With attention to health and safety in mind, we train all BCD employees in health and safety protocols and procedures on an annual basis prior to the start of the school year. These trainings include the following: emergency medication administration (e.g. Epi-Pen, inhaler, etc.) and universal precautions which are covered by our health nurse consultant; and, a review of school safety drills, crisis management, and emergency response plans which are covered by our Head of School
and Administrative Leadership Team
. In addition, our health nurse consultant trains and delegates several employees in non-emergency medication administration and many faculty and staff hold certification in CPR/AED and first aid. Training in CPR/AED and first aid is mandatory for BCD's physical education teachers and coaching staff.
As a critical component of our attention to health and safety, BCD maintains an "allergy aware" campus and strives to keep students with life threatening food allergies safe. Being allergy aware means that faculty and staff are vigilant in ensuring that children are safe. All BCD faculty and staff are informed of children on campus with life-threatening food allergies and the exact location of their emergency medications.
Furthermore, all BCD employees are trained in how to recognize and prevent child sexual abuse. BCD also offers safety and assault prevention workshops for both students and parents on campus through CAP (Child Assault Prevention) and well-known specialists such as Feather Berkower. In addition, BCD participates in Safe2Tell, a program that allows students to report threatening behaviors or activities endangering themselves or someone they know through an anonymous hotline.