Lessons Learned From School Crises and Emergencies: Emergency Management Planning for After-School Programs   [open pdf - 349KB]

This edition of Lessons Learned from School Crises and Emergencies focuses on the Napa County Office of Education. "Many schools offer after-school programs for students from their school or other area youths. These may include extended day child care, academic enrichment activities, cultural arts, recreational activities, sports teams, or even adult education classes. In addition, numerous types of events occur on school grounds after school hours, such as concerts, plays, sports, and dances. However, many schools and school districts overlook the need to include these after-school programs in their emergency management planning efforts, even though youths and adults are still present on campus after school, and even though a crisis event may just as easily occur after school as during the school day. After-school programs may also present unique considerations for emergency management planning, including the likelihood for paraprofessionals, older youths, or college students who are not otherwise affiliated with the school to be the persons in charge (e.g., as coaches, arts directors, club staff, custodians, etc.) instead of teachers or administrators. These after-school program staff may not haveawareness of the potential for an emergency to happen, may not be familiar with school facilities and grounds, or may not be trained to respond appropriately should an emergency event occur."

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United States. Dept. of Education. Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance Center: http://rems.ed.gov/
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Lessons Learned from School Crises and Emergencies (2010), v.4 no.4
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