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The Board of Trustees is responsible for ensuring that proper attention is paid to the safety of students. A safe and orderly campus can be affected by the following: student attire and grooming; the presence of nondistrict students and nonstudents on District campuses; the presence of District students on District school sites other than their home school; the presence of District students on other district school sites; and the ability of staff and students to identify District students. The Superintendent or designee shall establish procedures which will ensure as safe an educational environment as possible.

Although the District is not liable for the safety of students who are not under school supervision, the school District can, and does, hold students accountable for their behavior from the time they leave their homes for school until they return to their homes from school, in the playgrounds and during recess, and while they are on school premises and/or under supervision of school District personnel. (Education Codes 44807, 44808, 48900)

Responsibility

Principals and staff are responsible for acting reasonably to ensure the proper conduct and safety of students from the time they come under school supervision until they leave school supervision.

(cf. 5144.0 - Discipline Overview)

Liability

The school District, Board members and District employees shall not be held liable for the safety and conduct of students who leave the school grounds as allowed by the Board's policy on open campus. (Education Code 44808.5)

(cf. 5020 - Noncustodial Parent)

(cf. 5112.5 - Open/Closed Campus)

cf. 5145.11 - Questioning and Apprehension)

The principal or designee shall provide for adequate supervision of school grounds at all times they are in use by students during the school day or at school-sponsored activities. Special attention should be given to the prevention of accidents and to the development of habits of good citizenship.

(cf. 5131.4 - Campus Disturbances)

(cf. 6145.21- Sportsmanship

The principal or designee shall should make full use of the cooperative services of local and county organizations which provide safety services, such as fire, law enforcement and disaster preparedness agencies.

(cf. 3514 - Environmental Safety)

(cf. 3515 - School Safety and Security)

(cf. 3515.2 - Disruptions)

(cf. 5131.1 - Bus Conduct)

(cf. 5141 - Health Care and Emergencies)

(cf. 5141.1 - Accidents)

(cf. 5144 - Student Discipline)

(cf. 6114 - Emergencies and Disaster Preparedness Plan)

(cf. 6145.2 - Interscholastic Competition)

(cf. 6161.3 - Toxic Art Supplies)

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 Public Health: http://www.cdph.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

Policy TAMALPAIS UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: March 9, 1993 Larkspur, California

revised: June 11, 1996 (effective 7/1/96)