Comprehensive Safe Schools Planning
The Prevention Programs Department of the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) provides training and technical assistance for Region 6 of the California Schools/Law Enforcement Partnership (SLEP). The region encompasses Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Tuolumne, Calaveras and Amador Counties. Annual trainings coordinated as part of this role include a Comprehensive Safe Schools Planning (CSSP) Workshop, School Crisis Response Seminar and Bullying Prevention Training. Specialized trainings and guest speakers are also provided when possible to strengthen the school safety and emergency readiness throughout the region.
In recent years, a few laws regarding school bullying prevention policies went into effect. These laws include: AB 9, AB 1156 and AB 680. For the full text of these laws, visit www.leginfo.ca.gov and search for each bill by number. Some of this legislation may require districts to update school safety policies to include specific bullying prevention and intervention plans. Please review the additional references listed here and contact vbauman [ahtsym] stancoe [dhotsym] org (Vicki Bauman), Director III, Prevention Programs if you have any questions.
Improving School Climate
California Safe and Supportive Schools State-of-the-art practices, strategies and programs for improving school climate with practical recommendations for school staff, parents, and community members. Based on current research in education, school psychology, and other related disciplines.
Climate Connection Toolkit Toolkit outlines no– and low–cost practical strategies for examining your school’s climate, including the social and physical environment of your school.
Subscribe to the California Safe and Supportive Schools Newsletter The California Safe and Supportive Schools Newsletter is provided through a partnership between the California Department of Education and WestEd. Its purpose is to disseminate current information about, and provide educators with, learning supports for school climate assessment and intervention, including up-to-date information on California's School Climate, Health, and Learning Survey System (CalSCHLS).
- Summary report of bullying prevention legislation, effective July 1, 2012
- Sample compliance action plan for AB 9 in Word and PDF formats
The Stanislaus County Office of Education Prevention Programs Department is pleased to offer trainings to support student wellness and school safety, and include School Safety Planning Workshops, School Crisis Response Training and Bullying Prevention. Trainings are conducted by department staff and partners who have been trained to deliver the programs and have project experience in the content area. These programs can be scheduled in school, community or workplace settings and are available to any organization interested in hosting. Unless other arrangements are made with SCOE, host agencies will be responsible for participant recruitment and registration, facility reservation and room setup. SCOE can provide all necessary equipment if the designated training room does not have a built in system that meets the needs of the training. The costs listed below for each training program cover trainer fees and local travel (within Stanislaus County). Additional costs for participant materials are listed where applicable. Some of the training programs listed below can be tailored for specific audience groups and customized with district-specific data and activities. Please contact us for more information on these and other specialized services available to assist you in insuring student wellness and school safety.
- Disaster Service Worker Brochure (PDF)
- California Department of Education FERPA Concepts and Resources (Link to CDE)
- U.S. Department of Education Family Policy Compliance Office General Guidance for Families (Link to ED)
- U.S. Department of Education Resources for Staff and Educators of Public K-12 Schools and School Districts (Link to ED)
- PREPaRE Model The PREPaRE model is a sequential, hierarchical approach to school crisis preparedness. This infographic illustrates its application when responding to the stress generated by a global pandemic.
- Safe Schools - 7 Step Planning Process (PDF)
- Comprehensive Safe Schools Planning Checklist (Word)
- Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center The REMS Center supports safe and supportive learning environments for children, faculty, staff, and others by building preparedness capacity (including prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery efforts) of schools, school districts, and institutions of higher education, and their community partners at the local, state, and Federal levels, and serving as the primary source of information dissemination for schools and districts.
- REMS TA Toolkit (PDF)
- NEW! U.S. Department of Education "The Role of Districts in Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans" (aka "District Guide") (PDF)
- NEW! U.S. Department of Education "Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans" (aka "School Guide") (PDF) (Webinar)