Helpful Hints for School Emergency Management: Engaging Students in Emergency Management [open pdf - 117KB]
"Comprehensive emergency management in schools requires both a leadership vision and a realistic, multiyear plan that is rooted in building strong, working relationships between schools and their many stakeholders. In the emergency management context, stakeholders typically include school and district staff, emergency response agencies, parent groups, surrounding neighborhoods or businesses, and the media. Often overlooked, however, is the input of one stakeholder group with perhaps the most first-hand involvement in the school setting: students. Rather than solely representing an entity needing to be managed in an emergency situation, students can in fact serve as a valuable resource in their own right for planning and partnering in emergency management efforts. […] The following sections will describe strategies for engaging this key stakeholder partner in school emergency management planning efforts while still safeguarding their well-being."
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center: http://rems.ed.gov/
Helpful Hints for School Emergency Management (2008), Vol. 3, Issue 1