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.
Information Regarding Recent Statutory and Regulatory Changes Related to School Emergency Response Planning
- August 12 Memo Providing Additional Guidance Regarding Legislative Changes (370 KB )
- Questions and Answers (179 KB ) Updated 8/29/16
- Mental Health Resources (192 KB )
- Framework for Safe and Successful School Environments (939 KB )
- Early Recognition, Coordination and Screening Initiative (939 KB )
- May 19 Memo Regarding Legislative Changes (58 KB )
- Suicide Prevention Resources for Educators
- Tools and Resources available for Schools through the NYS Suicide Prevention Center (360 KB )
- What Every Teacher Needs to Know: Recognizing Suicide Risk in Students (389 KB )
- Visit the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide webpage for information and training materials
- Visit the New York State's Safe Schools webpage. The mission of the New York State Safe Schools Initiative is to help schools across the state implement effective school safety strategies and plans to enhance emergency preparedness.
- Visit the US Department of Education's Office of Safe and Healthy Students, (OSHS), Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS TA Center).
- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sponsor the Ready Camplaign. Ready is a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to get the public involved and ultimately to increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation. lncludes materials targeted to specific audiences, including schools.
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.
Emergency Response Chart ( 70 KB)
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:
- Alphabetical List by Provider ( 61 KB updated 8/31/2016)
- 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. 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