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5142.1 Safety Patrols


Northfield, New Jersey Monitored

X Mandated

Policy X Other Reasons







The Northfield Board of Education recognizes the value of a student safety patrol as an essential part of the school program to instruct the children of this district in good safety habits and to provide opportunities for leadership training.




A. The board authorizes the formation of a school safety patrol of students in grades 7th and 8th, who shall serve without compensation;


B. Students will be selected by the grade level teacher and middle school principal based upon qualities of: responsibility and good citizenship, leadership capacity, behavior and maturity;


C. Members of the school safety patrol may be assigned to control and direct student traffic in the school buildings, on school grounds, on sidewalks or paths adjacent to the school;


D. No safety patrol member shall be permitted to direct or place himself/herself in the path of vehicular traffic, nor be on any street, nor open car doors;


E. The board authorizes the purchase of supplies and equipment to identify safety patrol members and enable them to perform their assigned functions;


F. The middle school principal shall supervise the school safety patrol.


Delegation of Responsibility


The Superintendent of Schools shall develop procedures to implement this policy.



Adopted: November 21, 2005

NJSBA Review/Update: November 2009; December 2010

Readopted: October 24, 2011


Key Words


Student Safety, Student Safety, Safety, Safety Patrols


Legal References: N.J.S.A. 18A:42-1 Safety patrol by students

N.J.A.C. 6A:26-12.2(a)(3) Policies and procedures




Cross References: *3516 Safety

*3541.33 Transportation safety

*4131/4131.1 Staff development; inservice education/visitations/conferences

*4212.4 Employee health

*4231/4231.1 Staff development; inservice education/visitations/conferences

*5020 Role of parents/guardians

*5124 Reporting to parents/guardians

*5125 Student records

*5131 Conduct/discipline

*5141.1 Accidents

*5141.2 Illness

*5142 Safety


*Indicates policy is included in the Critical Policy Reference Manual.

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