Risk Management

  • Risk Management | Several states have gone beyond federal laws that prohibit smoking, to include bans on vaping. Many now apply to independent school buildings and grounds. Edited from a piece that originally ...

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  • Risk Management | Experts attribute trend to greater prevalence of sesame seeds and oils in the modern diet. Is sesame on the menu in your school’s cafeteria or dining hall? If so, it might be a good time to ...

  • Risk Management | Knowing the top risks other independent schools face can help your school avoid getting stuck in the early phases of a risk management program. Article by Constance Neary and Alex Miller, ...

  • Risk Management | Dismissal is the riskiest time of day. A few best practices can help schools more safely direct students in a multitude of directions. Article by Mark Ruiters, SchoolPass From the January/February ...

  • Risk Management | Schools should look for more than sexual misconduct when identifying educator behaviors that can hurt students. The “rescue mentality” is a real risk. Article by David Wolowitz, McLane Middleton ...

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  • Risk Management | Traditional lockdown drills demoralized students and staff. New protocols built confidence and capabilities. Photo above: Staff and students at Indian Creek School assemble "go buckets" for ...

  •   Risk Management | Strong concussion management policy and protocol can protect students from life-threatening injuries — and schools from legal fallout. While people around the country gather to watch football ...

  • Risk Management | Including these in employee and student contracts allows schools to avoid the court system. But are they the right move for your school? Article by Drew Davis and Joseph Bevington IV, Folger ...

  • Risk Management | While active shooter events draw overwhelming attention, sympathy and concern, reactions to them should not drive a school’s safety and preparedness policies, said safety experts from Kiernan ...

  • Risk Management | Faculty and staff who have completed popular active shooter training programs often perform worse in simulations than those with no training, according to this school safety expert.  Article ...