USCO


The following downloadable documents have all been created in Microsoft®  Word for Windows.

 

UNSAFE SCHOOL CHOICE OPTION POLICY
New Jersey Department of Education
Reissued July 2009
For the 2009-2010 School Year

This document contains a policy overview, statutory requirement and criteria for determining persistently dangerous schools, procedures as well as guidelines for schools determined to be persistently dangerous along with additional information.
 
 

UNSAFE SCHOOL CHOICE OPTION POLICY (USCO)
PROVISIONS I AND II
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

The Q&A document will help define terms and provide information on a variety of questions related to the USCO Policy.

 
 

INSTRUCTIONS AND GUIDANCE
FOR COMPLETING SCHOOL SAFETY PLANS
UNDER THE UNSAFE SCHOOL CHOICE OPTION POLICY PROVISION I

 
The school safety plan is designed to:
  • Help identified schools plan and describe how they will reduce the number of incidents of violence as reported on the Electronic Violence and Vandalism Reporting System (EVVRS) that led to the school safety identification by the New Jersey Department of Education;
  • Provide safety and security for students; and
  • Prevent unnecessary or extended interruptions to student learning
 
 

SCHOOL SAFETY PLAN
UNSAFE SCHOOL CHOICE OPTION POLICY PROVISION I
Blank Form

Use this form along with the Sample Plan, Instructions and Guidance documents to create you school safety plan.

 
 

SAMPLE SCHOOL SAFETY PLAN
UNSAFE SCHOOL CHOICE OPTION POLICY PROVISION I

This sample is provided only to give examples of the type of information to be included in each column of the School Safety Plan. The performance indicators, measurable targets, activities, responsible persons and timelines included in the school’s School Safety Plan must be specific to the issues, concerns and needs of the school.
 
 

NJDOE REVIEW CHECKLIST
FOR SCHOOL SAFETY PLAN (SSP)
UNSAFE SCHOOL CHOICE OPTION POLICY PROVISION I

This checklist is used  to review each school safety plan. Download and use the checklist before you submit your SSP to review your plan.

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