NEW Online Course: Assessing Your School’s Site

ByMike V. Cooper

Apr 13, 2022

The following opportunity is offered by the REMS TA Center, a partner of the US Department of Education, Office of Safe and Supportive Schools.

Is your school or school district looking to review the safety, security, accessibility, and emergency preparedness of its building and grounds? Do your ongoing assessments include a site assessment? To help K-12 school safety teams conduct site assessments, the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, and its REMS TA Center are pleased to provide a NEW online course: Assessing your school’s site.

These 30 to 45 minutes free The online course is intended to help K-12 school staff (public and non-public), school district administrators and staff, national/regional education agency staff, and their partners to develop a Better understanding of site assessments and how to review safety, security, emergency management, and building and grounds readiness for K-12. This online course uses an engaging visual format and interactive features, such as learning activities and quizzes, to help you learn about

  • Site reviewsincluding their purpose and role in the planning process, how often they should be conducted, by whom they should be conducted, and the process for conducting them.
  • Building Design Principles that guide site assessments, such as crime prevention through environmental design and universal design.
  • Data site assessments and how they can be used to inform your school’s emergency operations plan and safety, security, emergency management and preparedness programs.
  • Tools who are available to support you in this important work.

Get more information and take the course here.

If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please contact REMS TA CENTER at 1-855-781-REMS [7367] or by e-mail to [email protected] or contact the Maine School Safety Center.

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