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Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. We say their names not because they are the only three. They are three of many whose lives were taken and sadly, their names are now part of our history as a country that should be better because of the promise that was put forth that all people are created equal.

Lake Washington School District Community:

Over the past week we have watched events unfold across our country that reflect the anger and outrage that has once again been sparked by a senseless and horrific death.

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    Procedure Disaster Plans

    File: 6580P

    Emergency School Evacuation 
    When an emergency within a school or department necessitates total or partial closure of the schools within the district, threatens the safety and well being of students, and/or interferes in the normal operation of the school, the following emergency procedure shall be followed: 

    1. The report of an emergency shall be directed to the superintendent's office. 
    2. If the nature of the emergency calls for immediate action on the part of a principal, he/she shall take necessary action and report such action to the superintendent's office.
    3. The superintendent's office shall contact those departments and/or schools who must assist in the emergency action. 
    4. When appropriate the superintendent's office shall contact the city police department and the county department of emergency services. 

    The principal shall instruct staff including teachers, secretaries, cooks, custodians, aides, and bus drivers as to their respective responsibilities in an evacuation exercise.

    The principal shall be responsible for organizing and conducting such emergency evacuation drills as are necessary and shall objectively evaluate the activity following each such drill. In the absence of the principal, staff should be able to conduct all aspects of the evacuation procedure. 

     

    Adopted:
    09/01/19