The Safety Department coordinates the district's safety and risk management program and provides guidance to schools and departments in maintaining a safe physical environment, adhering to safety regulations and maintaining required records. The Department also serves as District liaison with local, state, & federal agencies including OSHA, DOT, Fire Department, Health Department, Risk Management and Emergency Management.

 The Department oversees the following School programs:

  • General Liability Claims - Injury

  • Bus Stop Safety Issue

  • Principals Monthly Fire Drill and Inspections

  • Fire Evacuation Plans

  • School Emergency Responder Training

  • Student Accident Reporting

  • Traffic and Car Pool Safety

  • Off-Duty Traffic Officers

  • OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens and Hazard Communication training

  • OSHA Recordkeeping

  • Hepatitis B Vaccinations

  • Personal Protective Equipment

  • Tornado Safety Plans

  • Nuclear Emergency Evacuation Plans

  • Chemical Hygiene Plans

  • Hazardous Chemical Disposal

  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Inventory

The Department serves as CMS liaison for the following Agencies and Programs:

  • Mecklenburg County Emergency Operations Center - EOC

  • Mecklenburg County All-Hazards Advisory Committee - AHAC

  • American Red Cross Emergency Shelter Operations  

  • CDC’s Cities Readiness Initiative - CRI 

  • FEMA School Nuclear Response Plans

  • School Crossing Guard Program

  • Mecklenburg County Fire & Life Safety Bowl

  • North Carolina Statewide Tornado Drill

  • Building Services Annual Safety Conference