U.S. Department of Education Office of Safe and Healthy Students (n.d.). Overview of emergency management exercises. This presentation provides insight into why schools should conduct emergency management exercises. It lists the various types of exercises. Explains how to build a successful exercise design continuum, and includes best practices in conducting exercises.
Public Policy Center guiding K-12 schools in disaster preparedness. (2020, August 26). US Official News. The state of Nebraska requires all schools in the state to have a safety plan, however, provides little guidance. This article looks at a holistic approach in planning for emergencies. It also provides insight into the whole community approach and the importance of exercises.
Nickerson, A., & Cornell, D. (2019). School crisis prevention, response, and recovery. In School safety and violence prevention: Science, practice, policy. (pp. 223–246). American Psychological Association. This article is important because schools must engage in comprehensive preparedness efforts from prevention through response and recovery. Once a traumatic incident takes place, the resources to respond and recovery are needed.
Texas School Safety Center. (n.d.). Exercising. Training, Drilling, and Exercising Toolkit. https://txssc.txstate.edu/tools/tde-toolkit/exercising This exercise toolkit, authored by the Texas School Safety Center, will give you a more detailed look into school safety exercising.