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Appendix D. Interview Questions for Extended Day Director's Meeting/After-School Programs

1. When you think about a major disaster in your school district while the children are in your care, what are some questions that come to mind?

2. In what ways do you feel prepared for a major disaster?

3. What has been the nature of your communication with the central office about emergency preparedness in Extended Day? In what ways would you like more support from the central office?

4. What communication have you had with town emergency responders? In what ways would you like more support from the town?

5. Is there anyone on the town emergency medical team (EMT) with whom you are in regular communication?

6. Have you talked about emergency preparedness with your boards? What kinds of support would you like from them?

7. Have you discussed your plans with the parents? How do you communicate with parents? Do you have cell phone numbers? Out-of-State numbers?

8. Do you have an offsite relocation area? Have you gone there with students? Are there any children in your care who need special assistance in the event of an evacuation?

9. If you had to shelter-in-place, do you know where you would go?

10. Can you lockdown a space if that were necessary?

11. Do you have a crisis team? How do you communicate? Do you meet to discuss preparedness?

12. Do you have an emergency kit for evacuations? What is in the kit?

13. Are people on your staff trained in first aid and CPR?

14. What sorts of emergencies have you had to deal with? What happened on 9/11? Do you have fire drills?

15. Do you have access to mental health support?

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