Schuylkill REMS  

Schuylkill County Schools Readiness and Emergency Management Planning Consortium

Strengthening school crisis plans and building the capacity of schools to mitigate, prevent, prepare, respond, and recover from a crisis event.


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About the Consortium…

The Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29 (IU29) serves as the lead agency among a consortium of local schools and districts in an effort to implement the Schuylkill County Schools Readiness and Emergency Management Project. The overarching goal is to strengthen school crisis plans and to build capacity of schools to mitigate, prevent, prepare, respond, and recover from a crisis event. The project will undertake a multifaceted all-hazards approach based upon recommended and promising practices, and will be executed through the cooperative effort of the Schuylkill County Schools Readiness and Emergency Management Planning Consortium in cooperation with the Schuylkill County School Safety Coalition, a group of diversified stakeholders including first responders and educators.

The project plan encompasses several components designed to strategically address identified needs and satisfy objectives. The initial component includes strengthening and building the leadership and resource capacity of the Safe Schools Coalition through professional emergency management consultation. Secondly, emergency management consultants will review the comprehensiveness of school plans and planning efforts in order to measure the extent to which schools utilize recommended and promising crisis planning approaches and established project objectives, such as the development of Infectious Disease and Food Defense plans. The third project component includes the provision of a comprehensive all-hazards approach training for school personnel, including crisis team, “train the trainer/facilitator” trainings, workshops, seminars, and table-top exercises. The final component includes further project evaluation to ensure project sustainability and overall effectiveness.

The project will foster the development of plans in a uniform, consistent manner throughout local schools/school districts. Implementing the project at the planning consortium level through IU 29 ensures that the project attains a high level of efficacy, and allows the IU 29 and the consortium to serves as critical resource for all schools.

Lead Agency:

Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29

 

Consortium of Local School Districts:

Blue Mountain School District

Mahanoy Area School District

Minersville Area School District

North Schuylkill School District

Pine Grove Area School District

Pottsville Area School District

Saint Clair Area School District

Schuylkill Haven Area School District

Shenandoah Valley School District

Tamaqua Area School District

Tri-Valley School District

Williams Valley School District

Non-Public Schools, Diocese of Allentown Schools

Schuylkill Technology Centers
 

Partners:

Schuylkill County Board of Commissioners

Schuylkill County Emergency Management Agency

Schuylkill County Mental Health/Mental Retardation Agency

Pennsylvania Department of Health – Southeast District Office

 

Schuylkill County Schools Readiness and Emergency Management Planning Consortium         

Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29
PO Box 130 – 17 Maple Avenue
Mar Lin, Pennsylvania 17951
(570) 544-9131

Disclaimer

The Schuylkill County Schools Readiness and Emergency Management Project is support by the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) grant (CFDA 84.184E) administered by the U.S. Department of Education‘s (ED) Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools.

The contents of this webpage were developed under a grant from the Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.