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School safety: How will superintendents, principals, and boards keep schools safe – and save face with parents – when pandemic recovery money and state grants disappear?

Posted by on September 22, 2023

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 […]

How to do school safety drills while not colliding with COVID-19 safeguards

Posted by on July 18, 2020

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

Posted by on May 16, 2020

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 Video: COVID-19 Student and Staff School Reentry Planning

Posted by on May 2, 2020

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!

Posted by on April 16, 2020

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 […]