The region’s School Safety and Security Cooperative held its 2015-2016 school year kickoff event on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. Leaders gathered together to explore the important issue of Threat Assessment in schools and collaborate with community partners to discuss plans to prevent and mitigate safety and security risks to students and staff.
Guest speaker Marci Scott, School Safety Consultant, provided an overview of the core components of a school threat assessment model that included both school and district level teams. Her nationally recognized best practice in school emergency preparedness program has supported schools to bridge gaps related to emergency plan development including Threat Assessment policy and procedures.
Attendees had the opportunity to meet with their local city, county and regional emergency, fire and law officials and discuss the challenges, concerns and needs that are specific to schools in their area.
Our efforts to foster safe, secure and supportive learning environments in our school communities continue.
For more information about the Cooperative, please contact Kristin Schutte at 360-405-5833 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.Next Event – School and Community Planning for Catastrophic Events:
- Clallam County: November 3, 2015, 9:30-12:30 (training) and 12:30-2:30 (working session for School Safety Collaborative Planning teams) – Located at the North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center, 905 W 9th St, Port Angeles, WA 98363
- Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason Counties: November 5, 2015, 9:30-12:30 (training) and 12:30-2:30 (working session for School Safety Collaborative Planning teams) – Located at the Olympic ESD 114, 105 National Ave. N., Bremerton, WA 98312