State and local education agencies across the country work with their community partners year-round to help manage the before, during, and after aspects of emergencies
that they may face. During each stage of the school safety, security, emergency management, and preparedness process, planning teams
collaborate (Step 1) to understand unique situations in their whole school
communities (Step 2) in order to set goals and
objectives (Step 3) and define courses of
action (Step 4) that will guide the development and
implementation (Steps 5 and 6) of
their emergency operations plans (EOPs). Teams can also supplement
this six-step planning process by conducting research on
some of the common topics and issues that come up for school and campus emergency management teams and their community partners.
Through this section we hope to provide that supplemental support by offering a variety of resources from the REMS TA Center,
the U.S. Department of Education, and other Federal agency partners on key topics in K-12 and higher ed emergency management.