Delaware - Emergency Operations Plans: Policy or Plan Requirements

Area: 
Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law requires districts to develop school emergency operations plans (EOPs) that include procedures for plan review and update.

Delaware Code 29-8237 Omnibus School Safety Act

(d)  Duties and responsibilities of schools and districts. -- Each school and district shall:

  • (1) Create a school safety team for each school and district;
  • (2) Collaborate with the Department and any relevant first responders to develop and submit to the Department a school- or district-specific CSSP;
  • (3) Conduct critical incident and tabletop exercises in accordance with subsection (f) of this section hereunder; and
  • (4) Collaborate with the Department and any relevant first responders in submitting revisions and updates to CSSPs, at such times and upon such circumstances as shall be warranted.

(e)  Initial review and approval of CSSPs. -- Each school and district, through its school safety team, shall collaborate with the Department and any relevant first responders to develop and submit a school- or district-specific CSSP that is NIMS-compliant and is otherwise approved by the Department in accordance with the regulations adopted in connection with this section. The Department shall provide such assistance as shall be necessary in connection with the development of CSSPs, and shall coordinate schools and districts with first responders and other relevant stakeholders, including but not limited to the Capitol Police, for the development of CSSPs hereunder.

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