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El Dorado Union HSD |  AR  5142  Students


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Each principal or designee shall establish school rules for the safe and appropriate use of school equipment and materials and for student conduct consistent with law, Board policy, and administrative regulation. Copies of the rules shall be distributed to parents/guardians and be readily available at the school at all times.

(cf. 0450 - Comprehensive Safety Plan)

(cf. 5131 - Conduct)

(cf. 5144 - Discipline)

Release of Students

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

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

(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 principal or designee verifies the adult's identity.

(cf. 3516 - Emergencies and Disaster Preparedness Plan)

3. The adult is an authorized law enforcement officer acting in accordance with law.

(cf. 5141.4 - Child Abuse Prevention and Reporting)

(cf. 5145.11 - Questioning and Apprehension)

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

(cf. 5141 - Health Care and Emergencies)

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)

Every teacher shall hold students accountable for their conduct on the way to and from school, on the school campus, and during breaks. (Education Code 44807)

In arranging for appropriate supervision, where supervision is not otherwise provided, the principal of each school shall provide for certificated employees to supervise the conduct and safety of students who are on school grounds before and after school and during the normal school day. (5 CCR 5552)

The principal or designee shall require that all supervisors remain alert in spotting dangerous conditions, promptly report any such conditions to the principal or designee, and file a written report on such conditions as appropriate.

(cf. 3530 - Risk Management/Insurance)

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

(cf. 1240 - Volunteer Assistance)

(cf. 3515.2 - Disruptions)

(cf. 4131; cf. 4231 - Staff Development)

(cf. 5131.4 - Student Disturbances)

(cf. 5138 - Conflict Resolution/Peer Mediation)

Activities with Safety Risks

Because of concerns about the risk to student safety, the 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. Scuba diving

2. In-line or roller skating

3. Sailing or boating

4. Water skiing

5. Snow trips

6. Bicycling

7. Horseback riding

8. Backpacking

9. Break dancing

10. Other activities determined by the school principal to have a high risk to student safety.

The following activities shall not be permitted:

1. Trampolining

2. Skateboarding or use of scooters

3. Hang gliding

4. Motorcycling

5. Target shooting

6. Rodeo

7. Other activities determined by the school principal to have a high risk to student safety.

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

(cf. 5143 - Insurance)

(cf. 6145 - Extracurricular and Cocurricular Activities)

(cf. 6153 - School-Sponsored Trips)

Students who operate or ride as a passenger on a bicycle, 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 principal of each school offering laboratory work shall designate a trained certificated employee to review, update, and carry out the school's procedures for laboratory safety.

Hearing Protection

The Superintendent or designee shall monitor student's exposure to excessive noise in classrooms and provide protection as necessary.

Eye Safety Devices

The Superintendent or designee shall provide schools with eye safety devices for use whenever students, teachers, or visitors are engaged in or observing an activity or using hazardous substances likely to cause injury to the eyes. Eye safety devices may be sold to students for an amount not to exceed their actual cost to the district. (Education Code 32030, 32031, 32033)

(cf. 3260 - Fees and Charges)


approved: September 14, 1999 Placerville, California

revised: September 25, 2007