SJE Board Policy 3432 - Students

Emergencies

 

1. Fire Drills

Students shall receive instruction so that in case of fire or sudden emergency they shall be able to leave their particular building in the shortest time possible, or take such other steps as the particular emergency demands, and without confusion or panic. Fire drills shall be held monthly.

2. Bomb Threats

The superintendent shall establish procedures for action in the event that any threat is received toward the school by telephone, letter, orally or by other means.

3. Emergency School Closure or Evacuation

When weather conditions or other circumstances make it unsafe to operate schools the superintendent is directed to determine whether schools should be started late, closed for the day or transportation will be provided only on emergency routes. Those decisions will be communicated through community media resources pursuant to a plan developed by the superintendent or designee.

When an emergency within a school or its surrounding area necessitates evacuation and/or total or partial closure of the schools within the district, staff shall be responsible for aiding in the safe evacuation of the students within the endangered school or its surrounding area.

 

Legal References:

RCW 28A.305.130(11) Powers and duties generally (sudden emergency evacuation)

WAC 51-45-003 Uniform fire code standards

Ch. 180-41 WAC Pupil Safety (evacuation drills)

 

Adoption Date: 2/27/01

St. John - Endicott Cooperative Schools