School Safety is an important priority for all 73 Catholic schools throughout western Washington. The OCS works in partnership with many local, regional and state agencies to secure helpful resources.
The OSPI School Safety Center provides resources to districts and ALL schools to help in the development of high-quality emergency operations and safety plans. Feeling safe is fundamental for a positive learning environment. School safety builds a cycle of PREVENTION….PROTECTION….MITIGATION….RESPONSE…. and RECOVERY so schools are positioned well to handle any situation.Readiness and Emergency Management (REMS) for Schools has a REMS Guide with resources for planning. Also, REMS guides with K-12 Key Topics that schools need to be mindful of in today’s world. School Climate and Emergencies resources help us all support local school campuses, building safety, relationships and engagement, and a careful review of the environment.
The Archdiocese of Seattle: Office of Property and Construction
Through the leadership of Ed Foster, Director, and his team, our Catholic schools have access to comprehensive resources and trainings.