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ERIC Number: ED498508
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ERCMExpress. Volume 3, Issue 5
Taylor, Matt
US Department of Education
The Emergency Response and Crisis Management (ECRM) Technical Assistance Center's newsletter "ERCMExpress" provides comprehensive information on key issues in school emergency management. Many nontraditional schools across the United States, such as storefront schools, rural schools, and alternative education facilities, face challenges in creating and implementing comprehensive emergency management plans. Some of these challenges are limited resources, geographic location of the school, a local belief that emergencies will not happen, and a perception of being overlooked by the community because the schools are not viewed as a traditional school setting. The potential for emergencies to impact nontraditional schools is as great as it is in conventional education settings. In some cases, due to geographic locations resulting in longer response time by emergency services, the unique medical and communication needs of some students with disabilities, and the independent nature of many nontraditional schools, the impact of an emergency in these schools may be far greater. This edition of the "ERCM Express" discusses the similarities between traditional and nontraditional school setting with regards to emergency management planning, then presents the unique considerations of planning for each of the following types of nontraditional school settings: (1) charter schools; (2) rural schools; (3) alternative schools; (4) storefront schools; (5) state- and regionally-supported schools for special needs students; (6) virtual classrooms; and (7) home schools. Finally, emergency management considerations that apply to all nontraditional schools are discussed. (Contains 4 footnotes and lists 2 resources.) [This publication was funded by the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools at the U.S. Department of Education under contract with Caliber Associates, Inc. For Volume 3, Issue 4 of this newsletter, see ED498511.]
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.
Identifiers - Location: United States