JL Student Welfare

                                                                                    File:  JL


Supervision of Students:

School personnel assigned supervision are expected to act as reasonably prudent adults in providing for the safety of the students in their charge.

In keeping with this expected prudence, no teacher or other staff member shall leave his/her assigned group unsupervised except where an arrangement has been made to take care of an emergency.

During school hours or while engaging in school-sponsored activities, students will be released only into the custody of parents or other persons authorized in writing by a parent or guardian.

Reporting to Authorities – Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect:

All school officials or employees are mandated to report any suspected child abuse or neglect as required by M.G.L. Ch. 119, S 51A.

In accordance with the law, the Leverett Elementary School shall establish the necessary policies and procedures to comply with the intent of the Act consistent with the Leverett Elementary School responsibility to the students, parents/guardians, school personnel, and the community.

Student Safety:

Instruction in courses in science, art, physical education, health, and safety will include and emphasize accident prevention.

Safety instruction will precede the use of materials and equipment by students in applicable units of work, and instructors will teach and enforce all safety rules set up for the particular courses. These include the wearing of protective eye devices in appropriate activities.

Safety on the Playground and Playing Field:

The Leverett Elementary School shall provide safe play areas. Precautionary measures which the school requires shall include:

-           A periodic inspection of the school’s playground and playing fields by the Principal of the school and others as may be deemed appropriate

-           Instruction of students in the proper use of equipment

-           Supervision of both organized and unorganized activity

Fire Drills:

The Leverett Elementary School shall cooperate with the fire department to conduct fire drills.

First Reading: 04/04/06

Second reading, first vote: 05/02/06

Final vote: 06/06/06