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9 Back-to-School Safety Tips for Educators & Administrators

1. Be a visible presence in greeting all students and parents visiting your school.
2. Conduct a formal review of all school safety policies and school emergency plans to ensure they properly cover all current school safety issues, are updated to reflect staff and building changes, and are compliant with the Connecticut Public Act 13-3.
3. Have a School Safety Assessment completed of your district/school to identify safety weaknesses and strengths as well as receive advice on correcting deficiencies. This is required by Public Act 13-3 every two (2) years.
4. Ensure that staff is provided professional development training on school safety, emergency management, and bullying.
5. Connect with community first responders, police, fire, and EMS, to review their crisis response protocol. This is required annually per Public Act 13-3.
6. Create a school/district wide safe and supportive school climate that provides district wide behavioral expectations, caring school climate programs, psychological and counseling services, and violence/bullying prevention programs.
7. Consider establishing a reporting system for bullying and safety concerns.
8. Conduct and establish a regular schedule for safety drills with local Law Enforcement and Fire Services in accordance with Public Act 13-3. (evacuation, lock down, shelter in place).
9. Establish and train a crisis response team for each school and district using lecture, tabletop exercises and full response drills. Have a regular schedule for team meetings.
For more information and assistance, please contact your CIRMA Risk Management Consultant.

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