The School Board of Miami-Dade County
Bylaws & Policies
Unless a specific policy has been amended and the date the policy was revised is noted at the bottom of that policy, the Bylaws and Policies of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools were adopted on May 11, 2011 and were in effect beginning July 1, 2011.
 

5340 - STUDENT ACCIDENTS

When accidents occur in school, the school shall provide first aid by persons trained to do so, summon medical assistance, notify administrative personnel and parents, and file accident reports.

Principals should contact the parents immediately. Where parents are not available, a relative or family friend as stated on the student information card should be contacted. In case the parent or other contact is unavailable, the family physician should be contacted, when name is available. In extreme emergency, dial the emergency 911 telephone number immediately.

Employees should administer first aid within the limits of their knowledge of recommended practices. All employees should make an effort to increase their understanding of the proper steps to be taken in the event of an accident.

F.S. 381.0056, 1001.43