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Emergency Response Grants

School districts must work collaboratively with local law enforcement agencies and school security personnel to develop an emergency response system "using evolving technology to expedite the response and arrival of law enforcement in the event of a threat or emergency at a school" (RCW 28A.320.126).

The 2013 Legislature allocated $10 million in competitive grant capital funds to help school districts with implementing an emergency response system (Second Substitute Senate Bill 5197). School districts can apply for a grant on behalf of their school facilities.

Emergency Grant Systems PowerPoint

These documents were prepared to help districts and schools:

  1. Prepare responses to the Emergency Preparedness Grant process,
  2. Provide general guidance for their overall emergency preparedness planning processes, and
  3. In the development of their district and school safety plans.

In addition to the competitive grants, the legislation also required school districts to collaborate with local law enforcement agencies and school security personnel to develop an emergency response system using evolving technology. This was done to expedite the response and arrival of law enforcement in the event of a threat or emergency at a school. By December 1, 2014, each school district was required to submit a progress report on implementation of such an emergency response to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Based on the legislation, districts were surveyed. View the summary of the survey.

Defining Emergency Terms for Schools is a 5-minute video tutorial (YouTube) for Washington schools to assist them in their preparedness efforts.

The Emergency Plan Checklist (PDF) outlines the actions to take for shelter-in-place, full/modified lockdown, and inclement weather/other emergencies.

NIMS & ICS - School Preparedness

Teacher-Classroom Resources
Helping children prepare for untimely, possibly traumatic events can decrease their anxiety, and give them a feeling of power in a difficult situation or save their lives.

Weather Preparedness
Climate Prediction Center, The National Weather Service

  



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