Comprehensive School Safety (CSS) Policy Case Study: Developing school plans and performing drills in Los Angeles

With a high regional risk of earthquakes, fires, and school violence, Los Angeles developed and incorporated Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) into emergency planning, mandated regular earthquake and other emergency drills, and developed a Safe School Plan template for school use in order to coordinate emergency responses and ensure all schools have a safety plan with trained and educated students and staff. This case study is part of a series of case studies documenting how countries have been developing and implementing Comprehensive School Safety (CSS) policies that address the three CSS pillars: safer learning facilities (pillar 1), school disaster management (pillar 2), and risk reduction and resilience education (pillar 3).

Published 2018-09-20

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