is a component of
Secondary Education and
Student Support at OSPI.
28A.320.185 requires all public school districts and public schools to
have current school safety plans and procedures in place. High-quality
safety plans provide for the prevention, protection, mitigation, response
to, and post crisis recovery from a variety of potential emergency
situations. These may include natural and man-made hazards, security issues,
and a broad spectrum of human safety related topics such as active shooters,
bullying, internet safety, substance abuse prevention, and suicide
To help ensure safe schools and districts, the Safety Center provides resources to help in the development of high-quality emergency operations/safety plans built around the
Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans. This
H-Q EOP Guide is a collaborative product from USDOE, FEMA, Homeland Security, and several other federal agencies. In addition, monthly meetings with the School Safety Advisory Committee complement our commitment to keeping all students safe at school each and every day.
To begin your emergency operations/safety planning process, please visit the
Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans, and see the Overview of the REMS Six Step Planning Process.
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