Decatur County Community Schools
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7430 - SAFETY STANDARDS

The School Board believes that the employees and students of this Corporation, as well as visitors, are entitled to function in an environment as free from hazards as can reasonably be provided. In this regard and in accordance with law, the Board will provide reasonable and adequate protection to the lives, safety, and health of its employees.

In accordance with State law, the Board will designate safe areas and comply with disaster protection guidelines. The Superintendent shall be responsible for the maintenance of standards in the facilities to prevent accidents and to minimize their consequences.

The Superintendent shall, with the approval of the Board, designate an individual to serve as the school safety specialist for the School Corporation. The school safety specialist shall:

 A.conduct periodic audits of health and safety conditions within the facilities of the Corporation in accordance with the Federal OSHA standards adopted by the State, and report any violations to the Superintendent;

 B.have the authority to organize and direct the activities of a Corporation safety committee;

 C.serve on the county safety commission, if one is established within the county;

 D.participate in the school safety training when the county safety council determines it is to be held;

 E.assist the county safety council with the development of a safety plan for each school in the Corporation;

 F.coordinate the safety plans of each school in the School Corporation as required by rules adopted by the Indiana State Board of Education;

 G.act as a resource for other individuals in the School Corporation on issues related to school discipline, safety, and security.

The Superintendent shall ascertain that the employees and students of this Corporation are aware of their rights to an environment free of recognized hazards, that they are properly trained in safety methods, that protective devices and equipment are available to meet safety standards, and that proper guidelines and records are maintained to meet the requirements of the law.

I.C. 5-2-10.1-9, 20-34-3-19
511 IAC 2-4-1