Student Support Services

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 related to:

You will also find resources related to school safety and school climate on the New York State Center for School Safety (CFSS) website.  The CFSS is a contracted technical assistance center of the NYS Education Department that provides professional development, technical assistance and direct support to school and district personnel and parents and students in creating and maintaining safe and healthy learning environments for all New York State students.


School Safety Plans

Codes of Conduct

Codes of conduct on school property - Education Law – Chapter 16, Title II,  ARTICLE 55,  § 2801

Commissioner's Regulation - CR 100.2(l)

Child Abuse in an Educational Setting

Education Law Article 23-B External Link

Reporting Requirements - This information outlines the required reporting process for  allegations of child abuse in an educational setting.

Confidential Report of Allegation of Child Abuse in an Education Setting:

Section 100.2; Subdivision (hh) of Commissioner's Regulation - Reporting Child Abuse in an Educational Setting

Report Form Word document - See Reporting Requirements above for details on how to use this form.  This form is to be completed by school staff who witness or are made aware of a potential incident of child abuse in an educational setting.  The form is submitted to the superintendent and law enforcement and after the incident has been been investigated by the school or district it is then submitted to the Office of School Personnel Accountability (OSPRA) at

Definitions - This document defines key terms relevant to the reporting requirements and completing the report, as outlined in Education Law Article 23-B.

Fingerprinting Regulations

Fingerprinting Regulations

Questions and Answers Concerning the Applicability of SAVE and the School Employee Fingerprinting and Child Abuse Reporting Legislation to Charter Schools

School Violence Prevention and Intervention

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
Student Support Services
Education Building, Room 318-M
Albany, NY  12234

Last Updated: February 12, 2024