New York School Discipline Laws & Regulations: Prevention

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New York School Discipline Laws & Regulations: Prevention

Category: Prevention, Behavioral Interventions, and Supports
Subcategory: Prevention
State: New York

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LAWS

2801-a. School safety plans.

The commissioner, in consultation with the superintendent of the state police, is authorized to develop an appeals process from duplicative requirements of a district-wide school safety plan for school districts having only one school building.

2. Such comprehensive district-wide safety plan shall be developed by the district-wide school safety team and shall include at a minimum:

h. policies and procedures for annual school safety training for staff and students; provided that the district must certify to the commissioner that all staff have undergone annual training on the emergency response plan, and that the school safety training include components on violence prevention and mental health, such training may be implemented and conducted in conjunction with existing professional development and training; provided however that new employees hired after the start of the school year shall receive training within thirty days of such hire or as part of a district's existing new hire training program, whichever is sooner.

2814. Omnibus school violence prevention grant program.

1. Within amounts appropriated for implementation of extended day programs and school violence prevention programs, the commissioner is hereby authorized and directed to award grants on a competitive basis to school districts. Such grants shall be for one or more of the following pursuant to this section: school safety and violence prevention programs consistent with the purposes of the school safety plans required by section twenty-eight hundred one-a of this article and extended day activities defined in this section. School districts shall be prohibited from using funds awarded pursuant to this section to displace school district after-school funding in existence as of the effective date of this article.

a. School safety activities. Programs eligible for funding pursuant to this section may include, but not be limited to: (i) safe corridors programs; (ii) diversity programs; (iii) collaborative school safety programs with law enforcement agencies or community-based organizations; (iv) metal detectors, intercom and other intra-school communication devices and other devices to increase school security and the safety of school personnel and students; (v) other programs including comprehensive school-based intervention models, approved by the commissioner, that reduce violence and improve school safety. Comprehensive school based intervention models shall coordinate with and collaborate with other services currently being provided in the school district, incorporate appropriate school violence prevention and intervention services, and coordinate appropriate funding sources to ensure the efficient delivery of services. Such comprehensive school-based intervention models shall also include provisions for the involvement of teachers, parents, school administrators in the development and implementation of the program, a detailed statement identifying specific performance goals, a proposed timetable for implementation and achievement of such goals and specific assessment methods which will be used to measure student and school progress.

REGULATIONS

52.21. Registration of curricula in teacher education.

4) All registered teacher education programs leading to certification in the classroom teaching service, school service, or administrative and supervisory service shall provide two clock hours of coursework or training in school violence prevention and intervention. Such course work or training shall include, but not be limited to, study in the warning signs within a developmental and social context that relate to violence and other troubling behaviors in children; the statutes, regulations and policies relating to a safe nonviolent school climate; effective classroom management techniques and other academic supports that promote a nonviolent school climate and enhance learning; the integration of social and problem solving skill development for students within the regular curriculum; intervention techniques designed to address a school violence situation; and how to participate in an effective school/community referral process for students exhibiting violent behavior.

57-2.1. Purpose.

The purpose of this Subpart is to set forth standards for approval and the approval process for providers of course work or training in school violence prevention and intervention that is offered to candidates for a teachers' certificate or license in the classroom teaching service, school service, or administrative and supervisory service, as required by Education Law section 3004.

57-2.2. Definitions.

As used in this Subpart:

(a) Course work or training means course work or training in school violence prevention and intervention.

(b) Provider means any teachers' or professional organization or association, school district, board of cooperative educational services, nonpublic school, institution of higher education, hospital, health care facility, government agency or office, social service agency, or any other organization that has as its purpose the provision of course work or training in school violence prevention and intervention, and that is approved by the department to offer course work or training in school violence prevention and intervention pursuant to Education Law section 3004.

57-2.3. Responsibilities of providers.

(a) Pursuant to the requirements of Education Law section 3004, a provider, at a minimum, shall offer at least two clock hours of course work or training in school violence prevention and intervention. Such course work or training shall include, but not be limited to, study in the warning signs within a developmental and social context that relate to violence and other troubling behaviors in children; the statutes, regulations and policies relating to a safe nonviolent school climate; effective classroom management techniques and other academic supports that promote a nonviolent school climate and enhance learning; the integration of social and problem solving skill development for students within the regular curriculum; intervention techniques designed to address a school violence situation; and how to participate in an effective school/community referral process for students exhibiting violent behavior.

(b) A provider of course work or training shall execute a certification of completion for each person completing course work or training, and within 21 calendar days of the completion of course work or training, the provider shall submit the certification of completion to the person completing the course work or training for that person's use in documenting such completion.

(c) The provider shall retain a copy of the certification of completion in the provider's files for not less than six years from the date of completion of course work or training.

(d) In the event that a provider discontinues offering course work or training, all copies of certifications of completion issued within the six years prior to such discontinuance shall be transferred to the department.

(e) Course work or training shall be taught by instructors who have demonstrated by training, education, and experience their competence to teach the course content prescribed in subdivision (a) of this section.

(f) Course work or training shall be supported by adequate facilities, equipment, and other physical resources.

57-2.7. Exemption.

(a) A school district or board of cooperative educational services that provides training in school violence prevention and intervention as part of a professional learning plan, for which the school district or board of cooperative educational services has made a certification to the commissioner of meeting the requirements of section 100.2(dd) of this Title in the manner prescribed in such subdivision, shall be deemed approved pursuant to this Subpart, for purposes of such training, unless the department determines that the school district or board of cooperative educational services has not met the requirements of section 100.2(dd)(2) of this Title relating to the provision of training in school violence prevention and intervention to its employees.

(b) An institution that offers a registered program leading to certification in the classroom teaching service, school service, or administrative and supervisory service, pursuant to section 52.21 of this Title, shall be deemed approved pursuant to this Subpart, for purposes of offering course work or training in school violence prevention and intervention within such program to students in the program.

144.7. School safety grant program.

(a) Scope of section. The purpose of this section is to establish standards and procedures for the awarding of grants pursuant to section 551 of Chapter 170 of the Laws of 1994 to school districts for the conduct of school safety programs.

(b) Definitions. As used in this section: "school districts," "school safety and violence prevention programs," "extended day programs," "conflict resolution/violence prevention programs," "safe corridors program," "parent centers," "additional support staff," "collaborative school safety programs" and "needs assessments" shall have the meanings ascribed to them by subdivision 1 of section 551 of chapter 170 of the laws of 1994.

(c) Applications.

(1) Each school district applying for a grant under this section shall submit an application on forms prescribed by the commissioner. Such applications shall be submitted not later than June 1st of each year for programs to be conducted during the following school year, provided that applications for grants for the 1994-95 school year shall be submitted by August 22, 1994.

(2) Applications shall set forth the information required in subsection 2 of section 170 of chapter 551 of the Laws of 1994 and a budget and budget narrative to support the amount of funding being requested to finance the program.

(3) Applications shall describe how the program is coordinated with related programs and projects, including, but not limited to, education, law enforcement, judicial, health, social service, juvenile justice programs, alcohol and drug counseling and mental health programs and projects, and relates to improved student achievement and identifies how the objectives of the program will become part of the overall school program.

149-2.4. Allowable costs.

(a) Programs and services which may be approved by the commissioner for the purposes of this Subpart shall include but not be limited to:

(l) the services of additional support personnel including attendance, counseling and social work personnel;

(2) intergenerational mentoring programs;

(3) the institution of new or additional programs for in-school suspension programs work-experience, diagnostic screening, computerized telephone contact systems, alternative education programs;

(4) extracurricular after-school activities including but not limited to: athletics, recreation, art, music, drama, academic tutoring, mentoring, cultural field trips, community services and related equipment;

(5) violence prevention activities including but not limited to: conflict resolution programs, peer mediation programs, staff development in conflict resolution and violence prevention, and collaborative school safety programs; and

(6) other services designed to improve student attendance and retention rates.

(b) Such services may be provided by contract with nonschool based organizations provided that no more than 15 percent of the total contract costs shall be expended for administrative and indirect costs of the contractee. A school district may contract with a board of cooperative educational services for the provision of such services. All services shall be coordinated to the maximum extent feasible with services available pursuant to other state, local and federally funded programs.

155.17. School safety plans.

(c) District-wide school safety plans and building-level emergency response plans. District-wide school safety plans and building-level emergency response plans shall be designed to prevent or minimize the effects of violent incidents, declared state disaster emergency involving a communicable disease or local public health emergency declaration and other emergencies and to facilitate the coordination of schools and school districts with local and county resources in the event of such incidents or emergencies.

(xiii) policies and procedures for annual multi-hazard school safety training for staff and students, provided that the district must certify to the commissioner that all staff have undergone annual training by September 15, 2016 and each subsequent September 15th thereafter on the building-level emergency response plan which must include components on violence prevention and mental health, provided further that new employees hired after the start of the school year shall receive such training within 30 days of hire or as part of the district's existing new hire training program, whichever is sooner.

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