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School Safety in New York

The New York State Education Department is committed to promoting safe learning environments where students and teachers work collaboratively in pursuit of academic excellence and social and emotional growth.

Project SAVE Law

Project SAVE Law

In July 2000, the Safe Schools Against Violence in Education Act (Project SAVE) was signed into law to promote a safer and more effective learning environment within New York State schools. SAVE legislation has multiple requirements including district-wide school safety plans, building level emergency response plans, codes of conduct, uniform violent incident reporting, instruction in civility, citizenship and character education, and school violence prevention training.

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