The safety and security of children on our school campuses is the district’s number one priority. It’s unfortunate that schools across the region are experiencing an increase in threats that are forcing schools into lockdown or to take other safety precautions.
The district has emergency plans and procedures in place for various situations, including lockdowns, and schools routinely conduct emergency drills to make sure that everyone is prepared in the event of an actual emergency situation.
It is important for parents to be knowledgeable of these procedures and to know what occurs during lockdown situations. To get a general overview, we have created a list of frequently asked questions relating to lockdowns. Please contact your child’s school principal to learn more about specific safety procedures at their school.
Each year schools are required by law to update a school safety plan by March 1. The plan includes earthquake emergency procedures and a disaster policy for buildings with a capacity of 50 or more people. Schools must report on the status of the safety plan to numerous community leaders. In addition, a description of the safety plan’s key elements must be detailed in the school accountability report card. [E.C. 32286, 32288]