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5.4.P.2 Emergency Drills
PROCEDURE PROCEDURE
Emergency Drills
  Emergency drills will be scheduled and conducted each month during the school year.  The purpose of a drill is to train students, under staff direction, to move safely, quickly, and quietly from any location within the building to an assigned evacuation area outside.

The following rules and procedures will be complied with in all schools:
 
  • Evacuation routes will be posted in each room.  These routes will indicate the primary and alternate exits and the evacuation area to which the student should proceed upon leaving the building.  During the first week of the school year, rules for emergency evacuation will be discussed with each class using the room.
  • A distinct alarm signal will be used for emergency drills only; another signal will be established by the principal for return to class.
  • No student or staff member is to remain in the building during emergency drills.
  • All persons should exit according to their posted evacuation routes and proceed to assigned locations a safe distance away from the building.
  • It is each student's responsibility to move quickly, quietly, and in an orderly manner through the assigned exit to the assigned evacuation area.
  • The teacher will be responsible for:
    • Seeing that windows and doors are closed with doors unlocked.
    • Assuring that electrical equipment and gas jets are turned off.
    • Maintaining order during the evacuation.
    • Taking the grade book and checking roll when the class is in the assigned evacuation area.  The name of any student not accounted for will be reported immediately to the principal, who shall promptly notify the Superintendent.
  • A report stating the date and time that the drill was conducted, and the time required to complete the evacuation will be made.