EOP & LHMP
Emergency Operations Plan & Local Hazard Mitigation Plan
Emergency Operations Plans (EOP) and Local Hazard Mitigation Plans (LHMP) are federal mandates for governmental jurisdictions. A school district being considered a “jurisdiction.” These plans are to be updated every three to five years depending on the plan. More information about EOP’s and LHMP’s can be found HERE.
The EOP is specific to the jurisdiction and is a comprehensive review of emergency situations such as school shootings, pandemics, and hazardous materials spill… An LHMP can be regional and addresses natural disasters such as earthquakes, wild fires, and floods.
EOP’s & LHMP’s provide the structure and processes for:
Based on the actual risk, how might the school prevent the event or, at least, minimize the otherwise avoidable injuries that may result from the event.
Assure students and staff are sufficiently trained and equipped to respond to the event up to the point of reunification.
Within the resources of the school district, detailed preventative steps to provide for safety of students and staff.
Provide for the mental well-being of students and staff as well as plans for restarting the educational process as soon as practical.