In this toolkit “district” refers to school districts, open-enrollment charter schools, and junior college districts. “Planning Team” refers to the District’s Emergency Operations Planning Team.

The High-Quality Multi-Hazard Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) Toolkit guides district personnel and planning committees through the process of developing, updating, and/or reviewing the EOP in a manner consistent with current standards and best practices. Whether your team is new to emergency planning or highly experienced in the field, this toolkit offers background information and various resources to help ensure your district’s EOP is adequate, feasible, and complete.

  • A plan is adequate if the plan addresses tasks, accomplishes the assigned actions, and makes reasonable assumptions.
  • A plan is feasible if the district can accomplish the objective with available resources within the allotted time.
  • A plan is complete if it:
    • Incorporates all tasks to be accomplished.
    • Integrates the whole community including individuals with access and functional needs.
    • Provides the complete picture of the planned response.
    • Identifies success criteria and a desired end state.

Emergency planning is not only an important part of ensuring that a district can protect its students, faculty, staff, and community, but it is also legally required by state law. This toolkit introduces the laws, rules, and regulations that govern districts to adequately prepare for emergencies and the steps to develop a multi-hazard EOP.

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