Safety & Security

New state laws require an armed, trained, first responder on every school campus during the school day beginning in the 2018-2019 school year. Statutes 1002.33(7)(d)1 and Statutes 1002.33(7)(d)1 and 1002.33(9)(p) indicate that the following items must appear on the website of every public school.

Emergency Management

Focus Academy has comprehensive measures in place for the safety of students and staff. However, many of those procedures are confidential as an added protective measure and per state statute. 

School Safety Officer

In compliance with Florida Statutes 1006.12, Focus Academy has a school safety officer on campus during school hours.

 

New state laws require an armed, trained, first responder on every school campus during the school day beginning in the 2018-2019 school year. According to statute, school safety officer has and shall exercise the power to make arrests for violations of law on district school board property and to arrest persons, whether on or off such property, who violate any law on such property under the same conditions that deputy sheriffs are authorized to make arrests. A school safety officer has the authority to carry weapons when performing his or her official duties.

Fire, Health, & Safety

Annual Comprehensive Fire Safety, Casualty and Sanitation Inspections are conducted in compliance with district policies.

Focus Academy conducts drills in accordance with State statutes and District requirements. School based drills are mandated for educational sites, per 1006.07 sec. 4(a) (b), Florida Statute. Fire drills can also be found in the Florida Fire Prevention Code 69A-60. Schools conduct 18 drills each school year; two drills in August and two drills per month thereafter. Seven are fire/emergency egress drills, two are for severe weather, and nine are active assailant drills.

 

Focus Academy is in compliance with the prescribed drill schedule year-to-date. 

School Visitors

Visitors to the Focus Academy campus must sign in with the office assistant at the front desk. Photo identification should be produced when requested. Visitors will receive a temporary identification badge, and will be accompanied by staff at all times during their time on campus. Individuals shall sign out at the front desk at the conclusion of their visit.

Students cannot arrange for their friends or relatives from other schools to visit the school at any time. 

 

Any individual found on the campus without clearance from a member of the administrative staff may be arrested for trespassing.

Additional Links

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