Safety and Security of Children in KV Schools
MEASURES TO PREVENT CHILDREN FROM DANGERS OF WATER AND DROWNING
Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) and Kendriya Vidyalay Sanghatan (KVS) in their guidelines have explained steps to be taken to avoid danger of children from drowning.
WELLS AND PONDS
I. The wells and ponds if exist in the campus are to be provided with protective wall and iron grills covering the well and the movements of the students should be restricted towards it
RIVER, CANALS, PONDS AND RAILWAY TRACKS
II. Children should not be allowed to go towards the nearby river, canals, ponds and railway tracks and to take bath using water from the overhead tanks by climbing on the terrace.
Fencing should be provided to the steps of overhead tank to avoid children climbing over head tank.
III. Movements of children are to be strictly watched through formation of groups by school authorities.
IV. Children should not be permitted to go outside the School premises during the school hours.
SCHOOL CAMPUS STRICTLY ENFORCED
V. The presence of the students in the School campus at all times should be strictly enforced. Strict discipline and to check the unauthorized absence of the students from the School is to be given paramount importance.
VI. The root cause for such behavior of the child must be ascertained, parents should be informed accordingly and corrective steps should be taken.
VII. For certain ritual and functions which are observed in the school, necessary precautions and arrangements to be made in advance.
Children should not be permitted to go on rallies for immersion of idols in tanks, ponds and wells etc.
VIII. No procession should be allowed to move from school out of the campus in the eve of any religious celebrations.
IX. No swimming pool will be constructed without prior permission of competent authority.
X. If swimming pool is constructed in school premises, it must be constructed as per the prescribed norms of competent authority and should also be maintained as prescribed.