Friday, February 28th, 2014

In the News: Non-Violent School Emergencies

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Crisis Response

When asked what constitutes a school crisis, many think only of school shootings. However, non-violent crises are just as detrimental to the daily functioning of a school. For example, the water crisis that occurred last month in West Virginia affected more than a quarter-million residents in the region. Due to a chemical leak into the […]

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Friday, February 28th, 2014

System Highlight: Crisis Response Program

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Courses, Crisis Response

The Crisis Response Program consists of the following components: Staff Training – Online courses cover topics such as active shooter, school lockdown drills, bomb threat / IED preparedness and FEMA courses. Custom courses can be created with district-specific procedures and plans for emergency response, complete with seamless introduction to district staff through the WORKS platform. […]

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Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

In The News: The Importance of Preparing Teachers for Crises

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Courses, Crisis Response

On January 14, a Roswell, NM, student opened fire in the Berrendo Middle School gymnasium just before class was to begin. Two students were injured, but John Masterson, a social studies teacher at the school, was able to talk the student into putting the gun down before hurting more students. Masterson is being praised as […]

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Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Customer Highlight: Great Oaks Career Campuses

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Crisis Response

Great Oaks Career Campuses provides career and technology education programs for 3,500 students at four campuses, in addition to 11,000 satellite students at 36 different school districts around Cincinnati, Ohio. To keep students, staff, visitors and buildings safe, Great Oaks developed a three-pronged approach to managing and sustaining its safety program: Staff training – Great […]

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