Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance Center: Highlights from the Field [open pdf - 151KB]
"This newsletter showcases many examples of [the success stories] and highlights the numerous ways [Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools] REMS grantees have used their funding to implement important emergency management efforts in their communities, both during the grant period and beyond. […] Since 2003, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools has administered the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) grant program (formerly known as the Emergency Response and Crisis Management [ERCM] grant program).1 These funding streams are earmarked to help school districts improve and strengthen emergency management plans. Districts can use grant monies to train school personnel or students in emergency management; communicate emergency policies and procedures to parents; coordinate with local emergency responders, including fire, EMS, and police; develop written infectious disease plans; purchase equipment; and coordinate with community organizations on response and recovery issues, such as public or mental health departments."
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center: http://rems.ed.gov/
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance Center (2008), Vol. 4, Issue 2