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Emergency Drills

Public Act 12 of 2014, takes effect July 1, 2014, and updates the types of drills schools must conduct and requires school districts to post documentation of completed safety drills on their websites within 30 days of completion. The detailed reports must remain online for at least three years.

  • Schools are required to complete the following safety drills each year:

    • Conduct five fire safety drills spaced throughout a school year, with three before Dec. 1;

    • Hold two tornado safety drills, including one in March, and

    • Stage three “lockdown” drills, which prepare for possible school intruders. One of the three drills must be conducted during a lunch-recess period.


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