Emergency Response Planning | Procedures

NYSED Managing Emergency Health Care and Communicable Diseases In the School Setting 2019  
Provides local educational agencies with a framework for establishing a health services program that provides the services and information required under New York State Education Law Article 19. It provides guidance for developing emergency health care and communicable disease protocols for schools. This document is intended for use by school health personnel and administrators. (NYSED Guidance, 11/14/19)

Recent Legislative Changes Related to School Emergency Response Planning
Expands school safety requirements to include training and practice in violence prevention drills, such as lock-down drills. It now includes notification policies and procedure requirements for contacting parents, guardians, or persons in parental relation to a student in the event of an implied or direct threat of violence by a student against themselves, including the threat of suicide. (NYSED Memo 5/19/16). 

Additional Guidance on Legislative Changes Related to School Emergency Response Planning
This memo contains additional guidance for Education Law §§ 2801-and 807 (Chapter 54 of the Laws of 2016). This memo update includes dates for submission of safety plans and the annual school safety and school violence training. This includes training in mental health and should be completed by September 15. Resources for educators in mental health are included (NYSED Memo,  8/12/16). 

Page Updated 12/29/21