NEPN/NSBA Code:  EBCB

 EMERGENCY EVACUATION DRILLS

In order to protect the health and safety of students and staff and in compliance with the provisions of the Life Safety Code, schools at all levels, Pre-K-12, are required to hold two emergency evacuation drills during the first two weeks of school.  PCES will hold two evacuation drills within the first two weeks of school.  They will hold an additional eight evacuation drills which will include at least one lockdown drill.   Total evacuations/lockdowns for PCES will be no less than ten for the school year.   PCSS will hold two evacuation drills within the first two weeks of school.  They will hold an additional six evacuation drills which will include at least one lockdown drill. Total evacuations/lockdowns for PCSS will be no less than eight for the school year.  

Each building Principal, in cooperation with local fire officials, will develop procedures designed to accomplish the evacuation of school buildings as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Principals shall keep a record of all emergency evacuation drills held in their schools, stating the date and time the drill was held and the time required for evacuation of the building.  This information will be reported to the Superintendent or his/her designee after each drill. 

Staff members will receive an annual orientation to this procedure, and the emergency evacuation drill procedure will be prominently displayed in each classroom.  At the beginning of each school year, Principals will ensure that each teacher acquaints the students under his/her care with the designated evacuation routes.

Legal Reference:     Ch. 125 § 10.2 (Me. Dept. of Ed. Rule)

Adopted:      April 10, 1990
Reviewed:    November 9, 2009
Revised:       March 8, 1994; June 10, 2003, November 10, 2015

 

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