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Comprehensive Safety Plan   

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The Board of Trustees recognizes that students and staff have the right to a safe and secure campus where they are free from physical and psychological harm. The Board is fully committed to maximizing school safety and to creating a positive learning environment that teaches strategies for violence prevention and emphasizes high expectations for student conduct, responsible behavior, and respect for others.

(cf. 5131 - Conduct)

The school site council at each district school shall write and develop a comprehensive school safety plan relevant to the needs and resources of that particular school. (Education Code 32281)

(cf. 0420 - School Plans/Site Councils)

(cf. 1220 - Citizen Advisory Committees)

The school safety plan shall take into account the school's staffing, available resources and building design, as well as other factors unique to the site.

Each school forward the safety plan to student support services (safe schools) by September 30th of each year, for approval.

Each school shall review and update its safety plan by March 1 of each year. New school campuses shall develop a safety plan within one year of initiating operations. (Education Code 32286)

(cf. 0510 - School Accountability Report Card)

Each school shall forward the safety plan to the Board for approval. (Education Code 32288)

The Superintendent or his/her designee shall oversee the development of a districtwide comprehensive school safety plan that is applicable to each school site. (Education Code 32281)

The Board shall review the comprehensive districtwide and/or school safety plan(s) in order to ensure compliance with state law, Board policy and administrative regulation.

The Board shall approve the plan at a regularly scheduled meeting and the adoption of the plan shall not be a consent item. At a minimum, the Board shall discuss both of the following: (Education Code 35294.22)

1. How the safety plan addresses the needs of each school and students within that school

2. How the school site council or safety planning committee, when writing the plan, considered the "three essential components" described in Education Code 35294.21, including assuring each student a safe physical environment; assuring each student a safe, respectful, accepting, and emotionally nurturing environment; and developing each student's resiliency skills

(cf. 9322 - Agenda/Meeting Materials)

The Superintendent or his/her designee shall ensure that an updated file of all safety-related plans and materials is readily available for inspection by the public. (Education Code 32282)

(cf. 1340 - Access to District Records)

By October 15 of each year, the Superintendent or his/her designee shall notify the California Department of Education of any schools that have not complied with the requirements of Education Code 32281. (Education Code 32288)

(cf. 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

200-262.4 Prohibition of sex discrimination

32260-32262 Interagency School Safety Demonstration Act of 1985

32270 School safety cadre

32280-32289 School safety plans

32290 Safety devices

35147 School site councils and advisory committees

35183 School dress code; uniforms

35291 Rules

35291.5 School-adopted discipline rules

35294.10-35294.15 School Safety and Violence Prevention Act

41510-41514 School Safety Consolidated Competitive Grant Program

48900-48927 Suspension and expulsion

48950 Speech and other communication

49079 Notification to teacher; student who has committed acts constituting grounds for suspension or expulsion

67381 Violent crime

PENAL CODE

11164-11174.3 Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION

Article 1, Section 28(c) Right to Safe Schools

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

11992-11993 Definition, persistently dangerous schools

11987-11987.7 School Community Violence Prevention Program requirements

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

7101-7165 Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities, especially:

7114 Application for local educational agencies

7912 Transfers from persistently dangerous schools

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42

12101-12213 Americans with Disabilities Act

Management Resources:

CSBA PUBLICATIONS

911! A Manual for Schools and the Media During a Campus Crisis, 2001

Protecting Our Schools: Governing Board Strategies to Combat School Violence, 1999

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

Safe Schools: A Planning Guide for Action, 2002

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

Practical Information on Crisis Planning: A Guide for Schools and Communities, January 2007

Early Warning, Timely Response: A Guide to Safe Schools, August 1998

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

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

California Emergency Management Agency: http://www.calema.ca.gov

California Seismic Safety Commission: http://www.seismic.ca.gov

Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice: http://cecp.air.org

Federal Bureau of Investigation: http://www.fbi.gov

National Alliance for Safe Schools: http://www.safeschools.org

National School Safety Center: http://www.schoolsafety.us

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osdfs/index.html

Policy SWEETWATER UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: November 17, 2008 Chula Vista, California