image of mouse Steps to Comprehensive School Planning


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  • Using ICS Job Description, begin forming school disaster teams.  
  • Train identified staff on ICS.
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  • Enhance procedures for Pandemic Flu.   
  • Consider long and short term disruption of classes.   
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  • Develop Mental Health Crisis Plan (coming soon).  
  • Identify MHP counselors.
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  • Meet with local fire, law enforcement and local Emergency Management, discuss their roll and yours should an emergency or disaster occur at your school.

• Per RCW 28A.320.125 all schools are required to conduct a minimum of 9 drills:
6 fire drills, 1 lockdown, 1 shelter-in-place, and 1 using the School Mapping System.
It further recommends conducting drills for other natural hazard risks such as earthquake, volcano, lahar, and tsunami. Note: Please contact your local responding Fire Department to confirm the number of fire drills that are required by your district.

• Plans must be reviewed and updated on a yearly basis.


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