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New Resource Review: The Role of Districts in Supporting Schools in the Development of High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans

Event Date: December 05, 2019


  • Madeline Sullivan, U.S. Department of Education's (the Department/ED) Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS);
  • Bronwyn Roberts, REMS TA Center; and
  • Janelle W. Hughes, REMS TA Center.



In this Webinar, presenters provided an overview of The Role of Districts in Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans (the District Guide). The District Guide serves as a companion to the Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans (School Guide) and provides information that can assist school districts in fulfilling both their individual and shared emergency planning responsibilities in all-hazards and all-threats school emergency operations plan (EOP) development. The Webinar included video features and highlights from representatives of ED’s OSSS, the Bureau of Justice Assistance within the U.S. Department of Justice; and the Federal Emergency Management Agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Each agency, as well as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, played an instrumental role in the development of this guidance document. The presentation concluded with a Question and Answer session and was followed by a Web Chat.

The Department's OSSS, formerly the Office of Safe and Healthy Students, and its REMS TA Center hosted this Webinar to provide school districts with information on this new resource to inform the development of local policies and procedures related to school EOP development. While the live Webinar offered opportunities to respond to individual and unique questions from stakeholder sand practitioners, the archived Webinar serves as a resource to help core planning teams within school districts.

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