Was the Crisis Plan developed in cooperation with community members-police, fire, rescue, psychologists, hospital, etc.? Do they have a copy of the Crisis Plan?
Crisis Plan has a mission statement?
Consistent and clear discipline statements are in place and enforced in schools?
Parents are encouraged to participate in sustaining safe & healthy schools?
A system is in place to identify troubled students who may pose a threat to others?
Is there a method for students, staff & community members to report threats & suspicious incidents?
Is there a different response levels for various degrees of crisis responses?
Has each building been assessed for safety and security by appropriate personnel (school, police, fire, etc)?
Are there methods for sufficient communication (walkie talkies, cell phones, multiple phone lines, etc) available during a crisis?
Is 2-way communication available in each room?
Is there a visitor registration and sign-in procedure in place?
Is there a dispute resolution training program for students and teachers?
Is there staff awareness of law enforcement and rescue crew procedures in a crisis (who is in command)?
Is there an emergency lock down procedure in place in the schools and is it practiced?
Have the schools be evaluated for safety (safe keeping of chemicals, removal of potential weapons, etc)
Have the parochial buildings in your district been involved with the crisis team?
Is there an updated list of phone numbers, email addresses, etc available for elected officials, TV Stations, Railroad Emergencies, etc.?
Are there methods in place to identify Crisis Team members?
Is there a community wide Crisis Team in place? Are the members clearly identified?
Has there been crisis training opportunities for staff?
Are all staff members aware of the Crisis Team and the purpose of having a plan ?
Is there a mechanism in place for police to notify school officials of critical incidents impacting schools?
Is there a clear chain of command in a crisis situation outlined?
Are the actions and responsibilities outlined for each staff member?
Is there a reunion area identified for students, staff and parents in a crisis?
Is there clear bus routes and adequate transportation available for a crisis?
Is there a system established for releasing students to care givers and method for student identification?
Is there a plan to obtain volunteer support?
Are there maps of school grounds with exits identified?
Is there a command post identified with adequate communication channels available?
Is there a procedure for notification and announcements of events to families?
Is there a procedure in place for canceling school, early dismissal, or using a school for shelter?
Is there a fan out system to all staff established?
Is there a plan to report and respond to copycat incidents and threats?
Is there a defined policy and procedure for responding to the media?
Aftermath Crisis Intervention
Is there a plan for providing adequate counseling for students and staff?
Is there a plan for the 1st day back to school after a crisis?
Is there a plan for alternate sites if a school building is destroyed?
Is there a plan to help people deal with funerals and memorial services?
Are there pre-designed articles for parents and staff related to crisis topics?
Is there a plan for additional support for troubled students?
Is there a plan to anticipate events that might trigger difficulties?
Is there a plan for the need for increased numbers of substitute teachers?
Is there a plan to address grieving?
Is there a plan to address memorials, remembrances, etc.
Does your Crisis Team include teachers, administrators, school social workers, school psychologists, nurses, bus drivers, cafeteria staff, parents and representatives from key community services (police, fire, mayors office, clergy?)
Does your Crisis Team meet at least three times a year to review procedures?