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.
SCHOOL SAFETY PLANNING TOOLKIT – 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. Safety resources from A to Z can be found at OSPI: The School Safety Resource Library.
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, including:
There are 9 ESDs throughout Washington state. ALL ESDs are developing a School Safety Center to support schools. Catholic schools are able and encouraged to access safety services through the Educational Service Districts (ESDs) in western Washington.
ESD 121 – Puget Sound
800 Oakesdale Ave. SW Renton, 98057
(425) 917-7600 or (800) 664-4549 http://www.psesd.org The safety of students is a primary concern for educators, parents, and the community. The current global and regional climate requires heightened school preparedness efforts in response to a myriad of threats and hazards. The PSESD Safety Co-op strengthens safety services in school communities across the region through high quality training, networking, and coordination opportunities that are culturally responsive and trauma informed. PS ESD Safety Co-Op
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