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House Proposes Cuts to 2011 School Emergency Planning Grants

Posted by on February 27, 2011

First the Obama Administration proposed eliminating K-12 school emergency planning grants from the 2012 federal budget.  Now, it appears the House Appropriations Committee is calling to eliminate the funds from this year’s 2011 budget! In a Friday press release on $4 billion in spending cuts as a part of a proposed short term government funding Continuing […]

REMS School Emergency Planning Grant Lessons Learned

Posted by on August 23, 2010

Good school safety consultants learn from every project and client school district.  If not, they’re not very good consultants. My colleagues and I have consistently received positive feedback from our work with school districts receiving federal Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) grants.  We have provided training for crisis teams and administrators, emergency planning assessments, […]

Making Gang Training for Educators Practical and Useful

Posted by on July 28, 2010

Gangs can be a scary subject for many educators.  Gang violence can be “ugly” and something some educators would prefer not to envision as having a possibility of occurring in their schools.  Talking about gangs in schools can also make school administrators uncomfortable due to image and school-community relations concerns. My colleague, Chuck Hibbert, and I were fortunate […]