Building Design: Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)

Building Design: Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)
• Provide students with spaces necessary to facilitate access to resources, such as counselors, social workers, etc.
• Spaces that facilitate healthy social interactions – natural light, views, etc.
• De-escalation spaces
• Small Learning Communities offer the possibility of breaking larger schools down into smaller environments to foster positive relationships and trust between staff and student, as well as amongst the student body.

Resource Links:
Social and Emotional Learning Solutions
https://www.air.org/resource/social-and-emotional-learning-sel-solutions-air

Preparedness and Planning

Preparedness and Planning
• Step One: Participatory Design & Community Engagement
• Step Two: Know the Threat
• Step Three: Designing for Safety

Resource Links:
Preparedness Programs and Resources for School Administrators (Child Care, K-12, Higher Education)
http://www.caloes.ca.gov/for-individuals-families/school-emergency-planning-safety

Design: Operational – Physical Preparedness and Response

Design: Operational – Physical Preparedness and Response (CPTED, Bldg. and grounds)
• Upholding good design practices, maintaining spaces that are appropriate for education
• Security and Design must have a symbiotic relationship
• Incremental approaches to creating safer schools can be applied to both new facilities and existing facilities
• Good design can be cost-effective
• Every child should have a safe place to learn
• Safe school require a holistic design and address all varieties of emergencies (not just products, etc.).

Resource Links:
Seven important building design features to enhance school safety and security
https://www.doe.in.gov/sites/default/files/safety/seven-important-building-design-features-enhance-school-safety-and-security-isssa-2014.pdf

Technology: Communication Goal

Technology: Communication Goal
• Right Information to the
• Right People at the
• Right Time so they can make the
• Right Decisions and issue the
• Right Communications.

Resource Links:
School safety, Security and Emergency preparedness
https://www.nsba.org/services/school-board-leadership-services/school-safety-and-security

Policy: School Level Staff Training in ERP Planning and Working with ERP Staff

Policy: School Level Staff Training in ERP Planning and Working with ERP Staff

  • School Districts must remain committed to providing members of the collaborative community and visitors with the safest and most secure environment
  • One of the goals of A4LE is to design policies and regulations to create a safer environment for students, staff, parents and visitors.
  • Should an area of weakness be found during the planning process, modules should be tested and corrective actions developed to ensure familiarity with activation and recovery procedures as well as the testing, training, and exercise needs of school personnel.
  • Test: Confirm whether or not procedures, processes, and systems function as intended
  • Train: Ensure that all personnel know what to do, how to do it, and when it should be done
  • Exercise: provide practice and verification of whether parts of the plan or the entire plan works as intended

Resource Links:
The FBI study: Implications for Campus Safety Professionals
http://safehavensinternational.org/fbi-study-implications-campus-safety-professionals/

 

Safe supportive Learning: Environment
https://safesupportivelearning.ed.gov/topic-research/environment

 

Safe supportive Learning: School Climate Measurement
https://safesupportivelearning.ed.gov/topic-research/school-climate-measurement

Policy: Emergency Response Planning- District level, School level, Coordination with local county Emergency Planners

• Develop a common operating view across a school district and individual schools to get a range of their threat level concerns
• Ensure the availability to segment crisis responses
• Recognize the productive relationship of mutual trust between public safety agencies and the School Districts
• Community involvement plays a major role in creating response plans, by providing information about threats and hazards in their schools and neighborhoods

Resource Links:
Violence Prevention in Schools
https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/violence-prevention-in-schools-march-2017.pdf/view

 

NEA Guide aims to help schools respond, recover from crises
http://neatoday.org/2018/05/29/nea-school-crisis-guide/