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​
  • Crossing Guards: Apply Now
  • ​​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