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This study involved a mail survey of a sample of public school districts and school sites in California to assess emergency and disaster preparedness. Self-administered questionnaires were developed to assess prior emergency.

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Emergency Preparedness Policies and Practices in Public Schools in CaliforniaQuestionnaire SpecificationsOverviewThis study involved a mail survey of a sample of public school districts and school sites in California to assess emergency and disaster preparedness. Self-administered questionnaires were developed to assess prior emergency and disaster experiences, perceived preparedness, preparedness in terms of planning, training and equipment and supplies, and compliance with the state mandate to implement the Standardized Emergency Management System.A sample of 182 public school districts stratified by urban-rural locality and a sample of 467 school sites nested within the school district sample were selected for the survey. The survey was administered by mail and included follow-up by mail and telephone. A total of 98 responses from school districts and 157 responses from school sites were obtained for response rates of 49% (98/200) for school districts and 33% (157/470) for school sites, respectively.The survey was administered between September 2005 and January 2006.Study ObjectivesThis study had two main objectives. The first objective was to describe the state of emergency preparedness in public school districts and public school sites in California. The second objective was to explain observed differences in the kind and level of preparedness as a function of school district and school site characteristics, including urban-rural locality, student demographic

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