Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Reinforcing Safety Helps School Aide Save a Student’s Life

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Courses, Student Well-Being

Lunch at Dundee Elementary in Dundee, Ohio was off to a normal start one day in September until the school’s aide, Janet Dummermuth, who was supervising the first-graders, noticed a student panicking. “He was coughing at first and then headed for the water fountain, but I could tell this was more than something getting caught […]

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Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Salt Lake City School District: Streamlining School Safety Management

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Compliance, Courses, Human Resources, MSDS, Operations, OSHA, Workers' Comp

Prior to 2016, consistently managing on-site state and federally required staff training at Utah’s Salt Lake City School District was a hefty order. The district’s 41 schools span the entire city limits – approximately 109 square miles – and the time and effort it took to ensure all requirements were met often resulted in inefficiency […]

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Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Strongsville City Schools: Keeping Schools Safe with Proactive Crisis Prevention

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: *Hot Topics*, Courses, Crisis Response, Programs, Student Violence, Student Well-Being

Recent pressure from communities, lawmakers, and district stakeholders has led many districts to implement a proactive crisis prevention program. Here’s a look at how longtime PublicSchoolWORKS customer Strongsville City Schools has been working to enhance its crisis prevention program while continuing to rely on the StudentWatch Suite from PublicSchoolWORKS to ensure the health and safety […]

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Thursday, November 1st, 2018

New Data Shows 2018 Was the Worst Year for School Gun Violence

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: *Hot Topics*, Crisis Response, Student Violence, Student Well-Being

The Advanced Thinking in Homeland Security (HSx) program at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) has published a free database of school shooting information called the K-12 School Shooting Database. According the website, the database documents “each and every instance a gun is brandished, is fired, or a bullet hits […]

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