license suspension.
     
    In addition, the False Reporting Act of 1999 (Chapter 207 of the Laws of 1999) took effect, which allows the government, schools and emergency services organizations to recover costs incurred when responding to a false report of a bomb. This law holds individuals – the parents of those under the age of 18 years who make bomb threats – liable for the costs of responding to those threats.
     

    Drug-Free Schools Policy

    The consumption, sharing, selling and/or possession of alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, counterfeit and designer drugs, or paraphernalia for the use of such drugs, shall be prohibited at any school function and on school property at all times. Both students and adults shall abide by this policy at all times.
     
    In December 1993, the Lewiston-Porter Board of Education officially designated our campus a “Drug-Free Zone.” Under New York State regulations, the penalty may be doubled for the sale of controlled substances to minors, or anyone caught with drugs in their possession within 1,000 feet of the “Drug-Free Zone." The penalty now may be as much as 16 years in prison.
     
    It is the policy of the Lewiston-Porter School District to be primarily concerned with the educational and preventative aspects of alcohol and drug use and/or abuse (the possession, distribution, or use by minors, on or off school property). It is the goal of this school district to provide secure schools which create a good educational climate for learning and for effective treatment of people in need.
     

    Lew-Port is a No Smoking Zone

    When you are on the Lewiston-Porter campus, it is against the law to smoke or use tobacco products. While on school property, it is unlawful to smoke in your car, in any building, and anywhere outdoors, including the stadium, athletic fields, parking lots, and playgrounds. When visiting our campus, whether for a meeting, Continuing and Community Education class, observing an athletic event, or picking up your child in your automobile, your cooperation in obeying this law is appreciated.
     

    Title IX Notice of Nondiscrimination 

    This notice is being published pursuant to the Title IX regulations of 34 C.F.R.S 106.9, which require that each recipient publish a statement/notice that it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education programs or activities it operates. The Lewiston-Porter Central School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admission to, or employment in, its education programs or activities. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations may be referred to:

    Lewiston-Porter Title IX Coordinator
    4061 Creek Road, Youngstown, NY 14174
    Telephone: (716) 286-7248 / 286-7249

    Or:

    Office of Civil Rights
    U.S. Department of Education
    75 Park Place, 14th Floor
    New York, NY 10007-2146
    Telephone: (212) 637-6466; Fax: (212) 264-3803
    TDD: (212) 637-0478; Email: OCR.NewYork@ed.gov
      

    “Meghan’s Law”

    The Lewiston-Porter Central School District, in accordance with the current interpretation of the New York State Sex Offender Registration Act (“Meghan’s Law” – Correction Law Article 6-C) and/or other information communicated to the school district by legal authorities, will notify parents and community of the presence in our community of persons who have been identified by law enforcement officials pas presenting potential dangers to students, e.g. pedophiles, sexual predators and others who may perpetrate violence on our students.
     

    Access to Student Records

    A federal law passed in 1974 called the “Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act” provides the right of access to pupil records for parents/guardians or for students after they have attained 18 years of age. Please contact the building principal if there are any questions.


    Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)

    Access to records of the District shall be consistent with the rules and regulations established by the State Committee on Open Government and shall comply with all the requirements of the New York State Public Officers Law Sections 87 and 89.
     
    You may read complete information on this policy and download an application to access public records:
     

    Photographs

    Parents who do not wish to have photographs of their children published as part of the school district's communication programs are asked to notify the building principal, in writing, at the start of the school year.
     

    Student Accident Insurance

    The Lewiston-Porter Central School District does not provide student accident insurance. Students involved in an accident while participating in a school-sponsored activity, and requiring medical, hospital or dental care, must rely on their family coverage.