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Districtwide Safety Plan

The Comprehensive Safety Plan for School Crisis is part of the Project SAVE Legislation and the Safe Schools Against Violence in Education Act, passed by the legislature and signed by Governor Pataki at the end of the 2000 Legislative session. The law is an outgrowth of four years of negotiations and an in-depth report by Lieutenant Governor Donoghue's Task Force on School Violence. The primary goal of Project SAVE is to stop school violence before it happens. Project SAVE requires every school in the State of New York to work with local law enforcement officials and members of the community to develop a comprehensive Safety Plan that will limit the damaging effects of a violent incident.

As part of this undertaking, and in conjunction with the formulation of the Comprehensive Safety Plan for School-Crisis, the District has provided training for its emergency teams and safety officers, including de-escalation training.

As part of the approval process, the District-Wide Safety Plan MUST be made available for public comment at least thirty (30) days prior to adoption by the Board of Education.

Comments on the plan may be sent to

Districtwide Safety Plan 2023-24

Districtwide Safety Plan 2022-23

Districtwide Safety Plan 2021-22

Contact Info

Office of Pupil Personnel Services
165 N. Columbus Avenue
Mount Vernon, NY 10553
P: (914) 358-2380
F: (914) 665-5170

Dr. Marie Gaboton-Swift
Acting Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services & Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator

Denise Ramirez
(914) 358-2581