Emergency Operations Plans
Emergency Operations Plans
State law requires districts to develop school emergency operations plans (EOPs) that include procedures for plan review and update.
West Virginia Administrative Code 126-67-10. Glossary.
10.5. Crisis Response - Crisis response provides prevention, intervention, and follow-up to individual and school-wide crises that impact students, staff, or families. Crisis response is normally temporary in nature and includes a variety of research-based interventions to support individuals or group needs. School counselors should adhere to W. Va. Code §18-9F-1, et seq. in relation to the school crisis plan. Long term reactions to a crisis may result in a referral to appropriate community or school-based resources and follow-up interventions.
West Virginia Administrative Code 126-67-5. Delivery Components of Comprehensive School Counseling Programs.
5.1. This section defines components of a Standard-focused and evidence-based CSCP to be addressed by county policy and monitored by county and school leadership. Delivery components include: 5.1.c. Responsive Services are provided when events and situations in students' lives or in the school climate and culture impedes student success. Responsive services offer preventive activities and programs to address the identified needs of students in each school, as well as evidence-based interventions to address targeted student needs. The services include working with at-risk students to provide the help and support needed to ensure grade level success. Usually short-term in nature, responsive services include individual and small group counseling, academic and behavior intervention plans, crisis prevention and response, consultation with parents/guardians and other school staff, and referrals to school and community resources. Some students may require an immediate and expert response to assist with an academic, emotional, or behavioral crisis. In cases where students require ongoing support or therapy, the counselor makes appropriate referrals and works with families to secure appropriate resources within the school or community. Schools identify who will coordinate and follow-up on each referral. The school counselor collaborates with stakeholders to create a school-wide, prevention-based approach to individual and school crises and has a crisis plan in place to address the mental health component of common school-wide crises. The school crisis team educates other stakeholders to assist with school-wide crisis preparedness, prevention, intervention, and response, outlining responsibilities and best practices in the school crisis planning and response.
West Virginia Administrative Code 164-1-3. Severability
- School Access Safety Plan Funds When funding for School Access Safety Improvements for schools in West Virginia is made available from an earmarked allocation from the West Virginia Legislature, the following criteria apply:
206.01. To qualify for School Access Safety Funding, each county board of education shall develop a School Access Safety Plan. The plan must be incorporated into the county CEFP. An approved School Access Safety Plan is required prior to the distribution of state funds for a project pursuant to the requirement of West Virginia Code § 18-9F. Counties shall form a Countywide Council on Productive and Safe Schools that includes LEA and school leadership, first responders, and community members. The School Access Safety Plan shall be prepared in consultation with the Countywide Council on Productive and Safe Schools. Once completed, the School Access Safety Plan shall be submitted to the SBA for review and approval in order to qualify for School Access Safety funding. The plan shall be amended annually to summarize activities and to identify progress being made on projects in the plan. The School Access Safety Plan shall become part of the county comprehensive educational facilities plan and together address the safety upgrading of existing facilities and equipment, building systems, utilities, and other similar items in connection with improving the overall access safety and security of the facility. Projects must directly address planning, deterrence, detection, delay, and communication issues associated with the ingress and egress of pupils, school employees, parents, visitors, and emergency personnel at the schools.
A School Access Safety Audit will be performed and become an integral part of the plan. The SBA-approved audit format must be used. The audit must be performed prior to formulating the School Access Safety Plan to establish a basis for current conditions and formulation of the plan. In so doing, both short- and long-term effects of building access safety improvements will be considered.
School Access Safety funding shall be provided by the Authority on the basis of net enrollment and the efficient use of state funds for school access safety improvement projects. In order to secure School Access Safety funding, an amount equal to or exceeding 15% of the funding available to the county as a local match will be required. Should a county board feel it cannot fulfill the 15% local match requirement, the county board of education may submit a financial hardship waiver request to the WVDE for review and consideration. Upon review and approval of the request by the WVBE, the Authority shall waive the local match requirement and distribute the funding upon approval of the School Access Safety project by the Authority.
Each county board will be notified on or before May 1 of each year as to the availability of School Access Safety funds. With this notification, the amount of funding and timeline for project submission will be provided. A county board of education may use up to twenty percent (20%) of the allotted Safe and Drug Free Schools (Title IV) funds as part of the 15% required local matching funds. Additional Title IV funding may be used to provide training for staff and students as outlined in the Title IV Section of the County Five Year Strategic Plan and approved by the West Virginia Department of Education.
All projects submitted to the Authority for funding consideration must be compatible with the county CEFP goals and objectives as well as the overall goals of the Authority and the School Access Safety Plan.
Funding will NOT be distributed to any county board that does not have an approved School Access Safety Plan, does not have the 15% matching funds available, and is not prepared to commence expenditure of funds during the fiscal year in which monies are distributed. If a hardship waiver is approved, the 15% matching funds will not be required.
To encourage county boards to proceed promptly with School Access Safety Planning and the expenditure of School Access Safety funding, the SBA will require that approved grant funds be expended within one year of the allocation. Should extenuating circumstances exist, as determined by the SBA, that would prevent the county board from expending the funding within the one year, the SBA may authorize an extension beyond the one year for a period not to exceed six months. Any funds forfeited shall be added to the total funds available for all counties in the School Access Safety Fund for future allocation and distribution by the Authority.
206.02. School Access Safety Plan The School Access Safety Plan shall include the recommendations and guidelines developed by the Countywide Council along with the county board's assessment of the improvements necessary to improve school access safety. The plan shall address the access safety needs of all school facilities and include a projected school access safety repair and renovation schedule. The plan must be approved by the SBA prior to the distribution of state funds. The School Access Safety Plan must be submitted to the SBA for review and approval prior to submitting projects.
The SBA will require the School Access Safety Audit be addressed first, and once completed, the audit will be required to be submitted to the SBA for review and approval prior to proceeding with the remainder of the plan. A preliminary plan and plan outline must then be submitted to the SBA office for review and comment to ensure the plan contains all key elements identified in the plan outline. This process is a prerequisite to qualifying for School Access Safety funding. The preliminary plan shall also include the name and contact information for the Countywide Council on Safe and Productive Schools and the contact information for the members of the School Safety and Security Committee. Each preliminary plan must include a uniform emergency management policy that describes the county's notification procedures to be followed in the event of an emergency at each school. It will also include an example of signage to be prominently displayed at each school giving the procedures to follow in the event of an emergency as well as contact numbers for emergency assistance. The preliminary plan will be reviewed by the SBA and comments will be provided that will direct the county to continue on the basis of the approval of the preliminary plan or to address additional SBA comments and resubmit the preliminary plan for a second review.
The School Building Authority staff will evaluate the final School Access Safety Plan and recommend approval to the members of the Authority. Once the plans are approved, the county board will submit the list of projects anticipated each funding cycle to the Authority for funding consideration. The Authority will consider whether the proposed projects are in furtherance of the School Access Safety Plan and in compliance with the guidelines established by the Authority. Consideration will also be given by the Authority as to whether the project will assure the prudent and resourceful expenditure of state funds, whether the project advances student health and safety, and if the project addresses regularly scheduled preventive maintenance or updates of existing access safety equipment or building components. Each county board receiving funds pursuant to this article shall conduct an annual on-site inspection and submit an audit review to the State Board of Education. The inspection shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Department of Education's Handbook on Planning School Facilities.
206.03. Detailed Requirements for Each Section of the School Access Safety Plan 206.031. Goals and Objectives of the School Access Safety Plan Each county board of education qualifying for School Access Safety funding shall formulate goals and objectives to be accomplished by the School Access Safety plan. The goals and objectives shall reflect an objective means to resolve deficiencies cited within the School Access Safety Audit. While it may be impossible to prevent all intruders in schools, it is incumbent upon school administrators to implement policies and procedures that will deter, detect, and delay unauthorized persons attempting to enter school property. Should an intruder gain access, an effective means of communicating to students, staff, the West Virginia State Police, local law enforcement officials, and the community must be developed. Based on these basic assumptions, the following must be addressed within the plan:
- Site Security a. Limited access to school sites, where possible b. Elimination of visual barriers blocking views to entrance driveways and pedestrian walkways c. Signage, including door and room numbers visible from the outside of the facility d. Structural barriers to control vehicle access to student gathering areas and building entrances e. Preparation of diagrammatic school plans that illustrate site utility locations, play areas, parking, bus loading areas, building locations with entrances labeled f. Informational strategies shared with law enforcement g. Implementation, where possible, of a closed campus program to help protect students and staff at the school
- Building Security a. Controlling access from pre-assigned entrances to the school b. Establishing a controlled point of entrance at pre-assigned doors c. Establishing visitor monitoring and identification process d. Providing security for primary and secondary entrances e. Monitoring entrances and controlling visitor entrances f. Identifying all door entrances (numbering inside & outside) g. Upgrading doors and hardware h. Installing alarm systems i. Installing two-way communication capability j. Providing diagrammatic layouts of the building that indicate all rooms with room numbers, interior and exterior doors with door numbers and the direction of the door swing, main utility shut-offs, and other pertinent information that would be provided to emergency management personnel should they be needed at the school. Additionally, the building common areas should be color-coded to allow quick identification and all school safety signage should match the color code of the common area.
- Communication a. Establish two-way communication between administrative areas and classrooms b. Establish notification procedures between school and local law enforcement c. Establish protocol for shelter in place and building lockdown should an intruder enter the building d. Consent from the Countywide Council and advice from the Countywide Council on Productive and Safe Schools e. Establish an evacuation plan for each facility and communicate the plan to school staff and parents or guardians. 206.032. School Access Safety Audit Each county will be responsible for conducting an audit to review the current state of access safety in all schools prior to preparing the School Access Safety Plan. The School Access Safety Audit shall be performed using the SBA-approved audit format. The audit will help identify school access safety deficiencies and help the Countywide Council on Productive and Safe Schools begin to formulate the basis of the School Access Safety Plan. Based on this information and the goals and objectives of the plan, a list of priority projects that will improve and control access to schools can be formulated. This audit, at a minimum, will: a. Establish procedures for identifying problems and recommending solutions for school access safety deficiencies b. Evaluate current deterrents that discourage, hinder, or impede intruders from entering school buildings and grounds c. Inventory existing detection and control devices and alarm systems d. Evaluate current physical barriers that slow and impede unauthorized acts once detected e. Identify improvements necessary to existing communication equipment f. Establish a chain of command at the school and county level for effective communications with the local school, county, and emergency management and law enforcement agencies.
206.033. Countywide Inventory of Each Facility and Associated Reporting
- Each county board shall provide an estimate of probable cost to correct identified deficiencies using the School Access Safety Repair and Renovation Schedule. The individual school costs shall be amended into the current CEFP Finance Plan and recorded as a separate total dollar amount for each school. These deficiencies and costs will be reviewed annually and updated as a part of the local board annual update report provided to the SBA and the State Department of Education. The audit must also be included in the plan and performed in cooperation with local law enforcement and emergency services. Copies of the audit including building name, address, and number of students and staff must be provided. A building diagram must be provided to the West Virginia State Police, local law enforcement, the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, West Virginia Department of Education Office of School Facilities, and the State Fire Marshal's Office in an electronic format. Include a chain of command list of individuals at the school and county level along with phone numbers. The diagrams must include the current room layouts, location of windows, doors (with swing direction), and all utility entrances and shutoffs. All new school (and existing schools, if available) as-built drawings must be secured in a central location identified in the School Access Safety Plan and must be available to emergency responders upon request. The Department of Education will verify the location and condition of the as-built drawings for all new schools during their<O] its annual maintenance and custodial reviews and report their<O] findings to the SBA office.
- A countywide inventory of each school facility's interior and exterior classroom and administrative doors shall be performed. The inventory shall include: a. The number of controlled points of ingress to the school b. The number and placement of exterior doors and windows c. The inventory and condition of all monitoring systems on exterior doors d. The location and condition of automated locking devices e. The availability of two-way communication between points of ingress to the school f. The availability of alarm hardware and/or remote visitor access systems on points of ingress g. The overall condition of the doors
- The following reports must be included within the plan: a. A copy of the current status of crime committed on school grounds b. A projected school access safety repair and renovation schedule for all schools c. A prioritization process for all projects in the plan d. An itemized cost summary for recommended improvements e. A regularly scheduled preventive maintenance plan for safety and security equipment 206.034. Identification of a School Safety and Security Committee Each school shall have a School Safety Committee that will meet at least annually to review matters of school safety and make recommendations for the improvements of school access safety at the school and community level. The committee shall be made up of members of the school administration, teaching staff, school counseling staff, if available, student representation (at the secondary level, only), a Local School Improvement Council representative, a parent representative, the West Virginia State Police, local law enforcement, local emergency services, and the community at large. The local School Safety Committee will prepare a baseline audit and provide an annual report based on its inspection of the facility to the superintendent regarding school safety and security on or before October 1 of each school year. The report will include a summary of the school access safety projects completed or in progress and the committee's assessment of the project's effectiveness. The committee will review the school safety needs as they relate to the existing School Access Safety Plan and make recommendations for amendments to the plan. The superintendent and staff will review the committee recommendations and recommend amendments to the plan, if required. The annual update to the plan provided to the SBA and the State Board of Education will reflect proposed new projects, completed projects, and/or amended projects in the plan. 206.035. Summary of Projects within the Plan The School Access Safety Audit will identify deficiencies at each facility with regards to school access safety. Projects proposed in the plan will be identified for each facility and the estimate of probable cost will be provided. Initially, the project costs will be listed on a separate document and placed in the School Access Safety Plan section incorporated into the countywide comprehensive educational facilities plan (CEFP). Approved expenditures include the cost of equipment, machinery, installation of utilities, necessary renovation and attention to existing facilities, design fees and associated costs for building improvement packages directly related to the project. Alterations to ingress and egress must meet all building codes including West Virginia Fire Code and Life Safety Code 101 and must be approved by the State Fire Marshal. Professional architectural and engineering services may also be required when substantial building alterations are planned to improve the school access safety. All projects identified in the plan will be prioritized using the prioritization process within the existing county CEFP. The SBA School Access Safety Repair and Renovation Schedule will be used to identify projects at each school. The project cost summary sheet must also identify all funding sources proposed for each project. At the conclusion of the current planning cycle, the School Access Safety Plan projects will be incorporated into the next CEFP and will then be included along with other improvement projects in the plan on the School Improvement Cost Summary sheets. School Access Safety projects will be identified on the Cost Summary Sheet. Each project within the plan must further the overall goals of the School Access Safety Plan and the goals and objectives of the School Building Authority.
206.036. Finance Plan Initially, the finance plan for the School Access Safety Plan will be included in a separate chapter of the countywide CEFP. This information will be incorporated into the finance plan for the new ten-year CEFP. The SBA School Access Safety Repair and Renovation Schedule will be used to identify projects, priorities, completion dates, costs, and funding sources in the finance plan. A cost summary of each implemented project along with the identified funding source(s) must be provided, including the required local matching funds. The summary of the School Access Safety Plan cost should total the individual project cost totals including all soft costs, where applicable. 206.037. Annual Update Each county board shall provide the SBA an annual update of the progress on the plan. The update shall be incorporated into the county's CEFP Annual Update and shall include a list of completed School Access Safety Plan projects and a list of proposed projects. School Access Safety diagrams must also be updated annually if there are structural changes made in the school. This will require annual reviews by the county facility personnel to ensure accurate building information is always available to emergency responders. Should there be new projects and the plan requires amendments, the SBA/WVBE amendment procedures must be followed. Additionally, the annual update should include amendment information that relates to the new projects. The SBA School Access Repair and Renovation Schedule must be used to record the projects initially and updated annually as required. 206.038. Objective Evaluation of the Implementation of the School Access Safety Plan The School Access Safety Plan shall include an objective means to be utilized in evaluating the implementation and effectiveness of the plan and each project included in the plan. The evaluation shall measure how:
- Each project furthers the goals and objectives established for the plan,
- Completed projects within the plan contribute to improving school access safety, and
- The School Access Safety training and drills help prepare students and staff for emergency response to intruders in the school.
West Virginia Code 18-9F-1. Legislative findings and intent.
(a) The Legislature finds that: (1) Establishing and maintaining safe and secure schools is critical to fostering a healthy learning environment and maximizing student achievement; (2) All school facilities in the state should be designed, constructed, furnished and maintained in a manner that enhances a healthy learning environment and provides necessary safeguards for the health, safety and security of persons who enter and use the facilities; (3) Adequate safeguards for the ingress to and egress from school facilities of pupils, school employees, parents, visitors and emergency personnel are critical to the overall safety of the public schools in this state; (4) Safety upgrades to the means of ingress to and egress from school facilities for pupils, school employees, parents, visitors and emergency personnel must be part of a comprehensive analysis of overall school safety issues that takes into consideration the input of local law-enforcement agencies, local emergency services agencies, community leaders, parents, pupils, teachers, administrators and other school employees interested in the prevention of school crime and violence; (5) In order to help ensure safety in all schools within the State and to be prepared to adequately respond to potential crises, including any traumatic event or emergency condition that creates distress, hardship, fear or grief, each school must have an up-to-date comprehensive crisis response plan as detailed in section nine [§ 18-9F-9] of this article. (b) It is the intent of the Legislature to empower the School Building Authority to facilitate and provide state funds for the design, construction, renovation, repair and upgrading of facilities so as to enhance school access safety and provide secure ingress to and egress from school facilities to pupils, school employees, parents, visitors and emergency personnel.
West Virginia Code 18-9F-10. School safety requirements.
In addition to any other requirement contained in this article or the Crisis Response Plan required by §18-9F-9 of this code, each county board of education shall implement a school safety program before September 1, 2019, that at a minimum, requires: (1) Room numbers to be placed on exterior walls or windows of school buildings, so rooms with exterior walls can be identified by law enforcement and first responders from the outside; (2) Providing updated floor plans of the school to first responders and local law enforcement by September 1 of each school year; (3) First aid training for all school personnel and students each school year; and (4) Active shooter training for all school personnel and students at the beginning of each school year.
West Virginia Code 18-9F-2. Definitions.
As used in this article, these terms have the meanings ascribed unless the context clearly indicates a different meaning: (1) “Authority” means the School Building Authority of West Virginia; (2) “Department of Education” means the West Virginia Department of Education; (3) “New school building” means any public school in the State for educating students in any of grades kindergarten through twelve, for which design and construction begin after the first day of July, two thousand seven; (4) “Project cost” means the cost of: (A) Evaluating a school facility to ascertain its safety needs; (B) Determining appropriate measures to address safety needs; (C) Developing a safety plan; (D) Administering a safety project; (E) The design, construction, renovation, repair and safety upgrading of a school's means of ingress and egress; (F) Equipment, machinery, installation of utilities and other similar items necessary to making the project operational; (G) Effectively maintaining structural and equipment investments made pursuant to this article, including, but not limited to, such provisions as maintenance contracts on security equipment and video surveillance services; and (H) All other charges necessary, appurtenant or incidental to the provisions of this subdivision, including the cost of administering this article; (5) “School Access Safety Fund” means the special account established in section five [§ 18-9F-5] of this article; (6) “School access safety plan” or “safety plan” means the comprehensive countywide school access safety plan that: (A) Is prepared by each county board seeking funding under this article and incorporated into its comprehensive educational facilities plan in accordance with guidelines established by the authority; (B) Addresses the access safety needs for all school facilities in the county; (C) Includes a projected school access safety repair and renovation schedule for all school facilities of the county; and (D) Is required prior to the disbursement of state funds for a school access safety project pursuant to this article; and (7) “School access safety project” or “safety project” means a project administered in furtherance of a school access safety plan pursuant to the provisions of this article.
West Virginia Code 18-9F-3. School access safety plan.
(a) To facilitate the goals of this article and to ensure the prudent and resourceful expenditure of state funds, each county board seeking funds for school access safety projects during a fiscal year shall submit to the authority a school access safety plan or annual plan update that addresses the school access safety needs of each school facility in the county. In developing its plan, the county board shall consult with the Countywide Council on Productive and Safe Schools in accordance with the provisions of this section and section forty-two [§ 18-5-42], article five of this chapter. (b) The safety plan shall include at least the following: (1) A countywide inventory of each school facility's means of ingress to and egress from the school for students, school employees, parents, visitors and emergency personnel including, but not limited to: (A) The number of controlled points of ingress to the school facility; (B) The number and placement of exterior doors; (C) The use of monitoring systems on exterior doors; (D) The use of timed, magnetic or other locks on exterior doors; (E) The use of two-way communication systems between points of ingress and school personnel; (F) The use of functional panic or other alarm hardware on exterior doors; and (G) The use of remote visitor access systems on points of ingress; (2) The recommendations and guidelines developed by the Countywide Council on Productive and Safe Schools pursuant to section forty-two, article five of this chapter, together with the county board's assessment of the recommendations and guidelines; (3) Recommendations for effective communication and coordination between school facilities, local law-enforcement agencies and local emergency services agencies in the county; (4) An assessment of the current status of crime committed on school campuses and at school-related functions; (5) A projected school access safety repair and renovation schedule for all school facilities in the county; (6) A prioritized list of all projects contained in the plan, including the projected cost of each project; (7) A description of how: (A) The plan addresses the goals of this article and guidelines established by the authority; (B) Each project furthers the county board's safety plan, facilities plan and school major improvement plan; (8) Notation of the funds available for allocation and disbursement to the county board pursuant to section six [§ 18-9F-6] of this article; (9) A description of any source of local funds that the county board intends to contribute to the safety projects, or an approved financial hardship waiver, to satisfy the local contribution requirements of section six of this article; and (10) Any other element considered appropriate by the authority or required by the guidelines established pursuant to section three [§ 18-9F-3] of this article, including any project and maintenance specification.
West Virginia Code 18-9F-4. Guidelines and procedures for school access safety plans; project evaluation; on-site inspection of facilities.
(a) By the first day of June, two thousand seven, the authority shall establish and distribute to each county board guidelines and procedures regarding school access safety plans and school access safety projects, which shall address at least the following: (1) All of the necessary elements of the school access safety plan required in accordance with the provisions of section three [§ 18-9F-3] of this article; (2) The manner, time line and process for submission to the authority of each safety plan and annual plan update, including guidelines for modification of an approved safety plan; (3) Any project and maintenance specifications considered appropriate by the authority; (4) Procedures for a county board to submit a preliminary plan, plan outline or plan proposal to the authority prior to submitting the safety plan. The preliminary plan, plan outline or plan proposal shall be the basis for a consultation meeting between representatives of the county board and the authority. The meeting shall be held as soon as practicable following submission in order to: (A) Ensure understanding of the goals of this article; (B) Discuss ways the plan may be structured to meet the goals of this article; and (C) Ensure efficiency and productivity in the approval process; and (5) Procedures for notifying county boards of the funds available for allocation and disbursement during each fiscal year pursuant to section six [§ 18-9F-6] of this article. (b) By the first day of June, two thousand seven, the authority shall establish and distribute to each county board guidelines and procedures for evaluating safety plans and safety projects that address at least the following: (1) Whether the proposed safety project furthers the safety plan and complies with the guidelines established by the authority; (2) How the safety plan and safety project will ensure the prudent and resourceful expenditure of state funds and achieve the purposes of this article; (3) Whether the safety plan and safety project advance student health and safety needs, including, but not limited to, critical health and safety needs; (4) Whether the safety plan and safety project include regularly scheduled preventive maintenance; and (5) Consideration of the prioritized list of projects required by section three of this article. (c) The authority shall establish guidelines and procedures for allocating and disbursing funds in accordance with section six of this article, subject to the availability of funds. (d) Each county board receiving funds pursuant to this article annually shall conduct an on-site inspection and submit an audit review to the state board. The inspection shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Department of Education's Handbook on Planning School Facilities.
West Virginia Code 18-9F-9. Crisis Response Plan.
(1) A model school crisis response plan for use by each school in the state, including a uniform template which shall be used by each school to file the plan, including at least the following information, in a secure electronic system identified by the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management:
- (A) The school employee in charge during a crisis and a designated substitute;
- (B) A communication plan to be used during a crisis;
- (C) Protocols for responding to immediate physical harm of students, faculty or staff and to traumatic events, including the period after the events have concluded;
- (D) Disaster and emergency procedures to respond to earthquakes, fire, flood, other natural disasters, explosions or other events or conditions in which death or serious injury is likely;
- (E) Crisis procedures for safe entrance to and exit from the school by students, parents, and employees, including an evacuation and lock down plan; and
- (F) Policies and procedures for enforcing school discipline and maintaining a safe and orderly environment during the crisis.
(2) A requirement that each school's school specific crisis response plan shall be in place and filed with that school's county board, and included in a secure electronic system identified by the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, no later than August 1, 2013, or soon after completion by the school, whichever occurs first;
(3) The necessary safeguards to protect information contained in each school specific crisis response plan that may be considered protected critical infrastructure information, law enforcement sensitive information or for official use only. These safeguards must have the approval the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. County boards shall provide the same necessary safeguards for the information in the plan;
(4) The annual review and necessary update of the model plan and uniform template by state board in conjunction with the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management by December 31 of each year after 2011;
WVDE Crisis Prevention and Response Plan
This page provides an overview and template for developing a school's crisis prevention and response plan.