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507.5 Emergency Plans and Drills

Code No. 507.5


Students will be informed of the appropriate action to take in an emergency. Emergency drills for fire, weather, and other disasters are conducted each school year. Fire and tornado drills are each conducted regularly during the academic school year with a minimum of two before December 31 and two after January 1.

Each attendance center will develop and maintain a written plan containing emergency and disaster procedures utilizing the Iowa Emergency Guidelines for Schools. The plan will be communicated to and reviewed with employees. Employees will participate in emergency drills. Licensed employees are responsible for instructing the proper techniques to be followed in the drill.

NOTE: The last sentence of the first paragraph is a legal requirement.

Legal Reference:     
Iowa Code § 100.31 (2013).
281 I.A.C. 41.25(3).

Cross Reference:     
507 Student Health and Well-Being
711.7 School Bus Safety Instruction
804 Safety Program

Approved 2/24/16

Revised 2/6/22

Grinnell-Newburg School District, Grinnell, IA