"Business Continuity Planning Toolkit" EDUCAUSE/Internet2 Computer and Network Security Task Force, (2008), <https://wiki.internet2.edu/confluence/display/itsg2/Business+Continuity+Planning+Toolkit>
"Online Social Media in Crisis Events," Leysia Palen, EQ, vol. 31, no. 3 (July-September 2008), <http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/OnlineSocialMediainCrisisEvent/163107>
"The Multi-Dimensional Nature of Emergency Communications Management,"E . Michael Staman, Mark Katsouros, and Richard Hach, EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 44, no. 1 (January/February 2009), <http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Review/EDUCAUSEReviewMagazineVolume44/TheMultiDimensionalNatureofEme/163580>
Business Continuity Planning: URL: http://www.saskschoolboards.ca/insurance/riskmanagement/EducationContinuityPlan_ECP_.pdf
The Provincial ECP (Saskatchewan School Boards Association) provided their business continuity planning documents and templates. If you use them, please reference Saskatchewan School Board in the material.
Swine-Flu Preparations Spur E-Learning Plans URL:http://www.ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/emergencyplan/pandemic/guidance/continuity-recs.pdf
Description: Last school year, many educators were caught unprepared when schools closed in response to cases of swine flu. This time around, both the federal government and school districts are putting specific online-learning measures in place to get ready for possible closures or waves of teacher and student absences because of a flu outbreak.
Updated Guidance for Schools for the Fall Flu Season
Disaster Planning for Libraries and Archives: Understanding the Essential Issues
Description: This paper was written and presented by Dr. Jan Lyall, Director, National Preservation Office for the Pan-African Conference on the Preservation and Conservation of Library and Archival Materials, Nairobi, Kenya, June, 1993. Find excellent information including the description of a disaster plan, elements for preparing for one, reasons why plans fail, how to measure success and more.
The Disaster Recovery Guide
Description: This guide to Disaster Recovery Planning is intended to be a launch pad for those seeking help with the business continuity planning process. It offers information, guidance, tips and links to a range of resources.
Emergency Info Online
Description: Emergency Info Online, hosted by Bridge Multimedia, is a website and printer-friendly resource directory established to provide information regarding organizations involved in emergency preparedness and communications, particularly as they relate to the Emergency Alert System and individuals with disabilities. The directory includes information about and reports from government agencies and commissions, private and not-for-profit organizations and foreign and international groups pertaining to their work involving response, recovery and communications during times of emergency, with an additional focus on the accessibility of such communications for people with disabilities.
Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC)
Description: EMAC, the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, is a congressionally ratified organization that provides form and structure to interstate mutual aid. Through EMAC, a disaster-impacted state can request and receive assistance from other member states quickly and efficiently, resolving two key issues upfront: liability and reimbursement. EMAC is administered through the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA).
Emergency Planning: Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools
Description: As schools and communities across the U.S. develop plans for responding to potential emergency situations, the U.S. Department of Education has unveiled a Web resource to help. It is designed to be a one-stop shop that provides school leaders with information they need to plan for any emergency, including natural disasters, violent incidents and terrorist acts. Find information including Pandemic Preparation, a Crisis Planning Brochure and more.
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Description: On March 1, 2003, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). FEMA's continuing mission within the new department is to lead the effort to prepare the nation for all hazards and effectively manage federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates proactive mitigation activities, trains first responders and manages the National Flood Insurance Program.
Nassau Schools Emergency Planning Consortium
Description: Use this website to help your school plan for and respond to emergencies.
Funded through a United States Department of Education grant for Emergency Response and Crisis Management Planning in Schools, this site has a variety of valuable templates and tools. Included are training and audit materials, sample safety plans, crisis communication guidelines and more.
National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities - Disaster Preparedness for Schools
Description: This clearinghouse provides a list of links, books and articles on building or retrofitting schools to withstand natural disasters and terrorism, developing emergency preparedness plans and using school buildings to shelter community members during emergencies.
National Emergency Management Association (NEMA)
Description: The National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) is the professional association of and for state emergency management directors. NEMA's mission is to provide national leadership and expertise in comprehensive emergency management; serve as a vital emergency management information and assistance resource; and advance continuous improvement in emergency management through strategic partnerships, innovative programs and collaborative policy positions.
National School Safety Center
Description: The National School Safety Center serves as an advocate for safe, secure and peaceful schools worldwide and as a catalyst for the prevention of school crime and violence. Find a variety of products and services as well as free resources, such as "Managing Schools Under Threat of Terrorism".$0$0$0$0$0SAFE Schools Update$0$0URL: http://www.eschoolnews.com/safe-center$0$0Description: School safety trends and resources-culled from the School Actions for Emergencies (SAFE) Center at eSchool News Online. A joint project of eSchool News and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), the SAFE Center gives educators free, unfettered access to a comprehensive collection of resources intended to help them prepare for physical and IT security threats and emergencies.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Description: The Department of Homeland Security was developed in June 2002, "the most significant transformation of the U.S. government in over half-century by largely transforming and realigning the current confusing patchwork of government activities into a single department whose primary mission is to protect our homeland". [From the Department of Homeland Security, June 2002 - George W. Bush]. Find information on emergencies and disasters, working with DHS and more.