Safety Drill Schedule

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, Michigan schools must conduct the following drills annually:

  • 5 fire safety drills per school year, 3 occurring before December 1
  • 2 tornado safety drills per school year, with at least one taking place in March.
  • 3 lockdown safety drills per school year, with one being conducted at lunch/recess, or at another time when significant number of students are gathered but not in a classroom. At least 1 drill must take place by December 1, and at least 1 drill must be held after January