Preparedness for Disasters - State Emergency Planning Guides

Title Abstract Publication Date
Gubernatorial Task Force for University Campus Safety. Report on Findings and Recommendations. [Florida] Report from a task force asked to investigate methods of notification during emergency situations on Florida's school campuses, strategies for improving cross-agency communications, and... 05/23/2007
Guidance Document for School Safety Plans. [New York] The District-wide School Safety Plan provides the framework for a school district to identify and implement appropriate strategies for creating and maintaining a safe and secure learning environment... 03/31/2001
Guide and Checklist for Nonstructural Earthquake Hazards in California Schools. Advises on the reduction of seismic hazards associated with the non-structural components of schools buildings, including mechanical systems, ceiling systems, partitions, light fixtures, furnishings... 12/31/2002
Hazard Identification And Risk Assessment For Schools. Offers a workbook to identify and assess hazards to school property and occupants in order to develop a more thorough emergency response plan. 10/31/2006
Illinois School Emergency Planning Guide. [Illinois] This guide provides school administrators and their staffs with information they can use to develop or revise school preparedness plans that minimize problems and confusion during emergency... 02/28/1999
In Their Own Words: 9/11 Parents Help Other Parents and Schools with Lessons Learned. 2005 Edition. Through the constructive advice of experienced parents, this discusses emergency planning for schools. The events of September 11 and its aftermath have challenged health, environment, and education... 08/31/2005
Kentucky Center for School Safety. Preparing for, Responding to, and Recovering from Attacks. This webpage provides a variety of resources to help prepare for, respond, and recover from crises, including a school biological/chemical terrorist response plan, tips for principals, and... 12/31/2002
Madison Public Schools Emergency Preparedness Information [Connecticut]. This website includes answers to frequently asked emergency questions, sections on student and staff procedures, and information on crisis intervention. One section is devoted to emergency...
Marin County Districts and Schools Emergency Procedures and Plans [California] Several districts and schools in Marin County, California have posted their emergency preparedness plans and policies online at this website.
Model Marin County School Emergency Disaster Preparedness and Incident Plan. [California] This document is designed to provide a framework for protecting students, staff and school facilities, as well as to describe the responsibilities of staff members, for a wide range of emergency and... 12/31/2002
New Jersey K-12 School Security Task Force Report. Presents the discussion items and final recommendations of this task force, which include: 1. Distribution of model emergency policies to the State's law enforcement agencies with the direction... 08/31/2007
New York State Center for School Safety. NYSCSS is a state government coordinating agency and information clearinghouse. The Center supports schools, families, communities and government organizations in creating safe and healthy...
New York State Homeland Security System for Schools. The purpose of this guidance document is to provide a uniform system for notifying school districts of possible threats and appropriate response actions. It is meant to provide guidelines for school... 03/31/2003
Pandemic Influenza Preparedness for Schools [School Facilities Issues] When developing the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Plan, California districts are encouraged to consider how such an emergency might affect the school facilities. Issues such as school closings,... 12/31/2006
Pennsylvania Center for Safe Schools. Under direction from the state department of education, the Center addresses problems that disrupt the educational process and affect school safety. Training, technical assistance, and a...
Post-Earthquake Damage Evaluation and Reporting Procedures: A Guidebook for California Schools. [California] The California Office of the State Architect, Structural Safety Division (OSA/SSS) is responsible for evaluating public school structures after an earthquake. However, final authority on whether a... 12/31/1992
Recommendations for Emergency Management Planning for School Facilities. [Texas] This document contains emergency-management planning guidelines, developed by the Texas Education Agency. Chapter 1 outlines the roles and responsibilities of various school personnel and community... 12/31/1993
Regulations and Procedures To Comply with the Standards and Criteria of the National Flood Insurance Program.[Georgia] The state of Georgia provides the legislative rules for complying with the National Flood Insurance Program and applicable to the construction of state facilities and recipients of state grants or... 10/31/2003
Resource Guide for Crisis Management in Virginia Schools. [Virginia] This resource guide includes a compilation of examples of policies, procedures, guidelines, checklists, forms, and background information. The guide is organized into sections on policy and... 12/31/2001
Sacramento City Unified School District Emergency Preparedness Guidelines. [California] The purpose of these guidelines is to aid the school district and its employees during an emergency. The guidelines include specific actions to take in response to a number of emergencies, such as... 12/31/1999
Safe Schools: Unified Emergency Contingency Plan for Schools. [Illinois] This contingency plan is intended to stimulate emergency planning and provide an organizational tool for Illinois schools to use in the development of individual emergency plans. It may accommodate... 12/31/1998
School District Emergency Operations Plan for ShowMe School District. [Missouri] Provides an example of an emergency operations plan, written for a fictitious Missouri school district. The plan is intended to prevent avoidable disasters and reduce the vulnerability of students,... 12/31/2008
School Earthquake Preparedness Guidebook.[Arkansas] This guidebook was created to help school personnel create, supplement, and revise their earthquake emergency procedures. Includes information on legal requirements, how to start a preparedness... 12/31/1998
School Emergency Response: Using SEMS at Districts and Sites. [California] These guidelines are intended to be used for planning and training school personnel in order to comply with California's Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS). Included is a... 06/02/1998
School Facilities Manual: Nonstructural Protection Guide. Safer Schools, Earthquake Hazards, Nonstructural. Second Edition. [Washington] Addresses the strengthening of nonstructural elements of a school building to resist earthquake-induced damage and improve school building safety. Nonstructural elements include the decorative... 04/30/2000