8110 - School Building Safety


Adoption Date: 7/11/2013, Revised: 3/8/2018 
8000 - Support Services

8110 School Building Safety

The Board of Education recognizes that a safe, secure and healthy school environment is necessary to promote effective learning. The Board acknowledges that all school buildings need to be properly maintained and preserved to provide a suitable educational setting.

Consistent with the requirements of state law and regulations, the Board will:

  1. Appoint a Health and Safety Committee composed of representation from District administration, school staff, bargaining units and parents that shall participate in monitoring the condition of occupied school buildings to verify that they are safe and maintained in a state of good repair.
  2. Review and approve all building condition surveys.
  3. Take immediate action to remedy serious conditions in school buildings affecting health and safety and report such conditions to the Commissioner of Education.

The Superintendent of Schools, or his/her designee, shall be responsible for the development of procedures for investigating and resolving complaints related to the health and safety issues in the District’s buildings consistent with requirements of state law and regulations.

Policy References:
Education Law §§409-d; 409-e
8 NYCRR Part 155
9 NYCRR Parts 600-1250

Policy Cross References:
 » 7100 - Facilities Planning
 » 7365 - Construction Safety
 » 8112 - Health and Safety Committee
 » 8220 - Buildings and Grounds Maintenance and Inspection