221R - School Crisis and Emergency Management Plan

Each school shall maintain records of regular safety, health and fire inspections that have been conducted and certified by local health and fire departments. In addition, the school administration shall:
  1. Equip all exit doors with panic hardware as required by the Uniform Statewide
    Building Code and
  2. Post evacuation routes for students in each room.
  3. Conduct safety drills in compliance with Policy 223P, Administration- Safety Drills.
In school buildings with an instructional and administrative staff of ten or more, there shall be at least two employees who have current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation or have received training, within the last two years, in emergency first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. If one or more students diagnosed as having diabetes attend such school, there shall be at least two employees who have been trained in the administration of insulin and glucagon.

In school buildings with an instructional and administrative staff of fewer than ten, there shall be at least one employee who has current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation or has received training, within the last two years, in emergency first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. If one or more students diagnosed as having diabetes attend such school, there shall be at least one employee who has been trained in the administration of insulin and glucagon.

When a registered nurse, nurse practitioner, physician or physician assistant is present, no employee who is not a registered nurse, nurse practitioner, physician or physician assistant shall assist with the administration of insulin or administer glucagon. Prescriber authorization and parental consent shall be obtained for any employee who is not a registered nurse, nurse practitioner, physician or physician assistant to assist with the administration of insulin and administer glucagon.

Legal Reference(s):
Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, Section(s) 22.1-274, 22.1-279.8.

8 VAC 20-131-260.

Approved: September 12, 2003
Amended: March 31, 2009
Amended: May 27, 2009
Amended: June 6, 2012
Amended: July 1, 2014
Amended: April 18, 2018
Amended: June 19, 2019