The Board of Education recognizes that school staff and/or school pupils may be involved in an accident on their way to or on their way home from school. The school district or school building, depending on the circumstances, will follow these procedures, when practical, in the event there is an accident involving a school staff member or pupil who is on their way to or on their way home from school.

Procedures

1. The person receiving notice of an accident shall immediately contact police, fire, or rescue department as appropriate. In the event the person receiving notice of such accident is a pupil, the pupil shall immediately notify the Building Principal or designee. In the event the person receiving notice is a school staff member, the staff member shall notify the Building Principal or designee, or their immediate supervisor after contacting police, fire, or rescue department as appropriate.

2. The Building Principal or designee, or the immediate supervisor, shall immediately contact the Superintendent of Schools.

3. The Building Principal or designee, or the immediate supervisor, shall notify the parent(s) or legal guardian(s), spouse, or individual identified on the emergency card as appropriate.

4. In the event the police, fire, or rescue department is aware of the accident when the district is notified of the accident, the Building Principal or designee, or the immediate supervisor shall continue to attempt to notify the parent(s) or legal guardian(s), spouse or individual identified on the emergency card as appropriate.

a. If the parent(s) or legal guardian(s), spouse or individual identified on the emergency card, is unavailable, the Building Principal or designee, or the immediate supervisor shall discuss the situation, as appropriate, with an associate at the place of employment of the parent(s) or legal guardian(s), spouse, or emergency contact.

b. If contacts are unsuccessful, the Building Principal or designee, or the immediate supervisor will attempt to contact relatives, neighbors, or faith-based institutions, as appropriate.

5. The school district may send a staff member to the scene of the accident, if appropriate.

Adopted: September 2005