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PDFWAC 392-151-020


Both a school district and its employees or agents are potentially liable for damages sustained by students or others as the result of negligence. Any school district operating a school patrol shall adopt policies and procedures to reduce the potential liability and ensure student safety, including:
(1) The supervision and control of the school patrols by a school employee.
(2) Limiting the selection of student patrol members to students who are preferably ages ten or older and who possess appropriate physical and mental abilities.
(3) Authorizing any parent to have his or her child excluded from service on the safety patrol.
(4) Requiring school boards to provide insurance for members of the school patrol and for all supervisory officials involved in the program.
(5) Setting forth specific physical and other criteria for selecting school patrol members and providing adequate training.
(6) Observing patrollers during inclement weather, hours of semidarkness and emergencies.
In addition, schools should periodically conduct a complete review of the entire school patrol program, including the following:
(a) The selection of supervisors.
(b) The training of both supervisors and patrol members.
(c) The determination of the streets which are to be used and not used.
(d) The equipment needed.
(e) Procedures for emergencies, inclement weather and hours of semidarkness.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.61.385. WSR 19-01-058, § 392-151-020, filed 12/14/18, effective 1/14/19; WSR 91-15-016, § 392-151-020, filed 7/10/91, effective 8/10/91; Order 7-75, § 392-151-020, filed 12/22/75. Formerly WAC 392-24-215.]
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