Colorado - Multi-hazard Practice Drills: Program Requirements

Area: 
Program Requirement
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law requires districts to implement multi-hazard practice drills (e.g., fire, lockdown, active shooter, or evacuation drills) andencourages or requires inter-agency coordination.

C.R.S. 22-32-109.1. Board of education - specific powers and duties - safe school plan - conduct and discipline code - safe school reporting requirements - school response framework - school resource officers - definitions - repeal

(4) (g) To the extent possible, each public school, in collaboration with its school district, to hold coordinated exercises among school employees and community partners, including at a minimum:

  • (I) Orientation meetings to inform all parties about emergency operation plans and procedures;

  • (II) All-hazard drills, in addition to fire drills, to improve individual and student emergency procedures and to test communications interoperability; and

  • (III) Tabletop exercises to discuss and identify roles and responsibilities in different scenarios;

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