I am currently writing a doctoral dissertation on emergency terrorism preparedness in school districts. The objective is to assess the availability, capability and gaps. Currently, research data shows the lack of community/citizen integration in what the school districts are doing. Other than local emergency responders, how should the neighbors be involved, what kinds of communications need to go out to them to avoid panic, is the community the same as parents?
Another aspect is inter-agency communication and participation during drills...what is the trigger and how do we measure success in terms of response.