School Board Policy Manual

Nevis Public Schools

Independent School District 308

 
 

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School Board Policy 803

803 WARNING SYSTEMS AND EMERGENCY PLANS

I. PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to assure development of plans to provide direction to school employees and students when faced with emergency situations.

II. GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICY

The superintendent shall be responsible for directing the development of a comprehensive Emergency Plan which will serve as a guide for employees, students and parents. When approved by the school board, the Emergency Plan shall be attached as an addendum to this policy.

III. PROVISIONS OF THE EMERGENCY PLAN

A. The Emergency Plan shall conform to state and federal laws, Minnesota Department of Education rules, and guidelines set forth by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Services.

The provisions of the Emergency Plan shall be compatible with those of the local municipalities in which the school district is located. Appropriate officials from the local municipalities shall be requested to review and comment on the Emergency Plan during the development process.

B. The Emergency Plan shall address, the following emergency situations:

1. Fire

2. Severe Weather

  1. Tornado/Severe Thunderstorm
  2. Flooding
  3. Blizzards

3. Assault/Fight

4. Bomb threat

5. Demonstration

6. Hazardous Materials

7. Intruder/Hostage

8. Medical

9. Shooting

10. Suicide

11. Terrorism

12. Utility Dangers

13. Weapons

C. Employees shall receive a copy of the Emergency Plan and shall receive inservice training annually on plan implementation.

D. Students shall receive specific instruction on plan implementation, and shall participate in a required number of drill and practice sessions throughout the school year.

E. Parents shall be made aware of the Emergency Plan.

IV. WARNING SYSTEMS

A. The school district shall maintain a warning system designed to inform students, employees, and visitors in the facilities of an emergency. This system shall be maintained on a regular basis under the maintenance plan for all school district buildings.

B. It shall be the responsibility of the building principal to inform students and employees of the system and the means by which the system is used to identify the specific type of emergency involved.

Legal References:

42 U.S.C. § 5121 et seq. (Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance)
Minn. Stat. Ch. 12 (Emergency Services)
Minn. Stat. § 299F.011 (Uniform Fire Code; Adoption)
Minn. Stat. § 299F.391 (Health Care, Education, or Lodging Facility)
Minn. Rules Parts 3530.4400-3530.4700 (Civil Defense: School Districts)
Minn. Rules Part 7510 (Fire Safety)

Cross References:

School Board Policy 804 (Bomb Threats)
School Board Policy 806 (Crisis Management Policy)

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