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TECedge Presents Recommendations for Ensuring Safe and Secure Schools at MASC/MASS Conference

November 6, 2014 --

Barnstable, MA — TECedge team members Marcia Kaplan, Stephen Kelley and Eric Willard from Elert&Associates delivered a presentation entitled Recommendations for Ensuring Safe and Secure Schools at the Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC) and Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (MASS) conference in Barnstable, Massachusetts on November 6, 2014.

TECedge provided an overview of effective practices to prevent, prepare, respond, and recover from incidents that impact students and staff. The team presented:

  • protocols for identifying and preemptively addressing behavioral health concerns within the school community;
  • approaches for assessing risk, security, and vulnerability
  • working with your team to create a School Emergency Operations plan
  • types of safety and security training including drills, and exercises
  • procedures for communicating effectively before, during, and after a crisis
  • tactics for working with first responders
  • strategies for helping students, staff, and community recover after a traumatic event

Click on Recommendations for Ensuring Safe and Secure Schools to view their PowerPoint presentation.

The state's Massachusetts Task Force Report on School Safety and Security, July 2014 provides additional information and resources.

TECedge, The Education Consultants, is a team of experienced practitioners and strategic partners who work exclusively with educational organizations nationwide to help them plan and implement cost-effective solutions to support and enhance lifelong learning.



For More Information Contact:

Marcia Kaplan TECedge LLC
1 Mifflin Place, Suite 400
Cambridge, MA 02138
Tel: 617-276-6478

Send inquiries to: info@tecedge.net


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