Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools is offering two 1.5 day trainings to provide schools and school districts with information and resources on emergency management. The Emergency Management for Schools trainings are primarily designed to provide an opportunity for school personnel to receive critical training on emergency management issues, resources and practices. Emphasis for the Emergency Management for Schools trainings will be placed on emergency management plan development and enhancement within the framework of the four phases of emergency management: prevention & mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. These trainings present an exciting opportunity for school-based staff and administrators from Local Educational Agencies (LEA) or nonpublic schools to acquire requisite knowledge to help develop effective, all-hazards emergency management plans. To assist with our ongoing curriculum development work, participants will be asked to evaluate the training curriculum and provide recommendations and feedback to the Department of Education for future Emergency Management for Schools trainings. The two trainings are scheduled as follows:
February 21-23, 2007 - Philadelphia , Pennsylvania
On-site registration begins at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21, 2007.
May 9-11, 2007 - St. Louis , Missouri
On-site registration begins at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2007.
Participation is currently limited to 125 people per training so only one representative per LEA or nonpublic school will be eligible to attend. Please register early to ensure your place! There is a $100 registration fee for the training per participant to help defer conference hotel and materials costs. Registered participants living more 50 miles away are eligible to receive up to two nights of complimentary lodging in the conference hotel.
Please preview the attachment that contains additional information about registering for the training meetings and "Scholarship Application" details how school personnel may apply for a limited number of scholarships available to support travel to the training and to cover registration costs (travel support is available on a reimbursable basis up to $500 per successful applicant). Registration for the trainings begins on Tuesday, December 5, 2006. Registration and additional information on the Emergency Management for Schools training is available at http://www.sei2003.com/ERCM/ERCM_PA_MO/registration.asp
Flyer and Scholarship Application Information PDF (545K)
If you have any questions about these training events, or who is eligible to attend, please contact Elizabeth Eaton at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 219-4329.
Thank you and we hope to see you at one of the Emergency Management for Schools trainings.