Building-Level Emergency Response Plans District-Wide Safety Plans for the 2020-21 School Year

Education Law §2801-a and Commissioner’s Regulation §155.17 require that each public school and BOCES develop, and annually update, a confidential building-level Emergency Response Plan (ERP) and submit the plan to state and local police.

In addition, School districts, BOCES and charter schools must develop/update and after appropriate board review and public comment period, adopt a comprehensive district-wide school safety plan and post the district-wide school safety plan, including the school code of conduct, on the district website and submit the web address/URL to the Department.

This Emergency Response Plan memo includes important information about the requirements due by October 1.

 If you have questions about the Building-Level Emergency Response Plan or District-Wide Safety Plan requirements, please contact or