Creating a continuity plan for your school is easy with our active and collaborative methods. We’ve transformed the process from a mess of thousands to spreadsheets to a sleek, streamlined, 21st Century-esque approach.
Phase 1: Identify Critical Functions of your School Operations
An estimated 25% of schools don’t reopen after a large-scale disaster. Numerous critical functions will need to be restored post-disaster in order to maintain profitability, from customer service to technology. To ensure a cogent disaster response, these functions must be prioritized. Critical elements are restored efficiently and effectively in a tiered manner and agreed upon by all stakeholders. Aren’t agreements nice?
Phase 2: School Impact Analysis
With critical functions established, Joffe will build layers of redundancy to ensure there are infrastructural checks and balances, as well as programmatic backups. Redundancies include backups for technological systems, vendor diversification, and multi-leveled communication systems, both internal and external.
Phase 3: Strategy & Plan Development
To flesh out and reinforce the School Continuity Plan, Joffe will conduct a post-disaster tabletop and drill. A tabletop will include an individual from each disaster team to simulate a disaster. They will utilize the knowledge and expertise to provide a logistical outline of how, when, and where they would build their base, determine their next steps, and ensure the safety of all their employees.
Phase 4: Test, Train, Maintain
It’s been said that repetition is the best way to learn something. Once your plan is in place, it needs to be continually tested and maintained to ensure all systems and backups continue to function as they should when a disaster strikes. This not only keeps everyone on their toes, but keeps teams functioning and up to speed on any changes.