KDE Crisis Management

Title                              Crisis Management

Designation                 KDE

Office/Custodian        Operations/Director of Safety and Security


The Board of Education acknowledges the necessity of preparing a crisis management plan in the event that despite prevention efforts, a crisis should occur. Any disruptive event that threatens safety and security shall be considered a crisis. Crisis situations that could impact the District may or may not occur on school property and include but are not limited to suicide, death, acts of violence, trauma, natural disaster, and accident.


As an important component of school safety planning, the District shall take the necessary steps to be in compliance with the National Incident Management Systems (NIMS). The District achieved NIMS compliance on July 31, 2011.


The Board directs the Chief Education Officer or designee to develop and implement a School Safety, Readiness and Incident Management Plan (safety plan) that coordinates with any statewide or local homeland security plans already in place.


The safety plan shall incorporate the requirements of state law. The safety plan shall be done in conjunction with the District’s community partners including fire departments, law enforcement agencies, emergency medical service personnel, mental health organizations and local public health agencies.


The safety plan shall provide guidance about how-to prevent, prepare for and respond to various crisis situations; a process for coordinating and communicating with law enforcement and other outside service agencies; and protocols for communicating with the media, parents/guardians and the public. The Board further directs the Chief Education Officer or designee to establish a training program for all District employees as part of the school safety plan.


The Chief Education Officer shall appoint a district-wide crisis management coordinator who shall work with the Chief Education Officer to develop the crisis management plan, recruit and supervise building-level teams, coordinate in-service programs for teams and all staff members, serve as a liaison between central office and staff, and serve as a liaison between the District and local emergency agencies. The coordinator shall be responsible for providing copies of current plans developed under this policy to local emergency agencies on a regular basis.


Automated external defibrillator requirements

If the District acquires an automated external defibrillator (AED), the District shall meet the training, maintenance, inspection and physician involvement requirements of C.R.S. 13-21-108.1 (3).


Adopted: September 7, 2000

Revised: October 6, 2005

Revised: July 8, 2010

Revised: October 27, 2011

Revised: February 11, 2016

Reviewed: May 9, 2019



C.R.S. 13-21-108.1(3) (requirements for persons rendering emergency assistance through the use of automated external defibrillators)

C.R.S. 25-53-102 (automated external defibrillators requirements must be referenced in safety, readiness and incident management plan)

C.R.S. 22-1-126 (Safe2Tell Program)

C.R.S. 22-32-109.1 (1)(b.5) (definition of “community partners”)

C.R.S. 22-32-109.1 (4)  (school response framework is required part of safe schools plan)

C.R.S. 24-33.5-1213.4 (school all-hazard emergency planning and response)



JLCE, First Aid and Emergency Medical Care

JLIA, Supervision of Students