Campus Safety Magazine featured an article by John McDonald about the Role of School Boards and Superintendents in Crisis Management.
For school board members and superintendents, there has never been a time when so much is at stake, McDonald said.
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
When it comes to keeping our kids safe, we all have a role to play. For school board members and superintendents, there has never been a time when so much is at stake. Yet, for all the school safety training happening around the country that focuses on the important discussions of prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery, there is a lack of crisis management training and lessons learned shared with leaders, those with the ultimate responsibility.
Many school board members have limited knowledge about the state of school safety, the seriousness of threats impacting schools, and the consequence of changing discipline strategies at odds with the emerging promising practice of threat assessment.
Among other insights, the article also offers 5 School Crisis Management Traps to Avoid.