K-12 Dive featured an article about the Council for School Safety Leadership’s launch to help schools recover from tragedy. Reporter Kara Arundel interviewed St. Louis school officials who said support on thinking through and acting on initiatives was crucial following an October shooting.
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
McDonald, along with a team of safety and recovery experts, last week launched The Council for School Safety Leadership, a nonprofit organization to help K-12 school administrators lead through crises. CSSL will provide crisis management training and response services focused on the safety of students and staff at public and private K-12 school systems and higher education institutions.
McDonald, co-founder and chief operating officer of the group, said responding to a tragic event — be it a school shooting, a natural disaster or a student death — can be paralyzing for school system leaders as concerns emerge about vulnerability, loss of trust, and potential litigation and legislation . But, he said, these moments should be empowering instead.