Education Law § 2801-a requires school districts to develop, and annually review, district-wide and school building safety plans.
Developing/Adopting New Plan
Education Law requires that district-wide safety plans be developed by the district-wide school safety team, which must be appointed by the Board of Education. The Safety Team must include members from the following groups: school board, teachers, administrators, parent organizations, school safety personnel, and other school personnel.
Newly Required Provisions
In September 2020, the New York State Legislature revised Education Law § 2801-a, requiring that district-wide safety plans incorporate, “protocols for responding to a declared public health emergency involving communicable diseases that are substantially equivalent with the provisions of [Labor Law § 27-c].”