ERIC Number: EJ904678
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Reference Count: 4
Earth, Wind, and Fire: Managing Risk in Today's Schools Part 1--Fire!
School Business Affairs, v76 n5 p32, 34-35 Jun 2010
If one word can characterize what may be troubling about risk management in today's schools, it is "complacency." Complacency is a negative behavior that could entrap people into letting their guard down. In "The School Business Administrator," authors Kenneth Stevenson and Don Tharpe write: "A successful school business administrator has a probing and questioning mind. The professional business administrator has the viewpoint of a scientist in running the administration, constantly appraising conditions. He/she is not content with existing conditions, but seeks a better answer or a better way of doing things." In that vein, this article, the first of two on risk management in today's schools, looks at fire.
Descriptors: Risk Management, School Business Officials, Negative Attitudes, Administrators, Schools, School Personnel, Fire Protection, School Buildings, Safety, School Safety
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