State Taps Federal Funds for School Safety

1 decade 2 years 1 month ago Tuesday, December 12 2006 Dec 12, 2006 Tuesday, December 12, 2006 8:13:17 PM CST December 12, 2006 in News
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CAPE GIRARDEAU - The state is buying Internet software to help schools plan how to handle disasters, from school shootings to pandemic disease outbreaks. The Homeland Security Advisory Council voted last week to spend $1.6 million in federal funds on software designed to help schools establish and update emergency plans. State homeland security coordinator Paul Fennewald said most of Missouri's school emergency plans are not on Web sites where emergency personnel can easily reach them. He said schools would control the information placed on the secure site. It will be available for free to public and private schools, colleges and universities and licensed day care centers. The state hopes to have it running in three months.

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