Emergency Operations Plan

The Superintendent shall ensure updating of the District's emergency operations plan and ongoing staff training.

As required by law, the emergency operations plan shall include the District's procedures addressing:

  1. Reasonable security measures when District property is used as a polling place;
  2. Response to an active shooter emergency; and
  3. Access to campus buildings and materials necessary for a substitute teacher to carry out the duties of a District employee during an emergency or an emergency drill.



The Board has adopted these provisions regarding firearms to address concerns about effective and timely response to emergency situations at a District school, including: invasion of a school by an armed outsider; a hostage situation; actions of a student who is armed and poses a direct threat of physical harm to himself, herself, or others; and similar circumstances.


Pursuant to its authority under state law, the Board may authorize specific District employees to possess firearms on school property, at school-sponsored or related events, and at Board meetings. The Board shall issue written authorization to each approved employee.

Handgun Licensees

Only a District employee who maintains a current license to carry a handgun, in accordance with state law, shall be eligible for authorization to possess a firearm on District property, other than in a locked vehicle. [See DH]


Each District employee who is authorized to possess a firearm on District property shall be provided additional training in crisis intervention and other topics as the Board or designee may determine appropriate.

Permitted Firearms and Ammunition

Only firearms and ammunition approved by the Superintendent or Board shall be authorized to be in the possession of school employees on school property.

Utopia ISD



DATE ISSUED: 11/4/2019