ERIC Number: ED436838
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
How To Create Safe Schools: Action Steps for the Community. A Workshop and Planning Guide To Help Communities Bring Security and Peace to Their Schools.
National Educational Service, Bloomington, IN.
This workshop and planning guide is designed to help stakeholders create safe schools for students. The guide is intended to be used with three 20-minute videotape programs that feature an inside look at two schools that actively involved their communities in improving school safety. The three videos--"Building the Team,""The Safe School Assessment Process," and "Safe School Strategies"--plus the step-by-step guide provide a curriculum for staff-development sessions, community planning, or task force team meetings that are designed to assemble or solidify a community-wide task force, build consensus on safety goals and priorities, and develop a comprehensive action plan to provide maximum security. The activities, based on "Safe Schools: A Handbook for Violence Prevention," offer detailed information on how to prepare for workshops or meetings, the pre-planning phase, the planning phase, and the implementation phase. The handbook and videos should help any school leaders bring together key people in a community to develop a plan for safer schools. The guide contains agendas and resources for a series of meetings and includes suggestions regarding which community representatives to invite and which data to collect beforehand. A collection of handouts and worksheets offer samples of invitation letters, agendas, and program action. (Contains 33 resources.) (RJM)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Crime Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education, Emergency Programs, Risk Management, School Community Relationship, School Safety, School Security
National Educational Service, Station 8X, 1252 Loesch Road, P.O. Box 8, Bloomington, IN 47402-0008 (3-ring binder includes three 20-minute videotapes plus a step-by-step facilitator's guide; Item #8XH114: $345 nonmember, $293.25 member). Tel: 800-733-6786 (Toll Free); Fax: 812-336-7790; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Educational Service, Bloomington, IN.