A primary responsibility of public schools is to provide a safe and secure environment for students, employees and the public. A standard of reasonable care under the doctrine of in loco parentis compels our district to establish clearly defined policies and procedures for responding to crisis. The Trustees of the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board believe it is necessary to have a comprehensive plan to deal with crisis.
A school crisis is defined as an event that threatens the safety and security of staff or students, is likely to escalate in intensity, interfere with normal functioning of the school, involve the media, interfere with learning, and/or jeopardize the school's image. It is the policy of the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Schools to respond quickly and effectively to crisis in our schools by:
Each crisis plan will include the following:
EA Bullying Policy
Sweetwater County School District #2 supports a secure school climate, conducive to teaching and learning that is free from threat, harassment and any type of bullying behavior.
Bullying is defined as any written or verbal expression, physical act or gesture, or a pattern thereof; that is intended to cause distress upon one or more students in the school environment including school buildings, grounds, vehicles, bus stops, or any school sponsored event.
Any student who engages in any act of bullying is subject to appropriate disciplinary action including suspension, expulsion and referral to law enforcement authorities. (See SWCSD #2 policy JFB)