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. The 2022-2023 district-wide safety plan was posted on the school district's web site on August 24, 2022 and the plan was reviewed with the Marcellus Central School District Board of Education on August 29, 2022. The Board of Education adopted the district-wide safety plan at its September 26, 2022 meeting.
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.
Note that 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.