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Planning to Recover From Emergencies at Districts and Schools

Event Date: August 25, 2017


  • Mike Donlin, Program Supervisor, State of Washington School Safety Center;
  • Amy Simpson, former Principal, Plaza Towers Elementary School, Moore, Oklahoma;
  • Kristin Atchley, Student Advocacy Coordinator, Norman Public Schools, Oklahoma;
  • Madeline Sullivan, Management & Program Analyst, Office of Safe and Healthy Students (OSHS), U.S. Department of Education (ED); and
  • Dr. Paul Myers, Director of Research Development, REMS TA Center.



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Duration: 1 hour

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On Friday, August 25, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET, the REMS TA Center, on behalf of ED's OSHS, hosted a Webinar on how K-12 schools and districts can better plan to recover from emergency events and be ready for a range of threats and hazards.

Presenters described key considerations for recovery; presented the process for including recovery activities in planning efforts; and shared lessons learned from the 2014 Washington Oso landslide, Washington wildfires, Marysville-Pilchuck High School active shooter situation, and the Moore, Oklahoma tornado in 2013. During the Webinar, presenters focused on the four recovery components of academics; physical and structural; business functions; and social, emotional, and behavioral recovery.

This 1 hour Webinar included a PowerPoint presentation. Following the presentation, the presenters answered participant questions in a Question and Answer session and a Community of Practice Web Chat.

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