The superintendent or designee shall establish an emergency procedure system to be followed in the event of an earthquake. The system shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

1.      A school building earthquake response plan ready for implementation at any time. This plan will ensure the safety and care of students and staff while outlining their roles and responsibilities. The plan will be updated annually and submitted to the superintendent's office.

2.      A duck, cover, and hold procedure that students and staff will utilize "instinctively"

3.      Protective measures to be taken before, during, and after an earthquake

4.      A training program to ensure that all students and all certificated and classified staff are aware of and properly skilled in earthquake emergency procedures. The training program shall include duck, cover, hold, and evacuate drills at least once each school quarter in elementary schools and at least once each semester in secondary schools.



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Education Code

Sections 35295-35297




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