Safety at Milpitas Christian School
Milpitas Christian Schools takes very seriously the physical safety and well-being of every student and employee on campus.
In compliance with state law, we have the food, water and supplies to provide for the physical needs of more than 400 individuals for 3 days in the event of a natural disaster. We have an annual duck-cover-and-evacuate drill guided by a comprehensive written plan that includes triage, child care, building safety inspections, search and rescue,
and communications teams.
We have an annual fire inspection by the City of San Jose and health inspections by the County of Santa Clara. We have regular fire drills, which evacuate the building in less than 2 minutes.
We have had the San Jose Police Department on-site during our lockdown drill and they have approved our procedures. Our teachers and students have been trained in proper safety procedures for two stages of emergency lockdown. Code Blue is a stay in place, lock doors and continue teaching, while Code Red means barricade and hide, according to the plan.
If there were a neighborhood crisis at any time after school, while children are still on campus, we would get all the children into locked rooms and wait for law enforcement to notify us when it is safe to leave.
In the event of an emergency or crisis of an unplanned nature, we will follow the guideline of doing what a “reasonable and prudent” individual would do under similar circumstances. Our first priority will always be to insure the physical safety of the children and the adults.