The NYCSCA has established this Safety Program & Procedures Manual, herein after called “SCA Safety Manual” in order to guide and direct the management, staff, and contractors working on all NYC school buildings of their obligation to adhere to the policies and procedures set forth within this program thereby promoting a safe work environment for all SCA personnel, school occupants, workers and the general public.
The Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE) Act of 2000 established the foundation for schools to create safer school environments. One of the requirements of SAVE is that school districts develop, review, and regularly update school safety plans at the district and building level. This guide developed jointly by the State University of New York (SUNY) and the State Education Department (SED) helps Charter Schools achieve compliance.
New for Fall 2015: The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has announced that effective September 1, 2015, schools are subject to new immunization requirements. Charter schools are required to comply with these requirements and should refer to the DOH’s guide on required immunizations (https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2370.pdf).