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 and Property Damage
• 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

P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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