This seminar is designed for principals, law enforcement officials, superintendents, administrators, guidance counselors, school board members, social workers, school psychologists, at-risk coordinators and attorneys.
The unprecedented tragedy of September 11 and its effects upon schools have warranted paramount concern. Now more than ever, crisis management in schools is a necessary skill. The development of safe and secure schools requires the harmonious interplay of countless factors people and personnel, programs and curriculum and policies and resources.
No one can be fully prepared for every crisis, but one thing is certain the time to develop a structure for your crisis communication and management efforts is before an event occurs, not at ground zero.
Topics to be discussed will include the following:
Overview Of Challenges Schools Face Today
Preparation And Reaction
Building Evacuation/Building Lockdown Incidents
School Violence: Protecting Our Schools
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
I. Overview Of Challenges Schools Face Today: 9/11/01
9:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
II. Preparation And Reaction
A. Emergency Cards
B. After School Activities
C. Busing To Out Of District Locations
E. Balancing Safety Issues With Legal Rights
10:40 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.
10:55 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.
III. Confidentiality Issues
A. Releasing Information To Staff, Students, Parents And Non-Guardians
B. Releasing Information To Outside Agencies
C. What The Juvenile Justice System Can And Cannot Share With Schools
D. The Impact Of The New Public Access Law
12:25 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
IV. Questions And Answers
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
V. Building Evacuation/Building Lockdown Incidents
A. School And Community Planning Teams
B. Reacting Administratively To Threats
C. Student And Staff Training
D. Providing Information To Internal And External Audiences
3:15 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VI. School Violence: Protecting Our Schools
A. Student Violence
B. Screening For Violent Employees
C. Uniform Memorandum Of Agreement Between Education And Law Enforcement
D. Searches And Seizures
E. Suspending, Expelling And Excluding Students
F. Disciplining Employees