POLICY MANUAL

Safety Drills - Policy EBCB

Fire Drills
Each school holds a fire drill twice during the first 20 school days of each session. Each school holds at least two additional fire drills during the remainder of the school session. No fire drills are conducted during periods of mandatory testing required by the Board of Education.

Lock-Down Drills
Each school has a lock-down drill at least twice during the first 20 school days of each school session. Each school holds at least two additional lock-down drills during the remainder of the school session. Lock-down plans and drills are in compliance with the Statewide Fire Prevention Code, Va. Code § 27-94 et seq.

School Bus Emergency Drills
Each school having school buses holds a drill in leaving school buses under emergency circumstances at least once during the first ninety calendar days of each school session and more often if necessary.

Tornado Drills
There is at least one tornado drill every school year in every school.

Adopted: March 7, 2017

Legal Refs.:

Code of Virginia, §§ 22.1-137, 22.1-137.1, 22.1-137.2, 22.1-184.

Acts 2006, c. 164.

Cross Ref.:

EB School Crisis, Emergency Management and Medical Emergency Response Plan

 

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