An Overview of the Differences between District Wide Safety Plans and Building Level Emergency Response Plans.

District Wide School Safety Plans

Comprehensive, district wide plans provide broad concepts, policies and procedures. District wide plans outline strategies rather than provide details. The district plan focuses on district policy. The district plan includes DASA and Code of Conduct requirements. District wide plans, approved by the Board of Education are open for public review.

Building Level Emergency Response Plans

Building level plans detail specific response strategies. Detailed plans show how school personnel and students respond in their building to an emergency. Details about evacuation and where students reassemble are included. Information specific to emergency communication between staff, responders and family is provided. Building level plans are confidential. They are protected from disclosure under Article 6 of the Public Officers Law.