926 – District Emergency Operations Plan

The safety and security of the school community is paramount to the Urbandale Community School District.  While there can be no absolute guarantee of safety, it is the goal of the District to encourage and support a physically secure learning and working environment within its buildings.  The District shall work in conjunction with community stakeholders, including local emergency management coordinators and local law enforcement agencies, to create a high-quality emergency operation plan for the District and individual school buildings where students are educated.

The Superintendent or designee shall be responsible for the development, implementation, and review of the District emergency operations plan in accordance with law.  The plan shall include procedures for transmitting alerts regarding emergency situations to school personnel, students, and employers for non-school employees whose presence is regularly required in the school building.  The emergency operations plan shall be reviewed and updated annually by the Board and shall address responses to natural disasters, active shooter scenarios and other emergencies as determined by the District.  As provided by law, the emergency operations plan is confidential and shall not be subject to disclosure under Iowa Code Chapter 22.  However, the District shall publish procedures for school personnel and parents/guardians to report possible safety threats on school grounds or at school activities.

The District shall hold annual emergency operations drills at each District building covered by an emergency operation plan in accordance with law.  The District shall determine which school personnel shall participate and whether local law enforcement and students participate in annual drills.

NOTE: This is not a mandatory policy, but all school districts are required to have emergency

operations plans in place for their districts no later than June 30, 2019.


Date of Adoption: July 15, 2019


Legal Reference:           Iowa Code 280.30

Cross Reference:           923      Building Security



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