Conroe ISD To Improve Emergency Response with SASI

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2/7/2007—Conroe Independent School District (CISD) in Conroe, TX has contracted with SASI Consulting to work on the district's emergency response and preparedness programs in conjunction with Harris County Department of Education. Last summer the district received a grant from the United States Department of Education for the purpose.

CISD is one of 74 districts to receive, in total, $23 million in grants from DOE to strengthen emergency response and preparedness. SASI assisted CISD in obtaining its DOE grant back in 2006.

According to the consulting firm, "The Federal Emergency Response and Crisis Management program provides funds to help local education agencies prevent or mitigate, prepare, respond and recover from crises. Funds can be used to train school personnel and students in crisis response; communicate emergency response and reunification procedures to parents and guardians; coordinate with local emergency responders, including fire and police; purchase equipment; and coordinate with groups and organizations responsible for recovery issues, such as health and mental health agencies. This year, school districts must also commit to developing a written plan designed to prepare for a possible infectious disease outbreak, such as influenza pandemic."

CISD will develop its plan over the next year beginning later this month.

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