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“Persistently Dangerous” Schools: 

'Persistently Dangerous' Schools August 21, 2007

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27 schools are on the list of 'persistently dangerous' schools under NCLB. 8 schools are also coming off the list issued last year. We are making this announcement today so parents can exercise their option to transfer to other schools. Data for all schools showing all 'violent and disruptive incidents' in 2005-2006 is online at www.nysed.gov Part 1: Actions Announced Today

Part 2: Placing Schools on A “Watch List”: 

Part 2: Placing Schools on A 'Watch List' We will gather data from all schools for the 2006-2007 school year. Then we will analyze the data and – We will create a 'Watch List' of schools that – for 2006-2007 alone – have too many serious incidents. These schools must improve to avoid being designated as 'persistently dangerous' after 2 years.

Making Schools Safer – Making Schools Accountable: 

Making Schools Safer – Making Schools Accountable New York is already more aggressive than any other state. Other 49 states listed only 30 'persistently dangerous' schools.   But we must and will do more. The Regents are concerned especially about large urban high schools. Will continue to monitor and audit more schools wherever schools appear 'at-risk.' Will continue to work more with schools in ways to intervene and make schools safer.

Making Schools Safer – Making Schools Accountable: 

Making Schools Safer – Making Schools Accountable During the past year we have: Conducted 100 site visits to monitor schools, reviewing their data; this included all schools on both lists. Priority goes to monitoring schools that appear at-risk, show a sudden reduction in serious incidents, have zero incidents, and have alleged improprieties.

A “persistently dangerous” school has – over 2 years –serious incidents involving:: 

A 'persistently dangerous' school has – over 2 years –serious incidents involving: Homicide Sexual offenses Robbery Assault with physical injury Arson Kidnapping Reckless endangerment Possession, use or threatened use of a weapon

Criteria to Designate “Persistently Dangerous” Schools:: 

Criteria to Designate 'Persistently Dangerous' Schools: Each incident is weighted for seriousness. Weightings are added. Total is divided by enrollment. Result is an 'index' number.

A school is considered “persistently dangerous” if for both 2005-06 and 2006-07, it has either:: 

A school is considered 'persistently dangerous' if for both 2005-06 and 2006-07, it has either: An index of 1.5 (This is approximately 6 incidents per 100 students, more or less depending on the seriousness of the incidents.) At least 60 serious incidents and an index of at least .50

Steps to Identify Schools: 

Steps to Identify Schools 51 schools met one of these criteria for 2005-2006. They were then asked to submit data for 2006-2007 and any documentation that might change their 2005-2006 data. Data for 2006-2007 were then reviewed. A total of 17 new schools were then designated as 'persistently dangerous.' These schools must offer choice to students where possible and submit an incident reduction plan to be approved by the Commissioner.

What Happens to Schools Designated “Persistently Dangerous?”: 

What Happens to Schools Designated 'Persistently Dangerous?' School leaders must find and implement ways to make schools safer – an 'Incident Reduction plan.' Each school receives $100,000 to improve school safety. Staff from New York State Center for School Safety and Regional School Support Centers provide help to each school.

Making Schools Safer – Making Schools Accountable: 

Making Schools Safer – Making Schools Accountable We created a single, uniform training program and provided extensive in-person regional training to school districts all over the State. Attended by more than 1,600 school staff responsible for safety and reporting. Training is still going on now. Will focus on Big 5 Cities and other urban districts. Training covers the rules for reporting, answers questions about specific incidents, and explains how to make schools safer.

Making Schools Safer – Making Schools Accountable: 

Making Schools Safer – Making Schools Accountable We reviewed all explanatory materials and provided more information to schools. Web-based training augments in-person training. Question and Answer document is on web, updated constantly as schools ask new questions. Districts report electronically. Districts got advice on software for easier reporting. We streamlined the Incident Reports to make them more user-friendly.

What Actions Can Schools Take to Reduce Violence?: 

What Actions Can Schools Take to Reduce Violence? Training staff in violence prevention, classroom management, controlling transition between classes Identification and counseling of students to prevent aggressive behavior Tracking student behavior and using positive, negative reinforcement Security, surveillance Other subtle intervention – e.g., greeting students at school door, teachers and staff monitoring hallways between classes.

“Persistently Dangerous” Schools: 

'Persistently Dangerous' Schools August 21, 2007

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