Sound is vital to sharing information, whether it’s interacting with our friends and family or people at work. Sound enables us to understand the context of words spoken when we can’t physically be in front of someone.
Protecting students, faculty and staff is top of mind for campuses. With the types of threats that campuses are facing today, facility managers and security personnel need options to enhance the protection of all on campus.
A Texas House committee investigating the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, released a preliminary report on Sunday.
School administrators, public officials, and law enforcement need to act immediately to prevent the recent tragedy in Uvalde from happening again in our schools.
With so many students working together in close quarters, schools can be breeding grounds for infection. But as studies routinely show, simple interventions can substantially reduce absenteeism by providing a healthy, productive learning environment for students, teachers and staff.
When it comes to how to best protect students, it’s common that people focus on increasing building security and safety. However, people often don’t realize the very real threat of medical emergencies occurring in schools.
Local news reported in March that a school officer from the Kenosha Unified School District in Kenosha, Wis., placed his knee on a 12-year-old student’s neck to restrain her during a fight in the school cafeteria. CNN reported last week that the student is now facing disorderly conduct charges related to the incident, according to her family lawyer.
It’s clear that ransomware attacks are on the rise, and education provides an attractive landscape for cyber thieves.
Despite the best efforts of K–12 leaders, violence can occur at any time and in any school setting. An effective crisis response and communications plan can mitigate the threat of injury or death during such an occurrence.
I have always subscribed to the motto, “Proper Planning Prevents Panic.” This is never more evident than during actual emergencies.