School-based Medicaid

School Emergency Management


 

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Grants to States for the School Emergency Management (GSEM) program funds to the Louisiana Department of Education in partnership with LSU’s National Center for Biomedical Research and Training/Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education (LSU NCBRT/ACE). The program goal is to provide training and technical assistance to LEAs for the development and implementation of high-quality school Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs).

Louisiana mandates that all elementary and secondary public schools prepare, maintain and exercise a crisis management and response plan to help ensure every student, teacher and school employee is in a safe and secure facility and prepared to respond in the event of an emergency or disaster incident.

For new schools and schools that haven’t yet established their EOPs, the program will offer EOP development workshops to help prepare and provide resources and best practices to develop their EOPs. For LEAS that already have EOPs, the program will provide expert review and feedback to schools on their EOPs. The review process will identify strengths and recommend areas of improvement in the EOP. Additionally, the review will ensure adequate assistance from community partners or response agencies identified in the EOP is available.

After EOPs are reviewed, the program will provide technical assistance workshops that will walk schools/LEAs through developing training and exercise plans in support of their EOPs to ensure that people are prepared to respond when an emergency happens.

For more information or to enroll in this program, contact LSU NCBRT/ACE at schoolsafety@ncbrt.lsu.edu or 1-877-829-8550.