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SCSD Board of Education to Host Public Hearing Regarding District-Wide Safety Plan

The Syracuse City School District Board of Education will hold a Public Hearing on August 7, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. in the District Board Room, 725 Harrison Street, Syracuse, New York. The proposed District Safety Plan will be presented at the beginning of the Hearing.
The Public Hearing is an opportunity for all interested parties to provide comments and questions regarding the District’s Safety Plan. The Plan document will be available on the District’s website, and the public comment period will be open for 30 days.
The public is invited to attend. Those who wish to address the Board of Education regarding the District Safety Plan should make this known to the District Clerk to the Board of Education before the Hearing begins by filling out the appropriate card, available near the entrance door to the Board Room. Speakers are asked to limit their comments to no more than three minutes. The only permitted topic is the District Safety Plan.

Dear District Community Members,                                                                                        August 1, 2019
As we approach the start of a new academic year, I am aware that there is a constant thought of school safety within the minds of all students, those in a parental role and staff members.

Our safety objectives include the review of our existing practices, plans, and systems with a focus on areas in need of improvement. These objectives include providing a safe and supporting environment for our students to achieve their greatest academic potential, while enjoying their personal school experiences.

As we are well aware of the many potential dangers, which are present in everyday life within an urban setting, we seek innovative and efficient leading practices within the realm of public safety to mitigate those dangers.

As a department of public safety, we work closely with all local law enforcement and public safety agencies to solicit and review leading practices in the realm of school safety, and to implement those leading practices within our District, to improve our school and community safety climate.

As you are aware, the District Safety Plan consists of three active components, which receive annual updates:

The District Code of Conduct, Character and Support; District Emergency Response Plan; District Safety Action Plan.

I invite you to review each of these components of the District Safety Plan and provide us with any comment, which you feel would be meaningful in relationship to the safety climate within our schools.

Thank you in advance, for your continuing contribution to school safety.


Tom Ristoff
Anthony Q. Davis, Superintendent
725 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
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