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Trump Administration Releases School Safety District Guide

  • 1.  Trump Administration Releases School Safety District Guide

    Posted 10-07-2019 12:44:00 PM

    Please see the recently released information form the U.S. Department of Education.

    The U.S. Department of Education, along with the U.S. Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services, has released a new planning guide to help districts support schools developing and maintaining customized emergency operations plans (EOPs).

    School EOPs are designed to proactively address a variety of hazards and threats and formalize the roles and responsibilities of those schools, school districts and community partners with responsibilities in school safety, before, during and after possible emergencies and address prevention, mitigation, protection, response and recovery.

    The Role of Districts in Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans (District Guide)delivers on an interagency recommendation from the Federal Commission on School Safety's final report to provide resources to assist schools and school districts in developing customized school EOPs with their community partners, such as first responders.

    The District Guide serves as a complement to the Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans (School Guide) and provides information that can assist school districts in fulfilling both their individual and shared emergency planning responsibilities.

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    Adam Lustig
    Director, Center for Safe Schools
    National School Boards Association
    Alexandria, VA