School Safety and Emergency Preparedness
The Long Beach Unified School District has adopted an all-hazards emergency preparedness practice to address the widest range of crises and disasters. Schools have long-term requirements to develop a comprehensive school safety plan and act in response to earthquakes, fires, floods, and other emergencies. Recent times have expanded this obligation to include the complexities of a public health emergency, such as pandemic influenza. Emergency procedures guide response and recovery activities for our schools and planning efforts are revisited and updated each year. To maintain a state of readiness, students, teachers, principals, and support personnel participate in scheduled emergency drills throughout the school year.
In a crisis, the District has a critical priority to protect the lives of students, prevent injuries, and account for and return children to their parents and families at the end of the school day. In a larger-scale event, we anticipate local first responders could be overwhelmed to provide services to the community at large. As such, emergency supplies are stored at each school and school personnel practice emergency roles and procedures to supervise and reunite students with their families.
The LBUSD will participate in the fourth statewide Great California ShakeOut Drill on October 18th, 2012, at 10:18 a.m. LBUSD schools will practice the Drop, Cover, and Hold Earthquake procedure along with millions of other Californian students and staff.
5250 Los Coyotes Diagonal
Long Beach, CA 90815
(562) 961-7257 FAX