Lackawanna Public Schools

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Our Vision is to educate and support all of our students in meeting or exceeding the New York State Learning Standards necessary to graduate from the Lackawanna City School District and to become contributing members of the community.
All Faculty and Staff of the Lackawanna City School District will implement and continually refine a well-defined standards-based curriculum which is culturally responsive to the needs of all students in order to develop their academic knowledge and skills, educational and career pursuits, lifelong learning and social responsibility.


Dear Parents, Students and Staff:

This is a brief update regarding the aftermath of the recent snow storm:
My office executed the plan to ensure all buildings are safe and functional in anticipation of students returning to school.  In order to ensure the safety of students and school personnel, the following were evaluated:
Roofs—the District Architect and their structural engineer inspected all school district roofs and determined their condition is satisfactory.  
Building Systems—heating and plumbing systems as well as overall building inspections were completed and confirmation was made that systems are working and all buildings are in proper condition to resume school.
Snow Removal—the District contracted with an outside firm and all snow has been removed from the school parking lots and bus loops.
Returning to School—school will resume for students on Monday, December 1. Faculty and Staff reported on Tuesday, November 25 and Wednesday, November 26 for Staff Development.
Communication—the District website as well as Global Connect calls will continue to keep parents, students, and staff informed.
You should be aware that there may be an impact to the current school calendar due to the November snow days.  The District Administrators and Board of Education will meet to discuss the possibilities for make-up days in the event of this problem.   The Commissioner of Education will only grant a variance to the minimum number of days required for schools to be in session AFTER ALL vacation days have been used up. 
On behalf of the Board of Education, Administrators, Faculty and Staff, we wish you a happy and bountiful Thanksgiving.

Anne G. Spadone




    On Tuesday, Dec.16 at 5:00 p.m. there will be an informational meeting in the high school cafeteria about the PTECH HOPE program – Pathways in Technology Early College High School-Health Occupation Pathways to Employment. This opportunity begins in 9th-grade for a number of students who successfully complete the application process and are interested in pursuing health careers.  Please join us to learn more about this exciting program that includes a FREE associate’s degree in the health care field.
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    Transportation is provided by Carrier Coach for the 2014-15 school year. Questions or concerns can be addressed by contacting Carrier Coach direct at 627-5919 or contact the District Transportation Office at 827-6768.
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    Click here for complete details about current postings within the Lackawanna City School District.
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    The District's charge policy for the school breakfast/lunch program for Grades Pre-K – 12 states if your child has charged 2 breakfasts, he/she will not be able to receive a breakfast. If your child has charged 2 lunches, a peanut butter or cheese sandwich (with milk, fruit, vegetable or soup) will be provided.  Click here to complete an application to apply for Free/Reduced Meals.
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    As part of our comprehensive intervention plan, the District Attendance Teacher, Mrs Meagan Bender monitors, collects and reports student attendance data. She also serves as part of the District Data Team. Mrs Bender is the District McKinney Vento representative for homeless students/families. She can be reached at 827-6729 or by

    Board Policy for Attendance Policy Number 7110

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    The District is implementing the Global Connect Rapid Broadcast Communication System. This automated system provides the District the ability to deliver general and emergency alerts to specified phone numbers quickly and accurately, all in just a matter of minutes.  Please click on the link provided to be sure you receive important notices and to learn more about the Global Connect Notification System.
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    The decision to close Lackawanna Schools is made when the safety of our students may be threatened due to hazardous conditions, including weather or other emergencies.  Click here for information about closing procedures.  In the event school is closed, all related activities including extracurricular activities, athletic events and field trips will also be closed for that day/evening unless otherwise notified.
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