Student Safety

Student safety is our first priority. We define school safety as schools and school-related activities where students are safe from violence, bullying, harassment, and substance use. School safety is linked to improved student and school outcomes. In particular, emotional and physical safety in school are related to academic performance.

>>View the 2023-2024 District Safety Plan (.PDF)

The Elmira City School District takes great efforts to protect the privacy and security of your student’s data and personally identifiable information.

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Schools can play a vital role in the prevention of violence through preparedness, education and training; however, they need help from the entire community in this effort. In partnership with Chemung County, every school has a School Resource Officer on staff. Our SROs are experienced, retired police officers from the area who have a vested interest in the safety and futures of our Elmira community. On top of ensuring safe environments, a goal of these officers is to interact with students in a positive manner on a daily basis. SROs often assist with counseling, crisis management, as well as provide education to students on how to become productive members of this community.

School safety is the job of the entire school community. This effort requires leadership and coordination by school administration, and involvement and participation from all sectors of the school community. Planning, conducting drills and participating in exercises with law enforcement, fire, emergency officials and other members of the school community ensures a comprehensive, unified approach to school emergency response planning. Building relationships and community engagement are vital to building a safer school community.