ERIC Number: ED208603
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Reporting: Violence, Vandalism and Other Incidents in Schools.
Schools and school districts are advised to keep detailed records on incidents of violence and vandalism in order to (1) plan for school safety and security; (2) plan policies and programs for better student control and the improvement of attitudes; (3) evaluate the success of efforts to reduce violence and vandalism; and (4) increase the accountability of the public schools. This publication focuses on instituting a districtwide, uniform system for reporting vandalism and violent incidents. Designed for school superintendents and their school boards and administrative staffs, the guide contains information provided by administrators in selected school districts who described their reporting systems in detail and submitted reporting forms, written procedures, handbooks, annual reports, and other documents. The reporting systems of five districts are presented as models, while short reports and various suggestions from ten other districts are included. In addition, tips are given on writing annual reports on vandalism and violence, devising incident report forms, and testifying in court. The guide concludes with a list of resources citing publications and organizations relevant to school security. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education, Incidence, Information Needs, Prevention, Principals, Records (Forms), Reports, School Districts, School Security, School Vandalism, Violence
American Association of School Administrators, 1801 North Moore St., Arlington, VA 22209 ($4.95, quantity discounts; orders under $15.00 must be accompanied by payment and include $1.50 for postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National School Resource Network, Washington, DC.; Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Washington, DC.