A school crisis may occur at any time, may take various shapes, and may hit with varying degrees of severity.  The superintendent is directed to develop a School Communications Crisis Procedure to manage information more effectively and to ensure the crisis will be managed more effectively.


The procedure should include the following provisions:


1.      Designation of a crisis spokesperson and description of the spokespersons duties;

2.      Preparations to be taken before a crisis for dealing with the media;

3.      Procedures for contacting various groups such as emergency response units, employees, parents, and the media;

4.      Procedures for developing and releasing a public statement soon after the initiation of the crisis; and

5.      Procedures for developing a public statement or report following the conclusion of the crisis.


Cross Reference:          905      Safety Program























Policy                                                                           COLUMBUS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Adopted:  2/12/07                                                        Columbus, Nebraska