Purpose of the Plan
The purpose of the Nevada City School of the Arts Comprehensive School Safety Plan (School Safety Plan) is to identify and respond to incidents by outlining the responsibilities and duties of the Nevada City School of the Arts and its employees. Developing, maintaining, and exercising the plan empowers employees in an incident to act quickly and knowledgeably. In addition, the plan educates staff, faculty, students, and other key stakeholders on their roles and responsibilities before, during, and after an incident. This plan provides parents and other members of the community with assurances that Nevada City School of the Arts has established guidelines and procedures to respond to incidents/hazards in an effective way.
The developed guidelines and procedures for dealing with existing and potential student and school incidents, and incidents that may occur at Nevada City School of the Arts or in the outlying county are defined in the plan below. The basic plan and the functional and hazard-specific annexes outline an organized, systematic method to mitigate, prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from incidents. Faculty and staff have been trained to assess the seriousness of incidents and respond according to these established procedures and guidelines. Nevada City School of the Arts regularly schedules in-service training for faculty, staff, and students.
Lastly, developing, maintaining, and exercising the School Safety Plan increases Nevada City School of the Arts legal protection. Nevada City School of the Arts is committed to providing students with quality educational experiences in a safe and secure school environment. To implement this commitment, the Comprehensive Safe School Safety Plan was developed in accordance with the objectives of SB 187. Policies and procedures are assessed, modified, and updated on an ongoing basis to ensure that the plan is an effective and integral part of the county’s efforts to provide an optimal learning environment.
Scope of the Plan
The Nevada City School of the Arts School Safety Plan outlines the expectations of staff/faculty, and students; roles and responsibilities; direction and control systems; internal and external communications plans; training and sustainability plans; authority and references as defined by local, tribal, State, and Federal government mandates; common and specialized procedures; and specific hazard vulnerabilities and responses/recovery.