EOP Development Workshop

Schools continually face emergencies that vary in severity, duration, and expenditure putting emergency management at the forefront of school safety and security related issues. The TEC §37.108 requires that each district have a Multi-hazard EOP, which addresses mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. These high-quality, detailed plans should be developed collaboratively with responders, mapped to specific threats and hazards, and updated at least annually. The district Multi-hazard EOP provides a framework that outlines a district’s intended approach to managing emergencies of all types. It should account for specific access and functional needs of staff and students. Specific individual facility plans should be developed and mapped to the district’s plan for consistency.

The planning phase does not stop with the development of an EOP; rather, this is simply the beginning of an ongoing process. As part of the implementation of the EOP, training and drilling allow for continuous identification of areas in need of improvement, clarification of roles, and improved coordination. Districts should ensure appropriate levels of training for various groups, including staff, students, and parents.

To support efforts in emergency planning, the Texas School Safety Center will be hosting a series of no cost workshops to assist district teams through the development and evaluation of their existing EOP. This will be a hands-on collaborative workshop; please plan to bring a copy of your district or campus plan and be ready to discuss with other participants the strengths and weaknesses you identify.

Topics covered during the workshop include:

Section 1:
Workshop Introduction and Review of the Planning Process

Section 2:
The Development of the Planning Team and Identifying Specific Roles

Section 3:
Threat & Hazard Analysis, with a focus on identifying and prioritizing hazards

Section 4:
Functions & Actions, with a focus on the development of the EOP’s concept of operation using ICS principals

Section 5:
Writing the Plan, with a focus on actually writing EOP sections using TxSSC developed resources

Section 6:
Workshop Summary

Locations/Dates

All workshops will take place from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM on the dates listed below.

September 26, 2018 ESC Region 14

1850 TX-351
Abilene, Texas 79601

November 28, 2018 ESC Region 6

3332 Montgomery Road
Huntsville, Texas 77340

November 30, 2018 ESC Region 4

7145 W Tidwell Road
Houston, Texas 77092

January 16, 2019 ESC Region 3

1905 Leary Lane
Victoria, Texas 77901

January 18, 2019 ESC Region 2

209 N Water Street
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401

January 23, 2019 Mesquite ISD Professional Dev Ctr

2600 Motley Drive
Mesquite, Texas 75150

*Must attend entire training to be eligible to receive seven hours TCOLE Credit.

**No cost to attend workshop. Registration is required.

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For more information about the EOP Development Workshops, please contact Cynthia J. Arredondo at cj19@txstate.edu or (512) 245-3908.