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Avoid the 4 Common Drill Errors

Avoid the 4 Common Drill Errors

Having evaluated a countless number of drills with Districts, I often see the same evaluation mistakes being made time and time again. Below is a list of the 4 most common mistakes along with corrective guidance: 1. Not Evaluating Drills While virtually every school...

Slash Portable Radios Costs by 90%

Slash Portable Radios Costs by 90%

It's no secret that good communications is vitally important when managing an emergency. I routinely recommend to K-12 schools, the need to put portable radios in the hands of all: building and district administrators building and district emergency response teams...

Put Out the Fire – The Two Minute Guide

Fire extinguishers are ALL OVER your school building. But if you have ever asked a staff member where the nearest one is to their workspace..... get ready for the blank look. How about how to actually use one? The vast majority of school personnel we question, have no...

The Biggest K-12 Training Mistake

The Biggest K-12 Training Mistake

Nothing creates more liability for a District in the wake of crisis than failing to adequately train staff in how to manage emergencies in your schools. Tough questions will be asked of administrators regarding the type and frequency of training provided. To be on...

NY Smart Schools Bond Act

NY Smart Schools Bond Act

The NY Smart Schools Bond Act (SSBA) of 2014 authorized the issuance of $2 billion of general obligation bonds to finance improved educational technology and infrastructure to improve learning and opportunity for students throughout the State. The SSBA requires that a...

Recess Staff Must Be Trained

Recess Staff Must Be Trained

Whether the weather is warm or cold, kids need a break at school to release energy during recess. However, the current state of supervision, or lack thereof, during recess time has left most schools with an unsafe outdoor environment. In most cases, large groups of...

Establishing Visitor Protocols

Establishing Visitor Protocols

The lack of visitor protocol is a common problem in schools across all school districts. Most school administrators wrestle with how to properly establish visitor protocol, and every administration comes up with a different plan. This results in insufficient visitor...

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