February 01, 2001

Safe Schools Against Violence in Education Act

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On July 24, 2000 Governor Pataki signed into law the Safe Schools Against Violence in Education Act (Project SAVE). This legislation culminates NYSUT's efforts over the past five years to improve school safety in response to the rise of violence in our schools. This legislation affords teachers and other school personnel greater opportunities to be involved in the development of school district policies and procedures concerning safe schools.

This Bulletin provides a summary of the major provisions of this legislation and related sections of Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. In addition, it provides advice for local leaders in working with school officials and members of their locals in developing and implementing policies and procedures associated with the Act. The legislation has a general effective date of November 1, 2000. For most provisions, school districts will have until July 2, 2001 to be in full compliance. It is extremely important that local NYSUT leaders and members are aware of the major provisions of the Act and its implications for teachers and other school personnel. Some of the provisions could have an impact on terms and conditions of employment.

Further questions concerning this information should be directed to your regional NYSUT Labor Relations Specialist.



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