21 States Do Not Meet Emergency Preparedness Standards for Kids

This past weekend, the Washington Post was full of sad stories of children who dies in unregulated day care facilities here in VA.

Today USAToday reports this article: Report: 21 states don’t meet emergency prep standards for kids. The lead in states:

Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia do not meet emergency planning standards for schools and child care providers, according to a new report from Save the Children. However, for the first time this year, more than half of states — 29 — reach the non-governmental disaster relief organization’s standards in its laws and regulations.

In an accompanying poll, Save the Children found that 69% of parents mistakenly believe their protections are in place.

Here is the direct URL to the Save the Children report. Note the site requires a sign in to get at the 12 page report.

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2 Responses to 21 States Do Not Meet Emergency Preparedness Standards for Kids

  1. Rob Dale says:

    The sad part is – I’m seeing news organizations take “State law doesn’t require…” and turning that into “Schools don’t have…” In addition, their report was 75% wrong for my state 😉


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