Utah - 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 include procedures for plan review and update.

Utah Administrative Code R277-400-3. Establishing LEA Emergency Preparedness and Emergency Response Plans.

A. By July 1 of each year, each LEA shall certify to the Board that the LEA emergency preparedness and emergency response plan has been practiced at the school level, presented to and reviewed by its teachers, administrators, students and their parents, local law enforcement, and public safety representatives consistent with Section 53G-4-402(18).

B. As a part of an LEA's annual application for state or federal Safe and Drug Free School funds, the LEA shall reference its Emergency Response plan.

C. The plan(s) shall be designed to meet individual school needs and features. An LEA may direct schools within the LEA to develop and implement individual plans.

D. The LEA shall appoint a committee to prepare plan(s) or modify existing plan(s) to satisfy this rule. The committee shall consist of appropriate school and community representatives which may include school and LEA administrators, teachers, parents, community and municipal governmental officers, and fire and law enforcement personnel. The committee shall include governmental agencies and bodies vested with responsibility for directing and coordinating emergency services on local and state levels.

E. Each LEA shall review the plan(s) at least once every three years.

F. The Board shall develop Emergency Response Plan models under Section 53G-4-402(18)(c).

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