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K-12 Emergency Management Planning K-12 Emergency Management Planning

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Continuity of Operations (COOP) Annex

Plan how to ensure that essential functions continue during an emergency and its immediate aftermath. Essential functions include business services (payroll and purchasing), communication (internal and external), computer and systems support, facilities maintenance, safety and security, and continuity of teaching and learning.

The planning team should consider the following when developing its goals, objectives, and courses of action:

  • How the COOP annex will be designed so that it can be activated at any time and sustained for up to 30 days.
  • How the COOP annex will set priorities for re-establishing essential functions, such as restoration of school operations, and maintaining the safety and well-being of students and the learning environment.
  • How the COOP annex will ensure students receive applicable related services in the event of a prolonged closure.
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