Safety plans reviewed annually; public hearing scheduled for Aug. 24

Providing an orderly plan for dealing with emergencies is an important component of the management of schools within the Fayetteville-Manlius School District. 

Emergency situations can range from man-made problems, such as power outages, fires and bomb threats, to natural disasters like blizzards and floods. These situations may present highly dangerous situations or mere inconveniences. 

In an emergency situation, the district’s priorities are first the protection of life, then preservation of property and restoration to normal activities. 

The district maintains a public School District Safety Plan and confidential building-level School Safety Plans, in accordance with New York state’s Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (S.A.V.E.) Law. A district safety team annually reviews the district-level safety plan, and school safety teams annually review the confidential school-level safety plans.

The public district-level plan is available for review on the district website and upon request in each school building. 

During the F-M Board of Education’s Aug. 24 meeting, the board plans to hold a public hearing on revisions to the plan. The district is required to annually hold a public hearing before authorizing the plan. Once the meeting location is determined, information will be posted on the district website.