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7.10.P.1 Staff Personal Security and Safety

Section 7.10 - Policy



Any employee who is threatened with harm by an individual or a group while carrying out assigned duties shall immediately notify the school principal or supervisor.  The principal or supervisor shall then immediately notify the Superintendent's office of the threat and together they shall take immediate steps in cooperation with the employee to provide every reasonable precaution for the employee's safety.  Precautionary steps, including any advisable legal action, shall be reported to the Superintendent's office at the earliest possible time.

Eye  Protective  Devices

Every student, teacher, and visitor in public schools shall wear appropriate eye protective ware while participating in or when observing vocational, technical, industrial arts, art, or laboratory science activities involving exposure to:
  • Molten metals or other molten materials.
  • Cutting, shaping, and grinding of materials.
  • Heat treatment, tempering, or kiln firing of any metal or other materials.
  • Welding fabrication processes.
  • Explosive materials.
  • Caustic solutions.
  • Radiation materials.

The Board shall equip the schools with eye protective ware.

Schools may receive and expend federal, state, and local monies to provide eye protective devices.

For purposes of this procedure, eye protective ware means devices meeting the standards of the U.S.A. Standard Safety Code for head, eye, and respiratory protection, Z21-1959, and subsequent revisions thereof, approved by the United States of America Standards Institute, Inc.

Personal Protective Equipment

If required by Government authorities, all persons including but not limited to staff, students, vendors, visitors and volunteers shall wear appropriate personal protective equipment while on any District property, in any District facility, at any District event, whether indoors or outdoors, and in any District vehicle, including District buses or vehicles rented or leased by the District.

Appropriate personal protective equipment should not be worn by:
  • Children under the age of 2
  • Anyone who has trouble breathing
  • Anyone who is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

The Superintendent may make exceptions to the requirement to wear appropriate personal protective equipment while keeping in mind the health and safety of everyone involved.