1. Policy

The Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District will have plans in place to respond quickly and appropriately to crisis situations within the schools.  Examples of a crisis could include, but are not limited to, criminal acts, disease epidemics, physical injury or death, presence of intruders on school premises, or natural disaster.

The Superintendent shall ensure that proper procedures are in place for all schools.  This includes appropriate training, establishment of emergency response teams, consultation and cooperation with community agencies, and publication of emergency procedures.

The Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District shall have, and annually update, a crisis response manual.  Following any crisis incident, the administration shall review the effectiveness of the response and if necessary make changes and notify the School Committee.

  1.  Review and Revision

Review and revision of this policy shall occur as needed, but at least every two years.

  1. Legal References

Section 363 of Chapter 159 of the Acts of 2000—Multi Hazard evacuation plans

Section 1 of Chapter 77 of the Acts of 2012—Medical emergency response plans

Adopted: October 18, 2012

Reviewed: April 12, 2018