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Chesterbrook Academy
2920 Old Pump Road
Richmond, VA 23233
(804) 360-4141

Current Inspector: Kelly Adriazola (804) 840-8245

Inspection Date: Feb. 5, 2019 , Feb. 6, 2019 , Feb. 7, 2019 and Feb. 22, 2019

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.

Technical Assistance:
none

Comments:
The licensing inspector conducted an unannounced inspection on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 from 10:10am to 3:10pm in response to a self-reported incident that the Department received on January 24, 2019 regarding supervision and transportation concerns. The inspector completed follow up interviews and document reviews on February 6, 2019, February 7, 2019 and February 22, 2019. Interviews with staff were completed, observations were made in the center, and documentation was reviewed. The preponderance of the evidence gathered during the investigation validates the self-reported incident. Violations were cited. See the violation notice for more details. If you have any questions about this inspection, please contact the licensing inspector at (804) 662-9760.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-E
Description: Based on a review of documents and staff interview on 02/05/2019, 02/07/2019, and 02/22/2019, the center did not ensure that the center's activities are maintained in compliance with the center's own policies and procedures. EVIDENCE: 1. The center's School Transportation and Field Trip Policy and Procedures listed in the Nobel Learning Communities Operations Policies and Procedures states that "children should never be left unattended in or near the vehicle". 2. Staff #1 stated in a written statement dated 01/28/2019, and a verbal statement on 02/05/2019 that she was driving the bus on 01/24/2019. She picked up eight children from school, dropped the children off at the front door, and parked the bus. She stated that she did not check the bus to ensure all the children were off. A few minutes later a parent contacted the school to state that she observed a child still on the bus. Their were no staff present on the bus with the child. 3. The center's School Transportation and Field Trip Policy and Procedures listed in the Nobel Learning Communities Operations Policies and Procedures states that "children should be assisted on/off the vehicle by an authorized teacher, who turns off the vehicle, takes the keys and goes around the vehicle to assist the children entering/exiting". 4. In a written statement dated 01/28/2019, Staff #1 stated that on 01/24/2019 when she arrived back to the center after picking up eight children from school she opened the doors and dropped the children off at the front door. Staff #2 meet the children in the hallway.

Plan of Correction: All teachers driving buses for Chesterbrook Academy at Short Pump will read, sign and discuss with the Principal, the SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION and FIELD TRIP POLICY AND PROCEDURES created by Nobel Learning Communities, revision date January 6, 2006. Drivers will abide by all procedures stated in the TRANSPORTATION and FIELD TRIP POLICY AND PROCEDURES. More specifically: "Attendance (face to name roster attendance as students are boarding and exiting the vehicle) must be taken at each pick-up and drop-off location prior to departing." Teachers will perform the face to name roster attendance as students are boarding the buses from each elementary school and when exiting the vehicle back at the school, Chesterbrook Academy. Further: "Children should be assisted on/off the vehicle by an authorized teacher, who takes the keys and goes around the vehicle to assist the children entering/exiting." The driver of the bus will turn off the vehicle, assist the children exiting the bus into Chesterbrook Academy and then the driver will walk the length of the bus to ensure that no students remain on the bus.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-A
Description: Based on a review of documentation and staff interview on 02/05/2019 and 02/06/2019, the center did not ensure when staff are supervising children, they always ensure their care, protection, and guidance. EVIDENCE: 1. In a written statement dated 01/28/2019 Staff #1 stated that on 01/24/2019 after picking up eight children from the local elementary school, she dropped the children at the front door of the school. She then parked the bus and locked the doors to the bus. She stated that she did not check the bus before she got off and and went to the center. This resulted in Child #1 being left on the center bus alone. 2. According to a parent interview on 02/06/2019, Child #1 was observed on the bus alone at 3:32pm. The parent stated that she "saw fear" in Child #1 as he was observed banging on the door of the bus. She stated that she called the center and Staff #2 came out to the bus. The doors to the bus were locked and Staff #2 had to instruct Child #1 how to open the doors. 3. According to the center's attendance times report for 01/24/2019 and a parent statement, Child #1 was left on the bus unsupervised from 3:18pm to 3:32pm. 4. The bus was parked in a lot that is across a grass median to the left of the center's parking lot. This lot is adjacent to an intersection between two neighborhood streets and a wooded area.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-F
Description: Based on a review of documentation, and staff and parent interviews on 02/05/2019 and 02/06/2019, the center did not ensure that children under 10 years of age always shall be within actual sight and sound supervision of staff. EVIDENCE: 1. In a written statement dated 01/24/2019, Staff #1 stated that on 1/24/2019 after picking up eight children from the local elementary school, she dropped the children at the front door of the school between 3:15pm and 3:20pm. She then parked the bus and locked the doors to the bus. She stated that she did not check the bus before she got off and and went to the center. This resulted in Child #1, who is 6 years old, being left on the center bus alone. 2. According to a parent interview on 02/06/2019, Child #1 was observed on the bus alone at 3:32pm. The parent stated that she saw Child #1 banging on the bus doors. There wasn't any staff on the bus with Child #1. 3. According to the center's attendance times report for 01/24/2019 and a parent statement on 02/06/2019 Child #1 was left on the bus unsupervised from 3:18pm to 3:32pm.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-580-K
Description: Based on staff interviews and a review of documentation on 02/05/2019, the center failed to ensure staff verified children had been removed from vehicles at the conclusion of a trip during transportation. EVIDENCE: 1. On 02/05/2019 Staff #2 stated that Staff #1 did not ensure the center's vehicle was empty after returning to the center's parking lot after a bus run, resulting in Child #1 being left alone on the center's bus on 01/24/2019 from 3:18pm to 3:32pm. 2. In a written statement dated 01/28/2019, Staff #1 stated that on 01/24/19 she returned from a bus run after picking-up child #1 from the local elementary school. After unloading children at the center entrance, Staff #1stated she parked the bus in the parking lot and that she did not check the bus to ensure all the children were off before she got off the bus and returned to the center.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Disclaimer:

A compliance history is in no way a rating for a facility.

The online compliance history includes only information after July 1, 2003. In addition, the online compliance history includes information regarding adverse actions that may be the subject of a pending appeal. An adverse action is not final until a provider has exhausted or waived all due process rights. For compliance history prior to July 1, 2003, or information regarding the status of pending adverse actions, please contact the Licensing Inspector listed in the facility's information. The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) is not responsible for any errors in or omissions from the compliance history information.

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