Emergency Response Management
In the event of an emergency situation during the school day, here are some important points to remember:
- We maintain responsibility for our students. Campuses in the La Habra City School District will be secured and students will be kept at school until they can safely be released to parents or authorized guardians through an established reunification process.
- Staff will remain on campus. Employees are expected to have personal disaster plans for their homes and families so that they can carry out their school disaster responsibilities.
- Personnel will be trained. District staff members receive training in emergency procedures and are provided opportunities for development of necessary skills, including rescue and first aid.
- We prepare to be self-sufficient. Though LHCSD works closely with the La Habra Police Department, and other emergency response agencies, it may be necessary to coordinate our own response efforts if emergency personnel are tending to more immediate needs. LHCSD staff members have therefore been assigned specific roles and responsibilities, which are practiced during drills throughout the year.
All LHCSD schools and departments review and update their disaster plans annually and submit a copy to the District Office at the beginning of each school year. The district's emergency response capabilities are in compliance with all local, state and federal statutes and requirements.