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MAINE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
One Stop for School Emergency Planning
July 15, 2008
As school comes back into session, the Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has launched a new web portal for school emergency planning resources, at MainePrepares.com/Schools.
The Maine Department of Education, MEMA, the Maine School Management Association and the Maine Principal's Association have collaborated on new revisions of planning guidance. These newly updated resources, along with documents from the US Department of Education, are all available via MainePrepares.com/Schools portal.
"An Act To Ensure the Integrity of School Crisis Response Plans" was signed into law by the Governor this year. It broadens the definition of school emergency plans to include all hazards, and directs schools to work cooperatively with local public safety and emergency management officials to build their plans. This legislation is online at:
MEMA and DoE offer the following tips for successful planning:
Ready to get started? Click on to MainePrepares.com/schools.
Last update: 07/20/10
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