Emergencies hit schools at the most inopportune times. From severe weather, wild animals on the playground, active shooters, or the death of a student or staff member, emergencies take many forms. Being prepared with a plan that has been created by your school’s team and local partners, approved by your trustees, and practiced by your school community is vital to increasing student and staff safety. Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs) provide guidance and practical solutions on how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergency situations. This planning process helps schools minimize injuries and property damage during an incident, and expedites the recovery process following an incident.

Current Montana law regarding emergency planning in schools: MCA 20-1-401

Emergency School Closure Guidance

Upcoming Events

SAVE THE DATE: 2018 National School Security Roundtable

  • US Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • August 1-2, 2018 in Washington D.C.
  • Registration begins Friday June 22, 2018

SCHOOL SAFETY SUMMIT REGISTRATION (Montana School Resource Officer Association-MTSROA)

  • When: August 16-17, 2018
  • Where: Holiday Inn Parkside, Missoula, MT
  • Who: Law enforcement, School resource officers, school personnel, victim advocates, mental health professionals, emergency and risk management staff, school safety teams and all first responders. This summit is meant to connect everyone that has a role in school safety and bring them to one place to learn together.