Student Programs and Services
Comprehensive School Safety Plans, 2020-21
California Education Code Section 32286 requires each school site to review and update its school safety plan, which must be developed and written by a School Site Council (SSC) or its designated Safety Planning Committee in collaboration with teachers, classified staff, parents, and first responders to ensure they are up-to-date and complete. The plans must have policies and procedures addressing critical issues including: disaster preparedness; crisis response; mental and physical health; earthquake emergencies; school learning environment; discipline, suspension, and/or expulsion; hate crime reporting; child abuse reporting; release of a pesticide or toxic substance; and more. Schools are required to review, update, and approve its plan by March 1, every year and seek the approval of their Educational boards annually.