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Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2021
As school buildings plan to fully reopen according to decisions made in collaboration with local public health departments, education agency leaders and safety planning partners are implementing protocols for preventing or mitigating infectious disease transmission. Federal agencies have created a variety of resources and tools to help…
Descriptors: School Safety, Health Promotion, COVID-19, Pandemics
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2021
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has presented various challenges for education agencies and their whole school community partners. From creating plans to help ensure continuity of teaching and learning via in-person, virtual, or hybrid models to adjusting plans to help ensure that feeding and food distribution can continue, school…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, COVID-19, Pandemics, Distance Education
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2019
School emergency management can be addressed through the development of a school emergency operations plan (EOP) that addresses the school safety continuum, including safety, security, emergency management, and preparedness. Planners will address hazards and threats (e.g., wildfire and criminal activity), emergency management functions…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Emergency Programs, Natural Disasters, Fire Protection
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2019
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) research on historical flood risk, 98 percent of U.S. counties have been impacted by a flooding event. Not only do flood events occur in and impact all regions of the United States, but they are also costly. Therefore, it is in the interest of communities for education…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Crisis Management, Natural Disasters, School Safety
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2019
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) research on historical flood risk, 98 percent of U.S. counties have been impacted by a flooding event. Not only do flood events occur in and impact all regions of the United States, but they are also costly. Therefore, it is in the interest of communities for institutions of higher…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Crisis Management, Natural Disasters, School Safety
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2019
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) research on historical flood risk, 98 percent of U.S. counties have been impacted by a flooding event. Not only do flood event occur in and impact all regions of the United States, but they are also costly, and so it is in the interest of communities for state education agencies…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Crisis Management, Natural Disasters, School Safety
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2018
In October 2017, the President and acting U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary determined that a public health emergency exists nationwide. Opioids can help in the management of certain types of pain, but they pose serious health, financial, and social consequences when misused. Schools, school districts, and institutions…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Narcotics, Drug Abuse, Elementary Secondary Education
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2018
When a major emergency event affects a school, school district, or institution of higher education (IHE), there are various functions that responding organizations have to activate in order to respond and recover effectively. Education agencies are particularly unique because they are entrusted to protect the vulnerable populations they serve and…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Planning, Volunteers, Elementary Secondary Education
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2018
Classrooms are often the first settings in which students learn what it means to be civically engaged; and when students choose to use demonstrations and protests as a tool for civic engagement, school buildings, grounds, and communities are often selected as the setting. While demonstrations and protests (and the themes and events that prompted…
Descriptors: Readiness, Emergency Programs, Planning, School Role
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2018
The "Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans" ("School Guide") defines school climate as "a range of campus conditions, including safety, relationships and engagement, and the environment, that may influence student learning and well-being" (p. 53). School climate is important because its…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, School Safety, Educational Environment, Interpersonal Relationship
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2018
A safe school environment is crucial to the healthy academic and social development of students, and the safety of a school environment affects a range of factors, from staff retention to parent satisfaction. Perhaps most important, student perceptions of safety affect their academic achievement. When students feel safe, they are better able to…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, School Safety, Academic Achievement, Emergency Programs
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2017
School preparedness is strengthened by prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery activities (also known as the five preparedness mission areas). This fact sheet describes what response is, how response is connected to the other preparedness missions, what response efforts planning teams may want to consider, and how response…
Descriptors: Readiness, Emergency Programs, Prevention, Intervention
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2017
Cyber threats can impact either the human (students, teachers, and staff) or the physical or virtual (e.g., information technology [IT] networks and systems) elements of schools and school districts. While there may be some overlap in addressing human versus physical/virtual threats, preparing for each type can require input from different…
Descriptors: Safety, School Safety, Information Technology, Internet
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2017
School preparedness is strengthened by prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery activities (also known as the five preparedness mission areas). This fact sheet describes: (1) what recovery is; (2) how recovery is connected to the other preparedness missions; (3) what recovery efforts planning teams may want to consider; and (4)…
Descriptors: Prevention, Intervention, Responses, Emergency Programs
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2017
School preparedness is strengthened by prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery activities (also known as the five preparedness mission areas). This fact sheet describes what mitigation is, how mitigation is connected to the other preparedness missions, what mitigation efforts planning teams may want to consider, and how…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Readiness, Prevention, Intervention
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