Comprehensive School Safety Plan
SB 187 Compliance Document
School: Wilmer Amina Carter High School
CDS Code: 36 67850 0102830
District: Rialto Unified School District
Address: 2630 N. Linden Ave.
Date of Adoption: February 23, 2017
Senate Bill 187: Comprehensive School Safety Plan Purpose 4
Safety Plan Vision 4
Components of the Comprehensive School Safety Plan (EC 32281) 5
Safety Plan Review, Evaluation and Amendment Procedures 20
Safety Plan Appendices 20
Emergency Contact Numbers 20
Safety Plan Review, Evaluation and Amendment Procedures 21
Incident Command Team Responsibilities 22
Emergency Response Guidelines 26
Step One: Identify the Type of Emergency 26
Step Two: Identify the Level of Emergency 26
Step Three: Determine the Immediate Response Action 26
Step Four: Communicate the Appropriate Response Action 26
Types of Emergencies & Specific Procedures 30
Emergency Evacuation Maps 38
The California Education Code (sections 32280-32288) outlines the requirements of all schools operating any kindergarten and any grades 1 to 12, inclusive, to write and develop a school safety plan relevant to the needs and resources of that particular school.
In 2004, the Legislature and Governor recast and renumbered the Comprehensive School Safety Plan provisions in SB 719 and AB 115. It is the intent ofthe Legislature in enacting the provisions to support California public schools as they develop their mandated comprehensive safety plans that are the result of a systematic planning process, that include strategies aimed at the prevention of, and education about, potential incidents involving crime and violence on school campuses.
The historical requirement of the Comprehensive School Safety Plan was presented in Senate Bill 187, which was approved by the Governor and chaptered in 1997. This legislation contained a sunset clause that stated that this legislation would remain in effect only until January I, 2000. Senate Bill 334 was approved and chaptered in 1999 and perpetuated this legislation under the requirement of the initial legislation.
Comprehensive School Safety Plans are required under SB 719 & AB 115 and contains the following elements:
The Comprehensive School Safety Plan will be reviewed and updated by March 1st every year. In July of every year, the school will report on the status of its school safety plan including a description of its key elements in the annual school accountability report card. A copy of the Comprehensive School Safety Plan is available for review on the Carter High School website (chs.rialto.k12.ca.us).
The vision of the Carter High School Emergency/Disaster plan is to prepare District employees, students, and parents/guardians to react in emergency situations. The purpose is to provide a uniform plan throughout the District which minimizes injury and loss of life among students and District personnel. Protection of the students, employees, and facilities in the District is of primary importance should we suffer a major disaster.
The information provided in this plan is not designed to cover all contingencies and is directed toward, but not limited to, the possibility of a major earthquake striking this area. The basic plan of action, should a disaster occur during school hours, outlines responsibilities and cooperation necessary to safeguard students before, during, and after an emergency.
The District’s schools will not release students in an unsafe situation. District employees will remain with students until they can be picked up by parents in the event of a catastrophic emergency or unsafe situation. If parents are prevented from reaching the schools, the District will provide care and shelter until students and parents can be reunited. Schools will remain open indefinitely until every child has been released or transported to an emergency center for proper care and shelter.
Temika Morris--Assistant Principal
Eric Antonucci--Lead Safety Officer
Gustavo Gonzalez--Educational Technician
Carmen Ayala--Administrative Secretary
An assessment of Carter High School’s discipline data indicates a rise in the number of suspensions and expulsions, which show a need to implement the Positive Behavior Intervention Framework. The goal of PBIS is to teach the behaviors that we as a school expect to see and offer supports to ensure that students are able to meet the requested behavior expectations. Currently, Carter High School is working hard to: (1) Establish a PBIS Team (2) Develop a Brief Statement of Behavioral Purpose (3) Identify Positive School-wide Behavior Expectation (4) Develop Procedures for Teaching School-wide Behavioral Expectation (5) Develop Procedures for Teaching Classroom-wide Behavior Expectations (6) Develop Continuum of Procedures for Encouraging and Strengthening Student Use of School-wide Behavior Expectations (7) Develop Continuum of Procedures for Discouraging and Strengthening Student Use of School-wide Behavior Expectations and (8) Develop Data-based Procedures for Monitoring Implementation of School-wide PBIS.
Currently, Carter High School has completed steps 1-4 and is working on starting steps five and six. In addition, to the implementation of Tier I PBIS, Carter High School is working on creating a solid Tier II system that will work to address students social-emotional needs. The Carter High School Wellness Center will be a place where students can come for conflict resolution, peer mediation, counselling both one-on-one and group. In this way, Carter High School is working hard to address the needs of our students by ensure that our discipline data reflects the shift away from reactive to a more proactive approach.
All school staff are mandated reporters and are required by law to report all known or suspected cases of child abuse or neglect. If child abuse or neglect is reasonably suspected or if a pupil shares information with a mandated reporter leading him/her to believe abuse or neglect has taken place, the report must be made. To make a report, staff must see Yolanda Cervantes, the principal’s secretary or contact an appropriate local law enforcement or county child welfare agency, listed below. The report should be made immediately over the telephone and should be followed up in writing. If a report cannot be made immediately over the telephone, then an initial report may be made via e-mail or fax. This legal obligation is not satisfied by making a report of the incident to a supervisor or to the school. An appropriate law enforcement agency may be one of the following:
San Bernardino County CPS Hotline:
The Rialto Unified School District has plans and preparations for major emergency situations. Our school staff has been trained, and drills will be held regularly to make certain that students understand emergency procedures.
Parental cooperation is asked in any emergency:
3100 Declaration; public employees as disaster service workers
It is hereby declared that the protection of the health and safety and preservation of the lives and property of the people of the state from the effects of natural, manmade, or war-caused emergencies which result in conditions of disaster or in extreme peril to life, property, and resources is of paramount state importance requiring the responsible efforts of public and private agencies and individual citizens. In furtherance of the exercise of the police power of the state in protection of its citizens and resources, all public employees are hereby declared to be disaster service activities as may be assigned to them by their superiors or by law.
(Added by Stats. 1950, 3rd Ex.Sess., c. 7, p. 15, § 1, effective Oct. 3, 1950. Amended by Stats. 1971, c. 38, p. 49, § 4.)
For the purpose of this chapter the term “disaster service worker” includes all public employees and all volunteers in any disaster council or emergency organization accredited by the California Emergency Council. The term “public employees” includes all persons employed by the state or any county, city and county, state agency or public district, excluding aliens legally employed. Added by Stats. 1950, 3rd Ex.Sess., c. 7, p. 15, 1, effective Oct. 3, 1950. Amended by Stats.1971, c. 38, p. 50, 5.)
Public Agency Use of School Buildings for Emergency Shelters
The school shall “ allow a public agency, including the American Red Cross, to use school buildings, grounds, and equipment for mass care and welfare shelters during disasters or other emergencies affecting the public health and welfare. The school district or county office of education shall cooperate with the public agency in furnishing and maintaining the services as the school district or county office of education may deem necessary to meet the needs of the community.”
Board Policy 5210 and 5221
Education Code 48925 defines suspension as the removal of a student from ongoing instruction for adjustment purposes.
Expulsion is defined as the removal of a student from the immediate supervision and control of school staff; or the general supervision of school personnel, as those terms are used in Education Code 46300.
A student may not be suspended from school or recommended for expulsion unless the Superintendent or the principal of the school in which the student is enrolled determines that the student has violated Education Code 48900:
a-1) Caused, attempted to cause, or threatened to cause physical injury to another person.
a-2) Willfully used force or violence upon the person of another, except in self-defense.
b) Possessed, sold, or otherwise furnished any firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous object, unless in the case of possession of any object of this type, the student had obtained written permission to possess the item from a certified school employee, which is concurred in by the principal or the designee of the principal.
c) Unlawfully possessed, used, sold, or otherwise furnished, or been under the influence of any controlled substance listed in Chapter 2 (commencing with section 11053) of Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code, and alcoholic beverage, or an intoxicant of any kind.
d) Unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any controlled substance listed in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11053) of Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code, an alcoholic beverage, or an intoxicant of any kind, and then either sold, delivered, or otherwise furnished to any person another liquid, substance, or material and represented the liquid, substance, or material as a controlled substance, alcoholic beverage, or intoxicant.
e) Committed or attempted to commit robbery or extortion.
f) Caused or attempted to cause damage to school property or private property.
g) Stolen or attempted to steal school property or private property.
h) Possessed or used tobacco, or any products containing tobacco or nicotine products, including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, miniature cigars, clove cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, snuff, chew packets, and betel. However, this section does not prohibit use of, possession by, a student of his or her own prescription products.
i) Committed an obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity or vulgarity.
j) Unlawfully possessed or unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any drug paraphernalia, as defined in Section 11014.5 of the Health and Safety Code.
k) Disrupted school activities or otherwise willfully defied the valid authority of supervisors, teachers, administrators, school officials, or other school personnel engaged in the performance of their duties.
l) Knowingly received stolen school property or private property.
m) Possessed an imitation firearm. As used in this section, “imitation firearm” means a replica of a firearm that is so substantially similar in physical properties to an existing firearm as to lead a reasonable person to conclude that the replica is a firearm.
n) Committed or attempted to commit sexual assault as defined in Section 261, 266c, 286, 288, 281, or 289 of the Penal Code or committed sexual battery as defined in Section 243.4 of the Penal Code.
o) Harassed, threatened, or intimidated a student who is a complaining witness or witness in a school disciplinary proceeding for the purpose of either preventing that student from being a witness or retaliating against that student for being a witness, or both.
p) Unlawfully offered, arranged to sell, negotiated to sell, or sold the prescription drug Soma.
q) Engaged in, attempted to engage in, hazing as defined in Section 32050.
r) Engaged in an act of bullying, including, but not limited to, bullying committed by means of an electronic act, as defined in subdivisions (f) and (g) of Section 32261, directed specifically toward a student or school personnel.
“Electronic Act” means the transmission by means of an electronic device, including, but not limited to, a telephone, wireless telephone or other wireless communication device, computer, pager, including, but not limited to, any of the following:
A student may not be suspended or expelled for any of the acts enumerated unless that act is related to school activity or school attendance occurring within a school under the jurisdiction of the superintendent or principal or occurring within any other school district. A student may be suspended or expelled for acts that are enumerated in this section and related to school activity or attendance that occur at any time, including, but not limited to, any of the following:
s) A student who aids or abets as defined in Section 31 of the Penal Code:
A student who aids or abets, as defined in Section 31 of the Penal Code, the infliction or attempted infliction of physical injury to another person may be subject to suspension, but not expulsion, pursuant to this section, except that a student who has been adjudged by a juvenile court to, have committed, as an aider and abettor, a crime of physical violence in which the victim suffered great bodily injury or serious bodily injury shall be subject to discipline pursuant to subdivision.
As used in this section, “school property” includes, but is not limited to, electronic files and databases.
t) Committed sexual harassment as defined in Education Code 212.5.
For the purposes of this chapter, the conduct described in Section 212.5 must be considered by a reasonable person of the same gender as the victim to be sufficiently severe or pervasive to have a negative impact upon the individual’s academic performance or to create an intimidating hostile, or offensive Educational environment. This section shall not apply to students enrolled in kindergarten and grades 1 to 3, inclusive, (EC48900.2).
u) Caused, attempted to cause, threatened to cause, or participated in an act of, hate, violence, as defined in subdivision of Section 33032.5, for students grades 4 to 12.
Intentionally engaged in harassment, threats, or intimidation, directed against a student or group of students, that is sufficiently severe or pervasive to have the actual and reasonably expected effect or materially disrupting classwork, creating substantial disorder, and invading the rights of the student or group of students by creating an intimidating or hostile educational environment, for students in grades 4 to 12. (EC48900.4).
v) Making terroristic threats against school officials or school property, or both (EC48900.7).
Education Code 48900.1 authorizes teachers to require parents or guardians suspended by a teacher to attend a portion of the school day in his or her child’s or ward’s classroom. The attendance shall be limited to the class from which the student was suspended.
OTHER SUSPENDABLE/EXPELLABLE OFFENSES:
EDUCATION CODE 48915(a)
Except as provided in subdivisions (c) and (e), the principal or the superintendent of schools shall recommend the expulsion of a pupil for any of the following acts committed at school or at a school activity off school grounds, unless the principal or superintendent determines that expulsion should not be recommended under the circumstances:
1) Causing serious physical injury to another person, except in self-defense.
2) Possession of any knife or other dangerous object of no reasonable use to the pupil.
3) Unlawful possession of any controlled substance listed in Chapter 2 (commencing with
Section 11053) of Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code, except for the first offense for the possession of not more than one avoirdupois ounce of marijuana, other than concentrated cannabis.
4) Robbery or extortion.
EDUCATION CODE 48915(c) ZERO TOLERANCE
The principal or superintendent of schools shall immediately suspend, pursuant to Section 48911, and shall recommend expulsion of a pupil that he or she determines has committed any of the following acts at school or at a school activity off school grounds:
The governing board shall order a pupil expelled upon finding that the pupil committed act listed in subdivision (c).
The concept of Positive Behavior Intervention and Support was birth out of a movement to ensure that students were better educated as to what “expected” behaviors were desired from them in a school setting. In 2012, a bill was passed, AB 1729 which indicated that, “imposition of suspension [was permitted] only when other means of correction fail to bring about proper conduct.” In this way, teachers must show that they have attempted to remediate undesirable behavior prior to suspending a student from his/her class.
*PLEASE SEE ASSESSMENT OF SCHOOL SAFETY
“The Superintendent or designee also shall ensure that employees are informed, in accordance with law, of crimes and offenses committed by students who may pose a danger in the classroom.”
DISCLOSURE OF STUDENT DISCIPLINARY HISTORY TO TEACHERS
The Education Code requires that teaching staff be informed if any of their students have a history of committing acts of the type described in Education Code 48900 (i.e. offenses justifying suspension or expulsion).
Carter High School maintains a summary of students with histories of disciplinary problems in Synergy database. On the Synergy attendance page, teachers will be notified of a disciplinary history and may review the records of any of their students with an administrator. Information contained in this summary is confidential and provided solely for the benefit of our teaching staff. Attendance also distributes emails on a daily basis informing staff of those students receiving disciplinary actions. The information includes the violation code and disciplinary action taken.
The District recognizes that harassment on the basis of sex is a violation of law and is a form of gender discrimination. Students and employees have the right to work and study in an environment that is equitable to all and free of sexual harassment. (Policy Code JGEB, ACAB)
Sexual harassment consists of (1) unwelcome sexual advances; (2) requests for sexual favors; and (3) other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature in all educational settings including but not limited to:
(a) Decisions involving academic status, honors, programs and activities for students.
(b) Conduct or gestures that have the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a student’s academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive school environment.
(c) Verbal harassment, such as derogatory comments, jokes or slurs.
(d) Physical harassment, such as unnecessary or offensive touching or impeding or blocking movement.
(e) Visual harassment, such as derogatory or offensive posters, cards, calendars, cartoons, graffiti, drawings or gestures.
RUSD ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS (#5145.7)
Prohibited sexual harassment includes, but is not limited to , unwelcome sexual advances, unwanted requests for sexual favors, or other unwanted verbal, visual, or physical conduct of sexual nature made against another person of the same or opposite sex in the educational setting, when made on the basis of sex and any of the following conditions:
1. Submission to the conduct is explicitly or implicitly made a term or condition of a student’s academic status or progress.
2. Submission to, or rejection of, the conduct by the student is used as the basis for academic decisions affecting the student.
3. The conduct has the purpose or effect of having a negative impact on the student’s academic performance or of the creating an intimidating hostile, or offensive educational environment.
4. Submission to, or rejection of, the conduct by the student is used as a basis for any decision affecting the student regarding benefits and services, honors, programs, or activities available at or through any district program or activity.
SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMPLAINT PROCEDURE (JGEB-P)
1.Formal Written Procedure
(A) If a student believes that he/she has been a victim of sexual harassment, the student shall report the incident to his/her principal, site administrator, or the District Title IX Coordinator (Students).
(B) If a staff member becomes aware of an incident of sexual harassment involving students, it is the staff member’s responsibility to notify an administrator who will insure that the incident is investigated promptly and notify the principal or District Title IX Coord. (Students).
(C) A complaint may be filed using the District’s Sexual Harassment Complaint Form (Students).
(D) The principal will notify the complainant of the name and phone number of the District Title IX Coordinator, Senior Director of Personnel Services, at 820-7700 ext. 2431.
(E) Upon receipt of a written sexual harassment formal complaint, the principal or an administrator designated by the District Title IX Coordinator shall promptly and thoroughly investigate the complaint, render a conclusion, and complete that investigation as soon as feasible but no later than 45 days of receipt of complaint. A written report of findings and disposition of the complaint will be given to the complainant in a timely manner.
(F) The complainant may appeal disposition to the Supt/designee or the Calif. Dept. of Education within 15 days of receipt.
(G) No student or staff member shall suffer any reprisals for reporting any incident of sexual harassment or for making any complaint. In all cases involving sexual harassment, confidentiality will be maintained.
(H) The complainant will be advised that if he/she desires to file a discrimination complaint, then the Uniform Complaint Policy (KLE) Procedure (KLE-P) will be made available.
(I) Discrimination complaints must be filed within 6 months of the alleged occurrence or when knowledge was first obtained.
Any student, grades 4 through 12, who is found to be responsible for sexual harassment will be subject to appropriate discipline up to and including expulsion. The severity of the disciplinary action will be based upon the circumstances of the infraction. (Ed. Code 48900)
Persons seeking assistance in these matters may:
a) Contact the coordinator who will explain the complaint/appeal process; or
b) Counsel with a local civil law agency such as:
Legal Aid Clinic
354 W. 6th St.
San Bernardino, CA
Inland Co. Legal Service
570 W. 4th St., Ste. 104
San Bernardino, CA
The site administrator should be contacted to investigate all complaints that are not submitted in writing. The case will be investigated promptly and thoroughly with appropriate disciplinary action and parent notification.
Dress and Grooming Code (AR 5132): Carter High School students are responsible, safe and respectful, and as a result, students adhere to the dress/grooming expectations outlined below:
Expectation 1: Shoes must be worn at all times and must have a front and a back strap to help ensure that students stay safe at Carter.
Expectation 2: Clothes must cover undergarments and/or private areas such as posteriors and cleavage at all times. Tops need to have shoulder straps and should not show midriff that is not easily concealable. Sheer or see through clothing must have clothing underneath that covers undergarments.
Expectation 3: Jackets with hoods may be worn on campus, but the hood must be removed from the head when entering buildings and inside classrooms.
Expectation 4: Pajamas may not be worn as school attire (including, but not limited to: pajama pants, house slippers, do-rags, and bandanas). Carter students dress for success!
Expectation 5: Clothing, jewelry, and personal items shall be free of writing, pictures or any other insignia which are crude, vulgar, profane, depicting violence, sexually suggestive, drugs, alcohol or tobacco company advertisements, gambling, weapons, explosives or any apparel which advocate racial, ethnic or religious prejudices, or creates animosity between groups, construes a “double meaning,” has any type of gang affiliation, or creates an unsafe disturbance by virtue of its content.
Gang or crew-related apparel: Individual schools may establish a dress code prohibiting gang-
related apparel at school or school activities. The principal, staff, and parents/guardians
participating in the development of the school safety plan shall define “gang-related apparel” and
shall limit this definition to apparel that reasonably could be determined to threaten the health
and safety of the school environment if it were worn or displayed on a school campus.
(Education Code 35294.1) State Education Code 48900-48926
In order to ensure the safety of students, parents and staff, Carter High School has established the following procedures for safe ingress and egress of pupils, parents, and school employees to and from school.
Operation Safe School is a joint venture between the San Bernardino Police Department and
Carter High School. Operation Safe School has two goals: to involve Rialto students and our
surrounding communities in the creation and maintenance of a safe campus and to publicize
the fact that the school will be tough on crime and will seek prosecution of law violators.
Safe Schools Statement: The Superintendent for Rialto Unified School District, the Rialto
Chief of Police, and the San Bernardino Chief of Police have joined together and are committed
to a safe environment for all students and staff and will not tolerate any weapons, implements or
substances used as weapons, on any campus.
Exclusion: The District shall exclude a student from school if the child's presence constitutes a
clear and present danger to the life, safety, or health of pupils or school personnel. The District
will send prior written notice to the parent if the child is to be excluded. If the pupil constitutes
an immediate clear and present danger, the District is not required to send prior notice.
Safe Schools Statement:
The Rialto Unified School District is committed to a safe environment
for all students and staff and will not tolerate any weapons, implements or substances used as
weapons, unauthorized drugs, violence, gang activity or vandalism on any campus. "Weapons"
shall include, but not be limited to: guns, "look-a-like" weapons, any size knife, martial arts
tools, razor blades, mace, or any weapon specified in Penal Code Sections 626.9, 626.10, 12001,
12020, 12026, 12220, 653K, 12303.2, 12303.3. Any violations of the above may result in
suspension and/or a recommendation for expulsion. Any weapon possession is an arrestable
Any student committing any act enumerated in any or all sections and subsections of Education
Code 48900 and 48916 while on the school ground, on the way to and from school, at any school
activity or otherwise under the authority of school personnel shall be subject to suspension
and/or a recommendation for expulsion.
Any student who is found to have initiated an attack, assault, use of force or threat to a school
employee will be suspended and/or expelled. The appropriate law enforcement agency will be
contacted and a report will be taken. We ask you to join in taking a "zero tolerance" approach
toward this behavior.
Clearly, the Rialto Unified School District and the Rialto Police Department take a "zero
tolerance" approach toward this type of misconduct. Such behavior is totally unacceptable, will
not be tolerated, and will be dealt with decisively.
Opportunity for Improvement:
Ensure CHS has a comprehensive and well written Safety Plan
1. Develop a well written Safety Plan.
2. Meet with the Safety Committee on a consistent bases to redevelop and edit the existing Safety Plan.
3. Attending trainings that would help develop a comprehensive and well-written plan.
Lead Safety Agent
School Site Council
as measured by the dissemination of the Safety Plan to all staff members and requesting constant staff feedback on improving the plan.
Opportunity for Improvement:
Run consistent Safety Drills: Fire, Active Shooter and Earthquake
1. Create a calendar of drills.
2. Community both safety expectations (with the dissemination of the Safety Plan) and the calendar of drills.
Copies of Safety Plan and all other necessary documents (maps and emergency checklist)
See Safety Plan for lead persons in charge of particular buildings and/or evaluation fields.
as measured by the successful execution of drills throughout the 2017-2018 school year.
Student Conduct Code
All students of Carter High School are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior. Every
individual possesses the responsibility to maintain interpersonal skills and citizenship which will
provide the foundation for success in adult life. It is therefore incumbent upon our school to
communicate the limits of behavior as set forth by the California Education Code. A pupil may
not be suspended from school or recommended for expulsion unless the superintendent or the
principal of the school in which the pupil is enrolled determines that the pupil has:
a(1). Caused, attempted to cause, or threatened to cause physical injury to another person.
(2). Willfully used force or violence upon the person of another, except in self defense.
b. Possessed, sold, or otherwise furnished any firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous
object unless, in the case of possession of any object of this type, the pupil had obtained
written permission to possess the item from a certificated school employee, which is
concurred by the principal or the designee of the principal.
c. Unlawfully possessed, used, sold, or otherwise furnished, or been under the influence of,
any controlled substance listed in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11053) of
Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code, an alcoholic beverage, or an intoxicant of any
d. Unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any controlled substance listed in
Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11053) of Division 10 of the Health and Safety
Code, an alcoholic beverage, or an intoxicant of any kind, and then either sold, delivered,
or otherwise furnished to any person another liquid, substance or material and
represented the liquid, substance, or material as a controlled substance, alcoholic
beverage or intoxicant.
e. Committed or attempted to commit robbery or extortion.
f. Caused or attempted to cause damage to school property or private property.
g. Stolen or attempted to steal school property or private property.
h. Possessed or used tobacco, or any products containing tobacco or nicotine products,
including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, miniature cigars, clove cigarettes,
smokeless tobacco, snuff, chew packets, and betel. However, this section does not
prohibit use or possession by a pupil of his or her own prescription products.
i. Committed an obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity or vulgarity.
j. Unlawfully possessed or unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any drug
paraphernalia, as defined in Section 11014.5 of the Health and Safety Code.
k. Disrupted school activities or otherwise willfully defied the valid authority of supervisor,
teachers, administrators, school officials or other school personnel engaged in the
performance of their duties.
l. Knowingly received stolen school property or private property.
m. Possession of an imitation firearm. As used in this section, “imitation firearm" means a
replica of a firearm so similar in physical properties to an existing firearm as to lead a
reasonable person to conclude that the replica is a firearm.
n. Committed or attempted to commit a sexual assault as defined in Section 261, 266c, 286,
288a, or 289 of the Penal Code or committed a sexual battery as defined in Section 243.4
of the Penal Code.
o. Harassed, threatened, or intimidated a pupil who is a complaining witness or witness in a
school disciplinary proceeding for the purpose of either preventing that pupil from being
a witness or retaliating against that pupil for being a witness, or both.
p. Unlawfully offered, arranged to sell, negotiated to sell, or sold the prescription drug SOMA.
q. Engaged in, or attempted to engage in, hazing as defined in Section 32050.19.
r. Engaged in an act of bullying, including, but not limited to, bullying committed by means
of an electronic act, as defined in subdivisions (f) and (g) of Section 32261, directed
specifically toward a pupil or school personnel.
s. A pupil shall not be suspended or expelled for any of the acts enumerated in this section,
unless that act is related to school activity or school attendance occurring within a school
under the jurisdiction of the superintendent of the school district or principal or occurring
within any other school district. A pupil may be suspended or expelled for acts that are
enumerated in this section and related to school activity or attendance that occur at any
time, including, but not limited to, any of the following:
(1) While on school grounds.
(2) While going to or coming from school.
(3) During the lunch period whether on or off the campus.
(4) During, or while going to or coming from, a school sponsored activity.
t. A pupil who aids or abets, as defined in Section 31 of the Penal Code, the infliction or
attempted infliction of physical injury to another person may be subject to suspension,
but not expulsion, pursuant to this section, except that a pupil who has been adjudged
by a juvenile court to have committed, as an aider and abettor, a crime of physical
violence in which the victim suffered great bodily injury or serious bodily injury shall be
subject to discipline pursuant to subdivision (a).
u. As used in this section, "school property" includes, but is not limited to, electronic files
v. A superintendent of the school district or principal may use his or her discretion to
provide alternatives to suspension or expulsion, including, but not limited to, counseling
and an anger management program, for a pupil subject to discipline under this section.
w. It is the intent of the Legislature that alternatives to suspension or expulsion be imposed
against a pupil who is truant, tardy, or otherwise absent from school activities.
A pupil may not be suspended or expelled for any of the acts enumerated unless that act is
related to school activity or school attendance occurring within a school under the
jurisdiction of the superintendent or principal or occurring within any other school district. A
pupil may be suspended or expelled for acts that are enumerated in this section and related to
school activity or attendance that occur at any time, including, but not limited to, any of the
While on school grounds
While going to or coming from school
During the lunch period whether on or off the campus
During, or while going to or coming from, a school sponsored activity
It is the intent of the Legislature that alternatives to suspensions or expulsion be imposed against
any pupil who is truant, tardy, or otherwise absent from school activities.
The Governing Board may order a student expelled upon finding that the student violated
subdivision (f), (g), (h), (in), (j), (k), or (l) of Section 48900 and either of the following:
1. That other means of corrections are not feasible or have repeatedly failed to bring about
2. That due to the nature of the violation, the presence of the student causes a continuing
danger to the physical safety of the student or others.
The Student Code of Conduct includes, but is not limited to:
Conduct Code Procedures
The procedures for intervening in bullying include, but are not limited to:
EC 48900.3 states that suspension or expulsion may be applied if a student “caused,
attempted to cause, threatened to cause, or participated in an act of hate violence.”
Hate violence is generally directed against an individual or group of individuals because
of their race, religion, ethnicity, or other characteristic.
EC 48900.4 states that suspension or expulsion may be used if a student has
“intentionally engaged in harassment, threats, or intimidation, directed against a student
or group of students, that is sufficiently severe or pervasive to have the actual and
reasonably expected effect of materially disrupting classwork, creating substantial
disorder, and invading the rights of that student or group of students by creating an
intimidating or hostile educational environment.”
Examples of harassment, threats, or intimidation include:
Students should feel free from threats and intimidation at school. Any student who believes he/she is a victim of hate-motivated behavior shall immediately contact a staff member, or Assistant Principal. Upon receiving such a complaint the Assistant Principal shall immediately investigate the complaint in accordance with school-level complaint procedures as described in AR 5145.7.
The School safety plan is reviewed and evaluated on an ongoing basis throughout the school year. Members of the School Site Council are invited to serve on the Safety Planning Committee. Each year the safety plan vision and mission statement are reviewed to ensure relevancy. THe school safety team identifies areas of school, pride, strengths and areas for improvement as a focal point each year.
Utilities, Responders and Communication Resources
Law Enforcement/ Fire/Paramedic
Rialto USD School Police
Law Enforcement/ Fire/Paramedic
Rialto Police Department
West Valley Water District
Arrowhead Medical Center
American Red Cross
Rialto Unified School District
(i.e. review steps, meetings conducted, approvals, ect)
Date and Time
Description and Location
(Attached Document if applicable)
Safety Committee Meetings
August 4, 2017 2:30-3:15
September 13, 2017 2:30-3:15
November 8, 2017 2:30-3:15
February 14, 2018 2:30-3:15
March 14, 2018 2:30-3:15
April 11, 2018 2:30-3:15
Meeting Location: C-112
These meetings are designated to plan safety education for the Carter High School staff. The Safety Planning Committee will also continue to rewrite and revise the current safety plan to ensure it is up-to-date with the most recent district and state safety policies.
Safety Plan Review at School Site Council
October 26, 2017 2:40-3:40
Meeting Location: PRC
This meeting is designated to share with Carter High School families the Safety Committees plan for ensuring the safety of our students
Safety Plan Review at School Site Council & Approval
May 17, 2018 2:40-3:40
Meeting Location: PRC
This meeting is designated to share and seek approval from Carter High School families (SSC) regarding Safety Plan for the 2018-2019 school year, to receive feedback and to plan for the next academic year.
Standardized Emergency Response Management System Overview
The California Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) is designed to centralize and coordinate emergency response through the use of standardized terminology and processes. This greatly facilitates the flow of information and resources among the agencies participating in response to an emergency. SEMS consists of five functions:
During an emergency, the Incident Commander directs response actions from a designated Command Post. To effectively do this, the Incident Commander must constantly assess the situation, and develop and implement appropriate strategies. The Incident Commander must be familiar with the available resources, accurately document all response actions, and effectively communicate response strategies to others participating in the response. This function is typically filled by the school principal. The principal is assisted in carrying out this function by a Public Information & Liaison Officer and Safety Officer.
Planning & Intelligence
Planning and Intelligence involves the use of various methods to efficiently gather information, weigh and document the information for significance, and actively assess the status of the emergency. This understanding and knowledge about the situation at hand is vital to the effective management of a response. These activities are performed by a single person who reports directly to the Incident Commander.
All response actions are implemented under by Operations. This includes staff performing first aid, crisis intervention, search and rescue, site security, damage assessment, evacuations, and the release of students.
Logistics supports the response by coordinating personnel; assembling and deploying volunteers; providing supplies, equipment, and services; and facilitating communications among emergency responders.
Finance & Administration
Finance & Administration involves the purchasing of all necessary materials, tracking financial records, timekeeping for emergency responders, and recovering school records following an emergency. These activities are performed by a single person who reports directly to the Incident Commander.
COMMAND POST/SITE EMERGENCY COORDINATION TEAM
SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM
***In the event of an evacuation the Search and Rescue Team will report to their assigned building/location.
DURING EMERGENCY – REPORT TO THE COMMAND POST (Building 18)
***In the event of a disaster the Search and Rescue Team will report to the Incident Command Location or Building 18.
SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM MEMBERS:
Supervise shut off of utilities Schessler
Take charge of Search and Rescue Team Morris
Shut off utilities Bruce/Kenny
SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM MEMBERS, CONTINUED
Building A J. Hampton / C. Wilson
Building B E. DeLaTorre/J. Rosalez
Building C J. Haynes / A. Duncan
Buildings D G. Watson/ A. Avalos
Building E A. Marsh / E. Antonucci
Buildings F K. Ramos/D. Navarro
Buildings G, MPR, H R. Miller / P. McNay
Building I C. Tapia / M. Othon
Library K. Patterson / J. Bryson
Command Center P. Chavez
SCHOOL GROUNDS WILL BE CLOSED AND STUDENTS WILL BE KEPT AT SCHOOL SITES UNTIL A PARENT OR AUTHORIZED INDIVIDUAL CAN REACH THEM.
AT BASEBALL CONCESSION STAND
STUDENT RELEASE TEAM MEMBERS:
ALL ATTENDANCE STAFF
CAFETERIA WORKERS AND NOON DUTY AIDES
ALL LIBRARY STAFF
All public employees are designated as disaster service workers subject to service as may be assigned to them by their superiors or by law (govt. Code, Chapter 8, Section 3100). Should a disaster strike during school hours, NO employee will leave his/her assignment under any circumstances unless officially released by the Superintendent or his/her designee.
Types of Emergencies & Specific Procedures
COMMAND POST Building 18
STUDENT RELEASE Building 18
FIRST AID Field A
SEARCH AND RESCUE Report to Command Post
Electric: There are two main electrical enclosures. Electrical enclosure #1 is located on the NW corner of Building 7. Electrical enclosure #2 is located on the NE corner of the stadium (upper).
WARNING: Do not switch off the main electric panel without FIRST switching off the individual wing panel switches. Arcing and severe shock may result if this procedure is not followed.
Gas: The gas meter shut-off is located at the NW corner of the stadium (upper).
Water: There are two water shut-offs valves. Water valve #1 is located between the JV Baseball Field and the Varsity Softball Field near Maple Avenue. Water valve #2 is located at the NW corner of the campus along Maple Avenue.
FIRST AID SUPPLIES: Storage Containers
TOOLS/TRASH BAGS: Storage Containers
BULL HORN: Located in the Security Office and Principal’s Office
BOLT CUTTERS Security Office and Morris’ Office
Schessler-Field B Morris-Field C Cuevas-Field D
LINE LEADERS (teachers who are located at head of line):
TEACHERS ON CONFERENCE PERIOD:
Help evacuate the MH classrooms (E112 and E113) and then report to the student release point (Building 18, see Appendix).
TEACHERS AT LUNCH:
CAMPUS SECURITY OFFICERS / SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER:
SECURITY OFFICERS ASSIGNMENTS:
Administration, “G” Building & P.E. Department
Building “C” “E”
Building “H” “F”
Building “I” & “D”
Officers: Clear buildings, make sure classroom doors are locked, report clear buildings and any unlocked doors to A.P. Morris. All Officers report to the baseball diamond.
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AND ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR:
NURSE AND HEALTH AIDE:
CAFETERIA WORKERS AND NOON DUTY AIDES:
This procedure addresses situations involving an Aircraft Crash on or in proximity to school property.
ACTIVE SHOOTER/VIOLENT INTRUDER:
***IN THE EVENT THAT THERE IS AN ACTIVE SHOOTER ON CAMPUS, GET TO SAFETY, LOOK QUICKLY INTO THE HALLS TO PULL ANY AND ALL STUDENTS INTO YOUR CLASSROOM BEFORE LOCKING AND SECURING ALL DOORS AND WINDOWS. AFTER, YOU ARE SURE YOU HAVE PULLED ALL STUDENTS INTO YOUR CLASSROOM, DO NOT OPEN YOUR DOOR UNTIL YOU RECEIVE AN ALL CLEAR FROM THE PRINCIPAL. ***
What: When a person makes verbal or physical gesture to inflict self-harm, follow the recommendations below.
If threat is imminent, do not delay, call 911
Actions to take:
1. Make every effort to clear others from the area.
2. Remain calm and listen attentively
3. Get individual to talk (remember vital information)
4. Stay with the individual
5. Notify staff resources for assistance (i.e., principal, counselor, nurse, crisis team)
It is possible that students and/or staff could be drawn into a hostage crisis. If your site should be faced with this crisis, your ability to act appropriately will be of extreme importance to the safety of students and personnel, as well as your own.
If an intruder (or intruders) enters a classroom or an enclosed area with a weapon and threatens to shoot or injure persons, these guidelines should be followed. Your actions during the crisis will enhance your chances of survival.
All students and staff who are on site but not in imminent danger should follow Shelter in Place procedures. Close and lock all doors, close curtains, stay away from the doors and windows, and wait quietly for further instructions.
If you suspect that shots may be fired from a passing vehicle:
Immediately after the vehicle has gone:
Remember: Students will model their emotional reaction after yours--stay calm.
If you receive a Bomb Threat:
Very important: If you are told by emergency responders to evacuate the building, follow your site evacuation procedures.
See “Motor Vehicle Crash” below
Campus unrest may result when students move about in large groups, challenging authority, committing acts of vandalism, etc., to the point where the principal decides that the safety of students and staff is jeopardized.
The sound of an explosion may be the only warning of this type of disaster. The following actions should be taken if an explosion occurs:
Gas leaks can be internal to the building. Natural gas rises, while propane is denser than air and accumulates in low places. Do not attempt to evaluate the probability of an explosion.
It is difficult to respond to an explosion because explosions are sudden and often unexpected. If there is sufficient time, students should drop to the floor, protect face and neck from flying debris and glass with arms.
Maintenance and Operations evaluates gas leaks and makes repairs. If a fire department or gas company turns off the main valve, the school must pass a high-pressure test before services can continue. If the school fails to pass the test, extensive investigation and repairs may have to be made before reopening the school.
Natural gas burns and causes explosions and may poison an individual. It causes asphyxiation and could cause suffocation if someone were to be exposed to it for a lengthy period of time.
If there is a leak, notify the front office and:
See “Fire on School Grounds” Section
Actual Fire Notification
If you see fire, smoke, or hear fire alarms:
1. Evacuate immediately
2. If the fire alarm has not been activated, then do so at the “pull station”
3. Administrator or designee dial (911/Fire), then notify Control Center (909) 820-6892
4. Proceed to nearest exit
-Use stairs, not elevators
-Assist person with disabilities
5. Meet at designated assembly area
-Account for individuals
6. Re-enter area only when authorized by emergency personnel
Fire Extinguisher Instructions:
P- Pull safety pin from handle
A-Aim nozzle at base of fire
S- Squeeze the trigger handle
S- Sweep from side to side
Fire Alarm Panel Troubles
If the fire alarm panel indicators shows (trouble, ground fault, open circuit, battery, maintenance required on the smoke detector and invalid, etc.). Please follow the steps below:
Non-Actual Fire Alarms
The following procedures are to be followed for planned drills or false alarms:
A planned fire drill:
(NOTIFY CONTROL CENTER (909) 820-6892, BEFORE ACTIVATING ALARM & AFTER DRILL IS OVER).
A false alarm: If a fire alarm is (observed) to be false DO NOT CALL 911. Immediately notify the Control Center (909) 820-6892 and they will cancel with the Fire Department.
Follow procedures 1 -3 above to silence by pressing “Acknowledge”. If you are unable to silence the fire alarm by repeatedly pressing “Acknowledge” then immediately contact the Control Center, and they will notify the Fire Department of the situation.
Slow-rise floods may require sandbagging and possibly evacuation.
Flash floods will usually occur with very little warning. Flash floods usually require immediate evacuation.
The School Administrator will initiate the appropriate Immediate Response.
In the event of a motor vehicle crash that results in severe injury, property damage or risk of expulsion
School Administrator will contact 9-1-1.
Depending on the location of incident the administrator may call for DUCK AND COVER, SHELTER-IN-PLACE, EVALUATE building, or Off-Site Evaluation.
The School Administrator will assess the situation for any further safety hazards.
The Security/Utilities Team will secure the crash area to prevent unauthorized access.
The First Aid/Medical Team will check for injuries to provide appropriate first aid.
What: When a person makes verbal or physical gesture to inflict self- harm, follow the recommendations below. If threat is imminent, do not delay, call 911
Actions to take:
Hotline Numbers *Hotline numbers are presented to support students, parents and staff.
Arrowhead Medical Center: 909-580-1000
House of Ruth: 888-546-5884
Mesa Counseling Center: 909-421-9302
The National Hope Line Network 800-442-HOPE (4673)
Behavioral Health Department: 909-421-9200
Action Group: 800-FOR TEEN (367-8336)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
An Unlawful Demonstration/Walkout is any unauthorized assemblage on or off
campus by staff or students for the purpose of protest or demonstration.
Counselor: Prentice Counselors: Wilson/Patterson Counselors: Lee/Hampton/Quinones
FIELD B FIELD C FIELD D
Building A, PE, Gym Building C, D Building E, F, G, H, I
PE Class #1___ C101___ C201___ E101___ E201___
PE Class #2___ C102 ___ C202___ E102 ___ E202___
PE Class #3 ___ C103 ___ C203___ E103 ___ E203___
PE Class # 4___ C104 ___ C204___ E104 ___ E204___
PE Class # 5___ C105 ___ C205___ E105 ___ E205___
PE Class #6___ C106 ___ C206___ E106 ___ E 206___
PE/Health Class #7___
PE/Health Class #8___ C107 ___ C207___ E107 ___ E207___
C108 ___ C208___ E108 ___ E208 ___
Admin ___ C109 ___ C209___ E109 ___ E 209___
Custodian (1) ___ C110 ___ C210 ___ E110 ___ E210 ___
Maintenance (3) ___
C111 ___ C211 ___ E111 ___ E211 ___
C112 ___ C212 ___ E112 ___ E212 ___
C113 ___ C213 ___ E113 ___ E 213___
C114 ___ C214 ___ E114 ___ E 214___
C115 ___ C 215 ___ E115 ___ E215 ___
C116 ___ C216 ___ E116 ___ E216 ___
C117 ___ C217 ___ E117 ___ E217 ___
C118 ___ C218 ___ E118 ___ E218 ___
D101 ___ D201___ F101 ___ F201 ___
D102 ___ D202 ___ F102 ___ F202 ___
D103 ___ D203 ___ F103 ___ F203___
D104 ___ D204 ___ F 104___
D105 ___ D205 ___ F105 ___
H101 ___ H201 ___
I101 ___ H201___
I102 ___ I202 ___
I103___ I203 ___
I104 ___ I204___
I105 ___ I205 ___
I106 ___ I206___
I107 ___ I207___
I108 ___ I208 ___