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Managing student fights at school: Strategic school safety planning for fight prevention and response

Posted by on January 3, 2024

School administrators and school safety professionals are seeing a noticeable increase in fighting, especially at the middle and high school levels, in the past two school years. Some fights are exceptionally large in number of students, highly aggressive, and at times involve persons from outside of the school who are not students. We put together […]

Applying Continuous Improvement models to school safety: Strengthening school security and emergency preparedness to move from “good” to “great”

Posted by on November 21, 2019

As educators, especially those with graduate and doctoral degrees, you have been exposed to “continuous improvement” and “improvement science” models as a foundation for strengthening curriculum, instruction, and school leadership.  But are you applying continuous improvement models to school safety, security, and emergency preparedness, as well? Continuous improvement models and school safety In Learning to […]

School safety preparation tips for back-to-school

Posted by on July 27, 2016

Back-to-school means it is time for curriculum and scheduling tweaks, faculty meetings, parent communications and many other academic preparations.  It also is time to review school security, emergency preparedness, supervision and other school safety fundamentals that should be included in your district and/or building safety to-do lists at the start of each year. A few […]

Are school safety advocates alarmists with a morbid life view?

Posted by on August 30, 2012

From time to time over the years, I will hear somone refer to myself and other school safety advocates as “alarmists” because we advocate for proactive school security and emergency preparedness planning. Pat Lamb, Director of School Safety & Operations for the Irving Independent School District in Texas, shared an article he wrote after someone told him he had a […]

Why School Safety Planning is Like Blogging

Posted by on July 19, 2010

Even the most dedicated humans need a break.  School safety planning involves humans.  So does blogging.  As a new “blogger” since the start of this calendar year, I’ve learned a lot.  I learned how many good people are doing good things in school safety as I continue to build my file of blog post leads […]