CKC(LOCAL) - SAFETY PROGRAM/RISK MANAGEMENT: EMERGENCY PLANS
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:
- Reasonable security measures when District property is used as a polling place;
- Response to an active shooter emergency; and
- 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.
Recognizing that District schools are located in a somewhat isolated area and that response from emergency first responders, including law enforcement personnel, takes a minimum of approximately 20 minutes, the Board adopts the following provisions to address concerns about effective and timely response to emergency situations at schools, including invasion of the schools by an armed outsider, hostage situations, students who are armed and posing a direct threat of physical harm to themselves or others, and similar circumstances.
Pursuant to its authority under state law, the Board may, from time-to-time, authorize specific District employees to possess certain firearms on District property, at District-sponsored or -sanctioned events, and at Board meetings. Those specifically authorized individuals shall be approved by separate action of the Board. The Board shall issue written authorization to each specific employee.
Only those District employees who have obtained and maintain a current handgun license, in accordance with state law, shall be eligible to be authorized by the Board to possess a firearm on District property.
A District employee who receives Board authorization to possess a firearm on District property shall be provided additional training in crisis intervention, management of hostage situations, and other training as the Board or its designee may determine necessary and appropriate.
Only frangible ammunition, i.e., ammunition designed to have a reduced ricochet hazard, shall be permitted for use in firearms authorized to be on District property.