"School leaders and state officials are the specialists and authorities for educating and protecting our children. But natural hazards may be unfamiliar territory, requiring skills, plans, and support to which school communities may not have access. Poor building performance during a disaster is exacerbated by inadequate strategies to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against natural disasters. In contrast, schools that have taken steps to reduce their risks and have adequately prepared for emergencies can respond effectively, recovery quickly, and help support the entire community to recover from a disaster. This Guide provides up-to-date, authoritative information and guidance that schools can use to develop a comprehensive strategy for addressing natural hazards."
FEMA P-1000 / June 2017
Federal Emergency Management Agency: https://www.fema.gov