Safety Operations Plan
California public schools are required to comply with California Education Code (CEC), Section 35294, and dealing with the preparation of “safe school plans.” In keeping with this task California Montessori Project (CMP) developed a Comprehensive School Safety Plan which includes a Site Emergency Response Plan and will help guide the CMP school administrators with their safety and response plans. Each of these plans will address policies and procedures, hazard prevention, emergency preparedness, response and recovery. These plans adopt both the framework of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the model of the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS), developed by the State of California and are designed to centralize, organize and coordinate emergency response among various CMP organizations and public agencies. NIMS/SEMS provide an effective framework for managing emergencies ranging from minor incidents to major earthquakes.