Support Services File: EB

SAFE AND SECURE SCHOOLS

The South Conejos School District RE10 Board of Education recognizes that effective learning and teaching takes place in a safe, secure, and welcoming environment and that safe schools contribute to improved attendance, increased student achievement, and community support. To that end the Board directs the Superintendent, following consultation with the District Accountability Committee, parents/guardians, teachers, administrators, students, and when appropriate, members of the community, to develop a safe schools plan that includes:

1.            Procedures that address the supervision and security of school buildings and grounds.

2.            Procedures that address the safety and supervision of students during school hours and school-sponsored activities.

3.            Procedures that address persons visiting school buildings and attending school-sponsored activities.

4.            Training programs for staff and students in crisis prevention and management.

5.            Training programs for staff and students in emergency response procedures that include practice

drills.

6.            Training programs for staff and students on how to recognize and respond to behavior or other information that may indicate impending violence or other safety problems.

7.            Training and support for students that aims to relieve the fear, embarrassment, and peer pressure associated with reporting behavior that may indicate impending violence or other safety problems.

8.            Procedures for safe, confidential reporting of security and safety concerns in the school building.

9.            Procedures for regular assessments by school security safety professionals and law enforcement officers to evaluate the security needs of each school building and to provide recommendations for improvements if necessary.

10.          Procedures for school surveys to determine whether students, staff and parents/guardians feel safe and to provide recommendations for improvements in school climate at each District building.

11.          Procedures to provide for regular communications between District officials, law enforcement officers, fire department officials, city and county officials, and local medical personnel to discuss crisis prevention and management strategies, including involvement by these parties in the development and revision of crisis prevention and management plans.

12.          Training programs for staff and students in safety precautions and procedures related to fire prevention, natural disaster response, accident prevention, public health, traffic, bicycle, and pedestrian safety, environmental hazards, civil defense, classroom and occupational safety, and special hazards associated with athletics and other extracurricular activities.

13.          Procedures for the reporting of criminal activity to law enforcement.

The building principal will be responsible for the supervision and implementation of the safe school program at his/her school. The principal will submit annually, in the manner and by the date specified by the State Board of Education, a written report to the Board of Education concerning the learning environment in the school during that school year. The report will contain, at a minimum, the information required by law.

It will be the responsibility of the Superintendent or designee to compile the annual safety reports from each principal and submit the compilation to the Board of Education. The Board will issue a final safety report. The report will be submitted to the State Board of Education in accordance with state law and regulation.

FIRST READING: November 27, 2018

ADOPTED: February 26, 2019

 

LEGAL REF.:

C.R.S. 9-1-101 through 9-1-106

C.R.S. 22-3-101 through 22-3-104

C.R.S. 22-32-109.1 (2)(b)

C.R.S. 22-32-110 (1) (k)

C.R.S. 22-32-124 (2),(3)

C.R.S. 24-10-106.5

CROSS REF.:

 

EBCA Disaster Plan

ECA/ECAB, Security/Access to Buildings

GBGB, Staff Personal Security and Safety

JB Equal Education Opportunity

JBCC Sexual Harassment

JK Student Discipline

JICJ Student Use of Electronic Communication Devices

JICDA Code of Conduct

JICDE Bullying Prevention and Education

JIH Student Interrogations, Searches, and Arrests

JLCE First Aid and Emergency Medical Care

KLG Relations with Law Enforcement Authorities