EB: Safety Program
The Falmouth Public Schools will safeguard against unsafe incidents by taking precautions to protect the safety of all students, employees, visitors, and others present on school property or at school-sponsored events.
The Falmouth Public Schools will comply with safety requirements established by governmental authorities and will insist that its staff adhere to recommended safety practices as these pertain, for example, to the schools, special areas of instruction, student transportation, school athletic events, and occupational safety.
The practice of safety will also be considered a facet of the instructional program. Instruction will include accident prevention as well as fire prevention; emergency procedures; traffic, bicycle, and pedestrian safety.
The Superintendent or designee will have overall responsibility for the safety program of the school district. It will be the responsibility of the Superintendent or designee to see that appropriate staff members are kept informed of current state and local requirements relating to fire prevention, civil defense, sanitation, public health, and occupational safety.
The Superintendent or designee will ensure the development and annual review of the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP). The CEMP will be followed by all employees. Furthermore, the Superintendent or designee will ensure a standing Health and Safety Committee is charged with disseminating current practices within the schools; staying current with local, state, and national regulations and best practices; and reviewing and updating the CEMP. The Health and Safety Committee membership will include district administrators, employees from all schools, and members of the police and fire and rescue departments.
Efforts directed toward the prevention of accidents will succeed only to the degree that all staff members recognize that preventing accidents is a daily operational responsibility.
CROSS REFS: EEAE, School Bus Safety Program
GBGB, Staff Personal Security and Safety
IHAM, Health Education
JLI, Student Safety
LEGAL REF: MGL 71:55C
603 CMR 36:00