District seeks feedback on 2018-19 safety plan
ALBANY, N.Y. (Sept.
4, 2018) – The City School District of Albany invites all
community members to provide feedback on its proposed 2018-19
District-Wide School Safety Plan over the next month.
download the plan in .pdf format for review. Please use our
to send us your comments on the plan by Thursday, Oct. 4. The Board
of Education also will review and discuss the plan at its Sept. 13
meeting, which will be held at Giffen Memorial Elementary School
beginning at 7 p.m.
After reviewing feedback from the community,
the board will consider the proposal for adoption at its Oct. 4 meeting
at Sheridan Preparatory Academy, also at 7 p.m.
New York requires districts to develop
district-wide safety plans to prevent or minimize the effects of serious
incidents and emergencies, and to facilitate a coordinated response to
such incidents with local and county resources. The district-wide plan
is consistent with the more detailed emergency-response plans developed
at the school level.
District-wide safety plans are developed
under the state’s
Project SAVE program – Safe Schools Against Violence in Education.
Project SAVE is a comprehensive planning effort that addresses
prevention, response, and recovery with respect to a variety of
emergencies in each school district and its schools.
The mission of
the City School District of Albany is
to work in partnership with our diverse community to engage every
learner in a robust educational program designed to provide the
knowledge and skills necessary for success. The district
about 9,500 students in 18 elementary, middle and high schools. In
addition to neighborhood schools, the district includes several magnet
schools and programs, as well as other innovative academic opportunities
for students, including four themed academies
at Albany High School.