Schools are required to conduct twelve (12) emergency safety dills accually. Eight (8) of the drills must be evacuation drills and four (4) of the drills must be lock down drills. Two (2) additional drills are required during the time that summer school is in session.
Eight (8) of the twelve (12) drills must occur between September 1 and December 31.
Drills must be conducted at different times of the school day. Schools may either instruct students on what to do when a drill occurs during a lunch period or assembly or conduct a drill during these times to practice response.
Additionally, during each school year every school district must conduct a test of its emergency plan or its emergency response procedures.
8 NYCRR Legal Citation 155.17 (h)
8 NYCRR Legal Citation 155.5 (c) (4)