Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans


Sponsoring Organization

Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)


Provides guidance to K-12 schools and school districts in developing and revising emergency operation plans (EOPs). Offers information to address the five mission areas of emergency preparedness: prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery. Describes the basic principles of emergency management and the process of developing, implementing, and maintaining effective EOPs. Includes discussion on coordinating emergency response planning with local, state, and national authorities. Covers various emergency planning topics such as school climate, psychological first aid, information sharing, and active shooter situations.

Geographic Coverage



Emergency Planning • Schools