5684

Adoption Date: 7/19/1994, Revised: 6/20/2000
5000 - NON-INSTRUCTIONAL/BUSINESS OPERATIONS

NON-INSTRUCTIONAL OPERATIONS
5684 CRISIS RESPONSE

When a crisis arises no school district is immune to the negative, physical or mental effect on its students, staff and the local community. Immediate, effective and responsible management and communication can address the crisis and maintain a District's integrity and credibility. Therefore, the District shall develop and maintain a unified position by:

a)Identifying a crisis response team to develop a plan and maintain a strong, ongoing communications program in each school. This is the foundation for long range success.

b)Identifying a media spokesperson who will be briefed on all details. This spokesperson shall be the Superintendent or his/her designee. Only this spokesperson shall talk to and maintain a timely flow of information to the media.

The Superintendent/designee shall be responsible for informing staff of the crisis plan that is to be developed by both administration and the crisis response team.

Policy Cross References:
» 5683 - SCHOOL SAFETY PLANS


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