Dutchess County School Saftey Advisory Committee

Welcome to the Dutchess County School Safety Advisory Committee website. "A collaborative initiative to ensure a safe environment in Dutchess County Schools."

Save The Date -  12th Annual School Safety Seminar - Tuesday October 22, 2019

Committee Co-Chairs

  • Robert F. Bloom, Teacher - Hyde Park Central School District
  • Paul Finch, Superintendent of Schools - Red Hook Central School District

Our Vision

"Schools, police agencies, community agencies and the community at large care enough about the safety of children to commit to working together to develop and maintain an integrated, effective and consistent response to critical incidents, and, more importantly, to commit to prevention strategies suitable to each district and school."

Statement of Best Practices

• All Schools Have Current Safety Plans at the District and Building Level.

• Safety Plans and Floor Plans should on file with Emergency Responders.

• Staff Training is conducted on a regular basis.

• Drills and Exercises to train with and test the safety plans are conducted.

• Parent involvement is a key element of safety plans.

• Schools are working in collaboration with Emergency Responders(Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS).

Contact Us

To Contact the Dutchess County School Safety Advisory Committee contact:
Robert F. Bloom, Co-Chair Dutchess County School Safety Advisory
Committee Phone: (845)229-4030 voicemail 5139
Fax: (845) 229-2475
Website:  
E-mail: robertbloom@hpcsd.org