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507.05 Emergency Drills

Code No. 507.5


Students will be informed of the appropriate action to take in an emergency.  Emergency drills for fire, weather, and other disasters shall be conducted each school year.  Fire and tornado drills shall each be conducted regularly during the academic school year with a minimum of two before December 31 and two after January 1.

Each attendance center shall develop and maintain a written plan containing emergency and disaster procedures.  The plan will be communicated to and reviewed with employees.  The emergency plan shall include:

·       Assignment of employees to specific tasks and responsibilities;

·       Instructions relating to the use of alarm systems and signals.  If combination visual and auditory warning devices do not exist, the plan shall include specific provisions for warning individuals with hearing impairments;

·       Information concerning methods of fire containment;

·       Systems for notification of appropriate persons and agencies;

·       Information concerning the location and use of fire fighting equipment;

·       Specification of evacuation routes and procedures;

·       Posting of plans and procedures at suitable locations throughout the facility;

·       Evacuation drills which include the actual evacuation of individuals to safe areas;

·       An evaluation for each evacuation drill.

School district personnel shall participate in emergency drills.  Licensed personnel shall be responsible for instructing the proper techniques to be followed in the drill.


Date of Last Review:  October 14, 2019

Date of Revision:

July 15, 2013                          



Legal References:

100.31, 280.3, Code of Iowa