Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools


    New Resource Review: The Role of Districts in Supporting Schools in the Development of High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans

    On Thursday, December 5, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET, the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS), formerly known as the Office of Safe and Healthy Students (OSHS), and its REMS TA Center will host a Webinar to provide an overview of The Role of Districts in Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans (the District Guide). The District Guide serves as a companion to the Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans (School Guide) and provides information that can assist school districts in fulfilling both their individual and shared emergency planning responsibilities in all-hazards and all-threats school emergency operations plan (EOP) development. Core planning teams within school districts can use this new resource to inform the development of local policies and procedures related to school EOP development. The Webinar will include video features and highlights from representatives of ED’s OSSS, the Bureau of Justice Assistance within the U.S. Department of Justice; the Federal Emergency Management Agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Each agency played an instrumental role in the development of this guidance document. This event will also feature a dedicated 15-minute Q&A session during which presenters will field questions from participants.

    To join the Webinar, register here:

    Madeline Sullivan, OSSS, ED; Bronwyn Roberts, REMS TA Center; and Janelle W. Hughes, REMS TA Center.

    Join Us for a Live Web Chat Following the Event!
    The Webinar will be followed by a live Web Chat with the presenters on the REMS TA Center’s Community of Practice (CoP) from 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET.

    • Already a CoP Member? If you wish to participate in the Web Chat, you will be automatically redirected to the CoP following the Q&A session.
    • Not a CoP Member? We invite you to join our growing community of more than 1,500 practitioners to collaborate on special projects, share news and resources, and learn from the experiences of others in the field! Please click here to create an account in advance of the event.
    • Have Web Chat questions to send us now? Email and use the subject line December 5 Webinar: Questions for Web Chat and we will keep them on stand-by for the Web Chat. You can also send us Web Chat questions in advance by tagging @remstacenter on Twitter and using the hashtag #ChatWithREMS.

    Questions About the Webinar, Web Chat or CoP?
    Contact the REMS TA Center Help Desk at 1-855-781-REMS [7367] or between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.