School Administrators and School Safety Personnel
Administrators at the district and school level and school safety personnel play an important role in establishing and implementing emergency operations plans (EOPs) and other preparedness measures. Creating a safe learning environment requires collaboration between school officials and community partners to prepare for and respond to threats and hazards. Helpful resources for administrators and school safety personnel include:
• Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans – This interagency guidance provides information to school administrators on emergency management planning, and includes a process for developing, implementing, and refining a school’s EOP with community partners.
• The Role of Districts in Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans – Developed to serve as a complement to the School Guide, this report recommends specific roles and responsibilities for district-level administrators and staff in the emergency planning process.
• EOP Interactive Tools – This site offers a suite of emergency planning tools for K-12 administrators, law enforcement personnel, and community partners related to developing and refining EOPs, enhancing capacity, and aligning emergency planning practices with those at the national, state, and local levels.
• K-12 Exercise Starter Kits – These self-conducted tabletop exercises are tailored for the academic community and include a set of scalable tools aimed to test existing emergency plans, protocols, and procedures.