The Syracuse City School District is committed to establishing and sustaining an equitable community that achieves the School District’s equity mission to end the predictive value of race and ensure each individual student’s and staff’s success. The Board of Education and the District reject all forms of racism as destructive to our mission, vision, values, goals and practices.
Anti-Racism Policy (#3120)
NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
The Syracuse City School District hereby advises students, parents, employees and the general public that it is committed to providing equal access to all categories of employment, programs and educational opportunities, including career and technical education opportunities, regardless of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, Native American ancestry/ethnicity, creed or religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or expression, disability or any other legally protected category under federal, state or local law.
Inquiries regarding the District’s non-discrimination policies should be directed to:
Civil Rights Compliance Officer
Syracuse City School District
725 Harrison Street • Syracuse, NY 13210
Please click here for more information on the SCSD Discrimination/Discriminatory Harassment Complain Process.
It is the goal of the Syracuse City School District that the information on our website be accessible to individuals with visual, hearing, motor or cognitive disabilities.
Good faith efforts have been made to ensure that our site complies with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, set forth by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to the best of our technical ability.
The majority of pages in our site are available in HTML format that can be deciphered by assistive technologies. Some documents are in Adobe PDF format, which require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view. If you do not already have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer, you can download it for free from the Adobe website.
If you are unable to access any page(s) or documents on our site, please email our District Webmaster with detailed information on the location of the page or document you were attempting to access. Be sure to provide us with your name and contact information so that we may provide you with the information in another format.
Please note that some pages on our website contain links to third-party sites, which are not within our control and may not comply with accessibility standards. The district is not necessarily responsible for the content or accessibility of third-party sites.
CODE OF CONDUCT, CHARACTER & SUPPORT
The goal of the Syracuse Code of Conduct, Character and Support is to ensure all students’ right to an education in a safe, civil, and caring environment. It is based upon the laws, regulations, and policies that create access to education for all while protecting the due process rights of the individual. The Code recognizes that schools are public places that must balance individual rights with civic obligations and the responsibilities that make it possible to live in a free, open and democratic society. The Syracuse Code of Conduct, Character and Support serves as a guide to good citizenship and provides the tools for helping students to understand and appreciate the norms of behavior within the school culture.
The Code ensures that schools provide equal access to a wide range of supports and interventions that promote positive behavior, help students develop self-discipline and social and emotional efficacy, and enable students to improve and correct inappropriate, unacceptable, and unskillful behaviors.
DATA PRIVACY PLAN AND PARENTS BILL OF RIGHTS FOR DATA SECURITY AND PRIVACY
Pursuant to Section 2-d of the Education Law, the District and a third-party contractor which require the disclosure of student data and/or teacher or principal data that contains personally identifiable information (" PII") to contractor, must include a data security and privacy plan and must ensure that all contracts with third-party contractors incorporate the District's Parents ' Bill of Rights for Data Security and Privacy.
The current agreement is available here.