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.

To support efforts in emergency planning, the Texas School Safety Center hosted six EOP Development Workshops across the state from September 2018 through January 2019 aimed at guiding district teams through the development and evaluation of their existing EOP. These workshops were hands-on collaborative workshops; where the participants were encouraged to bring a copy of their district or campus plans in order to discuss the strengths and weaknesses identified.

For more information about this workshop, please contact Cynthia J. Arredondo at cj19@txstate.edu or (512) 245-3908.