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December 2016 and January 2017
Recent Discussions in the Community of Practice
Security Cameras & Surveillance Video
Sue Graves of Oregon's Lincoln County School District (LCSD) posted the following question: "I am working to develop a comprehensive policy and procedure manual for the use of video cameras in K-12 schools on school buses. If you are willing to share your policies or procedures, I would be grateful. Thank you smile Sue.” REMS TA Center staff provided sample school surveillance camera policies and procedures as well as related Federal guidance on surveillance camera policy. Access details here: http://rems.ed.gov/COP/REMSCOPforum/messages.aspx?TopicID=268&lastpage=1#post602
Food Vendor Security Assessment
Donny Emerick of The Guidance Charter School in Palmdale, California posted the following question: “I am looking at conducting safety assessments of our food vendors to mitigate risks. Has anyone conducted an assessment of contracted food vendors for their campuses? Besides the typical handling process, I am interested in any security/safety concerns that could arise using a vendor service." REMS TA Center staff responded by sharing several resources from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Drug Administration and from us that focus on food safety and defense. Access details and share your response here: http://rems.ed.gov/COP/REMSCOPforum/messages.aspx?TopicID=267&lastpage=1#post600
What’s Your #MyPreparednessPromise
The REMS TA Center posted details about the #MyPreparednessPromise campaign that we kicked off this year. No matter what your agency plans to do this year to help prepare for threats and hazards that may impact your whole school community, share it with us and the field via this forum today! Start sharing here: http://rems.ed.gov/COP/REMSCOPforum/messages.aspx?TopicID=266&lastpage=1#post598
The REMS TA Center started a conversation about the long-term effects emergencies may have on school and higher ed communities. We want to learn more about strategies education agencies use to manage recovery post-emergency. Share your education agency's approaches. What were some effective strategies your district employed to support long-term recovery after an emergency? Which partner agencies provided critical supports to your school following an emergency? Start sharing here: http://rems.ed.gov/COP/REMSCOPforum/messages.aspx?TopicID=264&lastpage=1#post596
Supporting Continuity of Learning | School Closure
The REMS TA Center's Social Media and Research teams have been observing the ways schools and school districts across the country are handling school closures, as well as how they have approached continuity of operations and learning. In this post, we share our observations from schools in Georgia and Pennsylvania and request your approaches to supporting continuity of operations and learning. Does your school or school district have a Continuity of Operations Annex within your emergency operations plan? Share details here: http://rems.ed.gov/COP/REMSCOPforum/messages.aspx?TopicID=263&lastpage=1#post594
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