Advance planning for emergencies and disasters is essential to provide for the safety of students and staff; it also strengthens the morale of all concerned to know that plans exist and that students and staff have been trained in carrying out the plans.
The superintendent will develop and maintain plans that meet the requirements of state law for preparedness in case of fire, civil emergencies, and natural disasters.
The superintendent shall develop, in consultation with school nurses, school physicians, athletic coaches, trainers, local police, fire and emergency personnel, an Emergency Medical Response Plan for each school in the district. Each Plan shall include:
The Superintendent shall annually review the response sequence with local police and fire officials. Plans shall be submitted to local police and fire offices and the DESE at least every three (3) years by September 1 or when changes occur. Plans must be updated in the case of new construction or other physical changes to the school campus.
Building principals will meet all requirements for conducting fire drills and emergency response drills (at least once per year) to give students practice in moving with orderly dispatch to designated areas under emergency conditions, and the staff practice in carrying out their assigned responsibilities for building evacuation.
SOURCE: MASC (August 2015)
LEGAL REF: M.G.L. 69:8A; §363 of Ch. 159 of the Acts of 2000; §7 of Ch. 284 of the Acts of 2014
CROSS REF: EBCD, Emergency Closings; JL, Student Welfare; JLC, Student Health Services and Requirements.
Updated: MASC (August 2015)