Over the past few years, most schools have focused their safety drills on the “active shooter” scenario. This is understandable when we take in account the recent tragedies of Reynolds High School (OR) and Sandy Hook Elementary School (CT), as well as the frightening count of 74 school shootings since 2012—after new gun laws were enacted.
Which of these present risk to students?
- Parents and fellow students
- Your own faculty and staff
Answer: They all can!
While not nearly as sensational or heinous, visitors, vendors, volunteers, and even faculty members can cause more harm to students than active shooters have. Student safety should be all-inclusive and your risk management protocols should encompass all concerns that involve your students.
We’ll cover these topics and more:
- Facilities safety
- Background checks on all who have contact with students
- Basic Life support (BLS)
- Crisis planning
- The four safety drills
- Training key administrators in misconduct (“required reporting”) and both faculty and staff member in bullying (both traditional and cyber)
- Having an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)
- Trip & accident protocols
- Field, pool & equipment checks and certifications
- Safe and effective maintenance and accessing of student health records.
At the end of this session, you’ll receive a Self-Evaluation Questionnaire to help you identify where you have the greatest exposure currently.
This Webinar is intended for members of the school’s safety committee, School Heads, Business Managers, and Risk Managers.
Total run time is 60 minutes. The presentation will run approximately 45 minutes with 15 minutes designated for Q&A.