Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans: A Collaborative Process
Duration: 1 hour
Presenters: Jim Lee, Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordinator for Paradise Valley Unified School District (PVUSD)
in Phoenix, Arizona. For the last 5 years, Mr. Lee has facilitated the Central Arizona School Emergency Preparedness
and Response Consortium, which has grown from three school districts to approximately 40 districts and agencies.
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On Thursday, October 15, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. EST, the U.S. Department of Education (ED), Office of Safe and Healthy Students (OSHS), along with
its Readiness and Emergency Management (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center and our Federal partners, hosted a webinar on the importance of
collaborating with community partners in the process of developing, implementing, and maintaining high-quality school emergency operations plans (EOPs).
This 1-hour webinar focused on the importance of collaborating with community partners, as detailed in Step 1 of the Six-Step Planning Process
outlined in the Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans, and as illustrated through examples and tips from practical experience in the field.
Items discussed included:
What roles community partners can play during the EOP development and plan maintenance process;
Obstacles that can occur during the collaborative process, such as conflicts of time and other constraints, and methods for mitigating them; and,
Specific examples of successful collaboration with community partners.
This 1 hour webinar included a live PowerPoint presentation, as well as a Question and Answer session following the presentation.
All webinar recordings are played back through
either Adobe Connect Pro using an online Internet connection or
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