El Sereno School Safety Committee provides valuable input for the comprehensive safety plan. El Sereno students and their families are invited to participate in the El Sereno School Safety Committee. Members of the committee evaluate assessment of school safety and discuss strategies and programs to provide and maintain a high level of safety. For the 2014-15 school year the El Sereno School Safety Plan Team meets: September 11, November 20, February 12 and April 9 in room 11 at 4:00p.m..
For more about comprehensive safety plans see below.
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. In July of every 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.