readiness and emergency management for schools

This site is developed with the support of a grant provided by the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools.

This grant is issued by the U.S. Deptartment of Education and Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools.

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Local Resources

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Home Preparedness

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School Preparedness

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School Emergency Plans

If you are a parent, or guardian of an elderly or disabled adult, make sure schools and daycare providers have emergency response plans.

Know your children’s school emergency plan:

  • Ask how the school will communicate with families during a crisis.

  • Ask if the school stores adequate food, water, and other basic supplies.

  • Find out if the school is prepared to shelter-in-place if need be, and where they plan to go if they must get away.

In cases where schools institute procedures to shelter-in-place, you may not be permitted to drive to the school to pick up your children. Even if you go to the school, the doors will likely be locked to keep your children safe. Monitor local media outlets for announcements about changes in school openings and closings, and follow the directions of local emergency officials.

Community Preparedness

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Family Preparedness

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