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Public Schools Underprepared for Disasters

Public Schools Underprepared for Disasters


This brief reports on a study assessing prior experiences with and current preparedness for emergencies and disasters in a cross-sectional sample of public schools in the State of California. A mail survey collected information from a sample of 98 school district administrators and 157 school site administrators. The results showed that school populations are commonly exposed to potentially disastrous hazards and that there are major weaknesses in their preparedness for future events.

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Kano, Megumi. 2006. "Public Schools Underprepared for Disasters." October 1. www.start.umd.edu/start/publications/research_briefs/20060926_kano.pdf

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