2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-5-149. School safety drills.

Universal Citation: 70 OK Stat § 70-5-149 (2018)

A. In addition to the four security drills required pursuant to Section 5-148 of this title, all public schools shall conduct a minimum of six safety drills as follows:

1. Two fire drills per school year. Each fire drill shall be conducted within the first fifteen (15) days of each semester. The fire drills shall include the sounding of a distinctive audible signal designated as the fire alarm signal;

2. Two tornado drills per school year with at least one drill being conducted in the months of September and March; and

3. The principal and superintendent of a public school district shall utilize the remaining required safety drills in any manner provided in this section or Section 5-148 of this title or by developing a drill that is consistent with the risks assessed for the appropriate facility or any recommendations submitted by the Safe School Committee as authorized pursuant to Section 24-100.5 of this title or any assisting fire or law enforcement department.

B. It shall be the duty of the principal, under the direction of the superintendent of the school district, to conform to the written plans and procedures adopted by the district as required by Section 681 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes. All students and teachers at the public schools shall participate.

C. Each public school district shall document each fire drill in writing by public school site. The records for each fire drill shall be preserved for at least three (3) years and made available to the State Fire Marshal or the marshal's agent upon request. In addition to the fire drill documentation provided in this subsection, the school district shall document all other safety drills in writing and by school site with a copy of the report remaining at the school, a copy filed with the district administrative office and a copy with the Oklahoma School Security Institute as created by the Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security.

Added by Laws 2013, c. 53, § 1, eff. July 1, 2013. Amended by Laws 2014, c. 45, § 1, eff. July 1, 2014; Laws 2016, c. 290, § 2, eff. July 1, 2016.

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