The superintendent will develop and implement regulations designed to insure a safe educational environment for the students and staff of the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District.

The school district holds students accountable for their behavior from the time they leave their homes for school until they return to their homes from school, on the playgrounds and during recess, and while they are on school premises and/or under supervision of school district personnel, as well as during the lunch period whether on or off the campus and during, or while going to or coming from a school sponsored activity.

Principals, teachers, bus drivers, and other employees assigned by the superintendent to positions requiring supervision of students, are responsible for the safety of students enrolled in their schools from the time they come under school supervision until they leave school supervision, whether on school premises or not.

It is the responsibility of the principal to provide supervision of playgrounds and other school facilities at all times they are in use by students (except as provided elsewhere in Board Policy 1330, Use of Facilities). Special attention should be given to the prevention of accidents and to the development of habits of good citizenship.

The principal should make full use of the cooperative services of local and county organizations which provide safety services, such as fire, law enforcement and civil defense agencies.



Legal Reference:

Education Code

Section 35020

Duties of employees fixed by Board



Section 35035

Powers and duties of superintendent



Section 44807

Duty concerning conduct of pupils: limitation on criminal prosecution



Section 44808

Exemption from responsibility or liability for conduct and safety of pupils off-campus; exceptions



Section 44808.5

Permission for pupils to leave school grounds; notice (high school)

Cross Reference:

Board Policy

Section 3516

Safety Business & Non-Instructional Operations



Section 3541.35




Section 6114




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