ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-07-124

Date Created : 05/16/2007


Co-op Directors

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Facilities and Transportation - Douglas Eaton, Director
Tornado Drills

Regulatory Authority:
Act 828 of 2007 (Codified as Ark. Code Ann. § 6-10-121)

Contact Person:
Doug Eaton

Phone Number:
501 682-4261


Act 828 of 2007 amends Arkansas Code Title 6, Chapter 10, Subchapter 1 to add an additional section 6-10-121, requiring Tornado Safety Drills in public schools.

The Act also specifically states that: “It shall be the duty of the Director of the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management to require all public schools to conduct tornado safety drills not less than four times per year in the months of September, October, January, and February.” Reporting procedures for tornado drills will be established prior to the start of the next drill period.


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