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Board Policy 2801 - Safety Programs


The Board of Education is committed to providing an accident-free environment for students, staff, the general public and all others having business within the school system.

Accidents are undesirable, unplanned occurrences, which often result in bodily harm, loss of school time, property damage, related expensive legal action, and even death. It is a valid premise that accidents are preventable when prior systematic measures are taken to identify, eliminate, or protect against recognized safety hazards.

The Board of Education directs the Superintendent to maintain an aggressive Public School System Safety Program to (1) identify and eliminate recognized safety hazards, and (2) provide instructional programs to train personnel to minimize these hazards and prevent accidents. As a minimum content, the Safety Program shall provide for on-going programs to evaluate current safety conditions in schools, buildings and grounds; institution of necessary actions to eliminate hazards; development of staff and student safety consciousness; and fix responsibilities for safety inspections and safety conditions in schools, buildings and grounds.

The Superintendent shall provide summary reports to the Board of Education annually.

About This Policy

Policy Adopted 7/25/74

Policy Amended 5/12/03

Policy Reviewed-No Revisions Required 11/9/04

Policy Reviewed-No Revisions Required 10/4/05

Policy Reviewed-No Revisions Required 12/1/06

Updated April 29, 2010