Tamalpais Union HSD | BP 3516.3 Business and Noninstructional Operations
Earthquake Emergency Procedure System
Earthquakes occur without warning. For their safety, students shall be taught methods of protecting themselves.
The Superintendent or designee shall establish an emergency procedure system to be followed in case of earthquakes. This system shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
1. A school building disaster plan, ready for implementation at any time, for maintaining the safety and care of students and staff. This plan should outline roles, responsibilities and procedures for students and staff.
2. A DROP procedure, whereby each student and staff member takes cover under a table or desk, drops to the knees, protects the head with arms, and faces away from the window.
3. Protective measures to be taken before, during and after an earthquake, including location and mitigation of hazards, to insure student and staff safety.
4. A training program to ensure that all certificated and classified staff are aware of, and properly skilled in, the earthquake emergency procedure system (Education Code 35297) and in basic first aid procedures.
5. Agreement with bus compan(ies) as to procedures when earthquake occurs while students are on a bus.
Drop procedures shall be practiced at least once each semester in secondary schools. (Education Code 35297)
3100 Public employees as disaster service workers
8607 Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS)
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 19
FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY PUBLICATIONS
Guidebook for Developing a School Earthquake Safety Program, 1990
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES PUBLICATIONS
The ABCs of Post-Earthquake Evacuation: A Checklist for School Administrators and Faculty
Guide and Checklist for Nonstructural Earthquake Hazards in California Schools, January 2003
School Emergency Response: Using SEMS at Districts and Sites, June 1998
American Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org
California Emergency Management Agency: http://www.calema.ca.gov
California Seismic Safety Commission: http://www.seismic.ca.gov
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): http://www.fema.gov/hazards/earthquakes
National Incident Management System (NIMS): http://www.fema.gov/emergency/nims
Policy TAMALPAIS UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: June 22, 1993 Larkspur, California
revised: January 18, 1994