Three Mile Island Emergency Evacuation

In order to ensure the safety of the children of our District, we respectfully request the cooperation of all parents/guardians.

In the event of an incident at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Station which would require the evacuation of the Middletown Area School District, students will be transported directly to the Governor Mifflin School District located in Shillington, PA, approximately two miles southwest of Reading. Parents will be permitted to pick up students until the evacuation at any of the Middletown Area Schools. Parents are not permitted to park or block areas designated as bus pick up zones or double park in any street or lot. Students will be released only to parents or individuals listed on emergency contact information retained by the District. No student will be released from school without authorized permission from the parent/guardian.

Students who have been transported to the Governor Mifflin School District may be picked up at the schools shown below. Each school will have a designated reception center for student pick up. After four (4) hours at Governor Mifflin School District, students who are not picked up will be transported to Blue Mountain High School in Pottsville, PA.

All students whose parents reside in the District but are attending schools outside of the District must be picked up by their parents at the school they are attending with the exception of students attending Dauphin County Technical School who will be transported by the District to Governor Mifflin Senior High School.


Middletown Area High School &
Dauphin County Technical School
to Governor Mifflin Senior High School
101 South Waverly Street
Shillington, PA 19607
610-775-5089
Middletown Area Middle School to Governor Mifflin Middle School
130 East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607
610-775-1465
Reid Elementary School to Governor Mifflin Intermediate School
600 Governor Drive
Shillington, PA 19607
610-775-5083
Kunkel Elementary School to Governor Mifflin Intermediate School
600 Governor Drive
Shillington, PA 19607
610-775-5083
Fink Elementary School to Governor Mifflin Intermediate School
600 Governor Drive
Shillington, PA 19607
610-775-5083
Seven Sorrows BVM School
Jr. High students
to Governor Mifflin Middle School
130 East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607
610-775-1465
Seven Sorrows BVM School
Elementary students
to Governor Mifflin Intermediate School
600 Governor Drive
Shillington, PA 19607
610-775-5083


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front cover of TMI brochure

front cover of TMI brochure

POTASSIUM IODIDE DISTRIBUTION
(KI Pills)


LETTER FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT REGARDING KI PILLS

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has made Potassium Iodide (KI) pills available free of charge to people who live, work or attend school within a ten-mile radius of a nuclear facility. KI (“kay-eye”) is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in providing an extra layer of protection against thyroid disease, including thyroid cancer, in the event of a release of radioactive iodine. Taken at the time of or within the first few hours following a radiological release, KI will protect the thyroid gland, which is located in the front of the neck. The best protective action in a radiation emergency is evacuation.

The District annually updates the TMI Emergency Response Plan with the Dauphin County Emergency Management Agency. As part of the update the Pennsylvania Department of Health has changed their requirements on administering Potassium Iodide (KI) pills in case of a TMI radiological emergency. The new guidelines require parents to annually provide parent/guardian permission to administer or not to administer the KI pill to their child. The Pennsylvania Department of Health determines if the KI pill should be administered during a radiological emergency.

Should such an emergency occur, the media would broadcast official recommendations from the Department of Health to the public for protective actions, including the possible use of KI. Most importantly, KI tablets shall be distributed at school should a recommendation to take KI occur while school is in session. Distribution through the school system is being given high priority for the reason that children are much more sensitive to the ill effects of radioactive iodine than are adults. KI should NOT be taken by anyone who is allergic to iodine.

All parents must grant KI permission on an annual basis as part of their PowerSchool Student Update.

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