5682 Crisis Response

  • 2000  5682

              Non-Instructional/Business

              Operations

    SUBJECT: CRISIS RESPONSE

    When a crisis arises no school system 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:

    1. 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.
    2. 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.

    Adopted:  5/8/00