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ERIC Number: EJ1000273
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-651X
Setting Our Sights on a Culture of Safety
Cowart, Kerry; Miller, Karin; Strasburger, Tom
School Business Affairs, v78 n10 p18-19 Nov 2012
Providing a comprehensive approach for achieving the goal of a safe environment where the priority can be teaching and learning is vital to every district's success. To attain this goal, school districts must educate students, staff, and the community and provide tools that help anticipate potential problems and prevent them from escalating into crises. From the time students leave their homes and step onto the school bus or walk through the front door, administrators and staff are responsible for ensuring their health and safety. This prompted the Cleveland Independent School District (ISD) in Cleveland, Texas, to work within the district and with outside groups to ensure that they are providing a safe environment while meeting the compliance requirements of the law. Beginning this school year, the district is implementing a new safety program that includes an automated risk management system. From training staff and students to tracking and documenting report actions, having the data provided by an automated system ensures that the district will have the knowledge to act appropriately if and when it is faced with an issue that compromises the safety of its students and staff.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas