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District-Wide School Safety Plan

School districts stand at risk from a wide variety of acts of violence, natural, and manmade disasters. To address these threats, the State of New York has enacted the Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE) law. Project Save is a comprehensive planning effort that addresses prevention, response, and recovery with respect to a variety of emergencies in each school district and its schools.

School districts must be prepared to handle serious emergencies quickly and effectively. The district-wide safety plan is required by law to ensure that schools are ready to prevent and minimize the effects of serious incidents and are able coordinate efficiently with local and county resources. The district-wide plan is consistent with a detailed emergency response plan at the school building level.

The HFM Board of Education adopted district-wide and building level safety plans after a public hearing that provided for the participation of school personnel, parents, students and any other interested parties. The plan is reviewed regularly and updated annually. Building level plans are confidential and provided to local police, sheriff and state police agencies, and are not subject to disclosure under Article 6 of the Public Officers Law or any other provision of law, in accordance with Education Law Section 2801-a. The district-wide plan is made available to the public.

(Safe Schools Against Violence in Education)

Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES

Commissioner’s Regulation 155.17

Updated August 2016