Emergencies and violent incidents in school districts are critical issues that must be addressed
in an expeditious and effective manner. Districts are required to develop a District-wide School
Safety Plan designed to prevent or minimize the effects of serious violent incidents and
emergencies and to facilitate the coordination of the district with local and county resources in
the event of such incidents or emergencies.
The district-wide plan is responsive to the needs of all schools within the district and is
consistent with the more detailed emergency response plans required at the school building
level. Districts are at risk of a wide variety of acts of violence, natural, and technological
disasters. To address these threats, the State of New York has enacted the Safe Schools
Against Violence in Education (SAVE) law. This component of Project SAVE is a
comprehensive planning effort that addresses risk reduction/prevention, response, and
recovery with respect to a variety of emergencies in the school district and its schools.
St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES continues to support this integral component of the SAVE
Legislation through the regular review and updating of its contents. The District Superintendent
of Schools encourages and advocates this ongoing district-wide cooperation and support of