ERIC Number: ED404754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Resource Guide for Crisis Management in Schools.
LaPointe, Richard T.; And Others
A crisis can occur at any time, whether or not a school's staff plans for it. This resource guide is a compilation of user-friendly examples of policies, procedures, guidelines, checklists, and forms to help Virginia schools develop and implement a systematic crisis-management plan. Chapter 1 provides an introductory overview of the essential elements of effective crisis management and an overview of the resource guide. Chapter 2 focuses on policy and leadership and examines crisis management primarily from the perspectives of local school boards, central-office administrators, and building-level administrators. The third chapter examines the crisis-response team and three levels of response--building, central office, and community--that constitute a network to support action. The development of the school-crisis-management plan is the focus of chapter 4. The fifth chapter offers strategies for communicating with the school community, parents, the community at large, and the media. Chapter 6 highlights plans for training and maintaining preparedness, and chapter 7 contains a quick guide to crisis management. Appendices contain sources for information and assistance. (Contains 25 references). (LMI)
Descriptors: Accidents, Administrator Role, Conflict Resolution, Crisis Intervention, Crisis Management, Death, Elementary Secondary Education, Emergency Programs, Hazardous Materials, Intervention, Leadership, Natural Disasters, Prevention, Public Relations, School Policy, School Safety, Strategic Planning, Suicide
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia