CCSA Answers: Safety Requirements in Education Code Section 32286

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January 24, 2015

Question: Do the state safety requirements included in Education Code Section 32286 apply to charter schools?

Answer: California Education Code Section 32286 does not apply to charter schools, only to districts and traditional public schools. Charter schools must include a section in their charter petition on Health and Safety. While not required, it is a good idea for charters to review and develop a comprehensive plan that includes traditional earthquake and fire drills, school evacuation plans, lock down procedures, a communications plan for parents, as well as internal school wide alarms or bell systems. Insurance carriers can be of assistance with developing such a plan. County Offices of Education and Districts offer workshops and trainings on school safety, as well.

Read Education Code 32286 here: