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SAFE SCHOOLS

Policy Number: 
Board File: ADD

The Board of Education recognizes that effective learning and teaching takes place in a safe, secure and welcoming environment. Safe schools are a priority in the mission of the District and contribute to improved attendance, increased student achievement and community support. To that end and to the extent required by applicable law, the Board, in consultation with the District Advisory Committee and parents, teachers, administrators, students, student councils and when appropriate, members of the community, has adopted the following policies and procedures as part of the District’s safe schools plan that includes:

  1. A student conduct and discipline code.
     
  2. Safe school reporting requirements.
     
  3. Staff security and safety.
     
  4. Crisis management.
     
  5. Procedures that address safety and security concerns within the District.
     
  6. Procedures that address the sharing of student information with other agencies, in accordance with applicable state and federal law.
     
  7. Procedures that address persons visiting school buildings and attending school- sponsored activities.
     
  8. Procedures that address the screening of employees subsequent to employment for criminal offenses.

Adopted: November 19, 2002

LEGAL REF.:
C.R.S. 22-32-109.1(2)

CROSS REFS.:
ECA/ECAB, Security/Access to Buildings
GBGB, Staff Security and Safety
GCEA/GCFA, Professional Staff Background Checks
GDEA, Support Staff Background Checks
JIC, Student Conduct, and subcodes
JK, Subcodes (all relate to student discipline)
JRA/JRC and JRA-R/JRC-R, Student Education Records
KDE, Crisis Management
KI, Visitors to the Schools