Emergency Operation Plan HighlightsThe safety and security of our students is of utmost importance to us. Please remember that, in the event of a campus evacuation, parents would be notified through the School Messenger system. Therefore, it is very important that you keep your contact information up-to-date. In the case of an emergency, please follow all directions from the school. For example, if the school is in lockdown, please do not call the school or arrive to pick up your child. Parents who attempt to come to the school during a crisis can prevent first responders from arriving on the scene in a timely fashion and will complicate an already difficult situation. Therefore, it is imperative that parents wait for further guidance from school staff, as a safety and security of our students would be foremost in our decision-making in an emergency situation.
The mission of MISD in an emergency/disaster is to protect lives, mitigate the effects of the siutation, fully prepare for various types of situations, respond quickly and effectively to emergencies, and aid in recovery from these situations.The following items are an integral part of our Emergency Operations Plan:
- Communication and collaboration with local police and fire departments, including opportunities for these entities to train and perform drills on MISD facilities
- Clear and accurate surveillance security camaeras
- Emergency alert systems
- Increased presence of trained police officers, with enhanced response time
- Primary, alternate and handicap evacuation routes
- Pre-determined evacuation sites off campus
- Ongoing training for staff
- Procedures for staff and students for emergency situations, severe weather, fire, lock-downs
- Consistent schedule of practice drills including evacuation, reverse evacuation, lock down, shelter-in-place, and severe weather drills
- Administrator knowledge of utility access and shut-off points
- Safety "go bags" in each classroom with basic first aid supplies, class rosters, flashlight, etc.
- Administrator(s) trained in FEMA’s National Incident Management System.
- Implementation of the Incident Command System until relieved by first responders
- Assessment of hazards, with plans to reduce the probability of hazards causing an emergency situation, or lessen the consequences of unavoidable hazards
- Ongoing safety and security audits