is with great pride that we, at the
for School Safety (KCSS), present this 2008 revision
of the EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT RESOURCE GUIDE.
More so now than ever before, schools are faced with
ongoing challenges. They must be prepared for a
wide-range of emergency situations from natural
disasters to threats of violence.
Although schools may have established procedures
for dealing with many emergency situations, many do
not have these protocols collected in a coordinated,
concise manner that are reviewed annually.
This document is designed to
assist during the planning stage both at the school
and district levels.
Schools are under extreme pressure to produce and
sustain academic growth and it is the belief of the
Kentucky Center for School Safety that this can best
be accomplished in a safe and nurturing school
environment. This environment must have a current,
viable emergency response plan, and promote
caring relationships between students and staff.
It is a combination of a comprehensive safety
plan and strong healthy relationships that a safe
environment can truly exist within our schools.
With Best Regards,
Jon R. Akers
Jon R. Akers,
Kentucky Center for School Safety