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5340 Policy_Student Accidents

The Board of Education believes that school personnel have certain responsibilities in case of accidents which
occur in school. Said responsibilities extend to the administration of first aid by persons trained to do so,
summoning of medical assistance, notification of administration personnel, notification of parents, documentation
of injury or illness, and filing of accident reports when warranted by injury and/or situation.
Employees should administer first aid within the limits of their knowledge of recommended practices.  All
employees should make an effort to increase their understanding of the proper steps to be taken in the event of
an accident. However, under Wisconsin law, any staff member or volunteer who, in good faith, renders emergency
care, and remains within the scope of their training, to a student is immune from civil liability for his/her acts or
omissions in rendering such emergency care.
The Superintendent may provide for an in-service program on first aid and CPR procedures.
The administrator in charge must submit an accident report to the Superintendent on all accidents.
118.29, Wis. Stats.

Approved/Adopted: July 13, 2009

Sharon Weinstock,
Aug 8, 2011, 8:13 AM