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Q.   Where can I find information about continuing education classes?

Click on the following link to reach the Dutchess County website’s education pages that include continuing education classes:
http://www.co.dutchess.ny.us/Schools/Schools.htm.

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Q.   Is there any school district ranking information available?

The New York State Department of Education publishes a report each year called the “New York State School Report Card.”  This report provides information about the recent performance of public school districts in New York State.  Visit the following webpage to access this information - http://www.p12.nysed.gov/irs/reportcard/.

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Q.   Where do I call for information on having my child bused to a private school?

Call the transportation department of the school district in which you are located.  Visit our School Districts in Dutchess County web page to view contact information.

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Q.   Where can I find a school year calendar?

Visit your school district’s website for this information.  See our list of contact information for elementary and secondary schools.

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Q.   Where do I call for information about school bus routes and services?

Call the transportation department of the school district in which you are located.  Click Here for a school directory listing.

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Q.   Where can I find a map that shows the school districts in the county?

School districts in Dutchess County can be located by using the GeoAccess Map function on our website.  Click Here to display a list of public elementary and seconday schools in Dutchess County.  Click on the GeoAccess MAP icon next to "Show All School Districts" to open the GeoAccess mapping window.  Districts will be bordered in yellow.  Click on a district to show details of the district in the bottom left corner of the GeoAccess window.

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Q.   My child has been suspended. Is the school required to provide a tutor?

Yes.  Under education law, the school must provide alternate education to al students of compulsory school age.  This is usually in the form of a tutor, but the program may take several forms.  For short-term suspensions (1 to 5 days), the school may ask the student to come into an in-house suspension room that is staffed by a teacher.  Long-term suspensions may get more complicated.  For long-term, the school district may send a tutor to the student’s home for the required time period.  The school district may also arrange for the student to receive instruction in an alternate location, another school district, or a BOCES.

Click Here to access the New York State Department of Education's website for more information.

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Q.   Who should I contact if I believe that I have been subject to discrimination in credit, education, employment, housing or public accomodations?

Any person who believes that he/she has been discriminated against in employment, housing, public accommodations, education, or credit should contact:
   New York State Division of Human Rights
   8 John Walsh Blvd., Suite 204
   Peekskill, NY 10566
   (914) 788 8050
   InfoPeekskill@dhr.state.ny.us

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Q.   Where can I find information about special education programs for children?

The New York State Education Department maintains webpages with comprehensive information relating to special education.  Click on the following link to access this information: http://usny.nysed.gov/parents/specialed.html.

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Q.   What office do I call to get information on taking the GED?

Click on the following link to the New York State Education Department website for contact information as well as information regarding the application process, eligibility requirements and GED testing locations: http://www.acces.nysed.gov/ged/.

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Q.   I’ve heard that there are certain job-training programs available for people who are TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) eligible. How can I find out more about these programs?

Yes, there are certain TANF funded job training programs available for people who are TANF eligible.  You can find out about the current programs being funded by contacting Dutchess County BOCES, and the New York State Department of Department of Labor. 

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Q.   My child is rebellious and refuses to go to school. Where can I get help?

The Dutchess County Division of Youth Services's Youth Services Unit (YSU) provides free, confidential short term counseling for youth residing in Dutchess County from ages 4 up to 21 years.  For more info contact: The Dutchess County Division of Youth Services's Youth Services Unit at 845-486-3665.

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Q.   What are the laws concerning tobacco use on school grounds and where can I obtain information about school smoking policies?

Call the Dutchess County Department of Health at (845) 486-3404 for information.

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