Operations and Planning : Emergency and Risk Management

4600 River Road
Marrero, LA 70072


Fax: 504-349-8616

About Us

The Emergency and Risk Management department’s responsibility is to support our principals, teachers, support personnel, parents, first responders and students to ensure that as a system, we build and improve our capability to prepare for and protect against all threats. We collaborate with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) and all available resources of the Jefferson Parish government, sheriff’s office, police chiefs and fire districts.

 Emergency Management Crisis Plan

The Emergency and Risk Management department has developed and maintains a comprehensive Emergency Crisis Plan to help our schools better understand and prepare for multiple emergency situations. District employees may download a current copy of the JPPSS Crisis Plan. This document requires a password to open. To request the password, please contact Kerri Cianciminio at

ID Cards

Jefferson Parish Public School System requires all personnel to have a picture ID. Central Office staff needing an ID are asked to please call Emergency and Risk Management to set up an appointment as well as download and complete an ID Request Form. This form will need to be given to an Emergency Management team member at the time of your appointment. Appointments are every Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and every Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Please call (504)349-7641 or email to schedule your appointment.

Access Key Cards

If you are in need of an Access Key Card, please email Jessica Babin-Middleton at Please be sure to complete and attach a Key Card Request  form to your email.

Re-entry Authorization Placards

Hurricane season is June 1st through November 30th. All essential district personnel are required to have a current state issued re-entry placard to return to the parish during any mandatory evacuation period. Placards are issued starting June 1 and returned to Emergency Management by December 30th. Anyone issued a placard with an expired date will not be permitted to enter into the parish. If  you need to report your placard as lost or stolen, please notify a member of the Emergency and Risk Management team immediately and submit a letter on your district/schools letterhead indicating so.

Loss/Damage Property

If you are a teacher needing to report a loss or damage to property, please read the guidelines listed below from JFT and JPPSS Collective Bargaining Agreement. You may download and complete the Loss-or-Damage-Reimbursement-Form. Please submit the form, along with a copy of the police report, a voided check and the Student and/or Visitor Accident/Incident report to  in the Emergency and Risk Management Department.

  • According to the JFT and JPPSS Collective Bargaining Agreement dated August 5, 2016, Article I states “A teacher is described as a teacher, counselor, librarian, speech therapist, social workers, educational diagnosticians, school psychologists and nurses.”
  • According to the JFT and JPPSS Collective Bargaining Agreement dated August 5, 2016, Article IX states “A teacher who suffers damage to his/her clothing (including eyeglasses) and/or to his/her automobile, if such damage occurs during the performance of his/her duties and where such damage is in no way attributed to or occasioned by the negligence of the affected teacher, shall be reimbursed in the full amount of uninsured losses not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00). Claims for reimbursement shall be submitted within ninety (90) days of the occurrence with all losses fully documented.”

Documentation and Resources

The Emergency and Risk Management department would like to always keep you up to date with any documentation and resources that can better assist you during your normal day to day routine or during a time of crisis.

JPPSS District Forms

Teachers, Parents and Student Resources

 Severe Weather Preparedness

 Videos and Power Points

 Helpful Links

Contact Us

Name Title Email
Cianciminio, Kerri Administrative Assistant
Hufft, James Executive Director of Emergency and Risk Management