Emergency Preparedness & Safety Department
Emergency Preparedness and Safety
This department is responsible for the coordination, outreach, and support of the processes and procedures for emergency preparedness and safety throughout the district. These tasks will be conducted through the following actions:
- Workplace Infection Program (WIP) coordination,
- Inter/Intra agency communications,
- Site Safety Plan development, implementation, practice, and refinement, and
- Leadership training in emergency preparedness using current NIMS and FEMA guidance.
Coordinator of Emergency Preparedness and Safety
Mr. Dennis Foster
Mr. Foster joins Manteca Unified with 23 years of experience working in public education. After receiving a bachelor’s degree from UC Davis and master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from University of the Pacific, he served as a social science teacher for 11 years. Following his teaching tenure, Mr. Foster transitioned into leadership by becoming a school administrator – to date, he has served as a principal, assistant principal, vice principal, and athletic director.
In his role as Emergency Preparedness and Safety Coordinator, Mr. Foster will develop, manage, and maintain School Safety Plans, Emergency Response Procedures, and the District Emergency Plan, provide oversight and support to the Workplace Infection Prevention (WIP) team and its processes, and act as a liaison between the district and various emergency responder agencies as needed. Additionally, he will oversee and manage the district’s emergency preparedness management system(s) and coordinate safety training and support for school site and district administration.
Safety in MUSD
At the March 2022 Board of Education meeting, current school site safety plans were unanimously approved by the Board!
Student resources within MUSD and the community
Investment, commitment create safer learning environment for 25,000 Manteca Unified students as pandemic continues
It takes a village: For all students to have the opportunity to learn and achieve, school must be a safe and inclusive environment for all.
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Guidance is designed to enable all schools to offer and provide full in-person instruction to all students safely, consistent with the current scientific evidence about COVID-19.