Instruction BP 6114(a)
EMERGENCIES AND DISASTER PREPAREDNESS PLAN
All District staff and students must be prepared to respond quickly and responsibly to emergencies,
disasters, and events which threaten to result in a disaster.
The Superintendent or designee shall develop and maintain a disaster preparedness plan which
details provisions for handling all foreseeable emergencies and disasters. This plan shall be
reviewed and updated at least annually.
Principals shall augment the District plan with working plans and procedures specific to each school
building. All students and employees shall receive instruction regarding these plans.
The Superintendent or designee shall consult with city and/or county agencies so that district and
site plans may provide the best possible way of handling each situation and also provide for
emergency communications systems between these agencies and each District school.
District and site plans shall address at least the following situations:
1. Fire in a building.
2. Fire from an external source.
3. Bomb threat or actual detonation.
4. Natural disasters, including earthquakes.
6. Man-made disasters.
7. Attack or disturbance by an individual or group.
8. San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station evacuation procedures (in areas effected).
(cf. 3514 - Safety)
(cf. 3515 - Security)
(cf. 4141.6/4241.6 - Concerted Activities/Work Stoppage)
(cf. 5142 - Student Safety)
The Superintendent or designee may provide a plan which allows bus seating capacity limits to be
exceeded when a disaster or hazard requires students to be moved immediately to ensure their
safety. (Education Code 38051)
The Governing Board shall grant the use of school buildings, grounds and equipment to public
agencies, including the American Red Cross, for mass care and welfare shelters during disasters or
other emergencies affecting the public health and welfare. The Board shall cooperate with such
agencies in furnishing and maintaining whatever services it deems necessary to meet the
community's needs. (Education Code 38132)
If a disaster occurs during school hours, employees may be required to remain at school as per
The Board encourages all employees to become proficient in first aid and cardiopulmonary
resuscitation. Each principal shall ascertain that at least one staff member at each school holds a
valid certificate in these areas. The Superintendent or designee shall provide for CPR inservice
training to be offered at least once a year for District staff.
32000-32004 Uniform fire signals (with requirement that every school building with capacity of 50 or more students be
provided with a fire warning system)
32040 Duty to equip school with first aid kit
35295-35297 Earthquake emergency procedures
38051 Operating overloaded bus
38132 Mass care and welfare shelters
46390-46392 Emergency average daily attendance in case of disaster
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
550 Fire drills
560 Civil defense and disaster preparedness plans
3100 Public employees as disaster service workers
Policy CAPISTRANO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: February 8, 1999 San Juan Capistrano, California