Interscholastic Eligibility Requirements
Taking medications at school
District harassment policy
Asbestos Management Plan
Middleburgh Central School District maintains an Asbestos
Management Plan. It is available for review in the Business
Office, which is now located at 168 Main St., Middleburgh.
Annual notification of the plan is included in the
back-to-school district newsletter.
An attendance policy for each Middleburgh school can be found in
the applicable school’s student handbook. Student handbooks are
distributed at the start of each school year.
Code of Conduct
The Middleburgh Code of Conduct applies to all students, school
personnel, parents, and visitors when on school
property – including school buses and other school-owned
vehicles – or when attending a school-sponsored function.
Information on the Code of Conduct is shared with students at
the beginning of every school
year. To view the complete Code of Conduct, refer to your
child’s student handbook;
read or download it here (PDF); or contact your child’s
FERPA: Access to Student Records
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords
students over 18 years of age and parents certain rights with
respect to students’ education records. They may arrange an
appointment to review official records relating to them,
including: progress reports, grades, aptitude and achievement
test scores, psychological tests,
and teacher evaluations. Appropriate school personnel must be
present at the time of inspection to prevent any
misinterpretation of the records. If you would like to review
your or your student’s record, please contact the
school at 827-3600 for an appointment.
Homeless students and unaccompanied youths have the right to:
attend the school they previously attended or to attend school
in the district of current location; be enrolled even though the
admission requirements have not been completed and prior student
records are not available; transportation to and from school.
For more information, please contact Maura Green, the homeless
children and youth liaison, at 827-3681.
It is the policy of MCS not to discriminate on the basis of sex,
handicap, race, color, national origin, or age in its
educational programs, activities, or employment, in accordance
with Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments and Section 504
of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For more information on this
policy, contact Title IX Coordinator Amy Lennon at 827-3677.
Under state law, MCS must notify the public that pesticide
products may be used in school buildings throughout the year.
Parents, guardians, and staff may request a 48-hour-advanced,
written notification that includes the date and place where
pesticide will be used, the EPA registration number, and who to
contact for more information. To make a request, call 827-3620.
PPRA: Student Privacy
The FERPA Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) affords
parents certain rights regarding district surveys, collection
and use of information for marketing purposes, and certain
physical exams. Parents may exercise their right to excuse their
child from participating in any survey created by a third party
(before it is distributed to
students) and questionnaires intended to collect personal
information from students for marketing purposes.
Release of Student Directory Information
From time to time, student directory information (e.g., name,
grade, photo, awards, activities) depicting activities in MCS is
released for use in district publications, on the district Web
site, or by the media. Parents who object to the release of
their child’s directory information and/or photograph should
notify both the superintendent
and their child’s building principal in writing on or before
October 15 each school year.
Release of Information to Military Recruiters
Legislation generally requires school districts receiving
assistance under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of
1965 to give military recruiters the same access to secondary
school students as they provide to post-secondary institutions
or to prospective employers. Schools are also generally required
to provide students’ names, addresses, and telephone listings to
military recruiters, when requested. If you would prefer that
your child’s information not be released, contact the
Middleburgh High School Counseling Center.
You can download and complete this form (PDF).
Special Education, Maintenance of Records
MCS has an obligation to evaluate, with parental consent, and to
offer a free and appropriate public education to those students
with disabilities who are residents of the district and who
require specialized instruction and/or other special
accommodations to access MCS educational services and programs.
In compliance with Public Law 94-192, MCS maintains in each of
its schools programs for students who have been identified as
having a disability.
Contact your child’s school principal to discuss whether a
referral to the Committee on Special Education or the 504 team
is appropriate. The confidential records of students with
disabilities are kept at the district office. CSE designates, in
writing, school personnel who have access to these records.
A child’s records are always available for review by the child’s
parents/guardian. If you have questions about this, call
Staff Qualifications: Parents’ Right to Know
In accordance with the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001,
parents/guardians have the right to request information about
the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom
teachers. This includes whether the teacher has state
certification for the classes being taught; the teacher’s
bachelor’s degree major and
any other certifications or degrees by field or discipline; and
whether the child is provided services by instructional aides or
similar paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications. To
obtain this information,
call Greg Beall at 827-3625.
State Survey of Students BMI
New York State requires schools to track each student’s Body
Mass Index (BMI) and weight status category as part of school
health examinations. Every year, the NYS Department of Health
will survey some schools for the number of pupils in each of six
possible weight status categories. If MCS is surveyed by the
state, the district will
share summary group data only and will not share individual
names or information. Parents who wish to exclude their child’s
data from such group calculations must contact the child’s