Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans: A Collaborative Process
Presenters: Jim Lee, Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordinator for Paradise Valley Unified School District (PVUSD) in Phoenix, Arizona. For the last 5 years, Mr. Lee has facilitated the Central Arizona School Emergency Preparedness and Response Consortium, which has grown from three school districts to approximately 40 districts and agencies.
On Thursday, October 15, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. EST, the U.S. Department of Education (ED), Office of Safe and Healthy Students (OSHS), along with its Readiness and Emergency Management (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center and our Federal partners, hosted a webinar on the importance of collaborating with community partners in the process of developing, implementing, and maintaining high-quality school emergency operations plans (EOPs).
This 1-hour webinar focused on the importance of collaborating with community partners, as detailed in Step 1 of the Six-Step Planning Process outlined in the Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans, and as illustrated through examples and tips from practical experience in the field.
Items discussed included:
- What roles community partners can play during the EOP development and plan maintenance process;
- Obstacles that can occur during the collaborative process, such as conflicts of time and other constraints, and methods for mitigating them; and,
- Specific examples of successful collaboration with community partners.
This 1 hour webinar included a live PowerPoint presentation, as well as a Question and Answer session following the presentation.
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