Report: Salem Schools Missed Deadline for Medical Emergency Response Plan

Salem was one of 18 districts (125 schools total) that did not get the emergency plans in to the state on time.

Salem Public Schools failed to meet the Sept. 1, 2012 deadline to turn in medical emergency response plans for its 21 schools, according to a recent I-Team report on CBS Boston

Salem was one of 18 Massachusetts school districts that did not get the emergency plans in to the state on time, according to the report.

As of Feb. 8, all of the necessary materials had been submitted to the state, Salem Superintendent Stephen Russell said Thursday morning.  

Schools are required by law (known as Michael's Law) to submit to the state a plan outlining ways they respond to medical emergencies, including details on a rapid communication system, a list emergency contacts, methods for CPR and first aid training as well as the location of defibrillators.

The law was passed in May 2012 following the death of 16-year-old Michael Ellsessar, who suffered cardiac arrest while playing a Sutton High School football game in 2010.

For more details, check out the full story on CBS Boston.

john February 21, 2013 at 04:21 PM
When will people learn that this administration is a disaster?
librarians February 22, 2013 at 12:07 AM
By by mayor frivolous and all your stupid employees ....time to fire everyone
john February 22, 2013 at 12:22 AM
It's not the employees,it's the administration.It's a puppet show.
Cindy Theriault February 22, 2013 at 03:52 PM
There are 12 schools in Salem. 11 fall under the District and the other is the Salem Academy Charter School.
Rich Felton February 23, 2013 at 03:37 AM
Doesn't Lynn have about 30 schools and do they have the same problems as the Salem schools?


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