• 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, include a public hearing, and then be approved by the Board of Education by September 1.

    The LCSD 2019-20 draft District-wide Safety Plan is available on this page for your review. 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 or 716.686.3212. A public comment hearing on the plan will be held at the August 5, 2019 regular meeting of the Board of Education. The meeting will be held at 7:00 pm at the Central Avenue Elementary School, 149 Central Avenue. Comments will be accepted at the hearing or through contact of the Chief Emergency Officer through August 23, 2019.

    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.

    Lancaster District-Wide Safety Plan 2019-20 - Draft