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Manogue Hosts Functional Exercise
, continued

In recent years, there have been acts of violence and domestic terrorism involving schools in Nevada and across the country. There have also been a number of critical incidents involving accidental and severe weather situations. It has become quite clear that most schools have not been previously prepared to deal with many crisis situations. Bishop Manogue Catholic High School has been steadily improving its capabilities to deal with crisis situations whether they are natural or man made.

To further enhance readiness, recent state legislation has directed that a functional Emergency Operations Plan be developed for each school and that the plan needs to be updated and revised yearly to address issues that can be best dealt with at the school-site level.

Our Emergency Operations Plan is designed as a consistent protocol, which will serve as a needed framework," Principal Jaureguito added. "We believe that it is important that public safety officials, school employees, students, and parents/guardians, be involved in the planning and response processes."

"Our Emergency Operations Plan serves as the standard protocol for Bishop Manogue Catholic High School," Principal Jaureguito explained.

"This year's exercise provided our administrators, teachers, staff and students with a valuable opportunity to work with local area first responders, as well as exercise

 




our Emergency Operations Plan, HTML preplan
and protocols," said Principal Jaureguito.

Principal Jaureguito went on to say, "This is the second functional exercise that has taken place at our new school facility. I feel we were even more prepared as a school than before because we now have the HTML visualization preplan developed by Visual Imagry. This is a tool we can share with local law enforcement and other first responders so they are provided with a virtual tour of our 138,000 sq. ft. facility."

Some of the information available within the HTML preplan includes protocol lists, aerial photographs, maps, utility connections, photographs (classrooms, lounges, common areas, and students), and site plans with evacuation routes,as well as staging areas.

"After this year's exercise, we were sure that the HTML preplan data did assist first response units at the command post," said Principal Jaureguito. "The command post is where tactical decisions and priorities may be determined based on the current situation; and we provided them with a valuable tool - our HTML preplan."

The HTML preplan was created by Visual Imagry, Inc., using VIPlanning® Software. Jim Ongman, Director of Facility Operations developed the Manogue HTML preplan.


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"I feel we were even more prepared as a school than before because we now have the HTML visualization preplan developed by Visual Imagry. This is a tool we can share with local law enforcement and other first responders so they are provided with a virtual tour of our 138,000 sq. ft. facility," said Principal Tim Jaureguito.
 
Best of Web and Digital Education Achievement Awards
Congratulations to both the Washoe County School District and Bishop Manogue Catholic High School on their award in the 2007 national Digital Education Achievement Awards program, for excellence in disaster preparedness in the “School District Information Sharing and Communications Secure Web Site”.
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