Role of Districts in Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans: A Companion to the 'School Guide' [open pdf - 6MB]
From the Background: "From the time of the horrific February 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School through the present, the Trump Administration has committed considerable time and resources to determine the best practices and policies to prevent future tragedies and keep our students safe. Consisting of the Secretaries of Education, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security and the Attorney General, the Federal Commission on School Safety presented its final report of best practices and policies to President Trump in December 2018. The report acknowledges that the problem of school violence is longstanding and complex, that each state is different, and that there are certain limits to what the federal government can do. Indeed, the report recognizes there is 'no universal school safety plan that will work for every school across the country' and that '[s]uch a prescriptive approach by the federal government would be inappropriate, imprudent, and ineffective.'"
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance Center: https://rems.ed.gov/