Alabama - 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.

Alabama Code 16-1-44 School safety plans.

(a) (1) Each local board of education shall adopt a comprehensive school safety plan for each school under the authority of the board.

  • (2) The local board or its agent shall examine the conditions and operations of each school under the authority of the local board to determine hazards to student and staff safety and shall propose changes, if needed to promote the prevention of dangerous problems and circumstances.
  • (3) In developing the plan for each school, the local board or its agent shall involve community law enforcement, safety officials including community fire and emergency management assigned to the school.

(b) (1) The board shall incorporate into the plan the following:

  • a. A protocol for addressing serious threats to the safety of school property, students, employees, or administrators including, but not limited to, a specific code red school safety plan.
  • b. A protocol for responding to emergency events that compromise the safety of school property, students, and employees.

Alabama Code 16-1-44 School safety plans.

(c) (1) The board shall update the safety plan whenever a major modification to the building requires changes in the procedures outlined in the plan, and at other necessary times. The code red school safety plan shall be reviewed and revised annually, as needed, by the local board of education in consultation with the principal, administrative staff, faculty, and employees of the school.

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