In a letter dated July 21, the Three Village Central School District informed its residents that a Level 1 registered sex offender is residing in the zip code 11733.
According to the New York State Criminal Justice Services website, Level 1 sex offenders are considered the least dangerous with a "low risk of repeat offense." In accordance with New York State law, exact street addresses for Level 1 sex offenders are not released.
In the district's letter, interim superintendent Neil Lederer assured parents that the district is dedicated to the safety of its students, with strict sign-in policies for school visitors and a curriculum which includes the teaching of personal safety.
"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."
Lederer urged parents to talk about safety with their children and to "[remind] them to avoid circumstances which increase their vulnerability."
A July 22 search of the New York State Public Registry of Sex Offenders yielded a result of three Level 2 and 3 registered sex offenders residing within the zip codes 11733 and 11790.