I was at the Campus of the Armenian Sister’s Academy recently to talk school safety with the staff. While covering the traditional emergency response plans of Shelter in Place, Evacuation or Lock-down, we also spent a good deal of time discussing the value of a Culture Of Safety on Campus.
Culture of Safety is what prevents events. A safety mindset is also a great early warning tool. If the School Community does not understand and accept their role in maintaining safety, they alarms and locks are your only defense.
The Academy values a healthy, welcoming climate at school. They are accomplishing this by keeping everyone involved and educated on how to keep their school safe.