Friday, May 18, 2007

Flunking Disaster Preps

America's schools are flunking emergency preparedness. It's a sign a lot of kids could be left behind if disaster strikes.

The Government Accountability Office found about half of all school districts have no plan to continue teaching kids after a hurricane, earthquake, terrorist attack or some other calamity.

Two-thirds report a lack of expertise with emergency equipment -- like two-way radios or even proper locks on the doors.

And 28% of schools have no plans for evacuating students with disabilities.

The GAO also found that for the most part, schools aren't even working with first responders on emergency plans. (WSJ)

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