School Safety Drills
School Safety Legislation – Public Act 12 of 2014
The State of Michigan has enacted new legislation regarding how public schools report safety drills to the public. Schools are now required to run:
- Fire Drills – A minimum of 5 fire drills are required each school year. Three (3) of the drills need to be held before December 1 and two (2) during the remainder of the school year.
- Tornado/Severe Weather Drills – A minimum of two (2) tornado safety drills are required for each school year with one (1) conducted during March.
- Lockdown Drills – A minimum of three (3) drills in which occupants are restricted to the interior of the building and the building is secure. One (1) of these drills needs to be conducted prior to December 1 and one (1) conducted after January 1. At least one (1) drill needs to be scheduled during lunch, recess or at another time when a significant number of the students are gathered not in a classroom.
The Act also requires that school officials must document completed safety drills on the district’s website within 30 days of completing the drill and maintain this information on the website for at least 3 years.
A record of safety drills for each of the ECSD schools is provided below.