District Level School Safety Plan|
The Marcellus Central School District Board of Education held a public hearing on September 8, 2020 to review its annual update of the District Safety Plan. New York Codes, Rules & Regulations requires that each board of education, chancellor or other governing body shall make each district-wide safety plan available for public comment at least 30 days prior to its adoption.
On September 7, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed into law Chapter 168 of the Laws of 2020 that requires public employers, including public school districts, to adopt a continuation of operations plan in the event the governor declares a public health emergency involving a communicable disease. The legislation (S.8617-B/ A.10832) amends subdivision 2 of section 2801-a of New York Education Law to require that District Safety Plans include protocols for responding to a declared public health emergency involving a communicable disease that are “substantially consistent” with the provisions of section 27-c of the Labor Law.
This District-wide safety plan (the “District Safety Plan”) has been developed to comply with the mandates of the Safe Schools Against Violence in Education Act (“Project SAVE”) and the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education at 8 NYCRR Section 155.17(e)(1). It provides standard procedures to guide students and staff of the Marcellus Central School District (the “District”) when responding to an emergency. It also sets forth the required drills to keep staff and students familiar with the standard response procedures.
Please use this link to retrieve the most recent version of the District Safety Plan.