The Kingston City School District covers 171 acres on 10 different campuses, with 17 buildings and more than 1,313,740 square feet of educational space. We employ about 1,114 individuals to serve our approximately 6,400 students and our community. The security of these facilities and the safety of our students and staff is of utmost importance to the district.
Districtwide, we have 248 high-definition Cisco Security Cameras including 42 exterior cameras. Every building has a Next Generation proximity card and phone system integrated door access, as well as a video phone and buzzer security system for building access.
The Kingston City School District is committed to educational and environmental quality and fully supports the guiding principles as set forth by the New York State Board of Regents:
* Every child has a right to an environmentally safe and healthy learning environment that is clean and in good repair.
* Every child, parent and school employee has a “right to know” about environmental health issues and hazards in their school environment.
* School officials and appropriate public agencies should be held accountable for environmental safe and healthy school facilities.
* Schools should serve as role models for environmentally responsible behavior.
* Federal, State, local and private sector entities should work together to ensure that resources are used effectively and efficiently to address environmental health and safety concerns.
The personal safety of our students and employees, as well as the general public, is a primary and continuing concern for The Kingston City School District Board of Education. It is our goal to provide every employee and student with a working/learning environment free from recognized hazards that are a potential cause for serious physical harm or impairment.
District Safety and Health Designee
The Kingston City School District Coordinator of Prevention and Safety is Mr. LeShawn Parker. He also serves as the Safety and Health Designee for the district. As such, Mr. Parker receives all safety-related concerns regarding the facilities and its operations. He accompanies all state inspectors, including fire inspections, under the State Occupational Safety and Health Act, as required by Education Law.
District Wide Safety Committee
The Kingston City School District created a Safety Committee, comprised of stakeholders from all facets of KCSD, to protect the health and safety of students and staff.