03. How will my child’s school handle an emergency situation?

All Stafford County Public Schools and facilities have an emergency preparedness plan. The specifics of each plan differ for each location. A response to a situation will differ based on the specifics of the situation. The flexibility of the plan is key to the success of the response. In general, each school has a crisis management team; develops evacuation, shelter-in-place, and lockdown procedures; maintains a portable critical response kit that contains key information and supplies; designates one or more appropriate evacuation sites; provides training to personnel and updating of the plan; maintains checklists for dealing with specific types of incidents; and provides resources for help before, during and after an event. All Stafford County Public Schools plans have been reviewed and school crisis teams have received training.