Indiana - Emergency Operations Plans: Interagency Coordination: Stakeholders

Area: 
Stakeholders
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law encourages or requires inter-agency coordination as part of initial emergency plan development only.

Indiana Administrative Code 511 6.1-2-2.5 Safe schools and emergency preparedness planning

(a) Each school corporation shall, in consultation with local public safety agencies, develop a written emergency preparedness plan for the school corporation and each school in the corporation. An emergency preparedness plan shall, at a minimum, contain the following:

  • (1) Appropriate warning systems.

  • (2) Procedures for notifying other agencies and organizations.

  • (3) Posting of evacuation routes.

  • (4) Emergency preparedness instruction for staff and students.

  • (5) Public information procedures.

  • (6) Steps that will be taken prior to a decision to evacuate buildings or dismiss classes.

  • (7) Provisions to protect the safety and well-being of staff, students, and the public in case of:

    • (A) fire;

    • (B) natural disaster, such as tornado, flood, or earthquake;

    • (C) adverse weather conditions, such as winter storms or extreme heat;

    • (D) nuclear contamination, such as power plant or transport vehicle spills;

    • (E) exposure to chemicals, such as pesticides, industrial spills and contaminants, laboratory chemicals, and cleaning agents; and

    • (F) manmade occurrences, such as student disturbance, weapon, weapon of mass destruction, contamination of water supply or air supply, hostage, and kidnaping incidents.

(b) Within sixty (60) days after the beginning date of each school year, the superintendent shall certify to the department that the emergency preparedness plans for the school corporation and each school in the school corporation have been reviewed and revised, if necessary. Within sixty (60) days of opening a new or significantly remodeled school, the superintendent shall certify to the department that a new plan has been developed or that the existing plan has been reviewed and revised, if necessary.

(c) Emergency preparedness plans shall be available for inspection by the department.


Indiana Administrative Code 511 4-1.5-7 Crisis intervention plans

Each school corporation shall, in concert with the emergency preparedness plan developed under 511 IAC 6.1-2-2.5, develop a crisis intervention plan for the school corporation and for each school in the school corporation. The plan, which should be developed by student services personnel in conjunction with school administrators and community crisis intervention personnel, shall include crisis management and intervention provisions.

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