Learn more about each department of the Goshen
Central School District.
primary purpose of the athletic program in the Goshen Central School
District is to promote the physical, mental, social, emotional and moral
well being of the participants. It is hoped that these activities in our
schools will be a positive force in preparing youth for an enriching and
vital role in American life.
Board of Education
The Board establishes the policies under which the
school district will be operated and the Superintendent of Schools is
responsible for administering the school program within the context of
those policies. Board of Education meetings
are held in the Board Room at the Main Street Building on the first and
third Monday of each month, except when Monday is a holiday.
Buildings and Grounds
The Buildings and Grounds Department handles most of
its business in-house, versus outsourcing and paying for services. In
inclement weather, department employees shovel, plow, sand, and salt
walkways, roofs, and sidewalks. They also maintain and repair district
vehicles such as trucks, plows, and mowers.
Goshen Schools offers breakfast and lunch to all
students. School lunches provide one-third of the recommended dietary intake
for calories, protein and vitamins A and C, iron and calcium. On
average a meal contains less than 30 percent of calories from fat
and less than 10 percent from saturated fat. In recent years Goshen
has increased the use of whole grains, fresh fruits, and vegetables.
All cooked products are either baked or steamed; nothing is fried.
Health and Wellness
School Nurses are located in each
school building. Students may come to the Health
Office for health information, advice, medical questions, illness,
medication administration, physical exams and assessments, care of
injuries or short rest periods for headache or minor discomforts.
Students who do not feel improved or are unable to attend classes will
be sent home.
Instructional Technology/Technical Services
The Technology Department and Committees will support
the GCSD mission by integrating technology to enhance student
achievement and literacy; to support standards-based instructional goals
and delivery as well as technological literacy for the staff; provide
administrative functions and data access through technology; and augment
communication within the district and with parents and the community.
Pupil Personnel Services
The Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) department is
responsible for the evaluation, placement, and service provision of and
for students with disabilities as defined by the Part 200 of the
Commissioner's Regulations and IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities
Education Act). This act mandates a free and appropriate education in
the least restrictive environment.
Students in grades K-2
will be screened and enter school as soon as possible. Grades 3
-5 will be admitted into school following
a tour and screening arranged at registration. Grades 6
-8 will be contacted by the Middle School
guidance office for an appointment to get their schedule and date to
start school. For grades 9 -12, the
registrar will confirm an appointment at the high school guidance office
to review the grades/transcripts with the student and parent/guardian
for accurate placement.
The Transportation Department is responsible for
transporting more than 3,300 children to and from school, field trips,
and athletic competitions. Last year, the department's 70 bus drivers
traveled 771,890 miles to 33 school programs, including Goshen's four
schools and a variety of parochial, vocational, and special education
programs -- as well as sporting events and field trips.