Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans: An Overview
Presenter: Hamed Negron-Perez, U.S. Department of Education
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On Wednesday, August 7, 2013, the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) the Office
of Safe and Healthy Students (OSHS) and the Readiness and Emergency Management
for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center hosted a 90-minute webinar
providing an overview of the recently released
Guide for Developing
High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans, and additional
information on school culture and climate.
The new Guide will help schools develop and implement high-quality emergency
operations plans (EOPs). It also describes the principles and processes that
will help ensure school planning efforts are aligned with emergency planning
practices at national, state, and local levels.
Mr. Hamed Negron-Perez, a Program Specialist with OSHS at the U.S. Department of
Education, presented the webinar. Mr. Negron-Perez was part of the team that
assisted with the development of the new Guide. He has been conducting both
on-site trainings and online webinars on the Guide since its release. Mr.
Negron-Perez is a former Secondary School Principal and Science Teacher with
over 14 years of experience.
The webinar provided an overview of:
- the key principles for developing a comprehensive school EOP;
- the planning process for developing, implementing, and refining a school EOP;
- the form, function, and content of a school EOP; and
- topics that support school emergency operations planning, emphasizing school
climate, and including information sharing, active shooter situations, and psychological first aid for schools.
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