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 the Whitfield County Emergency Management Agency and Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency(GEMA). The plans defines 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.