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EB Safety Program

EB

LEVERETT SCHOOL COMMITTEE

SAFETY PROGRAM

Accidents are undesirable, unplanned occurrences that can result in tragic consequences--bodily harm, loss of school time, property damage, legal action, and even fatality.  The School Committee will guard against such occurrences by taking precautions to protect the safety of all students, employees, visitors and others present on school property or at school-sponsored events.

The Committee will comply with safety requirements established by governmental authorities and will insist that its staff adhere to recommended safety practices as these pertain, for example, to the school plant, special areas of instruction, student transportation, school sports and occupational safety.

The practice of safety will also be considered a facet of the instructional program of the schools.  Instruction will include accident prevention as well as fire prevention; emergency procedures; traffic, bicycle, and pedestrian safety.

The Superintendent will have overall responsibility for the safety program of the school system.  It will be the responsibility of the Superintendent to see that appropriate staff members are kept informed of current state and local requirements relating to fire prevention, civil defense, sanitation, public health, and occupational safety.

Efforts directed toward the prevention of accidents will succeed only to the degree that all staff members recognize that preventing accidents is a daily operational responsibility.

SOURCE: MASC August 2016

LEGAL REF.:  M.G.L. 71:55C

603 CMR 36:00

CROSS REFS.:  EEAE, School Bus Safety Program

GBGB, Staff Personal Security and Safety

IHAM, Health Education

JLI, Student Safety

NOTE:  In addition to the subcategories of code EB (all of these file locations relate to safety) there are several other places in the NEPN classification system where policies pertaining to safety may be filed, as indicated by the cross references above.

Leverett Policy Committee Voted to Leverett School Committee for First Read: 12/04/17

First Reading by Leverett School Committee: 01/08/18

Second Reading, First Vote by Leverett School Committee: 02/05/18

Final Vote: 04/02/18