Keeping Students Safe Every Day

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How to Prepare for and Respond to School Violence, Natural Disasters, and Other Hazards

Is your school prepared to deal with a crisis, whether it’s a hurricane, an earthquake, an explosion at a nearby chemical facility, an active shooter, or one of many other possibilities? Does your school have an up-to-date plan to deal with hazards of all sorts? Do teachers and other staff members know what to do in emergency situations to protect their students and themselves from harm?

In this informative and comprehensive guide, school safety experts Amy Klinger and Amanda Klinger offer significant—and sometimes surprising—statistics on school safety, dispel common misunderstandings, and provide preK-12 school leaders with the specific information they need to prepare for and effectively respond to natural disasters, accidents, or violent events.

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SKU: 9781416626435 - 11 Category: Ages: Adult Author: Amy Klinger, Amanda Klinger Publisher: ASCD Page count: 170 ISBN: 9781416626435 Publish date: August 2018

Product overview

Readers will learn how and why it is important to

  • Realistically assess threats and vulnerabilities.

  • Create and implement an emergency operations plan that follows government guidelines and best practices.

  • Decentralize authority and responsibility for crisis response.

  • Distinguish between three levels of “lockdown.”

  • Plan for short- and long-term recovery following an incident.

  • Make school safety an everyday component of school operations.

At a time when schools at every level and in every community face the possibility of a crisis event, Keeping Students Safe Every Day equips leaders with the knowledge they need to give their students, staff members, parents, and the broader community confidence that their school knows what to do and makes safety a top priority.