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Crisis Prevention

Planning Ahead for Safety 

The safety and well-being of students and staff are our highest priority. MUSD and all schools have a comprehensive Emergency Response Plan, aligned with state and national school safety protocols, which provides step-by-step guidelines for maximizing safety, efficiency, and communication. All plans have been developed in compliance with local, state, and federal guidelines and in collaboration with local emergency management agencies. District emergency procedures are designed to maximize the use of available resources and respond effectively and efficiently to each situation.  

Practicing Safety Drills at School

Conducting safety drills is a crucial element in responsible, effective crisis preparation. In accordance with state guidelines, each school regularly plans and practices safety drills to help ensure students and staff are prepared for emergencies.  This gives students and staff time to practice where to report, what to do, and how as a school to respond in the event of a real emergency. Safety drills also help continuously refine and improve protocols and processes. 

Parents and guardians are encouraged to continue to support schools with this process by talking to their student about the importance of following the directions of school leaders and first responders in the event of a safety concern. 

Emergency Communications

The Marana Unified School District is committed to ensuring that students, staff members, parents, the media, and the community have accurate, consistent, and timely information in the event of an emergency. Effective emergency communications helps reduce the negative impacts in the community and encourages fair, objective media coverage. The Public Relations department leads this communication in coordination with District and school leadership.

In emergency situations, the priorities are: 

  1. The safety and health of students, staff and community members
  2. compliance with local, state and federal law and the directives of public safety officials
  3. The privacy and emotional well-being of affected individuals
  4. Clear and responsible communication with stakeholders and community members.