Once the situations threatening student safety have been identified and prioritized, it’s time to determine the broad categories of activities necessary to meet a school district’s in loco parentis obligations Perhaps the simplest approach is to consider a time line encompassing what should be...
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May 08, 2008
May 06, 2008
The first point of emergency planning is that success will be measured in a real emergency, by the extent to which people play the parts laid out in the plan. Buy-in is especially important when "civilians" play a crucial role. Public education may be unique in the extent to which "the line" is manned by people whose day job is not emergency response.
April 30, 2008
Comprehensive Emergency Planning for Public Schools (II): The Evolving Challenge of In Loco Parentis
Any discussion of emergency planning should start with the unique legal responsibility of public schools to assure student safety and the explosive growth of complexity in carrying out the task.
April 29, 2008
Public k-12 schools are very different from any other facility secured by government or private contractors, and the government's responsibility to k-12 students is very different from that of the owner of any other secured facility to the people within.