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Herkimer BOCES Safety Service provides schools
assistance with emergency response plans

Aug. 22, 2016



State reps talk to superintendents and principals
New York State Education Department research specialist Michele Shahen and state police Sgt. Mike Keefe talk to Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES component school superintendents and principals about school emergency response plans during an Aug. 5 meeting at Herkimer BOCES organized by the Herkimer BOCES Health and Safety Service.



HERKIMER – The Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES Health and Safety Service recently hosted a meeting for component school superintendents and principals to receive guidance directly from state officials on updating their emergency response plans.

Some of the information provided was about the template the state is now asking all schools to use for their building-level emergency response plans, so it’s good to have all schools in the Herkimer BOCES region hear from the same state sources, Herkimer BOCES Health and Safety Service Coordinator Adam Hutchinson said.

“I just think it’s important that the safety service can get all the component districts together, so we can have standardized emergency response plans across the BOCES,” he said.

New York State Education Department research specialist Michele Shahen and state police Sgt. Mike Keefe spoke to the component school superintendents and principals on Aug. 5 at Herkimer BOCES. They reviewed changes to the education commissioner’s regulations and to state law.

Some of the many topics covered included:
  • The state now requiring eight evacuation drills and four lockdown drills per year.
     
  • Annual staff training on emergency response plans now including violence prevention and mental health aspects.
     
  • The requirement to have separate district-level and building-level emergency response plans even if your entire district is one building because the plans require different information and only the district-level plans are made public.
     
  • Changes to the deadlines for submitting the emergency response plans.

Keefe said lockdown drills are part of the focus because a school lockdown is often the response to the highest level of threat and is also the most complicated. He also noted that the template for the building-level emergency response plans is based on federal guidelines and best practices.

Shahen said everybody is concerned about the development of school emergency response plans, so it makes sense to provide school districts with updates and as much information as they need at meetings such as the one hosted by Herkimer BOCES.




Adam Hutchinson
Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES Health and Safety Service Coordinator Adam Hutchinson speaks to component school superintendents and principals during a meeting about emergency response plans on Aug. 5 at Herkimer BOCES.


State Education Department speaks to superintendents and principals
New York State Education Department research specialist Michele Shahen speaks to Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES component school superintendents and principals about school emergency response plans during an Aug. 5 meeting at Herkimer BOCES organized by the Herkimer BOCES Health and Safety Service.


State police and state education representatives
New York State Education Department research specialist Michele Shahen and state police Sgt. Mike Keefe talk to Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES component school superintendents and principals about school emergency response plans during an Aug. 5 meeting at Herkimer BOCES organized by the Herkimer BOCES Health and Safety Service.







 
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