School Policy and Governance


Center for Disease Control COVID-19 Communication Resources

CDC Communication Resources: Social Media Toolkit, COVID-19 Microsite, Digital Press Kit.

National School Public Relations Associations

Communicating COVID-19: A Guide and Panel Discussion

TNTP Teacher Talent Virtual Talent Guide

TNTP Virtual Talent Guide for Educator Recruitment

As schools move to online learning and remote working to prevent the spread of COVID-19, they are grappling with how to prepare for next year’s talent needs in a virtual environment. Fortunately, it is possible to build strong, diverse teams virtually. In this guide, you’ll find resources and tips for transitioning to virtual talent operation and ensuring your schools have great people.

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A PLAN TO SAFELY REOPEN AMERICA'S SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES Guidance for imagining a new normal for public education, public health and our economy in the age of COVID-19

This American Federation of Teachers roadmap provides specific guidance for transitioning from lockdowns to other public health tools to limit the transmission of COVID-19. It focuses on reopening school buildings in particular, because the safe reopening of public school buildings means students can go to school, and parents, who work outside the home, can go to work. That is key to the reopening of the broader economy.

Council of Chief State School Officers RESTART & RECOVERY

Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators (MAISA)

Continuity of Learning Task Force Guidance for Returning to School


Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals: Reopening Schools Toolkit


Michigan Association of School Psychologists COVID Resources


Michigan Association of Superintendents and Administrators 

Coronavirus Return To Learn Resource Center

Michigan Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics (MIAAP) 

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Michigan State University Re-Opening Schools During

the COVID-19 Pandemic

The overarching concern when planning for reopening schools is to ensure that there is adequate mitigation to prevent another resurgence of the virus in each district’s home community. While there is no way to resume face-to-face instruction during the pandemic that will not carry some risk of viral transmission, districts need to plan for and implement a combination of mitigation strategies to manage the risk of contributing to a recurrence of the virus in their communities.

Michigan State Police - Local Emergency Management Programs

Responsible for coordinating state and federal resources to assist local government in response and relief activities in the event of an emergency or disaster. 

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Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance

It is critical for all schools and school districts to plan ahead to build the preparedness capacity (including prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery efforts), and ensure the safety and general welfare of all members of their school or campus community. 

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School Safety and Incident Communications Toolkit

This toolkit provides a wide variety of ideas and tools to help districts successfully strengthen safety and incident communications. Districts can customize their own strategy and resources based on their capacity and needs.