• Emergency preparedness drills

    All leaders / Deadline: October 31

    All schools are asked to register for the annual Great Southeast ShakeOut Earthquake Drill and to conduct an earthquake drill by Monday, October 31. The attached PowerPoint presentation contains information and links to resources.

    There will be no siren or simulation from external sources for this drill. Schools should use routine processes for practicing drills and should inform School Police when drills and alarms are scheduled.

    Note: Each school must perform 13 to 16 emergency preparedness drills during the school year. The first semi-annual verification of drills must be uploaded to the Emergency Safety Plans folder in TSS by Friday, December 9. By that time, each school should have performed two to three fire drills, one bus evacuation, and one or more of the additional six drills (refer to the Fire Drill and Evacuation Log for 2016-17).

    For questions, email Alice Watson at aawatson@bcps.k12.md.us in the Operations Office.
    Click here for other items in the October 20, 2016 Leadership Action Update.