Christoval ISD Emergency Procedures

 

• Shelter in place

This procedure will be used in any situation other than weather that may be a hazard to health or life threatening. This means all windows and doors will be locked and the air conditioning system will be shut down. No one will be allowed to enter or leave a building that has activated SHELTER IN PLACE procedures. This means parents will not be able to pick up children from school. It is safer to keep the students inside the building rather than expose them to possible harm by allowing them to leave the building. Once the “ALL CLEAR” is given, students and teachers will return to their regular activities or a parent/student reunification (student pickup) program may be initiated. If a school is sheltering in place, parents should also shelter in place at home.

 

• Shelter in place, Weather only
This procedure will be used when weather conditions exist that may place a school or schools in immediate danger. Students and staff will be sheltered inside buildings away from outside windows or doors. Buildings will be open for entry only. There will be no exit until the “ALL CLEAR” is given. When the “ALL CLEAR” is given, normal activities may resume or a parent/student reunification (student pickup) program may be initiated.

 

• Lockdown
This procedure will be used when an intruder invades the premises or there is imminent danger to the campus. All doors, windows, and classrooms will be locked. Students and teachers will remain in their classrooms until the “ALL CLEAR” signal is given. Under lockdown procedure, no one will be allowed to enter or leave the building. Parents will not be allowed to pick up children from school. The local authorities will provide assistance, if needed. Once the “ALL CLEAR” is given, students and teachers will return to their regular activities or the parent/student reunification (student pickup) process will go into effect.

 

• Terrorism
According to federal law, terrorism is the unlawful use of force or violence committed against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance or political or social objectives.

 

• Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
According to the FBI, weapons of mass destruction may be simply defined as:

Destructive devices
Chemical weapons

Biological weapons 
Nuclear/radiological weapons

 

• Reunification/Child Pickup
Based on reports from emergency personnel, the danger or threat has passed and the areais safe for children and parents. The district/school will identify the locations, time andcheckout process for parents to pick up children.