Safety Plan

SAFETY PLAN

SB 187 Compliance Document

School Year:     2019-2020

 

School

Los Paseos Elementary

CDS Code

43 69583 6095392

District

Morgan Hill Unified

Address

121 Avenida Grande

Date of Adoption

1/23/2019

 

Approved By

Name

Title

Date

Debbie Stewart

Principal

8/6/19

Mia Pharris

Secretary

8/6/19

Jennifer Abberton

Lead Teacher

TBD

Jill Braun

School Site Council Parent Representative

TBD

     
     

 

Senate Bill 187: Comprehensive School Safety Plan Purpose:

The California Education Code (sections 32280-32288) outlines the requirements of all schools operating any kindergarten and any grades 1 to 12, inclusive, to write and develop a school safety plan relevant to the needs and resources of that particular school. 

 

In 2004, the Legislature and Governor recast and renumbered the Comprehensive School Safety Plan provisions in SB 719 and AB 115. It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting the provisions to support California public schools as they develop their mandated comprehensive safety plans that are the result of a systematic planning process, that include strategies aimed at the prevention of, and education about, potential incidents involving crime and violence on school campuses.

 

The historical requirement of the Comprehensive School Safety Plan was presented in Senate Bill 187, which was approved by the Governor and chaptered in 1997. This legislation contained a sunset clause that stated that this legislation would remain in effect only until January I, 2000. Senate Bill 334 was approved and chaptered in 1999 and perpetuated this legislation under the requirement of the initial legislation. 

 

Comprehensive School Safety Plans are required under SB 719 & AB 115 and contains the following elements: 

Assessment of school crime committed on school campuses and at school-related functions

 

    Child abuse reporting procedures

    Disaster procedures

    Suspension and expulsion policies

    Procedures to notify teachers of dangerous pupils

    Discrimination and harassment policies

    School-wide dress code policies

    Procedures for safe ingress and egress

    Policies enacted to maintain a safe and orderly environment

    Rules and procedures on school discipline

    Hate crime reporting procedures

 

The Comprehensive School Safety Plan will be reviewed and updated by March 1st every year. By July of each year, the school will report on the status of its school safety plan including a description of its key elements in the annual school accountability report card (SARC).  

 

A hard copy of the Comprehensive School Safety Plan is available for review in the Front Office. Links to school SARC and Safety Plans can be found in the district local control accountability plan (LCAP) as well as the school plan for student achievement (SPSA).   Safety plans are also available on the school website. 

 

MHUSD School Safety Plan Vision 

The purpose of the safety plan is to intentionally develop a safe and positive learning environment where all students feel secure and ready to learn. The safety plan communicates norms of behavior to allow all learners and teachers to thrive. It also delineates processes and procedures to efficiently and safely respond to emergent situations that require special routines to be learned.

 

The MHUSD Student Code of Conduct Handbook

The district wants to ensure that all students are able to learn in a safe and conducive learning environment. The details of many of the policies listed in this plan can be found in the District Student and Parent Rights and Responsibilities Handbook linked here in English and in Spanish.

 

Assessment of School Safety

The School Administration reviews the Safety Plan with the School Site Council annually. Administration consults with the School Resource Officer, Fire, and other emergency agencies to ensure that current protocols are available and communicated. Schools sites review Office referrals, attendance and suspensions and expulsions. That information can be found here: Assessments data

 

Emergency Evacuation Map: Map Link

 

Alternative Sites for Off-Site Evacuations:

This Evacuation site is within .5 miles of the radius of our school: the most immediate evacuation site

Location Name

Martin Murphy Middle School

Address

141 Avenida Espana, San Jose, CA

Contact

Alex Aasen

 

Not Applicable

Phone Number

408 201.6260

 

Not Applicable

Directions

Head south on Via Vista to Martin Murphy School, 0.1 miles from Los Paseos

 

This Evacuation site is within 3 miles of the radius of our school: the secondary evacuation site

Location Name

San Jose Fire Department Station 27

Address

6027 San Ignacio Ave., San Jose

Contact

 

X

Not Applicable

Phone Number

408 794.7000

 

Not Applicable

Directions

Exit through back gate of campus that opens to the neighborhood pathway. Follow path to Via Serena and head north on Via Serena. Fire Station is on corner of Via Serena/San Ignacio and Bernal Ave.

 

This Evacuation site is within 10 miles of the radius of our school

Location Name

Los Paseos Park

Address

Avenida Grande, San Jose

Contact

 

X

Not Applicable

Phone Number

408 535.3570

 

Not Applicable

Directions

Los Paseos Park is immediately adjacent to the school. Head west from campus and meet in the center of the grass area next to Santa Teresa Blvd.

Los Paseos Park
Strategies and Programs to Provide and Maintain a high level of Safety (EC 32281(a)1, items A-J)

It is a priority of the administration and staff in the Morgan Hill School District that every student who attends our schools will have an environment that is physically safe with a positive school climate. This includes all venues and hours, inside or outside the classroom, coming or going to school, as well as at school-related activities.

 

Our administration and staff work to provide an orderly, caring, and nondiscriminatory learning environment where all students can feel comfortable and take pride in their school and their achievements. This includes teaching students the values of equality, human dignity,  mutual respect, and to employ cooperative learning strategies that foster positive interactions among students from diverse backgrounds.Students shall have opportunities to voice their concerns about school policies and practices and to share responsibility for solving problems that affect their school.  Staff shall encourage and reward success, achievement, participation in community projects, and positive student conduct.

 

Our school district promotes nonviolent conflict resolution techniques to encourage attitudes and behaviors that foster harmonious relations.  Staff shall receive training to implement and support conflict resolution (California Education Code Sections 32228 – 3228.6, 35160, 35160.1, 44806).

 

(A) Child Abuse Reporting Procedures  (EC 35294.2 (a)(2); PC 11166)

All staff members are ‘mandated reporters’ and are required by law to report to  County Child Protective Services when child abuse is suspected. Responsibilities include making an initial phone report followed by a written report within 36 hours. These duties may not be delegated to others. Our Board Policy and Administrative Regulations for Child Abuse Reporting can be found at BP 5141.1  and AR 5141.1

 

(B) Disaster Procedures (EC 35295-35297

Morgan Hill Unified School District will take all necessary measures to keep students, staff, and visitors safe in the event of a disaster.  Response incorporates strategies of the Incident Command System, the Standardized Emergency Management System and the National Incident Management System.  

  • Maps out specific evacuation procedures within the school building disaster plan.

  • Provides guidance for emergency response to a variety of potential hazards and incidents, including duck and cover procedures following an earthquake.

  • Identifies emergency response training and exercise opportunities for students and staff.

 

Public Agency Use of School Buildings for Emergency Shelters

Morgan Hill Unified School District coordinates with the Santa Clara County American Red Cross through the local interagency Incident Command Center located at the Morgan Hill Police station. School facilities may be used as mass care and welfare shelters during an emergency.  

 

(C) School Suspension, Expulsion, and Mandatory Expulsion Guidelines

The Morgan Hill Unified School District’s Suspension/Due Process Policy is consistent with the California Education Code. Schools have jurisdiction at school, at school activities, or coming or going to school activities and will provide students the opportunity to relate their “side of the story” and have it investigated prior to disciplinary action.  Disciplinary policies and procedures can be referenced here: Board Policy 5144.1 and AR 5144.1 or  EC 48900-48927

 

(D) Procedures to prepare employees for emergency response and to notify teachers of dangerous pupils (EC 49079)

The Morgan Hill Unified School District’s policies for emergency training and the notification of teachers of dangerous students are consistent with education code and  can be referenced here: BP 4158, BP 4258, and BP 4358)

 

(E) Sexual Harassment Policies (EC 212.6 (b))

The Morgan Hill Unified School District’s prohibits sexual harassment,  policies can be found here: BP 41119.11 and AR 41119.11.


 

(F) School-wide dress code Relating to gang-related apparel (EC 35183):

The Governing Board believes that appropriate dress and grooming contribute to a productive learning environment. The Board expects students to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and to wear clothes that are suitable for the school activities in which they participate. Students' clothing must not present or promote a health or safety hazard or a distraction which would interfere with the educational process. References: Board policy 5132, Link to site Student Handbook for specific dress codes for your site.

 

(G) Procedure for Safe Ingress and Egress of Pupils, Parents, and Staff to and from School (EC 35294.2)

Morgan Hill Unified takes pride in our mission to provide a safe environment for all students, parents, and school employees.  Our School will ensure safe ingress and egress to and from the school for pupils, parents, and school employees. Safe ingress and egress will be maintained by periodic reviews of the procedures for ingress and egress.  The school will ensure that all passageways to and from school buildings, corridors within school buildings and emergency exits remain clear of all obstruction to allow the flow of pedestrian and vehicular traffic. The school will also ensure that potential obstructions and hazards are removed from such areas. To achieve this goal, the school works closely with local law enforcement, fire, and city agencies to ensure safe access.

 

A large majority of students arrive and leave school in private vehicles.  Students arriving or departing from school must use the designated loading and unloading zone(s).  A crosswalk is provided for access to the parking areas.  

 

(H) A Safe and Orderly School Environment Conducive to Learning (EC 35294.2). School goals are set to have continual improvement in school physical and social-emotional safety.  

 

Goal 1

Component

Element

Opportunity for Improvement

Positive School Climate

A school-wide behavior and discipline plan has been implemented.

The expectations for students and staff are enforced on a daily basis.

Objective

Action Step

Resources

Lead Person

Evaluation

All schools will maintain or move up by one level in PBIS

Continued implementation of PBIS

Michelle Bergeron

Maggie Leung

PBIS Inventory (TFI)

All schools will participate in safety drills.

Monthly drills

Teachers

Debbie Stewart

Monthly Drill Log

 

Goal 2

Component

Element

Opportunity for Improvement

Safe Physical Environment

A safe School Environment

Ensure Facility is in safe working order

Objective

Action Step

Resources

Lead Person

Evaluation

The school site will have procedures to ensure a safe campus

PLC meetings; training

Maintenance/Facilities

Debbie Stewart, Principal

Walk-throughs

The school campus will be clean and orderly.

Ongoing teaching of expectations; Common routines

Custodians, Teachers

Todd Walker, Lead Custodian

Walk-throughs

 

(I) School Discipline Rules and Consequence (EC 35291 and EC 35291.5)

School rules exist for the purpose of facilitating a safe learning environment. To review the school’s code of conduct please visit: Code of Conduct



 

(J) Hate Crime Reporting Procedures and Policies

MHUSD is committed to providing a safe learning environment that protects students from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, bullying, and other behavior motivated by a person's hostility towards another person's real or perceived ethnicity, national origin, immigrant status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, age, disability, or any other physical or cultural characteristics. The Morgan Hill Unified School District’s Hate crime policies can be found here: BP 5145.9

Safety Plan Review, Evaluation and Amendment Procedures

 

Safety Plan evaluation and revision record

To be effective, emergency plans need to be updated frequently and consistently. Site principals are required to assign personnel to update this Emergency Operations Plan on at least an annual basis. 

 

Safety Plan Committee Members

Name

Title

Maggie Leung

Teacher, PBIS Tier 1 Lead

Michelle Grgich

Teacher, PBIS Member

Cheryl Agbalog

Teacher, PBIS Member

Suzy Delgado

Teacher, PBIS Member

Hilary Montgomery

Teacher, PBIS Member

Mia Pharris

Admin Secretary

Debbie Stewart

Principal

 

Revisions or Updates on Plan

Section(s) of the plan that has been revised or updated

Date

Recorded by (who made the changes)

Name

Position

Full Plan update

8/6/19

Debbie Stewart

Principal

       
       
       

 

Safety Plan Review, Evaluation and Amendment Procedures

Activity Description
(i.e. review steps, meetings conducted, approvals, etc) 

Date and Time

Attached Document
(description and location)

The safety plan was reviewed in its entirety by the School Site Council

9/26/19

 

Staff received the Run, Hide, Defend training with the School Resource Officer

8/21/19

Los Paseos staff room at 2:10 PM

 

Record of Emergency Response Training

It is the responsibility of the principal to ensure adequate training of staff, students and parents, using resources provided by the District, the community and/or the school itself. 

 

Training Topic

Person(s) or group(s) trained

Date Implemented

The activity provided or supervised by:

Name

Position

Safety Plan Review 

All Staff

8/13/2019

Debbie Stewart

Principal

Run, Hide, Defend Training

All Staff

8/21/2019

Debbie Stewart

Principal

Great American Shakeout (earthquake drill)

Staff and students 

10/17/19

Debbie Stewart

Principal

Mandated training, bloodborne pathogens, sexual harassment

All staff

8/13/19

Debbie Stewart

Principal

Be Seen and Heard training

All staff

TBD

Debbie Stewart

Principal

Safety drills (earthquake; fire)

Staff and students

monthly, August - June 

Debbie Stewart

Principal

Trauma Informed Practices

Certificated Staff

10/4/19

Debbie Stewart

Principal

Intruder on Campus Drill (Run, Hide, Defend)

All Staff

October 2019

Debbie Stewart

Principal

         
         

 

Emergency Contact Information

 

Communication with schools and facilities:

In the event the threat is immediate or imminent, personnel should be directed to follow emergency procedures established in this plan and located here: Communicating with parents and community, Local Emergency Numbers

 

School Staff Emergency Contacts

Position

Name

Contact

Principal

Debbie Stewart

408-201-6240

Lead Teacher

Jennifer Abberton

408-201-6240

Assistant/Vice Principal

n/a

 

Principal’s Secretary

Mia Pharris

408-201-6240

Campus Supervisor

Carolyn “Shelly” Elias

408-201-6240

Custodian

Todd Walker

408-201-6240

 

District Emergency Contacts

Position

Name

Contact

Superintendent

Steve Betando

1-408-201-6001 Ext. 51001

Secretary to the Superintendent

Kelly Schriefer

1-408-201-6001 Ext. 51001

Secretary to the Asst. Superintendent of HR

Jazmin Contreras

1-408-201-6018 Ext. 51018

Secretary to the Asst. Superintendent of Business

Allison Murray

1-408-201-6052 Ext. 51052

Secretary to the Asst. Superintendent of Educational Services

Tricia Campbell

1-408-201-6073 Ext. 51073

Director of Maintenance and Operations

Anessa Espinosa

1-408-201- 6087 Ext. 51087

 

Incident Command System (ICS) for schools

 

 

Incident Command System (ICS) for schools

 

Name

Position

Location

Incident Commander

(Description)

Debbie Stewart

Principal

Main office or lawn area by main play structure

Communication Team

(Description)

Mia Pharris

Principal’s secretary

Main Office or front entrance

Jocelyn Hamilton

Attendance clerk

David Kocina

Teacher

Cheryl Agbalog

Teacher

Student Release and Crown Control Team

(Description)

Hilary Montgomery

Teacher

Cafeteria or outside eating area

Michelle Grgich

Teacher

Michelle Kopari

Teacher

Nancy Friday

Teacher

Susan Mitchell

Teacher

Facilities Team

(Description)

Suzy Delgado

Teacher

Staff room or at the tetherball poles

Jenn Abberton

Teacher

Maggie Leung

Teacher

   

First Aid and Basic Needs 

(Description)

Linda Torres

Health Clerk

Room 2 or kinder playground

Courtney Clampett

Teacher

Kendall Knutsen

Teacher

Maria Saah

Teacher

Student and Staff Safety Team

(Description)

Haley Barta

Teacher

Room 17 or lawn area by redwood trees

Wei Guevara

Teacher

Lori Commons

Teacher

Stephanie Maes

Teacher

 

Types of Emergencies and Specific Procedures:

Morgan Hill Unified School District takes all safety concerns seriously and wants to ensure that every school site is prepared for a variety of emergencies and disasters. 

 

Quick Reference Guides for Specific Emergencies are linked here: