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School Emergency Program

 
DURING ANY EMERGENCY, OUR FIRST PRIORITY is the safety of our students and staff. In order to provide an effective response to any school crisis, the District has developed an Emergency Response Plan. The Plan works in conjunction with other local emergency plans since a school emergency could require the involvement of numerous agencies. The plans created for individual schools, along with the District Plan, are reviewed annually and after an emergency occurs.
 
There is a school emergency response team at each school, along with a District-based Emergency Response Team that provides support and aid to schools at a time of an emergency. All staff is regularly trained on emergency protocols and drills are practiced at each school. Although standardized protocols and procedures provide the basis for our response, the way in which we respond to an emergency is greatly influenced by the specifics of an incident. We are driven foremost by our concern for ensuring student and staff safety.
 
Our District collaborates closely with local emergency personnel, including the Beaumont Police Department, Cal Fire, Riverside County Sheriff's Department, City of Calimesa Fire Department, and the Riverside County Emergency Management Department to ensure plans are coordinated with all appropriate agencies. The District’s plans do not replace the authority of law enforcement, fire, or EMS – staff members work in full cooperation with these agencies.
 
For security reasons, certain components of our emergency response plans are not publicly available. However, the information we are providing outlines the key elements of the plan and answers questions parents frequently ask regarding emergency preparedness.
 
We hope you find this information helpful and informative. We appreciate your support and assistance in our continued safety efforts.
 
SAFETY MEASURES
 
  • Beaumont USD Safety Response Team: Created in 2018, this team works to conduct training with the School Emergency Response Team (SERT) at our elementary and secondary levels. These sessions took place in 2018 and 2019.
  • Emergency Management Department: In 2021, the Beaumont Unified School District entered into a contract with the Riverside County Emergency Management Department to have an Emergency Management Liaison housed in the District to assist with emergency preparedness. 
  • Law Enforcement Partnerships: Beaumont Unified collaborates closely with the Beaumont Police Department, Cal Fire, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, the City of Calimesa Fire Department, and the Emergency Management Department to plan, train, and review emergency protocols. The Beaumont USD Safety team meets with law enforcement on a monthly basis.
  • School Resource Officers (SRO): The District has two SROs contracted from the Beaumont Police Department who split their time among our school buildings. 
  • Single Point of Entry: Each District building and school site has just one set of doors where visitors can enter. This allows front office staff to closely monitor who comes in and out of each school. 
  • Active Shooter Training: Each year the Beaumont Police Department holds Active Shooter Presentations for staff at each school site. The presentations are held starting in September. These presentations help lay the foundation for staff on how to prepare to RUN. HIDE. FIGHT. in an active shooter scenario and understand law enforcement's response to an active shooter situation.
  • Resources for Run. Hide. Fight. Protocol:
  • In 2019, a simulation of an active shooter scenario was held at Beaumont High School as part of a District training for all staff in collaboration with the Beaumont Police Department. The District is collaborating with Beaumont Police and is currently in discussions to plan and conduct active shooter training for all District staff.
  • Visitor Management: Raptor, our visitor management system, runs an ID check for instant sex offender screening. It also allows front office staff to immediately request the assistance of an administrator or, in the case of an emergency, send a notification to law enforcement and administration. Raptor can also be used in case of an evacuation, as it keeps a log of who is present on site.
  • Emergency Management System: Hour-Zero, our emergency management system implemented in 2018, houses emergency training for all District staff. It also includes a review of each school site for evacuation routes, safe lockdown spaces, and site safety team training. 
  • Emergency Supplies: Each District facility and school site has incident command post kits and First Aid kits available to staff in case of an emergency. Additional emergency supply buckets will be distributed to school sites in the 2022-23 school year.
  • Anonymous Reporting: The WeTip and StopIt platforms allow students, staff, and families to make anonymous reports if they see or hear anything that could represent a potential threat to school safety.
  • AED/CPR has been in place since 2019.