The Board recognizes the necessity for a planned safety program to create a safe environment for
the students attending, and for the professional and support staff employed by the school district.
The maintenance of healthful and safe conditions throughout the school district is a responsibility
shared by the Board, superintendent and all professional and support staff.
Every attempt will be made to meet safety and health standards established by state and federal
laws and regulations. The cooperation of school, home and community in providing a safe and
healthful environment is encouraged by the Board.
Safe practices will be a scheduled part of instruction in the classrooms, laboratories and school
shops. Proper supervision of students and other citizens using the school facilities will be
required. Hazardous conditions indicated by inspectors will be reported to the Board and
corrected. Each building administrator will develop and implement a safety program, report
hazardous conditions to the superintendent and hold employees and students responsible for the
observance of all safety rules and procedures.
The district will fully utilize federal, state and local violence prevention programs and resources
available to students, teachers or staff that the district determines are necessary and cost effective
for the school district. By July 1, 2001, the superintendent will designate a school safety
coordinator who will have a thorough knowledge of such programs.
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Note: The reader is encouraged to review administrative procedures and/or forms for related
information in support of this policy area.
Legal Refs: §§ 160.660, 165.011, RSMo.
Steelville R-III School District, Steelville, Missouri
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