Developing Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs) K-12 101 Train-the-Educator (TtE)
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Each school day, our nation’s schools are entrusted to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for approximately 55 million elementary and secondary school students in public and nonpublic schools. In June 2013, the Obama Administration released the Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans (School Guide), which provides an overview of Federal guidance on school emergency management planning.
The School Guide, produced by the U.S. Departments of Education (ED); Justice, led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Homeland Security, led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency; and Health and Human Services, incorporates lessons learned from recent events, like the school shooting in Newtown and the tornadoes in Oklahoma, as well as years of emergency operations planning work by the Federal government, to present a recommended process, important content elements, and key considerations for school emergency operations plan (school EOP) development. This important Federal guidance is now available in an in-person, 4-hour Training by Request (TBR) offered by the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center, on behalf of ED’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools.
Lessons learned from school emergencies highlight the importance of preparing school officials and first responders to implement school EOPs. In collaboration with their local government and community partners, schools can take steps to plan for these potential emergencies through the creation of a high-quality school EOP. With this K-12 101 TBR, an expert team will provide an overview of a recommended six step planning process to create a high-quality school EOP, which includes the following:
Step 1: Forming a Collaborative Planning Team
Step 2: Understanding the Situation
Step 3: Determining Goals and Objectives
Step 4: Plan Development
Step 5: Plan Preparation, Review, and Approval
Step 6: Plan Implementation and Maintenance
Who Should Attend?
Audiences interested in creating, revising, or enhancing school EOPs; school staff who serve, or will serve, on their school or school district’s EOP planning team; and other interested community stakeholders, including first responders, emergency medical services personnel, law enforcement, and others.
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Registration: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. ET
Training Session: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET
Sally Fox Conference Center
103 S. Main Street, Center Building
Waterbury, VT 05671
Note: Catering will be provided
Registration for this event closes on Monday, April 3, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time.
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