School Safety

Communicating Effectively Through Emergency Messages

This article was originally published in NYSIR News Fall 2010 School district mass notification systems are indispensable when you need to keep the entire school community informed if an emergency occurs. Messages that address various scenarios should be created in advance and stored for future use. Being prepared saves time when every minute counts and…

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Security for the School Administration Building

This articles was originally published in NYSIR News – Winter 2011 A recent Florida news story featured a segment which showed an irate attendee firing shots during a school board meeting. Even one such incident is a reminder of the need for security measures for the administration building and all school board and other meetings…

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Crisis Management Resources

DHS Launches New Active Shooter Preparedness Page Link to their new web site Active Shooter Page Project Save All school district emergency management plans must be in compliance with the components of Project SAVE. Link for the Guidance Document for School Safety Planning (including information for School Safety Teams & Plans) Click here for Safety…

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Preventing Educator Sexual Misconduct

Originally published in NYSIR News Summer 2013 NYSIR Forum on Best Practices and Sexual-boundary Ethics A startling 4.5 million students in U.S. schools are subjected to sexual abuse by teachers and other school employees over the course of their K-12 educations, according to risk management and academic experts, who agree that transparency, professional training and…

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Keeping The Environment Safety At Athletic Events

This article was originally published in NYSIR News – Fall 1997 ATHLETIC CONTESTS ARE OFTEN PLAYED AT HIGH LEVELS OF INTENSITY, WITH PLAYERS GIVING 100% IN EFFORT TO ACHIEVE THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF VICTORY. SOMETIMES, THAT PASSION SURFACES AMONG THE GAME’S SPECTATORS, AND THERE ARE OCCASIONS WHEN THE EMOTIONS OF STUDENTS AND PARENTS RISE TO…

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Handling Suspicious Mail

Below are safety bulletins that provide excellent information for employees who handle mail. The first addresses common irregularities often seen with general mail (letters, envelopes) that might be considered suspicious, and the second deals with packages. Please share them with appropriate personnel in your school district. Information Bulletin – Suspicious Envelopes Information Bulletin – Suspicious…

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