It is the policy of the Highline School Board to support the installation of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in buildings or on property operated by the school district. By equipping schools with AEDs and training employees and students in their use, the potential to save lives in the event of a health emergency, including cardiac arrest, is increased. The School Board authorizes the district to place AEDs at designated school sites. Schools and district facilities with an AED on site will designate and train selected staff in their use according to the guidelines provided by the Washington State Department of Health. Student instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitations, to include appropriate use of an AED, will be included in at least one health class necessary for graduation.
This policy does not create any implied or express guarantee, or obligation to use an AED, nor does it create an expectation that an AED or a trained employee or student will be present and able to use an AED, even if a condition arose that made the use of an AED beneficial.
A person who uses an AED at the scene of an emergency and all other persons and entities providing services are immune from civil liability for any personal injury that results from any act or omission in the use of the AED in an emergency setting, unless the acts or omissions amount to gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct.
The Superintendent is authorized to develop procedures for the placement, maintenance, and use of AEDs in schools.
High School Graduation Requirements - Policy 2410
Compulsory Coursework and Activities - RCW Chapter 28A.230
Immunity from liability for certain types of medical care – RCW 4.24.300
Semiautomatic external defibrillator – Duty of acquirer- Immunity from civil liability – RCW 70.54.310
Highline School District 401
Adopted by the Board: September 2014
Revised by the Board: 8.19, 11.19