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Managing After-School Facility Security
The thought of managing safety and security of schools when classes are not in session is a daunting task for school administrators. Because of the lucrative facilities they offer, schools are often utilized by sporting groups and other civic and community organizations for a variety of functions. But determining how to keep these buildings safe and secure in the absence of the type of security measures mandated during school hours can be a near impossible challenge. This podcast will focus on the critical problems school administrators face in this area and provide effective solutions for ensuring the safety and security of their buildings during these challenging off school hours. By taking a proactive approach in addressing these issues, administrators can ensure their schools are safe and secure around the clock.
Avoiding Public Communications Disasters
An essential ingredient to managing any significant incident at your school is public communications. Without successful communications with the public and media outlets, a crisis can actually worsen. Not to mention you and your school being portrayed in a very ill light. This podcast focuses on the five essential ingredients to avoiding public communications disasters. By following these steps, school administrators can dramatically increase their capacity to survive a crisis as well as instill confidence in the community of their ability to do so.
The difference between success and failure during a crisis is largely linked to the preparation you engage in before an incident ever occurs. Developed effectively, emergency plans provide an organized and systematic method for identifying, mitigating responding and recovering from threats that pose a significant threat to the school population. Effective emergency planning can also provide increased legal protection. Schools that have failed to establish comprehensive emergency plans have in some cases been found liable for their actions.This podcast will focus on the three critical mistakes made by school administrators in the development of these emergency plans. By avoiding these mistakes, administrators can establish effective emergency plans that will help thier schools avoid and when necessary survive a crisis.