The superintendent will establish procedures in an effort to offer reasonable protection for the safety of students, employees, visitors, and others present on school property or at school-sponsored events. The practice of safety shall be taught in educational programs in traffic and pedestrian safety, driver education, fire prevention, emergency procedures, disaster preparedness, etc., appropriately geared to students in different grade levels. Areas of emphasis shall include, but not be limited to, in-service training, accident record keeping, plant inspection, driver and vehicle safety programs, fire prevention, and emergency procedures in traffic safety problems relevant to students, employees, and the community. No later than October 1 of each school year, each school district site shall select a Safe School Committee composed of at least six members including an equal number of teachers, parents of the children affected, and students. The committee will study and make recommendations to the principal concerning unsafe conditions, possible strategies for students to avoid harm at school, student victimization, crime prevention, school violence, and other issues, which prohibit the maintenance of a safe school. The committee shall meet each nine weeks.
The School District will conduct ten (10) safety drills each school year. The Superintendent shall be responsible for ensuring that all ten (10) drills have been appropriately conducted at each school site within the school district. It shall be the duty of the site principal, under the direction of the superintendent, to conform to the written plans and procedures adopted by the school district. All students and teachers shall participate in the safety drills. The ten (10) drills shall consist of the following:
Documentation of completion of the drills shall be maintained. Records for each fire drill shall be preserved in writing for at least three years and made available to the State Fire Marshal or the marshal’s agent upon request. The school district shall
document all other safety drills in writing and by school site with a copy of the report remaining at the school, a copy filed with the district administrative office, and a copy with the Institute of School Security Resources.
*Evacuation of the building to various safe locations in a random order is preferred so that anyone threatening harm will not have prior knowledge of the evacuation route and safe areas.
Written plans and procedures shall be in place for protecting students, faculty, administrators, and visitors from natural and man-make disasters and emergencies. Such plans will be kept on file in each school building in the district and at each local
emergency management organization within the district. Annual reports will be presented to the board of education detailing the status of emergency preparedness and identifying safety needs for each school.
With respect to the size of the Duncan school system, there will be ___crisis team(s). The team will be composed of the superintendent, two teachers, a school board member and two parents. The superintendent will be the team leader and media
Local agencies, as well as media agencies, will be contacted in regard to disaster assistance when needed.
In case of a disaster, the school will be used as the central office for coordination of activities stemming from the incident. If the school is not available because of the incident, the alternative site will be the Duncan Fire Department.
Adoption Date: Revision Date(s): 7-11-06, 9-11-07, 7-16-13
Decisions to be made by the team and the team leaders should a disaster occur include the following: