School Safety Coordinators

  • Every school has a School Safety Coordinator, who is responsible for maintaining school level Emergency Operations Plans or EOPs. Our EOPs cover an all hazards approach (Preparedness, Response, Recovery and Prevention - Mitigation). After approval by school district safety officials, the plans are reviewed and approved by:

    • Whitfield County Emergency Management Agency
    • Whitfield County Sheriff's Office
    • Whitfield County Fire Department
    • Whitfield County Juvenile Court
    • Hamilton Emergency Medical Service 
    • Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA).

    The plans define staff member roles and responsibilities during an emergency to guide staff and public safety partners to respond swiftly during a crisis situation.

    Following the Parkland, FL incident, GEMA shared our schools' EOPs with school systems in Alabama as exemplars.