Livonia Central gets $100,000 for emergency projects
Livonia Central School District has been named as the recipient of a $100,000 grant for improving its emergency response and crisis management. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools program and was solicited through the assistance of Congressman Chris Lee’s office.
General activities in grantee programs might include reviewing and revising existing emergency management plans, conducting vulnerability assessments of the school and district, providing training, organizing tabletop exercises, and crisis simulation drills.
The REMS grants are designed to address four phases of emergency management: Prevention-Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery. Recipient districts are required to work with community partners that include law enforcement, local government, public safety, public health, and mental health.
The plans should include training for school staff and students, communicating emergency management policies and procedures to parents — and also must support implementation of the National Incident Management System.
Complete story appears in the July 23 print edition.