The School Committee will take precaution to protect the safety of all students, employees, visitors and others who are present on school property or at school-sponsored events.

The Committee will comply with safety requirements established by governmental authorities and will insist that the staff adhere to recommended safety practices as these pertain, for example, to the school plant, special areas of instruction, student transportation, social distancing, school sports and occupational safety.

The practice of safety will also be considered a facet of the instructional program of the schools. Instruction will include accident prevention as well as fire prevention; emergency procedures; traffic, bicycle, bus transportation and pedestrian safety.

The Superintendent will have overall responsibility for the safety program of the school system. It will be the responsibility of the Superintendent 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.

ADOPTED: June 15, 2020