Montana - Emergency Operations Plans: Interagency Coordination: Stakeholders

Area: 
Stakeholders
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

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

Montana Code Annotated 2017 Title 52 Family Services, Chapter 2 Children's Services, Part 2 Multiagency Children's Services 52.2.211. County interdisciplinary child information and school safety team.

(1) The following persons and agencies operating within a county shall by written agreement form a county interdisciplinary child information and school safety team:

  • (a) the youth court;
  • (b) the county attorney;
  • (c) the department of public health and human services;
  • (d) the county superintendent of schools;
  • (e) the sheriff;
  • (f) the chief of any police force;
  • (g) the superintendents of public school districts; and
  • (h) the department of corrections.

(2) The persons and agencies signing a written agreement under subsection (1) may by majority vote allow the following persons to sign the written agreement and join the team:

  • (a) physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, and other providers of medical and mental health care;
  • (b) entities operating private elementary and secondary schools;
  • (c) attorneys; and
  • (d) a person or entity that has or may have a legitimate interest in one or more children that the team will serve.

Montana Code Annotated 2017 Title 20 Education, Chapter 1 General provisions, Part 4 Disaster Drills 20.1.041. Disaster drills to be conducted regularly -- districts to identify disaster risks and adopt school safety plan.

(1) As used in this part, “disaster” means the occurrence or imminent threat of damage, injury, or loss of life or property. Disaster drills must be conducted regularly in accordance with this part.
(2) A board of trustees shall identify the local hazards that exist within the boundaries of its school district and design and incorporate drills in its school safety plan or emergency operations plan to address those hazards.
(3) A board of trustees shall adopt a school safety plan or emergency operations plan that addresses issues of school safety relating to school buildings and facilities, communications systems, and school grounds with the input from the local community and that addresses coordination on issues of school safety, if any, with the county interdisciplinary child information and school safety team provided for in 52-2-211. The trustees shall certify to the office of public instruction that a school safety plan or emergency operations plan has been adopted. The trustees shall review the school safety plan or emergency operations plan periodically and update the plan as determined necessary by the trustees based on changing circumstances pertaining to school safety. Once the trustees have made the certification to the office of public instruction, the trustees may transfer funds pursuant to 20-9-236 to make improvements to school safety and security.

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