Here is a link to an article I had published in this month's issue of School Planning & Mangement magazine.
This is a synopsis of the article:
"Because we are so accustomed to hearing people engage in the art of exaggeration, we often don't worry when someone relates a minor disappointment and refers to it as a "complete and total disaster." Where school disaster planning and preparedness is concerned, however, we cannot afford to take the topic lightly. Unfortunately, many school districts do just that. Let's discuss some of the reasons why this may occur, propose some remedies and provide some resources."
I hope the article will be of assistance to you. As always, your comments are welcome.