2019-20 SafeSchools Training

The Boise School District is responsible for ensuring that all employees participate in new hire and annual compliance training as required by the Board of Trustees and the State and Federal Government. For all information regarding the mandatory SafeSchools training, please refer to the contents below.

  1. Access the SafeSchools Training Site
  2. Who is responsible for completing the SafeSchools Training?
  3. 2019-20 Mandatory SafeSchools Training Courses
  4. 2019-20 Mandatory SafeSchools Training Deadline
  5. SafeSchools Contact Information

Access the SafeSchools Training Site

  1. Go to the SafeSchools Training Site
  2. Enter your username
    1. This will be your 6-digit employee id number
  3. Enter your password
    1. This will be the last four (4) digits of your Social Security Number (SSN).

Who is responsible for completing the SafeSchools Training?

All employees of the District, per Board Policy #5530, are required to complete the mandatory SafeSchools Training Courses. These courses are automatically assigned to you in your SafeSchools account based on factors including when you were hired, what employee group you are in, etc. To see what courses you are responsible to complete, please log in to the SafeSchools Training Site or refer to the courses outlined below.

Substitutes

Beginning with the 2019-20 school year, all District substitutes will be required to complete the 2019-20 mandatory SafeSchools courses that our outlined below as a condition of employment. Note, substitutes will not be paid for taking the SafeSchools Training courses. 

2019-20 Mandatory SafeSchools Training Courses

Employees new to the District

Employees new to the District will be required to take the following courses:

  1. Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Prevention (Full Course) - 22 minutes
  2. Boise Schools Sexual Harassment Board Policy - 10 minutes
  3. Bullying: Recognition & Response (Full Course) - 50 minutes
  4. Sexual Harassment: Staff-to-Staff (Full Course) - 27 minutes
  5. Sexual Misconduct: Staff-to-Student (Full Course) - 35 minutes
  6. Student Mental Health - 23 minutes
  7. Students Experiencing Homelessness: Awareness & Understanding - 26 minutes
  8. Youth Suicide: Awareness, Prevention, and Postvention - 39 minutes

Some employee groups may be required to complete additional courses; these courses will automatically be assigned to those employees.

Current/Returning employees to the District

Employees who work over 12-months and those employees returning from the prior year will be required to take the following courses:

  1. Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Prevention (Refresher Course) - 13 minutes
  2. Boise Schools Sexual Harassment Board Policy - 10 minutes
  3. Bullying: Recognition & Response (Refresher Course) - 25 minutes
  4. Student Mental Health - 23 minutes
  5. Students Experiencing Homelessness: Awareness & Understanding - 26 minutes

Substitutes

Beginning with the 2019-20 school year, all District substitutes will be required to complete the 2019-20 mandatory SafeSchools courses. The courses substitutes are responsible to complete are:

  1. Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Prevention (Full Course) - 22 minutes
  2. Boise Schools Sexual Harassment Board Policy - 10 minutes
  3. Sexual Harassment: Staff-to-Staff (Full Course) - 27 minutes
  4. Sexual Misconduct: Staff-to-Student (Full Course) - 35 minutes
Certified Substitutes

Completing the above courses is a condition of employment to remain active on the substitute list. As a certified substitute, you will have the option during certified substitute jobs to use the teacher’s prep-period to complete the SafeSchools courses.

Classified Substitutes

Completing the above courses is a condition of employment to remain active on the substitute list. As a classified substitute, you will be paid for completing these courses. Payment will be paid at $10/hour which equates to $15.00 total for completing the required courses. A one-time payment will be made in January to those who have completed the required courses by the December 20th deadline. For those who have not completed the required courses by the deadline, a one-time payment will be paid in June to those who completed the courses.

Employees working in schools that serve breakfast in the classroom

The Boise School District is a participant in the National School Breakfast & Lunch Program. As a participant, employees working in an elementary school that serves breakfast in the classroom must complete an annual Civil Rights in Food Service Training (16 minutes) in accordance with Federal statute. This course will automatically be assigned to applicable employees.

The schools that fall into this category are:

  • Garfield
  • Grace Jordan
  • Hawthorne
  • Hillcrest
  • Horizon
  • Jefferson
  • Koelsch
  • Morley Nelson
  • Taft
  • Whitney
  • Whittier

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program for 2019-2020

The District was awarded to participate in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP). FFVP is a USDA Federal Program that provides a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables to students during the school day. As a participant in this program, certain employee groups working in an elementary school that participates in this program must complete the Civil Rights in Food Service Training (16 minutes) and complete the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Policy (5 minutes). These courses will automatically be assigned to applicable employees.

The schools that fall into this category are:

  • Garfield
  • Grace Jordan
  • Hawthorne
  • Hillcrest
  • Horizon
  • Jefferson
  • Koelsch
  • Lowell
  • Morley Nelson
  • Mountain View
  • Owyhee
  • Taft
  • Whitney
  • Whittier

2019-20 Mandatory SafeSchools Training Deadline

The deadline for completing the mandatory SafeSchools Training Courses is December 20, 2019. Please note, Food & Nutrition Services employees must complete their courses by September 15, 2019, per Federal regulations. Board Policy #5530 states that it is the responsibility of employees to complete all required training. Failure to complete the mandatory SafeSchools Training Courses by the deadline may result in disciplinary action.

Classified Employees

Time will be allotted for classified employees to complete the courses during the workday on August 15th (this does not apply to Food & Nutrition Services employees). The principal may schedule another time during the workday for classified employees to complete the training. Nonetheless, per Board Policy, it is the classified employee’s responsibility to complete the mandatory SafeSchools Training Courses by the deadline.

Certified Employees

Due to a busy training schedule prior to the beginning of the school year, certified employees may choose to complete the courses during any of their workdays prior to the beginning of the school year, on August 19th, after the early release, or during other available time prior to the due date. Certified employees may choose not to use this time as allotted; nonetheless, per Board Policy, is the certified employee’s responsibility to complete the mandatory SafeSchools Training Courses by the deadline.

Substitutes

Substitutes must complete their SafeSchools courses by the December 20, 2019 deadline.

SafeSchools Contact Information

If you have any questions or need assistance regarding SafeSchools, please email [email protected].