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Storm Shelter Guidelines

Community Storm Shelter Information


Neodesha School District has three community Storm Shelter rooms available to you in the event of severe inclement weather.  The three Storm Shelter locations are:  Heller Elementary, North Lawn Elementary, and Neodesha High School. Storm Shelter Policies and Procedure



  • During school hours, students and staff have priority for Storm Shelter Room occupancy.    
  • The Storm Shelter will open to the public after school hours when an official alert is initiated by Neodesha Emergency Services or Neodesha USD 461.
  • During school hours, authorized school personnel will be in charge and will be on duty to maintain the facility and to close it after the severe weather is no longer a threat to our area.   
  • After school hours authorized personnel will be in charge.  Please follow their directions at all times while in the Storm Shelter.
  •  Weapons are prohibited in the Storm Shelters and on all school property.
  • Smoking or the use of tobacco in any form is prohibited in Storm Shelters and on all school property.
  • Alcohol and drugs (other than those prescribed by a doctor) are prohibited in Storm Shelters and on all school property.
  • No profanity, disorderly conduct, or disruptive behavior will be allowed in the Storm Shelter rooms.
  • As per FEMA guidelines, no pets are allowed in Community Storm Shelters.
  • Radios or music devices may be used only with individual earphones.
  • Storm Shelter doors must be closed at all times.  Once you enter you must stay until the alert for our area has been lifted.



  • Heller Elementary – Enter through the main entrance
  • North Lawn Elementary – Enter through the main entrance.
  • Neodesha High School – Enter through the 8th street gym doors.



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District Office 620.325.2610 F:620.325.2368

High School 620.325.3015 F:620.325.2382

North Lawn Elementary 620.325.3011 F:620.325.8106

Heller Elementary 620.325.3066 F:620.325.2933

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