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Hurricane Preparedness And Planning In Coastal Public School Districts
Van Meter, Jessica

2011, BA, Kent State University, College of Arts and Sciences / Department of Geography.
This research looks into the relationship between public schools, hurricanes, and demographic data. Schools are in session for the most intense part of hurricane season and have the potential to greatly influence their students and their community. The demographics of an area can greatly affect school districts. This study examines district responses to a survey on their planning and preparedness and their demographic information to determine if the demographic factors can affect the plans, teaching, or preparedness of a district. A survey was produced to send to both coastal and inland districts from North Carolina to Texas asking about the district’s hurricane plans, history, and preparedness. Returned surveys were analyzed and compared with data from the United States Census Bureau and district websites. There was a high prevalence of well rated plans and busing assistance among the districts. Many districts rated their plans highly, but some areas such as teaching preparedness to students and interaction with the community were lacking for the majority of districts. It was found that past experience did not have an influence on any of the analyzed responses. Six statistically significant relationships were found and analyzed.
Thomas Schmidlin, PhD (Advisor)
Scott Sheridan, PhD (Committee Member)
Emariana Taylor, PhD (Committee Member)
Sara Newman, PhD (Committee Member)
58 p.

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