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ERIC Number: EJ1020378
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0145-9635
The Strategy for Safety: Preventing Crises through Safety Audits
Schwartz, Sara Goldsmith
Independent School, v72 n2 Win 2013
In this article the author demonstrates the importance of school safety audits and describes what schools should focus on in a safety audit. Ultimately, each school should determine its own safety audit strategy based on its unique circumstances, including the type of community within which it is located, the age of the students it serves, and the types of safety and security issues that arise most frequently on campus. In general, however, it is recommended that schools address at least the following topics: (1) physical security and surveillance on campus; (2) safety-related policies and procedures applicable to students; (3) safety-related policies and procedures applicable to employees, volunteers, visitors, and contractors; and (4) crisis management plans. Essential tips on how to conduct a safety audit are also provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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