OSC Lunch and Learn Series: Critical Components of a District Safety Assessment
OSC can lend expert assistance on a variety of School Safety programs. Join us on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 9 am-Noon to learn more about “Critical Components of a District Safety Assessment” presented by Tim Del Vecchio, OSC Consultant for Security Services.
Why Do an Assessment?
- Identify strengths.
- Identify vulnerabilities.
- Identify new and emerging threats.
- Identify training needs.
- Identify need for physical security improvements.
- Prioritize remediation activities.
Benefits of an Assessment
- Provides a “snap shot” of the current state of play.
- Provides a platform to build a security strategy.
- Provides an outside opinion.
- Provides a support/business case for school security initiatives.
- May reduce insurance premiums.
- Reduce possible concerns by school board members and the community.
- Visit and examine school buildings.
- Interview relevant staff members.
- Review training activities.
- Examine communication capacity.
- Review existing emergency plans.
- Review previous emergency tests and safety drills.
- Attend safety committee meeting.
- Draft a detailed report with recommendations for improvements.
- Appear before board or other governing body (upon request).
After the Assessment
- Promote and Facilitate training (active shooter refreshment, stop the bleed, behavioral assessment)
- Provide or assist with finding trainers at affordable rates.
- Assist with networking – connections with schools that have already purchased certain security equipment.
- Ohio Schools Council bulk buying service.
- Alerts regarding funding opportunities.
- Date: December 13, 2018
- Start Time: 9:00 am
- End Time: 12:00 pm
- Location: ESC of Cuyahoga County (6393 Oak Tree Blvd., Independence)