Natural disasters such as the storm that slammed the Mid-Atlantic region last week can inflict significant damage on a school system’s digital hardware and network infrastructure.
The Consortium for School Networking, or COSN, has resources to help schools and districts manage repairs of reconstruction of their digital infrastructure. The IT Crisis Preparedness Initiative was launched in 2008 in response to Hurricane Katrina to help districts prepare for and respond to potential breaks in tech-based services related to teaching and learning, data-tracking and record-keeping, and internal and external communications.
The Washington-based COSN sent crisis-planning materials, checklists, and other resources from the initiative to its members in the states that expect to be most affected by the storm, according to a press release last week.
A version of this article appeared in the November 07, 2012 edition of Education Week as IT Resources Sent To Storm Victims