Board Policy Forward and Philosophy Statement


Contained herein are the policy statements formulated by the Board of Education of the Spencerport Central School District.

Policy is defined as a basic plan of action. It establishes limits within which freedom of judgment can be exercised.

Policy 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.

Policy should accomplish the following:

a) State a position taken by the District;

b) Grant the authority to act;

c) Be sufficiently detailed to give adequate direction;

d) Be achievable within the real environment of the school and community; 

e) Provide for impartial procedures.

In 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. 

If 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or administrative enactment, all other parts shall remain in full effect unless and until they are amended or repealed by the Board of Education.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 Spencerport Central School District shall be the minutes of the meetings of the Board of Education.



Students graduating from the Spencerport Central School District will be able to:

Demonstrate competence in all school subjects taken

  • Apply learning to real life experiences

Master skills necessary to be an effective communicator

  • Demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and listening
  • Compile information efficiently
  • Process information effectively

Apply technology competently

  • Find, gather and analyze information
  • Apply technology to support effective learning

Demonstrate critical and creative thinking, problem solving and decision making

  • Apply thinking skills in a variety of situations
  • Implement thinking skills independently and cooperatively

Exhibit constructive interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrate skills for team work, conflict resolution and leadership
  • Implement these skills using honesty, fairness and respect

Commitment to all areas of personal wellness

  • Balance social, emotional, intellectual, psychological, and physical qualities of life
  • Develop positive self-esteem
  • Make decisions and plans which result in a successful life
  • Show pride and participation in extracurricular activities

Display global awareness and cross-cultural understandings

  • Recognize, work within and appreciate all cultures
  • Understand the world as a global marketplace

Accept civic and personal responsibility

  • Participate in school and community competently and productively
  • Make use of work-related life skills
  • Employ a work ethic that includes responsibility, initiative, independent thinking, cooperation