Supervision of Students
School personnel assigned to supervisory duties are expected to act as reasonably prudent adults in providing for the safety of the students in their charge.
No teacher or other staff member will leave his/her assigned group unsupervised unless a previous arrangement as been made to take care of an emergency.
During school hours or while engaging in school-sponsored activities, students will be released only into the custody of parents or other persons authorized in writing by a parent or guardian.
Reporting to Authorities – Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect
Any school official or employee shall report any suspected child abuse or neglect as required by M.G.L. Ch. 119, S 51A.
In accordance with the law, the District shall establish the necessary regulations and procedures to comply with the intent of the Act consistent with the District’s responsibility to the students, parents, District personnel, and the community.
Instruction in courses in technology education, science, art, physical education and health will include and emphasize safety and accident prevention.
Safety instruction will precede the use of materials and equipment by students in applicable units of work, and instructors will teach and enforce all safety rules set up for the particular courses. These include the wearing of protective safety glasses and hearing protectors in appropriate activities.
Safety on the Playground and Playing Field
The District shall provide safe play areas. Precautionary measures that the District requires shall include:
- A periodic inspection of the school’s playground and playing fields by the principal of the school and others as may be deemed appropriate;
- Instruction of students in the proper use of equipment;
- Supervision of both organized and unorganized activity.
The District shall cooperate with the fire and police departments in the conduct of emergencydrills.
[Revised: June 2003]
[Revised: June 2016]
Legal References: M.G.L. Ch. 119, 51A