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Comprehensive Safety Plan   

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

(cf. 0510 - School Accountability Report Card)

(cf. 5131 - Conduct)

(cf. 5137 - Positive School Climate)

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

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

The County Board shall approve the plan at a regularly scheduled meeting.

(cf. 9322 - Agenda/Meeting Materials)

The Superintendent or 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 County Superintendent or designee shall notify the California Department of Education of any school/program site 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 Office of Emergency Services: http://www.oes.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 TUOLUMNE COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

adopted: August 1, 2008 Sonora, California