ERIC Number: ED288258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Model Policy for Security and Safety Committee.
Perillo, Stephen E.
The starting point of an effective school safety program is the development of a written policy statement that reflects the school board's belief in safety for its students and that is widely publicized to the staff and community. A sample safety/security policy is provided that lists, first, the superintendent's responsibilities in establishing a districtwide safety and security committee and, second, the security committee's responsibilities. These include (1) reviewing all worker compensation and student accident reports; (2) reviewing loss data and determining ways to alleviate further loss; and (3) establishing mechanisms for safety communication, inservice safety training for employees, and safety education for students. The following section contains suggested policy forms regarding vandalism and arson, staff participation, public participation, and governing body recognition. The paper concludes with suggested safety committee activities in the areas of building and grounds inspection; accident review and analysis; review of physical education programs; and the establishment of safety training, awards, and publicity. (MLF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of School Business Officials International (73rd, San Antonio, TX, October 18-22, 1987).