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  Terrorism & Schools: School Terrorism, School Security, Emergency Planning
School officials should be prepared for threats, hoax incidents (such as anthrax scares), and other "spin-off" security concerns that could result from pranksters and others who may capitalize on the sensitivity of the day.
Communicate with parents and members of the school community prior to September 11th to let them know that their school is aware of the sensitivity of the anniversary and that measures are being taken to acknowledge special needs associated with the anniversary.
School officers also report significant gaps in school security and emergency preparedness measures at their schools, and limited training and support received themselves for preventing and preparing terrorist attacks upon schools.
www.schoolsecurity.org /terrorist_response.html   (4478 words)

 School Safety and School Security Experts: National School Safety and Security Services
Our school safety and school crisis services are provided and directed by 20-plus year career school security professional, Ken Trump, one of the nation's leading experts on K-12 school security and school emergency / crisis preparedness issues, school security assessments, and school safety consulting services.
School safety officials and education leaders use our services to prevent and manage school violence, reduce risks and liability, and improve school-community relations on school safety issues.
Our president, Ken Trump, has over 20 years school safety experience and is one of the nation's most widely quoted school safety experts in media and professional education publications.
www.schoolsecurity.org   (297 words)

 NCJRS: School Safety Spotlight -- Summary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Center for the Prevention of School Violence defines school violence as "any behavior that violates a school's educational mission or climate of respect or jeopardizes the intent of the school to be free of aggression against persons or property, drugs, weapons, disruptions, and disorder" (Center for the Prevention of School Violence, 2002).
The school has strong leadership, caring faculty, family and community involvement that includes law enforcement officials and representatives of community-based organizations, and student participation in the design of programs and policies.
Schools that incorporate these characteristics will achieve improved academics, reduced disciplinary referrals and suspensions, greater staff morale, and enhanced safety (Safeguarding Our Children: An Action Guide, American Institute for Research, U.S. Department of Education, 2000).
www.ncjrs.org /school_safety/summary.html   (550 words)

 School Bus Safety Resource Guide
This School Bus Safety Resource Guide provides information on a number of programs and resource materials which can be used to improve school bus safety by targetting a variety of audiences, from school vehicle passengers and their parents, to school vehicle drivers, community groups and the general public.
For safety and disciplinary purposes, a school bus is regarded as an extension of the classroom.
School bus operators should be aware that the school bus stopping law only applies to chrome yellow school buses as defined in the Highway Traffic Act, and only when loading or unloading children or adults with a developmental handicap.
www.mto.gov.on.ca /english/safety/schoolbus/schoolbus.htm   (14357 words)

 School Safety
Across the country, school boards and administrators, in association with parents and community groups, have implemented tougher security standards in the wake of last year's school shootings in Littleton, Colorado, and Conyers, Georgia.
Another organization waging the war for school safety is National School Safety and Security Services, a non-profit organization that has provided school security and crisis preparedness training in over 30 states.
It remains to be seen whether these policies will improve safety in schools by curbing students inclined toward violent behavior, or further marginalize unconventional kids who are not dangerous.
www.infoplease.com /spot/schoolsafety1.html   (730 words)

 Criminal Justice Resources Resources: School Safety and Violence
Highlights the nature and scope of school violence by examining data on issues such as homicides and suicides at school, crimes against students and teachers, student perceptions of school safety, and school discipline.
High-profile school violence cases and other national incidents, along with easy access to formulas for homemade bombs on the Internet, have contributed to the growth of bomb threats, suspicious devices, and homemade bombs in schools, on school grounds, and even on school buses.
Explores the controversies that appear to be inherent in the use of a zero tolerance disciplinary approach in schools and explores the evidence concerning the effectiveness of zero tolerance in contributing toward school safety or reduced student disruption.
www.lib.msu.edu /harris23/crimjust/school.htm   (7123 words)

 School Violence Prevention & School Safety Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Covers how to improve the general safety of schools, dealing with natural disasters, and gang violence.
Provides answers to common questions about gangs, violence and aggression in youth, and how schools can deal with natural disasters.
Our library consists of the best reviewed books on topics such as bullying in schools, hazing, shootings, and general school violence and safety issues.
www.keepschoolssafe.org   (181 words)

 Kids Page - School Bus & School Zone Safety   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
When school is opening in the morning and closing in the afternoon, the area around the school is a very busy and crowded.
When you are waiting for the school bus, you should wait at the bus stop, and stand well back from the curb.
When school is opening in the morning and closing in the afternoon, it is a busy and crowded area.
www.nysgtsc.state.ny.us /kid-schl.htm   (528 words)

 Back to School Safety Tips   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Even so, last year, approximately 26 students were killed and another 9,000 were injured in incidents involving school buses.
More often than not, these deaths and injuries didn't occur in a crash, but as the pupils were entering and exiting the bus.
Safety belts are the best form of protection passengers have in the event of a crash.
www.nsc.org /mem/youth/8_school.htm   (379 words)

 School Bus Safety FAQs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
New York State's school bus seat belt law requires all school buses manufactured after July 1, 1987 to be equipped with seat belts.
The law states that children under the age of four must be restrained in a federally approved car seat while riding on a school bus [Section 1229-c(11), NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law].
This ongoing program takes a two-pronged approach, coordinating enforcement activities and public information efforts to target drivers who violate the law and to educate the motoring public that passing a stopped school bus with its red lights flashing is both illegal and dangerous to the students who ride school buses.
www.nysgtsc.state.ny.us /sbus-faq.htm   (373 words)

 Searchalot Directory for Top/Reference/Education/K_through_12/School_Safety
School safety statistics, Internet links and legislative updates from the office of Sen. Robert Bryd (WV).
This NIJ Research Report is based on a 7-year study of more than 100 schools and offers practical guidance on several aspects of security.
This document provides basic guidelines to law enforcement agencies and school administrators and encourages their collaboration as they decide what, if any, security technologies should be considered as they develop safe school strategies.
www.searchalot.com /Top/Reference/Education/Kthrough12/SchoolSafety   (413 words)

 Checklist of Characteristics of Youth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The National School Safety Center offers the following checklist derived from tracking school-associated violent deaths in the United States from July 1992 to the present.
These characteristics should serve to alert school administrators, teachers and support staff to address needs of troubled students through meetings with parents, provision of school counseling, guidance and mentoring services, as well as referrals to appropriate community health/social services and law enforcement personnel.
Further, such behavior should also provide an early warning signal that safe school plans and crisis prevention/intervention procedures must be in place to protect the health and safety of all school students and staff members so that schools remain safe havens for learning.
www.nssc1.org /reporter/checklist.htm   (476 words)

Statistically, schools continue to be one of the most secure places for our children.
Educators are in the same schools as students.
NEA lobbies for school policies and state and federal laws that minimize disruptions and help make kids safer.
www.nea.org /schoolsafety   (339 words)

 Sen. Byrd's Resources for School Safety   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
But these acts of school violence have at least one thing in common -- they have spurred all of us to take a closer look at what can be done to better protect children at school.
Federal funding sources are outlined as are the latest updates on legislative action aimed at improving school safety.
A snapshot of state and national safe school statistics and a comprehensive list of internet sites that have the latest information on school safety and violence prevention efforts are also on this web site.
www.senate.gov /~byrd/schl-main.htm   (253 words)

 Ripple Effects School Safety Profiler
The School Safety Profiler is a free tool to measure perceived safety at your school, so you can reduce or prevent violence.
The Profiler is designed to help you meet needs assessment requirements for school safety funds, as well as to guide you in creating a positive school environment.
The School Safety Profiler is brought to you by Ripple Effects, creators of next generation, research-based prevention tools.
www.rippleeffects.com /needs   (132 words)

 VA DCJS - Virginia Center for School Safety
Welcome to the Virginia Center for School Safety web site, a comprehensive resource center for information and research about school safety in the Commonwealth.
The Center was created in April 2000 by the Virginia General Assembly's passage of HB 391 (§9-173.21).
Schools and Divisions now have until September 9, 2005 to complete the state mandated School Safety Audit.
www.dcjs.virginia.gov /vcss/index.cfm   (112 words)

 School Traffic Safety
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has published a CORRECTION to the Final Rule that was published on March 9, 2004, that permanently allows the manufacturer and sale of Safety Harnesses for use on school bus seats.
State-by-state survey of laws/regulations concerning the use of 12- and 15-passenger vans for transporting students to and from school and school-related activities.
Testimony presented by Richard F. Healing, Board Member of the National Transportation Safety Board, to the Maryland Legislature on February 24, 2004, on the importance of transporting students in school buses, not other "non-conforming" vehicles.
ideanet.doe.state.in.us /safety/sts.html   (886 words)

The presentation was a bookend for the conference, which had started with a magnificent four hour presentation by terrorism expert John Giduck, J.D., who worked with the Russian government in the aftermath of the seizure and killings at a school in Beslan, Russia.
Retired police official Art Caporale of A Child is Missing (achildismissing.org) highlighted the necessity of quick action through the use of technology to react in a quicker fashion and across a broader scope than can be done with the Amber Alert program.
If you know a deserving Junior in High School, contact your Director now to get that student's name into consideration for next year's presentations.
www.nassleo.org   (737 words)

 School Bus Safety   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Almost all children today ride a school bus at one time or another.
Some ride back and forth to school each day.
It is important, therefore, that all children lean about safe school bus behaviours.
www.mast.mb.ca /Risk_Management/bussafety.htm   (52 words)

 Safety at School
The public school parents network stands firm on the basic premise that under no circumstances should any child ever feel that their physical safety and emotional well being is compromised at any time and under any circumstances.
Further more, it is our position that the assurance and ultimate responsibility for our children's safety is the responsibility of each individual school's administration,...
OJJDP accomplishes this by supporting States and local communities in their efforts to develop and implement effective and coordinated prevention and intervention programs and improve the juvenile justice system so that it protects the public safety, holds offenders accountable, and provides treatment and rehabilitative services tailored to the needs of families and each individual juvenile.
www.psparents.net /StudentSafety.htm   (449 words)

 NISWS - School Safety News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Steven Burhoe, CEO of the National Institute for School and Workplace Safety, will be available the 14th to 17th of August at the 2005 National Conference for the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools in Washington, DC.
Burhoe will be explaining how the NISWS hotline model has been so unusually successful in breaking the code of silence, how their FERPA compliant software facilitates mandated notifications about dangerous juvenile criminal activity, and describing new tools currently in development.
In a single one of the many school districts where we've set up a full hotline program, we have handled more calls than that state-run hotline in just half a year.
www.nisws.com   (673 words)

 McHenry County College - Traffic Safety School Info
If you have enrolled in TSS in the last 12 months and want to attend Traffic Safety School then you must appear before the judge and request TSS to avoid a conviction.
The goal of Traffic Safety School is to train drivers in collision prevention techniques while promoting the attitude of mutual understanding, courtesy and cooperation on the road.
This National Safety CouncilĀ© program is designed to reduce the number of injuries and collisions incurred by those drivers most at risk, the 16-24 age group.
www.co.mchenry.il.us /MCC/McHCollege.htm   (1516 words)

 School Safety
Make school a safer place for your kids with our expert advice, tips, checklists, and resources.
Learn the signs and causes of violence and how to evaluate whether your child's school is safe.
Talk with other parents about issues surrounding school safety.
www.familyeducation.com /topic/front/0,1156,1-9761,00.html?ssb   (461 words)

 Mountaineering, Rock climbing & Avalanche Safety school offering guiding, courses & instruction in BC, Canada
CWMS owner and Lead Guide Brian Jones is a veteran ACMG/IFMGA Certified Mountain Guide with over 25 years of experience guiding, instructing, skiing and climbing in the mountains of Canada and around the world.
We are based in Vancouver, British Columbia running guided mountaineering trips, climbing courses, ski touring and avalanche safety training in the mountain regions and local rock climbing crags of Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton as well as trips in the Canadian Rockies and throughout Western Canada.
Mountaineering courses, Guided climbs and Instruction in mountain climbing, outdoor rock climbing, trekking, avalanche safety courses, ski mountaineering and ice climbing are all offered year round.
www.themountainschool.com   (269 words)

 ASHA - American School Health Association
Sun Safety and Schools, the April/May 2005 issue of Health in Action, highlights effective actions schools can take to introduce and enforce sun safety preventive measures and provide sun safety education.
To answer these and other questions, a listing of conference presentations by topic is available at Conference Sessions by Topic.
The 25-article package includes articles from the landmark special issue of the Journal of School Health in December 1987 that introduced the concept of a coordinated school health program, and articles from the School Health Policies and Programs Study (SHPPS) 2000.
www.ashaweb.org   (306 words)

 The National Coalition for School Bus Safety Home Page
The basic design of the Large Yellow School Bus has not been changed since 1977.
Families of accident victims, better informed parents, National PTA, and multiple physician groups are demanding improvements and seatbelts on school buses.
If society believes seatbelts on school buses are desirable and necessary, then it's a grave oversight for schools not to offer our children that choice.
www.ncsbs.org   (225 words)

 School Bus Transportation News at STN Media
Officials fear parents will be forced to drive their kids, with decreased student safety as a result.
HIGH POINT, N.C. (Aug 16, 2005) - With school beginning again, students need to brush up on school bus safety.
MONTGOMERY, Ill. (Aug 10, 2005) - It promises $55 million each of the next two years for Clean School Bus USA but Congress so far has only appropriated $7 million for 2005-2006 fiscal year.
www.stnonline.com   (423 words)

 Kid fire safety, fire kid picture safety, fire in kid safety school   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Fire in kid safety school Coloring fire kid page safety Fire kid picture safety Fire kid safety teach Fire kid safety week Fire safety for kid Fire kid poster safety Fire safety education kid Cd fire kid safety Kid home fire safety
National Safety Compliance offers a large selection of full-color motivational safety posters, as well as required labor law posters.
Fire safety does not necessarily need to be a serious or scary topic for kids.
happygreeting.com /kid-fire-safety.html   (1760 words)

 Access Middle School! free school safety resources: curriculum exposed!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The promotion school safety and security is the focus of this program.
Fire safety in laboratories, classroom, gymnasium, kitchen, home ec rooms, and industrial arts rooms are to be found at this site.
This site belong to a national consulting firm that specializes in the risk management and safety in schools.
www.middleschool.net /MainFeatures/safety.htm   (473 words)

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