ERIC Number: ED408743
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Techniques for Managing a Safe School.
Johns, Beverley H.; Keenan, John P.
This book offers educators guidelines for appropriately dealing with aggression in the schools and ways to increase school safety for all students. The 13 chapters address the following topics: (1) evaluating a school for safety, which includes a checklist to use in reviewing policies, facilities, students, and staff; (2) principles of peaceful conflict resolution; (3) combating truancy through community coordination, enforcement of the truancy ordinance, recognition of good attendance, and parenting classes; (4) working with the police (utilizing their resources and filing charges when necessary); (5) working with the judicial system(roles of the court and probation system); (6) definitions of common criminal offenses and criminal behavior requiring police notification; (7) dress codes (legal issues and a sample code); (8) guidelines for conducting legal searches (including body and locker searches); (9) sexual harassment (definition and legal issues); (10) dealing with perpetrators of sexual offenses; (11) gang prevention and intervention; (12) intervention procedures for traumatic crises (deaths, suicide threats); and (13) school security (policies regarding weapons, bombs or bomb threats, hostage situations). Appendices provide samples of procedural and policy statements, a sample police incident report, and a sample suicide threat record form. (Individual chapters contain references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Aggression, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Problems, Check Lists, Compliance (Legal), Conflict Resolution, Crisis Intervention, Death, Discipline, Dress Codes, Elementary Secondary Education, Legal Problems, Personal Space, Police School Relationship, Prevention, School Community Relationship, School Safety, Search and Seizure, Self Evaluation (Groups), Sexual Harassment, Suicide, Truancy, Violence, Weapons
Love Publishing Co., P.O. 22353, Denver, CO 80222; telephone: 303-757-2579; fax: 303-782-5683 ($28).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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