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Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans for K-12 Schools

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K12
2013 Source: Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center

On June 18, 2013, the White House released guides for developing high-quality emergency operations plans for schools, institutions of higher education (IHEs) and Houses of Worship. These guides align and build upon years of emergency planning work by the Federal government and are the first joint product of DHS, DOJ, ED and HHS on this critical topic. The guides are customized to each type of community, incorporate lessons learned from recent incidents, and respond to the needs and concerns voiced by stakeholders following the recent shootings in Newtown and Oak Creek and the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma.

Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center

The Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center support schools, school districts, and institutions of higher education, with their community partners, in the development of high-quality emergency operations plans (EOPs) and comprehensive emergency management planning efforts.