Families expect schools to keep their children safe, whether it’s from manmade threats (violence or crime, for example) or naturally occurring dangers (natural disasters or disease outbreaks). Lessons learned from past school emergencies highlight the importance of preparing school officials and first responders to implement emergency operations plans. By having security plans in place to keep students and staff safe, schools play a key role in responding appropriately to an emergency and reducing its impact.
This post outlines ideas to help with the creation and review of school emergency operations plans. Click here to learn more about:
- The topics that should be included in your school emergency operations plan
- How to conduct drills
- Annual reviews of school emergency operations plans
- Meetings with public safety partners