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Best Practices

The U.S. Department of Education statistics report that there are approximately 15 homicides and 5 suicides on campus per year. Each time there is an active shooter situation on a campus is one time too many. This Campus Safety resource center  includes tools on active shooter, weapons on campus and school violence.


Abuse & Bullying

“Is Your House in Order?”
Establish a comprehensive child abuse prevention program.

Keys for Bullying and Suicide Prevention in Schools
Dr. Scott Poland presents keys for preventing bullying and suicide.

Document: Protecting Kids From Cyberbullying
A bullying prevention guide issued by Microsoft.

Document: Model Suicide Prevention Policy
The purpose of this policy is to protect the health and well-being of all district students by having procedures in place to prevent, assess the risk of, intervene in, and respond to suicide.


Title IX

Briefing: Title IX and AB 1266: Agencies Release Guidance on Protections for Transgender Students
Guidance regarding the treatment of transgender students has recently been issued, both on a state and a federal level. This Briefing details this guidance as it pertains specifically to California educational institutions.

Examples of Policies and Emerging Practices for Supporting Transgender Students
This guide shares some common questions on topics such as school records, privacy, and terminology, and then explains how some state and school district policies have answered these questions.



Preventing School Violence – What Schools Should Consider When Thinking Safety
My Community Workplace article on preventing school violence.

Active Shooter on Campus – Best Practices
Best practices for the event of an active shooter.

5 Ways to Make Schools Safer
Dave Long, former CA Secretary of Education and current Safe Schools Conference Chair, outlines key actions you can take today to make your school safer.