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Release of Student to Adult

Students shall be released during the school day in the custody of an adult only if:

1. The adult is the student's parent/guardian with custody.

(cf. 5021 - Noncustodial Parents)

2. The adult has been authorized on the student's emergency card as someone to whom the student may be released when the parent/guardian cannot be reached, and the Superintendent/Principal or designee verifies the individual's identification.

(cf. 5141 - Health Care and Emergencies)

(cf. 5141.1 - Accidents)

3. The adult is a properly authorized law officer acting in accordance with law.

(cf. 5145.11 - Questioning and Apprehension)

4. The adult is taking the student to emergency medical care at the request of the Superintendent/Principal or designee.

(cf. 5141.4 - Child Abuse Reporting Procedures)

Supervision of Students

Teachers shall be present at their respective rooms and shall open them to admit students not less than 30 minutes before the time when school starts. (5 CCR 5570)

(cf. 6112 - School Day)

Every teacher shall hold students to a strict account for their conduct on the way to and from school, on the playgrounds and during recess. (Education Code 44807)

Where playground supervision is not otherwise provided, the Superintendent/Principal of each school shall provide for certificated employees to supervise the conduct and safety, and direct the play, of students who are on school grounds before and after school and during recess and other intermissions. (5 CCR 5552)

The Superintendent/Principal or designee shall:

1. Clearly identify supervision zones on the playground and require that all individuals supervising students remain outside at a location from which they can observe their entire zone of supervision

2. Require that all supervisors remain alert in spotting dangerous conditions, promptly report any such conditions to the Superintendent/Principal or designee, and file a written report on such conditions as appropriate

3. Establish emergency procedures that ensure swift response to accidents, fighting and situations that could become dangerous, such as overcrowding or unusual gatherings of students

When determining the ratio of playground supervisors to students, the Superintendent/Principal or designee shall consider the size of the playground area, the number of areas that are not immediately visible, and the age of the students.

Playground Safety

The Superintendent/Principal or designee shall ensure that playgrounds comply with 22 CCR 65700-65750 pertaining to the design, installation, inspection and maintenance of playgrounds and playground equipment.

New playground equipment shall be either: (22 CCR 65730)

1. Assembled and installed by or under the direct supervision of an individual authorized by the manufacturer

2. Inspected by a certified playground safety inspector prior to its first use

The Superintendent/Principal or designee shall ensure that district personnel have read and understood the requirements in 22 CCR 65700-65750 before participating in the design, installation or maintenance of a playground. (22 CCR 65740)

Activities with Safety Risks

Because of concerns about the risk to student safety, the Superintendent/Principal or designee shall not permit the following activities on campus or during school-sponsored events unless the activity is properly supervised, students wear protective gear as appropriate, and each participant has insurance coverage:

1. Trampolining

2. Scuba diving

3. Skateboarding or use of nonmotorized scooters

4. In-line or roller skating

5. Hang gliding

6. Sailing

7. Water skiing

8. Snow trips

9. Motorcycling

10. Target shooting

11. Horseback riding

12. Rodeo

13. Other activities determined by the school Superintendent/Principal to have a high risk to student safety

(cf. 6145 - Extracurricular and Cocurricular Activities)

The cost of insurance coverage for such activities shall be borne by the student and/or student body consistent with law and Governing Board policy.

(cf. 3260 - Fees and Charges)

(cf. 3530 - Risk Management/Insurance)

(cf. 5143 - Insurance)

Students who operate or ride as a passenger on a bicycle, motorized scooter, nonmotorized scooter or skateboard upon a street, bikeway or any other public bicycle path or trail shall wear a properly fitted and fastened bicycle helmet that meets the standards of law. Students also shall be required to wear such helmets while wearing in-line or roller skates. (Vehicle Code 21212)

Laboratory Safety

The Superintendent/Principal of each school offering laboratory work to students shall designate a trained certificated employee to review, update and carry out the school's procedures for laboratory safety.

Hearing Protection

The Superintendent/Principal or designee shall monitor students' exposure to excessive noise in classrooms and provide protection as necessary. The Superintendent/Principal or designee also may provide hearing conservation education to teach students ways to protect their hearing.

Eye Safety Devices

The Superintendent/Principal or designee shall provide schools with eye safety devices for use whenever students are engaged in or observing an activity or using hazardous substances likely to cause injury to the eyes. (Education Code 32030, 32031)

(cf. 4157/4257/4357 - Employee Safety)

Eye safety devices may be sold to students for an amount not to exceed their actual cost to the district. (Education Code 32033)

(cf. 3260 - Fees and Charges)

Sun Safety

The Superintendent/Principal or designee shall recommend appropriate practices to protect students from overexposure to ultraviolet radiation.

(cf. 5132 - Dress and Grooming)

Students shall be allowed to use sunscreen during the school day without a physician's note or prescription. (Education Code 35183.5)

The Superintendent/Principal or designee may incorporate sun safety into the curriculum in order to increase students' understanding of the health risks associated with overexposure to ultraviolet radiation and to encourage students to engage in preventative practices.


approved: February 6, 2003 Baker, California