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Education Department Announces Emergency-Preparedness Grants

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Ninety-one school districts will share $24 million in federal funds to improve their emergency preparedness, the U.S. Department of Education announced last week.

Districts in 32 states will rewrite their emergency plans to comply with their state's homeland-security plans and prepare to work with the National Incident Management System, a federal effort to coordinate communication between various government agencies during emergencies. The plans also must address how the districts will deal with outbreaks of influenza and other infectious diseases.

The grants are authorized under the Safe and Drug-Free Schools Act.

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Vol. 27, Issue 02, Page 5

Published in Print: September 5, 2007, as Education Department Announces Emergency-Preparedness Grants

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