New York State Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE)
The New York State Education Department is committed to promoting safe learning environments where students and teachers work collaboratively in pursuit of academic excellence and social and emotional growth. The information on this page provides safety resources and guidance to school officials about the Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE) Act. It also provides a guidance document for the completion of school safety plans. The information is especially useful for school administrators and others concerned about school safety.
School Violence Prevention & Intervention (Including training and workshops)
New York State Center for School Safety:
This site has safety resources for schools and communities as well as information about training opportunities.
Amendment to Section 155.17 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to School Safety Plans - Approved by Board of Regents 8/10/2011 ( 44.63 KB)
Checklists for Safety Plans:
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) - The Emergency Management Institute had developed the Introduction to Incident Command Systems (ICS) for Schools. ICS is a standard, on scene, all-hazard incident management approach and is required by Commissioner's Regulation 155.17.
The following link from the New York State Health Department: http://www.planaheadnewyork.com/environmental/emergency/families_individuals_caregivers/infants_and_children.htm provides useful emergency preparedness information and activities for parents and educators.
Practical Information on Crisis Planning: A Guide for Schools and Communities, U.S. Department of Education, August 2004 - These checklists provide general guidance that can be adapted as appropriate to each district's or school's circumstances. Taking action now can save lives, prevent injury, and minimize property damage in the moments of a crisis. If you do not have a crisis plan in place, it is time to develop one.
Codes of conduct on school property - Education Law – Chapter 16, Title II, ARTICLE 55, § 2801
Confidential Report of Allegation of Child Abuse in an Education Setting
Report form - Page 1 (34.5 KB)
Training Workshops in School Violence Prevention and InterventionApproved Providers of Training:
- Download Application Forms here for first time Approval as a Provider of Course Work or Training in SCHOOL VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION. Certification as a provider is valid for six years. For assistance call 518-486-6090.
There is no deadline for submission, but applications must be accompanied by supporting materials and a $600 application processing fee. Certification is valid for six years.
- Recertification for Approval as a Provider of Course Work or Training in SCHOOL VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION.
Submit completed Applications for Approval, including the fee made payable to the New York State Education Department to:New York State Education Department
P. O. Box 7346
Albany, NY 12224