Using Your EOP During an Exercise

Using Your EOP During an Exercise

The Ohio School Safety Center states: Each year between January 1st and December 31st, schools are required to test a section of their emergency management plan [or Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)] by completing a tabletop, functional, or full-scale exercise. In a...
Personal Disaster Kit Update

Personal Disaster Kit Update

We are officially in the midst of tornado season here in the Midwest, which means it is time to review the contents of personal disaster kits.  Not only is it an EOP requirement for teachers in Ohio to have a disaster kit in their classrooms, I encourage all of my...
The Failure of Imagination

The Failure of Imagination

There are many who are saying the tragedy in Uvalde happened because schools in our country are in denial.  “There is no way something like that can happen here,” school administrators and staff say.  Among my peers, we often say the three mantras of a school are:...
Free Tools for K12 Schools

Free Tools for K12 Schools

The end of the school year is coming. Have you reviewed and updated your EOP recently? I am constantly contacted by school districts across the country looking for help in developing their Emergency Operation Plans and for Site Assessments. This is something...