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El Dorado Union HSD |  BP  3516  Business and Noninstructional Operations

Emergencies And Disaster Preparedness Plan   

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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 District shall take all reasonable steps to prevent and/or mitigate the impact of a disaster on District students, staff, and schools.

The Superintendent or designee shall develop and maintain a District disaster preparedness plan which contains routine and emergency disaster procedures, including, but not limited to, earthquake emergency procedures, and adaptations for individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Such procedures shall be included in the District's comprehensive school safety plan. (Education Code 32282)

(cf. 0400 - Comprehensive Plans)

(cf. 0450 - Comprehensive Safety Plan)

(cf. 3516.3 - Earthquake Emergency Procedure System)

In developing the disaster preparedness plan, the Superintendent or designee shall involve District staff at all levels, including administrators, District police or security officers, facilities managers, transportation managers, food services personnel, school psychologists, counselors, school nurses, teachers, classified employees, and public information officers. As appropriate, he/she shall also collaborate with law enforcement, fire safety officials, emergency medical services, health and mental health professionals, parents/guardians, and students.

(cf. 0420 - School Plans/Site Councils)

(cf. 1220 - Citizen Advisory Committees)

(cf. 3513.3 - District Police/Security Department)

The plan shall comply with state-approved Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) guidelines established for multiple-jurisdiction or multiple-agency operations and with the National Incident Command System.

The Superintendent or designee shall provide training to employees regarding their responsibilities, including periodic drills and exercises to test and refine staff's responsiveness in the event of an emergency.

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4231 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4331 - Staff Development

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 services the District may deem necessary to meet the community's needs. (Education Code 32282)

(cf. 1330 - Use of School Facilities)

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

(cf. 4112.3 / 4212.3 / 4313.3 - Oath or Affirmation)

(cf. 4119.3 / 4219.3 / 4319.3 - Duties of Personnel)

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

38132 Mass care and welfare shelters

39834 Operating overloaded bus

4639046392 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 Standard 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 Regulations

UNITED STATE CODE, TITLE 42

12101-12213 Americans with Disabilities Act

Management Resources:

CSBA PUBLICATIONS

Avian Influenza, Governance and Policy Services Fact Sheet, April 2006

911! A Manual for Schools and the Media During a Campus Crisis, 2001

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION PUBLICATIONS

Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist, 2006

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION

Pandemic Flu School Action Kit, June 2006

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES

School Emergency Response: Using SEMS at Districts and Sites, June 1998

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

Practical Information on Crisis Planning: A Guide for Schools and Communities, May 2003

WEBSITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

American Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org

California Department of Education, Crisis Preparedness: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/ss/cp

California Seismic Safety Commission: http://www.seismic.ca.gov

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov

Contra Costa County Office of Education, Pandemic influenza resources: http://www.cccoe.k12.ca.us/about/flu/resources_flu_action_kit

Federal Emergency Management Agency: http://www.fema.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Emergency Planning: http://www.ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/emergencyplan

U.S. Department of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov

Policy EL DORADO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: May 19, 1992 Placerville, California

revised: April 8, 2008

revised: February 26, 2019