School Safety Drills
All Michigan public schools are required to conduct safety drills throughout the school year to ensure students and staff are well-prepared in the event of an emergency. Per Michigan Public Act 12 of 2014, schools must conduct the following safety drills annually:
- 5 fire safety drills per school year, with three occurring by December 1.
- 2 tornado safety drills per school year, with at least one taking place in March.
- 3 lockdown drills, with one drill conducted during a lunch-recess period, or at another time when a significant number of the students are gathered but not in the classroom. At least one drill must take place by December 1 and at least one drill must be held after January 1.