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Emergency Evacuations: Planning for the Whole School Community

Event Date: June 27, 2018


  • Greg Corr, Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education (ED);
  • Diana Hollander, National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services;
  • Bob Maca, Salem-Keizer Public Schools;
  • Madeline Sullivan, Office of Safe and Healthy Students (OSHS), ED; and
  • Dr. Paul Myers, REMS TA Center.



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Duration: 1 hour

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On Wednesday, June 27th, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET, ED’s OSHS and REMS TA Center hosted a Webinar on how schools and school districts can better prepare for an evacuation after an emergency.

Presenters in this Webinar discussed issues related to identifying on- and off-site assembly areas; transportation considerations, such as the use of mutual aid agreements; meeting the needs of students with disabilities or access and functional needs; and shared lessons at the local level.

This one-hour Webinar included a PowerPoint presentation as well as a Question and Answer session following the presentation and a Community of Practice Web Chat.

This Webinar recording is played back through Adobe Connect using an Internet connection.