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ERIC Number: ED494839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
ERCMExpress. Volume 2, Issue 8
US Department of Education
This issue of ERCMExpress provides direction to schools and school districts in "Creating Emergency Management Plans." To ensure the safety of students, faculty and staff, schools and school districts nationwide should create comprehensive, multi-hazard emergency management plans that focus on the four phases of emergency management-- prevention-mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. All-inclusive plans and well-executed processes will ensure the continuity of school and school districts' daily business operations in the face of natural and man-made disasters, criminal activity on campuses and outbreaks of infectious diseases. Most schools and school districts have established emergency management plans; however, they are often not comprehensive, practiced regularly or written in collaboration with the local community. It is highly recommended that schools and school districts adopt a comprehensive, multi-hazard approach to emergency management and work to ensure that their plans take into account the unique needs of the school, any procedures and processes already in place that could be improved and the benefits of adding structure to identified gaps. The most effective plans provide direction and support to the entire school community and are continuously reviewed and enhanced through routine activities to build a school or school district's capacity to prevent and mitigate emergencies, prepare for incidents and respond to and recover from crises. [This publication was funded by the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools at the U.S. Department of Education.]
US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Fax: 301-470-1244; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Caliber Associates, Fairfax, VA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A