*Emergency Operation Plan minimum requirements as determined by the: Alabama State Department of Education

All public schools within the state of Alabama have the ability to create and edit their school’s Emergency Operations Plan directly within the nSide platform. Through this, schools have the ability to quickly and easily ensure that EOP requirements are met each year. nSide has provided a single location for all requirements that are needed to create a great EOP.


The Statement of Commitment is a brief, introductory statement by the school or district regarding the school/district’s responsibility and dedication to safety of its students, faculty, parents, and visitors.

EOP Core Planning Team

The EOP Core Planning Team consists of persons within the district that play an important role in the planning of the EOP. This section also includes the Emergency Telephone List that provides contact information for critical roles within the school and district.

System/School Safety Planning Committee

Required contact information includes:

  • Name

  • Title

  • Work Phone

  • Cell Phone

Required School Emergency Operations Planning Committee Titles

  • Principal

  • Assistant Principal

  • Child Nutrition/Cafeteria Manager

  • Transportation Bus Driver

  • Maintenance/Custodian

  • School Counselor

  • Nursing/Health Services

  • Regular Education Teacher

  • Special Education Teacher

  • Faculty (EL)

  • Faculty (P.E./Coach)

  • EMA Representative

  • Law Enforcement

  • Fire Department

EOP Core Planning Team Emergency Telephone List

  • Superintendent

  • Assistant Superintendent

  • Transportation Supervisor

  • Maintenance Supervisor

  • CNP Supervisor (Central Office)

  • Nurse Supervisor (Central Office)

  • Counselor Supervisor (Central Office)

  • Special Education Coordinator (Central Office)

  • Chief Financial Officer

  • Principal

  • Assistant Principal

  • Faculty (EL)

  • Faculty (Regular Education)

  • Faculty (Special Education)

  • Faculty (P.E./Coach)

  • School Counselor

  • Nurse (School)

  • CNP Manager (School)

  • Bookkeeper (School)

  • Secretary

  • Custodian

Agency Emergency Telephone List

  • Emergency Management (EMA)

  • Fire Department

  • Law Enforcement (City)

  • Law Enforcement (County)

  • Law Enforcement (State)

  • Local Hospital

  • Public Works (Water)

  • Public Works (Electrical)

  • Public Works (Gas)

  • Public Works (Communication)

  • Social Services (Public Health)

  • Social Services (Mental Health)


The NIMS & ICS consists of the list of skills surveys for employees within the school/district that are to be used in the development of the Emergency Operations Plan. The Incident Command System Roles provides a list of persons within the school/district who serve positions within the Incident Command System.

Staff Skills Survey & Inventory

  1. Print a survey for each staff member.

  2. Have each staff member complete the survey and return to the EOP Core Planning Team.

  3. The EOP Core Planning Team reviews the surveys and places the most qualified individual in each ICS position.

  4. The Staff Skills Survey will be kept on file until the staff member leaves the school.

  5. Provide new staff members a copy of the survey to determine the possibility of assignment to an ICS position.

Incident Command System Roles

Campus Emergency Assignment Worksheet

  • Required information includes the Position, Staff Assigned, Alternate 1, and Alternate 2.

  • Three deep (Position, Alternate 1, Alternate 2) for:

  • Incident Commander

    1. Safety Officer

    2. Public Information Officer

    3. Liaison Officer

  • Then one deep for all other positions

List of Materials and Equipment

The following are required entries:

  • Food

  • Water

  • Medical (First Aid)

  • Medical (AED)

  • Medical (Medications)

  • Emergency Communication Devices (Radios, Cell, Bullhorn, etc.)

  • Assign a responsible person for each category, and add location, contact (name), work phone or cell phone for each.

  • Do not assign the school nurse to all medical supplies, he/she will be overwhelmed with collecting medications and necessary documentation.

  • Do not assign the CNP manager with both food and water.

Basic Resources Needed

These are resources housed off campus and will be needed for extended stays on campus. Using the EMA Director or representative for each of these groups is suggested.

The following are required entries:

  • Tools

  • Food and Blankets

  • Medical Supplies

  • Recovery (Counseling/Mental Health/Public Health)

Hazard-Specific Annexes

The Hazard-Specific Annexes consists of hazard assessments for the campus as well as nearby neighborhoods that could pose as possible hazards for the school.

The following hazards must be completed:

  • School Grounds

  • Classroom

  • Along Evacuation Routes

  • Neighborhoods & Communities

  • Have selected staff members complete the assessments and return to the EOP Core Planning Team.

  • The EOP Core Planning Team reviews the assessments and completes the Analysis of Identified Hazards as a summary of hazards identified during the four assessments.

Functional Annexes

The Functional Annexes consists of individualized plans for the following situations:

  • Heightened Awareness

  • Secure your Area of Responsibility

  • Secure Perimeter

  • Lockdown

  • Communication

  • Evacuation

  • Shelter-In Place

  • After School Activities

  • Crisis Management

Drill and Training Reports

Required Annual Training:

    • Recommended Completion: October 1st

    • ALSDE POLICY: Model Sex Offender Supervision Policy

    • AL State Law: Annalyn's Law

    • Recommended Date of Completion: October 1st

    • ALSDE Policy: Jason Flatt Act Model Policy

Required Annual Reviews:

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