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The Role of Technology in Today’s School Safety Landscape

This post originally appeared on Safe and Sound Schools and was written by Dan Trepanier. To view the original post, click here. Everyone wants the schools in their community to be safe. We can all agree on this. Yet, safety is often taken for granted. For decades, schools were considered a safe haven where caring

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Every Second Counts Emergency Management

Every Second Counts

Crisis. It’s the last thing anyone ever wants. No matter how strong you are, what you’ve been through or how much crisis training you’ve taken — no one wants to go through an emergency situation. Our schools are one place where preparing for crisis incidents needs to be a regular occurrence. The fire drills from

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Equipped Against Chaos

Sandy Hook. Columbine. Marysville. Nickel Mines. Our nation has seen tragedy strike in our schools month after month, year after year. The shootings at these schools have been terrifying, complex, and stress the need on all of us for schools to have a serious plan for school safety. Fires, tornados, bomb threats, active shooters, gas

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Five Hundred Million

That’s how many hours our volunteers spend in schools every single year. 500,000,000 Hours. That’s over 57,000 people years! That’s almost as long as it took to build the Great Pyramid in Egypt. That’s the more than nine times the length of modern human civilization on our planet that is contributed voluntarily every single year to our

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A Scary Carnival

Imagine, if you will: it’s Wednesday, October 22nd. Your school’s fall carnival is less than three days away. You have 20 game booths, 10 concession stands, and a silent auction to manage over a four-hour carnival. That means you need over 100 volunteers. Last year’s carnival raised more than $25,000 to help fund programs at

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Safe Schools

Everyone wants the schools in their community to be safe. We can all agree on this. Often times, though, safety is taken for granted. For decades, schools were considered a safe haven where caring teachers taught and young children learned. Even when circumstances in the world outside were chaotic, schools were a safe place. Over the

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