ERIC Number: ED475101
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Protecting Our Children: Governing Board Strategies To Promote School Safety. Second Edition.
California School Boards Association, Sacramento.
This handbook, directed toward governing boards, provides strategies to help district and county boards prevent or reduce school violence. It focuses on prevention and early intervention. This second edition was updated in response to school-safety issues following several incidents in American schools. Following an executive summary and introductory chapter, the second chapter "Assessment of the Problem," describes the problem and identifies the effects of school violence. Chapter 3, "Contributing Factors and Early Warning Signs," discusses the causes of violent behavior and provides early and imminent warning signs of violence. Chapter 4, "The Board's Role in Prevention and Intervention of School Violence," discusses the following key points: setting a vision and climate for safe schools; adopting a policy; adopting curriculum; allocating resources; serving as a judicial and appeals body; ensuring program accountability; ensuring personnel accountability; becoming advocates for safe schools; and encouraging collaborative approaches. The final chapter, "Serving Youth Through Alternative Education Programs," focuses on the needs of students who have been or are considered to be a threat. Appended is a listing of sample safety programs in California. (Contains 18 Web resources and 110 references.) (WFA)
Descriptors: Behavior Standards, Boards of Education, Crime Prevention, Delinquency Prevention, Discipline Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, In Loco Parentis, School Security, Student Behavior, Violence
California School Boards Association, 3100 Beacon Blvd., West Sacramento, CA 95691 ($14.95). Tel: 800-266-3382 (Toll Free); Fax: 916-371-3407; Web site: http://www.csba.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California School Boards Association, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California