School Crisis and Emergency
of the Plan
This Crisis and
Emergency Management Plan provides basic guidelines and
procedures to be followed in the event of an emergency
or crisis incident. All school staff will be familiar
with the plan and their individual responsibilities in
the event of an emergency. The management plan is
required to be reviewed, and revised annually or when
significant changes to staff occur.
Intervention & Emergency Planning
Intervention is a reactive event that takes
place after an emergency or critical event.
Emergency Planning is an active process where
schools plan for a variety of emergency situations
before they happen in order to reduce the adverse
consequences of an emergency situation.
and Emergency terminology applies for the purposes of
Emergencies are events or incidents that will most likely not require the
initiation of a “Code Alert.”
- Crisis' are events or incidents that
require immediate action to
prevent or minimize a highly undesirable
Does The Plan Address?
plan takes in consideration of all four phases of
emergency and crisis management planning:
Preparedness, Response, and Recovery
school participates in or has initiated the measures to
emergency and crisis incidents.
and execution of this plan coupled with the training
basis for the school’s preparedness phase of emergency
and crisis management planning.
plan addresses appropriate responses for the following
emergencies and crisis incident(s):
Examples of “Emergency Incidents,” but not limited
Severe Weather (storms, lightning, limited visibility for travel)
Student or staff deaths (suicide, homicide, unintentional, or natural)
Utility System Emergencies
incident(s) as a result of any of the above or
below critical incidents:
Student(s) or staff suicide
Death of student(s) or staff
The aftermath of a crisis or emergency
The recovery process has the goal of returning the facility
staff and students to the pre-incident level of
instruction and operations as quickly and appropriately
Incident Command System
the initiation of an emergency, the principal will be
the primary person responsible for managing the
Directing/supporting the facilitation of the emergency
Communicating with the central office and on-site media
requests. Requesting assistance from the Central Office or school
system. resources to include
trauma or student safety incident(s).
Ensuring first responders are requested if appropriate.
school must designate personnel to help the principal to
properly manage emergencies, critical incidents, and
assist first responders. The first responders always
take the lead role. Normally the Safe Schools Teams will
be key members of the Emergency Response Team.
Response for Special Needs Person
is critical the emergency procedures and information
include special needs students and staff.