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

State Map

School and higher ed emergency management staff can use our interactive map to guide them as they search for state-level information related to safety and emergency management. Visit the State Emergency Management Resources page to see what information your state has available.

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Purpose and Situation Overview


The purpose sets the foundation for the rest of the school EOP. The Basic Plan’s purpose is a general statement of what the school EOP is meant to do. The statement should be supported by a brief synopsis of the Basic Plan and annexes.

Situation Overview

The Situation Overview section explains why a school EOP is necessary. The situation section covers a general discussion of

  • The threats and hazards that pose a risk to the school and would result in a need to use this plan; and
  • Dependencies on parties outside the school for critical resources.
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