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K-12 Safest Schools: for Superintendents & Administrators: Part 7 of 10 – Escalating Important Issues
Many smaller-scale school safety and morale issues can be dealt with at the school level without much or any intervention from staff or stakeholders further up the chain of command. For instance, a classroom incident of name-calling could be a one-off issue that a teacher can handle (though they should, of course, note the behavior
K-12 Safest Schools: for Superintendents & Administrators: Part 6 of 10 – Nothing Falls Through the Cracks
Without a system in place to find out what is threatening school safety, log it, and take action, each incident — large or small — has the potential to fall through the cracks. When that happens, adverse outcomes follow for school morale, student safety and wellbeing, and educational goals. Tracking incidents, and using the information
School safety affects everyone within a school. The National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments reports that the levels of issues like crime and substance abuse in a school are correlated to test scores, graduation rates, and attendance rates. It’s challenging to address and prevent these concerns without a good understanding of what issues exist
K-12 Safest Schools: for Superintendents & Administrators: Part 4 of 10 – Simplify, Simplify, Simplify
Time is of the essence in any emergency or potential emergency, so it is so important to simplify safe school processes. Ideally, school stakeholders quickly identify safety issues and can access a database that allows for safety questions to be inserted. They should have a simple, efficient process that enables accountability, escalation, delegation, collaboration, reporting,
K-12 Safest Schools: for Superintendents & Administrators: Part 3 of 10 – Why Efficient Training & Tracking of Safety Issues is Fundamental
School safety stakeholders need access to data and insights to identify safety issues and make the right decisions quickly. Training stakeholders to handle that process and giving them the tools they need is key to keeping schools safe. Done right, efficient training and tracking of safety issues allow for accountability, escalation, delegation, collaboration, reporting, resolution,
K-12 Safest Schools: for Superintendents & Administrators: Part 2 of 10 – Who Are the “Stakeholders”?
Many think about crime and violence when they consider school safety. However, there are more safety concerns than those involving guns. The Educator’s School Safety Network 2018-2019 Violence in Schools Report shows a wide array of reported incidents in schools, including suspicious people, gun incidents, fights, and other violent incidents, explosives, and suspicious devices. These
School safety is something many of us worry about every day, whether we have students in our lives, work in schools, or simply hold concern for school as a part of our communities. This series will explore ways superintendents and administrators can ensure schools are as safe as possible. K-12 Safest Schools: for Superintendents &
As you have seen from our series of IT war stories, the experience of IT professionals runs a full range of emotions and outcomes. It’s a rewarding job. It can also be challenging, sad, and, yes, even funny as each situation rolls in. Whether an IT professional is working from a help desk, offering internal