Emergency Preparedness

  • Safety Drills
    All school safety drills are conducted during the school day when students and staff are present. The annual school safety drills conducted are as follows:

    • 3 fire drills - one with the fire department present to observe and provide direction and feedback.
    • 1 severe weather - commonly referred to as a tornado drill.
    • 1 bus evacuation - conducted by the Transportation Department.
    • 1 lock down drill or active shooter drill - conducted with the police department present to observe and provide direction and feedback.

    Crisis Response Training for School Staff
    The Safety and Security Department provides annual training for school staff at each school site. During the annual training school staff learns critical skills to help prepare for responding to everyday events or unusual critical incidents. The training consists of scenarios and situations to improve staff crisis management skills for school staff.

    Crisis Response Training for School Staff
    The Safety and Security Department provides annual training for school staff at each school site. During the annual training school staff learns critical skills to help prepare for responding to everyday events or unusual critical incidents. The training consists of scenarios and situations to improve staff crisis management skills for school staff.

     

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    Click here to see a follow-up PowerPoint presentation about the training.  

    Weather
    Each school building and department is equipped with a NOAA Public Alert Radio, which warns of severe weather, provides forecasts and Homeland Security alerts. School District Safety and Security, Plant Operations, Grounds, and Transportation departments subscribe to a weather forecasting service specific to the attendance area. This service provides email forecasts, warnings and alerts.