A Level 1 sex offender has registered an address within the Three Village school district for the third time in less than a year, prompting superintendent Neil Lederer to distribute another letter informing the community.
The individual has registered within the zip code 11790.
Similar letters were sent , and , when the district was notified of similar sex offender registrations in the 11733 and 11720 zip codes.
"This information is intended to inform you, not unduly alarm you," Lederer wrote in the letter. "Please use this information as an opportunity to review personal safety issues with your family."
The letter described the safety precautions the district takes to protect its students, including strict sign-in and sign-out procedures, visitor registration, bus driver education and staff awareness via a detailed description of sex offenders, and the teaching of personal safety within the curriculum.
"Please be aware that a detailed description of the convicted sex offender is automatically given to each staff member and bus driver," Lederer wrote. "The school district will continue to take responsible and appropriate measures to protect our students."
A June 23 search of the New York State database yielded two Level 2 sex offenders in the zip code 11733 and one Level 3 sex offender in the zip code 11790. Level 1 indicates a low risk sex offender, while Level 2 indicates a moderate risk and Level 3 a high risk.
Laws prohibit the distribution of the addresses of Level 1 sex offenders, but a searchable database of Level 2 and Level 3 offenders is available via the New York State Public Registry of Sex Offenders.
Copies of the district's letter are available via the district's website as well as at the North Country Administration Center at 100 Suffolk Avenue in Stony Brook.