Department of Education. Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools
The U.S. Department of
Education's Office of Safe and Healthy Students, in partnership with our
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance
Center, is pleased to announce the release of two new publications and three
special topic courses added to the online course catalog.
Thank you again for your interest, and best of luck with your
NEW! The REMS TA Center is pleased to
announce the release of two new publications in our Success Stories
Preparedness Among Non-English Speaking Students"
Miami Dade College (MDC) developed multilingual informative videos for
communicating important information on emergency operations and preparedness to
its ethnically and linguistically diverse students and staff.
"Code Blue: Seton Hall
University Website for Emergency Preparedness and Response"
how Seton Hall University (NJ) developed a website to introduce students and
faculty members to emergency management issues. The publication details the
contents of the site, and what Seton Hall University did to develop, implement,
and promote the site.
Success Stories is a series prepared by the Office
of Safe and Healthy Students and the REMS TA Center. Success Stories offer a
brief profile of specific practices developed by school districts or
universities that were created through leveraging resources, are proven
successful, and are replicable by other sites. View all Success
We are always eager to profile effective practices developed
by school districts or universities. If you are interested in profiling your
institution's achievements in one of these publications, please submit a short
description of your "success story" and your complete contact information to the
REMS TA Center via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
that we may consider your story for a future
The REMS TA Center is pleased to
announce that three new courses have been added to the online
School Emergency Management Course Series, a tool being offered
to provide emergency management training for schools.
- Food Defense for Schools: Essential to a Comprehensive Emergency
- Conducting a Safety Audit at Schools: Inspecting School Buildings,
Grounds, and the Surrounding Community
- Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) in School Emergency
The U.S. Department of Education has developed a
series of online courses on school emergency management. This training is
available to all schools and to others interested in learning more about this
important subject. All of the online courses provide guidelines, checklists, and
specific action items for school officials to consider. The courses often
include case study scenarios on emergency incidents at schools, giving learners
an opportunity to practice their emergency management decision-making
The new courses are NOW AVAILABLE on the http://rems.ed.gov
The REMS TA Center offers on-site trainings on a limited basis,
via request, to school districts and institutions of higher education.
This four-hour overview of the four phases of emergency
management-Prevention-Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery-will
provide school districts and emergency management teams with a basic
understanding of the key components of an emergency management plan, and the
elements central to school emergency preparedness through an all-hazards
approach. The training's purpose is to expand and enhance emergency management
planning efforts throughout your district and schools.
NEW! Adult Sexual Misconduct: Prevention
As part of an all-hazards emergency management plan, school
districts must prevent, prepare, respond to, and recover from critical
incidents. This includes incidents of adult sexual misconduct. It is critical
that all school personnel demonstrate appropriate behavior in order to prevent
incidents or allegations of sexual misconduct. The school community needs to be
prepared to recognize questionable behavior and respond appropriately if sexual
misconduct is suspected. Finally, by working together, schools need to
understand how to recover following an incident or allegation of sexual
Safe School Initiative Threat
This training session presents the findings from the U.S.
Department of Education/U.S. Secret Service Safe School Initiative (SSI), a
study that focused on the thinking, planning, and other behaviors engaged in by
K-12 students who carried out attacks on schools.
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