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Task 1: Select Threats and Hazards to Address in School EOPs
The school district should guide its school core planning teams in deciding which of the threats and hazards that were identified, evaluated, and prioritized in Step 2 will be addressed in each school EOP.
This is a critical decision point in the planning, one in which the district plays a particularly important role. The district must guide the teams to ensure that they address more than threats and risks deemed the “high-risk” priorities.
The district should consider the following when developing policies and procedures:
- How the district will train school core planning teams on the process of selecting threats and hazards for inclusion in school EOPs
- Whether there are state or local requirements, recommendations, priorities, or lessons learned regarding specific threats and hazards that school EOPs should address
- The extent to which the district will require or recommend that school EOPs should address certain threats and hazards
- The extent to which the district will determine guidelines for selecting threats and hazards for school EOPs, according to the risk priority of each of them
- The extent to which the district will provide training and technical assistance to schools on the prioritized hazards and threats
Based on the policies and procedures established by the district, the school core planning team should be able to make a prioritized list of threats and hazards to be addressed in the school EOP.