School Safety and Security Updates

  • District Wide Safety Plan

    The District Wide Safety Plan was adopted by the Board of Education on September 8, 2020 following the public comment period of July 27- August 27. Attached please find the Safety Plan.  Please note that Building specific safety plans are in place but per NYS guidelines are not available to the public.
     

    The District Wide Safety Plan which was adopted in September of 2020 has been amended to incorporate new laws (Section 27-c of the New York Labor Law and Section 2801-a(2)(m) of Education Law).  Essentially the changes request that the plan provide more detailed information on protocols for responding to a declared public health emergency involving a communicable disease.

    Section 2801-a(6) requires that the district-wide safety plan and any amendments be available for public comment at least thirty (30) days prior to its adoption, and may be adopted by the school board (or governing body) only after at least one (1) public hearing that provides for the participation of school personnel, parents, students and any other interested parties. 

    The amended District-Wide Safety plan was posted on the Irvington UFSD website for public comment on January 6, 2021 in advance of the Public Hearing and adoption by the Board of Education at the February 9, 2021 meeting.

    Please direct any questions to carol.stein@irvingtonschoools.org.  

    School Safety and Security Updates
    New Visitor Protocols

    The Irvington Union Free School District is commitment to providing the safest possible environments for our students and staff. To this end, the Board of Education and Administration are dedicated to making enhancements to our facilities and continue to seek opportunities to enhance our emergency readiness. This page shall serve as a portal for safety and security resources.

    To help ensure the safety of our schools, the District has implemented new Visitor Protocols that reflect the current COVID-19 situation. These protocols are effective immediately and we urge visitors to review them carefully before visiting the schools or District offices. While these practices will involve a more stringent "sign-in and screening process", they will provide for a safer environment for students, staff and visitors. We thank all visitors for your cooperation and patience. The IUFSD Visitor Protocols can be viewed by clicking on the following link:

    Visitor Protocols

    In partnership with consultant Altaris Security, the District developed an overview of the its emergency protocols to guide the school community on our practices and to provide tips on what to expect should an emergency arise. To view this important emergency protocol overview, please click on the following link:

    Emergency Protocol Overview

    Letter Regarding Previous Security Enhancements 2018-19