Indiana Code Title 20. Education IN CODE Section 20-34-3-20




Sec. 20. (a) The governing body of a school corporation shall require each school in the governing body's jurisdiction to conduct periodic emergency preparedness drills during the school year in compliance with rules adopted under IC 4-22-2 by the state board.

(b) Each school and attendance center shall conduct at least:

(1) one (1) tornado preparedness drill;  and

(2) one (1) manmade occurrence disaster drill;

during each semester.

(c) Notwithstanding rules established by the state fire marshal under IC 12-17-12-19, a drill conducted under subsection (b) may be conducted instead of a periodic or monthly fire evacuation drill requirement established by the state fire marshal.  However, a drill conducted under subsection (b) may not be made:

(1) instead of more than two (2) periodic or monthly fire evacuation drills in a particular school semester;  and

(2) in two (2) consecutive months.

(d) The governing body of a school corporation may direct schools to conduct emergency preparedness drills in addition to those required under subsection (b).

(e) The governing body of a school corporation shall require each principal to file a certified statement that all drills have been conducted as required under this section.


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