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Lawndale ESD |  BP  5141.1  Students


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Although the district makes every reasonable effort to prevent student accidents and injuries, accidents occur. The Superintendent or designee shall develop procedures to ensure that first aid and/or medical attention is provided as quickly as possible and that parents/guardians are notified of accidents.

Universal precautions shall be observed whenever it is possible that students, employees or others may have contact with blood or body fluids as a result of the accident.

(cf. 4119.43/4219.43/4319.43 - Universal Precautions)

Emergency Care

In case of illness or injury at school sponsored activities, the adult supervisor in charge shall place the responsibility for the care of the student with the parent/guardian as soon as feasible.

The Board of Trustees shall carry insurance and otherwise cover the district, its employees and Board members while performing assigned duties to the liability limits as required and deemed advisable. (Education Code, Section 35208)

Filing of Accident Reports

Management personnel shall be responsible for the filing of accident reports with the central office. Except in extenuating circumstances, reports must be filed with the central office within 24 hours after the accident.

Administering of First Aid

School personnel shall administer first aid with in the limits of their training and ability.

Victim Not to be Moved

No student shall be moved in serious accident cases unless under the supervision of the principal or nurse.

(cf. 6145.2 - Athletic Competition)

Legal Reference:


32040-32044 First aid equipment

49300-49307 School safety patrols

49408 Emergency information

49409 Athletic events; physicians and surgeons; emergency medical care; immunity

49470 Medical and hospital services for athletic program

49471 Medical and hospital services not provided or available

49472 Medical and hospital services for pupils

49474 Ambulance services

51202 Instruction in personal and public health and safety


5193 California Bloodborne Pathogens Standard


Adopted: April 4, 2004 Lawndale, California