School preparedness has two facets, emergency planning for the school site itself, and educating school staff and students about hazards and emergency planning.
Get thinking about school emergency planning and then get started with the Maine School Safety Center!
Maine State Statute: Requirement for School Emergency Planning
Title 20-A MRSA §1001 ¶16. Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan
Get students thinking about emergency preparedness
American Red Cross: Resources for Schools/Educating for Emergencies
Includes age-appropriate preparedness materials and trainings to educate youth with engaging activities and easy action steps.
FEMA's Ready.gov: Be a Hero! Disaster Preparedness for Kids
Information and games for kids, parents and educators to get the whole family prepared for emergencies and have fun along the way. Resources for educators include curriculum and games for elementary and high school students.
FEMA's Ready.gov: Youth Preparedness Strategies and Resources
A many-faceted approach from FEMA and a broad coalition of partners including the American Red Cross and the Department of Education to engage youth in emergency preparedness. Includes a wide range of programs and resources for educators and community leaders.
Student Tools for Emergency Planning (STEP).
This one hour lesson with several other optional lessons is designed for 5th grade students. Lessons meet Maine learning standards and promote a culture of preparedness at school, at home and throughout the community.