Download and Share NEW Fact Sheets on School Culture and Climate + Student Perceptions of Safety

The Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center is pleased to announce the release of two NEW fact sheets for schools (public and nonpublic) on student perceptions of safety and on school culture and climate assessments, two important elements to understand when working to ensure a safe and supportive learning environment and when addressing potential or actual threats before, during, and after an emergency incident. Emergency preparedness planning teams at K-12 schools and school districts can use these fact sheets to support emergency operations plan (EOP) development, and as they incorporate the five mission areas of prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery into their preparedness protocols.

Within each fact sheet, the REMS TA Center

  • Provides background information on why providing a safe and supportive learning environment in which students feel safe is important;
  • Offers research from federal and national partners, as well as statistical information specific to each topic; and
  • Describes how these topics can be integrated into preparedness efforts, including the creation, review, or revision of an EOP using the six-step planning process described in the Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans (School Guide).

Access each fact sheet by clicking the titles below:

Learn more about school climate and emergencies via the K-12 Key Topics section of our site.

Access resources to support EOP development and planning via the Topic-Specific Resources section of our site and the At a Glance version of the School Guide on our site.