Crisis Planning for Schools- Resources
- The U.S. Department of Education has developed “Practical Information on Crisis Planning,” a resource to provide schools and communities with basic guidelines and useful ideas on how to develop emergency response and crisis management plans.
- The U.S. Department of Education administers the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center, which offers many resources for school emergency planning.
- The resources include a “Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans,” which describes the principles of school emergency management, the process for developing a plan, and a discussion of the key components of a school emergency operation plan.
- The National Education Association’s (NEA) School Crisis Guide is a 87-page manual that focuses on four areas for schools: Prevent, Prepare, Respond, Recover. From positive school climate to crisis teams and social media to the immediate and long-term response that schools must engage in after a crisis, this is a comprehensive guide that every school leader should read.
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