THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234

 

TO:

EMSC-VESID Committee

FROM:

Jean C. Stevens

 

SUBJECT:

Proposed Amendment to Regulations of the Commissioner Relating to Injury Prevention and Life Safety Education

DATE:

February 24, 2006

STRATEGIC GOAL:

Goals 1 and 2

AUTHORIZATION(S):

 

 

SUMMARY

 

Issue for Discussion

 

Has the Board of Regents reached consensus on the intent of the proposed amendment to section 100.2 (c) of the Regulations of the Commissioner relating to injury prevention and life safety education?

 

Reason(s) for Consideration

 

          Required by State statute.

Proposed Handling

 

This question will come before the Regents EMSC-VESID Committee on March 20, 2006.

 

Procedural History

 

Not applicable.

 

Background Information

 

The proposed amendment to section 100.2 (c) is necessary to conform the Commissionerís Regulations to Chapter 242 of the Laws of 2005, and requires school districts to add a course of instruction in injury prevention and life safety education to existing curricula.  The added course content will assist adolescents to understand how to minimize the risk of injury and respond appropriately if facing a life-threatening situation.

 

A Notice of Proposed Rule Making will be published in the State Register on March 15, 2006.

 

Recommendation

 

It is recommended that the Regents EMSC-VESID Committee reach consensus on the intent of the proposed amendment prior to taking action at its May meeting.

 

Timetable for Implementation

 

Upon approval by the Board of Regents, the proposed amendment would become effective June 15, 2006.

 

 

 

Attachment


AMENDMENT TO THE REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION

Pursuant To Education Law Sections 101, 207, 305(1) and (2), 308, 309, 808 and 3204(3) and Chapter 242 of the Laws of 2005

          Paragraph (5) of subdivision (c) of section 100.2 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education is amended, effective June 15, 2006, as follows:

 (5) for all students, instruction in fire drills and in fire and arson prevention, injury prevention and life safety education, as required by sections 807 and 808 of the Education Law.  Such course of instruction shall include materials to educate children on the dangers of falsely reporting a criminal incident or impending explosion or fire emergency involving danger to life or property or impending catastrophe, or a life safety emergency;