Students will be informed of the appropriate action to take in an emergency. Emergency drills for fire, weather, and other disasters shall be conducted each school year. Fire and tornado drills shall be each conducted regularly during the academic school year with a minimum of two before December 31 and two after January 1.


Each attendance center shall develop and maintain a written plan containing emergency and disaster procedures. The plan will be communicated to and reviewed with employees. The emergency plan shall include:


·        assignment of employees to specific tasks and responsibilities;

·        instructions relating to the use of alarm systems and signals. If combination visual and  auditory warning devices do not exist, the plan shall include specific provisions for  warning individuals with hearing impairments;

·        information concerning methods of fire containment;

·        systems for notification of appropriate persons and agencies;

·        information concerning the location and use of fire fighting equipment;

·        specification of evacuation routes and procedures;

·        posting of plans and procedures at suitable locations throughout the facility;

·        evacuation drills which include the actual evacuation of individuals to safe areas;

·        an evaluation for each evacuation drill.


Employees shall participate in emergency drills. Certified employees shall be responsible for instructing the proper techniques to be followed in the drill.


Legal Reference:                       Neb. Statute 79-609

                                                                     79-705 and 706 


Cross Reference:                      508      Student Health and Well-Being

                                                801.04 Bus Safety Program

905      Safety Program










Policy                                                                           COLUMBUS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Adopted:   9/11/06                                                       Columbus, Nebraska