Santa Clara USD | AR 5142 Students
Each principal or designee shall establish emergency procedures, rules for student conduct, and rules for the safe and appropriate use of school facilities, equipment, and materials, consistent with law, Board policy, and administrative regulation. The rules shall be communicated to students, distributed to parents/guardians, and readily available at the school at all times.
(cf. 0450 - Comprehensive Safety Plan)
(cf. 5131 - Conduct)
(cf. 5144 - Discipline)
Release of Students
Students shall be released during the school day only to the custody of an adult who is one of the following:
1. The student's custodial parent/guardian
(cf. 5021 - Noncustodial Parents)
2. An adult authorized on the student's emergency card as someone to whom the student may be released when the custodial parent/guardian cannot be reached, provided the principal or designee verifies the adult's identity
(cf. 3516 - Emergencies and Disaster Preparedness Plan)
3. An authorized law enforcement officer acting in accordance with law
(cf. 5141.4 - Child Abuse Prevention and Reporting)
(cf. 5145.11 - Questioning and Apprehension by Law Enforcement)
(cf. 5145.13 - Response to Immigration Enforcement)
4. An adult taking the student to emergency medical care at the request of the principal or designee
(cf. 5141 - Health Care and Emergencies)
Supervision of Students
Teachers shall be present at their respective rooms and shall open them to admit students not less than 30 minutes before the time that school starts. (5 CCR 5570)
Every teacher shall hold students accountable for their conduct on the way to and from school, on the playgrounds, and during recess. (Education Code 44807)
The principal or designee shall require all individuals supervising students to remain alert for unauthorized persons and dangerous conditions, promptly report any such observations to the principal or designee, and file a written report as appropriate.
(cf. 1250 - Visitors/Outsiders)
(cf. 3530 - Risk Management/Insurance)
In arranging for appropriate supervision on playgrounds, the principal or designee shall:
1. Clearly identify supervision zones on the playground and require all playground supervisors to remain outside at a location from which they can observe their entire zone of supervision
2. Consider the size of the playground area, the number of areas that are not immediately visible, and the age of the students to determine the ratio of playground supervisors to students
At any school where playground supervision is not otherwise provided, the principal or designee shall provide for certificated employees to supervise the conduct and safety, and direct the play, of students who are on school grounds before and after school and during recess and other intermissions. (5 CCR 5552)
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that teachers, teacher aides, playground supervisors, yard aides, and volunteers who supervise students receive training in safety practices and in supervisory techniques that will help prevent problems and resolve conflicts among students. Such training shall be documented and kept on file.
(cf. 1240 - Volunteer Assistance)
(cf. 3515.2 - Disruptions)
(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)
(cf. 4231 - Staff Development)
(cf. 5131.4 - Student Disturbances)
(cf. 5138 - Conflict Resolution/Peer Mediation)
Student Safety Patrols
A school safety patrol shall be composed of students of the school selected by the principal and shall serve only with written consent of the students and their parents/guardians. Patrol members shall be at least 10 years old and at least in the fifth grade. (Education Code 49302; 5 CCR 571)
School safety patrols shall be used only at those locations where the nature of traffic will permit their safe operation. The locations where school safety patrols are used should be determined jointly with the local law enforcement agency. (5 CCR 572)
Patrol members shall be under the supervision and control of the principal or designee and shall receive training in proper procedures, including, but not limited to, the operations specified in 5 CCR 573-574. Whenever on duty, patrol members shall wear the standard uniform required by 5 CCR 576.
Any new playground or any replacement of equipment or modification of components inside an existing playground shall conform to standards set forth by the American Society for Testing and Materials and the guidelines set forth by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The Superintendent or designee shall have a playground safety inspector certified by the National Playground Safety Institute conduct an initial inspection to aid compliance with applicable safety standards. (Health and Safety Code 115725)
Activities with Safety Risks
Due to concerns about the risk to student safety, the principal or designee shall not permit the following activities on campus or during school-sponsored events unless the activity is properly supervised, students wear protective gear as appropriate, and each participant has insurance coverage:
2. Scuba diving
3. Skateboarding or use of scooters
4. In-line or roller skating or use of skate shoes
5. Sailing, boating, or water skiing
6. Cross-country or downhill skiing
8. Target shooting
9. Horseback riding
12. Mountain bicycling
13. Rock climbing
16. Other activities determined by the principal to have a high risk to student safety
(cf. 5143 - Insurance)
(cf. 6145 - Extracurricular and Cocurricular Activities)
(cf. 6153 - School-Sponsored Trips)
Students who operate or ride as a passenger on a bicycle, nonmotorized scooter, or skateboard, or wear in-line or roller skates, upon a street, bikeway, or any other public bicycle path or trail shall wear a properly fitted and fastened bicycle helmet
The principal of each school offering laboratory work shall develop procedures for laboratory safety and designate a trained certificated employee to implement and regularly review these procedures.
Students in a laboratory shall be under the supervision of a certificated employee. Students shall be taught laboratory safety, and safety guidelines and procedures shall be posted in science classrooms. Students shall receive continual reminders about general and specific hazards.
Hazardous materials shall be properly used, stored, and disposed of in accordance with law and the district's chemical hygiene plan.
(cf. 3514.1 - Hazardous Substances)
Bloodborne pathogens shall be handled in accordance with the district's exposure control plan.
(cf. 5141.22 - Infectious Diseases)
The district's emergency plan, emergency contact numbers, and first aid supplies shall be readily accessible.
Parents/guardians shall be made aware of the kinds of laboratory activities that will be conducted during the school year.
The Superintendent or designee shall monitor students' exposure to excessive noise in classrooms and provide protection as necessary. The Superintendent or designee may also provide hearing conservation education to teach students ways to protect their hearing.
Eye Safety Devices
The Superintendent or designee shall provide schools with eye safety devices for use whenever students, teachers, or visitors are engaged in or observing an activity or using hazardous substances likely to cause injury to the eyes. Eye safety devices may be sold to students for an amount not to exceed their actual cost to the district. (Education Code 32030, 32031, 32033)
(cf. 3260 - Fees and Charges)
Protection Against Insect Bites
To help protect students against insect bites or stings that may spread disease or cause allergic reactions, students shall be allowed to apply insect repellent provided by their parents/guardians, under the supervision of school personnel, and in accordance with the manufacturer's directions, when engaging in outdoor activities.
Regulation SANTA CLARA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
approved: April 12, 2018 Santa Clara, California
revised: January 30, 2020