herein are the policy statements formulated by the Board of Education of the Binghamton City School District
is defined as a basic plan of action. It establishes limits within which
freedom of judgment can be exercised.
is a governing principle of management. It is a statement that has an effect on
the interests of those who come under its jurisdiction. A policy may originate
from the constitution, from statute, from local determinations and/or from
customary patterns of formal behavior.
should accomplish the following:
a position taken by the District;
the authority to act;
sufficiently detailed to give adequate direction;
achievable within the real environment of the school and community;
for impartial procedures.
addition to the adopted policies, the operation of the School District is
governed by and subject to all applicable Laws, Regulations of the Commissioner
of Education, Civil Service requirements, Board of Education Resolutions,
School Administrative Regulations and Contracts of Agreement.
any part of this manual is made invalid by judicial decision or legislative or
administrative enactment, all other parts shall remain in full effect unless
and until they are amended or repealed by the Board of Education. The official
record of the adoption, amendment, or repeal of the by-laws and policies of the
Binghamton City School District
shall be the minutes of the meetings of the Board of Education.
believe that all children can learn and are the focal point of our schools. We
believe that learning takes many forms and is enhanced in an atmosphere that
stimulates creativity, self-awareness, and divergent thinking. Our mission is
to assist children in developing basic academic skills, thinking skills, a
meaningful value system, pride in their accomplishments, a shared
responsibility for learning, a respect for self as well as others, and a
vocational direction which allows them to become responsible, productive
members of a democratic society. The Binghamton
District accepts this responsibility and provides
educational opportunities which meet the needs of all our students.
curriculum addresses the intellectual development of children which proceeds in
the primary grades from the logic of concrete operations and culminates with
symbolic and abstract operations at the secondary level. This curriculum
follows and supports the NYS syllabi and objectives and offers a variety of
instructional and enrichment opportunities. We provide a diverse
extra-curriculum, co-curricular, and interscholastic program that complements
the curriculum in developing the total individual.
organizational structure and climate of our schools promote both student and
staff success. We recognize and provide for continuous staff development that
supports effective education, and we firmly believe that teachers are essential
for effective learning to occur. An optimum learning environment is created
through respect, trust, and cooperation. Moreover, administrative support of
established educational policies and practices is essential to maintaining this
positive learning environment.
policies of our school district support the personal, social, and physical
development of students. Standards and rules that affect students are developed
with cooperation and input from parents, students, and staff. We take the
responsibility to inform parents/home of the kind of support the school
requires from home. Parents are notified in a timely fashion concerning
achievement, attendance, and discipline. Our policies encourage the close
partnership among the school, the students, the home, and the community.
addition to our goal of educating children, we provide opportunities for all
residents to acquire intellectual, personal, social, and physical skills. The
community is made aware of available educational programs sponsored by the
district. We recognize and promote those values that support cooperation among
community members, and foster a respect for human worth.
comprehensive educational system includes the evaluation of staff, students,
and programs. The purpose of evaluation in the Binghamton City
School District is to
measure and enhance the growth of individuals in our schools. We will
periodically report to the community the status of academic achievement and the
accomplishment of our goals and objectives. We believe that growth occurs in
accepting challenge, experiencing success, learning from failure, and having
the courage to be innovative.
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