Each day, approximately 55 million children attend public and nonpublic schools across the country.
When these students are at school, the school is responsible for their safety and well-being. Schools need to ensure that they have taken the necessary steps to take care of their students regardless of the circumstances.
The Minnesota School Safety Center is a wonderful resource available to any school in the state of Minnesota--public or private. Not only does their website provide guidance on planning, policy, and prevention, but they offer on-site school assessments as well. Their services are provided totally free of charge and schools are not required to implement their recommendations.
This short, Web-based course is part of FEMA’s Independent Study Program. The 3 hour class specifically addresses hazard assessment, plan development, emergency management operations and the roles and responsibilities of school crisis team members. School-based professionals with emergency management responsibilities, as well as individuals with an interest in school preparedness, are encouraged to take the course.