Emergency Evacuation Workgroup


In 2017 the Maryland General Assembly enacted House Bill 1061 - Education - Emergency and Evacuation Plans - Individuals with Disabilities.  The legislation requires an update to the State's emergency evacuation policies and procedures to ensure that the needs of persons with disabilities in public school buildings are accommodated. The Maryland Sate Department of Education is convening a workgroup to consult with advocates, the disability community, and school system staff in revising the guidance.  The Department will report its recommendations to the Maryland State Board of Education by December 1, 2017. Maryland local school systems will revise local policies by July 1, 2018. 

Members of the workgroup

Meeting Dates and Location

August 24, 2017 and August 25, 2017
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Annapolis Elementary School
180 Green Street
Annapolis, MD 21401


Contact Information

Walter Sallee

Division of Student, Family, and School Support
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
email: walter.sallee@maryland.gov