Williamsville Central School District

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Elementary & Secondary Instruction

Adoption Date: 7/7/2009
8000 - Instruction


Driver Education

A driver education course may be offered under the conditions set forth by the New York State Education Department and Commissioner's Regulations.

Education Law Section 806-a
8 New York Code of Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Section 107.2

Gifted and Talented Students

The Board of Education encourages educational programs which challenge and promote the realization of individual potential in all students. Consistent with District efforts to develop a continuum of learning experiences which addresses the special gifts and talents of students, the Superintendent of Schools, with input from appropriate school personnel, will develop a District plan for implementation of gifted programming services. The goals of the District's gifted programming services are to:

  • Recognize talents or strengths in all children.
  • Recognize those who demonstrate strengths, talents, and sustained interests expressed at a high level.
  • Provide appropriate program options for the development and application of students' talents and strengths.
The Board believes that programs traditionally viewed as for the gifted and talented greatly benefit the entire school program and encourages programs that provide enrichment opportunities for all students.

Education Law Article 90 and Section 3204(2)(b)
8 New York Code of Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Section 142

Physical Education Class

Regulations require that all students attend and participate in physical education as follows:

  • All students in grades K through 3 shall participate in a daily program for a minimum of one hundred twenty (120) minutes per week.
  • All students in grade 4 shall participate in a program three (3) times per week for a minimum of one hundred twenty (120) minutes per week.
  • All students in grades 5 through 12 shall have the opportunity for regular physical education, but not less than three times per week in one semester and two times per week in the other semester. A comparable time each semester shall be provided if the school is organized in other patterns or if students have demonstrated acceptable levels of physical fitness, physical skills and knowledge of physical education activities in extraclass programs or out-of-school activities approved by the physical education staff and the School Administration.
  • For grades K through 12, a district may provide an equivalent program as approved by the Commissioner of Education.
An excuse from physical education class may be accepted from a licensed physician. An excuse from a licensed chiropractor is valid for spinal conditions or injuries only.

Any student whose condition precludes participation in a regular program shall be provided with adaptive physical education by the Commissioner of Education.

Education Law Sections 803 and 3204
8 New York Code of Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Section 135.4