Universal procedures are those actions taken in response to any emergency, threat or hazard in school. There are six universal procedures. However, the primary question when choosing a procedure is whether staff and students will stay or go.
When conditions are safer outside the building than inside the building, students and staff should go
. Schools may go in cases of a fire, hazardous material spill or confirmed incendiary device in the school. These universal procedures include: evacuation/relocation
and reunification/student release
Emergency Procedures are detailed actions school administrators and staff should take in the event of an emergency. The following emergency procedures may be used to guide emergency response in the situations below.
Suicidal Threat or Attempt
Suspicious Package or Mail Threat
While these procedures are recommended practices, school districts are strongly encouraged to adapt and refine these procedures to meet their specific local needs, situations, and circumstances.