Toolkit: How To Prepare Your Charter School For Natural Disasters
Editor’s Note: This post was originally featured here from the National Charter Resource Center at Safal Partners. This comprehensive toolkit and list of resources can help prepare your charter school for natural disasters.
In 2018, the nation saw multiple, unprecedented natural disasters including deadly and devastating hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, winter storms, and wildfires. Preparing your charter school for natural disasters involves assessing risks, readying shelters, setting up effective warning and communication systems, and developing recovery plans — all to get your charter school back to teaching kids as soon as possible after a natural disaster.
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Natural Disaster Preparation and Response: A Toolkit for Charter Schools
More than 25 million Americans—almost eight percent of the population—were affected by natural disasters in 2017. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which is an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, supported 59 major disaster declarations, 16 emergency declarations and 62 Fire Management Assistance Grant declarations across more than 35 states, tribes, and territories. Given the catastrophic events of 2017, these natural disasters remind families and communities of the importance of preparing for, responding to, and recovering from natural disasters.
The National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) presents this toolkit that provides resources and examples to help charter school leaders and administrators (hereafter referred to as “leaders”) prepare for and respond to the effects of natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and wildfires.
You can download the Excel spreadsheet referenced in the toolkit here.
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