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Dear Students, Staff and Parents:
Welcome to the 2015-16 school year!  As the summer weather gives way to fall, I would like to welcome parents, teachers, District staff and students back to the Lackawanna Public Schools.  For parents/guardians whose students are entering our schools for the first time, a special welcome and a heartfelt thank you for the trust that you have placed in us.  
We hope the summer break provided time to relax with family and friends and that students are prepared to meet the challenges of the new school year.  We are prepared and excited to help our pupils learn and succeed.  Whether a member of the class of 2016 or 2028 or any place in between, we are committed to providing an education that will ready each student for the next step in their journey—whether it be another year in the Lackawanna Public Schools or college or military service or the workplace. We are committed to helping each and every student—all 1,800 of them.
We work at being “dedicated to excellence” every day. This year, we have completed two capital projects that make our school buildings more safe and more ready for the technological demands of today’s students. Our teachers have been preparing quality programming and working to address the new standards and state requirements. After all, the bar of excellence is always changing, and we are working to continuously improve.
As superintendent, I am excited to continue the strong traditions of the Lackawanna Public Schools. We are ready to start the new school year and welcome the opportunity to work with our students as they develop new skills, acquire more knowledge, deepen their understanding of the world, and achieve their goals. I wish all of our students a challenging, rewarding, and successful year filled with life-enriching learning experiences. 
Anne G. Spadone


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.


    Thursday, August 27, 2015
    Special Board of Education Meeting at the McKinley Conference Room at 4:00 pm.
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    Letters containing bus information will be mailed to eligible students on August 28.  If you have not yet registered your child for school or have a change of address, please contact the Registration Office immediately at 827-6703 so these routing changes can be implemented before the start of school.  Due to the high volume of new students and address changes received at the beginning of the school year, no requests received August 27 through September 9 will be implemented until September 14.  Requests received after September 9 will be handled as soon as possible but due to volume may take several days.  Parents/guardians will be responsible for getting their children to school until busing can be arranged.
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    The following are the start and end times for the school day at each building.

    Middle School / High School:
    Breakfast Begins: 7:15 AM 
    Period 1 Begins: 7:30 AM
    School Day Ends: 2:04 PM
    Extended Period Ends: 2:34 PM
    (extra help/teacher assistance)
    Martin Road Elementary:
    School Day Starts: 9:00 AM
    School Day Ends: 3:34 PM

    Truman Elementary:
    (Grade K-1): 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM  
    (Parent Pickup begins at 3:25 PM)
    (Pre-K): 9:00 AM - 2:20 PM
    (Parent Pickup begins at 2:15 PM)
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    Staff and student social media policies were adopted by the Board of Education in February 2015.  Click here to review both policies. 
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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  More information can also be found on the attendance web pages.

    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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