Emergency Preparedness in Schools: What Administrators Need to Know

Emergency Preparedness in Schools: What Administrators Need to Know

The COVID-19 pandemic showed the vital importance of emergency preparedness in schools. With the possibilities of school shootings and natural disasters on the rise, schools need emergency preparedness plans more than ever. It’s important to know and implement the...
Mental Health Requirements in Mississippi’s School Safety Act

Mental Health Requirements in Mississippi’s School Safety Act

In the past twenty years, American schools experienced a rapid increase in mass shootings. Schools saw the need to train staff and students to prepare for an active shooter situation. In Mississippi, the Mississippi House Education Committee outlined the requirements...
Florida’s School Safety Database: What Administrators Need to Know

Florida’s School Safety Database: What Administrators Need to Know

On February 14th, 2018, seventeen students lost their lives in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Stoneman Douglas students started the #NeverAgain movement to stop gun violence. At the same time, Florida lawmakers,...
Best Practices for Responding to Cyberbullying Reports

Best Practices for Responding to Cyberbullying Reports

In most states, schools are legally required to develop procedures to respond to bullying and cyberbullying. However, the right course of action isn’t always clear. There are many ways to handle a cyberbullying report, but not all of them will result in the best...
School Bullying Prevention Plans

School Bullying Prevention Plans

Bullying can take several different forms, and it can sometimes be difficult to spot. It’s important to be open about bullying, especially within a classroom. If students learn what kinds of actions, words and behaviors could be hurtful to their peers, bullying...