According to New York Education Law, “School districts are required to annually notify the parents and persons in parental relation to the students attending this district of the district’s grade promotion and placement policy along with an explanation of how such policy was developed.” The Tonawanda City School District is sensitive to concerns regarding the criteria used for making student grade promotion and placement decisions. In light of these concerns, and in compliance with relevant provisions of the Education Law and Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, the district has adopted Policy #7210, Student Evaluation. As with each of the policies governing the operation of the Tonawanda City School District, Policy #7210 has been reviewed by the Tonawanda Board of Education and adopted at an open meeting of the board of education.