OAR 581-024-0275
Facilities, Safety and Emergency Planning


Each district shall operate and maintain an administration office and other physical facilities as necessary to accommodate district services. These facilities must be in compliance with applicable federal and state health and safety regulations.


Each district shall maintain inspection reports showing the district in compliance with all applicable federal and state health and safety regulations.


In facilities operated by the district, each district shall provide for regularly scheduled and documented safety inspections to assure that the facilities and services are operated and maintained in a manner that protects the safety and health of staff and students.


Each district shall develop a Healthy and Safe Facilities Plan for all buildings owned or leased by the district where students and staff are present on a regular basis. The plan must meet the requirements specified in OAR 581-022-2223 (Healthy and Safe Schools Plan), and each education service district shall comply with the reporting provisions of that rule.


In schools operated by the district that are occupied by students, the district must ensure that all students are instructed and have drills on emergency procedures in compliance with ORS 336.071 (Emergency drills and instruction). The emergency procedures shall include drills and instruction on:




Earthquakes, which shall include tsunami drills and instruction in schools in a tsunami hazard zone; and


Safety threats including procedures related to lockdown, lockout, shelter in place and evacuation and other appropriate actions to take when there is a threat to safety.


In facilities operated by the district, each district must have a written plan for responding to emergency situations. Emergency situations include but are not limited to: injury accidents, fire, chemical spill, hazardous materials, exposure to contagious disease, fire arms on the premises, and other illegal acts that threaten the health and safety of staff and students.


Emergency plans should be coordinated with appropriate police and fire services, ambulance services and area hospitals.


There should be an adequate internal communication system in district operated facilities to transmit emergency information to staff and students in a rapid and clear manner.


The emergency plan should be posted in conspicuous places throughout district operated facilities.


There should be periodic training for staff and students regarding the emergency plan. Appropriate first-aid supplies and at least one staff member with a current first-aid/CPR card shall be available at all district operated facilities.

Source: Rule 581-024-0275 — Facilities, Safety and Emergency Planning, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=581-024-0275.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 581-024-0275’s source at or​.us