District Safety & Emergency Plans
Safety & Emergency Plan
Pursuant to the Commissioner's Regulations, New York school districts are required to develop annual district wide school safety plans. The safety plan is a required component of Project SAVE (Schools Against Violence in Education). Not all areas of the plan are made available to the public for reasons of safety and security.
The safety and well-being of all students and staff is of highest priority. Emergencies and violent incidents in school districts are critical issues that must be addressed in an expeditious and effective manner. Nyack School District is required to develop a district wide school safety plan designed to prevent or minimize the effects of serious, violent incidents and emergencies and to facilitate the coordination of schools with local and county resources in the event of such incidents or emergencies.
The District Wide Plan is responsive to the needs of all schools within the district and is consistent with the more detailed emergency response plans required at the school building level. Schools are at risk of a wide variety of acts of violence and natural and technological disasters. To address these threats, the State of New York has enacted the Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE) law. This component of Project SAVE is a comprehensive planning effort that addresses risk reduction/prevention, response, and recovery with respect to a variety of emergencies in the Nyack Union Free School District and its schools.