The best practice is a compilation of
actions that have achieved significant and successful results when used by organizations
or companies. It is important to learn and use the best practice findings
during planning and updating strategies and actions of schools as not to
re-invent the wheel and most importantly, study the great ideas and mistakes of
the others in the same situation.
Because of the recent crises and
natural disaster that has been lead to increase death toll in education
centers, establishing a committee to improve school’s safety level was forced.
So the government of I.R. Iran decided to plan on the seismic
risk reduction of schools in 2006. This subject
has been suggested by Organization for Development, Reconstruction and
Equipping of Schools of I.R. Iran to parliament and fortunately it
was welcomed and confirmed. For this purpose, the law on renovation and
retrofitting of schools has been approved by the parliament therefore the
required budget has been enacted via the parliament and almost all of it has
been allocated by the government.
Fig.1 shows the status of school
building based on the number of classroom in 2006. As shown in this figure,
safe schools percentage is just 37 and it is obvious that an emergency action
to upgrade safety level of schools was needed. Improvement in safety level of
student’s life from 2006 up to now is due to financial support of government
and public contribution. The Government
of I.R. Iran has allocated more than US$ 4.5 billion
between 2006-2014 in the renovation and retrofitting of schools
led to the resilient school infrastructure and increase safety level of students from 37 per cent in 2006 to
67 per cent in 2014 as shown in follow figures. Such experience in mobilizing relevant budget for domestic safe
school implementation can serve as role model for other countries.
Fig.1 shows security level of student’s life in
2006 that is only involved 37 out of 100 and the Fig.2 is investigating the
same factor in 2014. By comparing these data, a 30 per cent increase in the
safety level is completely obvious since during an eight-year
period of time.