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New School Program To Provide Affordable Safety And Federal Special Education Grant Assistance For U.S. Schools
A new training program entitled the SCHOOL SAFETY ASSESSMENT CERTIFICATION PROGRAM which provides schools with federal level training to assist in securing Special Education funding has been announced today.
The new program trains and certifies school based personnel to audit their safety, emergency management and Special Education systems – known by the U.S. Department of Education as a Climate Assessment. This assessment provides important documentation for schools to apply for Federal grant monies.
New research suggests that as students become more popular and climb the social hierarchy of middle and high school, they are at increased risk for gossip, harassment and even physical attacks from rivals competing for status.
And the adverse consequences of that bullying — including increased depression, anxiety and anger, and decreased school attachment — are magnified the more popular the victim, according to the paper published in April’s American Sociological Review.
The recent knife attack at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville PA by student Alex Hribal is another in a long line of school crimes – Newtown Public School District Sandy Hook Elementary, Virginia Tech and Columbine – to name a few.
But what are the facts?
Attack occurred just before the first class was scheduled to begin.
Alex Hribal 16-year-old male suspect –used two kitchen knives.
22 injured including Capital Asset Protection security guard John Resetar.
3 Questions Every Parent – Grandparent Should Ask School Board Members About Their Children’s Safety
Get a group of parents together write a letter with these questions then submit it to your school board:
What proof of Prevention policies and training do they have? [denial of entry to a school]
Do they have a formal process for outside security walks every 15-30 minutes? [if the school has security guards make them show you the plan]
Has a Federal level [U.S. Department of Education – United States Department of Justice] security MANAGEMENT audit been done in the last 12 months?
READ The SERAPH Congressional report on the
“No child falls through the cracks. They are dropped through or shoved through by lazy, emotionally immature adults and unethical professionals”
After the Columbine shootings I made this statement during an interview on national television. The reporter asked if I really believed that statement and I replied, “absolutely!”
But you may ask what this statement has to do with the issue of truancy? Simple, truant children – who are routinely late or absent – come from dysfunctional homes. Those homes in my experience are led by caregivers who are more concerned about their own pleasures and convenience than the welfare of their children. Some may say that this is an unkind assessment. My response to them is simple, visit these homes and you will see that this is not an aberration.