In an emergency everyone turns to the schools, unfortunately most are not prepared, not trained, and emergency responders run up against rules that are frustrating at the least and life threatening at the worse.
It would be nice if some how FEMA could offer the training because it won't be done at the school level, not because it isn't needed, but because of drastic budget cuts in education. When something happens the whole world (community) will turn to the school district and it won't be pretty in a majority of the communities across the nation.
Educate the educators on
Event planning/ security/ etc.
Reunification/ Accountability (student, staff, visitors)
Assessing Hazards/ Mitigation
Creating a usable safety plan/ procedures
Who is trained, who has what resources, etc
Who does what when, why, and how.
In our district I'm working hard to get a usable flipchart finished, trained, and used by all staff. Additionally, creating a complete, usable safety manual that is also a mobile app for 1st responders, administrators, staff that isn't reliant upon Internet connectivity etc is in progress. Our schools can either be a tremendous asset or a weight around the necks of 1st responders- training is the key.