Safe Schools – Working with all Responders to promote a safer environment

Everyone continues to work towards making our schools the safest possible place it can be – it’s a team effort. Emergency Management works in conjunction with your local Responders; police, fire, and EMS – to insure that we will have an effective and coordinated response whether it be a routine response – or a disaster. Emergency Management participates with law enforcement and fire fighters in school drills to assist administrators and staff with proper drill protocol. Suggestions and feedback are offered to help our schools keep pace with changes in school safety guidelines and best practices.

School Safety Legislation – Public Act 12 of 2014

Since 2006, schools have reported drills to their local Emergency Manager. However, since that time numerous incidents of school violence across the Country started to reshape recommendations on school safety. In 2014 Governor Snyder signed PA 12 of 2014, which modified the type and number of drills conducted in our schools. The legislation also tightened up the reporting requirements so that parents had better visibility on the drills conducted in their child’s school.

The new legislation made a number of important changes, including:

  • Number of required drills (K-12): 5 fire drills, 2 severe weather drills, 3 “lock down” drills.
  • At least one of the above drills must be done “during a lunch or recess period, or at another time when a significant number of the students are gathered but not in the classroom”.
  • Completed drills must be documented on the school’s website within 30 days, and must stay accessible on the site for a period of 3 years.
  • Schools are required to submit their drill schedules to the County Emergency Management Coordinator no later than Sept 15 of the school year.
  • County Emergency Manager must notify the local police agency with jurisdiction, or Fire Department and the Michigan State Police.
  • Drill schedule information is not subject to public release.
  • Schools are required to create an internal cardiac emergency response plan.

Prior to the 2014 legislation, schools had to rely on a disconnected process that involved sending numerous fax messages to multiple agencies for each school that was reporting. The old system was cumbersome, inefficient, and there was no way to track accountability with drill deadlines and reporting requirements. With the new legislation, schools are only required to send their notifications to the County Emergency Manager,who in turn then must officially notify the appropriate agencies. Starting this year, schools had a new electronic form to fill out for each school. Once submitted, the school received an email acknowledgement of the submission for internal compliance documentaiton.

Despite a brand new reporting procedure and other legislative requirements, schools districts across the Tri-County area achieved nearly 100% reporting compliance. We’d like to take a moment to acknowledge those schools that were able to complete the reporting portion by the deadline.  The date, time, County, school name and address are shown below:

Charlevoix County

8/27/2014 10:11             Boyne City Middle School 1025 Boyne Ave., Boyne city, MI 49712
8/27/2014 13:09             Boyne City Education Center 321 South Park Street
8/27/2014 15:41             Boyne City High School 1035 Boyne Ave. Boyne City, MI 49712
8/28/2014 9:20               Charlevoix K-12 one building 00401 E Dietz Rd Boyne City, MI 49712
9/4/2014 11:12               Charlevoix Middle/High School 5200 Marion Center Rd. Charlevoix, MI 49720
9/5/2014 8:31                 Beaver Island Community School 37895 Kings Highway
9/7/2014 11:30               K-8 Ebenezer Chrisitian School 9541 White St., Ellsworth, MI 49729
9/9/2014 9:59                 Charlevoix Elementary School 13513 Division St. Charlevoix, MI 49720
9/10/2014 10:16             Boyne Falls Public School 1662 M-75 South Boyne Falls, MI 49713
9/10/2014 14:25             Northwest Academy 115 W Hurlbut Charlevoix, MI 49720
9/12/2014 11:19             Charlevoix Children’s House 8700 Mercer Blvd. Charlevoix, MI 49720
9/12/2014 12:13             Boyne Valley Education Center – Orion School 2329 Center St. Boyne Falls, MI 49713
9/13/2014 15:32             Orion School 2329 Center St, Boyne Falls MI 49713
9/15/2014 8:47               Charlevoix Round Lake Ed Center 108 E. Garfield St. Charlevoix, MI 49720
9/15/2014 9:41               Charlevoix High School 101 Maple. East Jordan, MI 49727
9/15/2014 10:22             Boyne City Elementary School 930 Brockway St. Boyne City MI 49712
9/15/2014 16:08             East Jordan Elementary 304th Street, East Jordan MI 49727
9/15/2014 17:15             East Jordan Middle School 957 Mill Street, East Jordan, MI 49727

Cheboygan County

9/2/2014 12:56                 East 440 Garfield ave, Cheboygan mi 49721
9/9/2014 9:04                   Inland Lakes Elementary 6800 Wilson Rd. Indian River MI 49749
9/9/2014 12:28                 Secondary 4363 S. Straits Hwy. Indian River, MI 49749
9/10/2014 17:18               Intermediate school 905 w Lincoln ave Cheboygan mi 49721
9/10/2014 17:28               Cheboygan area high school 801 W Lincoln ave Cheboygan mi 49721
9/10/2014 17:45               Cornerstone Christian school 900 S Western ave Cheboygan mi 49721
9/10/2014 17:53               Wolverine Elementary 5993 Sholes st Wolverine mi 49799
9/10/2014 18:02               Wolverine high/middle school 13131 Brook St Wolverine mi 49799
9/10/2014 18:13               Bishop Baraga Catholic school 623 W Lincoln ave Cheboygan mi 49721
9/11/2014 15:09               Inverness Academy 7461 N Straits Hwy Cheboygan Mi 49721
9/12/2014 14:56               Cornerstone Christian School 900 South Western Ave. Cheboygan, MI 49721

Emmet County

8/27/2014 10:38               Alanson Public Schools 7400 North Street
9/4/2014 12:06                 Taylor School 1515 Cemetery Rd Petoskey, MI 49770
9/5/2014 9:28                   Concord Academy – Petoskey 2468 Atkins Rd. Petoskey, MI 49770
9/9/2014 10:35                 Mackinaw City K-12 Building 609 W. Central Ave.
9/9/2014 11:33                  Pellston Middle/High School 172 Park St. Pellston, MI 49769
9/10/2014 10:22               Harbor Springs Middle School 800 State Road, Harbor Springs, MI 49740
9/10/2014 10:25               Shay Elementary 175 E. Lake Street, Harbor Springs, MI 49740
9/10/2014 11:06               Petoskey Montessori 1560 E. Mitchell St, Petoskey, MI 49770
9/10/2014 11:06               Blackbird Elementary 421 E. Lake St.
9/10/2014 12:03               Lincoln Elementary 616 Connable St. Petoskey MI 49720
9/10/2014 13:39               Central Elementary 410 State St. Petoskey MI 49770
9/10/2014 14:25               Sheridan Elementary School 1415 Howard Street Petoskey, MI 49770
9/10/2014 14:58               Ottawa Elementary 871 Kalamazoo Ave, Petoskey, MI 49770
9/11/2014 9:28                 High School 1500 Hill St, Petoskey MI 49770
9/11/2014 10:08               Petoskey Middle School 801 Northmen Drive, Petoskey, MI 49770
9/11/2014 17:11                Elementary 172 N. Park Street, Pellston, MI 49769
9/12/2014 12:26               Lakeview Academy 443 Bay St, Petoskey, MI 49770
9/12/2014 15:09               Crooked Tree High School 870 West Conway Road

 

 

 

 


Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet County Office of Emergency Management P.O. Box 480, Petoskey, MI 49770 855-515-1624