Policy No. 6510
The board recognizes that playground equipment is an essential part of a complete school facility. All playground equipment, whether purchased by the district or donated by a community or school-related group, should be assessed in terms of suitability and durability and for possible health or safety hazards. Consideration shall also be given to potential hazards when the playground is unsupervised during nonschool hours.
The superintendent shall develop specifications for playground equipment and related play surfaces. These specifications shall serve as criteria for the selection of playground equipment. Selection and installation of playground equipment shall be based upon safety and contribution to child development.
Chemical and Laboratory Safety
The board recognizes the potential health and safety hazards that exist as a result of chemical storage and handling. Instruction shall be emphasized in the safe and proper use of chemicals and substances and proper laboratory techniques. All students and staff are to wear safety glasses or goggles whenever they are working under potentially hazardous conditions. Laboratories should be ventilated sufficiently enough to provide a healthful, nonhazardous environment.
The superintendent is directed to establish safety guidelines and procedures which will minimize the hazards inherent in the science classes and laboratories in the schools.
Cross References: Board Policy 2151 Interscholastic Activities
Board Policy 6511 Staff Safety
Board Policy 6605 Student Safety Walking to School and Riding Buses
Legal References: RCW 28A. 335.300 Playground matting
Adopted: July 28, 2008