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James Dougherty

Elementary School

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    Student Wellness and Safety

    • School Safety

      In order to provide a safe, secure and healthy environment for your child, James Dougherty Elementary School updates its School Safety Plan each year. 

      Our school’s Safety Committee meets monthly to assess and discuss various school safety issues, and shares the responsibility of developing and updating a comprehensive School Site Safety Plan.  This plan is evaluated and amended as needed by this committee to assure we are up to date with current safety standards and procedures.

      As part of a comprehensive school safety plan, our school site conducts monthly evacuation drills to prepare pupils and all school personnel for fire incidents as are required by law. We are also required to conduct a minimum of one law enforcement school lockdown drill in preparation of an intruder/active shooter situation.

      EDUCATION CODE 
      SECTION 32280-32289 
      http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displayText.xhtml?lawCode=EDC&division=1.&title=1.&part=19.&chapter=2.5.&article=5.

      SB-634 School safety plans: safety drills.

      “(3) Establishing procedures for conducting school safety drills.

      School safety drills shall be incorporated into the comprehensive school safety plan, and each school shall administer the drills as follows:

      (A) During each school year, each school shall conduct at least the minimum number of school evacuation drills to prepare pupils and school personnel for fire incidents as are required by Section 32001. A school may conduct additional evacuation drills for other incidents that may require evacuation, including, but not limited to, suspicious items, bomb threats, hazardous materials incidents, on-campus shooting incidents, and other situations under which conditions outside of school buildings are safer than conditions inside school buildings.

      (B) During each school year, each school shall conduct a minimum of one law enforcement school lockdown drill to prepare pupils, school personnel, and law enforcement personnel to respond to situations in which conditions inside school buildings are safer than conditions outside school buildings. This drill may include, but is not limited to, responses to suspicious items or persons, hazardous materials incidents, bomb threats, and shooting incidents on or near school grounds.

      (C) In the preparation for and execution of the drills referred to in subparagraph (A) or (B), the school, school district, or county office of education conducting these drills may work with local first responders and law enforcement agencies to formulate safety plans and to prepare and execute safety drills.”

      DUSD Site Safety Plan

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