Introduction to the Los Angeles Unified School Districts

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Introduction to the Los Angeles Unified School Districts As the contemporaneous society becomes a less safe place due to events such as natural calamities or man made disasters (e.g. shootings), the schools must adapt and become better able to manage crises situations. And recognizing this need, the state regulators provide their financial and counseling support for the implementation of more adequate emergency management plans. "The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS) sponsors Emergency Management for Schools trainings to provide support to school staff and administrators interested in enhancing their preparedness efforts. Emphasis for the Emergency Management for Schools trainings is placed on emergency management plan development within the framework of the four phases of emergency management: Prevention-Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery" (U.S. Department of Education). The main concern with the support provided by the United States Department of Education is represented by the limitation of the funds. In such a setting, the school districts across the country are presented with the need to compete against each other in order to receive this support. The competition is unfolded at the level of the grant requests written and sent in by the various districts, which are then assessed by the assigned committee. The Los Angeles Unified School District currently develops and employs one of the most developed emergency
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