440.  RESPONSIBILITY FOR STUDENT WELFARE

1.        Purpose

This policy establishes guidelines for ensuring adequate consideration of student welfare.

2.        Delegation of         Responsibility

The Superintendent or designee shall prepare and promulgate guidelines to ensure the maintenance of standards to protect student welfare.

3.        Guidelines

Teachers and other professional employees are responsible for the safety of students in their charge within the building and on school property. Each staff member must be in the classroom or at an assigned station or ensure that another teacher is temporarily in charge.

Each staff member must maintain a standard of care and concern for supervision, control and protection of students commensurate with assigned duties and responsibilities.

A staff member should not voluntarily assume responsibility for duties s/he cannot reasonably perform. Such voluntary assumption carries the same responsibilities as assigned duties.

A teacher must provide proper instruction in the safety matters presented in assigned curriculum guides.

Each staff member has the responsibility to report immediately to the principal an accident or a safety hazard.

A staff member may not send students on any personal errands.

A staff member may not transport students in a personal vehicle except where specifically permitted.

Employees shall not require a student to perform work or services that may be detrimental to the student's health.