• District-Wide Safety Plan 2021-22

    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 2021-22 draft District-Wide Safety Plan was available on this page beginning June 4, 2021, and a public hearing was held on the plan on July 12, 2021. Comments, questions, or concerns continued to be accepted through July 31, 2021. The Board of Education approved the final LCSD 2021-22 District-Wide Safety Plan, found below, on August 30, 2021.
    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 30, 2021, distributed to various law enforcement and first responder agencies, and submitted to NYSED by the October 1, 2021 deadline.
    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 Operations Plan is available here.