K-12 Administrators did not sign up for the roles of Security Director or Emergency Manager

We help you create exceptionally safe and prepared schools without the stress, complexity and time commitment

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Altaris is a BOCES Cooperative Service Provider

Altaris has been very helpful in taking our safety and security planning to a new level. I have been impressed with their level of knowledge regarding safety and security. They work well with all stakeholder groups. They are accessible 24-7 and understand the realities of how schools function.
Dr. Brendan Lyons

Superintendent, Arlington Central School District

Develop confident and capable staff, rock solid emergency plans and dramatically safer schools. 

Let’s face it, when you signed up to be an educator the responsibility of being an Emergency Manager or Director of Security was not part of the equation. But, as with all educators, the safety of the school population is your number one priority.


Virtually every district suffers from the same challenges that keep administrators up a night including:

  • feeling insecure that their buildings were truly safe
  • not knowing if they were doing enough and were truly capable of managing a serious critical incident
  • how to appropriately train and prepare your staff to respond in the event of an emergency

There is a wealth of information available on the internet or from local cooperatives and some of it is quite good. But as a K-12 administrator, you face tremendous time and workload challenges and simply don’t have the time and expertise to continually manage an effective Security & Emergency Management Program in your schools.

But how can you make this happen?

You don’t. We do.

We help you create exceptionally safe and prepared schools without the stress, complexity and time commitment

End-to-End K-12 Security & Emergency Preparedness 

Carefully designed to help you create safe, secure schools and confident and capable staff.

Emergency Management Program

A security and emergency preparedness program complete with on-going interactive training and live support. An ideal solution for busy K-12 school administrators.



Safer K-12 Schools Workshop

An intensive one or two-day Safety, Security & Emergency Preparedness certification program that provides administrators a step-by-step blueprint for creating safe and prepared schools.

Safety Assessments

Quickly identify critical safety and security risks, planning gaps and loopholes, plus a countless number of both low and no cost improvement opportunities in your school buildings.

In the News

Altaris CEO, John LaPlaca, interviewed by CBS News regarding lockdown drills in schools.

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Because the majority of active shooter incidents is generally over prior to the arrival of emergency responders, it is important that school staff and students understand their roles and responsibilities in emergency situations. Even in cases where a police officer is on site during an emergency, school staff must understand that they may be in a position to make life or death decisions for themselves and/or others. School staff must have proper training regarding their school’s emergency plan. They must also be aware of the Incident Command System and their roles and responsibilities. Most importantly, they must be provided with a variety of options for survival.
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In the News

Altaris CEO, John LaPlaca, interviewed by NBC News regarding safety and security measures in the Tri-State area.

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Altaris has been a great organization to work with on enhancing the safety and security of our schools. They have helped us develop a systematic approach to addressing safety concerns.
Dr. Dominick Palma

Superintendent, Merrick Union Free School District

In the News

Altaris CEO, John LaPlaca, invited by former NY State Senator Terrence Murphy to discuss school safety initiatives in New York State.

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Emergency Management Program

A security and emergency preparedness program complete with on-going interactive training and live support.

When you come to the realization, “We know there is loads of information that is available but we simply lack the time and expertise to continually manage the process“, then the Altaris Emergency Management program is the ideal solution.

The Altaris approach keeps all staff engaged and proficient based on their potential roles in an emergency. Altaris also ensures that schools are continually evaluating and refining all aspects of your safety, security and emergency management programs providing planned actionable steps. Hazards are quickly mitigated, planning loopholes are closed and any additional measures such as equipment or training are promptly identified.

What you get:

  • Private District/School Web Portal
  • District/Building Team Training Workshops
  • Monthly Faculty Training Series
  • Private K-12 Administrator Support Forum
  • Unlimited 24/7 Consultant Access
Altaris has been great to work with. They have helped up us to identify numerous improvement opportunities and continually work with our staff to strengthen their ability to prevent and manage emergencies.
Dr. Jonathan Ross

Superintendent, Blind Brook-Rye Union Free School District


“We have been very happy with the work Altaris has done for us.”

Nancy Barr

Board of Education

Blind Brook-Rye Union Free School District

Safer K-12 Schools Workshop

Quite simply the best K-12 security and emergency management training program your administrative team will ever experience.

Our most popular program brings our experts right to you! This intensive 1 or 2-day workshop will provide the necessary training and resources to help you:

  • Take the stress, complexity, and hassle out of K–12 security, and emergency preparedness in your schools.
  • Develop the capabilities of staff at all levels to prevent and respond effectively to virtually any emergency in their schools.
  • Quickly identify and mitigate safety and security risks in school buildings.
  • Avoid common wasteful investments in technology that do little to improve overall safety and security in schools.

This program is guaranteed to dramatically increase your confidence and capability to prevent and manage emergencies in your K–12 schools and your staff’s confidence in you!

What we cover:

  • Essential Emergency Planning Steps
  • Simple Six (TM) Protocol Response
  • Parent Reunification
  • Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Optimizing Technology & Equipment
  • Media Relations
  • Interactive Tabletop Exercises
  • Dozens of Downloadable Templates
  • 90 Days Unlimited Support

Bring our workshops to your School!

Altaris is a BOCES Cooperative Service Provider

Get the Results You’re Looking For

Bring our powerful, high-impact training programs to your school and show your employees you’re serious about their safety and security.

Maximize Your Training Budget

On-site Training allows you to provide role-specific training to workgroups or entire emergency response teams for less than the cost of traditional regional seminars or other training options.

Tailor the Training to Your School

We’ll help customize the training to reflect your unique schools and community. Training can be delivered at times and dates that fit your schedules.

On-site Training Programs Include These Added Bonuses

Pre-workshop Planning

We will coordinate with your team to collect the necessary data and plans to ensure your workshop is highly customized and a big success.

Up to 25 Participants

Your workshop registration includes up to 25 class participants.  Additional participants may be added to your workshop for a nominal fee.

Private Client Website

Each workshop registrant is provided a private client website containing instructional videos, as well as electronic versions of forms and templates.


Each participant receives an emergency management workbook that contains forms, templates worksheets and much more.

6 Months of Support

Questions about plans or procedures? Need advice or facility changes? Enjoy 6 Months of unlimited support with your workshop registration.

Monthly Faculty Training

Your workshop includes access to our exclusive monthly faculty training series. A series of short tabletop scenarios that can be used at monthly faculty meetings.

Security Assessments

Quickly identify critical hazards, planning gaps, and cost effective improvement opportunities to create dramatically safer schools.

Some administrators know exactly what they’d like to improve. Others want an independent overall assessment of their schools. In either case, an expert Safety and Security Assessment can pinpoint specific improvement opportunities for:

  • Individual school buildings
  • The District as a whole
  • Provide expert guidance for needed changes
  • Help you prioritize and put those changes into place

You’ll be paired with a member of our team, who will evaluate each of your school buildings, security systems, and emergency plans from top to bottom. We will provide you with a confidential improvement opportunities report covering buildings, procedures, technology and much more. Improvement opportunities are prioritized and developed into short and long-term implementation plans.

Improvement categories include:

  • Access Control
  • Visitor Management
  • Classroom Security
  • Technology
  • Emergency Protocols
  • Parent Reunification
  • After-school Security
  • Parking
  • and much more


Join some of our other satisfied clients in creating safer schools.

Arlington Central School District

Scarsdale Public Schools

Eastchester Central School District

New Rochelle City School District

Peekskill City School District

Merrick Union Free Central School District

Pelham Union Free Central School District

Cornwall Central School District

Beacon City School District

East Rockaway School District

Baldwin School District

Oceanside School District

Red Hook School District

Chappaqua School District

Lindenhurst School District

Babylon School District

Amityville School District

Lakeland Central School District

Bedford Central School District

White Plains City School District

Croton-Harmon School District

Rye City School District

Hendrick Hudson School District

Blind Brook School District

Kennedy Catholic High School

Pawling Central School District

North Shore School District

Northport School District

Bronxville School District

Lyceum Kennedy International School

Tuckahoe School District

Half Hollow Hills School District

Copiague School District

New York Institute for Special Education

Service Packages

Emergency Management Pgm

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Our security and emergency preparedness program complete with planning, on-going interactive training and unlimited 24/7 consultant support.

  • Private District/School Web Portal
  • District Team Training Workshop
  • Building Team Training Workshops
  • Monthly Faculty Training Series
  • Unlimited 24/7 Consultant Access
  • No Hassle Money Back Guarantee
Safer K-12 Schools

Contact Us for a Quote *

An intensive one or two-day workshop designed for K-12 administrative staff that provides an actionable safety, security and emergency preparedness blueprint.

  • Essential Emergency Planning
  • Simple Six (TM) Protocol System
  • Optimizing Access Control
  • Technology & Equipment
  • Building Assessments Also Available
  • No Hassle Money Back Guarantee
Safety and Security Assessments

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Safety and Security Assessment can pinpoint specific improvement opportunities and identify critical hazards and planning loopholes within:

  • School Buildings and Grounds
  • Emergency Plans and Procedures
  • Staff Emergency Response Training
  • Before and After-School Safety
  • Transportation Systems
  • Collaboration with Partners

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Let’s start with a conversation about your school. Click the button below, and we’ll schedule a time to talk to ensure we are a good fit for one another.
School Purchase Orders are Gladly Accepted

*   Based on number of schools and the necessary planning work. Emergency response team workshops can be provided on-site or via live via video conference with a dedicated instructor allowing two-way interaction.  Workshops are priced based upon the number of sessions and geographic locations. Fee does not include actual travel expenses outside our geographical office area. We are happy to provide you a detailed quote.