The purpose of the School Emergency Response Plan and Management Guide is to provide emergency preparedness and response instructions, information, and guidelines to protect the safety and well-being of students and staff at the time of an emergency. This Guide is designed to address Level I, II, and III emergencies. Emergencies involving only a specific site are designated as Level I and should be managed according to that sites emergency plan. The Executive Support Team (EST) will not be activated for site-specific emergencies. However, Level I emergencies may necessitate the use of EST staff for additional resources.
We have developed this standardized Plan for all school sites to promote coordinated preparedness measures and integrated emergency response procedures. The Plan must be adapted to the capabilities and special needs of each site so that it addresses differences in school building needs and requirements. All schools will submit their School Emergency Response Plan via the web-based application, on the Emergency and Safety Alliance Website (http://esa.dc.gov), which will grant access to the plans by emergency responders.