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School Safety

South Bay Union School District is committed to ensuring our schools are safe, equitable, and inclusive environments.. As we know, no safety or security plan is infallible, but we work continuously in these areas to make our schools as safe as possible. We continue to review our comprehensive safety plans, consult with experts in the field of school safety and crisis management, conduct drills in our schools and office buildings with our students and staff, and provide social, emotional support and mental health services for students.


All SBUSD schools use a Visitor Management System that scans each visitor’s government photo identification and prints a badge. We also use a mass communication software system that allows us to contact thousands of families quickly in the event of an emergency.


Increasingly important is the work we do on a daily basis with social emotional learning and providing mental health services to ensure our students and staff feel safe within our schools


Parents and students are encouraged to partner with us to keep our schools safe by being aware of what is going on at schools and if they see something or hear something that sounds questionable or dangerous, say something to an adult staff member.


School Safety Plans

Schools are required by Ed. Code 32280-32289 to write a comprehensive School Safety Plan. The plans are reviewed by parents, staff and stakeholders and rewritten each year; they are approved by the Superintendent every five years. The results of each annual review are shared in the School Accountability Report Cards which are available to the public on request in the school principals' offices.


Board Policies and Administrative Regulations:

Board Policy 5142

Administrative Regulation 5142