5400 - Student Safety

Policy 5400 Student Safety title box

It is the policy of the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union, Bennington School District, Inc., Mount Anthony Union School District, North Bennington Graded School District, Pownal School District, Shaftsbury School District, and Woodford School District to maintain safe conditions within our schools.

The Superintendent or his designee shall develop procedures to insure the maintenance of school facilities, paying particular attention to the following:

a. Safe conditions in the buildings and on the grounds.
b. Safe supervision practices, especially in activities presenting potential hazards.
c. Offering safety education where appropriate.

It should be understood that the School Boards and school staff cannot guarantee student safety, and the school cannot undertake the responsibility of immediate supervision of all students, at all times and under all circumstances.

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