About Us

  • The Office of Emergency Management of the Los Angeles Unified School District is dedicated to assuring that all District employees and students are prepared to respond to any emergency threat or hazard in a reasonable and responsible way and thus ensure that the highest level of safety during an incident is achieved. Sustaining a resilience-focused culture of emergency readiness throughout LA Unified.


    • Providing subject matter expertise and coordination of disaster efforts.
    • Strengthening readiness capabilities and capacity through planning, training/exercise, and preparedness campaigns.
    • Building effective programs and ongoing program management through the review and update of guidance and policy documents, program data analysis and evaluation.

    The Office of Emergency Management in the Division of School Operations provides emergency management for LAUSD. The office oversees the Integrated Safe School Plan system and provides guidance to schools for emergency response protocols, supplies and emergency drills. The STEPS program and the award-winning YOYO 7 campaign are both products of this office. The LAUSD Emergency Operations Center is managed by the Office of Emergency Management, which also provides representation to LA City and LA County and coordinates with other agencies in a large emergency. The office also coordinates the use of schools as public emergency shelters managed by the American Red Cross. WE ARE READY AND RESILIENT.

    Annual Report 2022-23 School Year



  • Contact Information
    Administrator:   Jill Barnes, Ed.D, CEM
    Administrator of Emergency Management
    Address: 333 South Beaudry Ave. 23th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
    General Line: 213-241-3889
    Fax: 213-241-8950
    Office Email: OEM@lausd.net