3516 BP - Emergencies and Disaster Preparedness Plan

Business and Noninstructional Operations
Board Policy No. 3516
Policy Adopted:  October 4, 2007

EMERGENCIES AND DISASTER PREPAREDNESS PLAN

The Governing Board recognizes that all district staff and students must be prepared to respond quickly and responsibly to emergencies, disasters and threats of disaster.

The Superintendent or designee shall develop and maintain a disaster preparedness plan which details provisions for handling emergencies and disasters and which shall be included in the district’s comprehensive school safety plan. (Education Code 32282)

In developing the district and school emergency plans, the Superintendent or designee shall collaborate with city and county emergency responders, including local public health administrators.

The Superintendent or designee shall use state-approved Standard Emergency Management System guidelines and the National Incident Command System when updating district and site-level emergency and disaster preparedness plans.

The Board shall grant the use of school buildings, grounds and equipment to public agencies, including the American Red Cross, for mass care and welfare shelters during disasters or other emergencies affecting the public health and welfare.  The Board shall cooperate with such agencies in furnishing and maintaining whatever service they deem necessary to meet the community’s needs.  (Education Code 32282)

(cf. 1330 – Use of School Facilities)

School employees are considered disaster service workers and are subject to disaster service activities assigned to them.  (Government Code 3100)

Legal Reference:
EDUCATION CODE
32001  Fire alarms and drills
32040  Duty to equip school with first aid kit
32280-32289  School safety plans
32290  Safety devices
39834 Operating overloaded bus
46390-46392  Emergency average daily attendance in case of disaster
49505 Natural disaster; meals for homeless students; reimbursement
GOVERNMENT CODE
3100  Public employees as disaster service workers
8607 Standardized emergency management system
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
550  Fire drills
560  Civil defense and disaster preparedness plans
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 19
2400-2450  Standardized emergency management system
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42
12101-12213 Americans with Disabilities Act

 

 

Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2018 West Corporation. All rights reserved.