The school year has begun and there are so many things we must attend to. School safety is an extremely important issue, but how do you know where to invest your time and money first?
Which facets of school safety you should tackle first
Start with the basics. If you haven’t already done so, maybe this is the year to perform a site vulnerability assessment. This will allow you to locate and repair all those little things that could cause an injury to someone.
Perhaps you’d like to conduct a student school climate survey. We know that students’ perception of school climate is what really matters when it comes to feeling accepted and bonded to school. Kids are often aware of issues that we, as adults, can easily miss.
Why not go a step further and do a staff or parent school climate assessment?
The information obtained by any of these three surveys will give you valuable information about what needs to be addressed to create the safest school possible. An added bonus is that you can use the data to apply for funding and to track your progress along the way.