Date Approved

4-10-2003

Embargo Period

5-11-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in School Administration and Supervision

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Hurley, Dennis

Subject(s)

Uptown School Complex (Atlantic City, N.J.); Crisis management

Disciplines

Elementary and Middle and Secondary Education Administration

Abstract

The Uptown School Complex has a crisis management plan that needs to be reviewed, updated, and practiced by staff members. In the past year, our country has gone through radical changes with security and crisis management that also need to be addressed in our schools. The focus of this study is to ensure that all staff members are aware of the current crisis management plan and to revise and update the plan.

The purpose of this study is to provide a highly effective organizational unit for dealing with a variety of crises by evaluating the effectiveness of the current crisis management plan.

The site of the study will be Uptown School Complex. The population will consist of the teaching and support staff that is currently employed by the district. Data will be collected through archived material presented to the staff and through qualitative surveys. The data will be compared to prior knowledge of professional and support staff of the crisis management team.

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