PROSSER -- The Prosser School District is one of 35 school districts working with state education officials to determine how schools and districts respond to natural disasters.
The state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction received a two-year, $1.1 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to identify risks and develop a mitigation plan for natural disasters, according to a news release.
District and state education officials have already developed an online survey seeking input from parents, teachers, school boards, state organizations and the general public on how natural disasters affect schools.
Data from the survey, and from public meetings planned for 2013, will contribute to the state's plan to address natural disasters. The plan is set to be finished by October 2014.
The survey can be accessed by going to http://svy.mk/TYfP5c.