Budget Planning

The Superintendent of Schools, with the assistance of the Business Manager, shall be responsible for the preparation of the budget. This shall include developing a budget calendar in accordance with the Budget Planning Regulation, and adhering to that calendar. The budget calendar shall be approved by the Board of Trustees in advance of the preparation of the district’s annual budget.

The budget shall be designed to reflect the Board’s objectives for the education of the children of the district. It shall be carefully organized and planned to provide adequate accounting for each program expenditure, understanding of the financial needs of anticipated program developments, and be within the financial limitations of the district.

The budget for the ensuing school year shall be thoroughly reviewed by the Board before its presentation to the voters for final adoption.

Ref:   Education Law §§1608(2)-(4); 2002(1); 2003(1); 2004(1); 2022(2); 2601-a

Fiscal Management (NYSSBA, 1997)

Adoption date: August 21, 2013

Bus Rules and Regulations

The Wainscott Common School District furnishes transportation to those students whose disability or distance from the school makes the service essential. Except as otherwise mandated in a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP), riding these buses is a privilege and may be withdrawn if the student does not comply with the rules and regulations set forth in this District.

Bus drivers shall be held responsible for reasonable and acceptable behavior of students while riding the school bus. Students riding school buses are expected to conform to the rules of conduct in order to permit the bus driver to transport his/her passengers safely.

The Board of Education, the Superintendent and/or his/her designee has the authority to suspend the transportation privileges of children who are disorderly and insubordinate on buses. Generally, parent(s)/guardian(s) will be required to make alternative transportation arrangements for their children who have been suspended from riding the bus. However, the effect of a suspension from transportation on the student’s ability to attend school will be considered. If a suspension from transportation effectively results in a suspension from attendance because of the distance between the home and the school and the absence of alternative public or private means of transportation, the District shall make appropriate arrangements to provide for the student’s education.

If a student with a disability who receives transportation as a related service as part of his/her Individualized Education Program is being considered for suspension from transportation, and that suspension would effectively result in a change in placement, the student shall be referred to the Committee on Special Education.

The Board directs the administration to establish rules and regulations for student conduct on buses, including applicable due process rights to be afforded students suspended from transportation privileges. These rules and regulations shall be promulgated to all concerned, including the nonpublic schools to which students are transported.


Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 20 United States Code (USC) Sections 1400-1485

8 New York Code of Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Section 156

Dress Code

The goal at Wainscott School is to have a safe and orderly school. Responsible behavior by all members of our school community is important in order to meet this goal. It is shown that dressing appropriately and taking care of oneself will have a positive effect on the attitude and success of each student.


Appropriate dress reinforces a positive image and attitude conducive to a safe and productive educational environment and prepares students for future academic and professional growth. Anything worn or carried to school must be free of logos that refer to drugs, tobacco, alcohol and/or violence. We realize retailers sell merchandise that contains sarcastic and amusing comments or graphics. We appreciate your co-operation in helping us maintain a positive message in our learning community.


Clothing should fit the child properly (not too big, too tight, too short, etc.).
Clothing should be well-maintained and properly laundered.
Midriffs and backs should be covered and clothes should not be unduly revealing.
Underwear must be completely covered at all times.
Clothing must be free from hanging objects/straps which can cause harm or injury.


For the safety of our students, feet should be completely encased in shoes. Shoes that have been proven to be unsafe, such as flip-flops, platforms, shoes with wheels, heels and slides are strongly discouraged. Due to this safety concern, outdoor activities for children who wear this type of footwear will be restricted.


Heads should be uncovered in building except for religious or health reasons.


Outerwear, backpacks and clothing must be free from hanging objects/straps which can cause harm or injury.

The Wainscott Dress Code is in compliance with NY State S.A.V.E.. Adherence is therefore required. Students violating this dress code will remove or cover the offending item and, if necessary or practical, replace it with an acceptable item.

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