School Emergency Response Plans (SERP)
The School Emergency Response Plan addresses Portland Public Schools’ responsibilities in emergencies associated with natural disaster, human-caused emergencies, and technological incidents. It provides a framework for coordination of response and recovery efforts within the district in coordination and with the city of Portland, Multnomah County, and the state of Oregon. The Plan establishes an emergency organization to direct and control operations at the school site during a period of emergency by assigning responsibilities to specific personnel.
The purpose of the School Emergency Response Plan is to protect the safety and welfare of PPS students, employees, visitors, and volunteers, and to ensure the preservation of public property.
The scope encompasses all PPS school sites and district facilities. It addresses a broad range of major emergencies. Such events include crimes committed on campus, hazardous materials emergencies, weather emergencies, and fire. Also included are procedures for emergencies that may or may not require the full or partial activation of the School Emergency Team (SET).
The objectives of the plan are to:
· Protect the safety and welfare of students, employees, visitors, and volunteers.
· Provide for a safe and coordinated response to emergencies.· Protect the school's facilities and properties.
· Enable the school to restore normal conditions with minimal confusion in the shortest time possible.Emergency Signals and Actions: