Thursday, June 3, 2010
There's a little problem with the statements coming from MCPS on the issue of emergency preparedness.
MCPS is a national model for Emergency Preparedness in large school systems. Other school systems are told to emulate MCPS and use the MCPS procedures for emergency planning, including establishing an off-site evacuation plan. Read the report here - see page 38 where MCPS is rated Best.
Nothing about this situation should be a surprise to a principal, nor should there be any need for "lessons learned." This scenario should have already been planned for, and the plan was to be documented by the local school's On-Site Emergency Team (OSET).
Here is the Fox 5 report on the meeting Wednesday evening between Frost Middle School parents and the Principal. Was Superintendent Jerry Weast in attendance at this meeting?