Board of Education Policy Handbook

  • Philosophy Statement

    In preparing individuals to develop their fullest potential for living in the society of today and tomorrow, the Board of Education and the staff of the School District:

    I. Recognize their responsibility to help meet the physical, intellectual and emotional needs of children; particularly the needs to inquire, learn, think, and create; to establish esthetic, moral and ethical values; and to relate satisfactorily to others in social situations involving family, work, government and recreation.

    II. Accept primary responsibility for giving students a mastery of the basic skills of learning, thinking and problem-solving; for teaching them to use the various media of self-expression; for instilling in them a knowledge of the social and natural sciences; for acquainting them with the richness of our heritage; and for stimulating them to productive work in the various areas of human endeavor.

    III. Acknowledge the importance of their supplemental role to the home and other social agencies in developing habits and attitudes which make for effective personal living, the maintenance of optimum physical and mental health, and the establishment of sound moral, ethical, and aesthetic values.

    Realizing that education, as here defined, is a lifelong process, the School System seeks to orient its graduates toward various types of post-secondary education and further formal training and study of many types; and to provide educational opportunities particularly suited to the needs of adults, both as individuals and as citizens in a democracy.

    How are policies in the handbook changed or added?

    The policies posted on this site include only those that are board-approved. These policies are up to date as of October 2014. Updated policies approved after this date are available in the district office.  

    Policies are reviewed by a committee periodically to keep them up to date. If any part of the handbook is made invalid by judicial decision or legislative action all other parts shall remain, unless and until they are amended or repealed by the Board of Education.

    How do I find a Policy?

    The Mechanicville City School District Board of Education Policy Handbook is posted below. For ease of use policies have been grouped by general topic contents.



Policy Documents