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Documents of interest to the public are posted on this page. Please select links in the table on the right.

Public link to the NCSD Community Forum recording from 3/9/2022

Our staff have the right to work in an environment without fear of verbal or physical abuse. We will seek the highest penalty against anyone who abuses our staff in any way.


Foster Care Point of Contact - Mr. David Shaw
Committee on Special Education Chair - Mr. Ben Mueller
Section 504 Compliance Officer - Mr. Ben Mueller
Title VI Compliance Officer - Mr. Eric Hartz
Title VII Compliance Officer -Mr. Eric Hartz
Title IX Compliance Officer -Mr. Eric Hartz
Dignity Act Coordinator (ES) - Ms. Laine Gillette
Dignity Act Coordinator (MS) - Mr. Patrick Mahunik
Dignity Act Coordinator (HS) - Mr. Patrick Mahunik
Tax Collector - Mr. David Shaw
Records Management Officer - Mrs. Roxanne King
Records Access Officer - Mrs. Lori Owens
Safety & Health Coordinator - Mr. Steve Yaple
AHERA Asbestos LEA Coordinator - Mr. Steve Yaple
District Wellness Coordinator - Mrs. Michelle Menter
Community Schools Liaison - Mr. Robert Levine
Data Protection Officer - Ms. Sunshine Miller

Reporting Child Abuse/ Reporte el abuso y el maltrato infantil
  • Hotline - comunicar por teléfono 1-800-342-3720
  • TDD/TTY (deaf/hard of hearing - si es sordo o tiene problemas auditivos) 1-800-638-5163
  • Video relay system - o mediante el Sistema de retransmision de video 1-800-342-3720

Person(s) designated by district to provide information on substance use/abuse to students, parents, and staff

Laura Sullivan, School Social Worker
Jamie McCaffrey, School Social Worker
Robert Levine, School Social Worker

Child Abuse Hotline
(800) 342-3720 

NYS Office of Children and Family Services


The liaison for the Newfield Central School District is Mr. Patrick Mahunik. He may be reached at (607) 564-9955 x 3130 or via email.


NYS's Dignity for All Students Act took effect on July 1, 2012.  The goal of the Dignity Act is to provide students a school environment that is safe, supportive and free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment and bullying on school property, on a school bus, and at all school functions.  The new law calls for for each school to appoint a Dignity Act Coordinator who is trained to address issues in areas protected by the law.  The Dignity Act Coordinators at Newfield CSD are the principals of each school.  Names and contact information is listed below:

Patrick Mahunik, Newfield High School and Middle School - ext. 3130

Laine Gillette, Newfield Elementary School - ext. 1145

A DASA complaint form is available (click the link on the right side of this page) for reporting any incidents that could violate the Dignity for All Students Act. This form should be filled out and submitted to the Dignity Act Coordinator listed above.


The School District is committed to protecting the privacy and security of student, teacher, and principal data.  In accordance with Education Law § 2-d, the District wishes to inform the school community of the following:
  1. A student’s personally identifiable information cannot be sold or released for any commercial purposes.
  2. Parents have the right to inspect and review the complete contents of their child’s education record.
  3. State and federal laws protect the confidentiality of personally identifiable information, and safeguards associated with industry standards and best practices, including but not limited to, encryption, firewalls, and password protection, must be in place when data is stored or transferred.
  4. A complete list of all student data elements collected by the State will be available for public review at a later date.
  5. Parents have the right to have complaints about possible breaches of student data addressed.  More information about where to address those complaints will be provided at a later date by the New York State Education Department.
  6. The person responsible for data privacy and security at Newfield is Sunshine Miller, Director of Technology and Professional Development, 247 Main Street, Newfield, NY 14867, email, P: 607-564-9955 x 5124. 


Freedom of Information requests should be submitted in writing to:

Lori Owens, Records Access Officer
Newfield Central School District
247 Main St.
Newfield, NY 14867
Lori Owens


In accordance with Section 3012-c of the Education Law, regarding the Annual Professional Performance Reviews (APPR) of teachers and principals, the District is obligated to release the individual composite effectiveness scores and final ratings of teachers and principals.  Parent/legal guardians may request such information for the principal of the school building and teachers to which the student is assigned for the current school year.  Only final data will be disclosed.  Parents/legal guardians wishing to obtain such data must make a written request to the appointed school official.  The identity of parents/legal guardians will be verified and the appointed school official may only communicate the data verbally.  Please send all written requests for APPR data to Eric Hartz, Acting Superintendent, 247 Main Street, Newfield, NY 14867.


In July, the Board of Regents recognized that the change in 3-8 State Assessments to measure the Common Core Learning Standards would probably result in a lower percentage of students achieving proficiency.  In recognition of this change in the baseline, the Board of Regents approved an amendment to the regulation for the current school year.  The amendment changes the requirement for schools to provide Academic Intervention Services from a performance level (1-4­) to a scale score specific to each grade and subject. 

Grade ELA Scale Score Mathematics Scale Score
Grade 3 299 293
Grade 4 296 284
Grade 5 297 289
Grade 6 297 289
Grade 7 301 290
Grade 8 302 293

According to the regulations, students scoring at or below the listed scale score must be provided with Academic Intervention Services by the district. Please note that state test scores are only one of several criteria our teachers use to determine which students are eligible for AIS.
Newfield Central Schools has a BOE adopted a Response to Intervention Plan (RtI) that addresses the different criteria for entering and exiting Academic Intervention Services.  We will continue to follow our RtI Plan with consideration of the scale scores that the Regents set as thresholds.
For more information about the revised regulations, please see NYS Education Department website at, requirement   You may also select the link at the right to access Newfield’s RtI Model.




Please refer to the document at the right for the procedure on filing Title 1 Complaints or Appeals.

Mr. Eric Hartz, Superintendent
District Office
247 Main Street, Newfield, NY 14867

Phone: (607) 564-9955
Fax: (607) 564-0055
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