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Task 3: Prioritize Threats and Hazards
The district should help school core planning teams categorize each threat and hazard as relatively high, medium, or low risk, after an evaluation of its risks and vulnerabilities. This prioritization will allow schools to determine which threats or hazards to directly address in their EOPs.
The district should consider the following when developing its policies and procedures:
- To what degree the district will support and/or train schools on prioritizing threats and hazards
- How the school core planning team or the district defines “high risk,” “medium risk,” and “low risk,” as well as the implications of each category
- The extent to which the district will require that certain threats and hazards be considered high, medium, or low risk, and require that they be addressed within a school EOP, as discussed in Step 3
- The extent to which school core planning teams and/or the district will assume the responsibility for prioritizing threats and hazards
Based on the policies and procedures established by the district, each school core planning team should be able to prioritize threats and hazards.