Starting with a student’s first interaction with their school bus driver in the morning to the parent’s first interaction at the front door buzzer and main office at the school, customer service sets the tone for safer schools. First impressions set the tone — and tone matters My wife and I recently visited an Apple […]
Category Archive: COVID-19 Coronavirus
School safety: How will superintendents, principals, and boards keep schools safe – and save face with parents – when pandemic recovery money and state grants disappear?
Many school leaders are funding school security measures and student support services using Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Programs (ESSER) and/or American Rescue Plan (ARP) COVID pandemic recovery funds. If school leaders do not have a plan for sustainability once those dollars begin to disappear in the next year or two, school violence and […]
Is remote learning the new crutch for school administrators when safety threats occur? School leaders are forcing students from in-person learning back to remote learning as fights, weapon confiscations, and other safety threats soar
As school violence surges across the nation following a return to in-person learning from pandemic school closures, educators are now forcing students back into remote learning as a knee-jerk response to escalating incidences of threats and violence. School safety experts are increasingly concerned that virtual learning is being misused by school administrators as a crutch […]
School administrators must revisit traditional school safety, security, and emergency crisis plans – not just COVID safety plans.
Students and teachers are back to in-person learning in most schools across the nation. Unfortunately, instances of school shootings, gun confiscations, stabbings, and other violence have also returned to our nation’s schools. In the past week alone, there have been at least four school shootings around the U.S., the most recent on Wednesday at a […]
How to do school safety drills while not colliding with COVID-19 safeguards
Quick takeaways: Many educators have yet to tackle how they will conduct school safety drills which conflict with COVID-19 social distancing and related best practices State department of education have yet to provide any guidance to school leaders for active shooter, lockdown, fire, tornado, and other drills State-mandated drill requirements have yet to be temporarily […]
New Webinar! COVID-19: Communicating effectively with school stakeholders in highly ambiguous and uncertain times
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 – 1pm Eastern New Webinar! Register Now – Space is limited for this one-hour program Register Here COVID-19 SCHOOL REENTRY COMMUNICATIONS: This free webinar is designed for PreK-12 superintendents, assistant superintendents, heads of private schools, principals and assistant principals, school communications and community relations administrators, school-based police and security administrators, school board […]
New Webinar! COVID-19 Student and staff reentry to school: Keys to resiliency and promoting social and emotional wellness
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 – 1pm Eastern Register Now – Space is limited for this one-hour program Register Here This free webinar is designed for PreK-12 superintendents, assistant superintendents, heads of private schools, principals and assistant principals, student services directors, counselors, school psychologists, behavioral support specialists, intervention specialists, school-based police and security officials, school nurses, […]
New Webinar: COVID-19 Safe School Operational Reentry Planning
New Webinar! Wednesday, May 6, 2020 – 1pm EST Register Now – Space is limited for this one-hour program Register Here This free webinar is designed for PreK-12 superintendents, assistant superintendents, heads of private schools, operational and support services department heads (facilities, transportation, food services, safety and security, health services, student services, communications and community […]
New Video: COVID-19 Student and Staff School Reentry Planning
In this new video, Ken provides an analysis of the school strategic crisis leadership, risk communications, key relationships, and critical operational planning issues required for successful COVID-19 student and staff school reentry: The social, emotional, physical, and educational well-being of students and staff on their first day of return to school will best be determined […]
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and K-12 schools: The time to prepare for student reentry is NOW!
America’s K-12 educators, students, and families have all been victimized by COVID-19, even if the pandemic has not directly affected their physical health. Brick and mortar school doors were abruptly shuttered as school boards and governors across the nation moved swiftly to “flatten the curve” of the coronavirus by social distancing Americans from large groups […]