Student Safety

The safety and security of our students and staff remains a top priority, which is why the district continues to reinforce its practices and protocols.

Safe Schools Plan

The Gloversville school district has had a Safe Schools Plan in place since July 2001, as required of all school districts in New York under the Project SAVE legislation signed by former Gov. George Pataki in 2000. Project SAVE (Safe Schools Against Violence in Education) is a comprehensive legislation plan to promote safer and more effective learning environments within New York State schools.

View a printer-friendly copy of the district’s safety plan

School Building Security & Safety

In an effort to make our schools safe, we ask all parents and visitors to enter each school building through the front door/main office. Visitors are required to sign in and obtain a visitor’s pass. Please be sure to sign out and return the pass when leaving the building. In the case of an emergency, schools need to be able to account for the whereabouts of everyone in the building.

Visitors are asked to park in the designated spots in the school parking lots and to avoid parking in the fire safety lanes.

Does your family have an Emergency Plan in place?

Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to have a plan in advance. How will you contact one another? How will you get back together? The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers information to help you plan. View the FEMA website

Character Education

Gloversville schools offer a comprehensive Character Education program for district students from PreK through grade 12. Based on the habits and deeds that help people live and work together as families, friends, neighbors, and communities, it is a learning process that teaches core ethical values. These values include: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. These values and traits are reinforced frequently during elementary Morning Programs and community outreach programs.

School Bus Safety

For a comprehensive list of bus safety articles, resources and links, please visit the GESD Transportation page.

Health/Safety/Risk Management

Gloversville school district participates in the Health/Safety/Rick Management Service provided by the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES. The mission of the program is to provide training, technical assistance, and leadership to schools to help create an educational environment that is a model for workplace safety and responsible behavior.

Automatic External Defibrillators

Public schools districts are required to have Automated External Defibrillators in each instructional school building and at all athletic events.

Sex Offender Notification/Registry

The Gloversville Police Department provides our schools with a list of names, photos and addresses of Level 2 and 3 convicted sex offenders living in the Gloversville Enlarged School District. The lists can be viewed by contacting the Gloversville Police Department at 518-736-2100. Information is also readily available on the New York State Registered Sex Offender website.

Annual Go Home Early Drill

Each November, GESD sends its students home 15 minutes early to test its Emergency Management Plan. The “Go Home Early Drill” is required once a year by the New York State Education Department. The drill date is published in the school calendar. The purpose of the early dismissal drill is to test the effectiveness of the transportation and communications systems in the event of an emergency.