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Safety & Security: Using a Vulnerability Assessment to Transform School Safety

Risk Management | When families’ expectations around school security have changed, a comprehensive assessment and redesign of school safety approaches may pay dividends. Article by Elliott Robinson, Milton Hershey School From the July/August 2020 Net Assets magazine Feature...


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Safety & Security: Drill Down

Risk Management | Regular exercises can make safety policies and procedures stick and help your school fully prepare for an emergency. Article by Jeff Bedford, Holton-Arms School From the March/April 2020 Net Assets magazine Most schools have come a very long way to prepare...


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Safety & Security: Safe Returns

Risk Management | Strong crisis response protocols and community relations helped one school manage a serious threat to campus security. Article by Emilia Ferreira, Escola Americana do Rio de Janeiro From the January/February 2020 Net Assets magazine All photos courtesy of...


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Safety & Security: Knowing Your Neighbor

Risk Management | A behavioral threat assessment policy can help those in a close-knit independent school identify unusual behaviors and quickly intervene. Article by Kenna Powell, Providence Day School From the November/December 2019 Net Assets magazine Creating a safe and...


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Safety & Security: On Cameras

Risk Management | Security cameras today cost less and do more. With proper installation and monitoring, they can mitigate risk and head off lawsuits. Article by Bobby Brasher, Brook Hill School From the July/August 2019 Net Assets magazine Feature image courtesy of Brook...


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Your Rights During an OSHA Safety Check

(From Fisher Phillips Newsletter) Employers have the right to be present for any walk-around conducted during an OSHA inspection. Best practices for protecting your walk-around rights includes being assertive of your rights, even when a safety and health officer (CSHO) has not specifically told...


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Safety & Security: Is Security Part of Your School’s Culture?

Risk Management | Spending alone won’t make your school more secure. The most effective security strategies prioritize school culture. Article by Dan Stephens, Invictus Consulting, LLC From the May/June 2019 Net Assets magazine When it comes to school security, I often hear...


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Cost of Confrontational Active-Shooter Tactics

(from the New York Times) On Tuesday, two high school students in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, carried out an active-shooter attack at their school, killing one student and wounding eight others. All casualties followed students' efforts to stop the gunman by rushing him in the face of gunfire....


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Educators-First Security

Risk Management | Teachers and students should be at the center of school security training, and empowered (not intimidated) for the most effective results. “School safety is an education issue that happens to involve safety and security. It’s not a law enforcement issue that happens to...


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Over-Zealous Drills Harm More than Prepare

(from EdWeek and ABC News) As schools ramp up active-shooter drills, some training tactics — especially those meant to simulate real-life scenarios — are doing more harm than good, educators and safety experts say. Stories have sprung up around the country of law enforcement officers firing...