On Wednesday, January 25, 2017, the Matawan Aberdeen Regional School District partnered with the NJ Department of Education’s Office of School Preparedness and Emergency Planning to conduct a tabletop reunification drill. The purpose was to ensure that the district and the state had a clearer understanding of what reunification would entail. In attendance were over fifty people, including those from the school district’s administration, the Matawan and Aberdeen police departments, fire departments, EMS, C.E.R.T. and public works. There were also representatives from several divisions of the NJ State Police, including the School Safety and Outreach Unit and O.E.M. representatives from Monmouth County, Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, and F.E.M.A. Several scenarios were brought to light, which gave those in attendance a clearer understanding of the reunification plan and its strengths and weaknesses. The Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District looks forward to continued collaboration with this group. Thank you all for your input and attendance.