ERIC Number: ED432902
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Plan To Reduce the Vulnerability of School Building to Natural Hazards in St. Kitts.
Organization of American States, Washington, DC.; Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC.
This document outlines the existing conditions of school buildings and their vulnerability to natural hazards on the island of St. Kitts, and makes recommendations on how to better protect them from these hazards. Profiles of the schools are detailed and the roles and responsibilities of the various organizations concerning construction, reconstruction, retrofitting, and damage repair are highlighted. Also included is an assessment of the types and prevalence of specific natural hazards that can affect the islands and the vulnerability of each school to these hazards. The existing policies pertaining to school buildings and shelters are addressed along with existing norms, performance standards, and building codes, as well as maintenance, and community involvement. Final comments explore the processes in school infrastructure, including design, construction, retrofitting, and repair, and the existing country plans and strategies in disaster planning. A list of conclusions and recommendations to make school buildings less vulnerable to natural hazards concludes the report. An appendix contains the mandates related to vulnerability reduction in the education sector. (GR)
Descriptors: Design Requirements, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Natural Disasters, Planning, Public Schools, Questionnaires, Surveys
Web site: http://www.oas.org/en/cdmp/schools/sknplan.htm
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Organization of American States, Washington, DC.; Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Saint Kitts and Nevis