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School Security Audits – The Missing School Safety Factor

School Security Audits

SCHOOL SECURITY MANAGEMENT AUDIT

A Complete Assessment of All Security Systems and Policies Within Schools or Districts

In 1989, SERAPH developed and executed the first school SCHOOL SECURITY MANAGEMENT AUDIT in the United States. The SERAPH propriety system is a unique way to completely assess the needs of a school or district as they relate to safety and security issues.

The correct issues addressed in a USDOE level climate assessment:

LIABILITY ISSUES WITH THE MANAGEMENT OF SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS

The TASA Group

The TASA Group

Attorneys – School Administrators – School Board Members

 

On Thursday, May 2, 2013, at 2 p.m. ET, The TASA Group, Inc., in conjunction with school safety experts Andy Demidont and Dale Yeager, will present a free, one-hour, interactive webinar, LIABILITY ISSUES WITH THE MANAGEMENT OF SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS, for all legal professionals. Click here to register for this webinar.

SERAPH School Safety & Education Management

A WELL MANAGED SCHOOL IS A SAFE AND EFFECTIVE SCHOOL

 

SERAPH SCHOOL SERVICES provides problem solving for School Administrators, School Boards and Departments of Education.

Michael Smerconish talks to Profiler Dale Yeager on the Sandy Hook Tragedy

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Michael Smerconish is a nationally syndicated radio host, newspaper columnist, author and MSNBC contributor.

Michael talks to profiler Dale Yeager on the Sandy Hook Tragedy on Soundcloud.

Smerconish has often been recognized for his radio work. Talkers Magazine has consistently named him one of America’s most important talk show hosts. In 2009, prior to his syndication, Radio and Records named him the nation’s Local Personality of the Year. In 2011, the National Association of Broadcasters selected him as a Marconi Award finalist in the category of Best Network/Syndicated Host. He has often been the recipient of several (Philadelphia) Achievement in Radio awards, including Best Talk Show Host and Best Evening Program. Philadelphia Magazine has named him the City’s best talk show host, as well as one of the City’s most powerful citizens.

NEW FIRST OF ITS KIND NATIONAL PROGRAM TO HELP U.S. SCHOOLS WITH SCHOOL SAFETY PROBLEMS ANNOUNCED

A new national coalition of School Safety experts announced today the development of a “Super School Security Audit” program.

The program brings together a comprehensive auditing of emergency readiness, physical security [cameras, web based security, etc.] and climate assessment [classroom management, leadership evaluations, special education] by experienced law enforcement and education professionals.
“This is the first time that law enforcement and school administers have come together to create a comprehensive auditing process for School Safety, Emergency Response and Education Management”, states SERAPH CEO Dale Yeager.
The new process will allow schools officials to have an audit performed of their policies, training, management systems and security hardware to evaluate whether these systems are preventing safety and security issues.
“Many school districts’ do not have a formal process to accurately assess from a security perspective what is happening behind the scenes of their schools”, says Yeager. “This new process will provide them with accurate information and more importantly solutions to specific safety issues.
The new audit process also provides important documentation for schools to apply for Federal monies.
Yeager says, “The U.S. Department of Education requires climate assessments of Special Education departments and comprehensive assessment of security and safety issues. “Without this examination of their districts they will lose much needed Federal grant money.

STATE DEPARTMENT ISSUES ALERT ABOUT TERRORIST ATTACKS ON SCHOOLS, HOTELS AND PLACES OF WORSHIP

U.S. Department of State School Terrorism

The U.S. Department of State has issued a Worldwide Alert on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens throughout the world.

Schools, sporting events, residential areas, business offices, hotels, restaurants, and places of worship should increase their security and U.S. citizens should be extremely careful both in the U.S. and abroad.

“The Department of State has issued this Worldwide Caution to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness.”

Congressional School Safety Expert Says School Bus Beating, Evidence Of Poor Management By School Administrators

Dale Yeager a school safety expert says that the recent school bus beating of a 13 year old girl in Marion County School District is indicative of the poor management of students and staff that he sees as epidemic throughout U.S. schools.

Yeager who heads a research team which has provided three reports to Congress on school safety says the lack of training and management is at the heart of school bus related crime.

“Over the last 20 years and 28,000 schools we find a serious issue with the management of staff and students. This is at the heart of crimes such as this one, states Yeager. The dirty secret in American education is that disconnected and lazy Administrators significantly contribute to crimes against students.”

Neumann University Bullying Workshop for School Officials and School Board Members March 22

To help teachers and school administrators deal with issues of bullying on campus, Neumann University will host a workshop entitled School Safety: Solutions to Cliques, Truancy and Bullying on March 22 at Franklin Commons in Phoenixville, PA. March 22, 2011.

The program runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with presenter Dale Yeager, a nationally recognized school safety expert, who works with schools and government agencies across the country and overseas on safety issues.

SCHOOLS OBSESSED WITH SECURITY EQUIPMENT

One of the great frustrations we at SERAPH have had in our work with securing school environments over the past 20 years is the obsession many school board members and school administrators have with security equipment such as cameras.

In this article we will set the record straight about security equipment; when is it useful and when it increases security problems?

After the Columbine massacre on April 20, 1999 the school spent an obscene amount of money on security equipment for the high school. Six months later a student walked through these systems with a loaded handgun. The school administrators didn’t understand school safety before April 20th and they had learned little after it. Human beings must manage other human beings!