Oregon - Emergency Operations Plans: Policy or Plan Requirements

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

State law requires districts to develop school emergency operations plans (EOPs) that do not include procedures for plan review and update.

Oregon Administrative Rules 581-024-0275 Facilities, Safety and Emergency Planning

(1) Each district shall operate and maintain an administration office and other physical facilities as necessary to accommodate district services. These facilities must be in compliance with applicable federal and state health and safety regulations.
(2) Each district shall maintain inspection reports showing the district in compliance with all applicable federal and state health and safety regulations.
(3) In facilities operated by the district, each district shall provide for regularly scheduled and documented safety inspections to assure that the facilities and services are operated and maintained in a manner that protects the safety and health of staff and students.
(4) Each district shall develop a Healthy and Safe Facilities Plan for all buildings owned or leased by the district where students and staff are present on a regular basis. The plan must meet the requirements specified in OAR 581-022-2223, and each education service district shall comply with the reporting provisions of that rule.
(5) In schools operated by the district that are occupied by students, the district must ensure that all students are instructed and have drills on emergency procedures in compliance with ORS 336.071. The emergency procedures shall include drills and instruction on:

  • (a) Fires;
  • (b) Earthquakes, which shall include tsunami drills and instruction in schools in a tsunami hazard zone; and
  • (c) Safety threats including procedures related to lockdown, lockout, shelter in place and evacuation and other appropriate actions to take when there is a threat to safety.
    (6) In facilities operated by the district, each district must have a written plan for responding to emergency situations. Emergency situations include but are not limited to: injury accidents, fire, chemical spill, hazardous materials, exposure to contagious disease, fire arms on the premises, and other illegal acts that threaten the health and safety of staff and students.
  • (a) Emergency plans should be coordinated with appropriate police and fire services, ambulance services and area hospitals.
  • (b) There should be an adequate internal communication system in district operated facilities to transmit emergency information to staff and students in a rapid and clear manner.
  • (c) The emergency plan should be posted in conspicuous places throughout district operated facilities.
  • (d) There should be periodic training for staff and students regarding the emergency plan. Appropriate first-aid supplies and at least one staff member with a current first-aid/CPR card shall be available at all district operated facilities.

Oregon Administrative Rules 581-022-2030 District Curriculum

(1) Each school district shall provide a planned K-12 instructional program.

(2) The planned K-12 instructional program shall include the following:

  • (a) Common Curriculum Goals and academic content standards adopted by the State Board of Education to include:
    • (A) English;
    • (B) Mathematics;
    • (C) Science;
    • (D) Social Science (including history, geography, economics and civics);
    • (E) The Arts;
    • (F) World Languages;
    • (G) Health Education; and
    • (H) Physical Education; and
  • (b) Additional Common Curriculum Goals for technology.
  • (c) Essential Learning Skills, as contained in the Common Curriculum Goals and academic content standards;
  • (d) Career-related learning standards, as contained in the Common Curriculum Goals and academic content standards; and
  • (e) Career education which may include career and technical education.

(3) The school district shall also provide instruction in other areas identified in chapter 581, division 22 of the Oregon Administrative Rules, including:

  • (a) Infectious diseases, including AIDS/HIV and Hepatitis B;
  • (b) Prevention education in drugs and alcohol; and
  • (c) Emergency plans and safety programs.

(4) The school district is also accountable to provide instruction in compliance with requirements set forth in ORS Chapter 336, Conduct of Schools Generally.


Oregon Administrative Rules 581-022-225 Emergency Plans and Safety Programs

The school district shall maintain a comprehensive safety program for all employees and students which shall:
(1) Include plans for responding to emergency situations.
(2) Specify general safety and accident prevention procedures with specific instruction for each type of classroom and laboratory.
(3) Provide instruction in basic emergency procedures for each laboratory, shop and studio, including identification of common physical, chemical, and electrical hazards.
(4) Require necessary safety devices and instruction for their use.
(5) Require that an accident prevention in service program for all employees be conducted periodically and documented.
(6) Provide assurance that each student has received appropriate safety instruction.
(7) Provide for regularly scheduled and documented safety inspections which will assure that facilities and programs are maintained and operated in a manner which protects the safety of all students and employees.
(8) Require reports of accidents involving school district property, or involving employees, students or visiting public, as well as prompt investigation of all accidents, application of appropriate corrective measures, and monthly and annual analyses of accident data and trends.
(9) In schools operated by the district that are occupied by students, the district must ensure that all students are instructed and have drills on emergency procedures in compliance with ORS 336.071. The emergency procedures shall include drills and instruction on:

  • (a) Fires;
  • (b) Earthquakes, which shall include tsunami drills and instruction in schools in a tsunami hazard zone; and
  • (c) Safety threats including procedures related to lockdown, lockout, shelter in place and evacuation and other appropriate actions to take when there is a threat to safety.
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