Elk Rapids Schools
Bylaws & Policies
 

5860 - SAFETY PATROL

The Board of Education recognizes the value of a student safety patrol as an essential part of the school program to instruct the students of this District in good safety habits and to provide opportunities for leadership training.

The Board authorizes the formation of a school safety patrol of students in grades 4 and 5 who shall serve without recompense.

All students eligible by grade level may apply for service on the safety patrol; selection among them will be made on consideration of qualities of:

 A.Responsibility and good citizenship;

 B.Leadership capacity;

 C.Maturity;

 D.Academic proficiency.

Members of the school safety patrol may be assigned to control and direct student traffic on school grounds and on sidewalks or paths adjacent to a street or roadway.

No safety patrol member shall be permitted to direct or place himself/herself in the path of vehicular traffic.

The Board authorizes the purchase of supplies and equipment to identify safety patrol members and enable them to perform their assigned functions.

The principal shall be the supervisor to the school safety patrol whose job it shall be to select all safety patrol members, and instruct them in their duties and responsibilities. If necessary the principal may remove a member from the safety patrol for good cause.

The Superintendent shall develop administrative guidelines to implement this policy.