"We need to make sure that we are the best prepared in the event that would occur during the school day," says Grabeel.
She says after the Joplin tornado and the Atlanta ice storm, they are working with Red Cross to raise $200,000 for their emergency preparedness initiative.
The goal of the initiative is to put safety tubes in every classroom for every student in Springfield in case of an emergency.
The money will pay for teacher disaster kits at every school and safety tubes for 25,000 students.
The light weight safety tubes have a whistle and a light and a water pouch and a blanket.
The cost is about $250 per classroom and $5,000 for each school.
You can help by donating to the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools at supportsps.org, or the Red Cross.
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