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Emergency Management Manual- Ed code 32282

32282.  (a) The comprehensive school safety plan shall include, but

not be limited to, both of the following:

   (1) Assessing the current status of school crime committed on

school campuses and at school-related functions.

   (2) Identifying appropriate strategies and programs that will

provide or maintain a high level of school safety and address the

school's procedures for complying with existing laws related to

school safety, which shall include the development of all of the


   (A) Child abuse reporting procedures consistent with Article 2.5

(commencing with Section 11164) of Title 1 of Part 4 of the Penal


   (B) Disaster procedures, routine and emergency, including

adaptations for pupils with disabilities in accordance with the

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 12101 et

seq.). The disaster procedures shall also include, but not be limited

to, both of the following:

   (i) Establishing an earthquake emergency procedure system in every

public school building having an occupant capacity of 50 or more

pupils or more than one classroom. A district or county office may

work with the Office of Emergency Services and the Seismic Safety

Commission to develop and establish the earthquake emergency

procedure system. The system shall include, but not be limited to,

all of the following:

   (I) A school building disaster plan, ready for implementation at

any time, for maintaining the safety and care of pupils and staff.

   (II) A drop procedure whereby each pupil and staff member takes

cover under a table or desk, dropping to his or her knees, with the

head protected by the arms, and the back to the windows. A drop

procedure practice shall be held at least once each school quarter in

elementary schools and at least once a semester in secondary


   (III) Protective measures to be taken before, during, and

following an earthquake.

   (IV) A program to ensure that pupils and both the certificated and

classified staff are aware of, and properly trained in, the

earthquake emergency procedure system.

   (ii) Establishing a procedure to allow a public agency, including

the American Red Cross, to use school buildings, grounds, and

equipment for mass care and welfare shelters during disasters or

other emergencies affecting the public health and welfare. The

district or county office shall cooperate with the public agency in

furnishing and maintaining the services as the district or county

office may deem necessary to meet the needs of the community.

   (C) Policies pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 48915 for

pupils who committed an act listed in subdivision (c) of Section

48915 and other school-designated serious acts which would lead to

suspension, expulsion, or mandatory expulsion recommendations

pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 48900) of Chapter 6 of

Part 27.

   (D) Procedures to notify teachers of dangerous pupils pursuant to

Section 49079.

   (E) A discrimination and harassment policy consistent with the

prohibition against discrimination contained in Chapter 2 (commencing

with Section 200) of Part 1.

   (F) The provisions of any schoolwide dress code, pursuant to

Section 35183, that prohibits pupils from wearing "gang-related

apparel," if the school has adopted that type of a dress code. For

those purposes, the comprehensive school safety plan shall define

"gang-related apparel." The definition shall be limited to apparel

that, if worn or displayed on a school campus, reasonably could be

determined to threaten the health and safety of the school

environment. Any schoolwide dress code established pursuant to this

section and Section 35183 shall be enforced on the school campus and

at any school-sponsored activity by the principal of the school or

the person designated by the principal. For the purposes of this

paragraph, "gang-related apparel" shall not be considered a protected

form of speech pursuant to Section 48950.

   (G) Procedures for safe ingress and egress of pupils, parents, and

school employees to and from school.

   (H) A safe and orderly environment conducive to learning at the


   (I) The rules and procedures on school discipline adopted pursuant

to Sections 35291 and 35291.5.

   (J) Hate crime reporting procedures pursuant to Chapter 1.2

(commencing with Section 628) of Title 15 of Part 1 of the Penal


   (b) It is the intent of the Legislature that schools develop

comprehensive school safety plans using existing resources, including

the materials and services of the partnership, pursuant to this

chapter. It is also the intent of the Legislature that schools use

the handbook developed and distributed by the School/Law Enforcement

Partnership Program entitled "Safe Schools: A Planning Guide for

Action" in conjunction with developing their plan for school safety.

   (c) Grants to assist schools in implementing their comprehensive

school safety plan shall be made available through the partnership as

authorized by Section 32285.

   (d) Each schoolsite council or school safety planning committee in

developing and updating a comprehensive school safety plan shall,

where practical, consult, cooperate, and coordinate with other

schoolsite councils or school safety planning committees.

   (e) The comprehensive school safety plan may be evaluated and

amended, as needed, by the school safety planning committee, but

shall be evaluated at least once a year, to ensure that the

comprehensive school safety plan is properly implemented. An updated

file of all safety-related plans and materials shall be readily

available for inspection by the public.

   (f) The comprehensive school safety plan, as written and updated

by the schoolsite council or school safety planning committee, shall

be submitted for approval under subdivision (a) of Section 32288.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Capistrano Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: AR 1312.3, BP 1312.3 and BP 5183.

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9200

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