Emergency Planning Rubric for Schools – Kern County

The Emergency Planning Rubric for Schools is a tool to help Kern County school administrators and their teams prepare for … Read More

Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers

High profile acts of violence, particularly in schools, can confuse and frighten children who may feel in danger or worry … Read More

School Crisis Toolkit – After an Incident

1. Continue crisis communications with all stakeholders In the aftermath of an incident, communication is critically important. Many checklists and … Read More

School Crisis Toolkit – During an Incident

1. Call a lockdown Immediately call a lockdown and follow the same process used in your drills. Utilize the intercom … Read More

School Crisis Toolkit – Before an Incident

1. Use an anonymous reporting system or tip line All districts should establish reporting systems to be used by staff, … Read More

School Crisis Toolkit – Introduction

The first priority of educators nationwide it to provide a healthy and safe school environment for all students and staff. … Read More

A Crisis at Hyperspeed Through the Eyes of a Superintendent

Bullet holes and broken glass. They are shocking examples of tragedy and triumph in Tehama County. “During a crisis, you’re … Read More

Ensuring Students Feel Safe at School

A report on safeness before and after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Parkland shooting By Sarah Bernardy and Regula Schmid, … Read More

5 Strategy Fields to Improve Student Safety on Campus

The following content was a message from Steve Betando, superintendent of Morgan Hill Unified School District. No words can comfort … Read More

Shooting in the Dark: Developing K-12 Gun Policy

There are a number of variables that must be considered in coming to a sound policy decision on school weapons … Read More