The purpose of Executive Support Planning is to provide continuance of operations, emergency preparedness/response information and resources to assist School Emergency Response Teams (SERT) in protecting the safety and well-being of students and staff during an emergency. This Plan addresses Level II and III emergencies, as defined later in this section. Emergencies involving only a specific site are designated as Level I and should be managed according to the site emergency plan. Activation of the Executive Support Team (EST) will not occur for site-specific emergencies; however, the EST staff may provide additional resources, if deemed necessary.
This standardized Plan has been developed for all school sites to promote coordinated preparedness and integrated emergency response procedures. Each site must modify the Plan to meet its own capabilities and special needs. Therefore, where appropriate, throughout the Plan we address variances in the needs and requirements of different school levels. All schools will submit their School Emergency Response Plan on an annual basis, through the DC Emergency and Safety Alliance web-based application. When a Level II or III critical incident occurs, the EST Recorder will take copies of the affected school(s) plans to the EST Operations Center to facilitate coordination and communication. EST assignments will be distributed to all schools, offices, and within a web-based application annually or when changes occur.