ERIC Number: ED419272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Safe Schools: A Handbook for Violence Prevention.
Stephens, Ronald D.
Ways in which school leaders can establish "safe schools" are detailed in this guide book. It offers suggestions on how to involve students, parents, law enforcement officials, business and community leaders, and other concerned citizens. This resource guide is designed to help administrators accomplish five goals: (1) assess the school climate by identifying top safety issues; (2) determine safe-school goals; (3) develop a plan for reaching safe-school goals; (4) build a support network for policy development and plan implementation; and (5) maintain a system of continuing evaluation. The guide reviews factors that affect school safety and suggests getting started by creating a planning team. A special section addresses how to conduct a school-site assessment, focusing on what to do before the assessment begins; how to gather pertinent data; how to track and monitor school crime; and how to make campuses safer through good environmental design and sensible management and maintenance. The guide suggests that the law is at the heart of safe-school planning, and it defines the guiding parameters of what must be done. Two appendices provide model assessment questionnaires and list sample plans, policies, procedures, and codes. (RJM)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Policy Formation, Prevention, Program Descriptions, School Policy, School Security, Student Behavior, Violence
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Educational Service, Bloomington, IN.