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Novato USD |  BP  3516  Business and Noninstructional Operations

Emergencies And Disaster Preparedness Plan   

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

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

(cf. 4112.3/4212.3/4312.3 - Oath or Affirmation)

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

The Superintendent or designee shall develop and maintain a disaster preparedness plan which details provisions for handling all emergencies and disasters and which shall be included in the comprehensive school safety plan.

(cf. 0450 - Comprehensive Safety Plan)

(cf. 3516.3 - Earthquake Emergency Procedure System)

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

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

WEB SITES

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 Emergency Management Agency: http://www.calema.ca.gov

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 NOVATO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: September 9, 2008 Novato, California