In this informative and comprehensive guide, school safety experts Amy Klinger and Amanda Klinger offer significant--and sometimes surprising--statistics on school safety, dispel common misunderstandings, and provide preK"ï¿½‚ï¿½"12 school leaders with the specific information they need to prepare for and effectively respond to natural disasters, accidents, or violent events.
Readers will learn how and why it is important to
[ï¿½‚ï¿½[ Realistically assess threats and vulnerabilities.
[ï¿½‚ï¿½[ Create and implement an emergency operations plan that follows government guidelines and best practices.
[ï¿½‚ï¿½[ Decentralize authority and responsibility for crisis response.
[ï¿½‚ï¿½[ Distinguish between three levels of "lockdown."
[ï¿½‚ï¿½[ Plan for short- and long-term recovery following an incident.
[ï¿½‚ï¿½[ Make school safety an everyday component of school operations.
At a time when schools at every level and in every community face the possibility of a crisis event, Keeping Students Safe Every Day equips leaders with the knowledge they need to give their students, staff members, parents, and the broader community confidence that their school knows what to do and makes safety a top priority.