compliant with the statute KRS 158.162, all public
school buildings must annually review their EMP and make necessary
updates before the start of school. The principal or building
administrator shall review the EMP with all school and program staff prior
to the first instructional day of each school year and shall document the
time and date of any discussion. Additional requirements can be reviewed
in the Emergency Management Plan Frequently Asked Questions document.
Any facility in
the district in which students are served by the public school district, which
would include all state classified A1 through A6 public
schools or programs, must submit the School Safety Report assigned in eProve by
superintendent must submit verification that all public school buildings in the
district are in compliance to the Kentucky Department of Education
by November 1 of each school year. This submission will occur by
answering the District Safety Report
assigned in eProve by November 1.
Training Opportunity: Emergency Operations Plans for Kentucky
Currently, a federal grant is in place to provide the necessary
training to Kentucky school districts for the development and implementation of
a District Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). Approximately eighty school
districts have been trained in the EOP process. Reference the map of districts who have completed this training.
Training goals are to encourage participants to reflect upon and
review current district EOPs while providing guidance in developing
high-quality district EOPs based upon best practices. A federal grant was
received by The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) for the purpose of
developing quality district-level EOPs. KDE partnered with the Kentucky
Center for School Safety (KCSS) and the Kentucky School Boards
Association (KSBA) to develop and offer this training to all
interested Kentucky school districts.
Interested districts should contact The Kentucky School Boards
Association (KSBA) to be put in touch with the appropriate training consultant.
KDE encourages all districts who have not participated in this training to do
so before the federal grant ends.