A new website, SchoolSafety.gov, provides educators with tools to prevent school violence, respond to it when it occurs, and recover after the fact.
The Federal Commission on School Safety has launched a new website to provide schools with tools to prevent, respond, and recover from violent incidents and disasters. SchoolSafety.gov seeks to provide school districts and schools with articles and recommendations on how to create emergency operation plans, how to conduct drills to prepare for an incident, and step-by-step instructions on how to get schools back in service after a disaster.
The school safety commission was created in 2018, and comprises four federal departments: Education, Justice, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services. Together they have collected wide array of resources and best practices on key school safety topics from their own agencies, and from across the government. The website is divided into the sections:
The site does include information about active-shooter incidents, but also natural disasters such as tornados, earthquakes and hurricanes, and man-made calamities such as cyber breaches, hazardous materials releases, and explosive devices.
Read more: http://go.uen.org/bFL