safety

The Business of Risk Management

Understanding coverage needs to proactively mitigate risks in districts large and small

Rural educators rely on guns to protect schools

Organizations such as the National Association of Secondary School Principals recommend districts hire a school resource officer instead of arming staff members

Business of workers’ comp in education

Keeping employees safe and on the job

Ohio creates statewide school-threat tipline

Ann Clark and Henderson Lewis leading large districts in North Carolina and Louisiana

TIPS Prevention Program

TIPS (Threat Assessment, Incident Management and Prevention Services) is a set of web-based tools designed to empower students, parents, teachers and staff to report bullying or other safety concerns confidentially. Once reports are made, TIPS provides a central and secure system for school personnel to investigate the concern and objectively assess the situation. Staff can then track and document actions taken, and monitor the students involved.

SafeSchools Training

The SafeSchools online staff training and compliance management system contains a comprehensive library of school-focused courses. SafeSchools Training includes safety courses relating to special education, technology, emergency management and nutrition. Some of the newest courses in the program include “Active Shooter for Administrators,” “Bedbugs in Schools (Spanish),” and “Trenching & Excavation Safety.”

Coping with concussions beyond the field and in the classroom

How educators can ensure injured athletes keep up with schoolwork

Police presence powers up in schools

School resource officers build relationships with students to help prevent violence

Keeping students out of school-to-prison pipeline

Some argue that schools with SROs have more student arrests

A public outcry has schools returning surplus military equipment

LAUSD police decided in September to return three grenade launchers

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