Schools

School Bus Risk Management

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January 30th, 2012

The school transportation department of Redondo Beach, CA developed this list of thought provoking questions for school bus risk management. If your district suffers a serious school bus accident, be prepared to answer these types of questions: What Specific Steps Must a Person Take to  Become a School Bus Driver? Is there a specific initial» Read Full Article

Bullying In News More Than Ever Before

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August 17th, 2011

Bullying is in the news more and more, which can only help awareness and prevention.  Nationwide, one in six students in grades 6 through 10 say they’re bullied several times a month; nearly one in five students report being the bully at least sometimes, according to a 2001 Olweus study.  R&R Insurance is an endorsed agent» Read Full Article

School Safety: Establishing Separation Policies and Procedures Can Save Lives

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March 3rd, 2011

This article recently appeared in Public School Risk Institute’s Risk Central, written by Paul Timm. He offers an excellent list of questions at the end for administrators to consider in the prevention of another tragedy. School Safety: Establishing Separation Policies and Procedures Can Save Lives Paul Timm – March 03, 2011 Less than 30 days after» Read Full Article

Ten Tips To Avoid Sexual Accusations For School District Staff

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February 15th, 2011

This article gives good advice on the subject of sexual molestation. This is a district’s best defense for allegations in a particular molestation event. The best way that school personnel can protect themselves against harassment and sexual abuse allegations is to avoid scenarios with students that could be inappropriate, misunderstood or misinterpreted by students or staff. Ten Tips to Preventing Sexual» Read Full Article

Valuable Tips For Playground Safety Efforts

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February 8th, 2011

Dan Larsen, Coordinator of Facilities and Operations with West Allis-West Milwaukee School District wrote a synopsis of playground safety January issue of the WSSCA (Wisconsin School Safety Association) that is worth your read.  He also offers a few valuable links to assist with your playground safety efforts.   This ties in nicely with the upcoming» Read Full Article

8 Ways to Protect Yourself On Social Networks

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January 27th, 2011

We saw a great article written by Russ Banhan of Independent Agent magazine, about personal and business exposures from the use of social media. Here’s eight ways to reduce your exposure: 1. On Facebook and other social media sites, take advantage of the highest security settings and only allow “friends” – not “friends of friends”» Read Full Article

Oconomowoc Students Learn About Bullying Through Drama

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January 7th, 2011

Students at the local Greenland Elementary School in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin are learning how to combat bullying issues through CLIMB Theater. CLIMB (an acronym for Creative Learning Ideas for Mind and Body) performs interactive drama classes on the topics of bullying prevention for second, third and fourth graders. CLIMB’s program reached almost 200,000 students last year!» Read Full Article

Public Sector Employers Are Not Exempt From OSHA Reporting

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January 6th, 2011

Municipalities, public schools and anyone employing “public sector” employees must complete an OSHA 300 log.  The deadline is March 1 each year for public sector employers.  Additionally, they are required to annually complete form SBD-10710 which is the same information that is on the OSHA 300A form.  Unlike OSHA that requires completion of the log by companies that employ» Read Full Article

Bullying is a Global Concern

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January 4th, 2011

Global news is showing that bullying and cyber-bullying issues aren’t just making national headlines – it’s a serious problem on a global scale. In a recent article posted in DailyIndia.com, a Norwegian researcher indicates that two out of three children experienced bullying via the Internet or mobile phones on a regular basis, while twice as many girls» Read Full Article

Age-Based Guidelines for Children's Internet Use

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December 9th, 2010

While the internet technology allows children unprecedented access to information and knowledge, it also leaves them potentially vulnerable to online predators and cyberbullying. Here are parental tips and the age-based children’s internet use guidelines that the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests: For Parents: Monitor you child’s internet use and content. Make rules regarding appropriate and inappropriate sites.» Read Full Article