Los Angeles COE | BP 3516 Business and Noninstructional Operations
Emergencies And Disaster Preparedness Plan
The Los Angeles County Board of Education (LACOE) recognizes that all LACOE staff and students must be prepared to respond quickly and responsibly to emergencies, disasters, and threats of disaster.
The County Superintendent of Schools or designee will develop and maintain a disaster preparedness plan which details provisions for handling emergencies and disasters and which shall be included in LACOE's comprehensive school safety plan. (Education Code 32282)
(cf. 0450 - Comprehensive Safety Plan)
(cf. 3516.3 - Earthquake Emergency Procedure System)
The County Superintendent or designee will also develop and maintain emergency plans for each LACOE school site.
In developing LACOE and school emergency plans, the County Superintendent or designee will collaborate with city, county, state and national emergency responders and agencies.
The County Superintendent or designee will use state-approved Standardized Emergency Management System guidelines and the National Incident Command System when updating LACOE and site-level emergency and disaster preparedness plans.
The County Board and/or Superintendent or designee shall grant the use of school buildings, grounds, and equipment to public agencies, including the American Red Cross, for mass care and welfare shelters during disasters or other emergencies affecting the public health and welfare. The County Board shall cooperate with such agencies in furnishing and maintaining whatever services they deem necessary to meet the community's needs. (Education Code 32282)
(cf. 1330 - Use of LACOE Facilities)
School employees are considered disaster service workers and are subject to disaster service activities assigned to them. (Government Code 3100)
(cf. 4119.3/4219.3/4319.3 - Duties of Personnel)
Periodic fire alarm and emergency drills shall be conducted, an emergency preparedness manual distributed to all employees, and appropriate in-service training on emergency preparedness provided for LACOE staff.
Emergency preparedness plans shall be developed and appropriate staff in-service training in emergency preparedness shall be provided at all instructional facilities maintained by
LACOE or by school districts for LACOE use. Required periodic fire alarm and evacuation drills also shall be conducted.
32001 Fire alarms and drills
32040 Duty to equip school with first aid kit
32290 Safety devices
39834 Operating overloaded bus
49505 Natural disaster; meals for homeless students; reimbursement
3100 Public employees as disaster service workers
8607 Standardized emergency management system
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
550 Fire drills
560 Civil defense and disaster preparedness plans
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 19
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42
Avian Influenza, Governance and Policy Services Fact Sheet, April 2006
911! A Manual for Schools and the Media During a Campus Crisis, 2001
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION PUBLICATIONS
Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist, 2006
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION
Pandemic Flu School Action Kit, June 2006
GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
School Emergency Response: Using SEMS at LACOEs and Sites, June 1998
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS
Practical Information on Crisis Planning: A Guide for Schools and Communities, May 2003
American Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org
California Department of Education, Crisis Preparedness: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/ss/cp
California Emergency Management Agency: http://www.calema.ca.gov
California Seismic Safety Commission: http://www.seismic.ca.gov
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov
Contra Costa County Office of Education, Pandemic influenza resources: http://www.cccoe.k12.ca.us/about/flu/resources_flu_action_kit
Federal Emergency Management Agency: http://www.fema.gov
U.S. Department of Education, Emergency Planning: http://www.ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/emergencyplan
U.S. Department of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov
Policy LOS ANGELES COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION
adopted: June 5, 2012 Downey, California