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HFM welcomes public comment on safety plan

August 23, 2019 | Filed in HFM Top Stories

HFM BOCES welcomes public comment on its newly updated district-wide School Safety Plan.

First adopted in 2001, the plan is designed to prevent or minimize the effects of serious incidents and emergencies and to facilitate coordination with outside emergency resources. All school districts and BOCES in New York are required by the state to have such emergency plans in place.

Click here to view the HFM BOCES School Safety Plan.

“We are always pleased to be able to work with the local law enforcement and emergency responders to help ensure the safety and security of our students and staff,” HFM BOCES District Superintendent David Ziskin said.

The HFM plan has been updated to include the recently approved contract between BOCES and the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office for a special patrol officer to be assigned this year to the Meco School in Gloversville where BOCES leases special education program space.

New legislation requires school districts and BOCES to solicit public feedback concerning contracts with law enforcement agencies. Anyone wishing to provide feedback may do so online by using the School Safety Plan feedback form.