State Education Department
New York City Board of Education

School Violence Prevention and Response

Each school district in New York is required to establish a comprehensive plan for preventing and responding to violence in the districtís schools. We examined the extent to which such plans had been developed in 50 randomly selected districts, and found that plans had yet to be formalized in most of the districts. We further determined that the plans that had been developed were not always consistent with the recommendations of safety experts. We also identified variations in the actions taken by different districts in assessing security needs, training staff and performing other activities related to violence prevention and response. We recommended a number of actions that could be taken by the State Education Department to assist the districts in their efforts to develop plans for preventing and responding to violence in schools.

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