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The District-wide School Emergency Response Plan responds to the needs of all schools within our district to handle emergencies that must be addressed in an expeditious and effective manner. These plans are developed to prevent or manage serious emergencies and facilitate the coordination of district, community, and local resources in the event of such incidents.

To address various threats, the District-wide Safely Plans are linked to the individual Building Emergency Response Plans for each building. Protocols have been developed to implement these plans, including procedures for lockdowns and evacuations.

To respond to threats of violence and other emergencies, the District has established safety and security procedures. Arrangements for gaining assistance during emergencies has been coordinated with the police, fire, EVAC, and governmental agencies.

Most important, however, are our own efforts at implementing prevention and intervention strategies. School-based counseling services are provided in all of our schools. Skilled and appropriate intervention, consultation with teachers and parents, and referral to community agencies are also made available.

Central to this plan is the key insight that keeping children safe is a community-wide effort. Our close relationships with our students, parents, police, fire, EVAC, and governmental agencies will make our plan an effective one. Our facultys common goal, to create an environment where students feel safe and connected, will assist us in this effort. No school can be complacent in its efforts to have functional safety plans in place.

We continue to review our procedures and work with our principals, faculty, parents, students, law enforcement, and community agencies to implement and enhance our School Emergency Response Plan.

Please click here for the District Safety Plan. (Note: Specific details of building level plans are not public.)

School Safety

The District's comprehensive approach to school safety includes a balance of education, effective prevention and intervention, discipline, security and crisis prevention preparedness. The safety of our students and staff is paramount. The District has a District-Wide Safety plan, as well as individual building Emergency Response Plans that contain protocols to guide expeditious and effective responses to emergency situations. The District has worked closely with police, fire, EMS and government agencies to develop these plans. These plans were developed pursuant to the New York State Schools Against Violence in Education (S.A.V.E.) legislation.

Responsible behavior by students, staff, parents and other visitors is essential to achieving effective education for all students. The District has a long-standing set of expectations for conduct on school property and at school functions and the District is committed to maintaining high behavioral standards and expectations. District and building level Codes of Conduct clearly identify possible consequences of unacceptable conduct, and ensure that when discipline is necessary, it is administered promptly and fairly. Since school safety must be a shared responsibility among school, home and community, these Codes of Conduct were developed in collaboration with students, teachers, administrators and parents.

In addition, our counseling and health programs, student assistance services and anti-bullying programs promote good citizenship and character. These programs have been implemented to provide the prevention, intervention and crisis response that are the cornerstone of our school safety plan. Please contact your child's school for additional information.

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