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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/legal guardian with custody.

(cf. 5021 Noncustodial Parents)

2. The adult has appropriate identification and the verified authorization of the student's parent/legal guardian with custody.

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 principal or designee.

(cf. 5141.4 Child Abuse and Neglect (Reporting Procedures))

Eye Protection Devices

The district shall provide eye protection devices in accordance with law.

Staff shall ensure that all students, teachers and visitors wear eye protective devices when they are engaged in or observing an activity or using hazardous substances likely to cause injury to the eyes. (Education Code 32030, 32031)

The Board shall provide a first pair of the eye safety devices required by law at district expense. If these devices ar lost or damaged, students and teachers may obtain replacements for an amount not exceeding their actual cost to the district.

Missing Children

In order to enable district staff to assist in locating missing children, the Superintendent or designee shall ensure that Department of Justice information on missing children is posted at every school. In schools maintaining elementary grades, this information shall be posted in areas restricted to adult use. (Education Code 38139)

Laboratory Safety

The principal of each school offering laboratory work to students shall designate a trained certificated employee as "building laboratory consultant" responsible for reviewing, updating and carrying out the school's procedures for laboratory safety.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

8482-8484.6 After School Education and Safety Program

17280-17317 Building approvals (Field Act)

17365-17374 Fitness of school facilities for occupancy

32001 Fire alarms and drills

32020 School gates; entrances for emergency vehicles

32030-32034 Eye safety

32040 First aid equipment

32225-32226 Two-way communication devices in classrooms

32240-32245 Lead-free schools

32250-32254 CDE school safety and security resources unit

32280-32289 Safety plans

44807 Duty of teachers concerning conduct of students

44808 Exemption from liability when students are not on school property

44808.5 Permission for students to leave school grounds; notice (high school)

45450-45451 Crossing guards

48900 Hazing

49300-49307 School safety patrol

49330-49335 Injurious objects

49341 Hazardous materials in school science laboratories

51202 Instruction in personal and public health and safety

GOVERNMENT CODE

810-996.6 California Tort Claims Act

HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE

115725-115735 Playground safety

115775-115800 Wooden playground equipment

115810-115816 Playground safety and recycling grants

PENAL CODE

245.6 Hazing

PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE

5411 Purchase of equipment usable by physically disabled persons

VEHICLE CODE

21100 Rules and regulations; crossing guards

21212 Use of helmets

42200 Fines and forfeitures, disposition by cities

42201 Fines and forfeitures, disposition by counties

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

202 Exclusion of students with a contagious disease

570-576 School safety patrols

5531 Supervision of social activities

5552 Playground supervision

5570 When school shall be open and teachers present

14103 Bus driver; authority over pupils

COURT DECISIONS

Wiener v. Southcoast Childcare Centers, (2004) 32 Cal.4th 1138

Kahn v. East Side Union High School District, (2003) 31 Cal.4th 990

Hoyem v. Manhattan Beach City School District, (1978) 22 Cal. 3d 508

Dailey v. Los Angeles Unified School District, (1970) 2 Cal 3d 741

Management Resources:

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TESTING AND MATERIALS

F 1487-05, Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public Use, 2005

U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION PUBLICATIONS

Handbook for Public Playground Safety, Pub. No. 325, 1994, rev. 1997

WEB SITES

American Society for Testing and Materials: http://www.astm.org

California Department of Education, Safe Schools Office: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/ss

California Department of Health Services: http://www.dhs.ca.gov

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov

Environmental Protection Agency: http://www.epa.gov

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: http://www.cpsc.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Safe Schools: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/osep/gtss.html

Regulation ESCONDIDO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

approved: March 15, 1994 Escondido, California