Annual Notifications

Facilities Notices

Asbestos Management Plan

Contact: Rich Somers, Director of Facilities/Transportation, LEA asbestos designee
somers.richard@mayfieldcsd.org
(518) 661-8209

In accordance with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) of 1987 (40 CFR Part 763), Mayfield Central School District conducts periodic asbestos review and required inspection. Asbestos projects shall be conducted according to all applicable local, state and federal regulations. The Asbestos Management Plan for each building is available for review during normal business hours at the Business Office. For more information, please contact LEA asbestos designee Richard Somers at (518) 661-8209.

Fire Inspection Report

Contact: Rich Somers, Director of Facilities/Transportation
somers.richard@mayfieldcsd.org
(518) 661-8209

Notice is hereby given that the annual inspection for the current school year of all the schools and buildings of the Mayfield Central School District for fire hazards that might endanger the lives of students, teachers, and employees therein, has been completed and the report thereof is available at the District Office during normal business hours.

Pesticide Notification

Contact: Rich Somers, Director of Facilities/Transportation
somers.richard@mayfieldcsd.org
(518) 661-8209

New York State education law requires schools to notify the school community that pesticide products may be used during the school year. Parents/guardians and staff members may request 48-hour advance written notification of certain pesticide applications. If an emergency application is necessary to protect against an imminent threat to human health, a good faith effort will be made to supply written notification to those on the notification list.

To be included in a 24-hour notification, please contact Richard Somers at (518) 661-8209 or complete the Opt-in Notification Form and return it to the District Office.

A new request must be submitted each year.

The following pesticide applications are not subject to prior notification requirements:

  • A school remains unoccupied for a continuous 72 hours following an application;
  • Anti-microbial products;
  • Nonvolatile rodenticides or insecticidal baits in tamper resistant bait stations, silica gel and other nonvolatile ready-to-use pastes, foams or gels in areas inaccessible to children;
  • Boric acid and disodium octaborate tetrahydrate;
  • The application of EPA designated biopesticides or exempt materials under 40CFR152.25;
  • The use of aerosol products with a directed spray in containers of 18 fluid ounces or less when used to protect individuals from an imminent threat from stinging and biting insects including venomous spiders, bees, wasps and hornets.

Water Testing in New York Schools

Contact: Rich Somers, Director of Facilities/Transportation
somers.richard@mayfieldcsd.org
(518) 661-8209

In September 2016, a state law went into effect that requires all public school districts in New York to test water for lead. The law requires school districts to sample all water outlets currently or potentially used for drinking or cooking purposes in buildings that may be occupied by students and to submit those samples to a state-approved lab for analysis.

Lead in drinking water reports from June 2021

Policies and Annual Notifications

Data Privacy

New York State Education Law 2-d went into effect in April 2014. The law focuses on the privacy and security of personally identifiable information of students, classroom teachers, and principals.

The regulations state that education agencies must publish a parent’s bill of rights for data privacy and security. In addition, the parent’s bill of rights must be included with every contract with a third party contractor that receives personally identifiable information. Read more about our district’s commitment to protecting student privacy.

Dignity for All Students (DASA)

New York State’s Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act) took effect on July 1, 2012. Just as with the district’s Code of Conduct, the law seeks to provide the state’s public school students and staff with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function. The Dignity Act includes, but is not limited to, acts of discrimination and harassment based on a student’s race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender (defined to include gender identity or expression), or sex. Read more about the District’s response to DASA here.

District Safety Plan

New York State school districts are required to develop a district-wide school safety plan to help school officials identify and respond to potential emergencies. Learn more about the Mayfield Central School District-Wide School Safety Plan here.

Idling School Buses on School Grounds

State law requires school districts to take steps to minimize the idling of the engines of school buses and other school vehicles on school grounds. While students are boarding and departing school buses, the engine should be turned off. Students should be instructed about the importance of getting on and off buses in an orderly and efficient fashion to minimize loading and offloading time. Bus engines should also be off while parked at sporting events and other school activities. Exceptions to this “no idling” policy can be made in cases of emergency, mechanical issues or for necessary heating.

Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity

It is the policy of this District to provide, through a positive and effective program, equal opportunities for employment, retention and advancement of all people regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military status, veteran status, disability, or predisposing genetic characteristics. Read more about the District’s equal opportunity policy.

Student Records (FERPA)

Pursuant to applicable federal and State law and regulations, the Board of Education of the Mayfield Central School District hereby adopts the following policies and procedures with respect to the confidentiality of, and access to, educational records. The policy can be found here.