Central 301 complies with the Illinois School Safety Drill Act, which lays out requirements and standards for schools to follow when conducting school safety drills and reviewing school emergency and crisis response plans.

All schools that house students are required by state law to conduct the following drills annually:

  • Three (3) Evacuation/Fire Drills where the fire department must be present to observe and provide direction and feedback for one of the drills
  • Two (2) Severe Weather/Shelter-in-Place Drills (commonly referred to as a tornado drill)
  • Two (2) Bus Evacuation Drills that are conducted with the Transportation Department
  • One (1) Law Enforcement Drill (commonly referred to as a lockdown drill) which must be observed by law enforcement

Each public school district, through its Board or the Board’s designee, shall conduct a minimum of one annual meeting at which it will review each school building’s emergency and crisis response plans, protocols, and procedures and each building’s compliance with the school safety drill programs.

Central 301 usually completes this annual meeting in the spring and invites all of our first responder partners.

Our partners include the following organizations:

  • Kane County Sheriff’s Office
  • Elgin Police Department
  • Burlington Fire Department
  • Elburn Fire Department
  • Elgin Fire Department
  • Pingree Grove Fire Department