Emergencies hit schools at the most inopportune times and can take many forms. From severe weather to responding to a behavioral health crisis, 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.
The resources, tools, and professional development opportunities included on the web pages below are designed to help schools prepare for and respond to emergency situations.
Current Montana law regarding emergency planning in schools: MCA 20-1-401
Guidance on conducting disaster drills during COVID-19
New Technical Assistance Opportunity
The Office of Public Instruction
has partnered with the
Salish Kootenai College Emergency Services Academy
to support schools in their efforts to understand, manage, and develop
emergency operations plans unique to their schools and communities. This
technical assistance could include topics relating to COVID-19 processes, if
you are interested in receiving technical assistance with your emergency
operational planning, please reach out to
. This resource is provided
to you at no cost to the school or school district.