COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education
September 24, 2010
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction
A Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) training will be held Friday, October 22, 2010, at Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center in Fishersville, Virginia. This training will provide a basic understanding of the four phases of emergency management planning: prevention-mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. This training is being sponsored by the United States Department of Education REMS Technical Assistance Center in conjunction with the Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center. School divisions are encouraged to send a representative or school emergency management/crisis teams.
There is no registration fee for the training. For detailed information see the attached flier. Please register by October 12, 2010, at http://surveymonkey.com/s/fishersville101training.
Questions about the training may be addressed to Jo Ann Burkholder, safe and drug-free schools coordinator, at 804-371-7568 or by e-mail at Joann.Burkholder@doe.virginia.gov.