___ Comprehensive School Safety Plan
A school safety plan has been established and updated annually for the school as required by California Education Code Section 32280 et seq. The "Safe Schools - A Planning Guide for Action (2002 Edition)" and the "Safe Schools - A Planning Guide for Action Workbook (2002 Edition)" are excellent resource materials for creating safe and effective schools.
___ Assessments of School Safety
Appropriate sources of data have been reviewed to identify school safety issues (e.g., California Healthy Kids Survey, school crime data from local law enforcement, suspension/expulsion data from the Uniform Management Information Reporting System [UMIRS] page of the Consolidated Application, counseling referrals, etc).
___ Discipline Policies and Practices
Existing school-site discipline rules and procedures are regularly reviewed to ensure that they are being appropriately enforced and address student behavior problems and school safety issues. Student handbooks are given to all students and parents that explain codes of conduct, unacceptable behavior, and disciplinary consequences.
Available funding sources are being targeted to address school safety issues. Funding sources available to nearly every district include the School Safety and Violence Prevention Act funds (Assembly Bill 1113 funds) and Title IV Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities funds.
___ Professional Development Activities
All school personnel receive appropriate professional development that includes training on implementation of a school safety plan, current laws affecting school safety, safe school strategies, implementation of science-based prevention curriculum, crisis response planning, consistent enforcement of school discipline policies, and child abuse reporting.
___ Counseling and Guidance Services
Effective counseling and guidance services are available to all students (e.g., psychological and social services; attendance improvement; dropout prevention and recovery, and appropriate referral systems).
___ Collaborative Relationships
Students, parents, community organizations, and law enforcement agencies are actively involved in activities that contribute to preventing violence and improving school safety.
___ Safe School Programs and Strategies
Effective prevention/intervention programs and strategies are being used consistently to create a safe and drug-free learning environment and to address school safety and violence prevention issues that frequently impact campuses such as:
- Bullying Prevention
- Gang Risk Intervention
- Conflict Management
- Classroom Management
- Hate Violence-Motivated Behavior
- Internet Safety
- Youth Development
- Student Assistance Program or other intervention and referral system
___ Campus Security
Access to campuses has been appropriately restricted. The use of campus supervisors, security personnel, security equipment (e.g., communication systems, surveillance cameras and other detection devices, etc.), are appropriately utilized.