Standard Elementary SD | BP 4358 Personnel
The Governing Board desires to provide a safe, orderly working environment for all employees. As part of the district's comprehensive school safety plan, the Superintendent or designee shall develop strategies for protecting employees from potentially dangerous persons and situations and for assisting them in the event of an emergency situation.
(cf. 0450 - Comprehensive Safety Plan)
(cf. 3515 - Campus Security)
(cf. 5131.4 - Campus Disturbances)
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that employees are informed, in accordance with law, regarding crimes and offenses by students who may pose a danger in the classroom.
When violence is directed against an employee by any individual and the employee so notifies the Superintendent or designee, the Superintendent or designee shall take steps to ensure that appropriate legal measures are instituted. When the employee notifies the Superintendent or designee of a threat of bodily harm, the district shall take appropriate measures to enable the employee to request assistance if a threat occurs on school grounds.
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that employees are trained in crisis prevention and intervention techniques in order to protect themselves and students. Staff development may include training in classroom management, effective communication techniques and crisis resolution.
(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)
(cf. 4231 - Staff Development)
(cf. 4331 - Staff Development)
The Board recognizes that access to two-way communications devices allows employees to call for assistance from their supervisor or law enforcement in the event of a threat of violence or medical emergency. The district shall provide such communications devices in classrooms to the extent possible.
(cf. 5141 - Health Care and Emergencies)
Employees may not carry or possess pepper spray on school property or at school activities. On a case-by-case basis, however, the Superintendent or designee may allow the possession of a pepper spray weapon that meets the requirements of Penal Code 12403.7 when justified by unusual dangerous circumstances. Any employee who is negligent or careless in the possession or handling of pepper spray shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary measures.
(cf. 4118 - Suspension/Disciplinary Action)
(cf. 4218 - Dismissal/Suspension/Disciplinary Action)
Reporting of Injurious Objects
The Board requires school employees to take immediate action upon being made aware that any person is in possession of an injurious object on school grounds or at a school-related or school-sponsored activity. The employee shall use his/her own judgment as to the dangerousness of the situation and, based upon this analysis, shall do one of the following:
1. Confiscate the object and deliver it to the principal immediately
2. Immediately notify the principal, who shall take appropriate action
3. Immediately notify the local law enforcement agency and the principal
(cf. 5131.7 - Weapons and Dangerous Instruments)
(cf. 5144. - Discipline)
(cf. 5144.1 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process)
(cf. 5144.2 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process (Students with Disabilities))
When informing the principal about the possession or seizure of a weapon or dangerous device, the employee shall report the name(s) of persons involved, witnesses, location, and the circumstances of any seizure.
32210-32212 Willful disturbance, public schools or meetings
32225-32226 Communication devices
35204 Contract with attorney in private practice or use of administrative advisor
35205 Contract for legal services
35208 Liability insurance
35213 Reimbursement for loss, destruction or damage of school property
44014 Report of assault by pupil against school employee
44807 Duty concerning conduct of students
48201 Transfer of student records
48900-48926 Suspension or expulsion Grounds for suspension or expulsion
49079 Notification to teacher; student who has engaged in acts constituting grounds for suspension or expulsion
49330-49335 Injurious objects
51.7 Freedom from violence or intimidation
CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE
527.8 Workplace violence safety act
995-996.4 Defense of public employees
3543.2 Scope of representation
71 Threatening public officers and employees and school officials
240 Definition of assault
241.2 Assault on school or park property against any person
241.3 Assault against school bus drivers
241.6 Assault on school employee includes board member
242 Definition of battery
243 Battery; definition of "injury" and "serious bodily injury"
243.2 Battery on school or park property against any person
243.3 Battery against school bus drivers
243.6 Battery against school employee includes board member
245.5 Assault with deadly weapon; school employee includes board member
290 Registration of sex offenders
601 Trespass by person making credible threat
626.9 Gun-Free School Zone Act of 1995
626.10 Exceptions to bringing weapons on school grounds
12403.7 Weapons approved for self defense
WELFARE AND INSTITUTIONS CODE
827 Juvenile court proceedings; reports; confidentiality
828.1 District police or security department, disclosure of juvenile records
0401.01 Protecting Student Identification in Reporting Injurious Objects
California Department of Education, Safe Schools and Violence Prevention Office: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/ss/
Policy STANDARD SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: November 20, 2001 Bakersfield, California