f you are a parent, grandparent, guardian or just love a little one returning to school soon, please ask if their school has a plan in place. There are many resources on the internet to assist in developing effective emergency operation plans. Here are a few links to share, if they don't have a plan or need to reevaluate its efficacy.
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS)
International Finance Corporation
Each of these sites has very detailed information that is easily shared with school administrative representatives. The Ready.gov site has a few questions that you could ask to determine if the school has an effective plan. Such as how will they communicate with you, should an event occur. Do they have provisions on site to shelter in place? Is there enough food and water to keep the children and staff safe?
Of course, we would be happy to assist schools in the development or enhancement of their emergency operation plans. Feel free to pass our contact information along or you can have us reach out to the school for you by Clicking Here!