705.  SAFETY - Pg.

705.  SAFETY

1.        Purpose

The Board recognizes that District facilities must be maintained and operated in a condition that is safe for students, staff and visitors.

2.        Authority

The Board directs that a District-wide safety program shall be maintained to ensure a safe and secure environment for all students, staff and visitors as well as to protect District buildings, equipment and property. The safety program shall provide: instruction for students and staff in safety and accident prevention; protective devices where they are required for safety; and suitable and safe equipment necessary for the conduct of the educational program and operation of the schools.

3.        Delegation of         Responsibility

The Business Manager shall prepare rules governing school safety and prevention of accidents and fire, which shall include the requirements of law and applicable regulations of various departments of federal, state and local governments.

The Superintendent or designee shall:

        SC 1518

  1. Ensure curriculum to instruct students in safety and fire prevention.

        SC 1518

  1. Provide required drills to instruct students in safety procedures.

  1. Review and evaluate annually District safety rules and plans.

Administrators shall inform all staff and students of school safety rules at the beginning of the school year.

The Superintendent shall inform the Board of all procedures and rules dealing with the safety of students and staff, and the safe operation of school facilities.

Any unsafe condition or practice brought to the attention of an employee will be corrected, and shall be reported to the building principal or Supervisor of Buildings & Grounds.

4.        Guidelines

The District will continually study and develop safety practices and procedures.

        705 AR-1

Eye Safety

Students who are exposed to activities that may be hazardous to the eye must wear an approved eye protective device. The teacher shall determine which activities entail possible eye hazards. The teacher shall be responsible for eye safety instruction and proper safety procedures within his/her instructional area.

Disturbances or Demonstrations

        705 AR-1

Procedures shall be developed to guide school employees when a disturbance or demonstration has been determined to threaten the safety of students and staff.

School Code

510, 1518

Board Policy

805

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