Policy Code: EBCA
Adoption Date: Tuesday, December 15th, 2009
Review Date: Tuesday, January 26th, 2016
CAMPUS SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
PURPOSE AND PHILOSOPHY
The purpose of this policy is to assure the safety of students and employees during any type of incident or emergency by insuring that: plans and procedures are formulated at the District, schools, and job sites; assignments and training are provided to individuals; and oversight and communication processes are established by the District.
The Board recognizes that the safety of students and staff is best met by a preparedness response which insures that the health and safety of students and staff are safeguarded, any disruption to the education program is minimized, and students and employees are trained to respond to emergency situations.
VISITORS TO SCHOOLS
All visitors will check in at the office and follow visitor procedures as outlined in the school safety plan.
EMERGENCY OPERATION PLAN
To anticipate and prepare for such events, a District level Emergency Preparedness and Incident Response Plan shall be established and maintained which provides operational direction. The District Emergency Operation Plan is the implementing document for this policy. Each plan, either District or school level, will be augmented by documents outlining specific supporting tasks emphasizing who is responsible for the task and when and how tasks are to be performed.
TRAINING AND EXERCISES
Training shall be provided in support of the plans and procedures. The plan and standard operating procedures will be validated through conduct of exercises and drills.
AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY
Superintendent - The superintendent or designee shall develop procedures for handling of school incidents and emergencies which include a plan for the prompt and safe evacuation of the schools; other procedures deemed necessary to insure safety of lives; protection of property; and continuity of operation. The District plan shall also require drill practices as mandated by law.
Principal, Supervisor, Coordinator - The principal, supervisor or coordinator responsible for a school, district building, and/or program, in coordination with local law and fire authorities, is responsible for the safety of all students and personnel on the campus or under their supervision. Site level plans will be developed and kept current. Training in the plan shall be conducted as well as emergency drills required in the district plan.
Employees - Employees are responsible to work within the direction of their principal, supervisor, or coordinator as it relates to the Emergency Operation Plan.