John Glenn School Corporation
Administrative Guidelines
 

8420 - EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

The primary consideration in any emergency situation must be the safety of the students and staff. At certain times, therefore, it may be necessary to ask the staff to perform "beyond the call of duty" in order to provide for the welfare of our students. In the event of an actual emergency situation, all school personnel, instructional and noninstructional, will be required to remain in the building until they are dismissed by the principal.

All staff members are to be familiar with the Corporation and school emergency preparedness plan. In particular, staff members are to know the designated area for their students in the event of a tornado emergency or the designated route their students are to follow in the event of an evacuation emergency. Staff members are to adhere to the directions outlined in the emergency preparedness plan.

EVACUATION

 

A.

When an emergency occurs the principal shall, when feasible, consult with the Superintendent as to whether or not to evacuate the school. An announcement will then be made to inform staff and students of the emergency procedures that will be followed.

     
 

B.

If a decision is made to send students home or to a preselected site, attempts will be made to notify parents by telephone and/or by radio or TV and the public address system will be used to inform all teachers and students.

     
 

The professional and support staff members will supervise the orderly evacuation of the building.

     
 

1.

If time permits, all students will go to their lockers, unlock them, take a coat if weather requires, and return to class leaving lockers open, if a search of the building is part of the emergency.

     
 

2.

The custodian will assign and instruct the members of his/her staff to positions that allow "free-flow" of traffic on and off school property.

     
 

3.

Administrators and guidance counselors will report to the main office for assignment.

     
 

4.

Teachers should take class rolls, including, addresses and telephone numbers of students as well as emergency information.

     
 

C.

In case of bomb threat, the police department and the principal will search the building.

     
 

Above all, it is imperative that all personnel remain calm and in control throughout the emergency.

FIRE/TORNADO/MANMADE OCCURRENCE DISASTER DRILLS

In accordance with State law, fire drills are to be conducted periodically, not less than monthly. Each principal shall prepare and distribute fire drill procedures whereby:

 

A.

all personnel leave the building during a drill;

     
 

B.

the plan of evacuation provides at least one (1) alternative route in case exits or stairways are blocked;

     
 

C.

teachers, when the fire alarm sounds, should caution students to walk silently and briskly from the building to a specified location, check to make sure any disabled students requiring assistance are being assisted properly, close all windows and doors of room and turn out lights, if possible, before leaving, and conduct roll call as soon as students are at the designated location to make sure that each student is accounted for;

     
 

D.

a list is compiled of all students with a disability in the building who will require assistance in exiting the building together with the assignment of a staff member or nonstudent volunteer in the student's classroom who will be responsible for providing necessary assistance in an appropriate manner. A person should also be designated to assist a student with a disability when the evacuation signal is given and s/he is in another area of the building such as the gym, all-purpose room, or lunchroom.

The principal shall document that each fire drill was conducted in a proper manner and submit such documentation to the Superintendent at the end of each school year.

At least one (1) tornado preparedness drill and at least one (1) manmade occurrence disaster drill shall be conducted each semester. (See AG 8420A) Provided, however, that a tornado preparedness drill or a manmade occurrence disaster drill may be conducted in lieu of the monthly fire drill, subject to the following limitations:

 

A.

a tornado preparedness drill or a manmade occurrence disaster drill may not replace more than two (2) monthly fire drills per semester; and

     
 

B.

a tornado preparedness drill or a manmade occurrence disaster drill may not be conducted in two (2) consecutive months.

UNUSUAL SITUATIONS

The following situations are quite unlikely to occur, but in such an event, use the following procedural guidelines:

 

A.

Student or staff member held hostage

     
 

1.

Isolate the area. DO NOT make a P.A. announcement or sound the fire alarm. The nearest administrator will direct teachers to notify teachers in nearby classes to take their students to a previously determined area.

     
 

2.

Notify the police immediately, giving as much information as possible (e.g. number of terrorists, number of hostages, types of demands being made). Police will be in charge once they arrive.

     
 

3.

Notify the Superintendent.

     
 

4.

Develop a list of casualties, if any.

     
 

B.

Intruders in building or on school property

     
 

1.

Ask them to leave.

     
 

2.

If they do not leave, remind them of trespassing law.

     
 

3.

Notify administrator in charge and the Corporation office.

     
 

4.

Avoid any physical conflict or loud verbal altercations.

     
 

The administrator or person in charge may notify police if intruders do not leave.

     
 

C.

Unauthorized demonstrators or pickets on school premises before school opens

     
 

1.

Attempt to enter building peaceably.

     
 

2.

Notify Corporation office.

     
 

3.

Hold students on the school buses if demonstrators seem to pose a threat.

     
 

4.

Notify law enforcement officers.

     
 

D.

Demonstrators or pickets on school premises at dismissal

     
 

1.

Notify administrator in charge.

     
 

2.

If demonstrators seem to pose a threat, hold students in class until further notice.

     
 

3.

Notify law enforcement officers.

     
 

E.

Student Demonstrators (See AG 5540B)

     
 

1.

Identify the leader or leaders of the group.

     
 

2.

Notify the group that the administration will confer with the leader(s) but not until all other students return to class.

     
 

3.

Meet with leaders if students disperse and return to class.

     
 

4.

If students refuse to disperse, remind them of truancy regulations and the consequences of school disruption.

     
 

5.

With other staff, try to identify as many participants as possible and notify parents of participants asking them to come to school.

     
 

6.

Attempt to take pictures and/or video recording of participants.

     
 

7.

Attempt to keep nonparticipating students away from the demonstration area.

     
 

8.

Follow through on disciplinary action on students refusing to cooperate.

     
 

9.

Contact police if demonstrators cannot be controlled by these guidelines.

     
 

F.

Buses not operating - students in school

     
 

1.

Keep all students in class.

     
 

2.

Summon all unassigned professional staff members for instruction.

     
 

3.

Dismiss students with their own cars (or bicycles) but follow Board policy regarding student passengers.

     
 

4.

Dismiss students within walking distance after the cars have left.

     
 

5.

Keep remaining students in school until parents are notified of the problem and transportation for their children arrives.

     
 

6.

Alert cafeteria staff if it appears that large numbers of students will have to remain at school for an extended period of time.

     
 

G.

Major disruptions at an assembly

     
 

1.

Bring house lights to full on.

     
 

2.

If those causing the disruption are too numerous to be handled by professional staff members on duty, dismiss the assembly and instruct all present to report to next period class.

     
 

3.

If few in number, remove them from the assembly and take appropriate disciplinary action.

     
 

4.

If those causing the disruption are outsiders, follow procedure for intruders.

Revised 3/1/16

© Neola 2015