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How Schools Should Handle Personally Identifiable Information

Privacy has always been a challenge and concern for schools, even before every single individual on campus began carrying powerful technology in...

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Guide to Visitor Management Systems in Schools

From our perspective, the most important goal or element in effective school safety protocols is knowing exactly who is on campus at any given time....

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What the Google Calendar Outage Can Teach Us About Business Continuity

At least for me, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as checking off items on my to-do list. The size or relative importance of the task isn’t the...

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It Might Not Feel Like It, But...

It is absolutely normal to be concerned about things that are statistically unlikely to happen. Anyone watching me white-knuckle the armrest during...

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Recovery is A Ruff Process: Therapy Dogs and the Aftermath of Emergency on Campus

We’ve written before about how recovering from emergencies can be a long, complicated process. The hard work of rebuilding a campus and/or a...

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Managing School Insurance Claims: What You Need To Know

Leading your school community through its recovery from an emergency or crisis is a long, long process. One of the challenges is navigating through...

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Keeping Students Engaged in Emergency Drills

Emergency drills have become a controversial or at least widely discussed topic in school safety for a myriad of reasons. If done purposelessly or...

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School in the City: Thinking About Safety for Urban Environments

I feel lucky to have grown up where I grew up. My high school, Charles D. Owen High (Go Warhorses!) is nestled in the Swannanoa Valley, surrounded...

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Chris Joffe's Perspective on Reports Regarding Active Shooter Drills at Meadowlawn Elementary School In Indiana

 

As an expert in the field of school emergency preparedness, I must share the shame, disappointment, and frustration I felt after hearing how...

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