The students in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) are facing increasing health and safety issues that can affect their wellness, ability to learn, and ability to be productive members of society. In order for our students to achieve academic success, it is crucial that our school environments be safe and healthy. LAUSD recognizes that everyone, from the administration and staff to the parents and the community, has a role in helping schools create safe and healthy environments. Furthermore, in consideration of the increasing demands being placed upon our schools, a more strategic approach must be taken to reduce the ineffectiveness and duplication in our work. Based on these factors, the Coordinated Safe and Healthy School Assessment/Practices consolidates mandates from the Board of Education and state and federal legislation to provide guidance to schools in their efforts to create and maintain safe and healthy school environments.