School Safety and Security

Learning is a personal and a collective process that demands self-discipline, risk-taking, and broad levels of shared expectations among participants. Intellectual labor requires high levels of trust and security in the school and the classroom. When adults and students are placed at risk from inadequately protected facilities, disruption of learning routines, physical and cyber threats, and absence of emotional and physical support, learning is unnecessarily limited. The overarching goal in this Sector is to establish high levels of vigilance to the Safety and Security of adults and students to ensure the best possible supportive learning environment. Two Interactive Performance Systems (IPS) support the Sector of School Safety and Security.

Component IPS

  1. Safety and Security (SFTY)—The programs, protocols, activities, and facilities put in place to assure a secure and safe school environment, exemplified by a sense of well-being, trust, open communication, and assurance that interpersonal and organizational problems can be anticipated, defused, and solved. Emergencies and crises can be planned for, prevented whenever possible, and when present, effectively dealt with to minimize disruption, injury, and repetition.
  2. Universal Acceptance of Expectations (UAE)—Comprehensive yet clear performance expectations are developed, deployed among stakeholder groups, accepted as legitimate, and used to improve organization and staff performance and guide the improvement of student behavior and achievement.
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