Safety at San José Unified
The safety and security of our students, employees, and community is a top priority for San José Unified. Our holistic approach to safety encompasses the three main areas below. We encourage you to review the San José Unified safety protocol response guide to better understand our approach to safety and the terminology we use to communicate about an emergency.
Comprehensive School Safety Plan
California Education Code 32280-32289.5 outlines the requirements and information required for the Comprehensive School Safety Plan (CSSP), which is required to be reviewed and updated each year by all California public schools. The CSSP is a public document reviewed and updated each year by the Schoolsite Council (SSC). Many components of the CSSP are developed and updated by San José Unified district staff, who coordinate responses to safety-related issues across each of San José Unified’s schools, in consultation with other agencies, including the San José Police Department and San José Fire Department. These components are shared in the CSSP template provided to schools for their completion.
The CSSP contains an overview of the school’s holistic approach to safety, including emergency responses. This plan explains the San José Unified emergency protocols and the steps that should be taken in a variety of emergency situations. View the CSSP on the school website or at the office.