Student Support Services

School Safety

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is committed to promoting safe learning environments where students and teachers work collaboratively in pursuit of academic excellence and social and emotional growth. The Department invites you to visit each of the following web pages which provide information and resources regarding an aspect of school safety:

New York State Center for School Safety - The Center provides statewide professional development, technical assistance center and direct support to schools and districts in creating and maintaining safe and healthy learning environments for all New York State students.

School Climate - Information about NYSED's efforts to build and maintain positive and healthy school climates

SAVE - Safe Schools Against Violence in Education Act

SDFSC - Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities

SSEC - School Safety and Educational Climate (formerly VADIR and DASA)

Safe and Supportive Schools Technical Assistance Center - The TAC hosts online professional development content, tools and resources in the following areas: trauma-informed practices, restorative practices, chronic absenteeism, data informed decision making and adaptive leadership.

Corporal Punishment - Requirements for school districts, BOCES, and charter schools and forms

Last Updated: November 24, 2020