Employee & Student Safety, Asbestos, Water Quality
School SafetyThe District has developed, and will update by July 1st of each succeeding year, as necessary, a comprehensive District-wide school safety plan and building-level school safety plans, as enumerated in Education Law and Commissioner's Regulations, and in a form as prescribed by the Commissioner of Education. These plans will be designed to prevent or minimize the effects of serious violent incidents and emergencies and to facilitate the coordination of schools and the School District with local and county resources in the event of such incidents or emergencies.
Each plan shall be reviewed by the appropriate school safety team on at least an annual basis, updated as needed and recommended to the Board of Education for approval. However, District-wide and building-level school safety plans shall be adopted by the School Board only after at least one public hearing that provides for the participation of school personnel, parents, students, and any other interested parties. Further, the Board shall make the District-wide and building-level school safety plans available for public comment at least thirty (30) days prior to its adoption, provided that only a summary of each building-level emergency response plan (i.e., building-level school safety plan) shall be made available for public comment.
District-Wide School Safety Plan
District-wide school safety plan means a comprehensive, multi-hazard school safety plan that covers all school buildings of the School District, that addresses prevention and intervention strategies, emergency response and management at the District level and has the contents as prescribed in Education Law and Commissioner's Regulations.
The District-wide school safety plan shall be developed by the District-wide school safety team appointed by the Board of Education. The District-wide team shall include, but not be limited to, representatives of the School Board, student, teacher, administrator, and parent organizations, school safety personnel and other school personnel.
Building-Level School Safety Plans
Building-level school safety plan means a building-specific school emergency response plan that addresses prevention and intervention strategies, emergency response and management at the building level and has the contents as prescribed in Education Law and Commissioner's Regulations.
The building-level plan shall be developed by the building-level school safety team. The building-level school safety team means a building-specific team appointed by the building principal, in accordance with regulations or guidelines prescribed by the Board of Education. The building-level team shall include, but not be limited to, representatives of teacher, administrator, and parent organizations, school safety personnel, other school personnel, community members, local law enforcement officials, local ambulance or other emergency response agencies, and any other representatives the School Board deems appropriate.
Due to the confidential safety and security issues pertaining to the details of our building
Public Employer Communicable Disease Plan
Recently, NYS has mandated that all school districts update their District Safety Plans with a Communicable Disease Plan (Pandemic Plan). In consultation with the district’s attorneys and with assistance from OCM BOCES the plan is attached below.
Asbestos NotificationAs provided under the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act, (AHERA - EPA 40 CFR 763), the Onondaga Central School District hereby makes known the steps it has undertaken to comply with AHERA and the availability of asbestos management plans.
Beginning in 1989, all district owned facilities were inspected for asbestos and management plans were developed for each building according to the requirements of AHERA. Triennial reinspections are conducted every three years. Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES of Syracuse, NY completed the 2022 AHERA Triennial inspection and update to the asbestos management plans.
Management Plans may be viewed at the Maintenance Office, (4470 South Onondaga Road, Nedrow, NY 13120) during office hours from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. For more information, please contact the Director of Facilities.
NYSHD required Lead in water testing for the 2020 school year was extended to June 2021 because of Covid. We have completed the necessary testing at Wheeler, Rockwell and High School We have received the results for Wheelers testing and have posted them below. Rockwell and the High school will be posted as they are received.