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Emergency Management, Safety & Security
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We are committed to supporting safe and welcoming learning and work environments for students and staff in Minneapolis Public Schools. Through our work we are improving the district’s ability to respond to emergencies no matter how large or small. For more information about how we respond to emergencies, view our Parent's Guide to What We Do.

The MPS emergency plan addresses the four areas of crisis management: prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. The plan considers the needs of all students and staff. There is also special planning for students and staff with disabilities and those learning English.

The MPS emergency management plan has been developed with help from the City of Minneapolis Office of Emergency Preparedness and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Homeland Security. Staff have and will continue to receive training in emergency related procedures, with mandated drills and exercises being essential parts of planning.

All MPS sites have their own site-specific emergency plan and trained Site Emergency Team (SET) members who continue to receive additional training on a monthly basis. The SET members are training staff within their sites on these emergency procedures and planning.

The goal is to institutionalize emergency planning into the day-to-day operations and management of each school and administrative site in the district.