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Flood Evacuation Information Sheet

In the event of a flood, the Office of Emergency Services and the Franklin Elementary School District Administration will operate and coordinate the closure of Franklin School and the evacuation of the affected areas.  In situations where students must be evacuated from school, Franklin School will follow a plan developed in close consultation with City and County emergency officials. Franklin School has an emergency plan to ensure student safety in an emergency. 

Our first concern is student safety. During a flood evacuation, Franklin School will choose the safest and most effective way to ensure student safety:

Reuniting students with their families – Whenever possible, our first choice will be to keep students safe until an orderly dismissal and pickup can be arranged.

Evacuating to a safe location – In extreme situations where time is critical, we will implement Franklin School’s evacuation plan and move students to a safe location.  Evacuation plan will vary depending on the source of the flood and the direction the water is taking.

In our community, there are two primary causes for flooding:

  1. Slow water rise may occur – A  levee break or water breaching the top of a levee are  situations which develop over a longer period..  In these cases, schools will usually have enough advance warning to be closed according to county flood plans. School site evacuation will usually not be necessary.
  2.  Dam failure may affect Franklin School in a variety of scenarios.  The response to the failure of a dam depends heavily on which dam is involved and other factors.  In some situations there will be sufficient time for school closures or for parent notification for student pick-up. In others, a school evacuation could be necessary.

Student safety during an evacuation:

During a flood, if there is sufficient advanced warning, Franklin School will be closed at the end of the regular school day. Students will be sent home and parents will be notified via auto-dialer of future school closures. If students are currently in attendance and evacuation is necessary, parents will be notified promptly via auto-dialer.  

The protocols for student pick-up will be implemented as follows:

  1. Prior to their children being released, parents must sign out their children with a member of the school office staff or in some cases directly with their child’s homeroom teacher.
  2. Only people listed on the student’s emergency cards as emergency contacts may sign out student. Parents may wish to review and update their child’s emergency contact form before it’s needed.

During an evacuation your child’s teacher or a school staff member will remain with your child until they are picked up by a family member or person who has permission to pick them up.

Be assured that Franklin School has clear and well-designed emergency plans in place that guides our response to the numerous situations that could threaten the safety of our students.  

Wednesday Note
May 24, 2017


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