Turning Adversity into Opportunity

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 -  12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Mountain Time)

Title Date and Time Status
Disaster Preparation and Response in Schools:
Turning Adversity into Opportunity
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
2:00 - 3:30 pm ET
(Please adjust for your time zone)
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Webinar Description: Schools are at the heart of their communities; so getting students back to school and school staff back to work often can signal the beginning of a community's return to normalcy following a disaster. With proper planning and response, school officials can prepare for disasters, mitigate risks, protect the safety of students and educators, and ensure that schools recover quickly.

In this interactive webinar, homeless education professionals who have experienced disasters in their schools and communities will talk about their experiences and share best practices and strategies to help participants improve their own local disaster response plans. They'll also discuss the role the McKinney-Vento Act played in their community's response and recovery.


NCHE Staff
Laverne Dunn, State Coordinator for Homeless Education, Louisiana Department of Education
Catherine Knowles, Homeless Education Program Supervisor, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools