ERIC Number: ED417580
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
School Safety Audit: Protocol, Procedures, and Checklists.
Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
The 1997 Virginia General Assembly passed HB 1851, which directs local school boards to require all schools under their supervisory control to conduct school safety audits. This type of audit should "assess the safety conditions in each public school." HB 1851 also directed the Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop a list of items to be reviewed and evaluated in the school safety audits. This document explains audit protocol, including deadlines and certification procedures, and gives a short description of the audit procedure. The main portion of the document is a collection of checklists, one for each of the following components: (1) safety and security of buildings and grounds; (2) development and enforcement of policies; (3) procedures for data collection; (4) intervention and prevention plans; (5) staff development; (6) opportunities for student involvement; (7) level of parent and community involvement; (8) role of law enforcement; (9) development of a crisis management plan; and (10) standards for security personnel. Attachment 1 is a copy of HB 1851 and Attachment 2 is a blank copy of the School Safety Audit Certification. (Author/BRH)
Descriptors: Audits (Verification), Board of Education Policy, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Standards, Public Schools, School Community Relationship, School Maintenance, School Safety, School Security
Virginia State Dept. of Education, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia