Policy 3020: Health and Safety Committee

In order to monitor health and safety conditions in occupied school buildings, the Board of Education hereby establishes a District-wide Health and Safety Committee.

Membership

The Health and Safety Committee shall be composed of representatives from the administrative staff, a member of each of the District's bargaining units and at least one parent member. The Board of Education shall select the members of the Committee and, in doing so, shall strive to have representation from each school building. During school construction projects, the Committee shall also include the project architect, the construction manager and appropriate contractors.

Required Duties

A member of the Health and Safety Committee shall participate in the annual visual inspection of every occupied public school building. The District shall consult with the Committee in establishing the safety rating of all occupied school buildings on an annual basis.

The District shall involve the Committee in the investigation and disposition of complaints related to health and safety. To this end, the Committee shall receive copies of all written complaints related to health and safety of school buildings and a copy of the District's response.

Required Duties During Construction Projects

During construction projects, the Committee shall meet periodically to review issues and address complaints related to health and safety concerns resulting from the construction project. Complaints regarding excessive noise during a construction project shall be addressed by the Committee.

At the completion of the construction project, the Health and Safety Committee shall be provided an opportunity for a walk-through inspection to confirm that the area is ready to be reopened for use.

Additional Duties

The Board of Education periodically may delegate additional responsibilities to the Health and Safety Committee.

School Facility Report Cards

A description of the activities of the Health and Safety Committee shall be included in the annual school facility report card for each occupied building.

Adopted by the Board of Education: November 9, 2004