Adoption Date: 8/30/1979, Revised: 7/19/1994; 6/20/00


Accidents are undesirable, unplanned occurrences which often result in bodily harm, loss of school time, property damage, possible expensive legal action, and even death. Thus, it shall be the policy of the Brockport Central School District to take every reasonable precaution for the safety of the students, employees, visitors, patrons, and all others having business with this School District. The Board of Education believes that safety is important to everyone concerned with our schools, not only as a protective measure during school hours, but also as an instructional means of developing an appropriate mode of behavior to minimize accidents at all times.

It shall be the responsibility of the Superintendent of Schools to execute this policy. In order to have a comprehensive program which will meet the needs of the District:

a)The responsibility for developing the total safety program shall be delegated to a competent, professional staff person who in this matter will be directly responsible to the Superintendent, and shall be provided with authority commensurate with the task.

b)This staff person, acting in an advisory capacity to all heads of major units within the District, shall be responsible for the promotion and development when requested, of an aggressive accident prevention and safety education program for professional and non-professional personnel employed by the District.

c)The general areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to inservice training, accident record keeping, plant inspection, driver education, vehicle safety programs, fire prevention, school site selection emergency procedures, and traffic safety problems related to employees, students, and community.

Student Safety

All staff who are made aware of physical and/or verbal threats to students must immediately report these threats against students to the next level of supervisory authority for prompt action. The immediate supervisor must then inform the Superintendent/designee, including any action taken, after learning of such threats to students.

The District shall disseminate this policy to all employees in order to ensure staff awareness.

Policy References:
Labor Law Section 27-a

Policy Cross References:

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