W.Va. Schools Most Prepared for Disaster, Study Finds

Monday, November 12, 2012

West Virginia schools are better equipped to handle disasters like Hurricane Sandy than many other states, according to a national report.

The state is one of only 17 in the country that meet all of Save the Children's standards for protecting students and those in child-care services in the case of a disaster, according to the annual National Report Card released by the organization.

In the report, West Virginia is commended for making sure all kindergarten through 12th-grade schools have a multiple disaster plan with measures in place to accommodate children with special needs during an event, the evacuation and relocation of students and then a plan to reunite them with their families.

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