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Policy Date: 09/01/2022Download Policy Now
ASD File: EBB/ADD
AUBURN SCHOOL DISTRICT
The Board 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 parents, 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 in how to recognize and respond to behavioral other information that may indicate impending violence or other safety problems.
7.Training and support for students that aims to relieve the fear, embarrassment andpeer pressure associated with reporting behavior that may indicate impending violence orother safety problems.
8.Procedures for safe, confidential reporting of security and safety concerns at eachschool building.
9.Procedures for regular assessments by school security/safety professionals and lawenforcement officers to evaluate the security needs of each school building and toprovide recommendations for improvements if necessary.
10.Procedures for regular assessments by school climate professionals to determinewhether students feel safe and to provide recommendations for improvements in schoolclimate at each district building.
11.Procedures to provide for regular communications between district officials, lawenforcement officers, fire department officials, city and county officials and local medicalpersonnel to discuss crisis prevention and management strategies, including involvementby these parties in the development and revision of crisis prevention and managementplans.
12.Training programs for staff and students in safety precautions and procedures relatedto fire prevention, natural disaster response, accident prevention, public health, traffic,bicycle and pedestrian safety, environmental hazards, civil defense, classroom andoccupational safety, and special hazards associated with athletics and otherextracurricular activities.
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13. Procedures for the reporting of criminal activity to law enforcement.
Each building principal shall be responsible for the supervision and implementation of the safe school program at his or her school. The principal shall 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 shall contain, at a minimum, the information required by law.
It shall 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 shall issue a final safety report. The report shall be made available to the public and shall be submitted to the State Board of Education in accordance with state law and regulation.
RSA 193-D, RSA 193-F, and
NH Admin Rules Sec. Ed 306.04(a)(2)
Adopted: September 14, 1999
Revised: January 13, 2009
Code EBB added 9/1/22