Emergency Plan

Emergency Plan

Emergency Plan

Notification of Emergency Management Plan

In order to provide the best possible protection for our students, staff and school buildings in the case of a disaster, the Oneonta City School District has on file an Emergency Management Plan for each school..  This plan was prepared in accordance with The Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, Section 155.13, for actions during emergencies set forth in Article 11 B of the New York State Executive Law, appended.

The plan outlines procedures for the following emergencies:
  1. Retention of students after the normal school day in case of unsafe conditions in the community such as:
    1. Natural disaster-tornado, earthquake, flooding, severe winter storm;
    2. Man-made disaster-hazardous material spill, fuel leak or explosion, plane crash, automotive accident, fire or nuclear disaster;
    3. Civil disorders; and
    4. School disasters-fire, explosion, waterline break, and toxic substance release.
  2. Early dismissal in case of pending, emergency or damage to the building.
If the plan should need to be put into effect, it will be announced over the same radio and TV stations that normally broadcast school closings and an Auto Notification Broadcast to all families. If there is an emergency, please do not come to the school to pick up your child, and please do not call the school.  Additional traffic delays the access of emergency vehicles and interferes with the orderly response to the emergency.  Telephone calls may hinder emergency communication. Your child’s well being is the school’s primary concern and every step will be taken to safeguard him or her.

When it is safe to return your child home, he or she will be returned by bus if normally a bus student, or a radio announcement and Auto Notification Broadcast will be made regarding when walking students will be released or may be picked up.

There will be one Early Dismissal Drill held during the school year in accordance with Commissioner of Education Regulation 155.13.  You will receive a notice at least one week in advance of this drill.  Students will be dismissed approximately 15 minutes earlier than usual on the day of the drill.

The complete Emergency Management Plan for the Oneonta City School District is available for your review in the District Office at 189 Main Street, Suite 302, Oneonta, New York.
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