• District-Wide Safety Plan 2020-21

     
    In accordance with Education Law §2801-a and Commissioner’s regulation §155.17, each public school district must develop and annually update a District-Wide Safety Plan. Annually, the District-Wide Safety Plan is to be made available for 30-day public comment, including a public hearing, and then be approved by the Board of Education by September 1.

    The draft LCSD 2020-21 District-Wide Safety Plan was available on this page beginning July 20, 2020 and a public hearing was held on the plan on August 3, 2020. Comments, questions, or concerns continued to be accepted through August 21, 2020. The Board of Education approved the final LCSD 2020-21 District-Wide Safety Plan, found below, on August 31, 2020.

    Questions on the final plan may be directed to the district's Chief Emergency Officer, Jamie Phillips, Assistant Superintendent for Business & Support Services, at jphillips@lancasterschools.org or 716.686.3212.

    Education Law §2801-a and Commissioner’s regulation §155.17 also requires that each public school develop and annually update a confidential building-level Emergency Response Plan (ERP) that includes details about how each school's personnel and students would respond to different types of emergency situations that may occur in their school. These ERP's are approved annually by the Board of Education but remain confidential due to the nature of the information contained within each building-level ERP. These plans were approved by the Board of Education on August 31, 2020, distributed to various law enforcement and first responder agencies, and submitted to NYSED by the October 1, 2020 deadline.

    Lancaster CSD District-Wide Safety Plan Final 2020-21 9.23.20
     
    In accordance with Chapter 168 of the Laws of 2020 that requires public employers, including public school districts, to adopt a continuation of operations plan in the event that the governor declares a public health emergency involving communicable disease, the Lancaster CSD Communicable Disease Continuity of Operation Plan is available for public comment, including a public hearing on the plan on April 20, 2021.  Comments, questions, or concerns may be directed to the district's Chief Emergency Officer, Jamie Phillips, Assistant Superintendent for Business & Support Services at jphillips@lancasterschools.org.  The public comment hearing on the plan will be held at the April 20, 2021 regular meeting of the Board of Education.  Check the Board of Education page of the district's website for the most updated board meeting location information.   Comments on the safety plan will be accepted at the hearing or through contact of the chief emergency officer through April 20, 2021.
     

    Continuity of Operations Plan Draft