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Do You Know These School Safety Best Practices?
Of all the responsibilities facing principals, teachers, and administrators, school safety tops the list. Learning cannot happen outside of a safe and secure environment.
Unfortunately, establishing a safe and nurturing environment isn’t enough; we must also be vigilant when it comes to protecting it.
Protecting your school community requires communication, consistency, and the confidence from all parties involved that the building’s critical incident process will keep everyone safe.
That’s why conversations about school safety are dominating the education industry, perhaps more so than ever before, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this ebook, you’ll discover…
- The current state of schools
- Best practices for emergency plans
- Tactics for effectively training staff
- The most commonly missed aspect of emergency prep
Dr. Brian Van Brunt
Dr. Brian Van Brunt is the Deputy Director of Safety at DPREP and has served as the assistant deputy director for training at Secure Community Network and is the lead content expert for InterACTT.org.
The past president of the National Association for Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment (NABITA) as well as the American College Counseling Association, Brian has provided consulting services to schools and universities across the world on a wide variety of topics related to threat assessment, student mental health, counseling, campus violence, and behavioral intervention.
Saravana ‘Pat’ Bhava, is the founder & CEO of Pikmykid. After his daughter went missing during school dismissal, he founded Pikmykid to provide technology that enhances school safety from the time a student arrives until they return safely home.
Since founding Pikmykid, Pat Bhava has done extensive research on school safety protocols and tools. In addition, he has spoken at numerous education conferences and is the host of the podcast Innovators in Education.
Jeff Solomon served in law enforcement for 27 years. During that time, he worked for the California State University Police Department and the Grant School District Police Department – six years of which he served as the Chief of Police. During his tenure, Jeff was responsible for implementing the School Resource Officer program within the Grant School District.
Jeff is now the National Safety Director at DPrep, training K-12 schools, colleges, universities, law enforcement, and workplace on issues related to threat assessment, crisis preparedness, crisis response, emergency operations, behavioral intervention, mental health, diversity, equity and inclusion.