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Workplace Violence Prevention Program

The Auburn Enlarged City School District (AECSD) is committed to creating and sustaining a safe and affirming environment for everyone in our community: staff, students, families, and visitors. To do this well, we must have systems and structures in place to both prevent and respond to violence. 

On September 6, 2023, NYS Governor Kathy Hochul signed the Workplace Violence Prevention (WVP) Act. This was a modification of the original law, signed into law on June 7, 2006. This legislation requires public employers to perform a risk evaluation of their workplaces and develop and implement programs to prevent and minimize workplace assaults and homicides. Schools and BOCES were exempt from this law because of the safety plan requirement. Based on advocacy from New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), we are excited to have begun a WVP Program.

Now the AECSD, along with our union leaders and representatives, have the opportunity to help develop this program to meet the requirements of the law. The AECSD believes firmly that we can both support and protect our employees while also providing an inclusive education for our students. We aim to cultivate equitable school communities that are relationship-driven, affirming, and culturally responsive. The AECSD will annually evaluate the physical and environmental threats that employees face, along with reviewing the WVP Program. 

Superintendent: Jeffrey Pirozzolo
Phone: 315.255.8800
Address: 78 Thornton Avenue | Auburn, NY 13021
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