Safety, Emergency Preparedness, and Response in Our Schools

Welcome to: Safety, Emergency Preparedness, and Response in Our Schools


Creating a safe learning environment in our schools is a growing concern nationwide.  Safety has moved from outside our facilities to inside our schools and includes such issues as active shooters, bullying, harassment, and physical violence, in addition to non-physical threats such as social and emotional safety.  Why have our concerns about safety grown so much and, more importantly, what can we do to address them? Identify your safety concerns and begin developing a plan to create a safer learning environment for your students.


Objective 1: Identify threats to student and staff safety beyond active shooters.

Objective 2: Outline who should be included on the school safety team.

Objective 3: Identify the resources necessary to implement effective safety planning and training efforts.

Brian Moore, MBA, School Climate and Discipline Program Manager, Delaware Department of Education, Dover, Delaware

Kay Watson, RSBS, SFO, CFO/Business Manager, Fremont County School District 24, Shoshoni, Wyoming

Heather Heineken, MBA, Director of Business Services and Risk Management Liaison, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, Fairbanks, Alaska

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Management of School Facilities


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