Chapter XVIII: School Safety

School safety is a critical concern for educational institutions, parents, and communities. Boards of Education play a significant role in ensuring the safety and well-being of students and staff within their schools. Here are some key points regarding school safety and the role of Boards of Education:

Policy Development

Boards of Education are responsible for establishing policies and guidelines related to school safety. These policies typically cover areas such as emergency preparedness, crisis response, bullying prevention, student discipline, and security measures. The board collaborates with school administrators, educators, and community stakeholders to develop comprehensive safety policies that address the unique needs of their district.

Policy Review and Evaluation

Boards of Education regularly review and evaluate the effectiveness of existing safety policies and protocols. They assess feedback from school administrators, staff, parents, and students to identify areas that need improvement. By monitoring and analyzing safety-related data, boards can make informed decisions and updates to enhance the overall safety of schools.

Resource Allocation

Boards of Education are responsible for allocating financial and other resources to support school safety initiatives. They review budget proposals and make decisions regarding funding for safety measures, such as security personnel, training programs, safety equipment, and facility upgrades. Boardsmust prioritize school safety within their overall budgetary considerations. Boards must prioritize school safety within their overall budgetary considerations.