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Emergency Management Planning for Schools

Evidence Based Programs, Curricula and Practices

DESE will periodically update a list of school safety and emergency preparedness resources, evidence-based curricula, best practices and academic-based research. Please note that the following programs and links are provided as resources for schools and districts. School and district leaders have discretion to select evidence-based curricula and other resources that are not on the list. Local education officials should determine which school safety curricula and strategies are most appropriate for each school and grade they oversee, taking into account students' developmental stages, community contexts, and other factors.

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Readiness and Emergency Management in Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance Center
Part of the U.S. Department of Education's initiative to support schools in the development of high-quality emergency operations plans (EOPs) and comprehensive emergency planning efforts.
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Multihazard Emergency Planning for Schools Toolkit
Sample forms and checklists from the FEMA training, designed for school personnel and emergency planning partners.
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FEMA — Emergency Management Institute (EMI) School Program
Online training, tools and resources available for emergency planning in schools.
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Safe School Facilities
National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities
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Youth Preparedness: A National Framework
A collaboration between FEMA, Red Cross, and the U.S. Department of Education that provides guidelines and tools for youth preparedness programs.


Last Updated: December 11, 2015
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