Nuclear Evacuation Plan

In the event that the school must evacuate outside the ten (10) mile radius of the Cook Nuclear Plant, the St. Joseph Public Schools will use the following evacuation plan:

  1. A Berrien County Emergency Management official will notify the Superintendent that the schools must be evacuated.
  2. The Superintendent will notify all building Principals and the Transportation Supervisor who will immediately implement the "building evacuation plans".
  3. All students will board buses and be transported to Coloma High School, 300 St. Joseph Street, Coloma.

Parents, you can help ensure a safe evacuation by adhering to the following:

  • Make sure all your child's emergency information is up to date.
  • Do not call the schools. Phone lines will be needed.
  • Do not go to the school (unless directed to do so).
  • Listen to local radio and TV stations for instructions.
  • Do not call 911.
  • Talk to your child about school emergency plans.
  • Have a family emergency preparedness plan.
  • Do not "panic" - school personnel are trained to handle emergencies.

Parents may pick up their child at the Coloma High School Reception Center. We thank you for your cooperation as we take these important steps to ensure the safety of your children and our staff.