OU-Teach NYS Testifies to City to Enhance Proposed Rules for New Non-Public School Safety Program

Posted on June 29, 2016 In Blog

New York, NY – On June 27, OU-Teach NYS offered testimony as part of the implementation process for Intro 65, now Local Law 2, the ground-breaking non-public school safety program that provides for security guards at all of New York City’s non-public schools with at least 300 students.

“OU-Teach NYS was at the forefront of advocating for the passage of Intro 65, now Local Law 2, to provide school safety agents, for the first time, at qualified non-public schools in New York City,” said Jake Adler, policy director for OU-Teach NYS, an initiative of the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center. We believe Local Law 2 is a historic program that will go a long way to keeping our children safe. We were happy to testify at the Department of Citywide Administrative Service’s public comment hearing and to participate in this crucial step as part of the implementation of Local Law 2.”

Going forward, OU-Teach NYS will continue to work with its coalition partners and the City to ensure the successful implementation of this critical program. OU Advocacy is at the forefront nationally crafting legislation and programs that help secure our synagogues and schools including the federal Nonprofit Security Grant Program and programs on the state and local level across the country.