13A.02.02.04

.04 Emergency Plan.

A. In consultation with other health and safety officials in the local community, each local school system and the SEED School shall develop an emergency plan for all public school grounds to include maintenance, transportation, and central administration office under its jurisdiction that:

(1) Deals with the contingencies of man-made, technological, and natural hazards;

(2) Conforms to the requirements of this chapter; and

(3) Aligns with the Maryland State Department of Education Emergency Planning Guidelines for Local School Systems and Schools (October 2017).

B. Each local school system and the SEED School shall ensure that:

(1) Each school facility under its jurisdiction has a school emergency plan that is aligned with the criteria outlined in the MSDE Emergency Planning Guidelines for Local School Systems and Schools (October 2017) and that a copy of each school emergency plan is on file at the central administration office.

(2) A central administration emergency plan that is aligned with the criteria outlined in the MSDE Emergency Planning Guidelines for Local School Systems and Schools (October 2017) is on file in each school grounds under its jurisdiction.

C. Each local school system and the SEED School shall develop and implement an annual schedule of drills for each school grounds within the system. In addition to fire drills, the following drills shall be conducted annually:

(1) Evacuation;

(2) Shelter in place;

(3) Reverse evacuation;

(4) Lock down;

(5) Drop, cover, and hold; and

(6) Severe weather.