Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans for K-12 Schools
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 the U.S. Departments of Education, Homeland Security, Justice, and Health and Human Services 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 shootings in Newtown and Oak Creek and the
tornadoes in Oklahoma. Schools, IHEs and Houses of Worship can use them to
create new plans as well as to revise and update existing plans and align their
emergency planning practices with those at the national, state, and local levels.
View the Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans (School Guide)
in its entirety, below.
The School Guide is accessible here.
- A Resource List is accessible here
To view an At a Glance version of the School Guide, and the content broken
down into easy-to-read parts, please start here.